Wiley's RRB NTPC Exam Goalpost Comprehensive Guide, 1st Stage and 2nd Stage (CBT)

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ISBN: 9788126598250

680 pages

INR 499

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RRB NTPC Exam Goalpost Comprehensive Guide is the FIRST book of its kind for this exam that comes with concepts and practice questions. It has detailed solutions, not just the answer key, for each and every question included in it. It promotes self-evaluation by enabling you to not only practice and revise concepts, but also keep track of your progress. This book allows you to win over the doubts and fears generally associated with exams, expand your span of concentration in a single sitting, and hone your time management skills, enabling you to answer questions within the given time frame.

 

Unique Features of the Book

Exam Day Strategy

RRB NTPC Prelims and Mains Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)

How to Access Videos

Installed the App? Let’s get you started

 

Solved Paper

1. RRB NTPC Exam Analysis, 28th APRIL 2016 (Stage-1)

2. RRB NTPC Exam 28th APRIL 2016 (Stage-1) (Answers and Explanations)

3. RRB NTPC Exam Analysis, 18th JANUARY 2017 (Stage-2)

4. RRB NTPC Exam 18th JANUARY 2017 (Stage-2) (Answers and Explanations)

 

Section 1: GENERAL AWARENESS

Chapter 1: Indian History and Culture

 

Harappan Civilisation (2500 BC–1750 BC

Important Sites

Vedic Literature (1500 BC–600 BC)

Mahajanapadas

Magadha

New Religious Ideologies

Major Ancient Indian Empires

Dynasties of Delhi Sultanate (1206–1526 AD)

Slave Dynasty.

Razia Sultana (1236–1240 AD)

Ghiyasuddin Balban (1266–1287 AD)

Alauddin Khilji (1296–1316 AD)

Tughlaq Dynasty (1320–1414 AD)

Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (1320–1325 AD)

Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq (1325–1351 AD)

Firoz Shah Tughlaq (1351–1388 AD)

Lodhi Dynasty (1451–1526 AD)

Sikandar Lodhi (1489–1517 AD)

Ibrahim Lodhi (1517–1526 AD)

Mughal Empire

Babur (1526–1530)

Humayun (1530–1540) and (1555-1556)

Sher Shah (1540–1545)

Akbar (1556–1605)

Jahangir (1605–1627)

Shah Jahan (1628–1658)

Aurangzeb (1658–1707)

Mughal Administration

Decline of Mughals

Establishment of Company Power British East India Company

East India Company Begins Trade in Bengal

Trade Leads to Battles

Company Rule Expands

Tipu Sultan – The Tiger of Mysore

War with the Marathas

Claim to Paramountcy

Doctrine of Lapse

A New Administration

Land Revenue Policy

The Permanent Settlement

The Mahalwari System

The Ryotwari System

Impact of New Revenue Collection Systems

Commercialisation of Agriculture

Indigo Cultivation

Colonialism and Tribal Societies

Colonial Rule Affected Tribal Lives

The Santhal Rebellion

The Munda Rebellion

Revolt of 1857-58

Peasants and Sepoys

Responses to Reforms

A Mutiny Turns into a Popular Rebellion

The Rebellion Spreads

Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi

Suppression of the Revolt

Failure of the Revolt

After the Revolt

Social and Religious Movements

The Brahmo Samaj

Prathna Samaj

The Young Bengal Movement

The Arya Samaj

The Ramakrishna Mission

The Theosophical Society

The Veda Samaj

The Aligarh Movement

The Singh Sabha Movement

Caste Reform

Women Reform

Women and Political Participation

The Nationalist Movements

The Emergence of Nationalism

A Nation in the Making

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Extremist Groups

Other Major Developments (1905–1916)

