RRB ALP 2018 : Notification, Application Form, Syllabus

RRB ALP 2018 Application Form – RRB ALP 2018 Apply Online : RRB has released RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Notification for recruiting more than 26500 Assistant Loco Pilots & Technicians. After a gap of 3 years RRB is going to conduct RRB ALP 2018 recruitment examination for ALP Posts, It was last conducted in the year 2014.

  1. Notification
  2. Eligibility
  3. Exam Pattern
  4. Syllabus
  5. Application Form
  6. Exam Date
  7. Admit Card
  8. Result
  9. Cut Off
  10. Pay Scale
  11. Fee
  12. Vacancies

In this article you can get details like RRB ALP Notification, No. of Vacancies, Salary, Exam dates, Eligibility, Application process, Syllabus, Exam pattern, Admit Card, Results, Salary and Cutoff.

For those who wish to make a career in Railway Jobs, the RRB ALP examination is a great opportunity. The RRB will shortly start the recruitment process for various vacancies in the Indian Railways. The exam will be conducted online all over the country.

There will be approx. 2.5 lakh openings in 2018, of which ALP will have approx. 26500 vacant positions. ALP, also known as Assistant Loco Pilot is a person who helps the driver to drive the train and also takes care of fixing any minor issues like repairs etc. in the locomotive.

RRB ALP 2018 Official Notification

RRB has released RRB ALP 2018 Official Notification for recruiting total of 26502 candidates for the posts of RRB Alp & technician. Download RRB ALP 2018 Official Notification

Quick look of Examination

Exam NameRRB ALP Recruitment 2018
Exam conducted byRailway Recruitment board
VacanciesMore than 26500
Notification Date03-02-2018
Application start date03-02-2018
Application end date05-03-2018
Admit CardsYet to be Notified
Exam dateApril and May 2018 (Tentative)
ResultsYet to be Notified
Apply Online atwww.indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP Recruitment

About Examination

RRB, also known as Railway Recruitment Board recruits Assistant loco pilots through direct recruitment examination. It will release centralized employment notice for the categories of ALP and technicians. Common computer based written examination will be conducted on the same day by all the participating RRB’s. A total of 26500 vacancies will be filled through this notification. Total number of vacancies is the consolidation of all the available vacancies from all the regions of RRB.

Railway Group D Recruitment 2018

RRB ALP 2018 Eligibility

Candidates should know RRB ALP 2018 eligibility before applying online for the posts of ALP and Technicians. Candidate should have prescribed age and educational qualification to appear in RRB ALP 2018 examination as per given below.

Age

A candidate should be between 18 to 30 years as on the last date of the online application.

Age Relaxation

Please note that there is an upper age relaxation for certain categories as per the following.

    • 5 Years for SC/ST
    • 3 Years for OBC
    • 5 Years for Candidates of J&K domiciled from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989
    • 10 Years for people with disability
    • For ex servicemen, up to the years of service in defence plus 3 years provided they have served for at least 6 months
CategoryAge Relaxation in years
SC/ ST5
OBC3
J&K candidates5
PwD10
Ex- ServicemenTenure+ 3 years
Group C & D serving Railway staff with minimum of 3 years of serviceUpper Age Limit
UR - 40
SC/ST - 45
OBC - 43
Widows, Divorced WomenUpper Age limit
UR - 35
SC/ST - 40
OBC - 38

Educational Qualification

For the posts of ALP:

  • A candidate should have passed 10th class plus course completed Act apprenticeship or ITI approved by NCVT/ SCVT in the specified fields or equivalent qualification from a government recognized board or institution
  • A candidate should have completed diploma in a related field from a recognized board ( by AICTE in lieu of ITI)
  • A candidate having higher educational qualification in Electrical/ Mechanical/ Automobile engineering/ Electronics recognized by AICTE are also eligible to apply.

For Technician posts:

Matriculation plus other specified qualification such as course completed Act apprenticeship or ITI approved by NCVT/ SCVT is required.

Railway Recruitment 2018

RRB ALP 2018 Vacancies

RRB ALP 2018 vacancies list has been given in the official notification. A total of 26502 vacancies of ALP and Technicians are going to be filled through this notification. Out of 26,502 vacancies ALP post vacancies are 17,673 and Technician post vacancies are 8829. Zone wise list of vacancies have been given below.

