RRB NTPC Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 30, 2022

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The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) of India, the RRB NTPC exam is held yearly to fill in existing vacancies. RRB NTCP (Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories) is an online exam that recruits candidates from all over  India. On average, more than 10 lac students apply for the exam. However, each year vacancies arise is 25-35k only. 

Students with undergraduate and graduate degrees from recognized universities and boards are eligible to apply for the exam. The exam opens doors for candidates for various roles and positions at RRB. Therefore, candidates get selected for the roles like: 

  • Clerk- Accounts cum Typist 
  • Clerk- Trains 
  • Time Keeper Junior or Senior 
  • Clerk- Junior and Typist 
  • Clerk- Tickets 
  • Guard- Goods 
  • Assistant of Traffic 
  • Commercial Trainee and Station Master in the Zonal Railways and Production 

About RRB NTPC Exam 

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts RRB NTCP every year. RRB is a recruitment agency of the Indian government established in the year 1998. The agency recruits candidates for group C and group D vacancies. In other words, it recruits civil and engineering staff on behalf of the government. It is essential to know that the agency is a part of the Indian Government and operates under the Ministry Of Railways India. Some quick facts about the board are: 

Abbreviation RRB 
Type Government Recruitment Body 
Purpose Recruitment of Railway Staff 
Location 21 Boards Across India 
Headquarters Rail Bhavan, Raisina Marg, New Delhi — 110001 
Chairman Suneet Sharma 
Director Kumar Rajesh Chandra 

Now That you have a fair amount of Ideas of the exam conducting authority, let us know the exam in detail. 

The RRB NTPC exam is conducted every year in December. The application for the exam starts in February/March. After the successful completion of the application, one gets a chance to correct the application as well. Soon after the application the admit card is released which contains information related to the candidate and also acts as the first official document for the exam. 

The RRB NTCP exam is of the National level and hires eligible Indian citizens. Selection depends on factors such as educational qualification, age, etc. The complete eligibility criteria for different posts and vacancies are available here. 

Now diving deeper into the details of the exam one must keep in mind the syllabus of the exam is based on learnings of class 10, 12, and graduation levels. Here’s the 2023 (Tentative) dates to prepare for the next year exam beforehand. 

Events Dates 
Release of RRB NTPC 2023 Notification Last week of February 2023 
Starting date of the Application Process 1st week of March 2023 
Last date to submit the Application Last week of March 2023 
Last date of Application Fees Submission 1st week of April 2023 
Last date for the final submission of the application March 2022 
Release of Admit Card May 2023 
RRB NTPC 2023 CBT-1 June – September 2023 

Latest Notifications of RRB NTCP 

  • On 22 September 2022, RRB Guwahati will take the RRB NTPC Typing Test. 
  • On September 16, RRB released the admit cards for the 2022 document verification process. You can view the schedule here. 
  • On September 14, RRB NTPC CBAT Scorecard 2022 is released and Review Document Verification Process started. 
  • On September 7 2022, RRB NTPC CBAT Level 4 and Level 6 Results and Cut-off 2022 are announced. 

RRB NTPC – Exam Dates 

The 2022 registration for RRB Exam started in February; the exam saw an enormous number of registrations. The total was above 1.cr registration. Thus, the board decided to conduct the exam in 7 phases. All of the phases of the exam are now complete except for the last phase. The Last and final phase of the exam will take place in the month of November 2022 (tentative). Moreover, the exam is divided into two parts CBT 1 and CBT 2. The application process of the exam is completely online. A tentative exam date table is given above so that candidates can forecast exam dates for 2023 until officially available. 

RRB NTPC Exam  Important Dates 
CBT 2 (Pay Level-6) 09.05.2022 & 10.05.2022 
CBT 2 (Pay Level-2) 13th and 16th June 2022 
CBT 2 (Pay Level-3) 14th June 2022 and 17th June 2022 
CBT 2 (Pay Level-4) 9th & 10th May 2022 
CBT 2 (Pay Level-5) 12th and 15th June 2022 
CBAT (Pay Level-6 and 4) 30th July 2022  
RRB NTPC (Pay Level – 7) To be notified 

 Know More – RRB NTPC Important Date & Notifications 

 Application Fee for RRB NTPC 

The Application fee for RRB NTPC can be broken into two parts. Part one is the basic application fee and part two is the examination fee. You must be wondering why there is a separate examination fee. Well, the answer is there are quite a few posts available for RRB NTCP and for some posts, the examination process is different which means the costs of conducting such exams are also different, therefore separate exam fees for separate posts. 

