RRB NTPC Exam Updates: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is likely to release the RRB NTPC exam dates shortly. For the last one year, over 1.26 crore candidates who have applied are waiting for the RRB NTPC CBT-1 examination to be held.
RRB will be going to hold Computer Based Test (CBT) for 35,208 vacancies including 24,605 Graduate posts and 10,603 Under-graduate posts under Non-Technical Popular Category. These include Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Commercial cum Ticket clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master etc.
The Ministry of Railways announced that the Indian Railways is speeding up the process for holding RRB Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) Exam 2020 for the graduate and under-graduate level posts.
“RRBs follow the practice of direct and instantaneous communication with candidates through regular updates on websites and individual SMS and emails,” it said.
RRB NTPC exam guidelines:
As per guidelines, candidates may have to wear face masks. Railways are dealing with a challenging task of tackling impersonation; mass gathering at exam centres, sanitation of exam centres after each shift among others.
Number of candidates to be booked in an examination centre might have to be cut down so as to maintain social distance between two candidates considering the current pandemic situation and also keeping in mind the norms required for fair and smooth conduct of exam of this magnitude.
Earlier, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) invited online applications against Centralized Employment Notification (CEN) No. 01/2018 from 03.02.2018 to 31.03.2018 for a total 64,371 combined vacancies of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) & Technicians. A total of 47,45,176 online applications were received.
The scheme of selection comprised 3 -stages computer-based tests followed by medical examination (which is one of the stringent medical examinations considering the level of distant vision/colour vision and alertness required from a Loco Pilot) and document verification of shortlisted candidates. Around 47.45 lakhs candidates registered for these posts.
Panel of selected candidates has been approved for 56,378 Candidates (26968 ALPs, 28410 Technicians) out of 64371 vacancies (27795 ALPs, 64371 Technicians).
Appointment letters have been issued to 40,420 candidates (22223 ALPs, 18197 Technicians).
Moreover, the training of newly recruited 19,120 candidates (10123 Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs), 8997 Technicians) will resume as soon as COVID lockdown related measures ease out. The training process takes 17 weeks for ALPs, 06 months for Technicians.