Emergence of Mahatma Gandhi

Development during First World War

The Rowlatt Satyagraha and Jallianwala

Khilafat Agitation and the Non-Cooperation Movement

The Happenings of 1922–1929

Bhagat Singh

Civil Disobedience Movement

Government of India Act 1935

Crips Mission 1942

Quit India Movement

Rajgopalachari Formula

Bose and the INA

Shimla Conference and the Wavell Plan, 1945

Towards Independence and Partition

Cabinet Mission Plan 1946

Indian Independence Act 1947

Chapter 2: Geography

Celestial Bodies

Solar System

Sun

Planets

Earth

Moon

Asteroids

Meteoroids

Globe

Latitudes and Longitudes

Longitudes

Longitude and Time

Standard Time

Environment

Lithosphere

Interior of Earth

Rocks and Minerals

Earthquake

Volcanoes and Volcanic Landforms

Landforms

Atmosphere

Troposphere

Stratosphere

Mesosphere

Thermosphere

Exosphere

Solar Radiation

Cyclone

Clouds

Humidity and Rainfall

Wind

Classification of Climate

Hydrosphere

Ocean

Ocean Currents

Tides

Biosphere

Natural Vegetation

Forests

Grasslands

Biodiversity

Endangered Species

Vulnerable Species

Resources

Natural Resources

Minerals

Distribution of Minerals

Power Resources

Agriculture

Major Crops

Physiography of India

The North and Northeastern Mountains

The Northern Plains

The Peninsular Plateau

The Coastal Plains

The Islands

Rivers of India

The Indus

The Ganga

The Yamuna

The Son

The Brahmaputra

The Mahanadi

The Godavari

The Krishna

The Kaveri

The Narmada

The Tapi

Soil and Natural Vegetation

Alluvial Soils

Black Soil

Red and Yellow Soil

Laterite Soil

Arid Soils

Saline Soils

Soil Erosion

Forest Cover in Indiavii

Biosphere Reserves

Mineral and Energy Resources

Iron Ore

Manganese

Bauxite

Copper

Mica

Coal

Petroleum

Nuclear Energy Resources

Major Industries

The Iron and Steel Industry

The Cotton Textile Industry

Sugar Industry

Petrochemical Industries

TRANSPORT

Road Transport

Rail Transport

 

Chapter 3: Economic Awareness

 

Basic Concepts Related to Economics

Macro and Micro-Economics

Demand, Supply, Cost and Revenue

National Income

Types of Economies

Inflation

Measures of Inflation

Human Development Index (HDI

Economic Reforms

NITI Aayog

Sectors in the Indian Economy

Classification of Crops

Green Revolution

Recent Government Schemes

Budget

Types of Budgets

Deficit and its Types

Basics of Taxation

Direct versus Indirect Tax

Basics of GST

What is GST?

GST Timeline

PAN Card

FRBM Act

Finance Commission

Union Budget 2017-18

Roadmap & Priorities

Banking

History of Banking and Nationalisation

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Powers and Functions

National Housing Bank (NHB)

Banking Ombudsman

NBFC’s

Miscellaneous Terms Related to Banking

Aadhar-Enabled Payment System (AEPS)

Insurance

IRDA

Mutual Funds

International Financial Institutions

IMF

IFC

BRICS Bank

SEBI

Powers and Functions

 

Chapter 4: Polity and Constitution of India

The Constitution

Schedules in the Indian Constitution

Articles in the Indian Constitution

Constituent Assembly

Features of Indian Constitution

Government

Forms of Government

Monarchy

Democracy

Principles of Democracy

Merits of Democracy

Demerits of Democracy

Oligarchy

Authoritarianism

Parliamentary Government

Indian Parliament

Rajya Sabha

Lok Sabha

Powers and Functions of the Parliament

Legislative Powers and Functions

Executive Powers and Functions

Financial Powers and Functions

Other Functions of the Parliament

State Government

Legislature of the State

Powers and Functions of the Chief Minister in India

Local Government

Local self-government in India

The Judiciary

Features of the Indian Judicial System

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Social Justice under the Indian Constitution

Constitutional provisions to ensure gender equality in India

 

