Even as candidates await the dates of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) NTPC examinations, a recent reply from the board over an RTI mentioned that the exam schedule has not been fixed yet. On Monday, in reply to an RTI filed by candidates, the board stated that the dates will be finalised soon and announced on the website.
Fed up of not getting any official news on RRB NTPC or RRB Group D exam date, admit card, candidates have started resorting to RTI to get answers. However even RTI responses take a lot of time to come. Recently though candidates have shared the answers they have received from Indian Railways, and Railway Recruitment boards on the questions they had asked on the pending exams.
Every day a newspaper report comes up with the expected date for RRB NTPC or RRB Group D exam date and as usual, these are just rumours. However, recently, a candidate filed RTI to seek the answers on 6 questions.
Q1. When RRB NTPC (CEN 01-2019) exam will start?
Q2. When will RRC Group D exam will start?
Q3. I am preparing for both the exams and applied in both. Which exam will start first?
Q4. Is the selection process of new exam conducting agency (ECA) completed in railway or not? Please tell.
Q5. Which exam conducting agency (ECA) will conduct the upcoming exam of Railway like NTPC, Group D, Ministerial post.
Q6. In social media, there are rumours that TCS has been selected as ECA for conducting the exam. Is it true? Please tell.
Reply from Indian Railways has provided us with these answers
The reply on the RTI was provided by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Bhubanshwar.
For the first three questions asked in the RTI, it was replied that there is no information available for scheduling of CBT against CEN/2019 & CEN No. RRC-01/2019. Please visit the official website of RRB as information related to the exam will be updated on the website.
For the questions 4, 5 and 6, RRB gave the same response that no information is available about the exam conducting agency and it is advised to the candidates to visit the website regularly for more updates on it.
To the same RTI, RRB Patna, replied that application was forwarded to concerned CPIO for further action and that the name of the exam conducting agency cannot be disclosed due to para 8-1-e of RTI Act 2005.
But what could be expected date for the release of the exam schedule? As per the information provided by the sources, candidates may have to wait for the next 2 or 3 month for the exam schedule for RRB recruitment. It can be expected to be out in mid-March or in the month of April 2020.