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Press Release No. 31123-12-2020

दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 311  Dt: 12.12.2020      


Indian Railways through its 21 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) is organizing mega recruitment drive in three phases starting from 15th December, 2020 for filling up about 1.4 lakh vacancies in which more than 2.44 Crore candidates will be appearing in different cities across the country.

The First phase of Computer Based Test (CBT) for Isolated and Ministerial categories (CEN 03/2019) will be held from 15th Dec, 2020 to 18th Dec.2020, Second phase of CBT for Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC - CEN 01/2019) from 28th Dec, 2020 till March, 2021 and Third phase of CBT for Level-1 Posts (CEN RRC 01/2019) is tentatively scheduled to start after NTPC from April 2021 o­nwards.

The vacancies to be filled in the RRB Bangalore Region for the forthcoming examinations against CEN 01-2019 are 2470 and CEN 03/2019 are 103 against which the number of applications received are 3341 and 835288 respectively.  In the state of Karnataka exams will be conducted by RRB/Bengaluru in the 3 cities of Hubballi, Bengaluru and Mysuru. The exams will be conducted at 5 centers at Bengaluru and 1 centre each at Hubballi and Mysuru.  In the city of Gubarga in Karnataka, RRB/Mumbai in Central Railway will be conducting exams.

The candidates scheduled for the CBT will be informed individually through email and SMS about their city of exam, date and shift of exam through a link provided o­n RRBs official websites. o­n the same Link downloading of e-call letter will be enabled 4 days prior to the exam date of the candidates. Candidates are advised to follow the instructions as provided to them by RRBs especially regarding COVID protocol.  

RRBs have made extensive preparations for conducting examinations of this large scale in COVID-19 pandemic times following SOPs as laid down by Government ensuring social distancing, compulsory use of masks, sanitizers, curtailing shifts for conducting Exams to o­nly two shifts per day. Efforts are being made by RRBs to ensure that as far as possible the candidates are accommodated in their own State or the neighboring state so that they can reach their Exam centres by undertaking overnight journey. Female and PWD candidates are accommodated within their home states. However, considering skewed distribution of candidates area wise, there will be unavoidable interstate movements.

Chief Secretaries of concerned State Governments have also been requested to extend support of local administration to RRBs for conducting CBTs in secure and safe manner ensuring social distancing.

With Covid Pandemic spreading globally every exam process needs to be redefined so that examinations can take place with appropriate precautions for safety of candidates and exam conducting invigilators. Conventional Exam pattern is being integrated with COVID protocol and extra arrangements are being done at exam centers. Candidates appearing for the exam will be going through three stages -while entering the centre, during exam and while exiting. Standard Operating Protocol for these three stages has been designed and will be implemented strictly. The new normal for the candidates attending the exam with guidelines to be followed are as under.

Candidates will be checked for temperature at entry using thermo guns. Candidates having temperature more than prescribed limits will not be allowed inside the exam venue. Intimation regarding rescheduling of such candidates will also be sent to their registered email and mobile number. Exact date of re-scheduled exam of such candidates will be intimated subsequently.

The candidate should use his/her own facemask. Candidate have to produce COVID-19 self declaration in prescribed format at the entry and in absence of the same he/she will not be allowed into the exam venue. Proper arrangement of crowd management will be made as per COVID-19 protocol from the Main Gate to the Exam Labs. After each shift the exam centre will be sanitized before starting another shift.

In order to safeguard the health of the candidates and other Personnel involved in the conduct of CBT during Covid 19 scenario, all relevant protocols / guidelines will be strictly complied and followed. The latest instructions, guidelines and orders issued by the Central and respective State governments concerning COVID 19 will be followed and ensured.

                                                                   Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                    South Western Railway, Hubballi

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