The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will be conducting the RRB Exams 2018 in six Indian languages – Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Telugu and Bengali.

“It has been decided that the questions in regional languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Telugu, Bangla and others will be available for candidates to take the exam,” a statement from the Indian Railways said.

According to reports, Malayalam was not one of the languages in the RRB list even though Tamil and Telugu had been listed. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan protested against the non-inclusion of Malayalam citing the loss of jobs to the youth of the state it would result in.

The Railways also relaxed the age criteria to apply for RRB exams raising the upper age limit across all categories.