How to Prepare for RRB Railway Exam in Last Few Days? [Final Study Plan]

The RRB Railway Exam 2016 for recruitment of 18200 NTPC posts is just around the corner with the batches set to begin from March 28.Although the tests are to be conducted till the end of April month, candidates should have reached their final preparations by now.Here is the RRB NTPC Exam Final Study Plan 2016 aimed at those looking for last minute revisions & working professionals who cannot allot more time to study.


Do you know that there is no interview for any of the posts in this Indian railways recruitment?As per the RRB selection process, candidates who qualify in the written test would directly proceed to appointment.


Therefore applicants who did not have time to prepare a study plan can still clear the RRB exam if they prepare according to the RRB exam pattern & syllabus.


Final Study Plan for RRB NTPC Exams

To make things easier for aspirants who keep asking ‘How to prepare & crack RRB exam in 7 days or 10 days’, we are providing you with a simple study plan.It is a compilation of the very important topics in each section.

  • Completed preparing already? Treat this as your revision study plan.
  • Starting to read only now? Make sure to cover these chapters first & then move on to others.

Before going further, we suggest everyone to go through RRB exam previous year question papers to know the difficulty level.


Arithmetic: Around 30 questions can be expected in this section from basic maths.

The important chapters to prepare here are:

  • Time and Work/ Distance
  • Percentages
  • Fractions
  • Square roots
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mensuration

Tip: Rather than memorizing problems from books, learn the formula & understand the concept so you can attend any type of question.


General Intelligence & Reasoning: The reasoning questions will not be like that of bank PO exam level.RRB exam papers are only of clerical cadre level.

  • Series
  • Analogy
  • Statement/ Conclusions
  • Blood relations
  • Word formations
  • Missing number/word
  • Age & Clock related problems
  • Coding/Decoding

A maximum of 30 – 35 questions would be in this section.If you have time, do go through few other chapters like syllogism, direction test etc to increase your attempts.


General Awareness: One of the most important areas to score in RRB exam.For some reason, GK occupies approximately 40% of the questions asked in previous years NTPC recruitment.


We advise candidates to study all the chapters that come under GK but if you are short on time, try to cover atleast the following:

  • Indian Polity & Constitution
  • General Science (Basics - Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
  • Union & Rail Budget (see budget GK questions)
  • Five year plans
  • Sports events
  • Books & authors
  • Important current affairs (see past 3 months pdf)

After preparing these chapters, you may also go through Indian history & geography but make sure you don't get confused with the dates.


Books for RRB NTPC Exam Final Revision

Do not buy study guides unless your exam is scheduled after April 2nd week.There is no point in getting a guide during these last days & trying to learn the concepts.


Keeping in mind the limited number days you have to revise, we are only suggesting practice books for revisions.Learn the topics practically by attempting different practice papers.



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Click here to buy the GK Yearbook 2016 for Rs.199


* Covers all the topics that come under Traditional GK, General Science, Polity, Economics & more..

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Click here to buy 101 Topic wise Practice Tests for RRB Exam for Rs.150

* Short tests in each topic & 15 full practice papers with explanations

Click here to buy RRB Exam Guide
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*  A detailed guide to learn the chapters as per railway exam syllabus.

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At a time when many are looking for more upcoming exams, this is a massive opportunity for candidates to start their career in Indian railways.


Because it is not known when RRB will again come up with such huge number of vacancies.So make good use of it.

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