The Indian Railways on Saturday released the three phased schedule for NTPC, Group D, and MI computer based examinations. Indian Railways is organizing mega recruitment drive in three phases starting from 15th December, 2020 for filling up about 1.4 lakh vacancies in its 21 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs), participating Units, and Cells.
First phase of the computer based exam will commence from 15th December, 2020 and will conclude on 18th December.2020 for CEN 03/2019 for Isolated and Ministerial categories. The phase 1 schedule will be followed by CEN 01/2019 for NTPC categories from 28th December 2020 to March, 2021 (tentatively) and the third recruitment phase for CEN No. RRC-01/2019 (Level-1) Group D vacancies from April 2020 onwards to June end, 2021.
Indian Railways would be conducting Computer based examinations, following social distancing norms. According to the PIB sources, 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", PIB says on behalf of Ministry of Railways.
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.
Based on the sources, proper safety measures will be adopted. 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. Here're the detailed guidelines-
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.