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About RRB ALP

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is a government organization in India. It was set up in the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), New Delhi in 1998. It has many objectives like Formulation of policy in regard to recruitment processes. It is responsible to monitor the activities of RRBs including expense incurred for recruitment. Railway Recruitment Boards is also responsible to manage the joining of new employees for working in Indian railways.

Railway Recruitment 2018 will be held to recruit candidates to the post of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians. Railway Recruitment Board conducts this examination every year giving candidates a golden opportunity to fulfil their dreams of joining the prestigious Government Sector. According to Railway Recruitment Notification 2018, a single application is to be submitted (common to all posts – ALP & Technicians) by all candidates who wish to apply for the mentioned posts.

RRB ALP Job Profile

If you are applying or have applied for Assistant Loco Pilot job profile, you must know the work & responsibilities of this post. You have to perform the following duties if you get selected as RRB ALP.

  • Help the Loco Driver in tuning the Locomotive.
  • Maintaining the productivity of the Locomotive by increasing sectional average speed, punctuality, safety & security.
  • Keeping an eye on signal & indicate it further.
  • Repairing the Locomotive (if required).
  • Noticing track defect through jerk or lurch.
  • Performing extraordinary work in case of serious unusual with trains.

Note: A locomotive is a powered railway vehicle used for pulling trains.

Apart from these, Assistant Loco Pilot have to follow all lawful orders of a Loco Pilot. As promised, we will now move to the last part of our article i.e Assistant Loco Pilot career growth.

RRB ALP Career Growth

For an Assistant Loco Pilot, the next level of posts available during career are:

  • Senior Assistant Loco Pilot
  • Loco Pilot

After becoming Loco Pilot, you will be having the option to choose among the following:

  • Power Controller
  • Crew Controller
  • Loco Foreman (Loco Supervisor)

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

RRB ALP & Technicians selection will be based on 4 stages as follows:

  1. First stage CBT
  2. Second stage CBT (PART-A,PART-B)
  3. Computer Based Aptitude Test
  4. Document Verification
Post Exam Time No. of Questions
ALP First Stage CBT 60 Minutes 75
Second Stage CBT – Part A 90 Minutes 100
Second Stage CBT – Part B 60 Minutes 75
Computer-Based Aptitude Test

First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)

S.No. Subjects No of Questions Total Number of Questions Exam Duration
1 Mathematics 20 75 Questions 60 Minutes (80 minutes for eligible PWD candidates accompanied with scribe)
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25
3 General Science 20
4 General Awareness on Current Affairs 10
  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: in 15 languages (Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu)
  • There will be negative marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

Second Stage of CBT

PART-A

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • There will be negative marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Duration
1. Mathematics 100 Questions in total 90 minutes
2. General Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

PART-B

  • Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)
  • This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET)
Subject Number of Questions Duration
Relevant Trade 75 Questions 60 minutes

Computer Based Aptitude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP)

  • The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
  • There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
  • The ALP merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT

RRB ALP & Technician Syllabus

The RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) Paper has total 4 parts of General Awareness, General Science, General Intelligence, and Mathematics. Here, we have mentioned the full syllabus of RRB ALP and Technician 2018 examination.

Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning General Science General Awareness on Current Affairs
-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

-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

-Physics

-Chemistry

-Life Sciences

-Earth Sciences

-Environmental Sciences

-Astronomy & Space Technology

-Computer & Mobile Technology

-Inventions & Discoveries

-Nutrition

-Military Technology

-Diseases

 

-Science & Technology

-Sports

-Culture

-Personalities

-Economics

-Politics

-Geography

-History

-Miscellaneous Topics