Will the RRB NTPC marks of CBT 1 be Added in CBT 2?

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : April 20th, 2022

RRB NTPC exam is one of the most popular exams in the life of many aspirants who prepare for different government examinations especially SSC and Railway ExamsRRB NTPC exam is held to recruit different RRB NTPC posts such as Commercial Apprentice, Senior clerk cum typist, junior accounts assistant cum typist, Senior timekeeper, junior clerk cum typist, accounts clerk cum typist and junior time keeper posts. And the exam has different skill tests associated with each post.

RRB has already announced the RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam dates for Pay Level 4 and 6 posts, i.e. 9th and 10th May 2022.

There are two main stages in RRB NTPC Selection Process which are the Computer-based test stage 1 and computer-based test stage 2, out of which RRB NTPC CBT -1 is qualifying in nature which means a candidate needs to score the minimum qualifying score in order to get through the stage.

Check: RRB NTPC previous years cut-off

Highlights of RRB NTPC Exam:

Parameter

Details

Name of the ExamRRB NTPC  
RRB NTPC Selection Process
  • Stage 1: CBT 1
  • Stage 2: CBT 2
  • Stage 3: Skill Test
  • Stage 4: Document Verification
 RRB NTPC CBT 1
  • Type of Questions: Objective type questions
  • Total Number of Questions: 100
  • Sections: 
    • General Awareness: 40 qs
    • Mathematics: 30 qs
    • General Intelligence and Reasoning: 30 qs
  • Total Number of Marks: 100 Marks
  • Negative Marking: 1/3 mark for each wrong answer
  • Total Time: 90 Minutes and 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates
  • Qualifying in nature
 RRB NTPC CBT 2
  • Type of Questions: Objective type questions
  • Total Number of Questions: 120
  • Sections: 
    • General Awareness: 50 qs
    • Mathematics: 35 qs
    • General Intelligence and Reasoning: 35 qs
  • Total Number of Marks: 120 Marks
  • Negative Marking: 1/3 mark for each wrong answer
  • Total Time: 90 Minutes and 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates
  • Marks obtained in CBT 2 will be added in the Final merit list
Typing Skill Test 
  • Qualifying nature
  • 30 words per minute
    (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer only without editing
    tools and spell check facility
  • Performace in the skill test will be considered in the final merit list

Will the RRB NTPC marks of CBT 1 be Added in CBT 2?

Before answering the question, let us understand the selection process followed by the RRB to select candidates to appear for RRB NTPC CBT 2 

RRB NTPC Selection Process for Selecting Candidates for RRB NTPC CBT 2 

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam is qualifying in nature. The normalized score of 1st Stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit

There are two important aspects of the selection process for Candidates at RRB NTPC CBT 1 Level to appear for RRB NTPC CBT 2

RRB NTPC Minimum Qualifying Marks

RRB NTPC minimum qualifying marks vary for different categories i.e., it is 40% for general and EWS, 30% for OBC & SC category, and 25 % for ST category. The term ‘Qualifying’ clears that the scores for the stage I CBT of the RRB NTPC exam will not be a part of the final merit score. It does not mean that there will not be any cut-off for this stage. Of course, there will be a cut-off score which an individual has to clear.

Please Note: These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of a shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

RRB NTPC Normalization Process

Also, Since the exam would be conducted in different shifts the difficulty level of the different shifts might vary and the one with the easiest shift will get benefited by it the most but it is not so, there is a separate process which the board follows and that procedure includes normalisation. The raw scores across different shifts are normalised in order to bring them at par with the other shifts. The railway recruitment uses a normalisation formula which is different for different organisations.

RRB NTPC Normalization Formula:

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RRB NTPC CBT-1 Cut off 

After calculating normalised scores of candidates based on the various factors, RRB releases category-wise final cut-off marks list of RRB NTPC CBT 1. Based on the final cut off RRB selects the number of candidates equal to 20 times the community-wise vacancies of posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT cum choice of posts.

Check: Region-wise RRB NTPC CBT 1 Result and Cut off

Coming back to our question, No RRB NTPC CBT 1 marks will not be added to the final merit list of the RRB NTPC Exam.

So, the crux of the RRB NTPC exam CBT stage I is as follows:

  • It is qualifying in nature i.e., the marks do not add up to the final merit list
  • There will be a cut-off score for this stage
  • There is a certain percentage for each category for CBT stage 1 of the RRB NTPC exam
  • The raw scores obtained by the candidates in different shifts are subject to normalisation

RRB is expected to release the RRB NTPC final answer key 2021 along with the RRB NTPC CBT 1 Cut-off 2021 very soon. Stay Tuned for the latest updates. 

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FAQs

  • No, Only stage RRB NTPC CBT- 1 is qualifying in nature and the RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam makes up for the final merit list. 

  • The qualifying percentage for the EWS category in RRB NTPC CBT-1 is the same as the qualifying percentage for the General category and it is set as 40 % which means one needs to score 40% marks of the total RRB NTPC exam marks to get through the stage. Not only this, one needs to qualify the cut-off score too to qualify for the next stage.

  • Yes, if you think you are eligible for more than one post then you can apply for multiple posts. 

  • Yes,  RRB NTPC CBT 1 is qualifying in nature which is used to screen candidates for the RRB NTPC CBT 2 stage.

  • RRB NTPC CBT 1 stage holds 100 marks.

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