The Application Process is simple. Simply head on to the respective RRB website of your state and fill the form by filling the necessary detail. Then go through the application and pay the fee once you feel the form is correctly filled. Below is the asked application fee. 

Category Of Candidates Fee Amount In Rupees 
Unreserved or General Category INR 500 
Female/ Schedule Cast/ Schedule Tribe/ PWD/ Transgender INR 250 

Now that you know the exam fee, it is also important to know that candidates can get a refund of the fee from RRB. In order to get the refund click here

Eligibility Criteria 

The Eligibility Criteria mainly consists of four-parameter which a candidate needs to meet in order to secure a job with RRB. The four parameters are citizenship (nationality), age limit, Physical and medical fitness, and educational Qualification. These four parameters are further discussed below as applicable to different posts or job roles. 


The first Eligibility parameter is the nationality of the candidate. Candidates who are citizens of India are eligible to apply for the post provided they meet the other three requirements. Candidates from Nepal or Bhutan, Tibetan refugee before 1962, a person of Indian origin who has migrated from other countries and is permanently settled in India can also apply for this exam. 

Age Limit 

The Two tables are given below the first table shows the upper age limit and lower age limit of according to the category of the candidate. 

Category Max Year Of Birth Minimum Year Of Birth Maximum Age Limit Minimum age Limit 
General 02 July 1990 01.07.2022 32 20 
OBC July 02 1987 01.07.2022 35 20 
SC/ST 2 July 1985 01.07.2022 37 20 

The second table shows the age relaxation for candidates that go beyond the SC/ST and General Categories. 

Special Categories Maximum Age Limit UG level Post Maximum Age Limit Graduate level Post 
Non Creamy OBC Candidates 38 36 
SC and ST 5 more Years Relaxation 38 
Ex-Servicemen Of Defence General Category 30 Years + Number of Years Served+ 3 years grace 33 Years + Number of Years Served+ 3 years grace 
Ex-Servicemen Of Defence OBC Category 33 Years + Number of Years Served+ 3 years grace 36  Years + Number of Years Served+ 3 years grace 
Ex-Servicemen Of Defence SC/ST Category 35Years + Number of Years Served+ 3 years grace 38 + Number of Years Served+ 3 years grace 
PWBD (General) 40 43 
PWBD (OBC) 43 46 
PWBD (SC/ST) 45 48 
J & K domiciled Candidates ( 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989) General 35 38 
J & K domiciled Candidates ( 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989) OBC 38 41 
J & K domiciled Candidates ( 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989) SC/ST 40 43 
Railway Quasi Administrative staffs General, OBC, and SC, ST respectively Age – 40, 43, and 45 33, 36, and 38 respectively + additional 5 years or number of years served whichever is lower 
Group C or Group D Railway Staff with 3 years’ time served General, OBC, and SC/ST respectively 40, 43, and 45 Respectively 40, 43, 45 respectively 
Widows and Divorcees (not married) General, OBC, and SC/ST respectively 35,38, and 40 respectively Same as UG level Posts 

Physical Fitness and Medical Tests 

The medical standard and fitness of each candidate are absolutely necessary to qualify for the post. The below table gives an easily understandable medical standard for different posts. 

Medical Standards Posts Falling in the Medical standards 
A2 Station Master, Goods Guard, Traffic Assistant 
A3 Trains Clerk 
B2 Commercial Apprentice, Commercial + Ticket Clerk, Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk, 
C2 Junior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk Cum Typist, Accounts Clerk Cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Senior Clerk-Cum-typist, Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist, 

Apart From Medical Test candidates should meet the physical fitness parameters. Under the physical fitness parameter candidate of each medical standard category from A2 to C2 need to be physically strong and fit. Apart from that candidate should also meet the required vision test. 

Educational Qualification for RRB NTPC Exam 

Each Post in RRB NTPC requires a different educational qualification; however, few courses have the same qualification standards. The posts at RRB NTCP fall to a maximum in the 7th pay commission. The qualifications for the post are shown in the below table. 

