NTPC recruitment 2018: Some vacancies to be filled via UPSC Civil Services examination; check ntpc.co.in
The notification says NTPC will use the database of those candidates who have appeared in the personality test/interview for the civil services exams 2018 but fail to get the recommendation for being appointed to the services. The process for online registration for the recruitment will begin after the completion of civil services (main) exam.
Interested candidates can apply for the NTPC post after the final allotment of services is made and the final scores are released. Image source: Official website