Government jobs are in high demand these days. One of the main reasons for the popularity of these jobs is assured job security. There are several advantages of government jobs like a good salary, availability of holidays, concessions, standardized increment structure and many other perks.
Every year Railway Recruitment Board, popularly known as RRB conducts RRB NTPC exams to recruit candidates in Indian Railways. Due to substantial career opportunities and high salary package, it is becoming a highly demanding job. In 2019, the Railway Recruitment Board has declared that there a large vacancy of Railway jobs in the non-technical categories of Indian Railways, such as Ministerial, Typist, Para-Medical staff, Senior Time Keeper and isolated categories, etc. The RRB NTPC 2019 exams are just at the doorstep, so the students are completely focused on their preparation.
Most of us don’t get these jobs because we are unaware of specific information such as how to apply, where to apply, and when to apply, etc. You may not be qualified for some particular job roles at times. It is also a challenging task to know the job role that suits you. On the other hand, there is a limited number of seats for every post, so the RRB NTPC 2019 exams are highly competitive. Going through the article will help you to ensure that you don’t miss any crucial points.
RRB NTPC 2019 exam dates
The RRB NTPC 2019 exam schedule will be published on the RRB official website soon. Previously, the recruitment exam was scheduled between June to September 2019, which has been postponed later. However, the revised date of examination is not yet published by RRB.
As per the Railway Recruitment Board, the NTPC 2019 exam will be conducted in the coming year. The exam is expected to be held during January or February 2020. Once the exam dates are released, it will be published on the RRB official website. You can also find the details on this page.
Some important dates of RRB NTPC 2019 exams given below:
NTPC RRB notification release
February 28th, 2019
Online application start date
March 1st, 2019
Online application last date
March 31st, 2019
Expected NTPC RRB exam date
January – February 2020
RRB NTPC 2019 Eligibility Criteria
RRB conducts the NTPC exam to recruit for a variety of post that comes under Indian Railways. The eligibility criteria may vary based on the post you are applying for. Therefore, you must check the eligibility criteria for a particular post before you apply for it. As per the RRB NTPC 2019 exams, the candidates need to satisfy certain eligibility criteria that are as follows:
Nationality – The applicants must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan to be eligible to opt for the RRB NTPC 2019. Apart from that, migrants from Pakistan, East African counties, Burma, Sri Lanka, etc. who have settled down here are eligible to apply. Further, a Tibetan refugee who had come to India before 1st January 1962 and settled down here permanently can also apply for the job.
Age limit – The age limit to apply for level 1 post is 18 to 38 years. Besides, the age limit to apply for the technician and ALP posts is within 18 to 28yers.
Educational Qualification – The educational qualification for different posts is different. There are various job roles for undergraduate and graduate candidates.
RRB NTPC 2019 Job Roles
Depending on the job role you choose to apply, your exam pattern will vary. Railway Recruitment Board has different criteria for recruiting candidates in various posts. The job roles are divided into two categories – graduate and undergraduate-level posts.
The candidates with a higher secondary level degree or any relevant degree can opt for undergraduate posts that include:
The candidates with a graduation degree from any reputed institution or any relevant qualification can opt for graduate-level posts that include:
Stages of RRB NTPC 2019
RRB NTPC 2019 selection procedure consists of multiple steps. Your selection process may vary depending on the post you are applying for. The selection is strictly based on candidates’ merit only. There are numerous stages of RRB NTPC 2019 exam, and they are as follows:
Computer-based RRB NTPC Prelims test or CBT stage 1.
Computer-based RRB NTPC Mains test or CBT stage 2.
Typing Test OR RRB NTPC Aptitude Test. In case you are opting for the post of Senior Clerk cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper etc. then you need to prepare for the typing test. Whereas, you need to prepare for RRB NTPC Aptitude Test if you are going for the post of Traffic Assistant or others.
Exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019
The RRB NTPC 2019 exam pattern varies for different job roles or posts. It is essential to go through the exam pattern before you start preparing. There are primarily four sections in CBT 1 and CBT 2 that include Logical reasoning, General awareness, General sciences, and Mathematics. However, the marking scheme and the total number of questions in every section may differ.
Exam pattern for CBT 1
The duration of the Computer-based RRB NTPC Mains test is 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a certain negative marking for every wrong answer. Here is the detailed exam pattern is given below:
Total number of questions
Exam pattern for CBT 2
The duration of the Computer-based RRB NTPC Prelims test is 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a certain negative marking for every wrong answer. Here is the detailed exam pattern:
Total number of questions
Though the exam notification has been released earlier this year, still the exam dates are not released yet. Hence, you have enough time to prepare well. Hopefully, this article will ensure that you don’t miss any important points.