S.NoRRB ZoneALP VacanciesTechnician Vacancies
1Ahmedabad0164
2Ajmer852369
3Allahabad36571037
4Mumbai1101324
5Bhubaneswar455247
6Bhopal766913
7Bilaspur697248
8Chandigarh1228318
9Guwahati35369
10Gorakhpur1234354
11Jammu & Srinagar189178
12Kolkata4251399
13Chennai429516
14Muzaffarpur310155
15Malda293587
16Patna345109
17Ranchi1697346
18Bangalore435619
19Secunderabad2719543
20Siliguri38988
21Thiruvananthapuram99246
Total176738829

RRB ALP 2018 Application Fee

A candidate has to pay RRB ALP 2018 exam fee online/Offline as per the following. RRB ALP 2018 application fee of Rs. 250/- paid by certain categories like SC/ST/Economically backward class/EX-Servicemen/PwD/Women/minorities  will be refunded back to applicants bank account after appearance in CBT Stage I examination. If fee paid by offline candidates need to provide bank account details to get the refund.

CategoryFee (in INR)
SC/ST/ Economically backward classes with Annual family income of less than 50000/ Ex-servicemen/PwD/Women/ Minorities250
Others500

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern

RRB ALP 2018 exam pattern has been changed from the year 2018. So candidates are requested to go through the revised RRB ALP 2018 Exam pattern. Question paper will be issued in the medium of English/ Hindi/ Urdu or other local languages as indicated by the applicant at the time of filling RRB ALP 2018 application form.

As per sources, the merit list will be drawn from the written test and Aptitude test for the posts of ALP and for technician posts there will not be any aptitude test. A final stage of the process is document verification.

A detailed process has been given below.

  1. CBT stage – I
  2. CBT stage – II
  3. CB Aptitude test (Only for ALP posts)

Note:

  • All the stages will be held through Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Normalization of marks from all the stages will be done
  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in stage I & II and 1/3 rd marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer
  • There will be no negative marking in the Computer based Aptitude test

1. CBT Stage – I

Computer based test stage I is a screening test, it is only qualifying in nature. The marks scored in stage I will only used for short listing the candidates for CBT stage II. This will comprise of 75 Multiple Choice questions to be completed in 60 min. Each question carries 1 Mark and there will be a negative marking of 1/3rd for each incorrect answer.

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

RRB ALP 2018 CBT stage I Written test pattern has been tabulated below.

S. NoSubjectNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksTime Duration (in Min)
1Mathematics757560
2General Intelligence & Reasoning
3General Science
4General awareness on current affairs

2. CBT stage – II

This exam will be held in 2 parts for total duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

They are

    • Part A 
    • Part B

Part A:

Time duration of Part A of stage II CBT is 90 minutes and for total questions of 100. Marks scored in part A only will be considered for further short listing subject to the securing qualifying marks in Part B.

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 is held in 60 minutes and total number of questions will be 75. This part is also of qualifying nature and a candidate should secure minimum of 35% of marks. There is no relaxation in the minimum eligibility marks for any category. Questions will be from trade syllabus prescribed by DGET.

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksTime Duration (in Min)
AMathematics90
General Intelligence & Reasoning100100
Basic science and engineering

General awareness on current affairs
BTrade syllabus757560

3. Aptitude Test

For ALP posts, shortlisted candidates from the written test will be called for attending Aptitude test. A candidate attending Aptitude test has to secure minimum of 42 marks in each of the test batteries, no relaxation will be given in the minimum marks for any category. Question paper and answer options will be given only in English and Hindi. A candidate should present vision certificate as per prescribed format, otherwise candidate will not be allowed to take Aptitude test.

Normalization of Marks

Final merit list will be drawn by normalizing the marks scored in Part A of  CBT stage II and CB AT and weightage will be 70% marks from Part A of CBT stage II and 30% from CB AT.

Document Verification

On successful completion of the written test and/ or Aptitude test and after scoring required marks as per the cut off, candidates will be selected for the document verification.

