RRB NTPC 2019 Protests: Railways Reaches Out to 2 Lakh Aspirants

New Delhi, 04 February 2022: The Indian Railways started an outreach programme on 3 February 2022 to connect with Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) aspirants. These aspirants had taken to the streets to protest against discrepancies in its National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) and Level- 1 exams. The Indian Railways reached out to about two lakh students through their outreach programme to understand the students’ concerns and grievances, so that the issues can be readily solved.


  • Protests took place in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh against the RRBs’ Non-Technical Popular Categories exam of 2021.Β 
  • Several trains were cancelled on account of the protests against the Railway Recruitment Boards’ Non-Technical Popular Categories exam of 2021.Β 
  • Railways had to suspend the exams due to the protests and formed a committee to look into the grievances.

RRB NTPC 2019 Protests: Further Developments

  • The Railways stated that it received 1,40,440 concerns on their web programme site and 46,980 grievances were received via email.
  • The deadline to raise objections will end on 16 February 2022.
  • The committee after examining these concerns will submit their recommendations by today, 4 March 2022.
  • Around 9,861 camps were held across zones by the Railway Recruitment Boards, which included personal interaction, email, and paper submissions.


  • Indian Railways has constituted the High Power Committee to look into the concerns of candidates over RRB NTPC CBT-1 Result 2021 and RRB Group D Exam.Β 
  • The committee went into the following issues raised by candidates and asked for their recommendations:
  • Results of CBT-1 and methodology used for shortlisting candidates for CBT-2 without affecting existing shortlisted candidates
  • Introduction of CBT- 2
  • The candidates have registered their concerns and suggestions to the committee at the following email Id: rrbcommittee@railnet.gov.in.
  • Around 1.25 crore candidates have applied for the exams that had advertised over 35,000 posts from levels 2 to 6. It is being speculated that the exam was designed to favour those with a higher qualification, even for jobs that require lesser qualifications.


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