The Railway Recruitment Board will conduct the RRB NTPC 2021 7th phase in the last week of July 2021. The candidates who have not appeared for the examination previously will be allowed to attempt the same in the coming days. The examination will be held for the candidates who cannot attempt the RRB Phase 1 exam citing the pandemic can attempt the same on 23rd, 24th, 26th and 31st July 2021. The admit card for appearing in the RRB NTPC Exam will be available shortly on the official website of the Railway board. 
The candidates who are appearing for the 7th phase exam can also check out the previous year analysis of the RRB NTPC Examination in this article. The RRB NTPC Previous Year Analysis by Smartkeeda will help the candidates in preparing for the upcoming examination. 

RRB NTPC 2021 Overview

The RRB NTPC 2021 overview for the same can be found in the table mentioned below:

Exam Conducting Body
Railway Recruitment Board

Name of Exam
  RRB NTPC / RRB Non-Technical Post / RRB Station Master / RRB NTPC Clerk  
Posts Available
 Junior Clerk cum Typist,
  Accounts Clerk cum Typist, 
  Junior Time Keeper, 
  Trains Clerk, 
  Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, 
  Traffic Assistant, 
  Goods Guard, 
  Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, 
  Senior Clerk cum Typist, 
  Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, 
  Senior Time Keeper, 
  Commercial Apprentice and Station Master

RRB NTPC Eligibility
The candidate should have completed Graduation from any discipline
  RRB NTPC Selection Process  
  Tier 1: Preliminary Exam
  Tier 2: Mains Exam
  Tier 3: Document Verification

Total Vacancies
35000+ posts across all the regions
RRB NTPC Exam Dates
  Phase-1: December 28, 2020, to January 13, 2021
  Phase-2: January 16 to 30, 2021
  Phase-3: January 31 to February 12, 2021
  Phase-4: February 15 to March 3, 2021
  Phase-6: April 1 to 8, 2021
  Phase-7: July 23, 24, 26 and 31, 2021

RRB NTPC Mains Exam
  To be Announced soon

Provisional Allotment
  To be Announced soon

RRB NTPC Previous Exam Analysis

As per the official notification, the selection process of the RRB NTPC will be held in two phases i.e. RRB NTPC Phase 1 and RRB NTPC Phase 2 exam. Along with this, the candidates will also be required to appear for the skill test and document verification round for final appointment under the Railway. The RRB NTPC Phase 1 exam has commenced; the candidates can check out the exam pattern along with the exam analysis in the space below:

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

• The RRB NTPC Phase 1 is the first stage of the selection process and is qualifying in nature. It is held in the online Computer Based Test mode.
• The questions in the exam will be based on three subjects in the examination namely i.e. General Awareness, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative aptitude
• There will be a total of 120 questions accounting for 120 marks and the number of questions will be different for each subject.
• As per the marking scheme, 1 mark will be provided to every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.33 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
• Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS 40%, OBC (Non-creamy layer) -30%, Scheduled Caste-30%, Scheduled Tribe -25%.


Maximum Questions Maximum Marks Duration


35 35 90 Minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning

35 35

General Awareness

50 50

120 120 90 Minutes
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RRB NTPC Exam Analysis

The RRB NTPC Exam Analysis has been released for all the subjects; the candidates can check out the topics asked in the examination along with the question level and the overall analysis and good attempts made by the candidates. The candidates can check out the complete analysis of the examination held in the previous year in the space below:

Reasoning Ability

General Intelligence and Reasoning accounts for a total of 35 questions in the preliminary examination, check out the important topics asked in the examination previously in the table below:
Topics Asked Number of Questions Asked Question Level
Seating Arrangement 3-4 Easy
Odd One Out 1-2 Easy
Series 2-3 Easy
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Venn Diagram 1 Easy
Paper Folding Image 1 Easy
Statement & Conclusions 3-4 Easy
Distance-Directions 1 Easy
Syllogism 2-3 Easy
Oder-Ranking 2-3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 2-3 Easy
Non-Verbal 4-5 Easy
Missing Term 1 Easy
Counting Figure 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Misc. 2-3 Easy

Quantitative Aptitude

The topics asked in the Quantitative Aptitude Section along with the level of questions are mentioned below:
Topics Asked Number of Questions Asked Question Level
Ratio 2 Easy
Average 3-4 Easy
Number System 1-2 Easy
Simplification 2-3 Easy
Time & Work 2 Easy
Time, Speed & Distance 1 Easy
Simple & Compound Interest 2 Easy
Profit & Loss 2 Easy
LCM & HCF 4-5 Easy
Geometry 1 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 3 Easy
Trigonometry 4 Easy
Percentage 2 Easy

General Awareness

The topic-wise analysis of the General Awareness asked in the RRB NTPC Phase 1 exam of the previous year is mentioned below:
Topics Asked Number of Questions Asked Question Level
History 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Geography 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Polity 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Static G.K 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 10-12 Easy-Moderate
Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

Overall Analysis and Good Attempts

Based on the above data we have compiled an overall analysis and the number of safe attempts of the RRB NTPC Preliminary Exam for the candidates individually for each subject in the table below:
Sections Good Attempts Question Level
General Awareness 22-26 Easy-Moderate
Reasoning ability 28-30 Easy
Quantitative aptitude 25-32 Moderate
Total 75-80 Easy-Moderate

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