1.4 lakh Railway jobs: First stage of computer-based exams from Dec 15
'Now that experience of conduct examination for the JEE for IITs and NEET is there, it was felt that Railways too can start the process which had to be stopped due to Covid pandemic,' the Railway Ministry said in a statement
Indian Railways will conduct the first stage of computer-based exams in order to fill vacancies of up to 1.40 lakh posts from 15 December, 2020, the Railway Board Chairman Vin K Yadav said today.
The Computer Based Test (CBT) for above vacancies had to be deferred due to Covid-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown which was imposed throughout country from 25 March in order to contain the spread of the virus.
Scrutiny of the applications had been completed but the process of further examination had got delayed due to covid related restrictions, the ministry said in a statement.
"We invited applications for recruitment in various categories for 1,40,640 posts. These were notified in the pre-COVID period. Scrutiny of these applications was completed, but due to COVID-19 pandemic a computer-based examination could not be completed," Yadav said.
RRBs of Railways are committed to hold the CBT for all the notified vacancies and have been actively assessing the ground situation imposed due to pandemic
SOPs for conduct of examination of this magnitude are being framed. Norms of social distancing and other protocols prescribed by the various Central and State authorities need to be followed which are essential in the interest of safety of candidates, the ministry added.
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