RRB group D result date: While the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will release the result of Group D in the second week of February, the candidates who will clear the recruitment exam will have to clear the medical fitness test. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. There are medical requirements against different standards for all categories.
The entire recruitment process shall involve a computer-based test (CBT), physical efficiency test (PET) and document verification. Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates shall be called for PET. Clearing the PET is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature, according to the official notification. The number of candidates shortlisted for the second round is expected to be twice the number of vacancies, according to the official notification.
RRB group D result date: PET criteria
The criteria are different for males and females.
For males: Candidates should be able to lift and carry 35 kilograms of weight for a distance of 100 metres in two minutes in one chance without putting the weight down. They have to run for a distance of 1000 metres in four minutes and 15 seconds.
For females: Candidates should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in two minutes in without putting the weight down and they will have to run for 1000 metres in five minutes and 40 seconds.
Candidates will be given one chance each to conduct the tasks. No second chances will be given to performing any of the tasks thus practising the same well in advance is advisable. Hall tickets or admit cards for the PET exam will be issued separately.
Meanwhile, last year, the Ministry of Railway advertised for recruitment to over 1.2 lakh vacant posts in Group C, Group D, which was claimed to be the largest recruitment drive ever made in the world. But as per an RTI report, the largest recruitment drive is actually half of the total manpower required by the Indian Railway at present. Check the complete story here – RRB group C, D recruitment: half of the total vacancies.
“According to the Railways, as on September 1, 2018, 2,66,790 (Provisional) of Group C and erstwhile Group D posts are vacant over zonal railways. And this doesn’t include Group A and Group B services,” mentioned an RTI reply, as reported by news agency IANS.
The Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal recently announced that RRB will soon release 2.5 lakh more vacancies this year. “New job opportunities for 2.25-2.50 lakh people have been created, the process for 1.50 lakh vacancies is underway. So Railways, in a way, will be providing 4 Lakh jobs,” Piyush Goyal said. Read the complete story here.