Is RRB Group D & NTPC exams delayed due to NRA?

Is RRB Group D & NTPC exams delayed due to NRA?

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Anangsha Patra
Deputy Manager – Editorial
New Delhi, Updated on Feb 14, 2020 15:36 IST

According to a media report, RRB NTPC & Group D exams have been delayed to the setting up of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA). Read below complete details. 

RRB Group D

There is a lot of speculations regarding RRB Group D and NTPC exam dates. According to a media report, the delay in RRB Group D and NTPC exam is due to the formation of National Recruitment Agency (NRA). In Budget 2020, Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister, had announced setting up of NRA to conduct a common eligibility test for all governmental recruitment of non-gazetted posts. The Railway exams will also fall under the ambit of NRA.

However, there is no official update on RRB NTPC & Group D exam dates. Talking to Shiksha recently, Angaraj Mohan, Executive Director, Railway Board, said, "RRB Group D exam dates will be announced shortly. As per the advice of the Ministry of Railways, we are about to finalise a private agency for conducting the exam. Once the exam conducting authority is finalized, we will announce the exam dates on the official website.”Read More

Now the question is will the exams be further delayed. However, there is a chance that the formation of NRA will lead to further delay in the exam.

Due to the delay in the exam, several candidates have filed RTI to the Railway Boards. In the RTI reply, the examination authority has mentioned that the exam schedule has not been finalized and will be decided soon. Read More

RRBs are conducted RRB Group D exam on behalf of Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) to recruit candidates to various posts like Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant Pointsman in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various departments of Indian Railways. RRB NTPC exam is conducted for selection of candidates to Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) graduate and undergraduate posts. A total of 1,15,67,248 candidates had registered for RRB Group D Exam and 1,26,30,885 candidates had registered for RRB NTPC.

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Anangsha Patra
Deputy Manager – Editorial

A mass communication and journalism post-graduate, Anangsha has worked as a reporter and sub-editor and enjoys working in the education domain.



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