A massive social media campaign (#railway_groupd_examdate) launched on Wednesday, September 01 by lacs of aspirants demanding exam dates for the RRC Group D Examination 2021. The schedule for the first stage computer-based examination which has been delayed several times in the last 2 years, is yet to be finalized by the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), Indian Railways.
For the Railway Group-D Selection Posts over 1,03,769 vacancies to be filled through the direct recruitment examination. Over 1.2 Crore candidates have applied for the centralized employment notification CEN 01/2019. Aspirants filled their application forms in April-May 2019. Since then, they have been waiting for a final schedule for first stage examination.
A huge delay in releasing the Group D exam dates has caused a digital campaign from the aspirants. The campaign (#railway_groupd_examdate) has got over 600k tweets and has been backed by several educators across the country in wake of the unwanted delay.
In addition to the above, aspirants also demand from the Indian Railways to release an examination calendar for the Railway exams. Due to which the aspirants would get a clear forward to the exam preparation.
"Release the Railway Recruitment Group D exam date. After all, how long will the students continue with the demand of the examination and for how long the railways will continue to play with the future of the students," Subhash Jat a job aspirant said.
Another aspirant Deb Kumar Saha writes, "Railway Group D vacancies were announced in 2019. But till now nothing is known about that vacancies. This is playing with the careers of crores of youth."
Based on media reports, it has been predicted that the CBT 1 examination of RRC Group D (Selection Posts) recruitment shall likely be held in September or October. However, an official update regarding the same is still being awaited by the aspirants.
Under the centralized recruitment notification, more than 1 lakh vacancies are to be filled in Indian Railways under different Centralized Employment Notices under RRC CEN 01/2019.
According to the official notification, the first stage examination will consist of a total of 100 multiple-choice type questions. The questions will be based on General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Awareness, and Current Affairs. All questions have to be answered on computer screens by the candidates. The candidates who qualify in CBT-1 will be able to appear in the phase 2 examination.