RRB NTPC 5th Phase exam begins, Over 1 Lakh to appear for first shift Computer Based Exam

Railway Recruitment Boards on Thursday, 4th March start holding Phase 5 computer-based examination for NTPC (CEN 1/2019). The examination will be conducted till March 27, 2021, in two shifts. Over one lakh candidates are expected to appear in each shift of examination.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Mar 04, 2021 11:05 IST
RRB NTPC 5th Phase exam begins, Over 1 Lakh to appear for first shift Computer Based Exam
Railway Exam I Students outside the exam centre- Photo I Representational

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) on Thursday commence Phase 5 examination in Computer-Based mode for Non-Technical Popular Categories posts under CEN 1/2019. The phase 5 examination will be organized from March 3, 2021, to March 27, 2021, in two sessions. In each session of the online examination over 1 lakh, candidates are expected to appear at exam centers designated across the country.

The stage 1 exam for NTPC Graduate & Undergraduate vacancies (over 35k vacant posts in participating RRBs & Railway units) exam is being conducted since December 28, 2020, after the former Indian Railways CEO VK Yadav announced the schedule of the Railway exams.

According to a recent notice from the RRB Chennai, the NTPC 5th phase computer-based examination for Stage-I is scheduled to be held from 04.03.2021 to 27.03.2021. In the 5th phase, some of the candidates from Chhattisgarh have been allotted exam centers in Bhubaneswar. Odisha Government has also given exemption from Home Quarantine to the candidates from Chhattisgarh appearing for examinations in Bhubaneswar.

The 5th Phase examination will be held in two sessions i.e first session from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, and the second session from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. Students will be allowed entry one hour before the start of the examination for smooth frisking, temperature testing and to avoid rush outside the exam centre.

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The students are strictly instructed to adhere to the guidelines laid by the Indian Railways and Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. Entry will be permitted only wearing a face mask/cover inside the exam hall.

"Candidates with a valid ID proof and a copy of the RRB Admit card or call letter will be exempted from the home quarantine requirement but strict COVID appropriate behavior i.e., wearing of face mask, maintaining social distancing, etc. should be adhered to by all candidates appearing for the above examinations", an official notice from the Indian Railways reads.

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