RRB ALP & Group D Recruitment 2018

Notification, Syllabus, Admit Card and Result

RRB ALP Exam Syllabus 2018 | Latest Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus & Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Syllabus 2018: This year RRB gave a good news by Recruiting more than 1 Lack Candidates in ALP & Group D posts and the Last Date of Online Application is 31st March 2018 (Extended). So, we hope that Aspirants who want to make their career in Indian Railway have applied online for their Desire Posts.

Now, After online application, the main part is Preparation of Exam. We have received many messages regarding RRB ALP Exam Pattern and Syllabus structure. In this Post, we will provide you Latest ALP Exam Syllabus and RRB’s New Exam Patterns. In this recruitment, RRB has made many changes in age group, exam pattern and in the recruitment process. Let’s have a look at all in detail.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2018 | Loco Pilot Recruitment 2018 Details

DescriptionDetails
Name of the OrganizationRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Name of the PostAssistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade 3
No. of Vacancies27019
Starting Date for Online Application02/02/2018
Ending Date for Online Application31/03/2018
Exam DateAvailable soon
Admit CardAvailable soon
Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP New Exam Pattern 2018

This time RRB has made few changes in exam pattern in 2018 recruitment. As per the Notification RRB will conduct ALP exam in TWO STAGES (FIRST STAGE CBT & SECOND STAGE CBT) . RRB have also extended the Last date of registration from 5th March to 31st March. Candidates who will clear First Stage of CBT Exam need to clear Second stage of CBT exam based on Computer based Aptitude test.
NEGATIVE MARKING SYSTEM: In Notification, RRB has clearly mentioned that for every wrong answer 1/3rd of the marks will be deducted for every Wrong Answer. But in the Second Round/Stage of CBT Exam, there shall be NO NEGATIVE MARKING.

RRB ALP FIRST STAGE CBT EXAM

Test NameFirst Stage CBT Exam
Total No. of Question75
Total Time Duratio60 Minutes/ 1 Hour
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Passing CutoffUR-40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, SC-25%

These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

RRB ALP First Stage Exam Syllabus

The First Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts. The score of first stage exam shall be used only for shortlisting of candidates for second stage exam as per their merit. Candidates who are shortlisted for Second Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of a community shall continue to be considered only against that community for all subsequent stages of recruitment process.

There will be a total number of 75 question based on 4 Given Categories in the 1st Stage CBT Examination:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • General Science: The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.
  • General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

ALP & Technical Posts 2nd Stage Exam divided between 2 Parts PART-A & PART-B, Where in Part-A consist of Mathematics, General Intelligence, and Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering, General Awareness on Current Affairs and Part B Consist of Engineering Discipline Questions.

Exam NameSecond Stage CBT
Criteria for ExamCandidate Who Clears 1st stage CBT Can Appear
Duration:2.30 Hours
No of Questions [PART-A]QUESTIONS-100, TIME DURATION-90 MIN
Qualifying MarkUR-40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%
No of Questions [PART-B]QUESTIONS-75, TIME DURATION-60 MIN
Qualifying Mark35%

RRB ALP 2nd Stage CBT Exam Syllabus

Like Examination, syllabus is also divided in two parts.

PART-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.
  • 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.
  • Basic Science and Engineering: The broad topics that are covered under this shall be 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.
  • General Awareness of Current Affairs: in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

PART-B

Sl
No
Engineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree)Relevant trade for PART B Qualifying
Test to be selected from
1Electrical Engineering and combination of
various streams of Electrical Engineering
Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen
/Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Mechanic
2Electronics Engineering and combination of
various streams of Electronics Engineering
Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV
3Mechanical Engineering and combination of
various streams of Mechanical Engineering
Fitter / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor
Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Turner /
Machinist / Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Mechanic/ Heat Engine /
Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
4Automobile Engineering and combination of
various streams of Automobile Engineering
Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic /
Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine /
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
5HSC(10+2) with Physics and MathsElectrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman

Candidates equal to 8 times number of ALP vacancies for each of the communities i.e. UR, OBC-NCL, SC and ST (including ExSM) shall be shortlisted for Computer Based AT (based on their performance in Part A of the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT) from among the candidates who have opted for the post
of ALP. Such shortlisted candidates should produce the Vision Certificate in the prescribed format as per Annexure-VI in original during Computer Based AT, failing which they will not be permitted to appear in the Computer-Based ON.

Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test battery of Computer-Based ON for considering them for the post of ALP. The Computer-Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi. There shall be no
negative marking in Computer-Based ON.

The ALP merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weight for the marks obtained in Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weight for the marks obtained in Computer-Based AT. Candidates are advised to visit websites of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in -> Directorates -> Psycho Technical Directorate -> Candidates Corner) for question patterns and other details of AT.

RRB ALP Exam Syllabus 2018 | Latest Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus & Exam Pattern
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