RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)
RRB ALP and technician recruits for assistant loco drivers and technicians for railways, the posts are less and the applicants are large hence the exam is very competitive.
RRB ALP Eligibility:
Age: 18-28 years
Assistant Loco Pilot: Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognised institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trades of Armature and Coil Winder / Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Fitter / Heat Engine / Instrument Mechanic / Machinist / Mechanic Diesel / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV / Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic/ Tractor Mechanic / Turner / Wireman
(OR) Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above
(OR) 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics/ Automobile Engineering
(OR) Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of ITI.
Note: Degree in the Engineering disciplines as above will also be acceptable in lieu of Diploma in Engineering.
Technicians: Matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering (As Applicable).
RRB ALP Process of recruitment
The entire recruitment process shall involve,
1) RRB ALP First stage CBT (For ALP and Technician)
2) RRB ALP Second stage CBT Part A and Part B (For ALP and Technician)
3) RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test (for ALP) and
4) Document Verification as applicable. (For ALP and Technician)
RRB ALP First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician) Online Classes
- Duration: 60 Min,
- No of Questions: 75
- Objective type MCQ
- Screening Nature meant for short listing students for second stage exam.
- Negative Marking: – 1/3rd for each wrong answer.
RRB ALP Second Stage:
The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below.
Total Duration: 2 hours and 30 Minutes (150 minutes for Part A and Part B together)
RRB ALP Second Stage PART A
- Duration: 90 Min,
- No of Questions: 100
The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for short listing of candidates for Part B.
RRB ALP Second Stage PARTB
- Duration: 60 Min,
- No of Questions: 75
- 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.
Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade.
Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2).
Negative Marking: – 1/3rd for each wrong answer.
RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test
(Only for candidates who have opted for ALP not for technician)
There shall be no negative marking for Computer Based Aptitude Test.
Question papers are made available in both English and Hindi
There is a five-test battery, candidates need to score certain marks in each test battery to qualify the exam
The aptitude tests have been designed for various jobs in critical safety categories. You will be given the test battery, consisting of five-six tests, prescribed for the job you have applied for. They are required to answer the questions display on monitor. You are required to give answer by clicking mouse among four/five or six alternatives.
Composition of Assistant Loco Pilot’s Test Battery
1. Memory Test
2. Following Directions Test
3. Depth Perception Test
4. Test of Power of Observation
5. Perceptual Speed Test
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 Syllabus First Stage, 2nd Stage Part A:
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: The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.
d. General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.
Syllabus 2nd Stage Part B: Technical Sills
Mechanical: Basics of mechanics; Thermodynamics; Strength of Materials; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Fluid Mechanics etc. Electrical: Atomic Structure; Voltage; Current; Resistance and their units; Series and Parallel Connections; Magnetism; Principles of Motors, Transformers, Generators; Gravity; Measuring Instruments etc. Electronics: Conductivity; Electrons; Semiconductors; Insulator etc.
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