Indian Railways Received Two Crore Applications For One Lakh Official Vacancies
March 27th, 2018
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) receives over two crore applications for one lakh seats, with five days still left until the application process is closed.
Recruitment is ongoing for 90,000 posts in Group C and Group D categories, along with 95,000 openings in the Railway Protection Force.
The announcement of receiving such an overwhelming response was conveyed by the Railways on Monday, i.e., 26 March. “Till date, over two crore candidates have applied for the posts, and the number will rise further as five more days remain before the deadline comes to an end,” voiced a Railway Ministry bureaucrat. He further claimed that for just 26,502 positions of loco pilots and technicians, the number of online applicants crossed the mark of 50 lakh whereas Group D has 62,907 posts to be occupied.
Taking note of the enormity of recruitment, candidates can now verify their answers immediately after exam completion and post-result declaration; the provision for which is being formulated by the Ministry for maintaining transparency throughout the hiring process.
The examination will be conducted in multilingual mode, making it convenient for vernacular candidates across the nation. Likewise, the department ensures the availability of the question paper in 15 optional languages inclusive of Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Assamese, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Tamil and Telugu.
A glance at Group C openings
Age limit: The age group for applying to these posts ranges from 18 years at the minimum to maximum of 28 years with relaxations as per the provisions laid down by the Government of India.
Educational Background: Group C aspirants must ensure that they possess the relevant educational/technical qualifications with appropriate documentation from the recognized institute/university.
The pay band initiates with Rs 19,900 accompanying other permissible allowances.
A glance at Group D openings
Age Limit: The age group for applying to these posts ranges from 18 years at the minimum to maximum of 28 years with relaxations as per the provisions laid down by the Government of India.
Educational Background: Group D aspirants must ensure that they are tenth passed candidates or holder of ITI certification recognized by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent/ should be a holder of National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) awarded by NCVT.
Secondary School Certification accompanied by National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT or Secondary School Certification coupled with ITI from either NCVT or SCVT recognized institutes.
The pay band initiates with Rs 18,000 monthly.
The official application window of the Indian Railways will wind off its process on the 31 March.