RRB NTPC Final Exam Analysis with Normalized Cut-off

RRB NTPC 2016: Final Exam Analysis with Normalized Cut-off

RRB NTPC Final Exam Analysis with Normalized Cut-off: After a month long ordeal, the RRB NTPC Examination 2016 have come to an end. Now, all the candidates are curious to know about Final Cut-off, Result Date and Merit List. Sadly, these queries can be resolved by Railway Recruitment Board only. But, we would like mention the Top 3 queries we’ve received in the past few days. 

  • What will be the Cut-off for RRB NTPC Written Examination?

  • What will be the Overall Cut-off for RRB NTPC 2016?

  • On which date will the Final Result for RRB NTPC 2016 be declared?

We, at OnlineTyari always believe in making things easy for aspirants and giving them a clear vision of the current scenario. Since the written exam was conducted over a period of one month, there were a few variations each day, owing to which we are now presenting a final review of RRB NTPC Written Examination for Non-Technical Posts. 

RRB NTPC 2016: Final Exam Analysis & Review

RRB NTPC Examination 2016 paper was considered as Easy but Question paper in some shifts was relatively tough. So, there will be a normalizing or scaling in the overall cut-off. The written exam was conducted across the country at various centres starting from 28 March till 30 April 2016.

Due to administrative issues, the exam for candidates in 8 centres has been rescheduled and will be conducted during the first week of May. 

RRB NTPC 2016 consisted of 100 Questions with 1 mark for each correct answer and 0.33 deductions for each wrong attempt. The Overall level of the paper was Easy to Moderate. The Paper was divided into 4 sections.


RRB Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability 

The Paper consisted of 23-25 Questions of Reasoning that can broadly be classified in various topics as follows:

  1. Sitting Arrangement/ Circular Arrangement
  2. Coding Decoding
  3. Classification/Analogy
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation/Direction Test
  6. Syllogism
  7. High Level Reasoning
  8. Visual Reasoning

RRB Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

The Paper consisted of 33-35 Questions of Numerical Ability that can broadly be classified in various topics as follows:

    1. Problem on Ages
    2. Simplification/ Speed Calculation
    3. Simple Interest/ Compound Interest
    4. Trigonometry (Basics and Height& Distance)
    5. Profit & Loss and Discounts
    6. Time Work and Distance
    7. Ratio &Proportion
    8. Mixture & Allegation
    9. Boat & Streams
    10. Venn Diagram
    11. Data Interpretation – Bar Graph, Mix Graph, Line Graph etc.
    12. Probability
    13. Area and Volume
    14. Number System

RRB Exam Analysis: General Knowledge

The paper consisted of 27-30 Questions of General Knowledge that can broadly be classified in various topics as follows:

  1. Static GK – Days & Dates, Important personalities, Sports, Science & Tech, Books, Honors & Awards etc.
  2. History – AIH, MIH, Modern
  3. Economy – Basic terms and Theories
  4. Polity – Basics of Constitution, Indian Structure, Central & State Governance
  5. Geography – Political & Physical (India)
  6. Current Affairs

RRB Exam Analysis: General Science

The paper consisted of 10-13 Questions of General Knowledge that can broadly be classified in various topics as follows:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Environmental Studies

Note: Every topic mentioned in the post section-wise is not there in every paper but these are the topics that appeared most frequently.


RRB NTPC Cut-Off (Normalized) 

Based on our final exam analysis and standardized cut-off formula for the varying level of difficulty, we have calculated the final estimated cut-off after normalization for RRB NTPC Examination 2016. 

 Category of the Candidate  Normalized Cut-off
 General  78-81
 OBC  76-79
 SC/ST  70-75
 Ex-Servicemen  59-62

Note: The Overall Cut depends on the Minimum value above which the posts will be allocated and this will vary as per RRB.

If you are still confused whether you’ve made it through RRB NTPC, better not waste time. Start preparing for SSC CGL 2016 Tier I, which will be conducted in the month of August 2016. Let us know your doubts and queries in the comments section below. 

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  1. Sir my name is anil kumar i have applied from rrb mumbai and i have attempted 92 questions with 95% accuracy for CA and TA.one matter is that in my 29th april first shift 3question’s answers are wrong will they give me marks or remove the questions.

  2. Sir, don’t u think that the cut off for ASM posts should be a bit on the lower side than that predicted above?

    • It is a predicted score concluded using a standardized formula. Hope for the best and Wait for the final merit list

  3. sir, i am from obc category and can score 60-62 marks RRB mumbai. can i expect any of the post like ASM GG Sr clerk, JAA?

    • The final decision will be made by RRB only but the cut-off mentioned in the post is an analyzed and normalized score created using a standardized formula. This score is based on the previous cut-off.

