The long wait for RRB NTPC result 2016 continues for over 55 lakh aspirants who sat for the online examinations earlier this year, aspiring to get recruited on the posts in Non-technical popular categories.
The latest news and reports are that RRB finally may release the results before October 15, as Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Secretary had said last month but even then, no official notice has been put up online giving any certain weight to the statement ever since then.
Earlier, RRB had fixed the date to declare results on several occasions for NTPC 2016 examination, but the results were not declared on the schedule date till now. The board, however, hasn’t cited the reason for delay in results but the issues are on the frontline. Even though the exams were conducted in online mode, RRB has done with the biggest online examination in the world with number of registrations coming close to 92 lakh and finally about 55 lakh appearing for the examinations. Secondly, RRB has introduced a second stage examination, being termed as mains or tier 2, to narrow down the list of qualified candidates to proceed further in the recruitment process.
Now the candidates who will score above a minimum set cut off marks in stage 1 examination will only be shortlisted for stage 2 examination. Along with the results, the marks, cut off and list of successful candidates is to be outed by RRB.
RRB is not new to handling big recruitment but this is the first time any recruitment examination was conducted on such a huge level that spanned over approximately 3 months. Even the best of recruitment exams including that by UPSC and SSC, and many others, hardly attract this many candidates. There are few exams such as Banking clerks and Probationary officers, Staff Selection Commission’s CGL and CHSL exams, but RRB NTPC clearly stands above them all in terms of popularity, if not quality.
And the biggest examination is also set to face it’s biggest problem. The point being that only 18,000+ vacancies are up for offering here, while the number is multifold of that. If reports are to be believed, less than 5% candidates are supposed to be shortlisted to move ahead to stage 2 examination. That’s a lot of disappointment for lots of candidates.
According to sources, the RRB results may be out before October 15. Aspirants can check their results online by logging on to regional websites of the Railway Recruitment Board from whichever region they have appeared for the exam. We’ll be back with more solid reports here and with (if any) official updates. RRB, RRB NTPC, RRB NTPC 2016, RRB result 2016, Railway NTPC result, Railway exam result 2016 expected date.