Revision Tips for RRB NTPC 2020

Revision Tips for RRB NTPC 2020

   Kautilya Academy    17-09-2020

Revision Tips for RRB NTPC 2020

The Railway Recruitment Board is commonly known as RRB was established in 1982 as Railway Service Commissions but renamed as Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) in 1995 works under the Ministry of Railways. It functions to coordinate and streamline the working of all other RRBs.

RRB NTPC (Non- Technical Popular Categories) 2020 exam has been delayed due to the pandemic and is expected to have held in December. so, the candidates got more time now to prepare well. The competition level of RRB NTPC gets quiet high as over 1.26 lakh candidates have applied for the RRB NTPC 2020 exam and there is a total of 35, 208 vacancies. To achieve success in RRB 2020, a candidate must adopt a specific and well-planned strategy with hard work and perseverance.

First of all, candidates need to understand the exam pattern given as follows.



RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT-I

Core Subjects

Number of Questions


1 mark each

Time Duration

General Awareness


1 hour 30 minutes

(2 Hours for Persons with Benchmark disability, PwBD Candidates)



General Intelligence & Reasoning



100 Questions of 100 marks

Note- there will be a negative marking of 1/3rd for each wrong answer.


RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT-II


No. of Questions

Total Marks





90 minutes

General Intelligence and Reasoning



General Awareness







Candidates have to go through the following seven stages for final qualification:

1.      RRB NTPC 2020Prelims Test (Computer Based Test)

2.      RRB NTPC 2020Mains Test (Computer Based Test, objective)

3.      Typing Test (for the posts of Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper)

4.      RRB NTPC 2020 Aptitude Test (for the posts of Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant)

5.      Document Verification of selected candidate

6.      Medical Fitness Test after selection in the above tests.

7.      Final Selection procedure


RRB NTPC 2020 Preparation Tips - General Awareness

This section covers the maximum percentage of marks (40 marks) and is the most complex & critical subject in which candidates generally face difficulties. As the scope of general awareness is very broad, there is no specific limitation here. Instead of complexity candidates can also score maximum marks in general awareness if they follow the following tips-

       Develop the habit of daily newspaper reading, special reference to the economics related news which has high weightage.

       You should stay updated with the recent development, researches, discoveries, and technological developments which can also be done with the help of newspapers and magazines.

       National and international events with a special focus on the benefits for India.

       Prepare for the core subjects like History, geography, polity, the economy with the traditional approach as well as try to link them with current affairs if any.

       Environmental issues are the burning issues in the present scenario; hence candidates must focus on environmental policies, sustainable development goals and ecosystem.


RRB NTPC 2020 Preparation Tips for - General Intelligence and Reasoning

This section carries a total of 30 marks. The questions are based on Alphabetical and Number Series, Analogies, Syllogism, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, etc. Although it is somewhat a tricky subject yet you can score good marks with your analytical skills. Here are some focus points you need to emphasis on:

       Sharpen your logical and analytical skills to solve tricky questions.

       Try to command on subjects. Generally, the question patterns are the same and the tricks also but they make us puzzled through their changed language and presentation.

       Generate your own appropriate tricks that will get feed in your mind for a long time.

       Mock tests play a crucial role in reasoning as they help us to learn a large number of tricks for solving every type of question. It also builds our confidence for the final examination as we get quite familiar with the exam pattern and methods.


Preparation Tips for RRB NTPC 2020 - Mathematics

This section carries 30questions from several topics viz. Decimals, Fractions, Number System, LCM, HCF, Percentage, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportions, Time and Distance, SI and CI, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry, etc.

Many students consider the math-a subject of geniuses. But it’s not like that. A candidate just needs to understand the concepts, theories, and formulas to solve the questions. Here are some important tricks to obtain good marks in mathematics-

        Time management is the most important thing to obtain good marks with accuracy in mathematics.  If you have the knowledge of how to solve it, but you are unable to solve it in a given time period then your knowledge will go in vain.

        Candidates should emphasize their basics approach. Once they have developed proper command over the concepts switch to shortcuts or tricks for quick calculations.

        To manage time and for increasing speed, candidates must focus on short-cut techniques and tricks for solving the questions.

        Mock test and previous year papers are very helpful in preparation as they develop the command over particular topics and you can find your weaknesses and strengths.


Here are some general tips for the conclusion:

1.       Study smart as per the updated syllabus

2.       Practice Previous year Question Papers

3.       Time management

4.       Develop reading habit

5.       Stay Updated with Current events

6.       Retain Formulas

7.       Maintain accuracy along-with speed

8.       Be confident

9.       Revise consistently

10.   Stay Focused


Hope this article will help you identify the perfect Revision Tips for RRB NTPC 2020.

All the Best for your endeavor.

Written by Manvi Jain

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