RRB ALP

RRB ALP- Stage-I

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RRB ALP Stage 2; Exam pattern, Eligibility, Application, Admit Card, Syllabus

Summary

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.

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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