Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is planning to conduct RRB Group D CBT 2. According to the initially released information brochure, the selection procedure for RRB Group D Recruitment 2018 consisted of one CBT, followed by physical efficiency test and document verification. However, now RRB is thinking to add one more stage to the selection process and it will a computer based test.
For now, there is no official notification for CBT 2. However, if the official sources are to be believed than Indian Railway will soon release a notification for it. This is not unusual that RRB will hold two CBTs for one recruitment. Another major ongoing railway recruitment for Loco Pilot and Technician consists of 2 CBTs. Infact, candidates who applied for Loco Pilot post have to appear for 3 CBTs.
Why RRB Plans to Conduct Group D CBT 2?
Numerous reports of cheating and usage of unfair means have been pouring since the examination started. In Varanasi, 7 impostors were caught by police. Similar case happened in Ambala. In Hisar, candidates were using micromobile to cheat in the exam. These are just three incidents but throughout the nation, the cases of fake identity and use of unfair means in Group D exam have been reported. Hence, RRB is thinking to introduce CBT 2 so that the undeserving candidates are naturally eliminated from the selection process and only the worthy candidates get recruited.
Only Stage 1 Qualifying Candidates will get admit card for RRB Group D CBT 2
As the rule goes, only those candidates who will qualify Stage 1 CBT will be allowed to appear for the examination. The ongoing RRB Group D CBT is begin held from September 17 to December 17 2018. The result of RRB Group D 2018 is expected to be available by January end and if such happened then RRB Group D CBT 2 might be held in the month of February or March 2019.
The Stage 1 qualifying candidates will get a separate admit card for second stage. It will also be released online, via login, and to download it user id and date of birth will be needed. The admit card will be needed o exam day and with it, photo id proof will also be required.
RRB Group D CBT 2 Exam Pattern and PET details
For now, no information regarding the exam pattern and the syllabus has been released by the Board. All that is known is that it will be an online examination, to access that only the deserving candidates go for the next round.
For Physical Efficient Test (PET), the number of candidates called will be 2 times the number of vacancies. The total number of vacancies for Group D 2018 is 62907. Hence, the candidates called for PET will be around 125814. PET will be qualifying in nature but passing it is mandatory. The male candidates will have to lift 35 kg weight and carry for a distance of 100 meters, in 2 minutes. On the other hand, the female candidates will have to carry 20 kg weight for same distance, in same time.
Other than the weight lifting, the male and female candidate have to run in PET. Male candidates have to run 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds, whereas, females need to cover 1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds. All of this has to be done in one chance.
Nearly 1.9 crore candidates applied for RRB Group D Recruitment 2018. What are your view on RRB Group D CBT 2. Is it a good idea to conduct one more CBT and will this help in making the selection process fair? Let us know your thoughts, in the comment box below.