The disappointment amongst the RRB Group D aspirants over including CBT 2 in the selection process is now taking the form of protests and demonstrations. Yesterday, Railway Recruitment Board notified that it shall be including 2nd phase in the selection process of the RRB Group D examination. The board put forth its own reason, i.e. high number of applications received against meagre vacancies for this decision. However, the youth that doesn’t seem to be convinced by this decision of the board has now started protesting against this.
#no_cbt_2_in_group_d – Youth unhappy with CBT 2 decision
Since yesterday, a nationwide protest has been launched by students who have taken Twitter to demonstrate their bafflement over these last-minute changes made by the board. The candidates have been tweeting their requests using hashtags, #no_cbt_2_in_group_d, #RRBNTPC, #RRBGroupD and tagging Prime Minister and Railway Minister in their tweets. The students are demanding cancelling CBT 2 for RRB Group D and restoring the previous selection process.
Candidates have been panning the board ever since this notice was released. They have also been alleging that the board has been cheating the aspirants and this kind of decision by a recruitment board is shameful and is distasteful. However, as of now, there is no official word by the Railway Ministry itself regarding all these protests.
Check out some of the recent tweets in the space below:
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Apart from this, several protests were also staged in different parts of the country like Patna wherein a large group of students blocked the railway station and tracks chanting anti-Railway board slogans. The candidates voiced their opinion regarding the fresh changes proposed and said that the board is playing with the sentiments of the youth. In order to disperse the crowds and clear the tracks, the authorities have to charge batons and fire tear shells.
RRB Group D – What’s the issue?
For the unware, RRB Group D notification was issued in 2019 seeking applications against multiple vacancies in this cadre. Even after 3 years, the board has failed to conduct an entrance examination and have been delaying the exam due to multiple reasons. However, now the CBT 1 is scheduled to be conducted from February 23, 2022, across various test centres in the country.
The board has introduced other minute changes RRB Group D selection process like changing the name of the proposed profile of Assistant Pointsmen to Pointsmen. Other than this, it has also mentioned the normalisation formula that shall be used to calculate the tentative marks of the candidates in the written examination.