RRB NTPC And RRC Group D Exams: More Than 2 Cr Candidates Waiting Since Last Year

RRB NTPC And RRC Group D Exams: The major railway recruitments that aspirants are looking for this year are RRB NTPC and RRC Group D. RRB NTPC exam will be conducted for the recruitment in Non-Technical Popular Categories of railways whereas the RRC Group D is for the Group D posts. Approx 2.4 crore overall applications for both recruitments were received for a total of 1.38 lakh vacancies. The RRB NTPC notification was released one year ago and candidates who applied for the recruitment are in a dilemma with the postponement of RRB NTPC & RRC Group D exams. With no official confirmation by the RRB on the exam date, it has become a matter of debate among aspirants. Aspirants are contemplating the possible exam date to make sure they can strategize their preparations accordingly. More than 2 crore individuals are bidding their time to get recruited under the Ministry of Railways.

Chronology of Events

Going back to the time when the online application process for RRB NTPC commenced on 28th February 2019 and concluded on 31st March 2019 whereas, for RRC Group D, applications were received from 12th March 2019 to 12th April 2019. Initially, as per the official notification, the RRB NTPC exam was scheduled to be held from June to September 2019. The official notification for the postponement of the exam was released on 14th October 2019. As per the official data released by Railway Recruitment Board, 1.26 Crore applications were received for 35,208 vacancies of RRB NTPC and 1.15 Crore applications were received for 1,03,769 vacancies of RRC Group D. Take a look at the data provided in the table below: 

Post Number of Vacancies Total Applications Received Notification Release Date
RRB NTPC 35,208 1,26,30,885 28th February 2019
RRC Group D 1,03,769 1,15,67,248 12th March 2019
Total 1,38,977 2,41,98,133


In September 2019, an official notice was released by the Board stating that it is looking for the exam conducting agency to conduct examinations for such a huge crowd. Till date, no response has been provided by the official authorities regarding the same. Students waiting for the exam are becoming restless with the continuous delay by the RRB. All that left for the aspirants are hope and wait who come up with a simple question- How much more wait?

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RRB NTPC Vacancy: Region Wise Vacancies Released 

A total of 35,208 vacancies for RRB NTPC were released for all regions. Check out the region-wise vacancies notified by the RRB.

Name of RRBs No. Of Vacancy
Ahmedabad 1024
Ajmer 1773
Allahabad 4030(UPDATED)
Bangalore 2470
 Bhopal 997
Bhubaneshwar 498
Bilaspur 1207
Chandigarh 2483
Chennai 2694
Gorakhpur 1298
Guwahati 851
 Jammu-Srinagar 898
Kolkata 2949
 Malda 1043
Mumbai 3665
Muzaffarpur 329
Patna 1039
Ranchi 1386
Secunderabad 3234
Siliguri 443
Trivandrum 897
Total 35208


RRC Group D Vacancy: Region Wise Vacancies Released 

A total of 1,03,769 vacancies for RRC Group D were notified by the board. Check out the region-wise distribution of vacancies:

RRC No. Of Vacancy
Central Railway (Mumbai) 9345
Eastern Railway (Kolkata) 10873
East Central Railway (Hajipur) 3563
East Coast Railway (Bhubaneswar) 2555
Northern Railway (New Delhi) 13153
North Central Railway (Allahabad) 4730
North Eastern Railway (Gorakhpur) 4002
Northern Frontier Railway (Guwahati) 2894
North Western Railway (Jaipur) 5249
Southern Railway (Chennai) 9579
South Central Railway (Secunderabad) 9328
South Eastern Railway (Kolkata) 4914
South East Central Railway (Bilaspur) 1664
South Western Railway (Hubli) 7167
Western Railway (Mumbai) 10734
West Central Railway (Jabalpur) 4019
Total 1,03,769

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