RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis, Mains Expected Cut off (All Shifts)

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RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis

RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis 2016-17: The Railway Recruitment Board conducted the Stage-II Written Examination for 18252 posts in the Non-Technical Cadre on 17, 18 and 19 January 2017. The exam was conducted in multiple shifts over 3 days and a number of candidates submitted their queries online regarding how the paper was.

The article will outline the overall exam analysis of RRB NTPC Stage 2 Examination for all 3 days. Apart from compiling an overall paper review, we will also try and deduce an expected required score in RRB NTPC Mains Examination.

 

RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis (All Shifts)

Before we start digging into the total paper review, we would like to mention the exam structure of RRB NTPC 2nd Stage recruitment paper. There were mixed questions based on General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness, summing to a total of 120 questions.

If we look into all 3 days of the examination, we can see that the overall level of difficulty was same i.e. Moderate. The Written Examination for RRB NTPC Mains was of moderate difficulty level, with a mix of easy to competitive challenging questions.

Since the sections were not specified, only candidates with keen eye and good practice were able to solve the paper in the best way possible. Let us dig deeper and understand more facts about the Stage 2 Examination with section-wise exam analysis.  

RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis of Quant Section

RRB kept the common trend in almost the shifts of exam activity. Quant section contained approx 30-32 questions in total.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions (Approx) Level of Difficulty
Number Series 4-5  Moderate
Mensuration 3-4  Easy-Moderate
DI 5-7  Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic 4-5  Easy
Miscellaneous ( CI/ SI, Ratio, Work & Time etc) 10-12  Moderate

Miscellaneous topics dominated the paper. The other popular ones were based on DI, SI/ CI, Profit Loss & Ratio-Proportions. Overall, the difficulty level of Quantitative Aptitude was ranging from easy to moderate. A total number of safest attempts in Maths section will be in 23-25 range with accuracy.

RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis of Reasoning Section

The board mixed the questions from this section to check the hypothetical thinking of the candidates. In the Mains examination, General Intelligence section contained approx 30-32 questions in total.

 Name of the Topic  No. of Questions (Approx)  Level of Difficulty
 Blood Relations  4-5  Moderate
 Syllogisms   4-5  Easy
 Directions   3-4  Easy
 Statements and Conclusions  2-3  Easy
Coding Decoding  3-4  Easy-Moderate
 Sitting Arrangements  5-6  Moderate
 Miscellaneous  6-8  Easy

Candidates who appeared for Exam describe the difficulty level of General Intelligence Section to be in the range of easy to moderate level. A total number of safest attempts in General Intelligence section will be in 25-27 range with accuracy.

RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis of General Awareness Section

The bulk part of RRB NTPC Mains General Awareness Section was covered by the static knowledge topics. Any candidate who was in touch with the news stories also attempted well in this section.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions (Approx) Level of Difficulty
Current Affairs   15-17 Moderate
Static Knowledge ( Science, Social Science)   40-42 Moderate
Computer Knowledge 3-5 Moderate

The difficulty level of GK section in Mains exam was Moderate. A total number of safest attempts in General Awareness section will be in 40-45 range with accuracy.

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We conclude our RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis here. Our next section focuses on the expected cutoff for the mains paper.

 

RRB NTPC Mains Expected Cut off 2016

Based on the level of difficulty of the paper, vacancies and number of applicants, the expected cutoff for RRB NTPC Stage 2 Examination will be along the following lines.

 Candidate Category  Expected RRB NTPC Stage-II Cutoff
 GEN  80-90
 SC  70-80
 ST  55-65
 OBC  76-86

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519 COMMENTS

  1. This score fits without normalisation .
    I think there would be 10 plus for each category after normalisation of score.
    Last year ssc tier 1 score was predicted below 100 on most of the site but when result came it was 125 for obc.
    just my personal opinion
    plz don’t mind .

  2. RRB NTPC cut off will be 100 plus for General category this time ( I am 100 %sure). And for Ex serviceman category it will 90-95 plus.

    • Number of Accurate Attempts are good, hope for the best. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score. Wait for the official results

  3. my marks 62 rrb kolkkata
    89 attemp 20 wrong 69 correct over all score 62
    i have any chance here………………?????????????

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  4. RRB Secunderabad…attempted 108..wrong 15…total 88/120…what are the chances for CA or TA? Please reply asap…thanks in advance…

  5. my attempt was 103 and i got 80.33. gen category allhabad board.in my personal experience the cut off will very 85-95.all the best for future .but all has been depend on normalization.

