The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) results 2016 has been further postponed to the end of November.
The exams were held between 3 March and 5 May. The delay in the announcement of the results is bound to add on to the frustration of the lakhs of aspirants, who have been waiting for over six months with no official information.
According to reports, the RRB plans to declare the results by 31 November 2016. Over 56 lakh candidates took the exam and processing the result of such a large volume of data is taking time, top officials said.
Anil Kumar Saxena, Additional Director General (PR) (Railways), told Catch in September, that the results were supposed to be declared in the first fortnight of October.
In October, a source told us that the results will be declared after the Diwali holidays. We were also informed that a notice related to results will be posted on official RRB websites.
Despite their claims, no official channel has shared any concrete information on result declaration.
Ahead of the examinations, the Railways took out the notification advertisement (CEN 03/2015) to fill 18,252 vacancies across departments including various technical and non-technical posts. About 92 lakh aspirants applied for goods guard, junior accounts assistant-cum-typist (JAA), traffic apprentice (TA), commercial apprentice (CA), enquiry-cum-reservation clerk (ECRC), senior clerk-cum-typist, assistant station master (ASM) posts.
Once RRB NTPC results Stage 1 are declared, the board will conduct a second stage computer-based test (CBT). The exam - scheduled to be held in December 2016 - is expected to test around 2.7 lakh candidates.