RRB ALP- Stage-I

The RRB OR Railway Recruitment Board holds RRB ALP and Technician Exams to hire Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians for various railway zones all across the country. Although this is a national-level test, RRB posts openings for individual zones separately. Applicants who meet the eligibility cri...(Read More)

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The RRB OR Railway Recruitment Board holds RRB ALP and Technician Exams to hire Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians for various railway zones all across the country.

Although this is a national-level test, RRB posts openings for individual zones separately. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online for RRB ALP and Technician by using the official website.

For the RRB ALP and Technician exam, applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 28 years.  The RRB ALP and Technician exams are being conducted in multiple phases, First stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT for ALP Post), and Document Verification.

Aspirants must pay Rs. 500 for GEN/OBC/Other candidates and Rs. 250 for SC/ST/PWD candidates to fill out the application form for the RRB ALP and Technician exam.

Check all the details of the Upcoming exams and RRB ALP Exam information such as RRB ALP exam date, RRB ALP recruitment, RRB ALP Eligibility, RRB ALP Salary, RRB ALP cut-off, RRB ALP Job profile, and more.

Candidates should read daily newspapers and annual highlights to stay updated on current affairs events and improve their general awareness score. Candidates can check Daily Quiz, Live tests, and Daily Current Affairs.

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  • Exam Pattern

    Total Marks : 75
    Total Time : 60 Min
    -ve marking : 0.33 (For each wrong answer)
    Subject Qns. Marks
    Mathematics 20 20
    General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
    General Science 20 20
    General Awareness and Current Affairs 10 10
    Total 75 75

    Eligibility Criteria

    Educational Qualifications for Railway RRB ALP Exam

    (A) FOR Railway RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)

    Matriculation or SSLC plus ITI from NCVT/SCVT recognized institutes in the trades of Armature and Coil Winder/ Fitter/ Heat Engine/ Electrician /Electronics Mechanic /Instrument Mechanic /Mechanic Motor Vehicle/ Machinist /Mechanic Diesel /Millwright Maintenance Mechanic /Radio & TV Mechanic /Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (AC) Mechanic /Turner /Wireman /Tractor Mechanic (OR) Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trades after completing matriculation or SSLC course. (OR) A three-year diploma in Electronics, Mechanical, Electrical, or Automobile Engineering (OR) a combination of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized institution in lieu of an ITI.

    Note: A degree in the above-mentioned engineering disciplines will be accepted in lieu of a diploma in engineering.

     

    (B) FOR Railway RRB Technician Categories

    Matriculation or SSLC plus ITI from NCVT/SCVT recognized institutes in the trades-related post. (OR) Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trades after completing matriculation or SSLC course.

     

    Age limit for Railway RRB ALP Exam

    The age limit of the applicants should be from 18 years to 28 years.

    * Candidates must have been born between the dates of 02 July 1990 and 01 July 2000 (both days inclusive).*

     

    The following are the permissible upper age limit relaxations as follows: 

    SI No.

    Category

    Age-relaxation

    01

    SC/ ST

    5 years

    02

    OBC (NCL)

    3 years

    03

    Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months of service after attestation

    Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years

    04

    PwD

    UR

    10 years

    OBC (NCL)

    13 years

    SC/ ST

    15 years

    05

    Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

    05 years of age

    06

    Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and Erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)

    UR

    40 years of age

    OBC (NCL)

    43 years of age

    SC/ ST

    45 years of age

    07

    Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies, and Institutes

    Up to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower.

    08

    Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried.

    UR

    35 years of age

    OBC (NCL)

    38 years of age

    SC/ ST

    40 years of age

    09

    Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship

    Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961.

    10

    Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years

    UR

    35 years of age

    OBC (NCL)

    38 years of age

    SC/ ST

    40 years of age

    Exam Pattern

    Scheme of Railway RRB ALP and Technician Selection Procedure:

    The procedure of recruitment will be divided into four stages:

    • First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

    • Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) 

    • Computer Based Aptitude Test (for ALP)

    • Document Verification

     

    Railway RRB ALP and Technician First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

    Part

    Subject

    Time allowed

    I

    Mathematics

    60 Minutes

    II

    General Intelligence and Reasoning

    III

    General Science

     

    General awareness

    Important Note:

    I. The questions on the papers will be of the multiple-choice type.

    II. Each incorrect answer will 1/3rd marks deduction.

    III. There are a total of 75 questions.

     

    Railway RRB ALP and Technician Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) 

    Part-A

    Part

    Subject

    Time allowed

    I

    Mathematics

    90 Minutes

    II

    General Intelligence and Reasoning

    III

    Basic Science and Engineering

     

    General Awareness

    Important Note:

    I. The questions on the papers will be of the multiple-choice type.

    II. Each incorrect answer will 1/3rd marks deduction.

    III. There are a total of 100 questions.

     

    Eligibility Criteria for Qualifying:

    Minimum percentage of marks required for eligibility in various categories:

    • UR - 40 percent

    • OBC - 30 percent

    • SC - 30 percent

    • ST - 25 percent

    These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates if there is a shortage of PWD candidates to fill seats reserved for them.

     

    Part-B

    • This is a qualifying section.

    • There are a total of 75 questions.

    • This exam has a total time limit of 60 minutes.

    • 35% is the qualifying mark. (This applies to all candidates, and no exceptions are permitted.)

    **Candidates with an ITI or Trade Apprenticeship qualification must appear in the session including trade-specific questions.**

    **Candidates with a Diploma, Degree, or HSC (10+2) who are eligible for ALP posts must select a trade from the list of trades available for their engineering discipline or HSC (10+2).**

     

    The relevant trades for various engineering disciplines or HSC (10+2) for sitting in the qualifying test are as follows:

    Sl. No.

    Engineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree)

    Relevant trade for PART B Qualifying Test to be selected from

    1

    Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering

     Wiremen /Winder(Armature) / Electrician / Instrument Mechanic /Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

    2

    Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering

    Mechanic Radio & TV / Electronics Mechanic 

    3

    Mechanical Engineering and combination of various streams of Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanic Diesel / Turner / Machinist / Fitter / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Heat Engine / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/ Millwright Maintenance Mechanic

    4

    Automobile Engineering and combination of various streams of Automobile Engineering

    Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

    5

    HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths

    Electronics Mechanic / Wireman / Electrician 


    Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)

    • Candidates must pass each of the Computer Based Aptitude Test batteries in order to be considered for the position of ALP.

    • The Computer Based Aptitude Test will only include questions and answers in English and Hindi.

    • In Computer Based Aptitude Test, there will be no negative marking.

    • To qualify, the candidate must obtain at least 42 marks on each of the test batteries. This applies to all candidates, and no exceptions are permitted.

    • The ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) merit list will be drawn only from applicants who pass the Aptitude Test, with 70 percent weightage given to marks acquired in Part A of the Second Stage CBT and 30 percent given to marks obtained in Computer Based Aptitude Test.

     

    Document Verification for Railway RRB ALP and Technician

    • Candidates who pass all stages are invited by the various RRBs for document verification.

    • On the day of document verification, candidates must bring the genuine documents requested by RRBs.

    • If a candidate fails to submit original documents or if a document is found to be faked, his or her participation will be terminated.

    Vacancy Details

    The following are the likely positions that will be filled up through this Exam:

    Post Name

    GEN

    OBC

    SC

    ST

    Total

    Assistant Loco Pilot ALP

    9230

    4363

    2694

    1387

    17673

    Various Trade Technician

    4563

    2162

    1363

    738

    8829

    Syllabus

    Syllabus for Railway RRB ALP and Technician First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

    (A) Mathematics:

    Number system

    BODMAS

    Decimals

    Fractions

    LCM & HCF

    Ratio and Proportion

    Percentages

    Mensuration

    Time and Work

    Time and Distance

    Simple and Compound Interest

    Profit and Loss

    Algebra

    Geometry and Trigonometry

    Elementary Statistics

    Square Root

    Age Calculations

    Calendar & Clock

    Pipes & Cistern etc..

     

    (B) General Intelligence and Reasoning

    Analogies

    Alphabetical and Number Series

    Coding and Decoding

    Mathematical operations

    Relationships

    Syllogism

    Jumbling

    Venn Diagram

    Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

    Conclusions and Decision Making

    Similarities and Differences

    Analytical reasoning

    Classification

    Directions

    Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc

     

    (C) General Science

    Syllabus cover of 10th standard level.

    Physics

    Chemistry

    Life Sciences

     

    (D) General Awareness on Current Affairs

    Science & Technology

    Sports

    Culture

    Personalities

    Economics

    Politics and other subjects of importance.

     

    Syllabus Railway RRB ALP and Technician Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

    (A) Mathematics

    Number system

    BODMAS

    Decimals

    Fractions

    LCM & HCF

    Ratio and Proportion

    Percentages

    Mensuration

    Time and Work

    Time and Distance

    Simple and Compound Interest

    Profit and Loss

    Algebra

    Geometry and Trigonometry

    Elementary Statistics

    Square Root

    Age Calculations

    Calendar & Clock

    Pipes & Cistern etc.

     

    (B) General Intelligence and Reasoning

    Analogies

    Alphabetical and Number Series

    Coding and Decoding

    Mathematical operations

    Relationships

    Syllogism

    Jumbling

    Venn Diagram

    Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

    Conclusions and Decision Making

    Similarities and Differences

    Analytical reasoning

    Classification

    Directions

    Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc

     

    (C) Basic Science and Engineering

    Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation)

    Units

    Measurements

    Mass Weight and Density

    Work Power and Energy

    Speed and Velocity

    Heat and Temperature

    Basic Electricity

    Levers and Simple Machines

    Occupational Safety and Health

    Environment Education

    IT Literacy etc.

     

    (D) General Awareness

    Science & Technology

    Sports

    Culture

    Personalities

    Economics

    Politics and other subjects of importance.

    Application Fee

    Fee Payable by Candidates for Railway RRB ALP and Technician Exam:

    Fee all candidates: Rs. 500/-

    EWS/ SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Minorities/ Transgender: Rs. 250/- 

    Note: This amount of Rs. 250 will be returned after deducting any applicable bank charges when you appear in the First Stage CBT.

     

    Payment Method:

    a. ONLINE payment of fees using online banking, debit card/credit card, or UPI.

    b. OFFLINE fee payment via

    (i) SBI Bank Branch for Challan Payment Mode in any SBI branch.

    (ii) Post Office Challan Payment Mode in any computerised Post Office branch.

    All required service fees must be borne by the candidate.

    How to Apply

    For further information on how to fill out the online application form for Railway RRB ALP and Technician Exams, see the instructions below.

    Step 1: Visit the official website of your region's RRB or Click on the link provided on our website.

    Step 2: Select the "apply now" button given on the website.

    Step 3: Enter the required information, such as your father's name, your date of birth, your phone number, and so on.

    Step 4: Confirm your phone number and your email address with an OTP.

    Step 5: A registration ID will be issued after verification.

    Step 6: Login again with your Registration ID and password into the website.

    Step 7: Fill in the remaining necessary information in the required field.

    Step 8: Attach a scanned copy of your photo and your signature in the specified dimensions.

    Step 9: Pay the online application fee by any mode or e-challan.

    Step 10: Re-check your application and click the submit button.

    Step 11: The application will appear on the screen for downloading and take a printout for future reference.

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