  4. sir i will get 82 marks .in post preference i have given senior clerk typist, asm, goods guard, ca,ta. i dont know how to fill the post preference and did a blunder..i dont want to join as senior clerk…what can i expect and will they change my post preference if requested.

  5. sir iam eligible for only ca as per medical test and iam getting score also but i put asm as first preference shall they be consider me for ca

  6. I attempted 50 all correct for sure, obc catagory. CA first and ASM was last preferred, any scope for me? Just focused on accuracy as previous feedback shown easy level of paper but I found difficulty was there, may be it was increased day by day to let equilibrium in level of first and last day appeared candidates.

  7. Sir i attemted 87 question in which 5 r wrong.
    i scored above 80 in st category.
    what is the possibility to get a chance in CA?

  8. I’m expecting 72-76. I’m a General Category candidate from RRB Kolkata. Is there any hope for me.

  9. My first preference is Sr. clerk, second preference is Junior accountant.
    Expecting 65 marks category OBC, RRb Bhopal.
    Any suggestions

  10. Sir iam sc category i had applied secunderabad zone i got 68 marks. Any chance to get the asm, gg, sc.
    Please reply

  11. SIr i attempted 65 questions with all correct.obc category chennai region. Can i expect any post in ntpc category

  12. What do u mean by “after normalisation”??

    Does selection process is completely based on the marks scored in CBT??

    Or is their any weightage of of CBT in final merit with the weightage of any aptitude or typing test??

    • Level of paper conducted on various days is different. So normalization is done in order to bring the score of all the students on a common platform. This process is called normalization.

  13. i hav attemted 96 in which 10 may b rong so i thnk my score will be approx80nd i m in gen candidate nd my jone is allahabad so what can i got…. any post….

    • I too have the same question. And what will be the pattern of this aptitude test. I thought there would be only test for checking eyes nd other physical standards.

  14. Hello sir/madam
    I have attempted exam for rrb secunderabad for 3rd shift on 28th April. What will be the expected cut off for rrb secunderabad. I have attempted 81 questions and I think 70-75 questions will be correct. Is there any chance for me as I am belonging to General category?

  15. sir i have attempted 96 ques. with 95% accuracy for rrb allahabad .. and post prefrence is goods guard, enquiry cum reservation clerk asm …..which post is better…

  16. there is some rumour about re-exam of rrb ntpc or prelims-mains like exam…
    Is it correct or rubbish rumour only?? plz tell me…

  17. Sir, I attempt 79 marks in Rrb NTPC I think 9 bits are wrong. I have applied for the post Goods guard, asm,TA,CA,Senior clerk Secunderabad board SC category. Any chances to got the job. But I don’t have to interest to join Goods guard I am interested to join ASM. Please reply me my question I was so confused

  18. Sir, iam general attempted 98 on march 30and 3 shift . And 8 to 10 marks are wrong. From secendrabad zone. What are my chances to get CA or TA.

  19. Based on the poll from this site many people are saying that they will score around 70-80..guess cutoff will b around 70+….just clear me with one thing….are you giving ur answer based on attempts or number of correct answer coz 172 people said they have more than 90+ right answers….reply soon… dont let this msg unreplied….

      • Iam not guessing as like others. I search on various resources. I know without official key we cant predict our marks. But based on my research it will be varied by 1 or 2 marks with official key iam sure.

        • hari sir pls give me your roll no n date of birth hope u r saying true but i think its so hard to score 95+ so i also wanna check your result

    • Iam preparing for ap public service commission exams. Iam sure i check number of books, blogs, and various community discussions regrding my questions are right or wrong. I dont know that 172 people but i am sure about my marks

  20. guess i’m out of race……my shift was on 29th March 2nd shift and people said this shift is easy and i can get only 65 after normalization my marks will reduce further…..anyway I will start preparing for ssc cgl

        • all are saying .cut off for chennai rrb is little bit low when compare to other states. after normalization you may get.i am also in the same mark category as you. so wait for the result.

          • this time cut off will b high for chennai…..anything can happen after normalization…lets see….

          • Hi frnds, I’m from tn. My heartly wishes to u all. I have attempted 86 questions. Inthat, am expecting 74-82marks including the deduction of wrong answers. If you know about the results, pls let me know by monesh.kumar04@gmail.com.

