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RRB NTPC Selection Procedure 2016 :

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has revised the Selection Procedure of RRB NTPC. As per the new RRB NTPC Selection, there will be a second stage Computer Based Test (CBT). Candidates qualifying the first stage CBT will be called to appear for the Second stage CBT. The Second Stage CBT will be conducted in the month of November 2016. Candidates who will qualify the second stage CBT will be called to appear for Typing Skill Test/Aptitude Test/Document verification. The RRB NTPC Selection Procedure 2016 includes: First stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Typing Skill Test, Aptitude Test and Document Verification as and when applicable. Scroll down to read more on the Selection Procedure of RRB NTPC 2016.

Number of Vacancies to be filled in

A total of 18252 vacancies have been announced under RRB NTPC 2016 Recruitment. The posts for which the recruitment is being conducted are Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Enquiry -cum- Reservation Clerk (ECRC), Goods Guard, Junior Accounts Assistant cum typist (JAA), Senior Clerk cum typist, Sr. Time Keeper, Assistant Station Master(ASM) & Traffic Assistant.

Tabular Representation of RRB NTPC Selection Procedure 2016

The Selection Procedure differs from post to post. The table illustrates below the Selection Procedure for various posts.

Posts          Stage 1           Stage 2
CA, TA,ECRC, Good GuardCommon Computer Based Test (CBT)Document Verification
JAA, Sr. Clerk and Sr Time KeeperTyping Tests and Document Verification
ASM & Traffic AssistantAptitude Test and Document verification 

RRB NTPC Selection Procedure 2016- Stages

Computer Based Test (First stage and Second stage CBT):

Over lakh of candidates appeared for the first stage CBT. The Computer Based Test (CBT) consisted of objective type questions from General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence and Reasoning. The candidates to be considered for the next stage will have to score the desired cutoff decided by RRB.  Only those candidates who will qualify the first stage CBT will appear for the second stage CBT. The second stage CBT will be include questions pertaining to General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning. The duration of 2nd stage CBT will be of 90 minutes covering 120 multiple choice objective questions.

Aptitude Test/Skill Test:

The candidates, who secure their position in the merit list of RRB NTPC Written Examination, will be called to appear for Skill Test/ Aptitude Test.

CA, ECRC, Goods Guard & TA 

There are no further round for the candidates who have appeared for CA, ECRC, Good Guard & TA. The candidates who have qualified the online test and have scored good marks will be called for document verification. Subsequently after document verification, the candidates will be provided appointment.

Sr. Clerk cum typist, Junior Account Assistant, and Sr. Time Keeper

Candidates who qualify the online written examination will be called for Typing/Skill Test. Candidates equal to 8 times the no of vacancies will be called to appear for a typing skill test. Typing Test does not carry any marks but they will have to qualify. Candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute in English or 25 WPM in Hindi. The words are to be typed on Computer. Failing in this test will lead to disqualification to join JAA, Sr. Clerk or Sr Time Keeper. A merit list of candidates who qualify in the typing test will be prepared also considering the marks of written examination. Only those individuals can appear for document verification.

ASM and Traffic Assistant:

The candidates under this post will have to qualify the Common online test to be considered for next level. The candidates to appear for aptitude test will be equal to 8 times the vacancies existing for these positions. Marks are to be awarded in this test and hence scoring good marks in addition to qualifying is necessary. No weightage of 70 % (CBT marks) and 30 % (aptitude marks) will be taken in drawing the merit list for ASM and Traffic Assistant jobs.

Medical Test:

After document verification, appointment will be given to the candidates only after successful completion of medical test. Selected candidates shall satisfy certain criteria:

  1. Selected candidates must satisfy certain vision standards
  2. There are specific distance and near readings

Medical examination happens only at the final stage, any rejection here will make the candidates ineligible for all jobs.

Important Points related to RRB NTPC Selection Procedure

  1. Selection will be made strictly according to merit on the basis of Second stage CBT and Aptitude Test, Typing Skill Test.
  2. Based on the performance in the CBT/Online exam and Aptitude Test/Typing Skill Test candidates equal to the number of vacancies are called for documentation in the main list.

Appointment of candidates will be provided after successful completion of Medical Fitness Test which is to be conducted by Railway Administration.