Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is all set to release the NTPC 2021 CBT-1 results on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Results will be announced through the online mode, on the official website rrbcdg.gov.in. Additionally, candidates will also be able to check their shortlisting status on regional websites like rrballahabad.gov.in and rrbsecunderabad.nic.in. To the delight of candidates, no news report has been published claiming a postponement in the result declaration. So, the long wait and anticipation of aspirants are about to end.
As per the detailed centralized employment notice issued by RRB, the total number of candidates qualifying for the NTPC CBT-2 examination will be 20 times the total vacancies. While this figure may increase or decrease as per the requirements, 20 times can still be considered as an estimated figure. While the term “20 times” does sound optimistic, in actuality, the figure is far too small. In fact, based on calculations, only 5.6% of total applicants will be qualifying for the next stage. Here’s how the figure was calculated.
RRB NTPC 2021 Recruitment drive comprises 35,277 vacancies in total. Out of the total spots, 10,628 vacancies are for UG positions (with a minimum qualification of Class 12) and the remaining 24,629 come under the ambit of Graduate posts (having minimum qualification of a degree from a recognized institution).
After considering the total number of vacancies, the estimated number of candidates shortlisted for the `next round comes out to be –
Approx No. of Shortlisted candidates = 20 x 35,277 = 7,05,540
So, based on the estimated figures, a total of 7,05,540 candidates will be shortlisted for the RRB NTPC 2021 mains examination.
Coming to the total applicants, as many as 1,26,30,885 candidates registered for the RRB NTPC 2021 CBT-1 examination. So, the percentage of candidates qualifying for the next stage is-
Approx. % of Shortlisted Candidates = (705540 x 100)/ 12630885 = 5.58%
Approximately, 5.6% of candidates will be shortlisted for the second stage. So, in retrospect, while the term “20 times” provides some hope to candidates, the actual percentage is drastically low. The RRB NTPC 2021 recruitment drive is being conducted on a nationwide level. So, candidates are not just competing with individuals belonging to the same state.
Candidates must remember that the figure calculated before is a rough estimation and may vary depending on the actual requirements of RRB. Furthermore, the level of competition also depends on the number of candidates who manage to score equal to or more than the cut-off marks. Other factors affecting the competition include category, eligibility criteria, reservation, etc.