Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has started acting over the alleged leakage in its online exams. In the regards of alleged involvement of examination centers in the question paper leakage, RRB has suspended six online test centers, all in Allahabad. The exams scheduled to be held in these centers from Tuesday have been postponed now. The online exams will now be conducted on May 2 and 3 at different test centers.
RRB is currently conducting online exam for 18000 vacancies. The notification to fill such large number of posts was advertised in December last year and over 9 million candidates have applied for the same. These vacancies include positions for Assistant Station Master, Traffic/Commercial Apprentice, Goods guard, Inquiry clerk, etc.
The RRB NTPC online tests are being conducted from March across 300 cities and are supposed to end by the first week of May.
Special Task Force (STF) is investigating the question paper leakage and has arrested 6 persons recently. Acting over the issue, RRB has started to close all the loopholes in the exam process. RRB has found the involvement of few test centers in its preliminary investigation. To name few, Sanyogita Institute of Management Teliyarganj, RM Technical Institute Jagram Chown katra, First Step E-Education Chakniratul, First Step Computer Center Chakia, Vandana Institute of Management and Technology Fafamau and Mahasay Masuriyadin Smarak Inter College and Computer Mumfordgunj are among the test centers allegedly involved in the test papers leakage.
As per the reports, around 10 thousand candidates were to appear in the RRB NTPC online test at these centers. RRB Allahabad Chairman NP Sinha said “All the concerned candidates have been informed about the cancellation of test through message and email.” RRB will finalize the new test centers for all concerned candidates and will notify them. Candidates will have to download their admit cards for the online test again.
Railway Recruitment Board had complained against the small computer centers and had asked the competent authority not to conduct the online test in these centers. As of now, the small computer centers will no more conduct online tests of RRB.
The technical team had earlier boasted of its anti-cheating software, which has now proved to be a big failure. The team had claimed that it would install a software in the computers to restrict the internet and only railway exam software would run in it. But it failed in doing so, now the technical team is trying to find the glitches in its software.
RRB has not released any official notification related to postponement of tests yet. Candidates, who were to appear for the online test in above mentioned centers, have been informed about the same through SMS and email. The message reads, “Due to unavoidable circumstances, your NTPC (Graduate) examination has been rescheduled to a later date. Your revised date and venue will be communicated to you shortly. – Railway Recruitment Boards”
More details about the exam date and venue are expected to be surfaced in a day or two.