Railways Shortlists Over 7 Lakh Candidates For 35,281 Posts

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The public transporter has maintained that the final result will contain a unique list of 35,281 notified vacancies and no candidate will be appointed against more than one post.

 

Indian Railways has shortlisted over seven lakh candidates for 35,281 posts which include Station Master, Train Guard (which are now called Train Manager), Commercial Clerk, Commercial Traffic Assistant among others for the Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Level 2 examination.

The total number of candidates selected for NTPC Level 2 is 7,05,620. The next exam is slated to be held next month.

The Railways has said shortlisting of candidates has been done separately for each level based on options exercised and the educational qualifications of the candidates.

“For the second stage computer based test (CBT) of each level, candidates have been called 20 times for the community-wise vacancies notified against each RRB (Railway Recruitment Board),” it said.

The Railways has clarified that in case multiple candidates have obtained the same marks at the cut-off, all have been called.

Based on merit obtained in second stage CBT, the candidates will be shortlisted for third stage exam in which eight times the number of vacancies will be called.

The public transporter has maintained that the final result will contain a unique list of 35,281 notified vacancies and no candidate will be appointed against more than one post.

A candidate who has been shortlisted for a high level post cannot be debarred for appearing in second stage CBT of lower level post, it said.

Earlier, the shortlisting was done for 10 times the vacancy. However, this time, it is 20 times the vacancy for second stage, according to the Railways.

According to the RRB NTPC exam dates, the CBT 2 exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 14 and 18.

The RRB will release the RRB NTPC admit card for CBT 2 tentatively by the last week of January.