A Final merit list will be drawn as per written test and Aptitude test in case of Posts of ALP and from written test alone for other posts. Same number of candidates as per number of vacancies will be called for document verification. Along with that candidates equaling to 30% of vacancies are kept on standby. If any candidate failed to produce original documents at the time of verification their candidature will be forfeited and the candidates from the standby list will get preference according to their rank preference.

4. Medical Fitness Test

All the appointees have to undergo medical fitness test conducted by Railway Administration to ensure they are medically fit. Visual standards are the most important aspect of medical fitness test.

RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus

Candidates should go through RRB ALP 2018 syllabus for exam preparation. The RRB ALP 2018 syllabus has changed this year and stage wise syllabus has been given below.

CBT Stage I Syllabus

CBT stage I syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 is as follows

  1. Mathematics – Number systems, BODMAS, Fractions, Decimals, LCM, HCF, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Geometry & Trigonometry, Algebra, Square root, Elementary Statistics, Calender and clock, Pipes and Cisterns, Age calculations.
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning – Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Relationships, Syllogism, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency,  Analytical reasoning, Classification, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, Directions etc
  3. General Science – Physics, Life Sciences, Chemistry – level of 10th standard
  4. General Awareness on Current affairs – Sports, Culture, Science & Technology, Economics, Personalities, Politics and other subjects of importance.

CBT Stage II Syllabus

It has 2 parts and the syllabus of both the parts has been given under two subheadings.

Part A Syllabus

CBT stage II Part A syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 is as follows

  1. Mathematics – Number systems, BODMAS, Fractions, Decimals, LCM, HCF, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Geometry & Trigonometry, Algebra, Square root, Elementary Statistics, Calender and clock, Pipes and Cisterns, Age calculations.
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning – Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Relationships, Syllogism, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency,  Analytical reasoning, Classification, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, Directions etc
  3. Basic Science and Engineering – Engineering Drawing- [Projections, Views, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation, Drawing Instruments, Lines], Units, Measurements, Work Power and Energy, Mass Weight and Density, Speed and Velocity, Levers and Simple Machines, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.
  4. General Awareness on Current affairs – Sports, Culture, Science & Technology, Economics, Personalities, Politics and other subjects of importance.

Part B Syllabus

CBT stage II Part B syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 is as follows

Trade syllabus prescribed by DGET (Director General of Employment and Training) and the same can be downloaded from DGET website.

Click here to check Trade syllabus

Computer Based RRB ALP 2018 Aptitude Test Syllabus

Aptitude Test has been designed for each job category that fall under critical safety like Assistant Drivers, Assistant Station Master and Motorman.

In this test the candidate will be given test battery that has been prescribed for the applied job.

Click here for more details on Aptitude Test

RRB ALP 2018 Application Form

Eligible candidates can fill RRB ALP 2018 Application Form online on the concerned official website of RRB. Online Applications are invited for RRB ALP 2018 examination, so interested candidates of RRB ALP 2018 can apply online only to appear in the examination.

Read the advertisement before filling the application form and make sure to keep the required information and documents to complete the application form.

The procedure to fill RRB ALP 2018 online application has been mentioned step wise below.

  • Log on to the Railway Recruitment Board official website @ www.indianrailways.gov.in and click on concerned regional website
  • Go to the recruitment notification section and search the RRB ALP Technician Grade III Vacancy Advertisement
  • Check the eligibility criterion and click on the “Apply online button”.
  • Check the box to indicate that you have read and understood the advertisement and click on confirm
  • Fill up the RRB ALP Technician Online Application Form with required details line Name, DOB, Fathers Name, Mothers Name, Aadhaar Number, State, Community, SSC Roll No, Year Of SSC Passing, Mobile Number, Email Id and then submit
  • Registration number and password will be generated and displayed and OTP will be sent to mobile and email
  • Use the OTP and registration number and password to proceed further
  • In part 1 of application fill Education Detail, Community, Gender, Religion etc.
  • Pay the required amount of fee via online or offline
  • If paying online use Credit/ debit/ net banking to pay the fee and proceed to fill part 2 of application. If paying offline in SBI branch/ post office payment confirmation may take 1 hour after payment or 28-48 hrs respectively, so login after said time to fill remaining part.
  • Provide bank details if claiming exemption of fee if paid through offline mode to get refund
  • Fill the part 2 of application form by entering scribe details, detailed educational qualification, choice of exam language (for stage I & II only)
  • Attach required scanned copies certificates like Photo with name and date printed on it and caste certificate if seeking free travel pass(SC/ST candidates only)
  • Submit the completed application form online by confirming the declaration and get the hard copy of the application form for your future reference.

