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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: More than 4.39 lakh candidates will be appearing a crucial test under one of the largest recruitment drive conducted by the Indian Railways today.

Indian Railways will conduct recruitment drive for the Para-Medical categories. The Computer Based Test (CBT) for recruitment to 1923 posts of Para-Medical categories will start from today till July 21, 2019.

The examination will conducted in 345 test Centres in 107 towns and cities across the country.

Official sources said it is the first recruitment by Indian Railways in which reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) will be available to eligible candidates. Against 10 per cent of the total vacancies earmarked for EWS candidates, 4654 EWS candidates will be appearing in the Tests.

Moreover, the Computer Based Test will be of 90 minutes duration while additional 30 minutes will be given to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs).

The tests will comprise questions from Professional Stream, General Awareness, General Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Science. There will be multiple choice objective questions.

The questions of the test will be available in 15 different languages, including English and Hindi. The candidates can view the question in English and the language the candidate has opted as the medium of test.

A highest of  64,596 candidates from Uttar Pradesh have applied for the exam followed by Rajasthan (62,772), Maharashtra (38,097), Kerala (35,496).

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