Post Qualification 
–Clerk-Trains – Clerk Cum Typist- Junior – Time Keeper- Junior – Clerk- Accounts cum Typist – Clerk- Commercial cum Ticket 10+2 with 50% (50% not applicable for SC/ST and special categories), Computer typing Hindi and English. 
– Traffic Assistant – Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk – Goods Guard – Station Master – Commercial Apprentice Under Graduate Degree From a Recognized University 
– Time Keeper – Senior – Senior Clerk Cum Typist – Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist   Under Graduate Degree From a Recognized University and typing proficiency in Hindi and English 

Vacancies in RRB NTCP 

RRB released the revised vacancies on January 12, 2022. The Vacancies play an important role in deciding the cut-off marks for the subjects. Presently the board has announced 35208 vacancies. For these vacancies more than 1.2cr candidates have applied to write the exam. Below are two tables that explicitly show the category-wise vacancies and job posts wise vacancies. 

Category Wise Vacancy as on RRB NTPC Exam 2022 

Category Total Number of available Vacancies 
General 15176 ( Fifteen thousand one hundred seventy-six) 
Other Backward Classes 8840 (eight thousand eight hundred forty) 
Schedule Cast 5143 (five thousand one hundred forty-three) 
Scheduled Tribe 2780 ( two thousand seven hundred eighty) 
EWS 3525 ( three thousand five hundred twenty-five) 

Post-Wise Vacancies 

Post Number Of vacancies Under Graduate Number Of vacancies Graduate 
Clerk Cum Typist – Junior and Senior Respectively 4300 2854 
Accounts cum Typist –  Junior and Senior Respectively 760 3147 
Time Keeper- Junior and Senior Respectively 11 06 
Trains Clerk and traffic assistant Respectively 592 88 
Commercial cum ticket clerk- Junior and Senior Respectively 4940 5638 
Commercial Apprentice – 259 
Station Master – 6865 
Goods guard – 5748 
Total 10603 24605 

Salary in RRB NTPC 

The Salary for different roles of RRB NTPC is stated below. The salaries both for UG level and Graduate level posts are mentioned here. The Graduate-level posts start from Traffic Assistant. 


Post Name 

7th Pay commission Level 

Starting salary 



Undergraduate Level 

Junior Clerk Cum Typist 


₹ 19900 

Junior Time Keeper 


₹ 19900 

Trains Clerk 


₹ 19900 

Accounts Clerk Cum Typist 


₹ 19900 

Commercial Ticket Clerk 


₹ 21700 






Graduate Level 

Traffic Assistant 


₹ 25500 

Senior Commercial cum Ticket clerk 


₹ 29200 

Goods Guard 


₹ 29200 

Senior Clerk Cum Typist 


₹ 29200 

Junior Account Assistant Cum Typist 


₹ 29200 

Senior timekeeper 


₹ 29200 

Commercial Apprentice 


₹ 35400 

Station Master 


₹ 35400 

Syllabus of RRB NTPC 

The syllabus of the RRB NTPC exam consists of three subjects – Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness. Major chapters of these subjects are mentioned below. 

Exam Pattern 

The RRB NTPC exam consists of five stages in total. They are CBT 1, CBT 2, Aptitude test, Document Verification, and Medical Test. The fourth stage is an essential for a candidate to verify the documents in order to finally secure a job. Each of the stages exam patterns is shown below there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. 

CBT 1 

Section Number of Questions Total Marks 
Mathematics 30 30 
Reasoning 30 30 
General Awareness (GK) 40 40 
Total 100 100 
  •         PWD candidates will get 120 minutes while the rest will get 90 minutes to complete the exam. 
  •         1/4 marks is deducted for every wrong answer. 

CBT- 2 

Section Number of Questions Total Marks 
Mathematics 35 35 
Reasoning 35 35 
General Awareness (GK) 50 50 
Total 120 120 
  •         PWD candidates will get 120 minutes while the rest will get 90 minutes to complete the exam. 
  •        1/4 marks is deducted for every wrong answer. 

CBAT or Computer-based Aptitude Test 

The CBAT exam is only for qualifying candidates for the posts of Traffic Assistant and station Master. The CBAT question will be available in Hindi and English only. The questions will be divided into six sections and the candidate will have to qualify in all six of them. A candidate has to score a minimum of 30% in CBAT and 70% in CBT-2 in order to proceed to document verification. 

Typing Skill 

Candidates that pass in the CBT -2 exams qualify for the typing skill test. It is the last stage for selection except for document verification and medical test. In this test, candidates need to type at least 30 words in English and at least 25 words in Hindi in order to qualify further. 