Chapter 5: Biology

Food

Food and Nutrition in Human Beings

Test for Presence of starch, Protein or Fats in Food

Digestion of Food in Human Beings

Microorganisms

Importance of Microorganisms

Nitrogen Cycle in Nature

Harmful Microorganisms

Preservation of Food

Food Resources

The World of the Living

Structure of Cell

The Plants

Parts of Plants

Soil

Layers of Soil

Types of Soil

Animals

Movement

Respiration

Respiration in Plants

Circulatory System

Structure of the Heart

Transportation of Substances in Plants

Excretion

Excretory System in Humans

Excretory System in Animals

Reproduction

Human Reproductive System

Development of an Embryo

After Birth

Adolescence and Puberty

Sex Determination

Chapter 6: Physics

Motion

Newton’s laws of motion

First Law

Second Law

Third Law

Force

Pressure

Friction

Sound

Light

Reflection of Light

Laws of Reflection

Refraction of Light

Laws of Refraction

Lenses

Terms Related to Lens

Lens formula

Power of Lens

Structure of human eye

Dispersion of Light

Magnets

Electricity

Natural Phenomenon

Air Pollution

Thunderstorms

Cyclones

Lightning

Earthquake

Stars and the Solar System

Chapter 7: Chemistry

Materials

Acids, Bases and Salts

Neutralisation in Daily Life

Acid Rains

Metals and Non-Metals

Chemical Properties of Metals and Non-metals

Uses of Metals and Non-metals

Heat and Heat Transmission

Transfer of Heat

Formation of Sea Breeze and Land Breeze

Combustion and Flame

How a Match Stick gets Ignited?

Structure of a Flame

Calorific Value of Fuel

Fuels and pollution

Fabrics

Natural Resources

Water

Air

Weather

Chapter 8: Computer Knowledge

Introduction

Various Types of Computers

Personal Computer

Laptop Computer

Tablet PC with Stylus

Mainframe Computer

Supercomputerxi

Computer Hardware

Keyboard

Mouse

Monitor

Printer

Speakers

Scanner

System Unit

Front Side of the System Unit

Backside of the System Unit

Inside the System Unit

Basic Input Output Software

Other Hardware Devices

Computer Software

System Software

Application Software

Chapter 9: General Knowledge & Current Affairs

PART 1: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Famous Temples

Tribes in India

Tribal Festivals in India

Census Highlights

Council of Union Ministers

Dams, Rivers, Mountain Ranges

Firsts in India

Indian Museums

PART 2: CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports

Constitutional Act

Defence and Security

Health

Science and Technology

Environment

Government Schemes

Persons in the News

Persons on Visit

Places in the News

Awards and Honours

Books and Authors

Important Dates and Days

Appointments

Deaths

Resignations

Government Programmes and Schemes

 

Chapter 10: Indian Railways

History and Physical Structure

Railway Zones

RRB (Railway Recruitment Board)

Memorandum of Understanding with various Foreign Governments

Types of Passenger Trains

Luxury Trains

Other Trains

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Ministry of Railways

Rail Budget

Some Important Facts

List of Important Institutes

Railway Manufacturing Units

Recent Developments

 

Section 2: GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING

Chapter 1: Series, Trends and Number Manipulation

Introduction

Different Types of Number Series

Counting Numbers/Alphabets/Symbols

Alphabet Test

Types of Alphabet Test Based Questions

Alphanumeric/Hybrid Series

Chapter 2: Coding and Decoding

Introduction

Coding Based on Letters

Coding Based on Numbers

Substitution Coding

Chapter 3: Analogy

Introduction

Chapter 4: Classification and Odd One Out

Introduction

Chapter 5: Blood Relation

Introduction

Type 1: Based on Conversation

Type 2: Puzzle

Chapter 6: Directions and Distance

Distance, Direction and Position

Chapter 7: Word Formation

Logical Arrangement of Words

Chapter 8: Order and Ranking

Ranking

Chapter 9: Puzzle

Puzzle

Chapter 10: Seating Arrangement

Seating Arrangement

Concepts of Directions

Chapter 11: Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram

Reverse Venn diagram

Chapter 12: Syllogism

Syllogism

Some

All

No

Some-not

Complementary Pairs

Chapter 13: Non-Verbal Reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Analogy

