RRB NTPC Exam 2020 Official Dates Released: 35208 Vacancies – Complete Details

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RRB NTPC 2020 Exam dates were finally released after a long wait. RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) which conducts the RRB NTPC 2020 Exam (non – Technical Popular Categories) will conduct the exams starting from December 15, 2020, onwards.

The official notification for the RRB NTPC came at the start of 2019 and the application process started in the month of March, 2019.

The Following is the official excerpt from the “Ministry of Railways” which was released during the official meeting that happened yesterday. 

Indian Railways is going to start computer-based tests for notified vacancies from 15th December 2020.

Indian Railways had notified 3 types of vacancies. These were 35208 for NTPC (nontechnical popular categories like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks etc), 1663 for Isolated & Ministerial categories (Steno & Teaches etc) and 103769 for Level 1 vacancies (track maintainers, pointsman etc).

In all RRBs had notified a total of 1.40 lakh such vacancies for NTPC categories, Level-1 Posts, and isolated and miscellaneous categories. Against the above vacancies, RRBs had received more than 2.40 crore applications. The Computer Based Test (CBT) for the above vacancies had to be deferred due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown which was imposed throughout the country.

Scrutiny of the applications had been completed but the process of further examination had got delayed due to covid related restrictions.

RRBs of Railways is committed to holding the CBT for all the notified vacancies and have been actively assessing the ground situation imposed due to pandemic.

Now that experience of conduct examination for the JEE for IITs and NEET is there, it was felt that Railways too can start the process which had to be stopped due to COVID pandemic.

SOPs for the conduct of examination of this magnitude are being framed. Norms of social distancing and other protocols prescribed by the various Central and State authorities need to be followed which are essential in the interest of safety of candidates.

Railway now proposes to commence 1st stage online computer-based tests from 15 December, 2020 and necessary action has been initiated in this regard.

RRB NTPC Exam Dates 2020

RRB NTPC Events Dates
NTPC Exam Date 15 December 2020
NTPC Exam (Stage II) CBT (Computer Based Test) – To be Annouced
NTPC Admit Card To be announced soon

Posts Available for RRB NTPC 2020Recruitment

Category No. Name of the post
1 Commercial Apprentice
2 Station Master
3 Goods Guard
4 Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist
5 Senior Clerk Cum Typist
6 Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk
7 Senior Time Keeper
8 Traffic Assistant
9 Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk
10 Accounts Clerk Cum Typist
11 Junior Clerk Cum Typist
12 Junior Time Keeper
13 Trains Clerk

RRB NTPC 2020– Post & Vacancy Details

  • Name of the Post Category: NTPC
  • Total No of Vacancies: 35,227

Under Graduate Posts:

Note: 12th/ HSC is the Minimum Educational Qualification for the Under Graduate Posts

Posts Vacancies Level in 7th CPC Initial Pay
Junior Clerk Cum Typist 4319 2 Rs. 19900
Accounts Clerk cum typist 760 2 Rs. 19900
Junior Time Keeper 17 2 Rs. 19900
Trains Clerk 592 2 Rs. 19900
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk 4940 3 Rs. 21700
Total 10628

Graduate Posts:

Note: Graduate / a University Degree holders are eligible to apply for Graduate Posts mentioned below.

Posts Vacancies Level in 7th CPC Initial Pay
Traffic Assistant 88 4 Rs. 25500
Goods Guard 5748 5 Rs. 29200
Ticket Clerk 5638 5 Rs. 29200
Senior Clerk cum Typist 2873 5 Rs. 29200
Junior Accountant Assistant Cum Typist 3164 5 Rs. 29200
Senior Time Keeper 14 5 Rs. 29200
Commercial Apprentice 259 6 Rs. 35400
Station Master 6865 6 Rs. 35400
Total 24649

RRB NTPC 2020- Selection Process

Aspirants opting for RRB NTPC should know the Selection Procedure of the recruitment. Students will be selected based on the marks scored in the first & second stage whereas other stages will be qualifying in nature. 

There will be two-stage Computer Based Test (CBT) followed by Skill Test (Computer based Aptitude Test for Station Master and Traffic Assistant, Typing Skill Test for Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper).

Lastly, there will be document verification and medical examination.

For Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Commercial Apprentice, there shall be two-stage CBT followed by document verification and medical examination.

Also Normalization will also play an important factor in this RRB NTPC Recruitment 2020.

RRB NTPC 2020: CBT-1 Exam Pattern

Subject Questions Duration
General Awareness 40 90 Minutes
Mathematics 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
Total Marks 100

Each question will carry one mark, and there is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for the wrong answer. 

RRB NTPC 2020: CBT-2 Exam Pattern

Subject Questions Duration
General Awareness 50 90 Minutes
Mathematics 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35
Total Marks 120

Short Listing for Various Stages:

RRB wise short listing of candidates for 2nd Stage CBT shall be done at the rate of 20 times the vacancies (may increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration). The short listing for 2nd Stage CBT will be based on the merit of the candidates in 1st Stage CBT.

The short listing for Skill Tests such as Computer based Aptitude Test and Typing Skill Test shall be to the extent of 8 times the vacancies (may increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration) based on the merit of the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT.

RRB NTPC 2020 Admit Cards

RRB NTPC 2020 Admit Cards will be released two weeks before the exam dates at its Zonal Websites:

RRB Website
Ahmedabad www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in
Ajmer www.rrbajmer.gov.in
Allahabad www.rrbald.gov.in
Bangalore www.rrbbnc.gov.in
Bhopal www.rrbbpl.nic.in
Bhubaneswar www.rrbbbs.gov.in
Bilaspur www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in
Chandigarh www.rrbcdg.gov.in
Chennai www.rrbchennai.gov.in
Gorakhpur www.rrbgkp.gov.in
Guwahati www.rrbguwahati.gov.in
Jammu – Srinagar www.rrbjammu.nic.in
Kolkata www.rrbkolkata.gov.in
Malda www.rrbmalda.gov.in
Mumbai www.rrbmumbai.gov.in
Muzaffarpur www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in
Patna www.rrbpatna.gov.in
Ranchi www.rrbranchi.gov.in
Secunderabad www.rrbsecunderabad.nic.in
Siliguri www.rrbsiliguri.org
Thiruvananthapuram www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020

RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1 Exam Syllabus has been provided for your reference below. 

General Awareness

  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Games and Sports
  • Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system
  • General Scientific and Technological
  • Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other
  • important World Organizations, Art and
  • Culture of India
  • Indian Literature
  • Monuments and Places of India
  • General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)
  • History of India and Freedom Struggle
  • Physical
  • Social and Economic Geography of India and World
  • Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations
  • Transport Systems in India
  • Indian Economy
  • Famous Personalities of India and World
  • Flagship Government Programs
  • Flora and Fauna of India
  • Important
  • Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.


  • Number System
  • Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss
  • Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics etc.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical
  • Reasoning, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency
  • Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Maps
  • Interpretation of Graphs etc

RRB NTPC 2020 – Direct Links

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2020– Official Notification

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