RRB ALP- CBT-1

RRB ALP CBT-1; Exam pattern, Eligibility, Application, Admit Card, Syllabus

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. In January 2024, the RRB...(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.

In January 2024, the RRB ALP notification has been released with application Begin- 20/01/2024 and Last Date for Apply Online is 19/02/2024.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online for RRB ALP Exam and Technician by using the official website. The RRB ALP 2024 exam is open to Indian residents aged 18 to 30.

The RRB ALP and Technician exams are being conducted in multiple phases. The RRB ALP and Technician exams are being conducted in multiple phases, First stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1), Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-2), Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT for ALP Post), and Document Verification. Candidates who passed these criteria of this examination will be considered for the RRB ALP.

The RRB ALP and Technician First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) exam syllabus include General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness on Current Affairs.

The Second Stage CBT exam syllabus of the RRB ALP and Technician includes Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering, and General Awareness on Current Affairs.

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.

What is the RRB ALP Salary?

According to the 7th Pay Commission Matrix (Level 2), the starting pay is INR 19,900. In addition, candidates are eligible for a variety of stipends and incentives.

On this page, you will find more information on the RRB ALP and Technician such as RRB ALP eligibility criteria, total vacancies, RRB ALP exam pattern, important links or dates, RRB ALP syllabus of the exams, RRB ALP question paperhow to apply for exams, and other details. 

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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
    Mental Ability 25 25
    General Science 20 20
    General Awareness 10 10
    Total 75 75

    Eligibility Criteria

    Educational Qualifications for Railway RRB ALP Exam:

     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.

    Age limit for Railway RRB ALP Exam

    The age limit of the applicants should be from 18 years to 30 years (as on 01/07/2024) and relaxations in age will be as per the rules.

    The following are the permissible upper age limit relaxations as follows (Please see the notification for different age relaxations): 

    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

    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-1)

    • Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-2) 

    • Computer Based Aptitude Test (for ALP)

    • Document Verification

    Railway RRB ALP and Technician First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1)

    Part

    Subject

    Time allowed

    I

    Mathematics

    60 Minutes

    II

    Mental Ability

    III

    General Science

    IV 

    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.

    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.

     

    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

    EWS

    Total

    EXSM

    Assistant Loco Pilot ALP

    2499

    1351

    804

    482

    560

    5696

    572

    Syllabus

    Syllabus for Railway RRB ALP First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1)

    (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) Mental Ability

    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

    Current Affairs

     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:

    Through only ONLINE payment of fees using online banking, debit card/credit card, or UPI. There will be no option to pay fee through any other mode.

    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 to get registered first - https://www.recruitmentrrb.in/#/auth/home?flag=true

    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.

    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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