Thousands of students took to social media to protest the erroneous results released by the Railway Ministry for Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories. The candidates alleged that the department raised the cut-off bar for the exam, thereby selecting fewer than promised candidates. Moreover, they expressed anguish that a single candidate was chosen for several positions. Although, it would eventually lead to a lack of staff in the Railways and increased unemployment amongst the youth.
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Candidates claim that a majority of the seats, even those that required 'intermediate' or Class 12, as the level of education was cracked by graduates. The Indian Railways had released the vacancies for 13 posts, including senior time-keeper, apprentice, station master, traffic assistant, senior commercial cum ticket clerk, guard and junior clear cum typist. News18 reported that the Railways had advertised 35,208 vacancies and the candidates claimed that those qualified for CBT 2 would be 20 per cent of the vacancies.
Over 75 lakh Aspirants Took The Exam
The candidates have taken to Twitter to express their anguish and reached out to the Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology (IT), Ashwini Viashnaw. The RRB NTPC Aspirants said that over 75 lakh aspirants took the exam, and merely 2.5 lakh have qualified for the next level, out of which most of them are graduates, instead of 10th and 12th pass.
RRB NTPC is one of the most crucial recruitment processes undertaken by the Indian Railways. The notification for the exam was issued in 2019, the exam took place in 2020, and the results were declared in 2021. After three years of waiting, the candidates say that they received unfair results and demanded revised results. Only those candidates who qualify for CBT 1 would be allowed for CBT 2. The process for the latter is scheduled to begin on February 14.