RRB NTPC CBT 1 Admit Card 2020 Update: Almost a year back, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) had released a notification inviting applications to fill the Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) posts. A total of 35,208 positions were to be filled and the exam was scheduled to be conducted “tentatively between June to September 2019”. However, the Railways is planning to hire a new agency that will conduct the exams, tender of which has not been floated yet.
The online application process for RRB NTPC recruitment was started from March 1 and was closed on March 31. A whopping 1.26 crore applications were received by the Railway Recruitment Board for the NTPC posts.
The delay in releasing the recruitment test schedule is attributed to the ongoing process of selecting a new exam conducting agency. While a senior railway official told the indianexpress.com last month that they will float the tender soon, however, another official informed us that it will take more time.
“RRB NTPC exam dates are unlikely to release next month as we have not floated the tender. After receiving applications, we will shortlist the agency. Since we have received over one crore applications, that is why we need a company that can manage to conduct recruitment exams for such a big number,” informed a senior Railways official.
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