RRB NTPC 2021- Know key preparation tips

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is going to conduct the fifth phase RRB NTPC 2021 CBT 1 exam from March 4 to 27, 2021. Here are some last-minute preparation tips and RRB NTPC expected cut off marks.


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Piyush Chaudhary | March 2, 2021 | 10:23 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will conduct the fifth phase of RRB NTPC computer-based test 1 from March 4 to 27, 2021. The fourth phase RRB NTPC exam will end on March 3. Earlier, the RRB had released the RRB NTPC phase 5 admit card 2021 for candidates to download from regional RRB websites. Applicants appearing for the RRB NTPC CBT 1 2021 exam need to carry the RRB NTPC hall ticket and valid photo ID card and also follow all the COVID-19 protocols and SOPs.

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Preparation tips for RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam 2021

Here are some important tips and tricks for applicants to crack the RRB NTPC 2021 CBT 1 exam.

Tip 1 - Quick revision of the RRB NTPC syllabus

Candidates appearing for the RRB NTPC exam are advised to go through all the important topics and formulas as per the RRB NTPC syllabus. Applicants must focus more on the topics which have more weightage. Candidates should avoid taking up any new topic for studying for the RRB NTPC as it will not be helpful in the last leg of RRB NTPC preparation plan.

Tip 2 - RRB NTPC mock test

Railway Recruitment Board releases RRB NTPC mock test portal for applicants appearing for the exam. After covering the RRB NTPC syllabus for computer-based test 1, candidates are advised to take the online RRB NTPC mock tests. It helps them to get well versed with the RRB NTPC exam pattern and increase their calculation speed and accuracy. With the help of RRB NTPC mock test, applicants will get to know where they stand as per their RRB NTPC preparation strategy.

Tip 3 - Time management

Time management is key in every exam. Therefore, taking RRB NTPC mock test will also help candidates manage time during the exam. It is important that RRB NTPC aspirants learn to give the mock tests in a time-bound manner. Applicants must solve those questions first which they are confident about and level the tricky ones for the last. It will help them in managing their time greatly and reduce pressure on them.

Tip 4 - Stay calm and hydrated

Managing time will not be enough if candidates are tense throughout the exam. So applicants are advised to stay calm and keep their mind clear before and during the exam. They are advised to remain hydrated.

RRB NTPC 2021: Expected cutoff


Expected cutoff


83 - 85


75 - 77


71 - 73


63 - 65

RRB NTPC 2021 exam

Aspirants should reach the RRB NTPC exam centre 40-60 minutes before the start of the exam. Along with the RRB NTPC admit card, applicants need to carry one valid photo ID proof. And due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they also need to wear a face mask for the full duration of the RRB NTPC exam and carry their own hand sanitizer inside the exam hall.

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