Over 2.3 crore applicants have applied for less than 90,000 vacancies in the Indian Railways, the country's biggest public sector employer, reported the Business standard.
The numbers, in other words mean that there is more than 255 candidates for every post that has been notified.
The news emerges according to the report, as the railways is going to conduct a fully online examination that the Ministry of Railways termed as world's largest computer-based recruitment exam.
So far, over 23.7 million applications have been received to fill just 89,409 posts, the report said.
"Online application system has saved the candidates from worries and uncertainties about postal delays or non-delivery of their applications. They are sure of submission of their applications and get SMS and email alerts at various stages of recruitment. Computer-based examination gives the candidates the flexibility of toggling between the languages of questions and revisiting and revising their answers, if required," the ministry had said as per the report.
Besides making the examination process simple, the fully online procedure as per report will save around a million trees.
First Published: IST