    • Hello Afsar,
      For TA posts, Candidates who will qualify RRB NTPC Mains exam will be directly called for document verification process.

  6. sir i have applied for TA.are the cut off separate for separate posts or oly one cut off for all posts. i mean if cut off for TA is 80 then if i get say 70 and which is qualified marks for goods guard(2nd preference) am i eligible for goods guard or not.

    • Hello Nagaraj,

      RRB will announce separate cut off marks for each posts.
      To answer your question, “”let us assume””

      CUT OFF for TA is 90
      And CUT OFF for Goods Guard is 80
      And you got 81 marks, then you will be selected for goods guard post

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score. All the Best

    • Yes.. fair chances, Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score. Good Luck

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  7. Hello
    I m getting 81.7 @OBC @RRB MUMBAI
    9 ans are incorrect

    Can u tell me that will marks increase after normalization…??

    & should I keep my hopes alive for TA post…??

    • The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score. After that, Scores may increase or decrease depending upon various factors. But you don’t worry, your score is good. Wait for the official results.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Is there any chance for Ex servicemen candidate. What would be the cut off score for ex-servicemen candidate in RRB NTPC stage 2 exam 2017

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  8. RRB Kolkata General Category – Correct 80, Wrong 19, Score 73.66 (2 answer key challenged)
    if there is any chance for CA or TA or any other post?

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  9. RRB Kolkata Gen Category – Correct Answer 80, Wrong 19, Marks calculated 73.66 (2 Answer Challenged)
    if any chance for CA or TA or any other post?

    • Hii…Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  10. I attempt 105 question and do wrong 13, Marks calculated 87.66
    My exam held on date 17.01.17 in first shift. I am already Sr. Clerk in E.Co.Rly now I want to go NWR on same post.

    What will tell about cutoff expected. I think GEN and OBC cut off will be—
    CA and TA 95 to up
    G.G, 85 to up
    Sr. Clerk and ASM 75 to up.

    and normalization marks will be low difference of actual marks because every papers standard is equal.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  11. What will selection process as First choice is important or merit is important.
    spouse a person first choice is CA second TA but his marks is not enough this post then what will selection process. Please reply in details please.

  12. I fill up first choice Sr. Clerk and second C.A. by chance my marks match on C.A. Merit list that I will get C.A. or Sr. Clerk.

  13. sir,
    i have got 95 (attempt-115, wrong-15) from kolkata region, general category, my exam was on 18th jan 3rd shift. Should i hope for any post?

  14. Sir, my score is 83.33 , belong to SC category , applied from rrb Kolkata, will I expect TA or Goods Guard which is my first two preferences respectively.
    Kindly reply , thank you.

  15. My Score is 91/120, OBC Cat, My preference was ASM-Traffic Asst-CA-TA…..

    Now I want to get into CA only, Is it possible?

    • Based on number of factors like score of a candidate, number of vacancies, normalized cut off etc, the board will allot posts according to the order of your preference list.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score. All the Best Srinu

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Hello Priyanka
      Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  16. I got 82 attempted 110 right 89 wrong 21. Applied for RRB Kolkata. 18th Jan 1st Shift. Any chance of getting any post. General category

  17. hi sir my marks 79.66(A=97,R=84,W=13)and i am from obc category secunderabad region is there an chance.. please give me reply

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score. All the Best

  18. आरआरबी के किस पेपर मे 90+ वाले कम लोग है वही पेपर सबसे ज़्यादा normalization वाला है

    कोनसा पेपर ऐसा रहा

  19. मैनें मुजफ्फरपुर बोर्ड में 95 प्रयास किया जिसमें 14 गलत हुआ । मैं सामान्य वर्ग से आता हूँ । मेरा कोई chance बन सकता है ?

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  20. Sir is there any possibility to skip first preference and go for 2nd choice directly?

    For ex my first choice is asm and 2nd is for TA and we know that for asm I have to pass the aptitude test but for TA there is no test. So can I go for TA directly.

  21. i got 77.44 (OBC cat) RRB CHENNAI.. 19th jan 3rd shift.. will i get any job.. if yes what type(CA,TA,ASM,goods guard,clerks..) of job will i get??

    • Hello Bharath,
      If we look into all 3 days of the examination, we can see that the overall level of difficulty was same i.e. Moderate

  22. Hello …
    I am writing to get a confusion cleared…

    TA – 1st preference
    CA – 2nd preference
    ECRC – 3rd preference
    These were my preferences.

