RRB NTPC Typing Test 2023: Exam Date, Result, Speed, Software

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

RRB NTPC Typing Test is a crucial part of the selection process. Candidates who qualify RRB NTPC CBT 1 and 2 will be eligible to appear for this stage. However, not all candidates will have to participate in it. RRB NTPC Typing Test is only for those candidates who have opted for Level 2 and Level 5 jobs. It is an essential part of the selection procedure and candidates must know about it to ensure they are able to perform well.

RRB NTPC Typing Test requires candidates to choose a language and type in the prescribed speed and format. The RRB NTPC typing test speed and software are decided by the Railway Recruitment Board as per their requirements. If you are wondering what more this test entails, then you can go through this article. We have provided details such as RRB NTPC Typing Test date, pattern, etc. below. 

RRB NTPC Typing Test

RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test is the third stage of the RRB NTPC selection Process for specific posts of levels 2 and 5. It is the Computer-Based Typing Skill Test, also known as CBTST. RRB will evaluate the typing skills of candidates and their typing speed. It is not compulsory for all the posts. RRB Typing Test date 2023 will be out after CBT 1 and 2 are conducted. 

RRB NTPC Typing Test Details

As mentioned above, the RRB NTPC typing test is not mandatory for all posts. Only candidates who have applied for the following posts of levels 2 and 5 are required to appear for the NTPC typing skill test  

  • Level 2 Posts: Junior Clerk Cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper
  • Level 5 Posts: Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accountant Assistant Cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper

RRB NTPC Typing Test Date

RRB will conduct NTPC Typing Test 2023 soon after the CBT exams are done. Last year, the RRB NTPC typing test data was in the month of August from the 12th onwards. We will be updating the important details regarding the test below as soon as they are out.


RRB NTPC Typing Test Date

RRB NTPC Notification

To be announced

RRB NTPC Exam Date

To be announced

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Date

To be announced

RRB NTPC Typing Test Date

To be announced

RRB NTPC Typing Test Result

Candidates who will participate in the RRB NTPC typing test will be able to download their results from the official website. Authorities generally release the final result a few weeks after the test is administered. We will be updating the direct link to download RRB NTPC typing test result 2023 here upon release.

RRB NTPC Typing Test Notice

Candidates who are awaiting to appear for RRB NTPC typing test will be notified about it soon. They will be provided with an RRB NTPC typing test notice regarding all the information about the exam. We will be providing the notice of RRB NTPC typing test PDF as soon as it is released by the authorities here.

>RRB NTPC Typing Test PDF (To be released)

RRB NTPC Typing Test Speed

The RRB NTPC typing test online uses a standardised procedure for word counting. The standard for word counting is 5 strokes for each word. Within the allotted 10 minutes, candidates must type a minimum of 300 words (or 1500 strokes) in English at a speed of 30 words per minute OR 250 words (or 1250 strokes) in Hindi at the permitted speed of 25 words per minute.

RRB NTPC Typing Test Pattern

The total number of candidates shortlisted for the RRB NTPC Typing Test is equal to eight times the number of vacancies for each of the communities. Let us check the pattern of the typing test given below

  • RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test (TST) is of a qualifying nature, i.e. marks obtained by candidates in typing skill test shall not be added for making merit. 
  • The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi
  • Candidates should be able to type on Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell-check facility.
  • Candidates who are going to appear for the Railway typing test online in Hindi language, Kruti Dev and Mangal font shall be made available for typing skill test on Personal Computer.
  • PwBD candidates can opt for the typing skill test exemption provided they submit the exemption certificate in the proper format within the stipulated time.
  • The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualified in the TST or TST-exempted PwBD candidates based on performance in 2nd Stage CBT.
  • It is suggested that candidates choose font size 12 and a standard font style. Candidates should use the Krutidev or Mangal fonts with a font size of 14 for the Hindi typing test on a computer.
  • Ten minutes are allotted for the RRB NTPC Typing Test.
  • Candidates who do not pass the typing speed test will be disqualified from consideration for the positions of Senior Clerk-cum-Typist and Junior Account Assistant-cum-Typist.
  • After the test, the candidates must hand the model passing paper and their transcripts back to the invigilator.

Railway Typing Test Language

Candidates are given a choice of either English or Hindi for the RRB NTPC typing test. English will be used as the default typing language if a candidate does not select a language within the allotted time. Candidates are recommended to carefully consider their language selection. The choice cannot be modified once the language for the RRB NTPC typing test has been chosen.

RRB NTPC Typing Test Online Link

The link to choose the language option as the preferred language will be activated by the Railway Recruitment Boards. Candidates must choose the language before the last date to avoid complications. RRB NTPC typing test online link will be updated here for the candidates upon release.

RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test Evaluation

5% error of the total words typed may be disregarded; after that, the total words typed are deducted by the total number of words for each mistake in order to determine the final speed according to the example or formula.

Candidates’ transcripts won’t be assessed if they don’t type 300 words (or 1500 strokes) of English or 250 words (or 1250 strokes) of Hindi in the allotted period.

Hope this was useful, stay tuned for more updates!


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