Exam Pattern Of Non-Technical Cadre Examination

Exam Pattern of Non-Technical Cadre Examination Conducted By Railway Recruitment Boards in India basically comprises of the following subjects:

    1.Reasoning & General Intelligence (and/or Hindi)

    2.Arithmetic Ability

    3. General Awareness

    4. General Science
The test will be mainly of Objective Type.

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

Depending upon the number of vacancies and merit list, candidates are called for interview. Final selection is based on the total marks obtained in the written examination and interview.

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

Reasoning & General Intelligence (and/or Hindi):

  • Analogy
  • Equality/Inequality
  • Classification of Odd pair
  • Syllogism
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Decision Making
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Visual Reasoning (Pattern Detection, Hidden Images, Embedded Images, Mirror Images, Figure Matrix etc.)
  • Statement Argument
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Statement Interference
  • Problem Solving
  • Eligibility Test
  • Verbal & Visual Analysis
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Sitting /Circular Arrangements
  • Puzzles/Complex Arrangement

Arithmetic Ability:

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Line Graphs, tables etc.)
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance (Boats & Streams, Trains etc.)
  • Pipe & Cistern
  • Profit & Loss
  • Margins & Discounts
  • Simplification

  • Speed Calculation
  • Averages
  • Problems on Age
  • Linear/ Quadratic Equations
  • Simple/ Compound Interest
  • Area & Volume

General Knowledge:

  • Indian Economy
  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Railways (Facts & Figures, History)
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Culture & Heritage
  • Current Affairs - Atleast Last 3 Months (National, International. Organizations, Person in News, Deaths & Demises, Awards, Science & Technology, Sports, Government Policies etc.)(Atleast Last # Months.
  • Static Affairs (National, International, Organizations, Awards & Honours, Science & Technology, Yearbook, Days, Dates etc.)

General Science:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Studies

Application Details Of Non-technical Cadre Examination