By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jul 04, 2020 18:13 IST
RRB NTPC Possible Exam Dates! Know when Online CBT 1 Examination to take place

RRB Chennai Board is in the process to mark online examination centres for holding Computer Based examination (CBT 1) for the NTPC CEN 1/2020. Reviewing the current situation Railway Recruitment Board is working neck-to-neck with ECA and brainstorming over all possible options to facilitate safe environment of examination. Railway Recruitment Board Chennai has initiated process to hold first stage online examination for Non-Technical Popular Categories 35,208 posts.  The marking of Exam centre is under process & about to get concluded. As RRB Chennai finishes the exam proceedings, RRB Board to notify the tentative exam dates for Online RRB NTPC CBT 1 Examination at website. It is also expected that Railway may conduct first stage exam possibly in October-November months.  

Based on a report published in English daily, RRB Board is in also in contact with other online exam conducting agencies and taking suggestions to hold Online Computer Based examination in compliance to social-distancing norms. Board will conduct NTPC Online examination for more than 1.2 Crore candidates and a large infrastructure will be required, Board Chairman said in his recent statement.

Students are waiting for the CBT 1 examination for more than 1.5 years as no official confirmation on NTPC exam date has been made. Earlier proposed January-February exam dates notice, went in vain due to Coronavirus.

RRB Chennai will hold Online examination under CEN 1/2019 at more than 1000 examination centres. Board is working on to maximize the number of examination centres as distancing norms will be followed up at examination halls. RRB Chairman has said that Board will do all possible efforts to hold NTPC examination by year end. So, it is expected that likely in September-October-months the notice on NTPC possible exam date may be released. NTPC stage 1 examination is likely to be held in multiple shifts on more than 700 exam centres, as expected.

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Note- Railway Recruitment Board Chennai has suggested applicants to get updates from official RRB Board websites. Students will be updated on NTPC exam through rrbcdg.gov.in, rrbchennai.gov.in.

Last year in February month Indian Railways released the Centralized Employment Notice (CEN 1/2019) for the recruitment of 35,208 Non-Technical Popular Categories posts. From 1st March to 31st March, RRB invited online applications on NTPC Graduate and Undergraduate posts. More than 1.26 Crore applicants applied against the Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Trains Clerk, Junior Time Keeper, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Station Master, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Commercial Apprentic etc posts. The first stage CBT 1 online examination was scheduled in between June to September 2019 during the release of Advt. However, the exam dates later postponed to January-February 2020 through corrigendum notice. In January month RRB Chennai board started the ECA selected tender.

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RRB Chennai in its recent Corrigendum notice, dated 22 June 2020, has asked to fulfill requirements through bid tender. Resuming the services earlier Indian Railways, re-opened the ECA tender which had been initiated in January month and struck due to Covid19.