New Delhi, With strict COVID-19 related protocols and precautions, six phases of 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) for around 1.23 crore candidates, against Centralized Employment Notification No. 01/2019 (NTPC Categories) having 35281 vacancies, have been conducted from 28.12.2020 till 08.04.2021.
‘Further, 7th i.e. last phase of Computer Based Test for remaining 2.78 lakh candidates, which got impacted on account of second wave of COVID-19 affecting whole country, has now been scheduled on 23rd , 24th , 26th and 31st July 2021. With this 1st stage CBT will get completed for all the candidates.
The CBT is being held in 76 cities in about 260 centers across country under strict COVID-19 protocol using SD-50 module permitting utilization of 50% capacity available at centers to ensure adequate social distancing. Most of the candidates are allotted centers in their home state. Where it is not possible to allot within the state, the candidates have been accommodated in the neighbouring state having Rail connectivity.
For the candidates scheduled in this phase, the Link for viewing the Exam City & Date and downloading of Free Travelling Authority for SC/ST candidates will be made available on all RRB websites ten days before the exam.
Downloading of E-Call letters will start 4 days prior to the exam date mentioned in Exam City and date intimation link. Necessary intimation is also being sent to all those candidates scheduled in the 7th phase to their E-mail and Mobile numbers given in their online Application.
Candidates are advised to refer only to the official websites of RRBs for latest updates on the recruitment process. Please do not be misled by unauthenticated sources. A Help Desk has already been provided on all RRB official websites. Candidates are advised to use this Help Desk for seeking clarifications.
Candidates are advised to strictly follow COVID-related guidelines issued along with the call letter. Use of Face Mask is mandatory. Candidates will be allowed entry only if wearing a Face Mask and the Face mask shall be worn at all times. (except at the time of capturing photograph).
Candidates are also advised to carefully read and comply with the instructions uploaded along with the e-call letter. Particularly on banned items: electronic gadgets such as Mobile phones, pager, watches, Bluetooth enabled devices, calculators, metallic wears, bangles, belts, bracelets etc. are not allowed inside the Test Centre.
RRBs have made extensive preparations for conducting examinations of this large scale in COVID-19 pandemic times following SOPs as laid down by Government ensuring social distancing, compulsory use of masks, sanitizers, curtailing shifts for conducting Exams. RRBs are co-coordinating with respective state authorities to ensure smooth conduct of CBT.