Classification

Series

Mirror Images

Embedded Figures

Pattern Completion

Figure Counting

Cubes and Dices

Chapter 14: Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning and its Scope

Statements and Conclusions

Conclusion

Statement Conclusion Question Types

Rules in Case of Possibility

Statement and Assumption

Nature and Format of Questions

Points to Remember

Examples

Cause and Effect

Nature and Format of Questions

Points to Remember

Course of Action

Nature and Format of Questions

Points to Remember

Strong & Weak Argument

Strong Argument

Weak Argument

Inference

Chapter 15: Miscellaneous Topics in Reasoning

Introduction

Matrix

Arithmetical Reasoning

Counting Numbers/Alphabets/Symbols

Symbol Notation

Clocks

Also Remember the Following Results

Calendar

Some More Interesting Points

 

Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude

Chapter 1: Number System

Number System

Natural Numbers

Whole Numbers

Integers

The Number Line

Real Numbers

Rational Numbers

Irrational Numbers

Place Value and Face Value

Prime Numbers

Twin Prime Numbers

Coprime Numbers

Composite Numbers

Multiple

Factor

Divisibility Test

Remainder Theorem

HCF and LCM

Highest Common Factor (HCF)

Prime Factorisation Method

Division Method

Least Common Multiple (LCM)

Prime Factorisation Method

Division Method

Important Properties of H.C.F. and L.C.M

Chapter 2: Surds, Indices and Simplification

Exponents (Indices)

Surds

Rules of Exponents

VBODMAS

Chapter 3: Ratio, Proportion and Partnership

Ratio, Proportion and Partnership

Ratio

Important Characteristics and Formulae Related to Ratios

Proportion

Important Characteristics and Formulae Related to Proportions

Partnership

Short-tricks Formulae

Chapter 4: Percentage and its Applications

Percentage

Some Important Points to Remember

Chapter 5: Profit, Loss and Discount

Profit, Loss and Discount

Cost Price (C.P.)

Selling Price (S.P.)

Marked Price (M.P.)

Markup

Discount

Profit

Loss

Chapter 6: Simple and Compound Interest

Simple and Compound Interest

Chapter 7: Average, Mixtures and Alligation

Average

Mean

Alligation

Alligation Rule

Graphical Solution for Alligation (Cross-Method)

Mixing with Replacement

Chapter 8: Time and Work

Time and Work

Negative Work

Work Equivalence

Concept of Efficiency

Problems Involving Individual Efficiencies

Problems Involving Group Efficiencies

Pipe and Cistern

Chapter 9: Time, Speed and Distance

Time, Speed and Distance

Concept of Motion

Applications of Time, Speed and Distance

Trains

Circular Motion

Boats and Streams

Clocks

Chapter 10: Algebra

Basic Algebra

Application

Polynomials

Degree of Polynomial

Equation

Linear Equation

Two Points Form

Quadratic Equation

Factorisation of Polynomial

Remainder Theorem

Factor Theorem

Formulae

Chapter 11: Geometry

Geometry

Important Terms in Geometry

Plane Geometrical figures

Triangle

Geometric centres of a triangle

Quadrilateral

Polygon

Circle

Chapter 12: Mensuration

Mensuration

2-D Figures

3-Dimensional figures

Chapter 13: Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Measurement of Angles

Sexagesimal System

Circular System

Relation between Arc and Angle

Trigonometric Ratios

Trigonometric Identities

Some Important Deductions

Maximum and Minimum Value of Trigonometric Functions

Use of AM-GM inequality

Sine Rule

Cosine Rule

Applications of Trigonometry

Angle of Elevation

Angle of Depression

Chapter 14: Statistics & Probability

Statistics

Mean

Mode

Median

Dispersion

Standard Deviation

Probability

Mutually Exclusive Events

Conditional probability

Bayes’ Theorem

Chapter 15. Data Interpretation

Data Interpretation

Pie Chart

 

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