RRB NTPC Recruitment 2020: Latest notifications and tips to ace it

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has announced the vacancies in the Non-technical Popular Categories (NTPC) for various zonal railway stations and production units. Do not misunderstand RRB NTPC with any thermal power sector under the central government. These posts are for the undergraduate and graduate aspirants who are preparing to be a part of the highly-reputed central government sector.

Important dates of RRB NTPC 2020

The pandemic situation has currently halted all the recruitment related processes across the country. It is hard to predict and set a date for the recruitment processes as there is no guarantee of betterment in the conditions. Despite the fact, the recruitment board of Indian Railways has announced officially that the application status for the latest  RRB NTPC Recruitment has been opened since 21st September 2020.

As per the latest RRB NTPC Notification, the window of checking the application for various posts will be extended till 30th September 2020. Once the application window closes, the aspirants will have to wait and visit the official website to fixate on the available centers to appear for the examination. The expected date for center selection is 7-8 December 2020. The aspirants will come to know about the exam dates, cities, and shifts. The admit card will be released at least 10 days before the scheduled exam date for the vacancies. It is expected that the computer-based tests (CBTs) will be conducted on 15th December 2020 onwards.

Ample time to utilize

Every aspirant is eyeing this as an excellent opportunity to grab hold of the jobs offered by the Indian Railways. There is a gap to prepare even better. As you can see that the tentative exam date is not going to be declared before December, you have ample time to make your base stronger. Here is how you can do it.


The first step an aspirant should take is to find the exact syllabus. You will get the proper information regarding the RRB NTPC syllabus 2020on the official website. According to the site, the syllabus contains general awareness, mathematics, general intelligence, and logical reasoning as subjects.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern will have the following divisions in terms of subjects. The general awareness section will have 40 questions, mathematics will deliver 30 questions, and logical reasoning and general intelligence will have 30 questions together. Every question will have 1 mark for the right answers. The candidates will get only 1.5 hours to solve all the questions. For one wrong answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted. It is the description of the 1st stage exam conducted to recruit NTPC candidates.


Now that you have understood the syllabus, you will need to solve mock questions papers to understand the question patterns and get accustomed to the CBTs conducted frequently by the recruitment authorities of different public sectors. Appearing for mock tests will make you habituated with the exam pattern and deliver confidence.

Keep checking the official website for updates and notifications from the recruitment board. Prepare for the exam well by following the tips mentioned above.