RRB Recruitment Exam: Minimum commute time, masks, self-declaration form should for 2.4 crore applicants – education

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The Railways on Friday said computer-based tests to fill 1.4 lakh posts with the national transporter will be conducted following all COVID-19 protocols, including minimum commute time to centres for the 2.44 crore candidates and mandatory use of face masks.

Candidates should signal a declaration saying they’re fit to take a seat for the test.

The first round of the exams will be held from December 15 to December 18. The next phase will be from December 28 till March 2021 tentatively, and the third round will be till the end of June 2021, an official observation said.

“While it’s not conceivable for candidates to supply a negative certificate for the disease, they’ll have to supply a declaration that they’re fit to take a seat for the exam and don’t seem to be COVID positive. The pro forma will be given to the candidates for the declaration,” Anand S Khati, Director General, Human Resources, Railway Board, said in a press briefing.

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“On coming to the centre, a candidate will be tested with a thermo gun. Whether the temperature is beyond the mandated limit, the candidate’s exam will be rescheduled. It is a matter of safety. Candidates have in large part been accommodated either inside their states or at centres that require minimum commute, specially for women applicants and Divyangs,” Khati said.

Links for downloading e-call letter will be made live four days prior to the exam date on the official websites of all RRBs. Communication regarding the next phases of recruitment will be released in due class lesson, the observation said.

Khati said that the Railways would be running special exam trains to cater to the commute requirements of the candidates, wherever required and feasible.

Chief secretaries of state governments concerned have also been requested to extend enhance of native administration to RRBs for conducting computer-based tests in protected and secure manner ensuring social distancing, he said.

In computer based tests (CBTs), candidates are given a link to familiarise themselves with a mock test before the actual exam.

“Provision of mock test before actual examination provides them the potential of familiarising themselves with computer based testing. This gives confidence to the candidates,” Khati added.

There are no interviews in RRB examinations and selection of candidates is on merit only, he said.

Khati said all of the process, from conducting of exams to handing over of appointment letters, will take around a year to total.

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