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RRB ALP Recruitment 2018

Name of the OrganizationIndian Railway Recruitment Board
Job RoleALP & Technician
Job LocationAcross India
No. of Vacancies26502
Application Start Date03rd Feb 2018
Last Date of Applying05th March 2018
Apply ModeOnline
Refer Official NotificationRRB ALP Recruitment

RRB ALP Recruitment Process:

RRB ALP Authorities recruits the individuals based on their performance in the following

  • First Stage CBT
  • Second Stage CBT
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test (Only ALP)
  • Document Verification

RRB ALP Syllabus & Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Syllabus – First Stage CBT

  • RRB ALP Exam Pattern for the First Stage CBT has been provided below.
  • The Online Test will be conducted for 75 marks
  • The time duration of the exam will be 1 hour.
SubjectQuestionTime Duration



60 minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs

RRB ALP Syllabus – Second Stage CBT

  • The RRB ALP Recruitment online examination will be conducted for 120 questions
  • Each question carries 1 marks
  • The time duration of the online exam is 2 hrs 30 minutes.
 Name of the SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Part AMathematics2525 


90 Minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning2525
Basic Science & Engineering2525
General Awareness on Current Affairs2525
Part B(Check Below)7560 Minutes

Part B questions for the Qualifying test will be selected from the following disciplines:

Electrical & Combination of Electrical Engineering

  • Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wireman / Winder (Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.

Electronics & Combination of Electronics Engineering

  • Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV

Electronics & Combination of Electronics Engineering

  • Fitter / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Turner / Machinist / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/ Heat Engine / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic

Automobile & Combination of Automobile Engineering

  • Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths

  • Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman

Computer-Based Aptitude Test (Only ALP)

  • Aspirants qualifying marks for Computer Based Aptitude Test will 42 marks.
  • Candidates are advised to visit websites of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in
  • Directorates – click enter
  • Choose Psycho Technical Directorate
  • Click on Candidates Corner for question patterns and other details of AT.

What can you do to get higher scores?

Before the Session

  • Don’t stay up all night. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep.
  • If you wear glasses or a hearing aid, be sure to take them with you.

At the Session

  • Listen carefully to the instructions.
  • Do exactly as you are told.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  • Work quickly and accurately, as most tests have short time limits.
  • Don’t waste time on difficult questions.
  • Try as hard as you can. The more questions you get right, the higher your score will be.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2018 

List of Topics mentioned under RRB ALP Syllabus

  • General Awareness
  • Arithmetic / Mathematics
  • General intelligence, General Science
  • Technical Ability

RRB ALP Syllabus – General Awareness

  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Major Financial/Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations

RRB ALP Syllabus – Arithmetic

  • Number System
  • HCF, LCM
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Unitary Method
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration (2D and 3D)
  • Data Interpretation

RRB ALP Syllabus – General Intelligence

  • Figures and Pictures
  • Space Visualization
  • Decision Making
  • Problem-Solving
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Visual Memory
  • Verbal and Figure Classification

RRB ALP Syllabus – Reasoning


  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Number Ranking
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • A problem on Age Calculation
  • Blood Relations
  • Decision Making etc..


  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Mirror Images
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Embedded Figures etc..

RRB ALP Syllabus – General Science

  • Environmental Studies
  • Biology etc

RRB ALP Syllabus for Technical Subjects

Official Notification for Stage 2 syllabus – Click Here

RRB ALP Syllabus – Mechanical

  • Thermo Dynamics
  • Energy, Material
  • Energy Conservation
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Production Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Kinetic Theory
  • The Strength Of The Material
  • Metal Handling
  • Refrigerators And Air Conditioned

RRB ALP Syllabus – Automobile

  • Machine Design
  • System Theory
  • IC Engines
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermo Dynamics
  • Materials Applying Motion
  • The Power Plant Turbines and Boilers
  • Metallurgical Production Technology

RRB ALP Syllabus – Electrical

  • Electrical India
  • Rolls, Cables
  • Proved To Be The Fundamental Electrical System
  • An Alternative System Single Phase Motor
  • Three Phase Motor System
  • Light, Magnetism

RRB ALP Syllabus – Electronics and Communication

  • The Transistor
  • Digital Electronics
  • Networking and Industrial Electronics
  • Electronic Tube
  • Semi-Conductor Physics
  • Robotic Radio Communications Systems and Satellite Matters
  • Computer and Micro Processor

Job Profile of RRB ALP

  • ALP stands for Assistant Loco Pilot
  • A train has an Assistant Loco Pilot and a Loco Pilot.
  • Loco Pilots are the train drivers.
  • ALP will perform only the Assisting work during the run of a locomotive.
  • After learning the tactics, do’s and don’ts he is promoted to the drive the locomotive.
  • Assistant Loco Pilot will be trained to drive locomotives (trains) at not more than 15 km/h Speed.
  • After two years experience the Assistant Loco Pilot are promoted to Loco pilot under the supervision of the “Loco Inspectors”.
  • Various categories of Loco drivers are Goods Drivers, Passenger Driver, Mail Express Driver and Rajdhani Drivers.

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