Railway Recruitment Boards have embarked upon the transformational leap of induction of IT-based (Online) solutions in a big way. Since August, 2015 all RRB examinations have been conducted through Online (Computer Based Test) Mode. So far, four such Pan India Online examination have been conducted successfully for a staggering number of about 1.14 Crore candidates.

Record number of applications
Recently, RRBs have published 2 (two) fresh notifications viz. CEN No. 01/2018 published on 03.02.2018, for recruitment for 26,502 vacancies of Asst. Loco Pilots (ALPs) & Technicians (Level-2) attracting about 47.56 lakhs applications & CEN No. 02/2018, published on 10.02.2018, for recruitment for 62,907 vacancies of Level-1 (erstwhile Group ‘D’) posts attracting the record number of applications which is about 1.90 crores. Scrutiny of applications is underway.The Indian Railways has received more than 2.3 crore applications for nearly 90,000 jobs it had advertised for earlier this year, the ministry said today.Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) published two fresh notifications – on February 3 and February 10 – for a total of 89,409 vacancies.

Till now, it has received 47.56 lakh applications for 26,502 vacancies of assistant loco-pilots and technicians, and another 1.90 crore for 62,907 vacancies of Level-1 (erstwhile Group ‘D’) posts.

This takes the total number of applications received for 89,409 posts to a whopping 2.37 crore. The railways will conduct the world’s largest computer-based recruitment exam within hours, which earlier took around two months to complete, the ministry said in a statement.

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