Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB) received applications from a staggering number of 2.36 crore candidates. The board has organized computer based test for a total of 1.97 crore candidates so far for ALP and Technician, and Group D posts. Whereas first stage CBT was conducted for ALP for 47.56 lakh candidates from 09 Aug 2018 to 04 Sep 2018, the CBT for Group D is ongoing and already 1.5 crore candidates have appeared.
The number of candidates who had applied for RRB Group D recruitment 2018 stands at 1.89 crore. Its exam is being held at 400 centers and daily, around 3 to 4 lakh candidates are appearing for the exam. RRBs have reported that they are recording over 60% attendance. Group D examination is taking place over 51 days and shall conclude on 17 December 2018.
A number of measures have been taken to ensure avoiding mishaps and cases of unfair means. CCTV cameras are installed at centres, flying squads were deployed, and latest technological equipment installed for assisting invigilators.
RRBs are also making sure that the whole recruitment exercise, definitely one of the largest in history of Indian recruitment drives so far, is candidate friendly. To start with, all the processes have been online. Candidates were provided with google maps link pointing to their exam centre in their admit card.
A press release published today, on 29 Oct 2018 says
‘Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB) has achieved a milestone of holding recruitment examination for over one crore candidates for recruitment to Level-1 posts (erstwhile Gr.D). In all, 1.89 crore candidates are to sit for this examination to compete for recruitment against 62907 vacancies of Level- 1 posts. This mammoth examination has been organized by Railway Recruitment Control Board for Indian Railways. The examination is being held in over 400 centers. Each day 3 to 4 lakh candidates appear at the examination and the attendance is over 60%. It will be completed in 51 days by end of December, 2018.
Before this ongoing exam for Level- 1 posts, RRBs have also completed first stage Computer Based Test for 47.56 lakh candidates for ALP and Technician posts from 9th August to 4th September, 2018. Thus on current round of these two recruitments put together, the exam of more than 1.5 crore candidates has already been conducted so far.
Elaborate arrangements have been made by Indian Railways for this unprecedented scale of examination. The examination is online and each center is equipped with modern electronic devices so as to be as candidate friendly as possible. To ensure free and fair examination CCTV cameras have been installed in the examination halls. Apart from trained invigilators flying squads have been deputed to visit centers so that there is no unfair means adopted by any candidate. To help candidates reach the test centers, Google link map has been provided on the admit card.’
Participating Railway Recruitment Boards are now going to publish final answer key of ALP and Technician CBT 1, exam date for CBT 2, and RRB ALP Result 2018.