Railways to conduct 1st computer-based hiring test on August 9

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways will hold the first stage of its computer-based recruitment examinations on August 9.

The examination will be for 26,502 vacancies of Assistant Loco Pilots and technicians, Rajesh Dutt Bajpai, Director, Information and Publicity, Ministry of Railways, told reporters.

Around 47.56 lakh candidates have applied for the positions.

Bajpai said the Railways will activate the mock link for the first stage of the computer-based test on July 26, and the e-call letter can be downloaded by the candidates from the recruitment board website four days prior to the exam.

The notice of the Railways read, “Candidates can log in with their credentials on the above-mentioned dates through the link to be provided on the official websites of RRBs for knowing their exam city, date and session and downloading travel authority (for SC/ST candidates only) and E-call letter.”

The duration of the Railways examination will be 60 minutes, while differently-abled candidates will be given an additional 10 minutes to complete the examination.

The exam will contain a total of 75 questions, all of which will be of multiple-choice question (MCQ) category. For each incorrect answer, there will be 1/3rd negative marking, as per the notice.

The notice also cautioned candidates to refer only to official websites of RRBs for all recruitment-related information, and not fall prey to messages circulated on social media.