RRB NTPC Recruitment 2021: The railway has been conducted RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) examination in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways for 35208 Vacancies from 28th December 2020 to 8th April 2021. RRB NTPC is a great opportunity for candidates working in Railways. RRB conducted Stage I in 6 phases due to the surge of Coronavirus so that to take preventive measures. The railway department will soon release the exam dates for RRB NTPC CBT 2 2020-21. The official notification stated that “The recruitment process has commenced from December 2020 after easing of restrictions imposed on account of COVID 19 and is being held in phases. Further scheduling of CBT has been delayed thanks to various restrictions imposed by the affected states due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic once more. Candidates are hereby informed that further scheduling of examinations are going to be advised in due course once the restrictions imposed by various states are eased.”
RRB has conducted the exam for the recruitment of 35208 vacancies under Non-Technical Popular Categories like Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Commercial Apprentice, Station Master, etc., in various Zones and Production Units of Indian Railways for more than 1.25 crore eligible candidates.
Let’s have a look at the important dates for RRB NTPC 2021 Exam. The phases, the number of candidates, and the dates of exams are being tabulated below.
|Phases of Exam||RRB NTPC Exam Date||No. of Candidates|
|RRB NTPC 6th Phase||April 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8||6 lakh Candidates|
|RRB NTPC 5th Phase||4th March to 27th March 2021||19 lakh Candidates|
|RRB NTPC 4th Phase||15, 16, 17, 22,23,
27 Feb and March 1, 2, 3
|16 lakh Candidates|
|RRB NTPC 3rd Phase||31st Jan to 12th Feb 2021||28 lakh candidates|
|RRB NTPC 2nd Phase||16th Jan to 30th Jan 2021||27 lakh candidates|
|RRB NTPC 1st Phase||28th Dec to 13th January 2021||23 lakh candidates|
|Total 6 Phases from Dec 2020 to Apr 2021||Over 1.19 Crore Candidates|
The candidates who have appeared for the exam must be eagerly waiting for the answer key as well as the result to be declared by the Railway Recruitment Board on the official website.
Here we are going to discuss
How Many Candidates will be Shortlisted in RRB NTPC CBT-1?
Every year RRB releases a huge number of vacancies across India which has crores of applicants every year. As it has a large no of vacancies in various posts the number of applicants is more in numbers. It is a kind of challenge for any organization to conduct exams for such a large number of applicants. So it is necessary to make proper arrangements for the venues and the limitation of the seats across the country at the same time. As the number of aspirants is in crores so it is challenging to conduct the exam. So the exams have to take in a shift on different days and with a limited capacity of candidates.
RRB mentioned in the official notification that the Shortlisting of candidates will be based on the normalization of marks of the RRB NTPC 1st Stage exam. According to RRB, the number of shortlisted candidates will be 20 times the total number of vacancies released by the board. Let’s try to understand the exact number of candidates shortlisted from the below table.
|Number of vacancies||35208||From total appeared candidates only 6.3% will be shortlisted for the RRB NTPC Stage II|
|20 times the vacancies||7.5 Lakh|
|Total number of candidates Appeared||1.19 crore|
RRB NTPC 2021 Selection
- The final selection of RRB NTPC will be based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stages CBT and CBAT/TST (as applicable).
- Candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options
- Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates, and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.
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