Sharmili Mallick

RRB Recruitment 2019: Amid media reports that the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will be releasing the admit cards for the Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) recruitment exam 2019 this week, a senior official from the board has clarified that the RRB has not yet decided the dates of the examination.

It may be noted that the official notification for RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019 was released on February 28, 2019. While the online application process started on March 1, 2019, it was concluded on March 31, 2019.

Similarly, the tentative months for RRB NTPC 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) were June to September this year. However, the RRB has neither announced the exam dates nor released the admit cards.

Reason, RRB is reportedly busy in conducting other recruitment exams like RRB junior engineer (JE), RRB ALP Technician and therefore there might be further delay in the announcement of examination dates of RRB NTPC, said sources.

The Railway official further stated that the scrutiny of application of RRB NTPC is still on and the board is busy in conducting other exams. Therefore, they are not sure about releasing the schedule this month and the next month i.e. October too, The Indian Express reported.

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019 Vacancy Details

The Railways will conduct the exam for the recruitment various posts under RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) which include Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master in various zonal railways and production units of the Indian Railways.

A total of 35,277 vacancies are notified for the recruitment out of which 10,628 are for level 12th pass while a total of 24,649 vacancies are for graduate degree holders.

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019 Selection Process & Exam Pattern

The candidates will have to undertake two computer-based tests (CBTs)- 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) and 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) which will be followed by Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and then Document Verification/Medical Examination.

The CBT 1 will have negative marking where 0.3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.