RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern – Details


The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has declared the revised results for the Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) CBT 1 examination. Candidates can check the revised results from the respective regional websites. The shortlisted candidates will now have to appear for CBT 2. However, the official date for CBT 2 has not been announced and will be done in due time.

As per the reports by several media, the examination for the second stage of RRB NTPC exam will tentatively be held in May 2022. The exams for each pay level are going to be conducted within a reasonable gap. The roll numbers for CBT 2 will be the same as that of CBT 1.

About CBT 2

RRB will conduct separate CBT 2 for each of the 7th CPC levels, ie levels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, All posts that fall within the same level of 7th CPC will have common CBT 2. The examination will be held for a duration of 90 minutes. For eligible PwBD candidates accompanied by the scribe, the duration shall be 120 minutes.

Exam Pattern

A total of 120 questions will be asked in RRB NTPC CBT 2. These questions are divided into three subjects namely General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning, The subject-wise question break-up is given in the table below.

Subject No. of Questions
General Awareness 50
Mathematics 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35
Total 120

This table is only indicative and there may be variations in the actual question paper. Each question will be of 01 mark but there will be a negative marking of 1/3 mark for every incorrect answer. The questions will be of objective type nature.


The detailed syllabus for RRB NTPC CBT 2 has been given in the official notification. However, the MCQs are likely to include questions surrounding the topics given below.

General Awareness , 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, etc.

Mathematics , 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.

General Intelligence and Reasoning , 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, etc.

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