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Railway to conduct computer based exams for railway jobs

The Railway Recruitment Board will conduct Computer based Tests for recruitment in non-technical popular categories, level -1 posts and isolated and ministerial category under CEN 01/2019 from December 15, 2020, railway minister Piyush Goyal tweeted with a video.

CEO and Chairman of Railway Recruitment Board VK Yadav Said in the Video, “A total of 1 lakh, 40 thousand and 640 vacancies were notified for RRB NTPC, isolated and ministerial category and level -1 posts in the year 2019, for which around 2 crore applications were received. The online application was invited between March 1 and 31, 2019. We had completed the scrutiny of applications but could not conduct the exam because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The exams for all three categories will be held from December 15. Full schedule for examination will be released soon.”

Press Information Bureau wrote, 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 Covid pandemic.

SOPs for conduct of examination of this magnitude are 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 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.

Source: Piyush Goyal/Twitter
Source: Piyush Goyal/Twitter

Source and Inputs from: Press Information Bureau ( PIB )