            Also i have a doubt, once we call for apt test, suppose if we can’t get cleared, what will they do. Will they appoint us for our next preference or rejected from the whole ?? Clarify me guys…

  21. TO,
    OnlineTyari Team

    dear sir, my name is saurav jha , i have applied for rrb ntpc non technical exam which was recently held in march -april for approx…18000 seats from MUMBAI ZONE.sir can u tell me the expected number of candidates applied for MUMBAI ZONE i will be thankful to you .

    with regards
    saurav jha

  22. What will different cut off for different paper. I thought all paper are different and some easy and some difficult.

    • Normalizing of the score will be there to get the score of candidates having paper on different days on a similar level…

  23. i have a doubt, once we call for apt test (for asm post), suppose if we can’t get cleared, what will they do. Will they appoint us for our next preference or rejected from the whole ?? Clarify me

    • Every candidate will be called for a single post only and if you will not be able to clear the further stages involved in the selection for that post.You will not get any further chance for any post…

      • can u b clear in what u have said…lets assume my 1st preference is Goods Guard and If i dont have required marks for GG but I have required cutoff for my 2nd preference which is AsM, will they call me for psycho test????

      • So, they are asking the preferences, if we don’t have the required cutoff for our first preference, then they call us for ours second one, right??

      • So, they are asking the preferences only for the candidate those who donot have the required cutoff for their first preference, then they call us for their second one, isn’t it??

  24. hai i attend 71 questions with 4 wrong .i will definitely score around 65 as a raw mark my exam was heald on 12 thapril 1st shift is there any chance for me.i belongs to obc chennai region.

  25. hai i attend 71 questions with 4 wrong .i will definitely score around 65 as a raw mark my exam was held on 12 thapril 1st shift is there any chance for me.i belongs to obc chennai region.please reply

    • buckle up any thing can happen after normalization….after looking at the polls on various website..for chennai…65 looks to b on the lower side….75+ might get u a seat in NTPC…lets wait for response sheet….many north indians wrote exam in chennai region…this should have been stopped…..

      • i am muthuraj from tamil nadu .i got 65 marks in railway ntpc exam prediction. is there anychance to get any one of the post vaani saranya.? i am also obc category.

  26. i completed my PG in electrical i worked as a lecturer for 2 years .Due to insufficient salary i like to shifted my job nature at government side.I wrote lot of exams in tnpsc ibps and private banks.i rejected in last minute.i Wrote my last exam in POWER GRID i scored 24.67 in mains but the cutoff for obc is 30.Due to reservation my friend got the job in that particular concern by scoring only 21.

  27. I think this is waste of time to prepare for the govt jobs for a year,waiting for few months to fowards result and finally disqualified from the recruitment chain.Really i disappointed my age is going on but still i not get a proper job .when the indian government analyase the system.HE GIVE THE JOBS FOR RESEVED INDIANS NOT FOR DESERVED INDIANS.

  28. in the mean time i hear lot of north indians attend the ntpc exam in chennai region.It will definitely affect our bro and sis to get the job.What about your opinion saranya?

    • our politicians are good for northing…why the hell other state people are allowed to attend in our state vice versa ….. i’m not offending any one just sharing my views….OBC have creamy layer and non creamy…why not sc and st have the same creamy layer…Personally I know many sc and st people are earning more than 1000k per year…then why still they are enjoying reservation and for other state people coming to rob our chance, dont u feel ashamed…looser…. IBPs clersk i lost my chance by 1 mark in final cutoff…..

  29. I saw in some site that based on 2012 NTPC result…raw score -8 will normalized score…is it true? so this time no one will score more than 90? and if some one’s score is 80 then his normalized score will be 72?????

  30. within 2 days.RRB state that more number of candidates done a very good performance.so definitely cutoff will be high.

  31. ……sir i m attempt 89 qustn 11 $12 are wrong then i got selection any post i m a sc candidate…allahabad zone…..

  32. I have attempted 78 questions and 5-6 will be wrong I think.and applied from rrb Chandigarh .I am from SC category.can I have chance in TA or ASM post.please can anybody suggest me.who has applied in rrb chandigarhchandigarh.what will be the cutoff and when will be result out.I am from himachal Pradesh.OK guys thanks so much.

  33. Sir, I’m a candidate in rrb kolkata. I am attempted 85 questions. 5-6 questions are probably wrong. Can u plz tell me may I selected any post. I am ur category.

  34. Sir,
    I attended the rrb ntpc exam on 2nd April 2016.I am belonging to General Category.88 questions I attended. I wil get above 75 marks..Is there any chance for me in getting sr.clerk category.(Applied to tvm rrb)

  35. my name is NAGA SRINIVAS P
    My rollnumber-28347954160596
    REG NO-2871003174.
    i have written exam for RRB SECUNDERABAD on 03rd APRIL2016.
    I have attempted 89 out of 100.
    kindly tell me my marks when results are announced and also inform about OBC CUTOFF FOR RRB SECUNDERABAD.

  36. Thanks for predicting and posting scores here… Sir… But I think cut off will be slightly low… As last time general cut off was approx 72 for ASM. But that score was from 120 marks.. Not from 100… What do you think??

