RRB NTPC 2021 Exam (CBT-2)

RRB NTPC 2021 Exam (CBT-2) Put on Hold: As per the official notification released by Railway Recruitment Board, upcoming Computer Based Test of RRB NTPC 2019-21 Exam have been put on hold due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Let’s look at the latest exam pattern & syllabus of RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT in detail.

RRB NTPC 2021 Exam (CBT-2) Put on Hold: Railway Recruitment Board has officially notified that it has put on hold the upcoming CBT for RRB NTPC 2019 Exam. The official notification stated that “The recruitment process has commenced from December 2020 after easing of restrictions imposed on account of COVID 19 and is being held in phases. Further scheduling of CBT has been held up because of various restrictions imposed by the affected states due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic once again. Candidates are hereby informed that further scheduling of examinations will be advised in due course once the restrictions imposed by various states are eased.”

RRB NTPC 2021 CBT-1 Exam was conducted in 6 Phases from 20th December 2020 to 8th April 2021.

RRB NTPC 2020-21 CBT-1 Exam Dates
CBT-1 Phases Dates No. of Candidates
Phase-1 28th Dec 2020 to 13th Jan 2021 Over 23 Lakh
Phase-2 16th Jan to 30th Jan 2021 Over 27 Lakh
Phase-3 31st Jan to 12th Feb 2021 Over 28 Lakh
Phase-4 15th Feb to 3rd Mar 2021 Over 16 Lakh
Phase-5 4th to 27th Mar 2021 Over 19 Lakh
Phase-6 1st to 8th Apr 2021 Over 6 Lakh
Total 6 Phases from Dec 2020 to Apr 2021 Over 1.19 Crore Candidates

Shortlisting of Candidates for the 2nd Stage CBT shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in 1st Stage CBT and the options for various posts exercised by them keeping in view the educational qualification of the candidate i.e. 10+2 or Graduate. The total number of candidates to be shortlisted shall be 20 times the community-wise vacancies of posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT cum choice of posts. The normalized score of 1st Stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit.

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT 2019-20 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

(Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)


General Awareness


1 Hour 30 Minutes

(2 Hours for PwBD Candidates)



General Intelligence and Reasoning



120 Questions of 120 marks


RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT 2021 Syllabus

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:

Subjects (120 Marks)


General Awareness

(50 Marks)

Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, 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, 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, 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.


(35 Marks)

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 (35 Marks)

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.

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