By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 19, 2020 17:51 IST
Combined Exam for RRB NTPC & Group D? Railway is yet to take big decision

A big announcement is made by the Indian Railways over RRB NTPC online examination pending for last one year. After ease in lockdown, recently RRB Chairman VK Yadav announced that Board is going to speed up the process for CEN 1/2019 NTPC first stage examination. The Indian Railways recruitment process on Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) has been resumed after Board got relieve from nation-wide lockdown. However no announcement has been made in regarding Railway Group D (RRC CEN 1/2019) examination even though examinations has been delayed several times since September last year. There is no clarification and decision is taken on holding combined examination for Railway NTPC and Group D posts, a source said. According to reports Indian Railways has handed over CEN 1/2020 Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) recruitment to RRB Chennai and ECA selection tender has been floated by Board.

Railway NTPC Online CBT examination which was to be held in September 2019 has been postponed three times and process recently delayed due to Corona Virus. However official announcement on RRC. CEN 1/2019 Group D (1,03,769 posts) Examination organizing Board is yet to be finalized. Meanwhile, it was being expected that Indian Railways may conduct Combined Stage 1 Examination for both RRB NTPC and RRC Group D recruitment released last year. Due to sharp criticism from aspirants for not holding even stage 1 examination for last year released vacancies. More than 5 Crores of candidates have applied for 2019 released NTPC and Group D railway recruitments and are waiting for official confirmation on examination. Board has not officially intimated on separate or combined conduct of said posts stage 1 examination.

According to Indian Railways RRB Chennai is holding responsibility for RRB NTPC Recruitment Exam and RRB Ajmer has floated ECA tenders for CEN Advt 3/2019 Ministerial and Isolated Categories posts. Announcement on holding combined examination for RRB NTPC and RRC Group D bharti is not authentic as no official confirmation available on more than one lakh vacancies under Railway Group D recruitment, source said.

RRB NTPC & Group D Exams Developments-

Process has resumed- The process has been ramped up and soon RRB Chennai will hold Railway NTPC examination, RRB Chairman said in his recent interaction.

Combined Exam for RRB NTPC Group D

Marking of Exam Centre- Indian Railways is in process to mark Non-Technical Popular Categories (35,208 vacancies) online examination centers.

ECA Selection- RRB Chennai revised the last date for tender on Exam Conducting Agency (ECA) over nationwide lockdown imposed due to Corona Virus.

Indian Railways is yet to assign Board for the RRC CEN 1/2019 Group D recruitment. Examination is postponed since September 2019.

On RRB NTPC / Group D Admit Card- Dates of examinations will also be published on the websites of participating RRBs.E-Call letters for CBTs, Stenography Skill Test, Performance Test/Teaching Skill Test, Translation Test and DV (as applicable)should be downloaded ONLY from websites of the Railway Recruitment Boards concerned. The CBT Centre, date and shift indicated in the e-call letter shall be final.

Should Read- RRB NTPC Exam Dates & Admit Card Soon,Official

Recently Railway Board Chairman also stressed that students should keep visiting the RRB official websites and not pay heed to rumours on Social Media.