We understand that the current situation had led to technical recession and huge layoffs; however, the fortunate news is from the Indian Railways. The latest update will bring cheers to the active jobseekers. On 11 December 2020, the Railways announced the mega-recruitment bonanza to be undertaken by the 21 Railway Recruitment-Boards across the nation.

The dates for the Computer Based Test or the CBT have been announced. According to the notification released by the Indian Railway Authority, the exams will be conducted for nearly 1.5 lakh vacancies. Latest updates indicate that nearly 2.5 crore applicants will be appearing for the RRB NTPC CBT-1 exams.

There is a lot of wave generation around this update. All those who are interested should make the most out of this opportunity.

What is the date of the RRB NTPC CBT-1 exams?

The Indian Railways will hold the first phase of the exam from December 15 and the last on December 18. The first phase of the exam is for CEN (Isolated and Ministerial categories).

The second phase of the exam for CEN (NTPC categories) will begin from December 28 until March next year. The final third recruitment drive will end in June 2021.

When can applicants download the admit cards?

Details such as examination center, city, date of exam, and shift timings of the exam will be sent via email and SMS to the registered email id and phone number, given at the time of filing up forms for the exams.

What will be the duration of the CBT-1 exams?

Since RRB NTPC is a computer-based test (CBT), the candidates will get 90 minutes to answer the given questions.

What is new in the CBT-1 exams this time?

  • Since the exams are being held during the coronavirus pandemic, the mandatory COVID protocols will have to be mandatorily followed by all the candidates.
  • Face masks are a must for each person, while all examination centers will be thoroughly sanitized.
  • All candidates will be allowed to enter only if they pass the body temperature limits. In case a candidate has a higher body temperature than the prescribed limits, he or she will not be allowed to enter or appear for the exam.