The second shift of today’s RRB NTPC 2020 1st Stage CBT exam is over now. The examination was held from 03.00 PM to 04.30 PM on Day 2 of the NTPC 2020 exam i.e. on December 29, 2020. Memory-based analysis of the paper is available now and reportedly, similar to the previous shifts, the overall level of difficulty of the paper has remained consistent in the easy to moderate category. Candidates who are going to appear in the exam to be held on subsequent days can get an idea of the characteristics of the paper from this analysis. We have analysed section-wise difficulty levels, the number of good attempts and important topics asked in the Shift 2 exam held today. Read on for a detailed analysis of the main features of the second shift exam of RRB NTPC 2020 held today.
RRB NTPC 2020 Level of Difficulty (2nd Shift, Dec 29, 2020)
As per memory-based reports from candidates who appeared in the Shift 2 of RRB Non-Technical Popular Category 2020 exam today, the question paper consisted of questions ranging from easy to moderate difficulty level. A similar level of difficulty was also noted in the previous shift exam as well as in both shifts of the exam held yesterday.
The level of difficulty of the questions asked in the General Awareness and Mathematics sections were moderate. However, the level of difficulty of the paper in the General Intelligence & Reasoning section was comparatively easier. Overall, candidates reported that the level of difficulty of the entire paper in the second shift exam held today was between easy to moderate.
RRB NTPC 2020 Number of Good Attempts (2nd Shift, Dec 29, 2020)
As per the official notification of RRB NTPC 2020 exam, the 1st stage CBT question paper consists of three sections. These are General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning and Mathematics. While there are 40 questions in the section of General Awareness, the rest of the sections of Mathematics and General Intelligence & Reasoning comprise of 30 questions each. In total, there are 100 objective type questions.
Based on the level of difficulty, it is being envisaged that the highest number of good attempts are likely to be in the easier section of General Intelligence & Reasoning. In this section, candidates are expected to have accurately answered around 25 out of 30 questions.
On the other hand, the level of difficulty is moderate in Mathematics, candidates are expected to have accurately attempted around 20 to 22 questions out of 30 questions. Likewise, in the section of General Awareness, candidates are expected to have attempted around 20-23 questions out of 40 questions accurately.
RRB NTPC 2020 Important Topics (2nd Shift, Dec 29, 2020)
In the previous shifts of the RRB NTPC 2020 exam today, certain topics carrying higher marks weightage was envisaged as important. The second shift exam likewise exhibited similarities in the important topics.
In the Mathematics section, the most prevalent topics were Mensuration, Simple & Compound Interest, Number System and Time & Work. Surprisingly, compared to the previous shifts, no questions were asked from DI, Average and Height & Distances.
In General Awareness, the marks distribution was quite similar to the previous shifts. Majority of the questions were asked from Current Affairs, History, Static GK, Computer and Science Group subjects. In General Intelligence & Reasoning, the highest marks weightage was prevalent in the topics of Linear Puzzles, Analogy, Mathematical Operations and Coding-Decoding.
RRB NTPC 2020 Expected Cut Offs
The cut-offs are determined on the basis of a number of factors. The level of difficulty of the exam is one such criterion which influences the cut-offs to a great extent. Other factors include the availability of vacancies and the number of candidates who appeared in the test.
Based on the level of difficulty of the overall paper in the Shift 2 of RRB NTPC 2020 exam held today, the cut-offs are expected to be more than 80 marks. Candidates belonging to the General category must look for an expected cut-off of 80% to 85% marks. However, candidates belonging to reserved categories can expect the cut-offs to be lower.