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Press Release No. 17520-09-2022

दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY  
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 175 Dt: 20.09.2022

In some sections of media, in news reports doubts had been cast o­n the Railway Recruitment Exams conducted by RRB. In this regard the following points are re-iterated with regard to the safeguards and protection in place for RRB Exams. Further it is emphasised that all updates regarding RRB Exams are publicised through official RRB Websites, candidates are advised and cautioned to stay away from middlemen who promise to secure job in Railways. Candidates are cautioned to be away from fraudsters.  The following points are clarified by Ministry of Railways.

Safeguards and protections in place for RRB exams(LEVEL-1)

1.The allocation of the centre to the candidates is randomized through computer logic.

2.Once candidates report at the exam centre and register themselves, the allocation of lab and seats are also randomized.

3.The question paper is in highly encrypted form (256-bit encryption), and no o­ne other than the candidate can access the question paper, and that too o­nce the candidate does second & final login into the computer after the start of exam and hence final decryption of question paper takes place at this stage.

4.The sequence of questions in the question paper that is made available to candidates has also been randomized/shuffled along with the randomization/shuffling of all four options available for the question.

5.Each candidate in the exam centre thus has a unique question paper and no two candidates have same question papers with given sequence of questions & options.

6.Thus, the sequence is completely different from questions sequence in master question paper.

7.Therefore, no answer key can be prepared for a given candidate as no individual has access to know the seat that will get allotted to the candidate, as well as the sequence of questions and options which are actually unique for a given candidate. This is a system generated through computer logic without any manual intervention

8.The exams are conducted in strict surveillance of CCTV cameras with full recording of each and every candidate.

9.The Railways also deploy their own staff at each centre to monitor activities of candidates as well as staff of Exam Conducting Agency to ensure smooth conduction of exams.

10.The Railways deploy two persons including o­ne RPF personnel in Server Room to keep watch o­n any suspicious activities.

11.Aadhaar Authentication of Candidates have been introduced first time in Level-1 exam. Aadhaar authentication is being used by RRBs as an additional measure to prevent impersonation in addition to measures already in place, like capturing and verifying biometrics at each stage of the recruitment process right to the appointment stage. The rate of successful Aadhaar verified candidates is more than 99.00 %.

12.Strict vigilance is being done by Railway Staff as well as ECA pre/during/post exams. As a result, a number of candidates involving in some kinds of malpractice/unfair means are being regularly caught.

13.Due to enhanced invigilation and extra supervision as o­n 19.09.2022 total 108 nos. cases of malpractice/unfair means have been reported. The FIR/GD have been filed in 81 nos. of cases in Police Stations (Uttar Pradesh – 41, Bihar – 19, Rajasthan - 10, West Bengal - 5, Delhi - 2, Gujrat/Karnataka/Odisha/ Madhya Pradesh/Uttarakhand. The process of filing FIR in 3 nos. of cases are underway (Rajasthan -2 and Delhi -1).

14.Chit cases are thoroughly investigated by comparing the options mentioned therein with candidates’ question papers and their responses. Total 18 cases of Chits have been reported. After detailed analysis it is found that in all the cases answer keys are not matching with the question paper.

15.ECA invigilators are also being regularly shuffled as a preventive measure to avoid development of any nexus with candidates.


                                                                Aneesh Hegde   
                                                                                   Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                                      South Western Railway, Hubballi

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