Note :

  • Keep 12 copies of same uploaded photograph for further use
  • Modify minor details on application form by paying a fee of Rs. 250/-, can be done twice only.
  • Mobile number, state and email details cannot be modified.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Apply Online

List of Documents Required

Applicant should note that the following documents will be required for filling RRB ALP 2018 online application.

  • Scanned Photograph with name and date printed on it, in JPEG format with size of 15-40 kb
  • Scribe Photograph if applicable in JPEG format with size of 15-40 kb
  • SC/ST certificate if seeking free travel

For RB ALP 2018 document verification the following documents are to be produced.

  • All Original documents with 2 sets of self attested Photocopies
  • Proof of Age certificate and matriculation qualification (SSC certificate/ equivalent)
  • 10+2/ PUC Certificate
  • NCVT / Diploma /SCVT/ Engineering Degree Certificate with Semester wise Mark Sheets
  • SC/ST Certificate
  • OBC NCL Certificate
  • Non Creamy layer declaration (Annexure IIA)
  • Income certificate
  • Photocopy of Aadhaar card
  • NOC certificate for serving employees
  • Medical Certificate for PwD
  • Discharge Certificate for Ex-servicemen (Original)
  • Receipt of Payment if paid offline
  • Admit Card
  • Result Card

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Date

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Date has been announced by RRB. Only Tentative date is out. It will be held in the months of April or May 2018. Keep checking this page for exact dates of examination or visit the official website of RRB. The examination will be conducted in major cities across India. The complete list of exam centers has been notified in the notification and a candidate has to choose exam centre while filling the online application form.

RRB ALP 2018 Admit Card

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Admit cards can be downloaded from official websites of region wise railway recruitment boards. Admit cards will be made available on concerned website before few weeks/ 10 days from the examination. Admit cards will not be sent through post.

Note : PwD candidates who have opted for scribe should download e-call letter or admit card along with e-cal letter for scribe.

How To Download Admit Card

  1. Visit Official website of RRB
  2. Search and click on concerned regional website
  3. Find and click on link of e-call letter/ Admit card
  4. Fill required details and submit
  5. Save/ take printout of admit card

RRB ALP 2018 Result

The RRB ALP Result 2018 will be declared after 3 to 4 months of the exam on the official website of RRB. A list will be made available on concerned regional websites of RRB’s. A candidate can check results by following the below process.

How To Check Result

  1. Open RRB website and click on concerned regional website
  2. Find RRB ALP result link and click on that
  3. Pdf file will be opened in separate window
  4. Search your Roll number
  5. Save a copy/ take print out

RRB ALP 2018 Salary

RRB ALP 2018 Salary will be of level 2 Of 7th pay commission With Initial pay of  Rs.19900/- + Other allowances

RRB ALP 2018 Cut Off

RRB ALP 2018 Cutoff Marks are the minimum marks to be secured by the candidate to qualify for the position and will be decided based on the number of vacancies, number of candidates, and level of difficulty of the test and top marks obtained. The final cut off is yet to be released.

The final cut off marks once announced can be downloaded by following the below mentioned process

  1. Log on to www.indianrailways.gov.in.
  2. Search for the RRB ALP Cut Off marks option on the home page.
  3. Click on the link and check for the RRB ALP Cut Off Marks 2018
  4. Category wise Railway ALP Technician Cut off Marks will display on the Screen.

While hard work is important, it is also important that you plan well if you wish to be successful. Some key tips that can come handy are

  • Download PDF workbooks for Practice from the internet
  • Manage your time well
  • Work smart
  • Complete the syllabus on time
  • Practice previous years papers
  • Practice time bound assessments before the final examination
  • Stay Cool

If you follow the above guidelines, it will make you well prepared to crack the examination and will get you in the final assessment list in the first attempt. You will feel more comfortable and confident while appearing for various stages of the exam. So why miss this great opportunity!

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