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RRC Group D New Notification 2019: Railways introduces these big changes to 1 lakh vacancies exam; check now

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 March 2019, 12:19 IST

Railway Recruitment Board has released a new notification and made a big change for candidates who will be going to appear for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) under the advertisement RRC-01/2019. RRC has released the job notification for RRC Group D exam on 23rd February 2019 and the application process for the Level 1 jobs has been started.

Now, in the new notification, RRB has said that candidates will have to carry some weight during the PET exam. A candidate who will qualify this test then only they would eligible to appear for the exam.

Here’s what official notification read:

‘The Physical Efficiency Test (PET) consists of two stages. To ensure
uniformity, candidates will be tested for Carrying of Weight to specified
distance in specified time first and if successful in this test, for the Running Test after a recovery gap. Failing in the first Test, i.e. Weight carrying will mean elimination at that stage itself. The Weight carrying test will involve lifting a sandbag (without any handle) from a bench/platform at around waist height and carrying it in whichever manner candidate wants to carry above the ground till the destination point without dropping the sandbag on the ground.’



It has been clearly notified in the notification that candidates will have to qualify two different stages of the exam and those who will qualify the first stage test then only a candidate will allow appearing for the second stage test.

Railway Recruitment Board has also made some changes to application procedure in the ongoing recruitment process.

As per the latest notification, candidates while updating their application form can also enter their roll number in place of their registration number.

See notification:


RRB has released a total of 1,03,769 vacancies on Level 1 post. However, the application process has already begun and the last date to apply for the same is 12th April. Application forms can be submitted till 26th April and application fee can be paid till 23rd April, reads official notification.

Also read: RRB NTPC 2019: New Update! Major changes for reserved category candidates introduced by Indian Railways

First published: 22 March 2019, 9:40 IST