New Delhi: Hundreds of thousands of candidates who appeared for the RRB Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) 2016 Exam and are endlessly waiting for the results were up for a shock on Friday after the RRB Thiruvananthapuram region results were withdrawn hours after it was declared.
Candidates rushed to the RRB Thiruvananthapuram website to check their results as soon as news went viral that they were uploaded on the website. However it was soon found that the said results were just dummy data uploaded on the website for testing, it is reported by the media.
“The result data was temporarily uploaded only to test the updated website. Final result will be uploaded shortly", media reports quoted Railway board officials as saying.
The latest development led to further confusion and anxiety as candidates who appeared for the test are impatiently waiting for the results - delayed by months and the Railway board is silent on the actual date of result announcement.
Over 93 lakh candidates had applied for the exam held at 21 RRB centres. Out of them some 56 lakh candidates appeared for the online exam - said to be the world's largest.
A total of 18,252 vacancies were announced by the Railways Recruitment Board this year. About 4.8% - 2.7 lakh candidates - are expected clear the Stage 1 exam. The board has announced that about 2,73,780 candidates (15*18,252) will be called for the Stage 2 examinations. The selection will be based on merit.
While the examination at 13 centres were held as per the announced schedule, it was rescheduled due to administrative reasons at eight centres which included Allahabad, Pune, Delhi and West Bengal.
Earlier it was reported in the media that the Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) 2016 Exam results of all regions will be declared in the first week of November, most probably on or before November 06, 2016.
Amid these news, also came the reports that the results of all regions will not be declared simultaneously, and only of few select regions will be declared in the first week of November.
Talking to Hindustan Times, a railway ministry source said on Friday, “Around 56 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.”
It was earlier reported that the results of Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) 2016 Exam will be declared by October end or first week of November, and the second stage Computer Based Test (CBT) for various NTPC (Graduate) categories will begin after the results are decalred.
Anil Kumar Saxena, Additional Director General (PR), Railways Board, had earlier said that the NTPC preliminary (1st stage) examination results 2016 would be declared in the first fortnight of October, sparking speculations that it would happen either on October 14 or 15.
"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", he added.
The second stage of the exam is likely to have questions about general awareness, mathematics, general intelligence and reasoning. The test will have 120 multiple choice objective questions and candidates will get 90 minutes to solve them.
The Railway Recruitment Board (#RRB) will declare the Non-Technical Popular Category (#NPTC 2016) exam results region-wise, and it will be available online on the respective RRB regional websites.
The Railway Recruitment Board (#RRB) had earlier released the Answer Key on August 17, 2016 and had called upon the candidates to lodge compliant if any.
Once declared, the Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) 2016 Exam results will be available for download on the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) official website www.indianrailways.gov.in. Candidates of Mumbai region can check their results by visiting the website: www.rrbmumbai.gov.in
The candidates can directly jump to the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) official website by clicking on the above link and following the steps given below to check their Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) 2016 Exam results.
- Go to the official website by clicking here www.indianrailways.gov.in
- Search and click on the link labelled 'NTPC Exam Results 2016'
- Type in the required details like your Registration number, date of birth etc in the provided space.
- Click on the 'Submit' button
- Download and take a printout of the results once it appeared on your screen.
The exams were conducted through CBT mode which turned out to be the world’s biggest online examination as the board received close to 93 lakh applications. However, amid several irregularities and difficulties ranging from exam delays and wrongdoings involved, only around 55 lakh candidates finally appeared for the exams.
The successful candidates will be recommended for the posts of Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC), Goods Guard, Senior Clerk-cum-Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA), Assistant Station Master (ASM), Traffic Assistant and Senior Time Keeper.
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) was established in 1988. It is responsible for the appointment of new employees to work for various posts at Indian Railways. It calls eligible candidates for recruitment of various Technical, Non-Technical and Para Medical Posts in Group A, B, C and D Cadres through Online Application / Offline Application Format.
Besides Mumbai other RRB Regions are: RRB Allahabad NTPC Result 2016, RRB Mumbai NTPC Result 2016, RRB Ajmer NTPC Result 2016, RRB Secunderabad NTPC Result 2016, RRB Kolkata NTPC Result 2016, RRB Ahmedabad NTPC Result 2016. RRB Bhopal NTPC Result 2016, RRB Chennai NTPC Result 2016, RRB Bhubaneswar NTPC Result 2016, RRB Patna NTPC Result 2016, RRB Bangalore NTPC Result 2016, RRB Ranchi NTPC Result 2016, RRB Thiruananthapuram NTPC Result 2016, RRB Muzaffarpur NTPC Result 2016, RRB Guwahati NTPC Result 2016, RRB Chandigarh NTPC Result 2016, RRB Bilaspur NTPC Result 2016, RRB Gorakhpur NTPC Result 2016, RRB Siliguri NTPC Result 2016, RRB Malda NTPC Result 2016, RRB Jammu & Srinagar NTPC Result 2016