RRB NTPC 2016: Few Exams Postponed, Not Cancelled | SMS Being Sent

Have you applied for the RRB NTPC 2016 recruitment announced by Indian railways for 18000 vacancies? Then there is something important for you: as per latest news coming from railway recruitment boards, few exams have been postponed to future dates.There were few reports of question paper leaks in some centres & cheating during exam but its not known whether they were the reasons behind this change.


Indian Railways had announced the RRB NTPC 2016 recruitment in the month of December fill 18000 positions including Assistant station master, Traffic/ Commercial apprentice, Goods guard, Enquiry clerk etc.,


90+ lakh candidates from all over the nation had sent their applications as openings were advertised by RRB`s in each state.


Exams Postponed Due to Malpractices?

The RRB NTPC online written exams are being held from March onwards across 300 cities.They were supposed to end in the 1st week of May 2016.


For some reason they have now decided to postpone exams that were to be conducted in the upcoming days.


Update on April 26: Official notification has been published by the recruitment board.


It says that exams have been postponed only for 8 centres in Allahabad, Pune & Delhi & West bengal.There is no change for other centres.Read the detailed notification


The SMS message from RRB says:


“ Due to unavoidable circumstances, your NTPC (graduate) examination has been rescheduled to a later date. Your revised date and venue will be communicated to you shortly. - Railway Recruitment Boards ”




Are All Exams Postponed? No

From what we know, the railway board has only decided to reschedule only some exams that are to be conducted in a specific RRBs from April 28.They have also NOT cancelled any examinations.


* All those candidates who had appeared for RRB NTPC exams upto April 25 – none of your exams have been cancelled or postponed


* But they should keep an eye on their emails & SMS


Why RRB NTPC exams are Postponed?

Railway ministry was informed about few malpractices like leaking of question papers, impersonation, online solving etc., that happened in few centres such as Allahabad, West bengal etc.,.


6 people were also arrested recently in connection with this racket which included a railway official,software experts & invigilators.

But no large scale cheating were reported till now from other states.So it is premature to say whether RRB NTPC railway exams will be cancelled completely or not.

Therefore don't trust any websites that says RRB exams have been cancelled, unless they show some official proof.


I have my exam next week but did not receive any sms till now.What to do?

If you didn't receive any message, you MUST appear for the examination in the allotted centre.


Is RRB NTPC 2016 Exam Cancelled Completely?

No.Railway Recruitment Boards have not mentioned anything like that.So dont get tensed.

  • An internal inquiry/ investigation is underway on the magnitude of malpratice
  • Role of TCS employees, who manage the test platform is also being probed
  • Based on the report, RRBs will decide on future course of action

Incase, widespread rigging is confirmed – then the entire exams could be called off.


In the coming days, more details shall emerge from RRBs which we will keep updating on this website.


Did you receive any message from RRB? If yes, mention your RRB name & exam date so others would know who are affected by this change.

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