Belagavi: 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 is 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 centres at Bengaluru and 1 centre each at Hubballi and Mysuru. In the city of Gulbarga 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 the e-call letter will be enabled 4 days before 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 the 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 State or the neighbouring state so that they can reach their Exam centres by undertaking the overnight journey. Female and PWD candidates are accommodated within their home states. However, considering the 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 securely and safely 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 the safety of candidates and exam conducting invigilators. Conventional Exam pattern is being integrated with COVID protocol and extra arrangements are being done at exam centres. Candidates appearing for the exam will be going through three stages -while entering the centre, during the 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 the 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. The exact date of the re-scheduled exam of such candidates will be intimated subsequently.
The candidate should use his/her facemask. Candidate has to produce COVID-19 self-declaration in the 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.
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.

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