One of the largest Indian Railways Recruitment has started with candidates appearing for the RRB NTPC exam on March 28, 2016.Since there were 18000 vacancies, large number of applications were received & it is expected that atleast 80 –90 lakh individuals might appear for the online test.To know about the tests, here is the RRB NTPC exam review & analysis based on candidates feedback.
The RRB NTPC exam pattern was on expected lines with 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.0.33 marks would be reduced for each wrong answer.
RRB NTPC Exam 2016 Review
According to candidates feedback, the exam difficulty was easy to moderate.The paper was not divided into sections & was a mix with questions being asked randomly.
General Intelligence & Reasoning section had around 20 questions from Arrangement, Blood relation, Series, Syllogism, Ranking etc.,
Although few candidates felt it to be little time consuming, most of the questions were solvable.
Arithmetic section contained 30 –40 questions from
- Profit loss,
- Number system,
- Data interpretation
- Work & Time problems
- Simple/ Compound Interest
It was only of basic level & not like bank PO.So learn the concepts & formulas which will help you to easily attempt these questions.
General Knowledge section was the highly anticipated in RRB NTPC exam because we were quite sure that current affairs wont be asked in large numbers.
Around 35 questions from the following topics were found
- Indian history
- Static (traditional) GK
- Dates & years
- Indian constitution/ polity
- Famous places
As expected, not many current affairs questions were asked.Just a few in appointments, awards & events.Surprisingly, even questions related to railways, budget & indian economy were missing.
There are 3 shifts of exam being conducted on a single day.So there will be some difference in GK questions in each shift.
Hence concentrate more on preparing for the static GK part, which means you need to be through about the basic things.
RRB NTPC Expected Cutoffs
We know many would be really interested to know about the RRB exam expected cutoffs.But this railway exam is to be conducted upto April 30.
With a total of nearly 100 test shifts still pending the question level could vary for each day.So only after the complete process is over, the cutoff pattern could be derived.
Having said that, we may look at the safe number of attempts because that is more important to calculate your cutoffs.
- General: 80+
- OBC: 70+
- SC/ST: 60+
Candidates who are appearing for RRB exams in the coming days should aim to attend these number of questions with maximum accuracy.
GK Questions asked on March 28
By looking at the the questions asked on the 1st day, you will be able to know the topics to cover.Here is the complete list of GK questions asked in RRB railway exam on March 28
[The questions were shared by candidates based on memory.Each RRB had a different set of questions.They were not the same throughout India.]
Thomas Cup is related to? Badminton
Dadasaheb phalke award 2014? Sashi Kapur
What is the colour of octopus blood? Blue
Other name of Chanakya? Kautilya, Vishnu guptha
2014 miss universe? Palunana vega (Colombiya)
Noble metal? Gold
Who has given Dronacharya award in 2015?
Naval Singh, Anup singh, Harbans singh, Swatantar raj,Singh nihar Ameen
Elephanta caves is situated in? Raigad, Maharastra
Biggest Mammal? Blue whale
Who invented Bramha samaj? Raj Ram Mohan Rai
Rial is currency of which country? Saudi Arabia
Which river originates from western ghat? Kaveri
Which city of Australia densely populated? Sydney
Earth`s water cycle is powered by? Sun
Energy of sun by which process? Nuclear fusion
Father of Rabindranath Tagore? Debendranath tagore
Titanic belongs to which country? UK And Ireland
Indian Institute of science is situated at? Bangalore
Current Chief Justice India? T. S. Thakur
Oscar for the Best animated feature film 2015? Big Hero 6
New name of Bharatpur national park? Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Capital of Denmark? Copenhagen
Yoga day is celebrated on? June 21
January 4th is the Independence day of which country? Burma
Venue of 2018 winter session Olympic games? Pyeong Chang, South Korea
India’s Oldest dam? Kallanai Dam, also known as Grand Anicut.
First Indian lady to won gold in Asian games? Kamaljeet Sandhu
First Indian hockey player to be awarded Padma Shri? Balbir Singh Dosanjh
Rabindranath Tagore got noble prize in which year? 1913
Ethanol is obtained from? Cereals
Number of fundamental duties? 11
2015 French open winner?
Stan Wawrinka (Men), Serena Williams (Women)
How many players in Kho Kho sport?
U.N climate change meeting was held in which place?
Ajanta and Ellora caves are located in which state?
Smallest planet? Mercury
Group of dolphins are called? School or Pod
Polio vaccine was developed by? Jonas Edward Salk
Name of the dog that was the first to go to space? Laika
Father of space research? Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai
First Lok sabha speaker? Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
Instrument to detect object under water? Sonar
Study of birds is called? Ornithology
First governor general of free india? Lord Mountbatten
Buddha attained enlightenment at? Bodh Gaya
What is the name of horse of Maha Rana Pratap Singh? Chetak
Karnam Malleswari is related to which game? Weightlifting.
How many moons does mars have? 2 (Phobos and Deimos).
Kuchipudi belongs to which state? Andhra Pradesh.
Rowlatt act in which year? 1919.
World TB day? 24 March.
Who gave the slogan "Do or die"? Mahatma Gandhi.
When did Indian constitution came into first amendment? 1951.
Golden temple of dambulla is present in? Sri lanka
Cyprus capital? Nicosia
First international cricket match was played between? Aus vs. Eng.
Sorrow of bengal? Damodar River.
Establishment of the panchayati Raj System was recommended by?
Balwant Rai Mehta Committee Report in 1957.
Swami Vivekananda delivered his speech in 'World Religion Conference' in Chicago city in which year? 1893
What is Viticulture?Production of grapes.
The words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from ? Mundak Upanishad
By which Constitutional Amendment the voting age was reduced from 21 to 18 years? 61st Amendment.
Under Article 356 of the Constitution of India, President’s rule was imposed for the first time in?
PEPSU (Patiala and East Punjab States Union)
The Political parties got the constitutional recognition for the first time in the year?
The Khurda Road division,Odisha of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has set a target to install bio-toilets in 2,000 train coaches during 2016-17 as part of?
Swachh Bharat Mission.
Mrinalini Sarabai is related with? Dance
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