2 crore people apply for just 1 lakh jobs in Indian Railways

The Hush Post: Over two crore people have already applied for 90,000 posts in the Indian Railways, with five days still remaining for online registrations to end. Successful candidates shall get a monthly salary of Rs 18,000 per month.

Being termed as one of the largest recruitments by the Indian Railways, the railways shall be conducting online examinations for 90,000 posts in Group C and Group D.

Exams for another 9,500 openings are also scheduled for the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

As per a railway ministry official: “Till date, over 2 crore candidates have applied for the posts and the number will rise further as five more days remain before the deadline comes to an end.”

For just 26,502 loco pilot and technicians posts, over 50 lakh have applied online. Only 62,907 Group D posts are open for recruitment.

The railways shall be providing question papers in 15 different languages namely Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Assamese, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Tamil and Telugu. This is being done to ensure an equal opportunity to people from all states.

In order to maintain transparency, all candidates shall also be given a window to check their answers after the completion of the exams and after the results are declared.

Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification: Candidates need to have passed Class 10 or ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (or) should be holding a national apprenticeship certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT

Or

Class 10 pass plus national apprenticeship certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT (or) 10th pass plus ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT.

Age limit: 18-31 years. Relaxation in age will be provided as per government norms.

Pay scale: The selected candidates will get a monthly salary of Rs 18,000 per month.

For 26,502 posts in Group C:

Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification: Candidates should possess the relevant educational/technical qualifications from recognised institute/university.

Age limit: 18-28 years. Relaxation in age will be provided as per government norms.

Pay scale: Initial salary Rs 19,900 (Level 2 of 7th CPC pay matrix) plus other allowances as admissible.

The candidates can apply till March 5 through the official website, http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

 

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