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RRB NTPC Exam 2024 Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus


Indian Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB NTPC examination to fill job vacancies in various positions in the field of Non-Technical Popular Categories.

Candidates aspiring to get a job position in RRB NTPC need to pass the RRB NTPC examination conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board. There is a total of 9 job positions available in the Non-Technical popular categories such as Traffic Apprentice, Enquiry- Cum-Reservation Clerk, Goods Guard, Commercial Apprentice, Senior – Clerk-Cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant -Cum -Typist, Assistant Station Master, Traffic Assistant, Senior Time Keeper.

Let’s see about RRB NTPC syllabus, Eligibility requirements, Age limit, exam date, application, registration and admit card.

Name of the ExaminationRRB NTPC
Exam Conducting AuthorityRailway Recruitment Board
Examination ModeOnline (Computer Based Test)

RRB NTPC Application 2024

The application for RRB NTPC should be submitted online through the RRB official website. The application process will start in March 2024.

RRB Application Fee 2024

For unreserved and OBC candidatesRs. 500/-
For SC/ST candidatesRs. 250/-

RRB NTPC Exam Eligibility Criteria

RRB NTPC Age Limit

The lower and upper age limit is mandated for each post in the RRB NTPC category. As per the official document, the candidates should be in the age range of 18 – 32 years old to be eligible for applying RRB NTPC. The upper age limit is relaxable under special provisions on submitting requisite documents.

RRB NTPC Age Relaxation

  • The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ST candidates
  • The upper age limit is relaxable up to 3 years for OBC candidates.
  • For Ex-Servicemen, the upper age limit is relaxable up to the extent of years serviced with an additional of 3 years.
  • For Residents of Jammu & Kashmir who have ordinarily been domiciled from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989, the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years.
  • The upper age limit is relaxable by 10 years for a person with disabilities in the unreserved category, and 15 years for SC/ST candidates with disabilities.
  • The upper age limit for widows or legally separated but not remarried in the unreserved category is 35 years and 38 years for OBC candidates, and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.
  • For serving Group “C” and erstwhile Group “D” Railway staffs, Casual Labour, and substitutes, the upper age limit is 40 years for unreserved category, 43 years for OBC Category and 45 years for SC/ST, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service.
  • However, no age relaxation is allowed for SC/ST/OBC candidates applying for unreserved vacancies.

RRB NTPC Educational Qualification

  • The candidates should have attended a formal 12 years of school education and passed the examination from any recognized Board/University/institute in India.
  • For graduate-level posts, the candidates must have a graduate degree from any recognized university

RRB NTPC Examination Syllabus

  1. Railway General Knowledge
  2. Current Affairs
  3. General Knowledge and Awareness
    1. History
    2. Indian Polity
    3. Geography
    4. Indian Economy
    5. General Science
  4. General Intelligence and Reasoning
    1. Analogy Test
    2. Classification
    3. Alphabetical Series Test
    4. Number Series Test
    5. Coding-Decoding Test
    6. Mathematical Operation
    7. Direction Sense Test
    8. Blood Relation Test
    9. Matrix
    10. Ranking Test
    11. Logical sequence of words
    12. Venn Diagram
    13. Syllogism
    14. Statement-conclusions
    15. Cube and Dice
    16. Time and Calendar
    17. Finding the Missing Number
    18. Counting of Figures
  5. Elementary Mathematics
    1. Number System
    2. HCF & LCM
    3. Decimal Fraction
    4. Simplification
    5. Power & Exponents
    6. Surds and Indices
    7. Average
    8. Ratio & Proportion
    9. Percentage
    10. Profit-Loss and Discount
    11. Simple Interest
    12. Compound Interest
    13. Problems Based on Ages
    14. Alligation Mixture
    15. Time and Work
    16. Pipes and Cisterns
    17. Time and Distance
    18. Trains
    19. Boats and Streams
    20. Mensuration: Volume and Surface Area
    21. Variation of chain rule

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2024

The RRB NTPC exam is conducted in three stages which are:

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • Typing Test

The RRB NTPC 2024 stage 1 Exam Pattern consists of 3 Sections – General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence & Reasoning. There will be 40 questions from General Awareness while Mathematics and General Intelligence & Reasoning will account for 30 questions each. The Total Duration for RRB NTPC Stage 1 Exam is 90 minutes.

.The RRB NTPC 2024 stage 2 Exam Pattern also consists of all the 3 sections from the Stage 1 exam. However, there will be 50 questions in the General Awareness section and 35 questions each in Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning sections.

The typing test will be held to check the typing skills of the candidates for the mentioned posts

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