How should I prepare for the RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1?

Need an effective preparation plan or tips to prepare for RRB NTPC examination? We got you covered.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam is being conducted by Railway Recruitment Board is in several phases from starting from December 28 to March 2021. The RRB NTPC exam dates have already been released for each phase of CBT 1 exam. Since the examination is being continually conducted in several phases, applicants are still left with the time to prepare for the RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (RRB NTPC) exam. A total of 1.25 crore candidates have applied for a total of around 35000 NTPC vacancies, making the exam highly competitive. In this scenario, it is extremely important for candidates to use the remaining time in hand and prepare smartly. This is a highly demanding job that offers great career opportunities and aspirants need to put their best efforts to secure a job in Indian Railways. 

Thousands of candidates have applied for RRB NTPC Recruitment, and to make sure you get selected, you must plan your RRB NTPC preparation in a way that guarantees high accuracy and minimum negative marking at every stage of the exam. In this article, we have provided the RRB NTPC Preparation strategy which will help you score better in the upcoming exam. 

RRB NTPC Preparation For General Science – For CBT Stage 1 

The General Science section will have questions from basic science – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. If you want to strengthen your preparation for this particular section, you need to read the Science textbooks of high school level. You should also read the NCERT textbooks of the respective subjects for this purpose. Also, you need to make sure you have a smart understanding of all the concepts and topics. At the same time, having a knowledge of the subjects itself will help you score good marks. Also, the various formulas, reactions, equations, and other details should be at your fingertips. Make sure you practice questions for every chapter to see how well you have understood and learned the concepts in that chapter. 

RRB NTPC Preparation For General Awareness – For CBT Stage 1 

This section will contain questions related to the current affairs of national and international importance. Your General Knowledge too is tested here. This section needs one to go through NCERT History, Geography, Civics, and Political Science books. Having knowledge of Indian Laws and Constitution, History (especially, modern and medieval history of India), Polity, Parliament, Economy, Budget (especially Railway Budget), etc. can fetch you a good score in this section. Apart from these, read newspapers and magazines of current affairs on a daily basis. Focus more on pages related to Business, Economy, Polity, Science and Technology, and Sports. As this section needs one to remember a lot of information, daily study and revision is a must. Allocate at least an hour daily for this purpose. Refer to one of the latest Yearbooks from any reputed publication as well. Information about Books and Authors, Countries Capitals and Currencies, Awards, Honours and Recognition, etc. should be at your fingertips. 

RRB NTPC Preparation for Reasoning – For CBT Stage 1 

In case you’ve never prepared for any competitive exam before, this section might be new for you. But with proper knowledge of the theories and sufficient practice, you will be able to master each and every topic in this section. Start off with easy topics like Classification, Number and Alphabet Series, Analogy, Distance and Directions, Blood Relations, etc. These topics need common sense and can be easily mastered. However, the more you practice the faster you will be able to solve questions from them. Once you feel confident about these topics, move on to more difficult topics, like Syllogism, Statements & Conclusions, Statements & Assumptions, Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, etc. which need one to understand the underlying theory first and then a lot of practice. Try to understand the steps involved in solving a particular kind of problems instead of trying to learn shortcuts directly. With practice, your problem-solving abilities will improve and you will discover various shortcuts yourself. This will help you in better retention. Also, cultivate the habit of making diagrams as you practice.

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