RRB NTPC Skill and Aptitude Test: All you Need to Know

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RRB NTPC Skill and Aptitude Test: All you Need to Know

RRB NTPC Skill and Aptitude Test: The Railway Recruitment Board has uploaded the normalised score (Zone-wise) of the candidates appeared in RRB NTPC Mains. Based on the performance in the 2nd stage Computer Based Test for Non-Technical Popular Category (Graduate) posts against CEN-3/2015 conducted by Railway Recruitment Boards during the period from 17.01.2017 to 19.01.2017, the normalized score can be accessed here:

The final hurdle after RRB NTPC Mains will be Aptitude/ Skill/ Medical test/ Document verification depending upon the nature of the post. Here is all you need to about the RRB NTPC Skill & Aptitude test. Scroll down for detailed & error-free information.

 

RRB NTPC Skill and Aptitude Test: All you Need to Know

Let us initiate by providing you a brief view of what is aptitude and Skill test. Here is all you need to know about the said topic.

Aptitude Test

  • Aptitude Test will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • Aptitude test may comprise of several test batteries and the candidates will have to qualify in each of these batteries to be considered for the posts of Assistant Station Master (ASM), (Cat. No.7)/Traffic Assistant, (Cat. No.8).
  • Aptitude Test marks of only such candidates, who qualify in each of the batteries individually will be added to the 2nd Stage written examination(CBT) marks, for drawing the merit list for the posts of Assistant Station Master (ASM), (Cat. No.7)/Traffic Assistant, (Cat. No.8).
  • The ratio of 2nd stage CBT marks and Aptitude Test marks shall be 70:30. If a candidate scores less than the respective qualifying marks in any battery of the Aptitude Test, he/she will be eliminated from the selection process for ASM/Traffic Assistant. However, he/she will be eligible to be considered for other posts depending upon his/her merit cum preferences and suitability.

Typing Skill

The Typing Skill Test is qualifying in nature and the candidates appearing in Typing Skill Test have to type in the language opted for Typing Skill Test during on-line application stage viz. 300 words at the minimum speed of 30 w.p.m. in English or 250 words at 25 w.p.m. in Hindi on computer within 10 minutes to qualify in the test else they will be eliminated from the selection process for Jr. Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist and Sr. Clerk-cumTypist. They will, however, be eligible to be considered for other posts depending upon their merit cum preferences and suitability.

NOTE: Candidates may please note that the roll numbers of the shortlisted candidates for Aptitude Test/ Typing Skill Test to be published on the RRB websites shortly, may not include roll numbers of candidates being provisionally considered for the posts of Commercial Apprentice (Cat.No.1), Traffic Apprentice (Cat. No.2), ECRC (Cat. No.3) and Goods Guard (Cat. No. 4) based on their merit and sequence of options. 

 

RRB NTPC Frequently Asked Questions

Under this section, we will discuss the RRB NTPC Frequently Asked Questions. Help yourself by clearing your doubts regarding RRB NTPC Skill and Aptitude Test.

FAQ for Aptitude Test

Ques. 1 – Aptitude Test is applicable to which posts of NTPC (Graduate) Exam. against CEN No. 03/2015?

Ans. – Aptitude Test is applicable to the post of Assistant Station Master (Cat. No. 7) and Traffic Assistant (Cat. No. 8).

Ques. 2 – What will be the mode of Aptitude Test?

Ans. – Aptitude Test will be conducted only in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

Ques. 3 – Whether original Medical Certificate by Eye Specialist is compulsory to appear in Aptitude Test?

Ans. – Yes, Medical Certificate certifying the requisite vision on proper proforma duly signed and stamped by Eye Specialist is compulsory to appear in Aptitude Test. A colour photo should also be pasted on the space provided in the Medical Certificate and to be attested by Eye Specialist.

Ques. 4 – How many times of the vacancies, candidates will be shortlisted for Aptitude Test?

Ans. – For the post of Category No. 7 & 8 (ASM & Traffic Assistant), Aptitude Test shall be conducted for which candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for.

Ques. 5 – How the merit will be drawn for the post of ASM & Traffic Assistant?

Ans. – The merit will be drawn only for the candidates found suitable in the Aptitude Test, with a computation of 70% weightage being given to the marks obtained in 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage being given to the marks obtained in Aptitude Test.

