Indian Railways Recruitment: According to Indian Railways, around 2.40 crore candidates have applied for 1.4 lakh job vacancies in the Railways. “It may be noted that RRBs have issued three centralized employment notifications (CEN). CEN 01/2019 (NTPC categories), CEN 03/2019 (Isolated and ministerial categories) and RRC-01/2019 (Level-1 categories) have been issued for a total of about 1.4 lakh vacancies for various categories of staff by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs). Against these employment notifications, more than 2.40 crore candidates have applied,” the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.
The Railway Ministry also added that it has made all necessary preparations for the smooth conduct of Computer Based Test (CBT) which will take place on 15th Dec. 2020. The details of the schedule of the CBTs will be uploaded on the official website of RRB.
Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said, “The computer-based exams will begin from December 15 for the three categories of posts and a detailed schedule will be announced very soon.”
It should be noted that Indian Railways had notified 3 types of vacancies. 35208 for NTPC (non-technical popular categories like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks etc), 1663 for Isolated & Ministerial categories (Steno & Teaches etc), and 103769 for Level 1 vacancies (track maintainers, pointsman etc). There are a total of 1.40 lakh such vacancies for NTPC categories, Level-1 Posts and isolated and miscellaneous categories. However, RRBs had received more than 2.40 crore applications. The Computer Based Test (CBT) was deferred due to Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown.
RRBs of Railways will conduct the CBT for all the notified vacancies. Now that experience for the JEE for IITs and NEET is there, it was felt that Railways too can start the process which had to be stopped due to the Covid pandemic.
SOPs are being framed. Norms of social distancing and other protocols prescribed by the various Central and State authorities will be followed for the safety of candidates.