Effective December 15, 2020, Indian Railways will begin computer-based testing for advertised positions.
A comprehensive timetable will be released shortly. The computer-based tests for the three types of positions will start on December 15,” Yadav said.
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 above vacancies had to be deferred due to Covid-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown which was imposed throughout country.
RRBs of Railways are committed to hold 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 Covid pandemic.
SOPs for conduct of examination of this magnitude are being framed. Candidates' safety depends on observance of social distancing norms and other procedures mandated by federal, state, and local authorities.
Railway has now proposed to start the first round of online computer-based tests on December 15, 2020, and the appropriate steps have been taken in this regard.
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