01 Aug 2020, 07:35 am By Rohit Sindhu
Railways NTPC Exam Date 2020 Soon, CBT 1 Admit Card to available online

Indian Railways had released RRB NTPC 2020 notification under Centralised Employment notice no. CEN 01/2019. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) are expected to finalize the NTPC exam dates by August 2020. As per the latest updates from RRB Officials, the recruitment board is in the process of finalizing the private agency to conduct NTPC CBT 1 exam & the process is in advance stage. Hence the tentative dates for the RRB NTPC exam could be in Oct-Nov 2020. RRB NTPC admit cards are also expected to be released in the month of September 2020 for CBT 1, sources hinted.

There were 35,208 vacancies under Non-technical popular Categories posts (NTPC), for the same applications were invited in Feb-March 2019. Computer based Exam of first stage (CBT 1) has taken more than one year, as official new exam schedule is still being awaited. Amid this, it is expected that RRB NTPC exam communique would be made very soon. The CBT exam was supposed to be conducted between June and September 2019; however it could not happen due to non-finalisation of ECA.

Over 1.25 crore candidates who have applied for RRB NTPC exam against 35,200 posts under CEN 1/2019 have been waiting for the first stage NTPC exam schedule. RRB Chennai board is extended to notify the NTPC exam dates soon, as ECA selection concludes, a report published in English daily says.

Under Non-technical popular categories posts the recruitment is being done for the posts include- Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Train Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master.

Read- RRB NTPC & Group D Exam tentative schedule

RRB, in an official notice dated July 13, 2020 says to conduct the RRB NTPC exam across multiple stages and has stretched the dates for the finalisation of the ECA (Exam Conducting Agency). As per the notice, the last date to submit the tender online is August 17. The technical bids will open on August 17. The bidding will start from August 3, 2020 and the last time to submit the tender online is August 17 ,2020. This bid comes in the wake of the COVID-19 guidelines that need to be followed while conducting the exam. The CBTs must have to be conducted in a scenario after the spread of the corona virus, social distancing, face mask ensuring candidates safety would be necessary at exam hall,  RRB Chairman said in his recent interview. There are overall 1,30,000 + (35200 for RRB NTPC) vacancies are left and applications have been invited on these.

The official update regarding the RRB NTPC Exam is being awaited. According to officials, the Railway Recruitment Board would carry forward the RRB NTPC Exam 2019 to this year i.e. 2020. Hence, RRB NTPC exam dates are expected to be released soon. It is being expected that Computer Based Test Stage 1 can be scheduled in the month of October-November 2020. However the official intimation would be notified at RRB Chennai website.

The NTPC 1st CBT test will evaluate the candidates in mathematics, general awareness and general intelligence and logical reasoning. The candidates are expected to keep track of current affairs too. The negative marking scheme is also applicable for this exam. The 1/3rd marks are deducted for every wrongly answered question in the RRB NTPC exam for both Stage I and Stage II of examination. The exam date & admit card updates will be updated here once it has been published in the official websites of RRB.