The Railway Recruitment Board has released the RRB NTPC CBT-1 Answer Key on the official website, The candidates who have participated in the exam can download and check the same to calculate the marks scored. As per the official website, candidates can check and download the answer key of RRB NTPC till August 23, 2021. Along with this, candidates will get the opportunity to raise objections against wrong answers marked by them in answer key.
As per the official notice, last date to raise an objection against the answer key is August 23, 2021. Candidates should follow the official guidelines to challenge the wrong answers marked in the RRB NTPC CBT-1 Answer Key 2021. The candidates can check out this article to know about the different elements related to the answer key of RRB NTPC.

How to Download the RRB NTPC CBT-1 Answer Key 2021

RRB NTPC has commenced in December 2020 and was concluded in multiple phases. The candidates have to check the CBT-1 answer key to know the marks scored in the written examination. The candidates who wish to download and check the answer key can check the space below:
Step 1: Visit the official website of RRB,
Step 2: On the homepage, candidates need to find the link of RRB NTPC CBT-1 Answer Key 2021
Step 3: Thereafter, candidates have to enter their Application Number and Date of birth in the space provided and click on submit option.
Step 4: On the dashboard, candidates need to click on the RRB NTPC Answer Key 2021 and open the same. 
Step 5: In the end, candidates have to cross-verify all the answers marked by them with the ones available on the answer key.

How to Calculate Marks Using RRB NTPC CBT-1 Answer Key?

The RRB NTPC Answer Key is released by the officials such that the candidates are able to calculate the marks scored by them in the examination. According to the exam pattern of CBT-1, there are three subjects, General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence & Reasoning. The candidates can know the steps to calculate the marks scored by them in the space below:
  • Open the RRB NTPC Answer key released by the board and cross-check the same with the one marked by the candidate.
  • Next, candidates have to add 1 mark for each correct response, while deducting 1/3rd for the wrong answer marked.
  • On final calculation, they will find the marks scored by them in the RRB NTPC CBT-1.

How to Challange RRB NTPC CBT-1 Answer Key?

The board has allowed the candidates to challenge the wrong answers marked in the RRB NTPC Exam. According to the notice, available on the official website, the candidates will be required to cross-check the answers marked in the RRB NTPC Answer Key. In the event of finding any wrong answer, they can challenge the answer key. For doing the same, the board has released a set of guidelines that need to be followed:
  • The candidates have to initially log in on their dashboard of RRB.
  • Thereafter, candidates have to open the RRB NTPC Objection link
  • Then they have to click on the question number they wish to challenge and attach relevant evidence in the form of scanned copies. 
  • In the end, candidates will be required to pay an objection fee of Rs 50 per question via any online payment channel i.e. Debit/Credit, Rupay Card.
  • In case, an objection of candidates falls true before the board, then his money shall be refunded by the concerned authorities.

What’s Next after RRB NTPC Answer Key is Released?

Once the answer key objections are recorded by the concerned authorities, the board will release the RRB NTPC Cut-off marks for all the regions. The candidates whose marks is equivalent to the cut-off marks will be called for Stage 2. Stage 2 is also an objective test and will comprise of three subjects, General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence. The General Awareness subject will have 50 questions and Mathematics, and General Intelligence will have 35 questions each. The candidates will get 90 minutes to complete the online test. As per the marking scheme, candidates will get 1 mark for each correct answer, while there will be a prescribed negative marking of 1/3rd marks for wrong answer.

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