Indian Railways is going to start computer-based tests from 15th December 2020
Indian Railways is going to start computer-based tests for notified vacancies from 15th December 2020.
Indian Railways had notified 3 types of vacancies. These were 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). In all RRBs had notified a total of 1.40 lakh such vacancies for NTPC categories, Level-1 Posts, and isolated and miscellaneous categories. Against the above vacancies, RRBs had received more than 2.40 crore applications. The Computer Based Test (CBT) for the above vacancies had to be deferred due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown which was imposed throughout the country.
Scrutiny of the applications had been completed but the process of further examination had got delayed due to COVID related restrictions.
RRBs of Railways is committed to holding the CBT for all the notified vacancies and have been actively assessing the ground situation imposed due to pandemic. Now that experience of conduct examination 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 for the conduct of examination of this magnitude is being framed. Norms of social distancing and other protocols prescribed by the various Central and State authorities need to be followed which are essential in the interest of the safety of candidates.
Railway now proposes to commence 1st stage online computer-based tests from 15 December 2020 and necessary action has been initiated in this regard.