By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Apr 26, 2020 09:58 IST
RRB NTPC & Group D Exams Delayed due to ECA! CBT 1 Dates after lockdown lifts

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is yet to notify on Railway NTPC and Group D exam dates 2020. As per report published Railway RRB NTPC and Group D CBT 1 Exams are delayed due to ECA selection. Exam Conducting Agency (ECA) process is  halted due to to Covid19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown. In coming months there are chances of Railway RRB Boards NTPC and Group D various posts CBT 1 exam, though no official exam dates or schedule is decided by Railway Boards. As announcement made in Union Budget 2020 by Finance Minister, Central Government to set up National Recruitment Agency (NRA) which will conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET) for Non-Gazetted posts in Govt departments comprising SSC, Railway & others.

Based on report Railway NTPC and Group D lacs of vacancies to be filled under Non-Gazetted category of posts & Railway exams to be conducted after ECA selection. Earlier last year to fill lacs of Group B & C vacancies in Indian Railway Units/ Boards applications were invited from eligible candidates under NTPC Exam and Group D exams.

RRB NTPC & Group D Exams Delayed

RRBs, Indian Railways are yet to decide Examination dates for CEN 1/2019 NTPC CBT 1 Online Exam and RRC CEN 1/2019 Group D exam 2019-20. Examination proceedings are being told delayed due to new proposal NRA and lockdown in country. Amid current situation in country due to Coronavirus lockdown has been extended till May 3, 2020 by Central Government. Examination Conducted Agency (ECA) to conduct a NTPC & Group D Online Tests, as per RRB Chennai notice. However earlier Central Government suggested NRA for all governmental recruitment of non-gazetted posts including of Railway Exams. The NRA is yet to set up by Central Government. RRB Chennai in February issued notice for ECA selection for NTPC and Paramedical vacancies recruitment Online Examinations in coming months.

Likely due to Central Government’s decision on lockdown and Exam Conducting Agency selection have delayed RRB NTPC and Group D Online Examinations, expert familiar with category told. Lacs of Students are waiting for the Railway RRB NPTC and Group D exams. Online Computer Based Test for CEN 1/2020 NTPC and Group D will be conducted in coming months as more than One lac vacancies are to be filled in Indian Railways.

Should Read- NRA may Conduct Railway NTPC / Group D Exams

Railway NTPC, Group D Exam 2020 - RRB NTPC & Group D Exam announcement official is yet to be made by RRBs, There is still no update on the RRB NTPC and Group D pending CBT 1 2019 exams. Due to NRA exams seem delayed as no exam date is fixed. Candidates in same regard will be only intimated through Railway Recruitment Board official website.

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ECA to conduct Railway NTPC/ Group D Exams

To conduct smooth and fair conduct in Indian Railway Exams, RRB Chennai recently decided to set up ECA Agency. As NRA is yet to be personified, Indian Railway NTPC and Group D Exams are still hanging. RRB Board Website to View Exam dates

Earlier Central Govt suggested NRA which later delayed & President assigned RRB Chennai for ECA selection. A common question is raising among exam applicants who are waiting for CBT 1 Indian Railway Exams, when will the exams to be conducted. There are chances that the formalization of ECA would lead to the further delay of Railway pending exams. Somehow there are chances Central Government may set up and finalized the process by August month. A source hinted that Railway exams likely to be conducted in year end.

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