Record 3.5 lakh appear for 60,000 railway jobs

Over 3.5 lakh candidates appeared in the Railways' largest recruitment drive

Over 3.5 lakh candidates appeared in the Railways' largest recruitment drive for around 60,000 posts of assistant loco pilots and technicians that started on Thursday.

"Today (Thursday), 4.83 lakh candidates - approximately 1.60 lakh per shift (exams were conducted in three shifts) - were scheduled. Out of this, around 3.59 candidates appeared for the exam. This attendance is a record for all Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) examinations conducted so far," the statement read.

About 47.55 lakh candidates have applied for these posts.

Question papers are provided to the candidates in 15 languages. This is a big step in the interest of candidates belonging to different vernacular backgrounds.

The exams will be conducted in a phased manner till August 31. The next set of exams will be conducted on August 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 29, 30 and 31.

 

 

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