RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Syllabus -Exam Details

Notice for RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT syllabus and Exam details of NTPC (Graduate) category posts has been published by Railway Recruitment Boards. All RRBs will hold a 2nd stage Computer Based Test (CBT) for various NTPC (Graduate) category posts, in terms of Para 8.12 and 14.03 of CEN No. 03/2015.

Candidates equal to 15 times of vacancies shall be called for 2nd stage CBT based on the merit position in the 1st Stage CBT held during 28/03/2016 to 03/05/2016.

RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT syllabus

RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT is likely to include questions pertaining to General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning. Detailed RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT Syllabus is as under:

General Awareness:

  • Economics/Budget
  • Indian Politics
  • Indian History
  • Geography
  • Current Awareness: National/International news related to events/persons, Awards, Sports and Cultural activity
  • Books
  • Indian Railway (History, organisation, current news etc.)
  • Basic concept of science (Class X standard): Biology/Health,  Physics, Chemistry,  Environment/ Pollution, Computers (MS Office, Computer Hardware and software fundamentals, Web terminology etc.)


Number System

Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal, fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation. Elementary Number Theory- Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2,3,4,5,9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms.


Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients.


Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. simple cases of heights and distances.


Lines and angles, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals.


Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle, Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.


 General Intelligence and reasoning

  • Related word/letters/numbers
  • Series with one term missing
  • Coding/decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Distance/Direction
  • Odd number/letters/figures/number pair
  • Trends & Operations – Missing number

Duration and number of questions in 2nd stage CBT Exam

The duration of 2nd stage CBT will be of 90 minutes covering 120 multiple choice objective questions.

Mode of Final Selection in RRB NTPC 03/2015

Final selection of candidates will be based on merit position obtained in the 2nd stage CBT and/or result of Aptitude Test/Typing Skill Test wherever applicable. Normalisation of marks will be done as per extant rules in 1st and 2nd stage CBT.

Date(s) of 2nd stage CBT Exam

The date(s) of 2nd stage CBT shall be published on RRB’s website in due course. Updated final Answer Keys shall again be made available on RRBs website in September/October 2016.

Note: (i) Notice for 2nd stage CBT may be checked at http://www.rrbbbs.gov.in/

(ii) CEN No. 03/2015 is available at official websites of various RRBs. RRB Selection Process 2016 may be checked at http://www.rrbbbs.gov.in/

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