RRB – ALP & Technician Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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RRB – ALP & Technician Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Notification Details:

No., of  Openings Assistant Loco Pilot – 17673 Posts
Technician – 8829 Posts
Date of Notification 03.02.2018
Last  Date of  Online Application Submission 05.03.2018
Last  Date of Online Payment 05.03.2018
Last  Date of Postoffice Challan Payment 03.03.2018

 

RRB – ALP & Technician Exam Pattern & Exam Syllabus:

Only single online application (common to all the notified posts- ALP & Technicians) has to be submitted by the candidate through the link provided on the official website of RRBs.

The entire recruitment process shall involve, First stage CBT, Second stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification as applicable.

The date, time and venue for all the activities viz First stage CBT, Second stage CBT, Computer Based AT and DV or any other additional activity as applicable shall be fixed by the RRBs and shall be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course. Request for postponement of any of the above activity or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.

First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)

Duration: 60 Min,

No of Questions: 75

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories :

UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -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.

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 short listing 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.

 Syllabus for  Stage – I (Common for ALP/Technician)

           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 10th standard level.

            General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

Second Stage CBT

Short listing of Candidates for the Second Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in the First Stage CBT Exam.

Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific trade(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.

The Second Stage CBT shall have Two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below.

          Part –  A Syllabus:

Duration: 90 Mins.,

No of Questions: 100

 Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -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.

The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for short listing of candidates for further stages of recruitment process subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part B.

              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 on Current Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

        Part –  B Syllabus :

Duration: 60 Mins.,

No of Questions: 75

Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)

 

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 Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen /Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
2 Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV
3 Mechanical 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
4 Automobile Engineering and combination of various streams of Automobile Engineering Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
5 HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman

 

Stage – III :- Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)

Qualifying marks: 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.

Shortlisting / Selection Procedure:

  • 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 short listed 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 AT.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test battery of Computer Based AT 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 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.
  • Question paper is of multiple choice objective type. One must read the instructions carefully so that one has a good idea of the nature of the written examination before you actually attempt it.
  • Candidates qualified in all stages of the Railway Recruitment Board Exam are finally called for document verification, wherein, all the records are verified and checked with original documents. Certain skill test/aptitude test/interview are also conducted depending on the nature of the posts advertised.
  • The selection process is based on merit and is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India which includes reservation of jobs for certain castes/communities such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Communities (OBC), etc. Ex-servicemen are also entitled for reservation as per the rules.The entirecomputerized recruitment system functions impersonally.

RRB Examination Centers : 

There are different RRB’s offer Entrance Examinations in India. Some of these are:-

RRB at Website Address E-Mail ID
Ahmedabad www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in as-rrbadi@nic.in
Ajmer www.rrbajmer.org rrbajmer@rediffmail.com
Allahabad www.rrbald.nic.in chrrbald@yahoo.co.in
Bhopal www.rrbbpl.nic.in rrbbpl-mp@nic.in
Bhubaneswar www.rrbbbs.gov.in rrbbbs@sancharnet.in
Bilaspur www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in rrbbsp@gmail.com
Chandigarh www.rrbcdg.gov.in rrb_cdg@yahoo.co.in
Chennai www.rrbchennai.net rrbmas@sr.railnet.gov.in
Gorakhpur www.rrbgkp.gov.in rrbgkp@yahoo.co.in
Guwahati www.rrbguwahati.gov.in rrbghy@sify.com
Jammu & Srinagar www.rrbjammu.nic.in rrbjammu@yahoo.co.in
Kolkata www.rrbkolkata.org rrbcal@vsnl.net
Malda www.rrbmalda.gov.in mdarrb@dataone.in
Mumbai www.rrbmumbai.gov.in nks5955@yahoo.co.in
Muzaffarpur www.rrbpatna.gov.in rrbpatna@sancharnet.in
Patna
Ranchi www.rrbranchi.org secretary@rrbranchi.org