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RRB NTPC CEN 03/2015 is the Railway Recruitment Board Non Technical Popular Categories recruitment for graduates. RRB NTPC 2016 is for posts of goods guard, junior accounts assistant cum typist (JAA), commercial apprentice (CA), traffic apprentice (TA), enquiry cum reservation clerk (ECRC), senior clerk cum typist, assistant station master (ASM). There are 18252 vacancies for RRB Non Technical Popular Categories 2016. Get here complete details of availability of RRB NTPC admit card, exam schedule, answer key, result.

The stages of selection involve (i) online computer based test which is common for all, (i) 2nd stage Computer Based Test (CBT) merit based selected candidates equal to 15 times of vacancies and (iii) typing skill test and aptitude test depending upon post applied for.

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RRB NTPC Latest News

  • Result of 2nd Stage CBT in conjunction with Typing Skill Test & Aptitude Test for document verification with scheduled dates has been announced for RRB Jammu.


Important Event for RRB Recruitment 2016 Dates
RRB NTPC 2016 Exam Dates 28 Mar 2016 to 03 May 2016
Display Provisional Question Paper & Answer Key for ojections (if any) 12 Aug 2016 to 21 Aug 2016
Display Final RRB NTPC Question Paper & Answer Key Nov 2016
Declaration of RRB NTPC Result 2016 07 Dec 2016
RRB NTPC 2nd Stage Exam for approx 2,73,780 top candidates January 17 to 19, 2017
Declaration of RRB NTPC Result for 2nd Stage Exam 30 May 2017
Typing Skill Test for Jr. Accounts Assitant-cum-Typist (Cat No. 5) and Sr. Clerk-cum-Typist (Cat No. 6) 29 Jun 2017
Aptitude Test for Assistant Station Master (Cat No. 7) and Traffic Assistant (Cat No. 8) 30 Jun 2017
Transcripts of Typing Skill 07 Jul 2017 to 13 Jul 2017

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RRB NTPC 2016 2nd Stage CBT Examination

2nd Stage Examination (CBT) for various posts of NTPC (Graduate) categories against CEN-03/2015 for provisionally shortlisted candidates is scheduled to be held in January 2017 as per the schedule indicated below against each Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Shift-wise Reporting Time:

  • 1st Shift – 07:30 hrs
  • 2nd Shift – 11:00 hrs
  • 3rd Shift – 14:30 hrs

All the shortlisted candidates shall be advised through Website/SMS/ Email to download their e-call letters to appear in the 2nd Stage CBT about two weeks prior to examination.

Further placement of candidates in panels and/or short listing for appearing in Aptitude Test / Typing Skill Test wherever applicable, will be only on the basis of marks obtained in 2nd Stage CBT. Normalisation of marks will be done as per extant rules.

RRB NTPC Second Stage Exam Pattern: Question paper in the 2nd Stage examination (CBT) will be made available only in English and the language opted by them in the application form as per Para 16 of the CEN. 2nd stage CBT is likely to 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.

Candidates equal to 15 times (approx 273780) of vacancies shall be called for 2nd stage CBT based on the merit position in the 1st stage CBT.

Final selection of candidates will be based on merit position obtained in the 2nd stage CBT and / or RRB NTPC result of Aptitude Test / Typing Skill Test wherever applicable.

Normalization of marks will be done as per extant rules in 1st and 2nd stage CBT.

RRB NTPC 2016 CEN 03/2015 Notification

RRB released the short notification on 21st December 2015. Detailed notification was published on 26th December 2015.

Short notifications in English and Hindi were published in the fourth week of December.

RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015 Recruitment Notification in English and Hindi

Detailed notification is available as published vide Centralised Employment Notice number 03/2015. You can read the notification RRB NTPC Notification 2015 here or download the file.

Date  RRB NTPC Notifications View
26 Dec 2016 RRB CEN 03/2015 – NTPC (Graduate) Level Notification Click Here
03 Aug 0216 Notification regarding Question Papers, Answer Keys and Candidates’ Response Click Here
30 Aug 2016 Notification Regarding Final Answer Key, RRB NTPC Result & 2nd Stage CBT Click Here

RRB notified NTPC 2016 recruitment vide centralized employment notice (CEN) 03/2015. The notification enlists 18252 vacancies for the various Non Technical Popular Categories graduate posts.

Eligible candidates having filled the RRB application form can check application status and download the RRB admit card. Result of RRB NTPC 2016 is announced by after each stage of selection, online CBT, 2nd stage CBT, aptitude test, document verification, skill test, aptitude test. Candidates can go through all the processes online such as applying, downloading admit card, checking RRB NTPC result.

RRB NTPC Examination pattern

RRB NTPC Examination is conducted in two stages followed by Typing Skill Test / Aptitude Test (if applicable) and Document Verification. RRB NTPC Exam pattern for Computer Based Test is given here.

For First Stage CBT

Duration of exam – The duration of exam scheduled to be held as computer based test will be 90 minutes. PWD candidates with scribes will get 120 minutes.

Number of questions – There will be 100 questions in the CBT.

Type of questions – All questions will be MCQ type.

Negative marking – 1/3rd mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Languages – The exam will be in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, konkani, Odia, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri, Malayalam, and Urdu.

Second Stage CBT

Duration of exam – 90 minutes.

Number of questions – There will be 120 questions in the CBT.

Type of questions – All questions will be MCQ type.

Topics – General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.

