RRB NTPC ASM Aptitude Test Pattern: Railway Psycho Test Syllabus - W3i.iN

21/06/2017

RRB NTPC ASM Aptitude Test Pattern: Railway Psycho Test Syllabus

RRB NTPC ASM Aptitude Test Pattern, Time Limit - Railway Psycho Test Syllabus for ASM: A hands on Material for candidates appearing at Psycho/ Aptitude Test for Assistant Station Master (ASM) posts. Everything you need to know about Railways's RRB NTPC ASMs Aptitude Test are provided below. Here in the post below, we have shared detailed pattern, syllabus, time limit, practice questions and study material for Psycho/ Aptitude Test 2017.

Aptitude test for ASMs and Traffic Assistants will be held on 30th June in Computer based Test (CBT) mode.

All those candidates who have been declared as qualified as per RRB NTPC Result, are called for 3rd and final stage of Railway's RRB NTPC (Graduate) Non-Technical recruitment which is Psychometric/ Aptitude Test for the post of Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant posts. This test is to evaluate the real measures of candidates strengths and limitations.
To help you candidates in knowing the Railway ASMs Aptitude/ Psycho Test Syllabus, we have once come up with detailed pattern of the Psychometric Test for RRB NTPC 2017.

Railway ASMs Aptitude/ Psycho Test Instructions

Railway conducts ASM Aptitude Test to get the right sort of people to do the job. Candidates who do well on the test usually do well in the job itself.  The Railway Aptitude Test is next stage of RRB NTPC Selection procedure for the post of Asst Station Master (ASM). Marks of this ASM Psycho test are considered and also added to the final Result for Merit. It doesn't matter if you top the 1st Stage and 2nd Stage exams, you need to qualify this test to be recommended for Assistant Station Master (ASM) posts in Indian Railway.

The aptitude tests have been designed for various jobs in critical safety categories. This the first in the history of Railway Exams, you will be given a computer instead of the test battery, consisting of five-six tests, for the post of Assistant Station Master (ASM) and Traffic Assistant (Kolkata Metro). This Aptitude Test is to be taken by only those candidates who qualify a minimum cut off in both the RRB NTPC Stage I and the Stage II Computer based test for the posts of Assistant Station Master (ASM) and Traffic Assistant.

Based on the post preference of various candidates while applying for RRB NTPC 03/2015, the candidates are shortlisted for ASMs Psychometric Test.



Time Limits for RRB NTPC Psycho/ Aptitude Test

There will be five number of tests in the Aptitude Tests viz. Intelligence test, Attention test, Spatial Scanning, Information Ordering and Personality test.



Test 1

Intelligence Test
 बुद्धि‍ परीक्षण 

Instruction Time
05 Minutes
Number of Question
35
Time Limit (W3i.iN)
10 Minutes
Break Time
01 Minute

Test 2
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Selective Attention Test
चयनात्‍मक अवधान परीक्षण

Instruction Time
05 Minutes
Number of Question
30
Time Limit
08 Minutes
Break Time
01 Minute


Test 3

Spatial Scanning Test
स्‍पेशियल स्‍कैनिंग परीक्षण

Instruction Time
05 Minutes
Number of Question
40 (10x4=40)
Time Limit (W3i.iN)
08 Minutes
Break Time
01 Minute


Test 4
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Information Ordering Test
इंफॉर्मेशन ऑर्डरिंग परीक्षण

Instruction Time
10 Minutes
Number of Question
25
Time Limit
10 Minutes
Break Time
01 Minute


Test 5

Personality Test
व्‍यक्तित्‍व परीक्षण

Instruction Time
05 Minutes
Number of Question
35
Time Limit (W3i.iN)
12 Minutes
Feedback फीडबैक
Number of Statements
14
Time Limit
06 Minutes


        Total Time Limit
88 Minutes (including feedback time)

Railway Aptitude Test Pattern for ASM & Traffic Asst

Following are the section of Asst Station Master’s Aptitude Test questions.
1. Intelligence Test
2. Selective Attention Test
3. Spatial Scanning Test
4. Information Ordering Test
5. Personality Test

The name of the tests shown here are only indicative. These may change at any time without prior notice.
Each test has separate Time Limit, which will be advised to you during test sessions. You have to
solve test items and mark your answers within the prescribed time.

Practice Questions for RRB NTPC Aptitude Test 2017


1. Test for measuring your Intelligence
In this test each problem consists of five figures, four of which are similar in a certain way. You are required to find out the one which is different from other four.
Example: 
In the example given above you will note that figure No. 4 is different from the other figures as the 2 circles do not touch each other.

Practice Questions:
Psycho Test Questions

The answer for practice problems are 2, 4, 1, 4, 1, 3, 1, 5, 3, 4, 5, 5, 3, 1, 2, 5, 4, 2, 3 and 3 respectively.

2. Test for measuring Selective Attention
In this test your task is to add odd numbers, for example 1, 3, 5, etc., and indicate which of the five options shows the correct sum. While counting even numbers are to be ignored.
Example:
In the example given above you will note that option ‘D’ is the correct answer.

Practice Questions:
ASM Aptitude Test, Railway Psycho Test, RRB NTPC Aptitude Test

The answer for practice problems are A, D, B, C, A, C, B, E, B, A, D, C, D, E, A, B, C, E, B and E respectively.

3. Test for measuring Spatial Scanning
In this test you have to find out shortest possible route between any two stations (represented by alphabets) in the shortest possible time in a given map. Dark lines indicate streets. The circles are barriers, which cannot be crossed. Squares containing numbers represent houses. Number of the house passed by while finding the shortest route will be your answer.
Example:
The answer to first problem is 1. The answers to other problems are 5, 3, 2, 4, 4, 1, 5, 1 and 4.

