RRB NTPC Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2016 for Goods Guard, ASM & Other Posts

RRB Railways Recruitment Examination 2016 will be held from 28th March to May, depending upon the zone.
  • Total Number of Job Vacancies – 18252

Now moving on to the central topic of this article, which is, Syllabus and Expected Exam Pattern of RRB Non-Technical Recruitment Examination 2016.

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has not pointed towards a clear indication of a structured syllabus for RRB NTPC Recruitment Examination 2016. But as an RRB aspirant, there is only so much time you can invest on waiting for a revert.
Hence, to help aspirants in their quest of cracking RRB NTPC Examination 2016, we have deduced the expected syllabus for the upcoming railways examination.
Keep in mind that this is not the official RRB Syllabus for Non-Technical Recruitment Examination. But we are quite certain that it covers all the essential topics which are central towards the non-technical recruitment exam. We will talk about the expected exam pattern first, followed by a detailed account on RRB Non-Technical Recruitment Exam Syllabus.

RRB NTPC 2016 Expected Exam Pattern

From our deduction of previous years’ RRB NTPC Examinations, RRB Non-Technical Recruitment Examination 2016 will comprise of 100 Questions. There will be 4 sections with variable number of questions. Those sections are as follows:
  1. Arithmetic Ability
  2. Reasoning & General Intelligence
  3. General Awareness
  4. General Science
The total exam duration has been set to 90 minutes. Refer to the table below to understand the number of questions allotted to each section and the corresponding marks they carry.
 Name of the Section Number of Questions asked Marks allotted
 Arithmetic Ability 20 20
 Reasoning & General Intelligence 25 25
 General Awareness 30 30
 General Science 25 25
From the table above, we can clearly see one thing – General Awareness is extremely crucial as the number of questions are highest from this section.
Marking Scheme: There are 2 particular norms which you need to look for in the upcoming RRB NTPC Recruitment Examination 2016.
  • For every correct answer, +1 mark will be rewarded.
  • For every incorrect answer, one-third mark will be deducted from the total score.
For sectional and overall cutoff marks, we will discuss later on.

RRB NTPC Examination 2016 Syllabus

As mentioned above, there are 4 sections in RRB Non-Technical Recruitment Exam. There are a number of topics from each section which a candidate needs to know about in order to solve questions. Here we go.

1. Arithmetic Ability 

In RRB NTPC Exam, this section consist of questions based on Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation. You need to leverage both speed and accuracy to solve questions in time.
  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Line Graphs, tables etc.)
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance (Boats & Streams, Trains etc.)
  • Pipe & Cistern
  • Profit & Loss
  • Margins & Discounts
  • Simplification
  • Speed Calculation
  • Averages
  • Problems on Age
  • Linear/ Quadratic Equations
  • Simple/ Compound Interest
  • Area & Volume

2. Reasoning & General Intelligence

The exam syllabus is quite vast for Reasoning and General Intelligence Section. The best way to go about it would be to solve previous years papers to know the type of questions asked in RRB NTPC Recruitment Exam.
  • Analogy
  • Equality/Inequality
  • Classification of Odd pair
  • Syllogism
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Decision Making
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Visual Reasoning (Pattern Detection, Hidden Images, Embedded Images, Mirror Images, Figure Matrix etc.)
  • Statement Argument
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Statement Interference
  • Problem Solving
  • Eligibility Test
  • Verbal & Visual Analysis
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Sitting /Circular Arrangements
  • Puzzles/Complex Arrangement



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