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RRB ALP 2018

Updated On - February 6th 2018 by VIVEK BANSAL

RRB ALP 2018 is the national level recruitment drive to fill about 23801 vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians in Indian Railways. The recruitment drive will be organized and managed by one of the 21 Regional Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) for all the regions.

  • The convening Regional RRB will set up a web portal for facilitating online application and other procedures.
  • The tentative date for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 is yet to be announced.
  • RRB ALP 2018 will be a pen and paper-based test.
  • There will be 6 sections in the test consisting of multiple-choice questions.
  • The result will be declared on the official site of the participating RRBs.

All 21 Railway Zones including Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri, and Thiruvananthapuram are expected to fill vacant posts for for Assitant Loco Pilots and Technician

RRB ALP 2018 Highlights

Date of ExamMarch/April 2018 (Tentative)
Conducting BodyRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in
Mode of ExamOnline
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Eligibility (may vary for different exams)10th pass & ITI/Diploma in Engineering
Posts OfferedAssistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Technician Grade III
Number of Vacancies23000+
Pay Scale5,200-20,200-1,900 INR

Total Vacancies in RRB ALP 2018

ZoneVacancies
RRB Mumbai3624
RRB Secunderabad3210
RRB Ranchi2210
RRB Kolkata1786
RRB Chennai1423
RRB Patna1371
RRB Bilaspur1341
RRB Allahabad1321
RRB Chandigarh961
RRB Bangalore890
RRB Muzaffarpur878
RRB Jammu Srinagar812
RRB Bhubaneswar745
RRB Ajmer645
RRB Bhopal625
RRB Ahmedabad455
RRB Guwahati445
RRB Siliguri445
RRB Thiruvananthapuram341
RRB Malda178
RRB Gorakhpur95
Total23801

RRB ALP 2018 Calendar of Events

The table below highlights the tentative schedule for RRB ALP 2018.

EventDate
Release of Official NotificationDecember 2017
Availability of Application FormJanuary 2018
Application Form Submission DeadlineJanuary 2018
Issue of Admit Card for Written Exam2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date
Scheduled Exam DateMarch/April 2018
Publication of ResultsApproximately a month after Exam

RRB ALP 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility to apply for RRB ALP is matriculation with ITI or Diploma in Engineering. The specific guidelines related to Nationality, Academic Qualification and Age Limit are stated below:

Nationality: Only Indian nationals can apply for RRB ALP 2018.

Educational qualification: Applicants should be 10th pass and possess ITI Certification (approved by NCVT / SCVT), or Diploma Engineering except for CSE or Civil disciplines.

Age limit: Applicant should be 18 to 30 years old. OBC candidates will get relaxation for 3 years while SC/ST candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.

Note: Candidates must meet the specified eligibility criteria as per official notification. In case eligibility conditions are not satisfied by any particular candidate, at any stage of the recruitment process, then their candidature is liable to be canceled.


RRB ALP 2018 Application Form

Candidates need to complete all the steps before submitting the form. Steps involved in filling the RRB ALP 2018 Application Form are mentioned below:

  1. All the particulars like name, educational qualification, post and exam center preference, contact details should be carefully entered.
  2. Details in the form should be correct and matches with official records/documents
  3. Upload scanned copies of applicants’ recent passport-size photograph and specimen signature would also have to be uploaded.
  4. Application Fee can be deposited using the integrated online payment gateway.
  5. A copy of the filled in application form should be downloaded and printed for the records.

RRB ALP 2018 Application Fee

RRB ALP Application Fee 2018 is tentatively INR 100. Category-wise application fee and alternative payment methods will be informed through the official notification


RRB ALP 2018 Admit Card

RRB ALP 2018 Admit Card for the written Exam is expected to be issued online through the official web portal around 2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date.

The Admit Card will contain applicant’s name, DOB, gender, category, post applied for, and the exam center details including address, date and time. In case of any mismatch in the details printed on admit card, candidates are required to get in touch with zonal RRB offices

Steps to download Admit Card

  • Visit the official website for RRB ALP 2018
  • Click on the links for 'RRB ALP Admit Card 2018'
  • Enter 'Application Number' and 'Date of Birth'
  • Download and take print out of the admit car

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern

The tentative exam pattern for RRB ALP 2018 can be checked in the table below. RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus is based on the matriculation/ diploma curriculum. Any changes in the scheme of examination and syllabus would be mentioned in the official notification.

Mode of ExaminationOnline, Computer Based Test
Number of Questions100-120
Type of QuestionsObjective, MCQ type
Maximum Marks100-120
Duration of Exam90 Minutes
Sections in Paper5 sections: Arithmetic & General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness, Technical Skills

The subject wise distribution of marks and questions in RRB ALP 2018 is indicated in the table below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Arithmetic & General Intelligence2525
Reasoning1010
General Science3030
General Awareness2525
Technical Skills303

RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus

The indicative list of topics from RRB ALP 2018 examination is tabulated below. The table contains only the list of important topics from each subject only.

SectionTopics
ReasoningAnalogy; Odd One Out; Coding-Decoding; Finding Missing Number/Pattern in Series; Distance and Direction test; Blood Relations; Ranking &Arrangement; Logical Diagram, Mirror Images etc.
ArithmeticDecimal Fraction; BODMAS rule; LCM/HCF; Percentage; Profit & Loss; Time and Work; Time and Distance; Ratio and Proportion; Square and Square root; Cube and Cube root; Mensuration etc.
General AwarenessIndian History; World and Indian Geography; Indian Polity; Health and Physiology, General Science, National and International Current Affairs; Computer and Information Technology
General ScienceElementary topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Human physiology etc.
Technical SkillsMechanical: 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.

Recommended Books for RRB ALP 2018

A comprehensive list of books to prepare for RRB ALP 2018 is indicated below. These reference books contain explaination of important concepts as well as sample questions for practice.

SectionTopics
ReasoningAnalogy; Odd One Out; Coding-Decoding; Finding Missing Number/Pattern in Series; Distance and Direction test; Blood Relations; Ranking &Arrangement; Logical Diagram, Mirror Images etc.
ArithmeticDecimal Fraction; BODMAS rule; LCM/HCF; Percentage; Profit & Loss; Time and Work; Time and Distance; Ratio and Proportion; Square and Square root; Cube and Cube root; Mensuration etc.
General AwarenessIndian History; World and Indian Geography; Indian Polity; Health and Physiology, General Science, National and International Current Affairs; Computer and Information Technology
General ScienceElementary topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Human physiology etc.
Technical SkillsMechanical: 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.

RRB ALP 2018 Result

RRB ALP 2018 Result is expected to be announced on the official web portal within a month from the date of the exam. Candidates who qualify the written test would find their names in the list of candidates selected for subsequent rounds of the recruitment process.

Candidates making it to the merit list will be shortlisted for the interview round. The selection process for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians would comprise:

  • Written Test
  • Interview
  • Document Verification

Interview and document verification is usually organized within 3-4 months after the announcement of result.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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