The RRB Group D exam will begin on December 15. Indian Railways had notified on September 5 that it will begin the computer-based test in December to fill over 1.4 lakh vacancies which include 103769 group D posts; among other vacancies are NTPC (non-technical popular categories like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks etc), 1663 for Isolated & Ministerial categories (Steno and Teachers etc) posts.
The exam will be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).
As per the data released by the RRBs in September 2019, a total of 1,15,67,248 applications have been registered for the RRB group D exam.
Selection to group D posts will be through a computer-based test and physical efficiency test. This will be followed by verification of documents and medical examination.
The computer-based test will comprise questions related to general science, mathematics, general intelligence and reasoning and general awareness. There will be negative marking and one-third of the total marks will be deducted for each wrong answer, the RRBs have mentioned in the exam notification.
The RRBs have also said that if required a second computer-based test may be held and the first one will be considered as qualifying in nature. "Where a second stage CBT is deemed necessary and held, the Railway Administration reserves the right to treat the first stage CBT as a qualifying test for the purpose of shortlisting a reasonable number of candidates for the second stage," the boards have mentioned in the notification.
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