Practice Questions:
ASM Aptitude Test, Railway Psycho Test, RRB NTPC Aptitude Test

The answer for practice problems are 10, 5, 6, 8, 9, 2, 10, 5, 10, 6, 9, 7, 3, 8, 6, 5, 2, 10, 4 and 1 respectively.

4. Information Ordering Test



Steps to solve the test are:

  1. First step is to know the value of the test figure from table 2.
  2. Add or subtract A-D process box value which sign of (X) to the value of test figure.
  3. Find out the corresponding figure from table 2 by using the value of last solved level of box D.
  4. Mark correct option according to figure.




5. Test for measuring your Personality
In this test some statements are given to find out your attitudes and interests. There are three possible answers to each statement. No particular answer is “Right” or “Wrong”. You have to select the alternative which is most appropriate for you.

Practice Questions:

Q. I prefer people who are –
(A) reserved
(B) in between
(C) make friends quickly

Last Minute Tips for ASM Aptitude/ Psycho Test

Here are are last minute tips which you should implement to get better score in RRB NTPC Aptitude Test.

Before the Test Session
  • Don’t stay up all night. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to reach the examination centre so that you don’t have to rush.
At the Test Session
  • Listen carefully to the instructions.
  • Do exactly as you are told.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
  • Think about each question before answering.
  • Work quickly and accurately, as most tests have short time limits.
  • Don’t waste time on difficult questions.
  • Do not try to copy the answers of your neighbors as his question booklet is likely to be different from you. 

As promised, we have provided syllabus and exact pattern of RRB NTPC Aptitude Test which will be conducted in April 2017. Feel free to share your view, ask you doubt via the comment box below...

RRB NTPC Psycho/ Aptitude Test Doubt Answered

Q What will be the mode of Aptitude Test i.e. Offline or Online (CBT)?
Ans.  Aptitude test for ASMs and Traffic Assistants  will now be in Computer based Test (CBT) mode. Candidates appearing may click on the link below to get acquainted with sample test.

Q Which categories have been taken into the ambit of Aptitude testing in CBT (Computer based Testing) mode at present?
Ans. At present the category of Assistant Station Master/Traffic Assistant is in the ambit of Aptitude Testing in CBT (Computer based Testing) mode.

Q Is there any provision of reservation in Aptitude Test?
Ans. No, Aptitude test is meant for recruitment of Safety Categories of Staff, hence there is no provision of reservation in Aptitude testing.

Q What points are to be kept in mind for Aptitude test in Computer based testing (CBT)??
Ans. Following points are to be kept in mind for Aptitude test in Computer based testing (CBT):

  1. Understand the examples to do better in the test. 
  2. Stay focused on every question of every test throughout so that you are able to gain maximum scores. 
  3. Keep in mind the time allotted for the test and try to finish within the stipulated time. 
  4. If you find any question difficult, don’t waste time on it. Proceed to the next question. 
  5. In the rest period between two tests try to relax so that you are able to focus again on the next test.
Q What will be the duration of Aptitude Test?
Ans.  The duration of the Aptitude Test is 84 minute.

Q How the merit will be drawn for the post of ASM & Traffic Assistant?
Ans. The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with
70% weightage being given to the marks obtained in 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage being given to the marks obtained in Aptitude Test.

Q What is T-Score and how it is calculated?
Ans.  T-score is the normalized score statistically formulated for application all over. The range of the T-score is 20 to 80.

Q Is cut-off criteria for determining suitability of candidates is same all over the country?
Ans. The cut-off criteria for determining suitability of candidates are same in all the RRBs, all over the country. The qualifying marks of aptitude tests for all the RRBs are same and there is no variation at all.

Q Is there any provision of reservation in Aptitude Test?
Ans. No, Aptitude test is meant for recruitment of Safety Categories of Staff, hence there is no provision of reservation in Aptitude testing.

Q Is there any negative marking in aptitude testing?
Ans. No, aptitude testing is meant for assessment of required cognitive attribute in a candidate and there is no negative marking in aptitude testing.

Q ASMs Aptitude Test is Online this time, What will be the major difference?
Ans. In the paper-pencil mode until now the Aptitude test battery of Assistant Station Master consisted of a total of 4 tests. The fourth test of personality assesses 2 different attributes and hence five scores get generated. If a candidate fails in any one of the attributes then he is declared unsuitable. But in the present scenario, the Aptitude of ASMs/Traffic Assistants will be conducted in the CBT mode and here the test battery will have 5 different tests instead of 4 as earlier and so six scores will get generated.

Q How the marks obtained by a candidate in RRB examination and aptitude testing are calculated for selection of a candidate?
Ans. The scores of a candidate in RRB examination and thereafter in aptitude test as a part thereof are apportioned in the ratio of 70: 30 for preparation of the final merit list.

Q How to calculate T Score and composite Score of a candidate in Aptitude Test?
Ans. The cut-off for Tests are fixed on the basis of Normalized T-score. The Mean of normalized T-score is 50 and its SD is 10. The basic parameters required to calculate T-score are Mean and Standard Deviation calculated from normalized sample. The range of the T-score is 20 to 80.

The formula to calculate T-score is:

The T-score for dummy subject for a test can be calculated as follows:

  • Dummy subject score on Test 1 = 20
  • Mean of Test 1 on normative sample = 14
  • SD of Test 1 on normative sample = 3 


Calculation of composite score is as follows:
As weightage to aptitude test is 30, the composite score of a dummy subject can be calculated as follows:

  • Composite T-score of a candidate having 5 tests in a battery is = 300
  • The max T-score a candidate can obtain having 5 tests in a battery is (80×5) = 400.
  • The composite score out of 30 is :
  • Out of 400 score candidate scored = 300