RRB NTPC Pattern Syllabus and Books to read

In this article you will get RRB NTPC Books for preparation, Pattern and Syllabus for RRB NTPC examination, RRB NTPC Syllabus – General Awareness, RRB NTPC Syllabus – Arithmetic , RRB NTPC Syllabus – General Intelligence and Reasoning, RRB NTPC Syllabus – General Sciences,

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RRB NTPC online exam will conducted during March-May 2016. This gives us 3- 4 months to prepare and ace the exam. Knowing the RRB NTPC Syllabus and Pattern are essential for building the sound foundation for best preparation. So let us have a look at the Syllabus, pattern and books for RRB NTPC Graduate Level Examination 2016.

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Pattern for RRB NTPC examination

  • Mode of Examination: Online (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Duration:  90 Minutes.
  • No. of questions: 100
  • Total Marks: 100 Marks.
  • Negative Marking: Yes. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

In the Official Notification, there is no mention of section wise division of marks. We can divide 100 questions into the following major categories:

  1. General Awareness
  2. Arithmetic
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  4. General Sciences

RRB NTPC Syllabus

RRB NTPC Syllabus – General Awareness

The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research. Unlike banking recruitment exams, the GA section of RRB NTPC, less emphasis is given to current affairs. Majority of questions are designed to test awareness about your surroundings and its implications to the society. All in all the syllabus GA section will consist of following topics:

  1. National & International Current Affairs.RRB NTPC Pattern Syllabus and Books to read
  2. Indian and World History
  3. Indian Economy.
  4. Indian Geography.
  5. Constitution of India.
  6. Indian Culture & Heritage.
  7. Polity.
  8. Science & Technology

RRB NTPC Syllabus – Arithmetic 

This section is designed to test your knowledge your knowledge of numbers and your ability to use numbers appropriately. The topics covered are:

  1. Whole numbers
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions and relationships between numbers
  4. Percentages
  5. Ratio & Proportion
  6. Square roots
  7. Averages
  8. Simple and Compound Interest
  9. Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnerships
  10. Mixture and Alligation
  11. Time and distance, Time & Work
  12. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  13. Graphs of Linear Equations
  14. Geometry
    • Triangle and its centres
    • Congruence and similarity of triangles
    • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, Common tangents to two or more circles
    • Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base,
  15. Trigonometric ratio
  16. Degree and Radian Measures
  17. Complementary angles
  18. Heights and Distances
  19. Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

RRB NTPC Syllabus – General Intelligence and Reasoning

The Reasoning section would include questions from logical, verbal and non-verbal reasoning from the following topics:

  1. Analogies.
  2. Space Visualization.
  3. Similarities and Differences
  4. Decision Making.
  5. Problem-Solving.
  6. Arithmetical Number Series.
  7. Differences.
  8. Arithmetical Reasoning.
  9. Analysis.
  10. Judgement.
  11. Relationship Concepts.
  12. Visual memory.
  13. Observation.
  14. Discrimination.
  15. Verbal and Figure Classification
  16. Non-verbal series
  17. Coding Decoding,
  18. Statement conclusion
  19. Syllogistic reasoning

Apart from the above topics, some questions will be asked from the following topics:

  1. Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding
  2. Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  3. Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching,
  4. Classification of centre codes/roll numbers.

RRB NTPC Syllabus – General Sciences

This section will test 10th level knowledge of the following :

  1. Physics.
  2. Environmental Studies.
  3. Chemistry.
  4. Biology

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RRB NTPC Books for preparation 

There is a dearth of books in the market for preparation of RRB NTPC examination, leading to intense confusion among candidates. To help you prepare the best here is a recommendation of list of books:

Preparation books for RRB NTPC Arithmetic:

  • NCERT books
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant) Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (S.Chand) R.S.Agarwal

Preparation books for RRB NTPC Reasoning:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning (S.Chand) by R.S.Agarwal
  • A new approach Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning (Arihant) by BS Sijwali

Preparation books for RRB NTPC General Awareness and General Science

  • Lucent General Knowledge
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Manorama Year Book.

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