RRB NTPC Syllabus 2018 for ASM , Goods Guard ,Traffic Apprentice , Clerk

By | March 17, 2018

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If you are the one who wants to shape their career in Railways & willing to apply for Indian Railways Recruitment 2018, RRB Syllabus for Computer Based Test (CBT), then you are on the right page. Not only the RRB detailed syllabus, you will also find the Exam Pattern, Selection Process and the important books for the Railway Exams. Being very much popular, Railway RRB Exams, are also competitive, as lakh of candidates every year apply for Jobs in Railways, but only a few Hundred or thousands makes it’s to the selection list. If you have previously applied and appeared for RRB Exam, then you must be knowing, that Railways had not defined its syllabus in details and such aspirant have no clear idea, about the contents of the Syllabus. Know also about RRB NTPC Recruitment 2018, explore below…

In this post, we will discuss the RRB Exam syllabus in detail, so that before the exam, you will know, what type of Questions to be asked in the exam, the difficulty level, and Exam pattern 2018. It is worth mentioning here that RRB Syllabus is somewhat similar to SSC CGL syllabus

So, if you have previously appeared in CGL Exams, & are going to appear for CGL 2018 Exam, then it will help you in your preparation for Railway Exams too.The only difference between the RRB Syllabus and CGL syllabus is a difference of weighatge to various sections and Exam Duration. Moreover, there is negative marking of 0.33 marks in Railways Exam, as against 0.25 marks in CGL Exam for every wrong Question

Syllabus for RRB Common Computer Based Test

RRB had advertised various posts in RRB NTPC Recruitment 2018 including Assistant Station Master, Good Guard, Sr. Clerk, Traffic Apprentice etc. The syllabus for all these posts at Stage -1 of an exam is same. Means, irrespective of any post you applied, you have to appear for Common Computer Based test.

Before we look into the Syllabus section, Here is the Selection process for various posts  

(I) For Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant

  • Stage-1: Computer Based Test (TIER-1)
  • Stage-2 :Computer Based Test (TIER-1)
  • Stage-3: Aptitude test
  • Stage-4: Document Verification
1) Computer Based Test (CBT) is a Common test for all the posts.
2) Those who qualify the CBT will be called for the aptitude test 
3) Final Merit: The Final Merit comprises of candidates performance in both CBT & Aptitude test taken together. While the weighatge for CBT is 70% and 30% for Aptitude test.
The Shortlisted candidates based on Merit will be called for Document Verification.
(II) For Sr. Clerk cum Typist, Sr. Time Keeper, Jr. Accounts Assistant cum typist


  • Stage-1 : Computer Based Test 
  • Stage-2: Typing Test
  • Stage-3: Document Verification
Note: For All the remaining posts, there is Single Computer Based test and followed by Document Verification

Syllabus for Common Computers Based test 

All those who apply for Railways Exams will have to appear for a Common Computer Based Online test, that is scheduled for the month of April to May 2018
Here is the Syllabus for the Computer Based Test
1) General Awareness
2) General Intelligence and Reasoning
3) Arithmetic Ability 
The Combined weighatge (Total Marks) of all the three sections is 100 Marks and Exam Duration is 90 Minutes 
No-Sectional Cut off: Unlike, Bank Exam, there is NO Sectional cut off in the Railway Exam. This means only aggregate marks, will be considered for shortlisting.
Negative Marks: For Every wrong question, you attempt, 0.33 marks will be deducted. So be very careful while marking answers.
General Awareness: In this section of a syllabus, Questions will be asked on
  • Static GK
  • Indian Polity
  • Capitals and Currencies
  • Books and Authors
  • Current events of National and International Importance
  • Committees, Places, and Persons in News
  • Heads of Important Offices of India and World
  • National and International Organizations
  • Important Days
  • Books and Authors 
General Intelligence and Reasoning: This section will test your Intelligence and Problem-Solving capabilities. Questions in this section comprise of 
  • Questions on Figures
  • Numerical Series, Alphabetic Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Blood Relations
  • Statement Assumptions and Conclusions
  • Coding Decoding etc
Arithmetic Ability: This section will check your Quantitative Aptitude Or Mathematics section. Questions in this sections will be up to 10th level.
Some of the Topics from this section include :
  • Questions on SI and CI
  • Cost Price and Selling Price
  • Percentages
  • Ration and Proportion
  • Time and Distance
  • Speed and Work etc
Books: This is the Overview of RRB Syllabus for Upcoming Computer Based Prelims test. Applicants are advised to read our previous post, in which we have discussed Best Books for RRB Exam. Applicants are advised to buy these books, at the earliest and start their preparation for the Railway Exam, as starting for prepare early will help you in the long run.


In the upcoming pots, we will share the Study Material for General Awareness for Indian Railways Computer Based Exam 2018. Applicants are advised to visit this website regularly Or you can subscribe By Email to get all the Latest Information by Email.
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