RRB NTPC 2016 Recruitment Process Complete Details

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) NTPC 2016 Recruitment Process Complete Details

(For RRB Notification No. 03/2015 recruitment for 18252 posts)



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As we all know RRB has completed the Stage-2 of RRB NTPC 2016 examination. And now everyone is eager to know further process of RRB NTPC exam. In this post we have given a detailed discussion of every stages you need to go through to clear RRB NTPC exam. 

Details of Selection Procedure of RRN NTPC CBT Exam 







Post Cat.Posts Details :Grade PayStage I + IIStage IIIFinal Stage
1Commercial ApprenticeGP-4200CBT (Computer Based Test)-Document Verification
2Traffic ApprenticeGP-4200CBT (Computer Based Test)-Document Verification
3Enquiry cum Reservation ClerkGP-2800CBT (Computer Based Test)-Document Verification
4Goods GuardGP-2800CBT (Computer Based Test)-Document Verification
5Junior Accounts Assistant cum TypistGP-2800CBT (Computer Based Test)Typing Skill Test (Qualifying Nature)Document Verification
6Senior Clerk cum TypistGP-2800CBT (Computer Based Test)Typing Skill Test (Qualifying Nature)Document Verification
7Assistant Station MasterGP-2800CBT (Computer Based Test)Aptitude TestDocument Verification
8Traffic AssistantGP-2000CBT (Computer Based Test)Aptitude TestDocument Verification
9Senior Time KeeperGP-2800CBT (Computer Based Test)Typing Skill Test (Qualifying Nature)Document Verification



RRB NTPC Stage I (CBT)

  • There Shall be CBT (Computer Based Test) common for all the post categories (1 to 9).
  • The Question papers shall be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages.
  • The standard of questions for the single stage CBT (Computer Based Test) will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts.
  • The questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.
  • The Question paper for single stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions
  • There shall be negative marking and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer@ 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.
RRB NTPC Stage II (Mains) (CBT)

  • There Shall be CBT (Computer Based Test) common for all the post categories (1 to 9).
  • The Question papers shall be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • The questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.
  • The Question paper for single stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 120 questions
  • There shall be negative marking and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @ 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.

Stage III

For Posts of Cat No: 1,2,3 & 4


For post of Cat. No. 1,2,3 & 4 (CA, TA, ECRC & Goods Guards) Merit will be drawn on the marks obtained in Stage-2 CBT.


For Posts of Cat No: 5, 6, & 9 (Typing Test)

  • For the posts of Cat No: 5, 6, & 9 (Sr.Clerk Cum Typist, JAA, Sr.Time Keeper) Typing Skill Test of qualifying nature (marks obtained in typing skill test shall not be added for making merit) shall be conducted.
  • The number of candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for.
  • The candidates should be able to type 30 WPM in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer only with disabling editing tools and spell check facility.
  • For skill test in Hindi, KrutiDev and Mangal font shall be made available for skill test on Personal Computer. The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualified in the typing skill test based on performance in CBT
  • Exemption in Typing Skill Test may be extended to PWD candidates having disability of more than 40%. Such candidates are required to bring typing skill test exemption certificate to the Type Test centre issued by competent medical board as per annexure VIII of notification. (Format Given at Page bottom)
 For Posts of Cat No: 7 & 8 Aptitude Test (Psychometric Test)
  • For the posts of Cat. No. 7 & 8 (ASM, Traffic Assistant) Aptitude Test shall be conducted for which candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for.
  • The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualifying in the aptitude test, with 70% weightage being given to the marks obtained in the CBT and 30% weightage being given to the marks obtained in aptitude test.
  • Candidates called for Aptitude Test for the post of ASM & Traffic Assistant are required to bring Vision Certificate to Aptitude Test centre from an Eye Specialist on prescribed proforma as per annexure-IX of notification (Format Given at Page bottom), failing which they will not be allowed to appear in the Aptitude Test.

Stage IV (Final Stage)

Document Verification
  • Short listed candidates will be called for verification of original documents.
  • In addition to number of vacancies 50% extra candidates shall be called for all the categories unless otherwise specified as standby candidates merely to avoid shortfall in empanelment. 
  • During document verification, candidates will have to produce their original certificates
  • No additional time will be given and the candidature of the candidate not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited

MEDICAL FITNESS TEST: 

Candidates recommended for appointment 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. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. The medical requirements against different medical standards for different categories are outlined below: 

A-2: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards-Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision. 

C-1: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards-Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

Note: 

(i) Before indicating option(s) for categories in ONLINE Application, the applicant must ensure that he/she fulfills the prescribed medical standards for that category/post. 
(ii) Candidates qualifying in examinations for these posts but failing in prescribed medical examination(s) will not, under any circumstances, be considered for any alternative appointment. 
(iii) Candidates who do not fulfill the prescribed medical standards need not apply. 
(iv)The above medical standards (Criteria) are indicative and not exhaustive and apply to candidates in general. 
(v) For Ex-Servicemen different standards apply. 

Format of Annexure IX


Format of Annexure VIII







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