RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern & Stages :

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018 has been given in the official notification of RRB ALP 2018. This year the exam pattern is changed, so candidates who are appearing the examination should note the changes. RRB ALP 2018 exam pattern along with RRB ALP syllabus 2018 is given in the official notification. RRB ALP Exam Pattern seems complicated as it involves more than one stage of examination and the selection of final list is to be done after securing qualifying marks along with crossing the prescribed cut-off marks. Therefore, we have explained exam pattern in this article in very simple words.

RRB ALP Exam Stages and Selection Process

RRB ALP Exam will be conducted in two stages for Technicians and 3 stages for Assistant Loco Pilots followed by document verification. A detailed RRB ALP & Technicians 2018 selection process is explained below.

  • Stage I CBT
  • Stage II CBT (2 parts- Part A, Part B)
  • Computer Based Aptitude Test (For ALP posts only)

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

1. Stage I CBT

All the candidates who applied for RRB ALP 2018 have to appear in Stage I examination. Yes, it will be a common test for both posts Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) & technicians. According to the official notification, candidates will get total 60 minutes time to solve 75 MCQs asked from Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science & General awareness on current affairs. There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer. Stage I test will be of screening nature and to appear in Stage II CBT, candidates have to qualify Stage I CBT. Marks scored in Stage I CBT will only be used for short listing candidates for Stage II examination.

A minimum eligible mark for each category is given below.

    • General/ UR – 40%
    • OBC – 30%
    • SC – 30%
    • ST – 25%
    • PwD – 2% relaxation in case of shortage of candidates against PwD vacancies

2. Stage II CBT

Stage I CBT qualified candidates will get a chance to appear in Stage II CBT which will be held in two parts- PART A & B. Short listing of candidates for Stage II examination will be done on the basis of their marks obtained in Stage I CBT.

  • PART A

In RRB ALP 2018 official notification, it is written that PART A will contains 100 MCQs to be solved in 90 minutes. MCQs will be based on Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Basic Science & Engineering and General awareness on current affairs.  There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer in this stage.

A minimum eligible mark for each category is given below.

    • General/ UR – 40%
    • OBC – 30%
    • SC – 30%
    • ST – 25%
    • PwD – 2% relaxation in case of shortage of candidates against PwD vacancies
  • PART B

It will be a qualifying test. Candidates have to score minimum 35% marks in this test. No relaxation in qualifying marks for any category of the candidate. PART B test will be a trade specific test which means a candidate have to answer questions from a particular trade syllabus prescribed by DGET for which he/she has applied.  There is a negative marking in this stage as well and 1/3rd mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt.

3. Stage III Aptitude Test

This test will be organized only for aspirants who have applied for assistant loco pilot (ALP) post through CEN 2018. It will be an online aptitude test (Computer Based Aptitude Test) of qualifying nature. Candidates have to score at least 42 marks in each of the test to qualify this aptitude test. Stage III Aptitude Test will have questions and answer choices in Hindi and English languages not in any other regional language. The best thing is that there will be no minus marking or negative marking in Stage III Aptitude Test.

RRB ALP 2018 Final Selection

  1. Technician Posts : Final merit list will be drawn from Stage II CBT Part A marks for Technicians subject to qualifying in Part B of Stage II of examination by securing minimum qualifying marks (35%).
  2. ALP Posts – Final merit list will be drawn by normalization of marks from Part A Stage II of CBT and marks from Computer based Aptitude Test in the ratio of 70:30 respectively subject to the candidate scoring minimum marks of 35% in Part B of Stage II CBT.

Complete selection process has been tabulated below.

S.NoStage ALP PostTechnician post
1CBT Stage IQualifying
Negative Marking: 1/3rd
Qualifying
Negative Marking: 1/3rd
2CBT Stage II
Part A
Final Merit List
(70% weightage)
Negative Marking: 1/3rd
Final Merit List
Negative Marking: 1/3rd
3Part BQualifying(35%)
Negative Marking: 1/3rd
Qualifying(35%)
Negative Marking: 1/3rd
4CB Aptitude Test-Minimum marks:42
Final Merit list
(30% weightage)
No negative Marking
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RRB ALP 2018 Stage Wise Syllabus

1. Stage I CBT

RRB ALP 2018 Stage I CBT syllabus has been tabulated below.

Section nameTopic
MathematicsPipes & Cistern, Number system, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Algebra, Mensuration, Fractions, Time & Distance, Simple & Compound Interest, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, LCM, HCF, Ratio & Proportion, Calendar & Clock, BODMAS, Decimals, Time & Work, Geometry & Trigonometry etc.
General intelligence & reasoningRelationships, Alphabetical & Number Series, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Jumbling, Conclusions & Decision Making, Jumbling, Analogies, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Coding & Decoding, Mathematical operations, Data Interpretation & Sufficiency, Similarities & Differences.
General ScienceLife Sciences, Chemistry and Physics of matric level
General awareness on current affairsIn Technology & Science, Personalities, Sports, Culture, Economics, Politics & other subjects of importance.

2. Stage II CBT

RRB ALP 2018 Stage II syllabus has been tabulated below.

  • PART A
S.No.Section nameTopic
1MathematicsNumber system, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Fractions, Square Root, Age Calculations, LCM, HCF, Ratio & Proportion, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, BODMAS, Decimals, Percentages, Elementary Statistics, Algebra, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern, Profit & Loss, Geometry & Trigonometry etc.
2General intelligence & reasoningCoding & Decoding, Conclusions & Decision Making, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Classification, Alphabetical & Number Series, Data Interpretation & Sufficiency, Analogies, Analytical reasoning, Similarities & Differences.
3Basic Science and EngineeringThis section have question from several topics of Engineering Drawing (Drawing Instruments, Views, Symbolic Representation, Geometric figures, Lines, Projections), Measurements, Units, Speed & Velocity, Occupational Safety & Health, Mass Weight & Density, Levers & Simple Machines, Work Power & Energy, IT Literacy, Environment Education etc.
4General awareness on current affairsIn Culture, Personalities, Science & Technology, Economics, Sports, Politics & other subjects of importance.
  • PART B

This section will contains trade-wise questions. Therefore, for trade-wise syllabus, you have to visit DGET’s website. Trade-wise syllabus for RRB ALP 2018 is designed by the Director General of Employment & Training. Click here to check the syllabus.

3. Stage III Aptitude Test

Complete syllabus as well as question patters for RRB ALP 2018 aptitude test is available on RDSO’s website under ‘Directorates’ section. Basically, this test will be held to evaluate candidates’. Click here to check the syllabus.

  • Perceptual Speed and
  • Personality
  • Intelligence
  • Depth perception and
  • Concentration

RRB ALP 2018 Admit Card

The Railway Recruitment Board(s) will issue separate admit cards for each examination Stage I, II & III. However, RRB(s) will not send admit cards by post or any other mode. Candidates itself have to download their admit cards from RRB(s) website by logging into their account. To login, candidates have to use their registration no & password which they have received at the time of attempting online application.

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