RRB do not provide the Answer Key of Question Papers

As per extant policy, Railway Recruitment Boards do not provide the Answer Key to the question papers set for the examinations, in order to protect the confidentiality of their question bank.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3010
ANSWERED ON   30.08.2012
RECRUITMENT IN RAILWAYS

3010 .Shri ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether it is a fact that the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) do not provide the answer keys to the question papers after the exams are over unlike other Recruitment Bodies in the country;

(b) if so, the reasons therefor;

(c) the time by which the system of providing answer keys by the RRB is likely to be devised and implemented; and

(d) the steps taken/being taken by the Railways to make the functioning of these RRBs more effective, efficient and transparent?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI K. H. MUNIYAPPA)

(a): Yes, Madam.

(b): As per extant policy, Railway Recruitment Boards do not provide the Answer Key to the question papers set for the examinations, in order to protect the confidentiality of their question bank.

(c): Does not arise.

(d): In order to make the system of recruitment more effective, efficient and transparent, a technical audit of the system was carried out in August, 2010. Under the new methodology, examination for a particular type of post is held on the same day by all the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) simultaneously. In addition to Hindi, Urdu and English, the question papers are set in local languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India applicable within the jurisdiction of that RRB.

Source: DOPT/Lok Sabha

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