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The exam dates for RRB NTPC 2019 has not been out yet, however candidates have started preparing for the same. Taking mock tests will always help the candidates by giving them an edge over other aspirants. Attempting a mock test will help you give an idea as what all areas you lack in and on what all you need to focus on.

According to the RRB NTPC 2019 recruitment the exam pattern for stage I is mentioned below:

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Mathematics 30 30

90 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning   30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100

Following this exam pattern, we are here with General Intelligence and Reasoning preparation tips for RRB NTPC exam 2019. This may help you to develop a strategic plan in order to prepare best for this upcoming pattern. Considering the RRB NTPC latest exam pattern the General Intelligence and Reasoning section comprises of 30 questions worth 30 marks. There is no sectional time limit for any of the sections, rather a composite time of 90 minutes is there. As far as negative marking is concerned, a negative marking of 0.33 marks per incorrect answer.

Mentioned below is the RRB NTPC syllabus for General Intelligence and the strategies curated by our experts. Check out these articles for more tips on General Awareness and Mathematics section for RRB NTPC 2019.

RRB NTPC General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

Sections Topics to Prepare
Classification 1. Number
2. Letter & Meaningful Words
3. GK Based Questions
Coding-Decoding 1. Coding-Decoding based on Numbers
2. Operations on Place Value
3. Coding & Decoding on Fictitious Language
4. Letter Shifting
5. Coding by Analogy
6. Coding Letters by words
Non-Verbal Reasoning 1. Figure Based Analogy
2. Classification Series
3. Cube Based Questions
4. Complete the Pattern
Ordering & Ranking 1. Simple ranking Questions  
Clock & Calendar 1. Calendar Based Questions
2. Questions on Time & Clock Hands
Word Formation 1. Arranging words in meaningful order
Analogy 1. General Knowledge
2. Meaning & Letter Based Questions
3. Number
Blood Relations 1. Family Tree Problems
2. General Blood Relation Problems
Directions & Distances 1. Simple Problems on Directions
2. Formula Based Distance Questions
Series 1. Number & Alphabet Series
Others 1. Venn Diagram
2. Puzzle
3. Missing Number

Start giving mock tests and start analyzing your performance in order to get a sound understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Candidates can even make a study plan accordingly.

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RRB NTPC 2019 General Intelligence Tips

  1. Importance of Topics

The importance of topics can be calculated on the basis of what all weightage is being given to each topic in this section. Moreover, the weightage even tells you the topics a candidate has to focus on and the ones that they can neglect for the time being.

2. Prioritize based on the Difficulty Level

Preparing for each and every topic individually for any such competitive exam is a little tedious task and sometimes it gets practically very difficult to get the hang of each and every topic. Candidates must break down the topics as per their difficulty level and then should start prepare accordingly. It may even determine your order of attempt. One should always start attempting easy questions first and then shall move onto the difficult ones.

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Aspirants should start with the easy ones, move onto moderate after that and then gradually should go for the tough ones. Below mentioned is the order in which topics can be taken up for RRB NTPC general intelligence and reasoning section:

Easy Topics

  • Blood Relations
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Alphabet & Word Test

Analogy and classification questions can be letter and number based, meaning based, image based or GK based etc. As far as blood relation is concerned, general blood relation problems can be answered and family tree can be asked as well. For alphabet & word topic be prepared for questions on jumbled word problems, new word by adding prefix and suffix etc.

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Moderate Topics

  • Missing Number – Matrix and diagram related questions can be there
  • Direction & Distance – Route and Network based problems can be asked
  • Coding & Decoding – From this particular topic questions can be asked by coding letter of a word, coding by analogy and by letter shifting etc.
  • Series – In this either number or alphabetic or mixed series can be asked

Tough Topics

  • Puzzles – This is an important and a difficult topic at the same time. Aspirants can practice questions related to logical puzzle, seating arrangement and scheduling etc.
  • Venn Diagram – Questions can be asked from logical venn diagram, venn diagram problem or syllogism.
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3. Time-Bound Practice

You must have heard that practice makes a man perfect and this saying truly applies here as practice is the key to ace RRB NTPC 2019 exam or for that matter any such exam. Practicing mock tests on a regular basis helps a lot to the candidates. An aspirant’s weak areas and strengths are highlighted by analysing the mock test that further helps him to put best foot forward as far as RRB NTPC exam preparation is concerned.

Moreover, there are few questions and topics that can be learnt quickly only by solving mock tests regularly. Also, mock tests helps a candidate to get familiar to the actual exam pattern.

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4. Skipping the Questions

At times it is not practical to solve each and every question in the exam. The questions are to be answered in a short span of time so it not advisable that a candidate should get stuck on a question for long. If tried and not able to get the solution, then move onto the next one is advisable, rather than wasting time on that one.

We hope that this RRB NTPC 2019 General Intelligence and Reasoning preparation tips will be of great help to you.


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