CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING MEDIA NEWS ON 19.09.2022 ABOUT RECRUTMENT FOR VARIOUS POSTS IN LEVEL 1 AGAINST CEN NO- 01/2019

It is informed that Railway Recruitment Boards have engaged a highly reputed company to conduct the Computer Based Test (CBT) for CEN RRC 01/2019- Level 1 (erstwhile Group D) recruitment in which more than 1.1 crores candidates are appearing. 3 phases of CBT have already been completed involving 12 Zonal Railways . The fourth phase has started on 19.09.2022.

Various safeguards and protections are built into the system and to eliminate any kind of irregularity the centre to the candidates is randomized through computer logic. Also once candidates report at the exam centre and register themselves, the allocation of lab and seats are also randomized. The question paper is in highly encrypted form (256-bit encryption), and no one other than the candidate can access the question paper, and that too once the candidate does second & final login into the computer after the start of exam and hence final decryption of question paper takes place at this stage. The sequence of questions in the question paper that is made available to candidates has also been randomized /shuffled along with the randomization/shuffling of all four options available for the question. Each candidate in the exam centre thus has a unique question paper and no two candidates have same question papers with given sequence of questions & options. Thus, the sequence is completely different from questions sequence in master question paper. Therefore, if anyone claims that he or she can provide the answer key to a candidate it is totally baseless and misleading. Therefore no answer key can be prepared for a given candidate as no individual has access to know the seat that will get allotted to the candidate, as well as the sequence of questions and options which are actually unique for a given candidate. This is a system generated through computer logic without any manual intervention. The exams are conducted in strict surveillance of CCTV cameras with full recording of each and every candidate.  

Beside this, the Railways also deploy their own staff at each centre to monitor activities of candidates as well as staff of Exam Conducting Agency to ensure smooth conduction of exams. The Railways deploy two persons including one RPF personnel in Server Room to keep watch on any suspicious activities. Aadhaar Authentication of Candidates have been introduced first time in Level-1 exam. Aadhaar authentication is being used by RRBs as an additional measure to prevent impersonation in addition to measures already in place, like capturing and verifying biometrics at each stage of the recruitment process right to the appointment stage. The rate of successful Aadhaar verified candidates is more than 99.00 %. Strict vigilance is being done by Railway Staff as well as ECA pre/during/post exams. As a result, a number of candidates involving in some kinds of malpractice/unfair means are being regularly caught.

Due to enhanced invigilation and extra supervision as on 19.09.2022 total 108 nos. cases of malpractice/unfair means have been reported. The FIR/GD have been filed in 81 nos. of cases in Police Stations (Uttar Pradesh – 41, Bihar – 19, Rajasthan – 10, West Bengal – 5, Delhi – 2, etc). The process of filing FIR in 3 nos. of cases are underway (Rajasthan -2 and Delhi -1). Chit cases are thoroughly investigated by comparing the options mentioned therein with candidates’ question papers and their responses. Total 18 cases of Chits have been reported. After detailed analysis it is found that in all the cases answer keys are not matching with the question paper. ECA invigilators are also being regularly shuffled as a preventive measure to avoid development of any nexus with candidates.

 The candidates are once again requested to beware of touts who try to misguide candidates with fake promises of appointment for jobs on illegal consideration and do not pay attention to news being circulated in electronic and print media. The same has also been clarified to candidates by RRB’s vide notice published on RRB website 29.08.2022.

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