Language of Question Papers for GDCE – Railway Clarification

RBE No.149/ 2019

भारत सरकार GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I/2018/PM 1/4

New Delhi, dated September 9, 2019

The General Managers
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units.
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub: Language of Question Papers for GDCE – Clarification.

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 21.08.2019.

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Doubts have been raised as to whether the instructions contained in Board’s above letter direct that question papers for GDCE are to be set only in English and Hindi and not in any other language(s).

It is clarified that the letter referred to above does not restrict Railways from setting up the GDCE question papers in local/regional language(s).

It may also be noted that with 100% objective type question paper now in vogue, the issue of written proficiency in a particular language should hardly be any more relevant.

(D. Joseph)
Joint Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board

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