The Railway Recruitment Board administers the Railway NTPC and other railway examinations, providing candidates with an opportunity to join India's government sector (Indian Railways). The RRB NTPC 2019 Recruitment is aimed at individuals with a Graduate Degree from a recognized university.

The RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Exam is held by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) to fill various auxiliary positions in the Indian Railways. The following positions are being filled:

  • Junior Clerk cum Typist

  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist

  • Junior Time Keeper

  • Trains Clerk

  • Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

  • Senior Clerk cum Typist

  • Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

  • Senior Time Keeper

  • Commercial Apprentice

  • Station Master

  • Traffic Assistant

  • Goods Guard

  • Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

These RRB NTPC roles are responsible for keeping the Indian Railways' well-oiled machinery operation, hence they play an important role in the day-to-day operations.

Recently RRB declared the revised result of the NTPC CBT 1 exam and the second stage of the RRB NTPC exam would be held tentatively in May 2022. Exams for each pay level will be held at fair intervals. The CBT 2 roll numbers will be the same as the CBT 1 roll numbers. In this article, we will discuss the NTPC CBT 2 Exam pattern, syllabus & some tips for exam preparation.

RRB NTPC 2022 Vacancy Details

Railway has released the vacancy to 35,281 for the posts of NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) through Railway NTPC Exam, according to the current notification of RRB posted on 12th January 2022. Before, the number of vacancies advertised for the RRB NTPC Exam was 35,208. The number of vacancies for RRB NTPC Exam 2022 has been updated to 35,281, with the ExSM vacancy decreased to zero and the PwBD vacancy lowered to zero for Category No.3 in Level - 5 as the PwBD are not appropriate for the job.

A. Posts for undergraduates with a minimum educational qualification of 12th (+2 Stage) or equivalent examination and an age range of 18 to 30 years

Total Vacancies S. No. Name of the post Level in the 7th CPC Initial pay (Rs.) Medical Standard (All RRBs)

S. No.Name of the postLevel in 7th CPCInitial pay (Rs.)Medical StandardTotal Vacancies(All RRBs)
1Junior Time Keeper219900C-211
2Junior Clerk cum Typist219900C-24300
3Accounts Clerk cum Typist219900C-2760
4Trains Clerk219900A-3592
5Commercial cum Ticket Clerk321700B-24940
Grand Total10603

B. Post for Graduate with Minimum Educational Qualification of a University Degree or its equivalent and Age between 18 to 33 Years as on 01.07.2019.

S. No.Name of the post**Level in 7th CPCInitial pay (Rs.)**Medical StandardTotal Vacancies(All RRBs)
1Traffic Assistant425500A-288
2Goods Guard529200A-25748
3Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk529200B-25638
4Junior Account Assistant cum Typist529200C-23147
5Senior Clerk cum Typist529200C-22854
6Senior Time Keeper529200C-26
7Commercial Apprentice635400B-2259
8Station Master635400A-26865
Grand Total24605

CBT 2 Overview

Each of the 7th CPC levels, i.e. levels 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, will have a separate CBT 2 conducted by the RRB. The CBT 2 will be the same for all postings at the same level of the 7th CPC. The time duration is 90 minutes to complete the exam. The duration is 120 minutes for eligible PwBD candidates who are accompanied by a scribe.

Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC CBT 2 will include a total of 120 questions. General Awareness, Mathematics,, and General Intelligence and Reasoning are the three subjects covered by these questions. The table below shows the subject-by-subject breakdown of questions.

SubjectNo. of Questions Asked
General Awareness50
General Intelligence and Reasoning35

This table is simply a guide; the real question paper may differ slightly. Each question will be worth one point, however, each erroneous answer will be penalized by a third of a point. The questions will all be of the objective type.


The official notice has a full syllabus for RRB NTPC CBT 2. The MCQs, on the other hand, are likely to feature questions about the themes listed below.

General Awareness - National and International Current Events, Games and Sports, Indian Art and Culture, Indian Literature, Indian Monuments, and Places, History of India and the Freedom Struggle (up to 10th CBSE), General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), India's and the world's physical, social, and economic geography, as well as Indian politics and governance General Scientific and Technological Developments, including India's Space and Nuclear Programs, UN and Other Important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Affecting India and the World at Large, Computer Basics and Applications, Common Abbreviations, Transportation Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Indian, and World Personalities, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Servants

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

General Intelligence and Reasoning- Analogies, Number and Alphabetical Series Completion, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, and Analytical Reasoning, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzles, Data Sufficiency, Statement-Conclusion, Statement-Courses-of-Action, Decision Making, Maps, Graph Interpretation, and so on.


  1. The test pattern and syllabus for RRB NTPC CBT 1 and CBT 2 are the same.
  2. The duration of CBT 1 and CBT 2 are the same but the number of questions in CBT 2 is higher. This suggests that one should work at speed to resolve the questionnaire.
  3. The syllabus and topics under all three categories CBT 1 and CBT 2 are the same. The main difference lies in the level of difficulty of the questions. This suggests that candidates should continue to review CBT-1 notes and pay more attention to details and try to study topics in more depth.
  4. The cut-off score for NTPC CBT-1 is 75-80 which is about 75-80% of all marks, and the cut-off scope for NTPC CBT 2 marks is 70-85 which is about 58 - 70% of the total. This suggests that the number of CBT 1 attempts is higher than the number of CBT 2 attempts.
  5. The difference in cut-off revealed a difference in the level of difficulty in both of these tests. In CBT-1 the number of simple questions is higher and in CBT-2 the number of intermediate questions is higher.
  6. After learning about the detailed differences between CBT-1 and CBT-2 and the clever distribution in the questionnaire, let's learn how we can use this information in our favor and make high marks in the upcoming RRB NTPC CBT-2. In the coming months, the preparation process should be based on the following three pillars that can make a difference.

There are 3 most important key points to crack this exam -

  • Speed ​​and accuracy
  • General Awareness
  • Review and performance