After the candidate clears all the tests of NTPC then the documents of the candidates are verified. Apart from this a medical check-up of the candidate is also done to check the physical fitness of the candidate. 

Know More – RRB NTPC Exam Pattern and Syllabus 

RRB NTPC Admit Card 

The admit card for the 7th phase was released on 19th July. The admit card is an official document. Every candidate should keep it safe at least until the entire selection and on boarding process is over.. 

The following instructions will let you download your RRB NTPC 2022 admit card: 

  • Visit the relevant RRB’s official website. 
  • Click the “Admit Card” link. 
  • Enter your password and User ID (registration number). 
  • On your screen, the RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card will show up. 
  • Save the same for later use. 

It is advised to bring two printed copies of your RRB NTPC 2022 admit card and one form of photo identification with you to the exam. 

Know More – RRB NTPC Admit Card and Interview call letter 

RRB NTPC Result 

The CBAT Level 6 test RRB NTPC scorecard 2022 is now available. The test participants must go the RRB website and download their scorecard. The 2022 RRB NTPC DV round notice is available. 

For the CBT 2 Exam held for Pay Levels 2, 3, and 5, the RRB NTPC CBT 2 Answer Key has been made available at all regional websites of Indian Railways, but the link is the same for all zones. The article below has been updated with a direct link to the RRB NTPC CBT 2 Answer Key 2022, and candidates can now use it to review their answers. Candidates have until June 27, 2022, to file objections regarding the RRB NTPC CBT 2 Answer Key (11:55 pm). 

RRB NTPC exam results are pending, for some of the states. Likely the board will release the result of all the remaining by September. The answer key for the exam will also be available till September end. The students have written the RRB exam for different states, in which consist of 15different languages. However, students can expect the results to be available by September end. Once the result is announced or any notification for the same or for answer key is released you can check this page for links or the latest updates. 

Know More – RRB NTPC Result & Cut off Marks 

How to Apply for RRB? 

The application process for the RRB exam is completely online. Simply follow the steps given below to apply for the vacancies. 

  • Visit the RRB Website for the state you want to work in. 
  • After visiting the website find “new registration” and click on it. 
  • Select the RRB NTPC Zone of your choice for application. 
  • Check availability by filling in your community and other details. 
  • After checking the availability proceeds to fill up the form in order to generate the registration number. 
  • Fill up the basic and personal details and verify your email and phone number through OTP. 
  • You will receive your registration number after verification in the registered email id and mobile number. 
  • Simply log in using your registration number and fill in the rest of the form. 
  • After filling the form properly review it and cross verify it. 
  • Upload your passport size picture and signature in the asked size. 
  • Once you find there are no errors in the form submit it and proceed to pay the application fee. 
  • After successful payment, a printout the slip for future reference. 

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Q1. Which exam is RRB NTPC? 

Ans. RRB NTPC is the exam for Railway Recruitment Board for Non-Technical Popular Categories. RRB conducts the exam every year and recruits candidates from national over India. The exam higher candidates for non-core technical posts and the payment for the same starts from level 2 till level 6 as per the 7th pay commission. Recently there were 1 crore candidates who registered themselves for this exam whereas the vacancy for the same was only 30k+. 

Q2. Is RRB NTPC tough? 

Ans. The syllabus of the exam is not vast and a student or candidate with proper discipline can cover the syllabus easily. However, the tough part lies with the fact that seats are very low when compared to the number of candidates appearing for the exam. The answer for the question can vary from candidate to candidate therefore complete the syllabus take mocks and determine where you stand by analyzing your mocks before the exam and practice accordingly. 

Q3. What is the salary of RRB NTPC? 

Ans. The starting salary of RRB NTPC is INR 19900 and goes up to INR 35400. The salary starts at level 2 of the seventh CPC and goes up to the 6th level. The salary comprises of components like basic pay, grade pay, DA, TA, and HRA. The entire starting salary for each and every post is given in this article. Please check it for better understanding. 

Q4. Can a 12th pass take RRB NTPC? 

Ans. A 12th pass can write the RRB NTPC exam and secure a job. Moreover, the 12th-pass candidates can apply for the following posts. 

  •         Junior Clerk Cum Typist 
  •         Accounts Clerk Cum Typist 
  •         Junior Time Keeper 
  •         Train Clerk 
  •         Commercial Cum ticket clerk 

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