  37. sir i am exsm. i have done 79 questions. 4-5 may be wrong.70 marks sure.i applied in Kolkata RRB .Any Chance sir

  38. can we expect response sheet on August? any reliable source……people applied for chennai region….can u predict the cutoff for GG? and Asm

    • Hi Saranya B…My post preference for NTPC is ASM-TA-CA …suppose I couldn’t pass second step for ASM but my initial Score can Cross the cut off for TA/CA …can I get my second preference in this case…?please reply…this question made me so confused…please help me in this …

      • nop…if u fail in 2nd stage of Asm u r out….u wont b considered for TA or CA….where as if ur 1st pref is GG and ur mark is less than the cutoff required for GG then u will considered for 2nd preference which is CA or TA or Asm…etc.,

  39. Hai, saranya I am muthuraj from tamil nadu . I wrote the rrb ntpc exam 2016 , I applied to the Chennai division . I had attempted for the 85 questions but now I expect 70 maaarks.i depend to obc category .can you tell me Chennai cut off details.am I eligible to the post or not? now iam also trying bank exam last 2 years. my contact no 9942881442

  40. hai, saranya , have you attended sbi clerk mains exam. can you tell me how many questions are you attended.what cut off now expected to the tamil nadu state for obc category. I am preparing now ibps po exam. I am expecting your reply very quickly. please hurry up……

  41. i score 67 marks and 4 question for review in RRB Mumbai

    More students have less marks that they are expected before result declared.

    I think cut off may be decrease.

  42. RRB ka pre cut off kuch nahi hoga 40 no. se high waalo ko mains mai bulayega hr board 20 guna paas krega. cut off isliye nahi hoga kyo ki itne paper se cut off nahi bn sekta or kuch paper hard to kuch easy the. is exam ke nomber se koi matlab nahi hoga. mains ke nomber hi sbkuch hogne.

  43. Rupesh August 15, 2016 at 2:31 pm
    I scored 33.7 marks after dedecting -ve marks
    Question attempted-89
    Not attempted. -11
    Ans correct. 46
    Wrong ans. 43
    From AHEMDABAD zone
    Under EX-SERVICEMEN केटेगरी
    Kindly tell any hope

  44. Sir, Some paper are difficult and some easy in RRB NTPC pre exam. What will different cut off every different paper. If only one cut off for all papers that mostly candidate will be select who is appear in easy paper mod. This is confusion condition for all candidate of RRB. I am SR. CLERK Working in E.Co.Rly/Bhubaneswar and I am also confuse.
    What will expected cutoff for all paper. I have been looked in Objection tracker 59 marks. If 3 Questions are confusion and wrong. after correcting process of RRB key I can get 62.7 marks. My paper was on 26.0416 Third shift. It is a difficult paper.

    Reply please.

  45. RRB make a cut off from standard deviation formula. Look it
    think that papers are divide in 5 shift that every papers average marks that example :- (1) 50 (2) 60 (3) 55 (4) 80 (5) 75 total average mark is 50 + 60 + 55 + 80 + 75 = 320/5 = 64
    Now 64 is equal of 1) 50 (2) 60 (3) 55 (4) 80 (5) 75.

    If any person exam ed in (3) shift and get 60 mark that he will get 64/55* 60 =70 mark
    and any person exam ed in (4) shift and get 94 marks that he will get 64/80*94=75 mark

    Now every person marks will be changed from standard deviation formula after it looked toppers and show cut off of RRB NTPC exam.

    think that RRB NTPC cut off is 75 that any person who attend shift (3) and get 66 that 64/55*66=66.8 the person is select for mains exam and any person who attend shift (5) and get 82 mark that = 64/75*82=70 that the person in not select for mains exam.

    Now you know about RRB Cut off system. So Good luck for all students who attempts 80 cross this paper is easy. and Very lucky person who is in difficult shift and he not attempt difficult question.

  46. Sir How to calculate Normalized score?
    Plz discuss.
    I have qualified for mains from rrb Allahabad.
    Shift-2, 29March.

    Total attempt Q-88
    Right Answer done- 70
    Wrong -18
    Wrong Q given by rrb-6Q
    Net marks-64.

    But normalized score shows 78.84 marks.

  47. friends, I have been said before that merit will be make difficulty standard. as standard division. who student were in easy mod they became loss. and who student is difficult mod they became gain.

    Full detail read in my post on date 28 sept. 2016.

    I Nand Kishor, OS/Engg. dept/ E.Co.Rly. Bhubaneswar.
    and I was in this exam for go at my zone NWR. I got 88.74 normalization marks.

  48. I have got a normalized score of 69.77 and my first choice is goods guard. What can be my actual score out of 120 and is there any chance of getting a call

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