The wait for RRB NTPC admit card 2019, exam date seem never ending. However it will soon come to an end. And suddenly, candidates will find that only a few days are left for the exam. It is therefore better to prepare well right now, so that when exam date and admit card are released, there is enough time for revision. Here are 5 such tips to prepare for RRB NTPC 2019, which you will find useful right now.
RRB NTPC will have two examinations – the first one is simply referred to as CBT 1 or 1st stage CBT, and the second as CBT 2 or 2nd stage CBT. Considering that the first test is the one that is first going to happen, preparation strategy here focuses on it.
The first stage computer based test of RRB NTPC will have questions from three topics. First is general awareness, with 40 questions of 40 marks. Second is mathematics with 30 questions of 30 marks. And third is general intelligence and reasoning, also with 30 questions of 30 marks. Thus overall the paper will have 100 questions of 100 marks. The duration of exam will be 90 minutes.
RRB NTPC is a test of knowledge, rather than a test of speed.
In the non technical popular categories exam, candidates need to solve 100 questions in 90 minutes. That is, they get 0.9 minutes that is 54 seconds per question. In a banking exam such as IBPS PO, candidates need to solve 100 questions in 60 minutes, giving them only 36 seconds per question. Educators advice that due to this reason, the same government job aspirant can afford to skip some topics while preparing for a bank PO exam, but cannot do so in RRB NTPC.
Do not ignore any topic while preparing for RRB NTPC 2019
In continuation with the above discussion, as can be seen, being good at all topics is important in RRB NTPC. Educators say that railways is providing more time per question so that candidates can implement their knowledge and they can be assessed on the basis of it, rather going by who can just solve a test faster. However every candidate faces a few topics that they just can’t tackle; for such topics, it is recommended to take help from teachers.
Remember all the firsts!
Did something happen for the first time? The first woman president, first hybrid car, first state to ban cigarettes – any first occurrences are important for the RRB NTPC exam. While studying static GK as well as current affairs, take note of these happenings.
Memorize, revise, repeat
When it comes to general awareness, a lot of things have to be memorized. A good way to remember things is to mentally make stories out of it. This is because our brains automatically recall things it can correlate rather than just individual pieces of information; just like we do not forget complete stories of movies even with historical facts shown in it rather than remembering our own notes! Another good way to remember things is to play games with your friends who are also preparing for RRB NTPC or other government job exams, where you ask each other questions and answer them.
Refer only the best books for RRB NTPC
There are several books available in the market for RRB NTPC preparation. However there is simply neither enough time to refer all, nor the need. All you need are the selected few books that subject matter experts recommend.
For general awareness, the books recommended for RRB NTPC are Lucents general knowledge, Manorama yearbook, Arihant general knowledge, and NCERT books of class 10th to 12th.
RRB NTPC books for mathematics that are recommended are quantitative aptitude by RS Aggarwal, Fast track by Rajesh Verma, NCERT maths books, Quicker maths by Tyra, and Advance maths by Rakesh Yadav.
When it comes to logical reasoning, teachers recommend Analytical reasoning by MK Pandey, Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe, Modern approach to verbal and non verbal reasoning by RS Aggarwal, Reasoning by BS Sijwali, Lucents Intelligence and Reasoning.
Nevertheless, candidates may come across better books recommended by their coaching centres or peers or mentors. They should go ahead with them, but stick to a good few rather than try to jump from one to another.