Ques. 6 – What will be the duration of Aptitude Test?

Ans. – The duration of the Aptitude Test is 84 minutes.

Ques. 7 – Whether Demo link of Aptitude Test is available for aspiring candidates?

Ans. – Yes, for the benefit of the candidates, a Demo Link of Aptitude Test is available at the following address.

Ques. 8 – What documents the candidate is required to bring for appearing in the Aptitude Test?

Ans. – (i) E-Call letter for the Aptitude Test, (ii) a recent passport size colour photograph (to be pasted on RRB counterfoil of E-Call letter), (iii) original Medical Certificate on prescribed proforma to be issued by Eye Specialist with his signature and stamp along with pasting of a recent passport size colour photograph of the candidate on specified place and attested by Eye Specialist, (iv) original valid photo Identification Card. No other document/item is allowed inside the Exam Venue.

Ques. 9 – What is the prescribed proforma for the Medical Certificate?

Ans. – The prescribed proforma for the Medical Certificate to be given by Eye Specialist is mentioned in Annexure – IX of CEN No. 03/2015, a copy of which will be available along with E-Call Letter.

Ques. 10 – Whether second chance may be given to the candidates who remained absent in Aptitude Test?

Ans. – No.

FAQ for Typing Skill Test

Ques. 1 – Typing Skill Test is applicable to which posts of NTPC (Graduate) Exam. against CEN No. 03/2015?

Ans. – Typing Skill Test is applicable to the post of Jr. Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (Cat. No. 5) and Sr. Clerk-cum-Typist (Cat. No. 6).

Ques. 2 – What will be the mode of Typing Skill Test?

Ans. – Typing Skill Test will be conducted only on Computer to be provided by RRBs with disabling editing tools and spell check facility. KrutiDev & Mangal font shall be made available for candidates appearing Typing Skill Test in Hindi.

Ques. 3 – What is the duration of Typing Skill Test?

Ans. – The duration of Typing Skill Test will be 10 minutes.

Ques. 4 – What is the minimum speed requirement in Typing Skill Test?

Ans. – The minimum speed requirement in Typing Skill Test is 30 WPM in English or 25 WPM in Hindi.

Ques. 5 – What documents the candidate is required to bring for appearing in the Typing Skill Test?

Ans. – (i) E-Call letter for the Typing Skill Test, (ii) a recent passport size colour photograph (to be pasted on RRB counter foil of E-Call letter), (iii) original valid photo Identification Card.

Ques. 6 – Who is exempted from Typing Skill Test and what document should be submitted for the exemption?

Ans. – PWD candidates who bring the Certificate for Typing Skill Test Exemption from Competent Medical Board duly countersigned by Medical Superintendent/CMO/Head of Hospital on prescribed proforma as given in Annexure – VIII of CEN No. 03/2015. However, such PWD candidates are required to attend venue of Typing Skill Test on the day of test along with E-Call Letter, Valid photo ID, one passport size colour photograph for submission of Exemption Certificate and for attendance/biometric etc.

Ques. 7 – How many times of vacancies candidates will be shortlisted for Typing Skill Test?

Ans. – For the post of Jr. Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (Cat. No. 5) and Sr. Clerk-cumTypist (Cat. No. 6), Typing Skill Test shall be conducted for which candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for.

Ques. 8 – How the merit will be drawn for the post of Jr. Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist and Sr. Clerk-cum-Typist?

Ans. – Typing Skill Test is qualifying in nature (i.e. marks obtained in Typing Skill Test shall not be added for making merit). The merit of these posts will be drawn only for the candidates who qualified in the Typing Skill Test, based on performance in 2nd stage CBT.

Ques. 9 – Whether Paragraph for Typing Skill Test will be shown in computer only?

Ans. – Yes, Hard copy of the Paragraph for Typing Skill Test will not be given.

Ques. 10 – Whether a candidate will be given a chance to rehearse themselves before actual Typing Skill Test in the Exam Hall?

Ans. – Yes.

Ques. 11 – Whether second chance may be given to the candidates who remained absent in Typing Skill Test?

Ans. – No.

That’s all for the day. Here we conclude our article on RRB NTPC Skill and Aptitude Test. Needless to say, We will keep you posted on further updates.

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