RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020: Check Admit Card, Syllabus, eligibility, exam pattern, etc

Update (September 5, 2020): Railway Ministry has finally released the RRB NTPC exam date. The exam will be conducted on 15th December 2020 onwards. Check the below Tweet from Railway Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal.

RRB NTPC exam 2020 has been delayed by Railway Recruitment Board. RRB is in the process to finalize external recruitment who will conduct the exam.

We will update if there is any latest official information about the Exam Date and Admit Card for CBT 1 as soon as the official exam authority releases the official notification.

Meanwhile, Candidates can check all important details like eligibility, Selection Process, Admit Card, Result, etc on this page.

For more information about all Sarkari Exams in India check the linked Page.

What is RRB NTPC exam?

Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories exam also known as the RRB NTPC exam is a national level competitive exam conducted each year by RRBs for the selection of Graduate & Under Graduate posts in Indian Railway all over India.


NTPC exam is conducted for the below mentioned posts:

rrb ntpc posts


Please check the RRB NTPC vacancy details given below.

A-Under Graduate Posts (12th class) and the Age must be 18 to 30 Years as on 01.07.2019.

rrb ntpc vacancy Under Graduate Posts for 18 to 30 years age

B-Graduate Posts and the Age must be 18 to 33 Years as on 01.07.2019.

rrb ntpc vacancy Graduate Posts for 18 to 33 years age


RRB NTPC notification was released on 28th February 2019 by Railway Recruitment Board for a total of 35277 vacancies for the Non-Technical Popular Categories.

The application process was started on 1st March 2019 and ends on 12th April 2019. Now candidates are waiting for the exam date for CBT 1 for more than 1 year. The exam will be conducted from December 15, 2020.

More information about the exam can be found at the official website http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/.

Candidates can download the official notification below.

Exam Date

The RRB NTPC Exam date has been finalized by the Railway Recruitment Board. Railway Recruitment Board will conduct the exam from December 15, 2020.

RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020 is given below:

EventsExam Dates
Notification Released date28th February 2019
Starting of online applications1st March 2019
Last date to apply online31st March 2019
Online application fee payment last date (Net Banking/ Credit/ Debit Card/ UPI)5th April 2019 at 11:59 PM
Offline application fee payment last date (SBI Challan/ Post Office Challan)5th April 2019 at 03:00 PM
Final submission of NTPC Applications12th April 2019 at 11:59 PM
Exam Dates15th December 2020 (Official)
Admit CardWill be informed

Check all RRB Exam details at the linked article

Exam Summary

Please find a short summary in the below table.

Exam nameRRB Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam
Official advertisement numberCEN (Centralised Employment Notice) No. 01/2019
Exam conducting authorityRRBs (Railway Recruitment Boards)
Exam PurposeTo recruit candidates for the Non Technical category posts
Mode of ExaminationOnline, Computer Based Test
LocationAll India
Exam levelNational
Education10+2/ Graduation
Total vacancies35277
Selection processCBT-1, CBT-2, Skill Test/ Aptitude Test, Document Verification, Medical Examination
CBT exam time90 minutes
Official website http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

Eligibility Criteria

The RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria is a minimum level of standards set by the Railways Recruitment Board. In order to appear for the exam candidates must fulfill the required eligibility criteria given below.

rrb ntpc eligibility criteria

Age Limit

RRB NTPC Age Limit has been set by Railway Recruitment Board. Please find below the minimum and maximum age of candidates required to appear in the exam.

rrb ntpc age limit

Age Relaxation will be given according to the rules of the government of India.


According to the Eligibility criteria given in the official notification, a candidate writing the exam must belong to the following nationalities:


Educational Qualification

Candidates must check the RRB NTPC Educational Qualifications before applying for the exam. Educational qualifications for different posts are given in the below table. A minimum educational qualification s required in order to write the exam.

Note: Those candidates who are waiting for the final results of the given educational qualifications cannot apply for any of the posts.

Post wise Educational Qualification is given below:

rrb ntpc educational qualification

Medical Standards

Railway Recruitment Board also declared the details about Medical Standards. Candidates called for Document Verification will have to pass a requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration.

rrb ntpc medical standard

Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the complete RRB NTPC exam pattern in order to start their preparation as per the latest exam pattern set by RRB.

The Exam Pattern consists of the following stages:

rrb ntpc selection process

Note: If any candidate has applied for the post of Junior Accountant Assistant, Senior Clerk cum Typist, and Senior Time Keeper, he will have to appear for the Skill Test.

Aptitude test is for those candidates who have applied for the post of Traffic Assistant and Assistant Station Master.

CBT-1 Exam Pattern

rrb ntpc exam pattern cbt 1


  • CBT 1 will be an objective question type test with multiple choices.
  • There will be 100 questions of a total of 100 marks.
  • Candidates will have to complete the test in 90 minutes.
  • There is negative marking and 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories is given below:

rrb ntpc exam minimum qualifying category wise marks

CBT-2 Exam Pattern

rrb ntpc exam pattern cbt 2


  • CBT 2 will be an objective question type of test.
  • Candidates will be given 90 minutes to attempt the test.
  • The total questions in CBT 2 are 120.
  • There is a Negative marking of 1/3 marks.

Typing Skill Test (TST)

rrb ntpc typing skill test

Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

(Only for candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master)

RRB NTPC Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

Document Verification (DV)

Based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT/TST (as applicable), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options.

Medical Examination

Candidates called for document verification will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post(s) opted by them.

Candidates can refer to the below mentioned RRBs official website for the NTPC exam.

list of rrb websites

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