How to Prepare General Awareness for RRB NTPC 2019-20 Exam?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

RRB NTPC General Awareness: RRB NTPC 2019-20 Exam dates are out. Only 3 months time are left and to secure the seat you should start your preparation without any delay. In this article, we will discuss the ways by which we can tackle the General Awareness Section for RRB NTPC 2020 Exam.

Latest Update

September 05, 2020: RRB NTPC Stage 1 exam date announced, exam to be conducted on December 15, 2020. Get more details about the exam date

Let us first start with the very basic details of this exam. For all those who have gone through the notification must be knowing that the exam will be conducted in different stages, the first stage of which is common for all. Let us go through the stage I details:-

RRB NTPC Stage I Exam Pattern

Subjects Questions Marks Duration
General Awareness 40 40 90 Minutes
Mathematics 30 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100
  • Each question will carry 1 Mark.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.33 marks.
  • The 1st Stage CBT is of screening nature.
  • Stage I is common for all posts.
  • Stage I marks will be normalized.

Let us go through the tips & tricks which will help you in combating the competition in the best possible manner. 

How to Prepare General Awareness for RRB NTPC 2019-20

1. Go through the Previous Years’ Papers

Previous Years’ Papers form a blueprint for any exam preparation. It is advisable for every aspirant to first take a glance at the papers to know the level and the kind of questions that are usually asked in the examination. Analyzing previous years papers will go a long way in your preparation and will help you attain the desired scores. Also, you will be an advantage if you get the same question in your examination. Feels good, Right!!!! 

2. Try to be inquisitive about important things happening around you

Current affairs are an integral part of any govt competitive examination. Sadly, it is not taken that seriously from the aspirant’s perspective. If you are appearing for RRB NTPC exam you must know about the recent developments of the country and its relations with the neighbours. Try to read 10-15 major news on a daily basis. If you are having limited time and do not wish to read the entire newspaper, then you can visit our daily GK updates section on a regular basis. Refrain from overburdening yourself by reading 1000+ Current affairs in the last few days. 

Do not forget to download as part of your preparation artillery: List of Monthly Current Affairs Questions PDF (2020)

3. Maintain a diary for important notes

It is important for you to organize yourself first so you can reap the maximum benefits out of any examination. Maintaining a diary is one such hobby that will help you in getting your mind on track. You can enlist the important topics that are important for this examination and direct your study in that specific direction. This will help you from engaging in pointless discussions. 

4. Make mind maps for things difficult to remember

There are times when we face difficulty in remembering the topic and over the period of time we lose interest from the topic. You need to face the problem to solve the problem. Enlist the difficult topics that don’t interest you. Try to devise your own mind maps by making very short notes and linking it with the related topics. Try to get as comfortable with the topic as you can. It will start reflecting on your scores in times to come. 

5. Practice Quizzes in your leisure time

We often play video games in our leisure time but forget that it is not changing anything around us or within us. If we are not gaining anything out of the habit, we must abandon it. There are various substitutions available for an aspirant to break this habit. Engage yourself in Practicing quizzes instead and compete with your friends having the same area of interest to make it an enjoyable activity. Challenge your friends on any topic and try to have a discussion on that topic.

6. Revise & Re-revise till your D-Day

Revision plays an important role in our day to day life. We have a strong tendency to forget things if we do not revise things. So, make it a habit to revise things until it gets imprinted in your memory. To help you prepare efficiently for the upcoming RRB NTPC Exam, BYJU’S Exam Prep has introduced an RRB NTPC Daily Study Plan which you can follow and take notes from. 

7. Mock Tests

Gain confidence by practising mock tests on a weekly basis. This will help you in gaining confidence and not repeating the same mistakes in the final exam. It will also help you in knowing your strong and weak areas. Make it a habit of taking mock tests at least twice a week for better results. 


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Finally, we will sum up the article by encouraging you to take it as a golden opportunity to get your dream job. It is not necessary that the Railways Board will publish RRB NTPC Recruitment every year. Hence, take it as a final call and start your preparation now.

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