RRB NTPC 2019 1st Stage CBT Exam Pattern and Detailed Syllabus: Also Check Minimum Qualifying Marks, Negative Marking & Normalization Process

RRB NTPC 2019 1st Stage Syllabus
Dear Students, We are sharing RRB NTPC 2019 Exam Pattern and Detailed Syllabus of 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) which is Common for all notified posts of this CEN 01/2019. Also sharing Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories.

RRB NTPC 2019 1st Stage CBT Exam Pattern(Questions Distribution Subjectwise and Marking Scheme):
Sr. No.
Name of the Section
No. of Questions
No. of Marks
Composite Time Duration
General Awareness
40(1 Question=1 Marks)

       90 Minutes
30(1 Question=1 Marks)
General Intelligence and Reasoning
30(1 Question=1 Marks)
100 Questions
100 Marks
1.5 Hour

The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.
RRB NTPC 2019(Negative Marking):
The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers. There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

RRB NTPC 2019(Normalization Process of 1st Stage CBT):
The 1st Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts. The normalized score of 1st Stage CBT shall be used for short listing of candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit. Candidates who are shortlisted for 2nd Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM shall continue to be considered only against OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM for all subsequent stages of recruitment process.

Short listing of Candidates for various stages shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them whenever CBT is conducted in multiple sessions for the same syllabus. The normalization scheme to be adopted for 1st Stage CBT and 2nd Stage CBT is detailed in following paragraphs.

In 1st Stage CBT, for some 7 th CPC Levels in 2nd Stage CBT and for CBAT, the examination may have to be conducted in multiple sessions. For these multisession papers, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions. The formula for calculating the normalized marks for the multi-session papers is detailed below:

RRB NTPC 2019 Detailed Syllabus:
The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:
a. Mathematics(RRB NTPC 2019 Syllabus):
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.

b. General Intelligence and Reasoning(RRB NTPC 2019 Syllabus):
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.

c. General Awareness(RRB NTPC 2019 Syllabus):
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.

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories(RRB NTPC 2019): UR-40%, EWS40%, OBC (Non creamy layer) -30%, SC-30%, ST-25%. These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.