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RRB NTPC 2016 Vacancies

Post Vacancies
Commercial Apprentice (CA) 703
Traffic Apprentice (TA) 1645
Enquiry Cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC) 127
Goods Guard 7591
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist (JAA) 1205
Senior Clerk Cum Typist 869
Assistant Station Master (ASM) 5942
Traffic Assistant 166
Senior Time Keeper 4
Total 18252

RRB NTPC 2016 Important Dates

Important dates of RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015 indicate first and last date of applying for the recruitment exam, dates of exam, availability of RRB NTPC admit card, declaration of RRB NTPC result, next stages. The following information pertaining to dates of RRB CEN 03/2015 can be highlighted.

Short advertisement about RRB NTPC 2015-2016 has been published on 21 December 2015
Centralized Employment Notice 03/2015 was published and application form issued on 26 December 2015
Last date to apply for RRB Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) will be 25 January 2016
Exam will be held by Railway Recruitment Board in the months of 28 March 2016 to 03 May 2016
Provisional Question Paper & Answer Key 12 August 2016 to 21 August 2016
Declaration of RRB NTPC Result 2016 07 December 2016 onwards
RRB NTPC 2nd Stage Exam Jan 2017 / Feb 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: To be eligible to apply for RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015, one must have educational qualifications relevant for the post. Exact details of the same can be seen in the notification. Brief highlights are as follows.

  • Candidate must have the qualification from recognized Board / University / Institute.
  • Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist (JAA), Senior Clerk cum Typist (SCT), Senior Time Keeper must have typing proficiency in English / Hindi.

Age Limit: Candidate should adhere to the upper and lower age limit. Whereas the lower birth date is same for all candidates, relaxation is available in upper date of birth.

Age group 18 to 32
Lower date of birth 01.01.1998
Upper date of birth
UR 02.01.1984
OBC 02.01.1981
SC / ST 02.01.1979
Ex-Servicemen Plus three years
Domiciled in state of JnK during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 Relaxable by 5 years
  • UR – Relaxable by 10 years
  • OBC – Relaxable by 13 years
  • SC / ST – Relaxable by 15 years
Widows, divorced women, women judicially separated from husband but not remarries
  • Upper age limit for UR – 35 years
  • Upper age limit for OBC – 38 years
  • Upper age limit for SC / ST – 40 years
Serving Group “C”, erstwhile Group “D” railway staff, casual labour
  • Upper age limit for UR – 40 years
  • Upper age limit for OBC – 43 years
  • Upper age limit for SC / ST – 45 years

For those working in Quasi-Administrative offices of Railway organization, relaxation in upper age limit will be up to the length of service rendered, subject to maximum of 5 years.

The lower and upper age limited will be reckoned as on 01.01.2016.

RRB NTPC 2016 Admit Card

Application form submission concluded as per schedule. A few weeks after the closing date of application forms, each RRB released application status for candidates who had applied for RRB CEN 03/2015. Through application status checking facility, candidate is able to know whether application form has been accepted / rejected / status of payment. Although details of this are not given in the detailed notification usually, but each RRB (zone) website has a page dedicated for this for most Indian Railways Jobs recruitment exam. There, the RRB CEN 03/2015 application status facility is also made available.

About RRB NTPC Admit Card (CEN 03/2015)

  • Railway Recruitment Board Non Technical Popular Categories (Graduate) CEN 03/2015 exam will be held in March to May 2016. Admit card for examination is released two – three weeks before the exam.
  • Last date to apply online is in the last week of January 2016.
  • Admit card of RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015 has been released after application form submission concluded in all zones.
  • As examination will be held in March – April, and form submission gets over in January, RRB NTPC Admit Card CEN 03/2015 was issued starting from February 2016 for exams to be held in March, in April 2016 for exam to be held in April.
  • Depending upon the exact examination date in the respective zone, admit cards are issued by Railway Recruitment Board.
  • Only those candidates who have applied and paid fees on time will be able to get the RRB Admit Card for CEN 03/2015 for RRB NTPC recruitment.

RRB NTPC 2016 Question Paper and Answer Keys

Question Papers and Answer Keys of the examination will be available after the exam has been conducted. Candidates who have appeared in the online exam on date fixed by the Railway Recruitment Board will be able to check the RRB Answer Keys to analyse their exam performance.

  • Question paper designed for NTPC (Graduate) aspirants consist of 100 multiple choice questions. It is a computer based test in which candidate is assigned a system at the test center, questions are displayed on screen, and candidate has to mark the correct answer on the system only.
  • Question paper of RRB NTPC 2016 is only in the online format. Candidate does not get a copy of the paper after exam concludes.
  • RRB NTPC Answer Key 2016 will be released officially by the Railway Recruitment Board. When the board releases answer keys, it will also publish question paper.
  • As it is a CBT, the release of RRB NTPC Question Paper and Answer Key 2016 will be simultaneous. The board will in fact publish single question paper for each day, each shift, with correct answers marked against them.

RRB NTPC Result 2016 and Cut Off

Result of RRB NTPC 2016 is declared online. Check result of RRB NTPC CEN 03/2015 at the zonal RRB website. Candidates who have appeared for the online computer based test during March to May 2016 can know their RRB NTPC result online.

Date of declaration of RRB Results is determined by the zonal Railway Recruitment Board. The number of RRB NTPC Vacancy is quite large (more than eighteen thousand). Number of applicants is also large as many candidates want to get Indian Railways Job in Government of India. It thus takes some time for RRB NTPC results to be announced and candidates are requested to be patient while checking RRB NTPC Results.

  • Result of RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015 can be checked online by candidates.
  • RRB NTPC Result is published containing Roll Numbers of candidates who have been selected / shortlisted for further stages.
  • After written examination RRB NTPC result are announced for RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015 shortlisted candidates must attend next stage.

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