Yesterday Railway Recruitment Board, which has recently concluded loco pilot and technician recruitment exam, announced that they will issue RRB Group D Admit Card from September 13, 2018. Upon inviting applications for level 1 in 7th CPC for various posts, the board received 2.37 crore applications in February. RRB is issuing exam centre city, date, shift details on September 09, 2018, official mock test on September 10, 2018, train travel authority for SC/ST candidates on September 10, 2018, and admit card from September 13, 2018. Computer-based tests are scheduled to be held from September 17, 2018.
Regarding availability of admit cards, applicants are informed, “whereas RRB Group D 2018 exam date will be announced on 09.09.2018, candidates, knowing their exam dates, can download admit cards from 4 days prior to exam. As 17.09.2018 is the first exam date, therefore candidates whose exam is on 17.09.2018 can download admit card on 13.09.2018, likewise for other exam dates”. The notice was first visible at rrbcdg.gov.in.
The latest notification regarding CEN 02/2018 summarizes exam pattern also. All the job seekers who have applied will appear for a computer-based test of 90 minutes duration. They will attempt 100 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 1/3rd for every incorrect answer.
Indian Railways is embracing digital India initiative with open arms – starting from inviting applications for 62907 vacancies, to issuance of admit card, conduct of exam, and declaration of results – all is online (albeit exam is computer based test). Here it is worthy to point out that Railways emphasize, “no applicant will get admit card by post, so please download your admit card from official website before exam”. Candidates must keep user ID and user password handy, since they will be required to login (to download admit card).
To accommodate 2.37 crore test takers, there are exam centres all over India and exam dates are spread over from September to November. “Every test taker is advised to bring a clear printout of hall ticket (admit card) and report to exam centre by reporting time mentioned in it. They should also carry one colour photograph (of size 35mm x 45mm) which was uploaded in the application, with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses, and a valid original photo ID that can be voter card, aadhaar card, printout of e-aadhaar, driving license, pan card, passport, identity card issued by the employer in case the candidate is a govt. employee, school / college / university photo id card.”
In the recently held loco pilot and technician (CEN 01/2018) recruitment computer based test, Railway Recruitment Board was accused of assigning far away centres. Candidates were aghast at getting centres hundreds of kilometres away. Soon after issuing exam centre city locations, the board hastened to clarify its stance. “More than 47 lakh have applied (for loco pilot and technician exam), of which, 34 lakh have been allotted cities within 200 kilometres. 99% persons with disabilities and women applicants have centres that are within 200 kilomters. The count of candidates getting centres within 500 kilometers (was) 40 lakh. All centres (were) equipped with security features like CCTV.”
Once candidates know their exam centre cities on September 09, 2018, they should make travel arrangements. Indian Railways may also run special trains for Group D recruitment, like it did for loco pilot recruitment, to facilitate easy commute of candidates.
There are several applicants from scheduled caste (SC), and scheduled tribe (ST) categories. They can download train travel authority, also known as travel pass, from September 10, 2018. In their case travel arrangement should be made after getting this document.
RRB Group D Recruitment 2018 (CEN 02/2018) carries 62907 vacancies. It is one of the largest ongoing government job recruitments. To get selected, a job seeker has to clear computer-based test (round 1), physical efficiency test (qualifying round), document verification (also qualifying). On basis of result of Group D CBT, more than 1.25 lakh candidates will be selected for PET.
Railway Recruitment Boards are government organizations that function under Government of India. They primarily look after recruitment in Indian Railways. There are 21 RRBs in India namely Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri, Trivandrum.