Railway RRB Exam date – NTPC and Group D CBT from 15 Dec 2020

Railway recruitment board has announced the Railway RRB exam date for Group D & NTPC Exams 2019. A total of 1.40 lakhs has been announced finally. The Railway RRB Exams  were initially scheduled to be conducted in June and July of 2019, due to concern in finding the exam centre there was a delay. As per the official announcement by the Railway recruitment board, the Railway RRB exams will commence from December 15, 2020. There are a total of 2.40 crore candidates applied to fill the 1.49 lakhs post. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has announced the RRB Exam dates  on his social media handle by retweeting the announcement of RRB Chairman Vinod Dua.

Railway RRB Exam dates – details

Exam Name Date of Notification Exam Start Date
RRB NTPC 2019 (Cen 01/2019) February 28, 2019 December 15, 2020
RRB Group D  – RRB CEN 01/2019 Level 1 Posts March 12, 2019 December 15, 2020


Railway RRB Exams- RRB NTPC Pattern

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern consists of the following stages:

  • Computer Based Test ( Stage – 1)
  • Computer Based Test ( Stage – 2)
  • Skill / Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

The Skill Test is only for the candidates who apply for the post of Junior Accountant Assistant, Senior Clerk cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper. The aptitude test is for those who have applied for the post of Traffic Assistant and Assistant Station Master.

 Railway RRB Exam –  RRB NTPC CBT TEST Stage 1- Pattern:

Subject Questions Time
General Awareness 40 90 Minutes
Mathematics 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
Total Marks 100


 Railway RRB Exam –  RRB NTPC CBT TEST Stage 2- Pattern:

Subject Questions Time


50 90 Minutes
Mathematics 35
General Intelligence

and Reasoning

Total Marks 120


Railway RRB Group D Exam pattern:

The four stages of RRB Group D Exam pattern are:

  1. Computer-Based Examination
  2. Physical Efficiency Test 
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination

RRB Group D Computer based examination:

Subjects Number of questions  Time 
General Science, 25 90 minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning  30
Mathematics  25
General Awareness & Current Affairs 20
Total 100 questions 1 hour 30 minutes


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Why is there a change in RRB Railway exam date?

A. Due to various technical issues & COVID 19, there was a delay.

Q. What is the latest exam date for RRB NTPC CBT-1?

A. As per the official notification regarding Railway RRB Exam dates, the RRB NTPC CBT-1 exam will start from December 15, 2020.

Q. What is the RRB Group D exam dates?

A. RRB Group D Exam will be held on December 15, 2020.

Q. What is the total number of vacancies announced in Railway RRB recruitment?

A. A total of 1.40 lakhs posts has been announced by the Railway recruitment Board.

Q. How many candidates have applied for the Railway RRB recruitment?

A. A total of 2.4 crores candidates have applied for the recruitment



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