Railway Recruitment Board will be commencing the RRB NTPC CBT 2 soon for all the candidates who successfully clear the first round. As of now, RRB has not released any confirmed date for CBT 2. However, candidates who have applied for the same should be well prepared for the exam as the announcement of the exam is expected anytime soon. 
The candidates who have no idea regarding the exam pattern of NTPC CBT 2 must go through the details of it and know the subjects asked, exam duration, and marking scheme. Along with this, an apt syllabus for each subject asked in the exam must also be covered to score high marks in the exam. With the idea of providing the correct exam pattern, syllabus and important books for RRB NTPC CBT 2 we have come up with this article that explains everything in detail.

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC CBT 2 is the second stage of the selection process and candidates who qualify the same with high marks have a chance to get a final appointment within the department. The candidates can check out the highlights of the RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam in the space given below:
  • The written examination is the first stage of the selection process and is qualifying in nature. It is conducted in Computer Based Test mode.
  • As per the exam pattern of the RRB NTPC CBT 2, there will be three subjects in the examination namely i.e. General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence
  • All the subjects of the Written examination will account for 120 marks with a total duration of 120 minutes to complete the test.
  • 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
  • The Minimum qualifying marks for UR/EWS candidates are 40%, OBC/SC category candidate and ST candidate is 25%.
Sections Number of
of exam
General Awareness 50 50 120 minutes
Mathematics  35 35
General Intelligence 35 35
Total 120 120 120 minutes
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RRB NTPC CBT 2 Syllabus

RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam has only three subjects similar to NTPC CBT 1. The board has mentioned the syllabus for tier 2 as well. The candidates must always prepare for the exam using the official syllabus as it saves a lot of time. The candidates can check out the topics for each section in the table below:
Sections Subjects
  • Current Events of National and International Importance, 
  • Games and Sports, 
  • Art and Culture of India, 
  • Indian Literature, 
  • Monuments and Places of India, 
  • General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), 
  • History of India and Freedom Struggle, 
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, 
  • Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, 
  • General Scientific and Technological 
  • Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, 
  • UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, 
  • Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, 
  • Transport Systems in India, 
  • Indian Economy, 
  • Famous Personalities of India and World, 
  • Flagship Government Programs, 
  • Flora and Fauna of India, Important 
  • Government and Public Sector Organizations of India
  • Number System, 
  • Decimals, Fractions, 
  • LCM, HCF, 
  • Ratio and Proportions, 
  • Percentage, 
  • Mensuration, 
  • Time and Work, 
  • Time and Distance, 
  • Simple and Compound Interest, 
  • Profit and Loss, 
  • Elementary Algebra, 
  • Geometry and Trigonometry, 
  • Elementary Statistics etc
  • Analogies, 
  • Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, 
  • Mathematical Operations, 
  • Similarities and Differences, 
  • Relationships, 
  • Analytical Reasoning, 
  • Syllogism, 
  • Jumbling, 
  • Venn Diagrams, 
  • Puzzle, 
  • Data Sufficiency, 
  • Statement- Conclusion, 
  • Statement- Courses of Action, 
  • Decision Making, Maps, 
  • Interpretation of Graphs

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Best Books

Any exam preparation is insufficient without the correct set of books that complement the performance of the candidates. Hence, to help the candidates with the preparation for the RRB NTPC CBT 2 we have compiled the names of the best sources in the space below:

Resources Name Author  Synopsis
Topic Wise Reasoning Quizzes Smartkeeda Provides Daily Quizzes based on topics asked in the examination.
An Advanced Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning for Competitive Exams R S Aggarwal Publishers A very good book that contains the basic concepts as well as a lot of practice questions. 
Topic Wise Quantitative Aptitude Quizzes Smartkeeda Provides Daily Quizzes based on topics asked in the examination.
Quantitative Aptitude R S Aggarwal A helpful book to ace the basic concepts of each chapter.
Current Affairs Quizzes Smartkeeda Helps in checking the knowledge of the facts and news learned by the candidate every day.
Daily Current Affairs Videos Smartkeeda Youtube Channel Provides daily dose of news relevant for the bank exams.
Hindu Editorials The Hindu A very good source to brush up everyday news of all types asked in the RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam.
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