These are 35,208 posts in non-technical popular categories (NTPC) such as guards, office workers, commercial clerks and others, 1,663 posts for isolated and ministerial categories such as shorthand and teaching, and 1.03,769 for level 1 posts such as lane supervisors and switches.
The chairman of the railway committee said the tests could not be carried out yet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Computer-based exams for the three categories of submission will begin on December 15 and a detailed schedule will be announced shortly,” said Yadav.
“We have submitted applications for hiring in various categories for 1,40,640 positions. These were reported in the pre-COVID period. We have completed review of these applications, but a computerized review could not be completed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ” Said Yadav.
According to a statement from the railways, the recruiting bodies have committed to running computer-assisted tests on all reported vacancies and actively assessed the soil situation during the pandemic.
Yadav said that with the experience of conducting exams for JEE and NEET in place, it was believed that the railways could also start the process that had to be stopped due to a coronavirus pandemic.
Standard operating procedures for conducting the test are established.