Railway Exams 2020-21 Schedule Out, RRB NTPC from 28 December, Group D exam from April 2021

Indian Railways is organizing mega recruitment drive in three phases starting from 15th December, 2020 for filling up about 1.4 lakh vacancies in which more than 2.44 Crore candidates will be appearing in different cities across the country. Here is Railway exams 2020-21 phase 1, 2, & 3 schedule.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 12, 2020 14:27 IST
Railway Exams 2020-21 Schedule Out, RRB NTPC from 28 December, Group D exam from April 2021
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Railway Exams 2020-21: Indian Railways has released the three phase schedule for the exams to be held in 2020-21. Railways through its 21 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) is organizing mega recruitment drive in three phases starting from 15th December, 2020 for filling up about 1.4 lakh vacancies in which more than 2.44 Crore candidates will be appearing in different cities across the country.

First phase of the exam will commence from 15th Dec., 2020 till 18th Dec.2020 for CEN 03/2019 (Isolated and Ministerial categories). This will be followed by RRB NTPC (CEN 01/2019) from 28th Dec. 2020 to tentatively till March, 2021 and the third recruitment for Group D (CEN No. RRC- 01/2019 (Level-1)) from tentatively April 2020 onwards till June end, 2021.

For CEN-03/2019 (Isolated and Ministerial categories) which will be starting from 15th Dec. 2020, candidates have been informed individually through email and SMS about their city of exam, date and shift of exam through a link provided on RRBs official websites. Link for downloading of e-call letter has also been made live, 4 days prior to exam date on official websites of all RRBs. Communication regarding next phases of recruitment will be released in due course.

Railway Exams 2020-21 Schedule:

Phase 1: First phase of Computer Based Test (CBT) for Isolated and Ministerial categories (CEN 03/2019) to be held from 15th Dec, 2020 till 18th Dec.2020. The admit cards for the Online Computer Based Test have been released. Download Here

Phase 2: Second  phase of CBT for Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC - CEN 01/2019) to be held from 28th Dec, 2020 till March, 2021

Phase 3: Third phase of CBT for Level-1 Posts (CEN RRC 01/2019) will be held from tentatively April 2021 onwards till June end, 2021.

Railway Exams 2020-21, Covid-19 Safety Protocols:

RRBs have made extensive preparations for conducting examinations of this large scale in COVID-19 pandemic times following SOPs as laid down by Government ensuring social distancing, compulsory use of masks, sanitizers, curtailing shifts for conducting Exams to only two shifts per day. Efforts are being made by RRBs to ensure that as far as possible the candidates are accommodated in their own State so that they can reach their Exam centres by undertaking overnight journey.Female and PWD candidates are accommodated within their home states. However, considering skewed distribution of candidates area wise, there will be unavoidable inter state movements, Press release reads.

Special Trains: Railways will be running special exam trains to cater to travel requirements of the candidates, wherever required and feasible. Chief Secretaries of concerned State Governments have also been requested to extend support of local administration to RRBs for conducting CBTs in secure and safe manner ensuring social distancing.

Activity at Examination Centre:

Candidates will be checked for temperature at entry using thermo guns. Candidates having temperature more than prescribed limits will not be allowed inside the exam venue. Intimation in this regard will also be sent to their registered email and mobile number regarding rescheduling of such candidates. Exact date of re-scheduled exam of such candidates will be intimated subsequently. The candidate should use his/her own facemask.

Should Read- RRB NTPC Exam Schedule: Exam from 28 December, Railway Minister

Candidate have to produce COVID-19 self declaration in prescribed format at the entry and in absence of the same he/she will not be allowed into the exam venue. Proper arrangement of crowd management will be made as per COVID-19 protocol from the Main Gate to the Exam Labs. After each shift the exam centre will be sanitized before starting another shift.