Demanding timely conduct of RRB NTPC and RRC Group-D (Level 1) exams, thousands of Railway job aspirants joined a campaign on Twitter. Aspirants allege concerned agencies for delaying the exams. Using #Conduct_Railway_Exam and RRB_EXAM_CALENDAR aspirants asked Railway Recruitment boards to come up with an early plan on pending exams.
A majority of the aspirants demand Indian Railways to finalize an examination calendar for the pending exams, as this to assure students giving a tentative date of examination so that their preparations do not halt. Citing the unemployment figures campaigners urged the Railway Recruitment Board to resume CEN 1/2019 RRB Non-Technical Popular Category posts exam, which has been left midway. Among the aspirants’ demands – RRB Group D exam date, NTPC Phase 7 (left-over) exam dates are on top.
Railway Recruitment Board invited the applications for over one-lakh posts of Level 1, known as Railway Group D, and over 35,000 posts under RRB NTPC. Both the advertisements were released in the first half of 2019. The recruitment board has decided to conduct a stage 1 examination for both these recruitments in a Computer-based mode.
Resuming the recruitment proceedings, Indian Railways last year released a schedule for the RRB NTPC exam that halted in April this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board then decided to conduct the RRC Group D exam soon after the NTPC CBT 1 exam. Conducting the six phases of the RRB NTPC exam till April, Railway releasing an official notice postponed the exam for the next phases to the next order. The decision was taken in view of the then situation across the country due to the Coronavirus.
Whereas for Level 1 posts, it has taken over two years when students submitted their applications, and a preliminary schedule on the RRC Group D examination is yet to come.
“#ConductRailwayExam Why we have to ask every time to take exams? Why the exams are not being conducted on time? Take our exams timely, publish our results timely. Give our joining timely,” Neha Praveen a student preparing for the Railway RRB exam writes on Twitter.