RRB NTPC CEN 01/2019 notification was released exactly one year ago on 28th February 2019. The centralized employment notice by Railway Recruitment Boards, to recruit 1,03,769 vacancies made all government job aspirants extremely enthusiastic. The Non Technical Popular Categories was so popular that 1,26,30,885 candidates applied.
And now, one year later, all one crore plus candidates are still waiting for the exam date to be announced.
The following events are awaited:
- Release of RRB NTPC application status
- Announcement of RRB NTPC exam date
- Availability of RRB NTPC exam city
- Downloading RRB NTPC admit card
RRB NTPC 2020: About The Recruitment
As the name suggests, the NTPC recruitment is for Non Technical Popular Category posts. It is for different posts in level 1 of the 7th CPC pay matrix.
The railway wise vacancies are:
- Central Railway – 9345
- East-Central Railway – 3563
- East-Coast Railway – 2555
- Eastern Railway, CLW & Metro – 10873
- North-Central Railway and DLW – 4730
- North-Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO – 4002
- North-Western Railway – 5249
- Northeast Frontier Railway – 2894
- Northern Railway, DMW and RCF – 13153
- South-Central Railway – 9328
- South-East Central Railway – 1664
- South-Eastern Railway – 4914
- South-Western Railway and RWF – 7167
- Southern Railway and ICF – 9579
- West Central Railway – 4019
- Western Railway – 10734
Selection process for these posts is:
- First there will be a computer based test.
- Then there will be a physical efficiency test, only for those who qualify CBT.
- Finally there will be document verification and medical examination.
About RRB NTPC Exam
So there is first of all going to be a computer based test, for all the candidates who have applied for RRB NTPC recruitment. Its pattern will be as follows.
|Topic||No. of Qs|
|General intelligence and reasoning||30|
|General awareness and current affairs||20|
The exam duration will be 90 minutes.
In this exam, candidates will need to obtain the following minimum qualifying marks.
- UR: 40%
- EWS: 40%
- OBC: 30%
- SC: 30%
- ST: 30%
RRB NTPC Application Status 2020
When a candidate applies to a railway recruitment exam, after some time the board publishes whether his/her form was accepted or rejected.
Application status is released twice – first, a provisional status is released (which is already available for NTPC exam), and another time the actual status is released (accepted or rejected). To know the difference between the two, read this.
Railway Recruitment Boards will first release the RRB NTPC application status 2020 at the following websites: rrbahmedabad.gov.in, rrbajmer.gov.in, rrbald.gov.in, rrbbnc.gov.in, rrbbpl.nic.in, rrbbbs.gov.in, rrbbilaspur.gov.in, rrbcdg.gov.in, rrbchennai.gov.in, rrbgkp.gov.in, rrbguwahati.gov.in, rrbjammu.nic.in, rrbkolkata.gov.in, rrbmalda.gov.in, rrbmumbai.gov.in, rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in, rrbpatna.gov.in, rrbranchi.gov.in, rrbsecunderabad.nic.in, rrbsiliguri.gov.in, rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in.
When will RRBs conduct the exam of RRB NTPC recruitment? This is what everyone is asking right now. Insofar railways is quiet about the exam date. As per reports, exam date is being delayed because the new exam conducting agency has not been finalized yet.
As per reports, exam could be held in April.
RRB NTPC Exam City Intimation 2020
Every applicant has marked a number of exam cities in the application form, where he or she will be comfortable to take the test. RRBs will allot exam center to all candidates – they will try to give you your first choice, but it can be any, and even a city outside your list, depending upon availability.
Everyone will have to make travel arrangements to reach the center on time, and if city is not the home city, then they will have to book travel tickets too and book hotels and lodging. Therefore, to ensure that all candidates get enough time to do all this, railways will first issue exam city intimation so that candidates can make travel arrangements.
At this time, railways will also issue SC/ST travel passes.
Then finally, RRBs will issue the admit card. Going by the usual RRB exam trends, the admit card should be available around 4 days prior to the exam.
At the official websites mentioned above, under the application status section, links to download admit cards by each board will be hosted. (no board will send offline admit card)
Login credentials you will need to get the admit card will be:
- Registration number
- Date of birth
Hopefully now, RRBs are expected to announce the exam date for NTPC recruitment soon, release status as well. Stay tuned! And focus on preparations..!
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