RRB NTPC, RRC Group D Exam date 2020: RRB NTPC and Group D recruitment exam dates announced by the Railway Board

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Shikha Chaurasia

New Delhi, December 2, 2020: Railway Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Tuesday that the examinations for 35 thousand 208 posts of Non-Technical Popular (NTPC) will start from December 28 and will end by March. 

Examinations will be conducted between April and June 2021 for the recruitment of track mentor and other technical posts (one lakh three thousand 769 posts) in the safety category. There were 2 crore 44 lakh applications for a total of 1, 40,640 posts. He said that computerized examinations will be conducted from December 15 to 18 for the 1,663 posts (ministerial and isolated category) of steno and teachers. 

Vinod Kumar Yadav said that the recruitment process for the railway staff has been completed and they will be appointed in due course and their training will also be completed by August 2021. Yadav told reporters through video conferencing in New Delhi that appointment letters have been sent to those who have been recruited in the railways and will be provided with the necessary training by August 2021. He admitted that there was a delay in sending appointment letters to newly recruited employees due to the Coronavirus crisis. He said that the capacity of the training centres has been affected due to the compulsion to comply with the Coronavirus Protocol.        

Railway Recruitment Board’s (RRB’s) ministerial and isolated category examination is starting from December 15. The RRB had earlier announced that the NTPC recruitment examination will start from December 15, but the board has decided to conduct the recruitment examination for the posts of ministerial and isolated category first. 10 days before the exam, the exam date, exam city and travel authority for SC, ST candidates links will be activated. With this, the admit card of the exam can be downloaded four days before the exam. In the month of February-March last year, a total of 1,665 vacancies were taken out by the RRB for ministerial and isolated posts. Under this recruitment, Junior Stenographer will be recruited for the posts of Hindi, English, Translator, Cook, Welfare Inspector, Teacher, Law Assistant and others. 

RRB NTPC has two types of vacancy – 

The details of (under-graduate) posts for the 12th pass are as follows: 

Total posts: 10,628 (Classification of vacancies according to the posts)

· Junior Clerk cum Typist, Posts: 4,319

· Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Post: 760

· Junior Time Keeper, Post: 17

· Trans Clerk, Post: 592

· Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Post: 4,940

The details of RRB NTPC Graduates Posts are as follows-

Details of Graduate Posts

Total Posts: 24,649 (Classification of Vacancies according to posts)

· Traffic Assistant, Posts: 88

· Goods Guards, Posts: 5,748

· Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Posts: 5,638

· Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Post: 3,164

· Senior Time Keeper, Post: 14

· Commercial Apprentice, Post: 259

· Station Master, Post: 6,865

Selection Process: 

· There will be CBT (CBT 1 and CBT 2) in 2 phases for all the posts and after that there will be a skill test. 

· Skill Test for Station Master, Traffic Assistant posts will be computer-based aptitude test. 

· There will be typing skill test for junior clerk cum typist, junior timekeeper, accounts clerk cum typist, senior clerk cum typist, junior accounts cum typist, senior type keeper. 

· Only those candidates who will pass in CBT 1 will be able to enter CBT 2. From the total vacancy, only 20 per cent of the candidates will be given admission in CBT 2.

· The skill test will be of the same candidate who will pass in CBT 2. Only 8 times of the total vacancy of candidates will be called for the skill test. 

· There will be document verification (DV) and medical test. Document verification (DV) and medical test will be the final stages of the selection process.

· Final selection will be based on the steps given above.

Exam Pattern:

· The CBT of the first phase will be of 90 minutes. There will be 100 questions. There will be 40 questions from General Awareness, 30 from Maths and Reasoning. 

· The second stage CBT exam will be of total 120 marks. It has 50 marks for General Awareness, 35 for Mathematics and 35 marks for General Intelligence and Reasoning. 

· A total time of 90-90 minutes has been prescribed for both the stages of examination. The maximum limit for disabled candidates will be 120 minutes.

· Multiple choice questions will be asked in the exam and during this period negative marking system will be implemented. 

· There will be typing skill test of the candidates applying for the posts of Clerk, Account Assistant, and Typist. 

· Shortlisted candidates who pass the Computer Based Examination will be called for certificate verification. 

· Candidates have to meet the prescribed medical standard as per the posts. 

· Both CBT exams will have negative marking. One-third mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.