RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022: CBT 1, 2 Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022: CBT 1, 2 Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme

ByNeha Uppal  |  Updated on: Apr 18, 2022
RRB NTPC exam pattern 2022 is released by the officials. Check the latest RRB NTPC pattern for CBT 1 and 2 here along with the marking scheme. Get to know the RRB NTPC exam pattern for CBAT and typing test as well.
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RRB NTPC exam pattern 2022 is released by the board on its official website. It will provide you with all the relevant details of the upcoming exam. Every year, thousands of candidates apply for it to get a government job for the posts of Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, etc. There are four stages in the RRB NTPC exam pattern out of which the first two stages are computer-based exams followed by a skill test in stage 3 and document verification and a medical exam in the last stage. Get to know the complete RRB NTPC exam pattern for CBT 1 and CBT 2 here.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022

It is important to understand the RRB NTPC exam pattern in order to begin your preparations for the upcoming exam. We have provided detailed information on the RRB NTPC pattern, which will assist applicants in their preparation. The four stages of the selection process include the following:

  • Stage 1: Computer Based Test (CBT-1)
  • Stage 2: Computer Based Test (CBT-2)
  • Stage 3: Typing Skill Test/ Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable)
  • Stage 4: Document Verification/Medical Examination

NTPC exam pattern for all the stages is also mentioned in the official notification. The latest RRB NTPC exam pattern 2022 is as follows:

RRB NTPC Name of Posts

Level in 7th CPC

CBT-1

CBT-2

Skill Test Requirement

Junior Clerk cum Typist

2

Common for all posts

Common for all Level-2 Posts

Typing Skill Test

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

2

Junior Time Keeper

2

Trains Clerk

2

-

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

3

Separate for Level-3 Posts

-

Traffic Assistant

4

Separate for Level-4 Posts

Computer-Based Aptitude Test

Goods Guard

5

Common for Level-5 Posts

-

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

5

-

Senior Clerk cum Typist

5

Typing Skill Test

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

5

Senior Time Keeper

5

Commercial Apprentice

6

Common for Level-6 Posts

-

Station Master

6

Computer Based Aptitude Test

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022 CBT 1

The first stage of the RRB NTPC paper pattern involves a Computer Based Test. This is just a screening round i.e., the marks of CBT 1 will not be included in the final merit list. The level of questions in CBT 1 is according to the educational qualification mentioned in the specific posts. The exam pattern of RRB NTPC CBT 1 is discussed in the table below:

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

General Awareness

40

40

90 minutes

(120 minutes for PWD candidates)

Mathematics

30

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

30

Total

100

100

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Pattern

Candidates who will qualify CBT 1 will be asked to appear for CBT 2 paper. It is a multiple-choice Computer Based Test (CBT-2). The RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam pattern is discussed in the table below:

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern CBT 2

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

General Awareness

50

50

90 Minutes

Mathematics

35

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

35

Total

120

120

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBAT

Only applicants who have applied for Traffic Assistant and Station Master positions are eligible to take the RRB NTPC Computer Based Aptitude Test 2022. To qualify, candidates must get a minimum T-Score of 42 on each of the test batteries. Only applicants who pass the CBAT will be placed on a merit list, with the marks achieved in the 2nd Stage CBT obtaining 70% of the weightage and the marks achieved in the CBAT obtaining 30% of the weightage.

RRB NTPC exam pattern for CBAT includes questions in English and Hindi, and there is no negative marking in this paper.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern - Typing Test

RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test is a screening test. Candidates must be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English and 25 words per minute (WPM) in Hindi on a computer with no editing tools or spell check. Usually, eight times the number of vacancies are called for the typing test.

RRB NTPC Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of RRB NTPC includes the marks scored by candidates for each right and wrong answer in the first two stages of the NTPC exam. In the stage 1 paper, there are 100 questions in total from the following three subjects - General Awareness, Mathematics, and Reasoning. Each right answer will give a +1 mark to the candidate, while each wrong answer will deduct 1/3 mark from the scores. The minimum qualifying percentage for different categories of people is as follows: UR/EWS - 40%, OBC/SC - 30%, ST-25%.

As per the RRB NTPC pattern, there are three subjects in the Tier 2 exam carrying a total of 120 questions. Each question carries 1 mark. There is a negative marking of 1/3 mark for each wrong answer in the RRB NTPC exam pattern for stage 2. Candidates are advised to check RRB NTPC syllabus as well to have to complete understanding of the exam before starting their preparations.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern FAQs

  • The exam pattern of RRB NTPC is divided into four stages in which the first two stages are computer-based tests, stage 3 is a skill test followed by document verification, and medical examination in stage 4. It is important for candidates to go through the latest RRB NTPC paper pattern in order to prepare themselves well for the upcoming NTPC exam.

  • As per the RRB NTPC exam pattern 2022, there are three subjects that the candidates need to prepare to clear the first computer-based test - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, and Mathematics. The level of difficulty of questions depends on the post for which you have applied.

  • Tier 1 RRB NTPC exam pattern comprises a computer-based test that contains questions from 3 subjects - General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and Mathematics. There are a total of 100 questions in the stage 1 exam out of which 40 questions are from General Awareness, 30 questions each from Mathematics and Reasoning.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/3 mark in the first two stages of the RRB NTPC exam. Candidates must note that there is no negative marking in stages 3 and 4 of the exam.

  • No, Railway Recruitment Board keeps the same NTPC paper pattern every year. Candidates can start preparing for the upcoming exam referring to the exam pattern given here. If there will be any changes made by the officials, those will be posted here.

  • There are four stages in the RRB NTPC exam pattern 2022 out of which the first two stages are the most important ones which require regular preparation and revision. Candidates who clear the first two stages of the Computer Based Test (CBT) will be called for the skill test in stage 3 followed by document verification and medical examination in the final stage.

  • There are three subjects in the RRB NTPC Tier 2 exam pattern which are as follows: Mathematics, General Awareness, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. 35 questions will be asked from Mathematics and Reasoning sections each and 50 questions of General Awareness will be there.

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