    I believe most of the candidates were not so careful while entering post preferences and I had been also one of them.

    Please let me know that If I failed in medical exam for TA as it requires high vision capabilities, then can I be considered for CA if I scored beyond cutoff of CA
    Or
    My story would simply come to an end…??

    Please clear it onlinetyari team…!!
    Waiting for response…!!
    Thanks…

    • Dear Sumit,
      According to RRB recruitment rules, if you failed to clear medical test for TA post, you will not be considered for other posts.

  23. Hello,
    My first choice is ASM. I don’t remember the order of other choices.
    Doubt 1:
    What if I fail to get ASM post after appearing in aptitude test.
    Will I automatically be switched to subsequent choices? or My game is OVER.
    Doubt 2:
    Will RRB announce individual cutoff against each posts?
    What if I deliberately score less in Aptitude test to get the next choice to ASM . Is there any risk in doing so?

    Eagerly waiting for your reply.

  24. Sir I score 90. Attend 106. R-94 W-12 rrb Chennai General category is that any chance for goods guard post vacancy is 116 general category . PLZ REPLY

  25. Sir, when will the results be declared? Please kindly provide zone & category wise cutoff , so that we could understand our position/ ranking . it will help us a lot.
    Thank you

    • Hello Sandeep,
      Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

  26. RRB BILASPUR
    84.67( 102 ATTEMPT , 89 RIGHT ,13 WRONG) 19 JAN 2nd shift
    cat : – OBC
    IS THERE ANY CHANCE , AND WHICH POST .
    POST PREF : – CA >TA> ASM >GOODS GARD
    I USED TO WEAR POWER GLASSES so cant qualify for ASM.

  27. respected sir,
    if i clear aptitude test for ASM post but i fail in final merit then i will eligible for any other post which have below cut off then ASM

  28. I am general category. I did 112 questions. After matching from answer key 18 questions are wrong. My exam on 182nd shift. Bohot 88 marks. Any chance for ca, ta .from Secunderabad board. Please answer me.

  29. Sir I secured 74 marks total attempt 106 right 82and wrong 24 from Kolkata region sc category. My exam date Was 19/01/2017 3rd shift…have I got any Post

  30. if a candidate fill post preference asm than gg if he got good mark but fail in psyho test are there chance of getting other post in which his mark suitable

    • According to RRB recruitment rules, if you fail to clear psychology test for the post you have been called for, you will not be considered for other posts

  31. respected sir,
    if i clear aptitude test for ASM post but i fail in final merit then will i eligible for any other post which have below cut off then ASM?

    • According to RRB recruitment rules, if you fail to clear Aptitude test for ASM post, you will not be considered for other posts

      • what????if i clear aptitude test but not clear final merit then will i illigible for any other post that have below merit then asm

  32. In my application form there is a mistake in my name it is”
    n. Praveen Kumr”

    Actually it is n.praveen kumar

    Any problem when verification process
    Please tell me the process

    • Contact RRB Helpdesk, as editing in document at the time of document verification is not possible from the applicant’s end.

  33. Sir.. I’m(Manish) getting 75.4 marks ,,wrong 13 in SC Category.
    Is there any chance in rrb Mumbai ??
    Please. . Satisfy my query.
    And try to define process of normalization.

    • Normalization is the process of leveling of score of all the students. Overall Merit will be created using the normalized score….

  34. I scored 81.33 marks belongs to OBC category and Bhubaneswar region. 17Jan 2nd shift. Is their any chance for me? Was 17 Jan 2nd shift easy among all shift?

    • Dear aspirants
      A senior railway official has disclosed on condition to pretend his name that the 80% of result sheets have been prepared and rest is in progress and the final results will be published on between 8th – 15th of march.

  35. Sir I am Rajib from Guwahati, Assam belongs to ST category. I attempted 103 and 84 correct 19 wrong that means I secured 77.67 what is my chances for the next stage?

  36. sir/ma’am,
    best on your overall analysis, can you tell us which shift was easiest and which was toughest, also, there are rumors that candidates will get a chance to change their pref. Is it true? Kindly reply

    • Dear friends,
      Iam Upendar My raw score is 73.66 Secundrabad(ST).
      If we give the order of preference ASM is first Then later other options, If we fail in first preference is there any chance of getting next preference.

    • Your score seems to be low, but don’t lose hope. Wait for the Official announcement. The final declaration will be dependent on the Normalized score.

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