Railway Recruitment Examination 2018: Learn How to Finalize the 90,000 Posts of Group D & Group C
The application period for the 90 thousand recruits in the Railways has ended. The last date for applying is March 31 which has passed out. Nearly three million youth have applied for this bumpers vacancy. It is obvious that applying so many more candidates has made the competition even more difficult. This is the biggest recruitment process of the railway so far. Railways recruitment boards have recruited 260502 posts of Group C (Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician) and 62907 posts of Group D (Gangman, Khalasi, Getman, Pointman, etc.). Now it is time to make strategies about preparation. But before preparing, the entire selection process should also be known. The candidate should know about how many stops he has to cross his goal. Here we will understand the same stages of the examination through which the candidate will have to pass. So know the complete selection process of the exam -
How to Selection for Group D
There will be three stages for this post - 1. CBT (Computer Based Test) 2. PET (Physical Efficiency Test). 3. Document Verification
1. 100 questions will be asked in the first computer-based test. Candidates will get 90 minutes to take the exam. The qualifying percentage for different categories will be different. For the unreserved category, it has been fixed as 40 percent, 30 percent for OBC category, 30 percent for SC category and 30 percent for ST category.
2. On the basis of merit of Computer Based Test, candidates will be called for PET (Physical Efficiency Test) (twice the number of total vacancies). Only qualification in this test will be necessary. It will not have any role in deciding final merit.
3. Those qualifying in PET will be called for document verification based on performance in computer based test.
For Group C (Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician), this will be the selection Process
These steps will be in the entire selection process - 1. First stage CBT (Computer Based Test), 2. Second stage CBT, 3. Computer Based Aptitude Test and 4. Document Verification.
Two stage exams (first stage CBT and second stage CBT) will be common for recruitments on ALP and technician positions. Only successful candidates will be called for second stage CBT in First Stage CBT. Candidates who have applied for Assistant Loco Pilot have to give computer based Aptitude Test (AT) after passing second stage CBT.
Assistant Loco Pilot
1. First Stage CBT (Computer Based Test), 2. Second Stage CBT, 3. Computer Based Aptitude Test and 4. Document Verification.
1. First Stage CBT
The first stage computer based written test will be of 1 hour in which 75 questions will be asked. In order to qualify the examination, candidates of unreserved category will get 40%, OBC candidates will get 30%, SC to 30% and ST candidates will get 25% marks. In this test, you will have to get minimum points, otherwise you will be stopped here, you can not join the process further. These examinations will be common for both ALP and Technician positions.
2. Second stage CBT-
Candidates who perform well at First Stage CBT will be called for second stage CBT (15 times the number of total vacancies).
This stage will have two parts - Part A and Part B
90 minutes for Part A and it will have 100 questions. In order to qualify it, the candidates of unreserved category will get 40%, OBC candidates will get 30%, SC to 30% and ST candidates will get 25% marks.
There will be 1 hour to write Part B. In our total number of questions will be 75. To qualify Part B, all categories of candidates will have to achieve 35% marks. Part B will have questions of trade syllabus. The related trade syllabus can be viewed from the website of DGET (Directorate General of Employment and Training). Only qualification in this test will be necessary. When the final merit is created, its marks will not be involved.
3. Computer Based Aptitude Test
These steps will be for Assistant Loco Pilot only. Candidates qualifying Part B of Second Stage CBT will be called for Computer Based Aptitude Test (eight times the total vacancies of ALP) on the basis of Part A.
In this phase, candidates of all sections will have to bring at least 42 numbers, there will be no exemption.