The results of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) examination 2016 have been further delayed and efforts are being made to declare the results by end of November.
Talking to Hindustan Times, a railway ministry source said on Friday, “Around 57 lakh candidates have taken the examination and so a large volume of data has to be processed. The process of scrutiny of results is on and best efforts are being made to declare the results by the end of this month.”
The source further said that “due diligence is being exercised in the scrutiny of results to avoid mistakes.”
The board will conduct a second stage computer-based test (CBT) for various NTPC (graduate) category after the results are announced.
Only those candidates who have cleared the first stage of the exam, which were held between March and May, will be called for the second stage of the exam. The number of candidates called for the second stage will be 15 times the number of vacancies.
The online written exams to fill 18,252 vacancies in various technical and non-technical posts of RRB were held across the country between March-May. About 92 lakh aspirants applied for the NTPC exam and about 57 lakh finally took the paper.
The advertisement (CEN 03/2015) regarding the exam, published in December 2015, sought to recruit people for various posts, including assistant station master, clerk, goods guard, typist, apprentice and junior accounts assistant.
Note: Candidates should keep visiting RRB’s official websites for the latest updates.