RNTC Exam – Railway Non-Technical Cadre Exam


RNTC Exam – Railway Non-Technical Cadre Exam acronym as RNTC Exam is conducted every year by different Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) situated across the country for ecruitment of  non-technical cadre in Class III (or Group C) services in the Indian Railways. Due to its National level approach this test is taken by most of the eligible aspirants.

Imp: RNTC Exam is conducted for the positions such as Clerks, Assistant Station Masters, Ticket-Collectors, Train Clerks etc.

 Railway Non-Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility:

  1. Educational Qualification
  1. For the lowest grades to these categories the prescribed qualification is generally matriculation.
  2. For some posts like Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, Clerk Grade I, Guards, etc., prescribed qualification is a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
  1. Age The aspiring candidates should be between 18 years to 27 years of age.

Railway Non-Technical Cadre Exam Syllabus:

Non-Technical Cadre Exam conducted by Railway Recruitment Boards basically comprises of the following subjects:

  1. General English (and/or Hindi)
  2. Mathematics
  3. General Knowledge
  4. General Intelligence

The syllabus of the above mentioned subjects are given as under:

General English: Questions on General English are designed to test the candidate’s correct usage of prepositions, words and phrases, comprehension, transformation of simple sentences, punctuation, tenses and parts of speech.

Mathematics: Questions on Mathematics are designed to test accuracy and rapidity.

General Knowledge: Candidates are expected to possess a broad knowledge of current events and matters of general interest, particularly related to India, including Indian Railways.

General Intelligence: Who’s Who, Sports, Entertainment, Indian History and Geography, Discoveries and Inventions. Elementary Knowledge of Computers.

Railway Non-Technical Cadre Exam Pattern:

The question paper will be bilingual, consisting of the objective questions in above given parts.

Railway Non-Technical Cadre Exam Test Centres Most of the major cities of India are made test centres of this exam. Some of the main cities are Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Chandigarh, Jammu, Gorakhpur, Patna, Guwahati, Calcutta, Bhubaneswar, Chennai (Madras), Trivandrum, Bangalore, Secunderabad, Mumbai (Bombay), Bhopal, Malda, Ranchi, etc.

How to apply for Railway Non-Technical Cadre Exam? Candidates can apply for the Non Technical Cadre Exam of Railway Recruitment Boards in India through the application forms published in the daily Newspapers or Employment News by the respective RRBs.


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