Group ‘A’ Positions

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the following posts:

  1. Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  2. Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  3. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  4. Railway Protection Force (RPF)

Group ‘B / C’ Positions

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit for following posts:

  1. COMMERCIAL APPRENTICE(CA)
  2. TRAFFIC APPRENTICE(TA)
  3. GOODS GUARD
  4. JUNIOR ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT – CUM TYPIST(JAA)
  5. SENIOR CLERK-CUM TYPIST
  6. ASSISTANT STATION MASTER (ASM)

Group ‘B / C’ Positions

 

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit for following posts:

  1. COMMERCIAL APPRENTICE(CA)
  2. TRAFFIC APPRENTICE(TA)
  3. GOODS GUARD
  4. JUNIOR ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT – CUM TYPIST(JAA)
  5. SENIOR CLERK-CUM TYPIST
  6. ASSISTANT STATION MASTER (ASM)

Additional Information

Sr. NoImportant links
1Stages of exam = Computer based test + Aptitude test + Typing test (selected categories only)
2Exam fee = Rs. 100
3Application mode : Online
4Apply to website of individual Railway recruitment boards
5Negative marking of 1/3 for wrong answers
6Graduation needed, those in final year awaiting results can’t apply.

RRB (NTPC) Age Limit

    • Applicants age should be between 18 to 32 years to apply for NTPC Railway Vacancies.
    • Upper age relaxation is applicable for the reservation category (SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ Ex-M) candidates as per the government norms.
Community Wise Recommended Age Relaxation for Railway NTPC Posts
Name of CommunityUpper Age Relaxation Up to
Scheduled Caste5 years.
Scheduled Tribe5 years.
OBC3 years.
PWD (Gen/ OBC/ SC/ ST)10/ 13/ 15/ years.
Ex-Service Men3 years.

Recruitment Process

Sr. NoImportant links
Computer based testFor all categories
Typing testTo be conducted only for JUNIOR ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT – CUM TYPIST(JAA), SENIOR CLERK-CUM TYPIST, Sr. Time keeper.
Typing test speedEnglish: 30 words per minutes, Hindi: 25 words per minute
Type of question papersObjective type MCQ
Merit list70% weightage to CBT and 30% to Aptitude test.

Computer Based Test

SubjectMarksQuestionsTime
General Awareness202090 minutes
Arithmetic2525
General Intelligence2525
Reasoning3030

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

    1. CATEGORIES FOR WHICH PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS ARE PRESCRIBED
      1. For direct recruitment, the Psychological Tests are applicable to the following three categories —
      1. Assistant Station Master
      1. Assistant Loco Pilot
      1. Motorman
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    2. Generally the tests are administered in small groups where candidates have to write answers to questions given in test booklets on Optical Mark Reader Answer Sheets. However, in some cases equipment based test can also be used.
    1. HOW TO RECORD YOUR ANSWER
      1. Most paper-pencil tests require you to record your answers on a separate answer sheet so that they can be scored quickly. The answers are marked on the Answer sheet by fully darkening the circles which go with your answers. Use blue ball point pen. Remember you are not permitted to change your answers.

Computer Based Test – Preparation

    1. The RRB NTPC Exam Consists of Following Subjects:
      1. General Awareness.
      1. General Intelligence.
      1. Arithmetic Ability.
      1. General Science.
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    2. General Knowledge Syllabus
      1. Current Affairs – National & International. = Current affairs
      2. History – India & World. = History
      3. Indian Polity. = Polity
      4. Indian Geography. = Geography
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    2. Arthematic Ability Syllabus = Numerical Aptitude
      1. Percentages.
      1. Profit and Loss.
      1. Averages.
      1. Pipes & Cisterns.
      1. Boats & Streams.
      1. Time & Work.
      1. Simplificatio.
      1. Time & Distance.
      1. Interest.
      1. Problems on Ages.
      1. Data Interpretation etc.
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    2. General Intelligence Syllabus = Aptitude
      1. Space Visualization.
      1. Analogies.
      1. Similarities.
      1. Problem-Solving.
      1. Decision Making.
      1. Differences.
      1. Arithmetical Number Series.
      1. Analysis.
      1. Arithmetical Reasoning.
      1. Judgement.
      1. Visual memory.
      1. Relationship Concepts.
      1. Discrimination.
      1. Observation.
    1. Verbal and Figure Classification etc.