Agencies, New Delhi
Railways will conduct the largest recruitment drive for the Para-Medical categories and its unique feature is that female candidates outnumber male candidates.
The Computer Based Test (CBT) for recruitment to 1923 posts of Para-Medical categories will commence from July 19, Railway Ministry said here.
Railways said the noticeable feature of this drive is that female candidates out number male candidates, the female candidates constitute 62 per cent of the total candidates.
The test will be conducted over three days from July 19 to 21 and on each day there will be three shifts. In this recruitment drive, more than 4.39 lakh candidates will be taking the test which will be held in 345 test Centres in 107 towns across the country.
This is first recruitment by Railways in which reservation for Economically Weaker Sections will be available to eligible candidates.
Against 10 per cent of the total vacancies earmarked for EWS candidates, 4654 EWS candidates will be appearing in the Tests.
The Computer Based Test will be of 90 minutes duration with 30 minutes extra for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs).
The tests will comprise questions from Professional Stream, General Awareness, General Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Science. There will be multiple choice objective questions, the Ministry added.
The questions of the test will be available in 15 different languages, including English and Hindi. The candidates can view the question in English and the language the candidate has opted as the medium of test.
The largest number of candidates applied for this recruitment is from Uttar Pradesh (64,596) followed by Rajasthan (62,772), Maharashtra (38,097), Kerala (35,496).
Besides, there are also 28 number of Transgender (TG) candidates in the fray.
The selected candidates will be appointed, inter alia, to the post of Staff Nurse, Dietician, Health & Malaria Inspector, Pharmacist, Optometrist, and Radiographer.
More than 50 per cent candidates will be appearing for the post of Staff Nurse.