For filling up of 1.4 lakh vacancies in Indian Railways, around 2.4 crore applications were received, the ministry of railways informed.
The candidates are to be hired by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).
“It may be noted that RRBs had issued three centralised employment notifications for NTPC categories, isolated and ministerial categories and Level-1 categories for a total of about 1.4 lakh vacancies for various categories of staff,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Railways said.
“Against these employment notifications, more than 2.4 crore candidates have applied,” it added.
The statement further informed that the national transporter has made requisite preparations for smooth conduct of computer-based tests (CBTs) which is scheduled from December 15 onwards.
It said that the details of the schedule of the CBTs will be uploaded on the websites of RRBs in due course.
The railways notified three types of vacancies – 35,208 for non-technical popular categories (like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks etc.), 1,663 for Isolated and Ministerial categories (steno and teaches etc.) and 1,03,769 for Level-1 vacancies (track maintainers, pointsman etc).