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RRB ALP Syllabus 2020 & Detailed New Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Syllabus – The Railway Recruitment Board sets the RRB ALP syllabus and exam pattern to conduct the Assistant Loco Pilot exam every year and recruit candidates for this post.

The ALP syllabus and exam pattern are published on the notification. The RRB ALP exam gives a great opportunity to the candidates to secure a good position under the Central Government of India.

Here in this article, we will provide you with the Syllabus & Exam Pattern for RRB ALP 2020 examination.

RRB ALP 2020 – Overview

Name of Organization Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Name  of the Post Assistant Loco Pilot(ALP)
Official website http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/
Official notification Will be released soon

RRB ALP 2020  Recruitment Process

The recruitment process involves-

  • First stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Second stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test(CBAT)
  • Document Verification and Empanelling of Candidates.

RRB ALP 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates applied for RRB ALP 2020 Examination shall have a screening test, First stage Computer Based Test (CBT). Those with qualifying marks in the first stage CBT will be eligible for the second stage CBT examination.

First Stage of CBT Exam Pattern

The First Stage of CBT will consist of  Questions of objective type and the exam will be held online-

Subject No.of Questions Duration
Mathematics 75 60minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science
General awareness on current affairs

Note:- Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for the 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, this limit shall be increased or decreased by the railway recruitment board (RRB) according to the availability of candidates.

Second Stage CBT Exam Pattern

The Second Stage Computer Based Test shall have two parts – Part A and Part B of objective type. Whereas Part B  is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director-General of Employment & Training (DGET). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualifications have to select their 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). Candidates shall be qualified for the Second Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in the First Stage CBT Exam. The exam pattern for Second stage CBT is given below-

Parts Subject No. of Questions Duration
Part  A Mathematics 100 90 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science
General awareness on current affairs
Part B Relevant Trade 75 60 Minutes
                                                        Total 175 2 Hour 30 Minutes

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

RRB ALP 2020  Syllabus

The First Stage CBT Syllabus

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

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

Second Stage CBT Syllabus

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 on Current Affairs

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

PART B

RRB ALP Syllabus for Stage-II CBT – Part B (Relevant Trade)

Part B  exam is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director-General of Employment & Training (DGET). List of the relevant trades for various engineering discipline/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test is as below-

Engineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree) Relevant trade for PART B Qualifying Test to be selected from
Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen /Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV
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
Automobile Engineering and combination of various streams 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

Electrical

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

Electronics and Communication

  • Transistor.
  • Dias.
  • Digital Electronics.
  • Networking And Industrial Electronics.
  • Electronic Tube.
  • Semiconductor Physics.
  • Robotic Radio Communications Systems And Satellite Matters.
  • Computer And Microprocessor.

Automobile

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

Mechanical

  • Dimensions.
  • Heat.
  • Engine.
  • Turbo Machinery.
  • Production Engineering.
  • Automation Engineering.
  • Kinetic Theory.
  • The Strength of The Material.
  • Metallurgical.
  • Metal Handling.
  • Refrigerators And Air Conditioned.
  • Thermo Dynamics.
  • Energy, Material.
  • Energy Conservation.
  • Management.
  • Applied Mechanics.

Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

Computer-Based Aptitude Test is a must 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 there will be no relaxation. The Computer Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi. There shall be no negative marking in the Computer Based Aptitude Test.

RRB ALP Preparation

Since the RRB ALP syllabus is vast the preparation required is also very exhaustive and aspirants of the ALP exam must note that the below mentioned preparation tips can be of great help for candidates.

The top 8 important tips required to crack the RRB ALP exam is as follows:

  1. Check the official RRB ALP Notification and the RRB official website regularly.
  2. Understand the RRB ALP Exam pattern in detail to make a better preparation based on the concepts.
  3. Be thorough with the topics covered in the RRB ALP syllabus.
  4. Devise a proper study routine for the RRB ALP Exam.
  5. Solve RRB mock tests on a regular basis to know the exam pattern and the level of exam for the RRB ALP exam. 
  6. Make proper notes on various concepts and topics to make your preparation easier and stress-free.
  7. Practice previous years’ question papers and take many mock tests.
  8. Take online help from various resources in case required and also try testing your preparation level at intervals by taking Online Quizzes available for free.
  9. Be calm and positive and never panic before or during the Exam and the preparation.

Solving RRB ALP previous year question papers, mock tests, and practise papers will help candidates score more in the actual RRB ALP exam.

RRB ALP Books

The following books are key to success for the RRB ALP exam. Candidates are advised to go for online mock tests after completion of these books to hold a better grip on the subjects.

RRB ALP Papers   RRB ALP Best Books Publications
Mathematics Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Book by Rajesh Verma

Arihant publication
General Intelligence and Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. RS Aggarwal

 

S.Chand
General Science NCERT books for respective subtlest NCERT
General awareness & current affairs Lucent’s General Knowledge

 

Lucent publication
Basic Science & Engineering Basic Science & Engineering for Indian Railways (RRB) Assistant Loco Pilot Exam 2018 Stage II

 

Disha Experts

Candidates can get an idea about the complete syllabus and the RRB Preparation strategy for the RRB ALP Exam through this article.

Important Links

RRB ALP Syllabus 2020 FAQs

Where do I get RRB ALP syllabus from?

RRB NTPC syllabus is being released by RRB and can be accessed on RRB websites. 

What will be the total number of questions in the RRB ALP first stage CBT?

There will be 75 questions in the first stage of CBT. 

What are the different sections in the RRB ALP exam?

RRB ALP exam includes subjects such as Mathematics, General Intelligence, Reasoning, and General Awareness, Basic Science, and Engineering. 

What type of questions are being asked in the General Intelligence and Reasoning section?

Candidates can expect questions on Coding and Decoding, Analytical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Decision Making, Puzzle, etc. 

What are the scoring areas of RRB ALP General Awareness? 

few areas like Current Affairs, important dates, events, awards, geography, politics are considered most scoring in RRB ALP general awareness paper. 

What are the important topics for RRB ALP Mathematics?

The important topics for this section are Number system, Fractions, Percentage, Time and Work, Simple and Compound Interest, etc.

What is the level of questions asked in the RRB ALP exam?

The level of questions will be of Class 10th. 

How can I score well in the RRB ALP Mathematics section?

Understand each topic, learn basic formulas, practice previous years’ questions of RRB ALP mathematics to score well in this section. 

How to prepare for RRB ALP General Intelligence and Reasoning sections?

To score well in these sections, solve the previous years’ question papers, mock tests, and puzzles. 

How to prepare for the RRB ALP General Awareness section?

Candidates can prepare for the General Awareness section by reading magazines and daily newspapers. 

How do previous years’ question papers help in RRB ALP preparation?

Previous years’ question papers help candidates to know the type of questions asked in the exam and also they are good practice material. 

How do mock tests help in RRB ALP preparation?

Attempting mock tests will help candidates to get familiar with the competitive environment, be more confident, and learn time management.