Railways to conduct ‘Computer Based Test’ for 1.40 lakh vacancies from 15 December

New Delhi: Railways is conducting examinations for technical and non-technical grades for 1 lakh 40 thousand 640 posts. This will be a computer based test. Railways will conduct these examinations from December 15. For this, the railway has received 2 crore 42 lakh applications. Scrutiny of the applications was completed, but further restrictions on the examination were delayed due to restrictions placed in the wake of Kovid. According to the railways, they have been scrutinized and the schedule will be released soon.

Indian Railways had notified 3 types of vacancies. These included 35,208 vacancies for NTPC (non-technical custom categories such as guards, office clerks, commercial clerks, etc.), 1,663 vacancies for separate and ministerial categories (steno etc.) and 1,03,769 Level 1 vacancies (track mentors, pointsmen etc.). . All RRBs had notified a total of 1 lakh 40 thousand 640 vacancies for NTPC categories, Level-1 posts and separate and diverse categories. RRBs received more than 2.40 crore applications for the above vacancies. The Computer Based Test (CBT) for the above mentioned vacancies had to be postponed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic and the lockdown implemented across the country due to this.

The RRBs of Railways are committed to conduct ‘CBT’ for all notified vacancies and they have been actively assessing the ground situation related to the epidemic. Now that IITs have experience of conducting JEE and NEET, it was felt that Railways could also start the examination process, which had to be stopped due to Kovid epidemic.

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being prepared to conduct such a large-scale examination. The social distance standards and other protocols specified by various central and state authorities must be followed, which are necessary in the interest of the candidates.

Railways has now proposed to start the first phase of computer based online test from 15 December 2020 and necessary measures have been started in this regard.