RRB NTPC Exam Date: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will be gong to hold the recruitment exam for the non-technical popular categories (NTPC) from December 15, 2020. The schedule release for the examination is still awaited however, will be out soon.
The RRB NTPC CBT-1 exam will be Computer Based Test (CBT) for 35,208 vacancies including 24,605 Graduate posts and 10,603 Under-graduate posts under the 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.
“Examination of the recruitment process applications for all 3 categories of various posts in Railways has been completed, the examinations will be started from December 15 for recruitment to various posts,” Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in a tweet said.
रेलवे में विभिन्न पदों की सभी 3 श्रेणियों के लिये भर्ती प्रक्रिया के आवेदनों की जांच पूर्ण की जा चुकी है, विभिन्न पदों पर भर्ती के लिये परीक्षाओं का आयोजन 15 दिसंबर से शुरु किया जायेगा। pic.twitter.com/FUqXkfjxl7
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 5, 2020
“We have invited some applications for recruitment in various categories for 1.4 lakh posts. These were notified during the pre-Covid period,” Railways CEO V K Yadav said at a virtual press conference.
The national transporter received 2.42 crore applications for 1.4 lakh vacancies, the CEO added.
“Scrutiny of these applications was completed but due to Covid-19 pandemic, a computer-based examination cannot be completed,” Yadav said.
“Railways has decided to start exams for all three categories of vacancies from December 15. A detailed schedule will be announced very soon,” Yadav added.
RRB NTPC Exam guidelines:
Candidates have to wear face masks considering COVID-19 guidelines. Railways are dealing with a lot of challenging tasks of tackling impersonation; mass gathering at exam centres, sanitation of exam centres after each shift among others.
In that situation, the number of candidates to be booked in an exam centre may have to be cut down to enable more social distance between two candidates while enforcing the norms required for fair and smooth conduct of examination of this magnitude.
The Railway Recruitment Board was initially called ‘Railway Service Commission’. Thus in January 1985, it was renamed as Railway Recruitment Board. Each RRB consists of a Chairman, Member Secretary/Deputy Secretary or an Assistant Secretary and non-gazetted staff.