The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is a recruitment body functioning under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. It carries out recruitment drives for vacancies available in any of the railway zones in India.
For carrying out the recruitment, RRB conducts examinations in the relevant field. This provides a free and fair opportunity to all eligible citizens of India to be recruited.
RRB NTPC is an exam conducted by the board for the recruitment of candidates into Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). The category comprises of posts like Clerk, Commercial, Typist, Station Master, etc.
RRB had announced the NTPC recruitment in February 2019 through an official notification. While the applications for RRB NTPC 2019 were over March 2019, the exam was originally scheduled to be conducted between the months of June to September.
The dates for the exam were not announced by RRB. In fact, a notification was released by it on 14th October 2019, stating that the exam will be postponed until further notice. Thus candidates have been awaiting the release of the exam dates and admit card for the RRB NTPC examination. There is a lot of confusion among the candidates due to this long delay.
The Railway Recruitment Board notified that this delay had been caused because of the unavailability of an examination board for conducting the exams in an organised and comprehensive manner and without any disturbances. It had announced that it would be first looking into the recruitment of an examination board and only then will the exams be conducted.
As per the latest updates on the exam date, as provided by livehindustan.com, the exam dates and admit card will be released soon. While candidates have been hearing this statement for months, it might give them some hope that the exam will be tentatively conducted in the month of December 2019. However, since no official notification has been released, candidates should wait for a confirmation.
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The delay had even led to several rumours and fake news to float on various social media platforms. In such a situation candidates are advised to check every piece of information on the official website, which is http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/
Since the admit card is released at least 10 days or a week before the examination, its release has also been delayed. The admit card is a very important document for the exam as it has to be presented on the exam day.
The RRB NTPC 2019 exam that has been getting delayed since June is only the Stage-1 of the recruitment process. The exam will be a Computer Based Test.