Railways Recruitment Exam or RRB exams will be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). The Common Eligibility Test (CET) by NRA will shortlist candidates for the next stages of examination to recruit candidates for group B and C non-gazetted posts. Railway Recruitment Board released RRB NTPC vacancy in 2019, where 35,208 vacancies were released. The recruitment process of RRB NTPC is yet to be completed by the RRB. The NTPC examination is expected to be conducted in the upcoming months. Now the question is whether the NTPC recruitment process is done through the CET exam?
How Will Railways Recruit Through NRA CET?
NRA CET will be responsible for recruiting the non-technical popular categories including Group B, C and D posts. The NTPC posts will include Junior Clerk cum Typist, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. It will also recruit eligible candidates to Railway Group D posts. The CET will act as a preliminary exam for all posts. Candidates will have to appear for a separate stage 2 exam to be conducted by the railways to get the desired post in the concerned department.
More than 1 crore applications were earlier received by the railways for NTPC examination. Every year, crores of aspirants register themselves to get recruited in the railways. CET will also benefit those aspirants as it will give them a chance to appear for a common exam and get recruited in various other government jobs as well.
CET by NRA in 3 Levels
As we already know, Railways conduct separate examination for graduate and undergraduate posts. The common eligibility test will also be conducted under 3 levels, separately for 10th pass, 12th pass, and graduate levels. The difficulty level of all the three levels will vary according to the standard curriculum to be followed based on the qualification. The syllabus for the exam is yet to be notified for CET by the government.
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