The results of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) examination 2016 have been delayed and efforts are being made to declare the results by the end of October, a railway ministry source said on Monday.
The board will conduct a second stage computer-based test (CBT) for various NTPC (graduate) category after the results are announced.
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.
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 date of the second stage will be announced on RRB’s website once it is finalised.
The final selection for the posts will be based on the position obtained by the candidates in the second stage and/or the result of aptitude test/typing skill test wherever applicable. Normalisation of marks will be done as per extant rules in first and the second stages of the exam.
The online written exams to fill 18,252 vacancies in various technical and non-technical posts of RRB were held across the country between March-May. About 92 lakh aspirants applied for the NTPC exam and about 56 lakh finally took the paper.
The advertisement (CEN 03/2015) regarding the exam, published in December 2015, sought to recruit people for various posts, including assistant station master, clerk, goods guard, typist, apprentice and junior accounts assistant.