RRB NTPC Syllabus 2017-2018, Prelims/Mains Exam Pattern & NTPC Skill Test (psycho aptitude test) Questions, Sample Papers

RRB NTPC Syllabus 

What Type of Topics are Added in RRB NTPC Syllabus? Want to Know Please have a Look Below!!! Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is again ready to organize Examination for Non Technical, Staff Recruitment. We have collected proper details related to this recruitment exam such as Exam Pattern & NTPC Skill Test (psycho aptitude test) Questions, Sample Papers so this is easy for you all to check it from here below. RRB will set more competitive exam this time comparatively to Prelims Exam. As we all know that seats are limited and lacks of candidates will participate in this examination. Applicants are suggested to download exact RRB NTPC Syllabus 2017-2018 in PDF form and Exam Pattern of their Post. 

Railway Recruitment Board has organized world’s biggest Online Computer Based Test (CBT) during March and April. At first there is only one stage of exam, but due to large number of applicants it has become difficult to shortlist.  So, RRB has decided to conduct second stage exam, now there are two stages of exam that is prelims and mains that are being conducted by Railway Recruitment Board. Candidate’s first need to qualify in prelims and then shortlisted candidates will further participate in main examination. Check out the Railway Recruitment Board syllabus by following some easy steps which is well framed below by the team of www.resultinbox.com.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 

Now, have a look on RRB NTPC Prelims Exam Syllabus….!

Arithmetic Ability Syllabus Topics Covered
Profit and Loss
Pipes & Cisterns
Boats & Streams
Time & Work
Time & Distance
Problems on Ages
Data Interpretation etc

Reasoning & General Intelligence Topics Covered
Number Series.
Visual memory
Figure Classification.
Logical Sequence of Words.
Problem Solving.
Decision making
Alphabet Series.
Number Ranking.
Arithmetical Computation.
Non-Verbal Series.
Relationship Concepts.
Discriminating observation.
Arithmetical Reasoning
Arithmetical Number Series.
Verbal and Figure Classification.
Coding-Decoding etc.

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General Awareness


 Topics Covered
Indian Economy
Indian History
Indian Geography
Indian Railways (Facts & Figures,


Indian Polity
Indian Culture & Heritage
Current Affairs
National & International
General Science
Indian Economy
Indian Constitution
History – India & World
Indian Polity
Indian Geography
Science & Technology
Indian Culture & Heritage etc
General Intelligence Syllabus
Space Visualization
Decision Making
Static Affairs (National, International,

Organizations, Awards & Honours,

Science & Technology, Yearbook, Days,

Dates etc)


General Science


Topics Covered
Environmental Studies etc


General Knowledge Topics Covered
Arithmetical Number Series
Arithmetical Reasoning
Visual memory
Relationship Concepts
Verbal and Figure Classification etc

RRB NTPC Prelims Exam Pattern

RRB Non-Technical Popular Category Stage 1 preliminary exam consist of four sections which will be consist of 100 questions and for this candidates will get 90 minutes to complete the said exam and most important thing is that there is penalty for every wrong answer as 0.25 for every wrong answer also this four sections will consist of Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Science.

Section No. of Questions Max Marks
Arithmetic Ability 30 30
Reasoning & General Intelligence 30 30
General Awareness 30 30
General Science 30 30
Total 120 120

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RRB Non Technical Mains Second Stage 2 Syllabus




Topics Covered
Indian Polity 3 questions
Science & Technology 3 questions
Current affairs 5 questions
Indian Geography 3 questions
Chemistry 3 questions
EVS 1 questions
History of India and world 4 questions
Indian Economy 4 questions
Physics 4 questions
Biology 6 questions
Indian constitution 2 questions
Awards and books 3 questions
Mixed questions 2 questions
World and important days 3 questions
Computer 4 questions
Major financial/ economic news
Ancient history and medieval history
Modern and world history
who is who
Budget and five year plans, Sports,


Physics, Biology, Chemistry,

Environment Science –inventions and


Indian Polity Indian Polity

Math Topics Covered
Time and work 1 question
Advance math 5 questions
SI and CI 2 questions
DI 4 questions
Percentage 2 questions
Average 1 questions
Percentage and its applications
Decimal Fractions
Ratio & Proportions
Unitary Method
SI and CI
Number system
Time, distance & work
Average and allegations
Profit & Loss
Advanced math (trigonometry,

menstruation and geometry)


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 English language Topics Covered
Comprehension 5 questions
Cloze test 3 questions
Sentence arrangement 2 question
Idiom and phrase 4 questions
One word substitution 3 questions
Correctly spelt words 2 questions
Sentence improvement 3 questions
Common error 3 questions

RRB NTPC Main Exam Pattern

Well, those candidates who get qualified in preliminary examination they will further participate in next recruitment process that is RRB Mains online examination which is basically a Computer Based Test consist of 120 questions and for which candidates will get 90 minutes to complete the said exam. Also, there is negative marking that is for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted as penalty. Now let’s take a look on main exam syllabus below.

RRB Exam pattern RRB Mains Syllabus
Main Exam Type Online Exam CBT (Computer Based Test)
Total Questions 120 Question
Duration of 2nd Stage exam 90 minutes
Subjects GA/GS, Mathematics, Reasoning
Negative Marking yes, 1/3 marks

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RRB NTPC Skill Test

This is the 3rd stage of RRB NTPC examination as those candidates who get qualified in main examination will further participate in Skill Test as it includes two exams that is Aptitude Test and personality test. This is not mandatory that candidates have to appear in these two exams, as they have an option to appear in any one of them or even both depending upon their post preferences. Let’s check complete information related to it;

RRB NTPC Aptitude Test

In this test, appliers will be tested in different ways as there is Intelligence Test, Selective Attention Test and Spatial Scanning Test.

Intelligence Test

This test consists of some problems which further include five figures, four of which are similar in a certain way and candidates have to find out the one which is different from other four.

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Selective Attention Test

Through this test, board will check that how quickly candidates can compare two numbers and you need to decide that they are same or not as there is a task in which you have to add odd numbers and indicate which of the five options shows the correct sum.

Spatial Scanning Test

This test is held to check that how quickly and perfectly, candidates can see objects in order to match them as which is the shortest possible route between any two stations in the shortest possible in a given map and where Dark lines are denoted as streets, circles are barriers, which cannot be crossed. Squares containing numbers represent houses. A number of the house passed by while finding the shortest route will be your answer.

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