In a shocking turn of events, today the Railway Recruitment Board announced that now RRB Group D shall be having CBT Phase 2 from this year onwards. The conducting board has released a notice putting forth the reasons that lead to these last-minute changes in the selection process of the RRB Group D 2022 exam. For those who don’t know, the RRB Group D examination is going to commence on February 23, 2022. The admit card for the written examination are awaited and are expected to be released soon.
According to the board, it has received a total of 1,15,67,248 application forms against various vacancies notified under this cadre. Owing to this immense response by the candidates, the board cannot finalize its final result on the basis of a single entrance examination. Hence, it has been decided that a second phase shall be conducted so that deserving candidates are subjected to final appointment. The board has also stated that at least 15 times of the total vacancies reported under RRB Group D shall be called to appear in the CBT 2.
RRB Group D CBT 2 Exam Pattern
The Railway board has also released the exam pattern for RRB Group D CBT 2 which is going to be a 90-minute duration examination. The exam is going to have 120 questions that shall be asked from four subjects namely, General Science, Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Current Affairs. The level of the questions asked in the examination shall be equivalent to class 10th standard.
Since the examination shall be conducted on multiple dates in various shifts, hence in a bid to ensure transparency in the exam pattern, the board has introduced a normalization formula. Candidates can check out the formula in the space below that will now be adopted to calculate the normalized marks:
The board has also modified some of the clauses that were found in the previous RRB Group D notification. This includes changing the profile of Assistant Pointsmen to Pointsmen and the ratio of candidates who qualify CBT 2 and shall be called for DV round now stands at 1:1 rather than 1.05 times as stated earlier.