RRB ALP Exam Preparation Tips and Mock Tests- For Smart Preparation

Last Modified: 16 May 2024

As you know, the RRB ALP/Technician 2018 exam is all set to schedule on 9th August 2018 and there is hardly any time left for the aspirants to prepare the entire syllabus once again. The aspirants who have come a long way in preparing for the Assistant Loco Pilot exam must seek for some end moments preparation tips to keep their practice and preparation intact until the examination of RRB ALP/Technician 2018 exam.

In this article, you will learn some practical and easy to approach preparation tips, syllabus and other information that will help you in the examination of assistant loco pilot/ technician/RRB group C 2018.

See the Examination Pattern and Syllabus First

The exam is around the corner and if you haven’t seen the syllabus properly, then it is recommended to first go through the syllabus and exam pattern of RRB ALP /technician/RRB group C Exam 2018.  Refer to the following syllabus for staying effective in the preparation process.

 RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus for the First Stage

Mathematics for RRB ALP



  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • LCM and HCF
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Square Root
  • Age Calculations
  • Calendar & Clock
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Number System

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General reasoning and Intelligence for RRB ALP

  • 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
  • Analogies

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Basic science and engineering for RRB ALP

  • 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
  • Engineering Drawing

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General Awareness on current affairs for RRB ALP

Science and technology, sports and culture, personalities, economics, politics

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RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus for Second Stage Part A

  • Consider the above-mentioned topics for the Mathematics and for general reasoning and intelligence.
  • For general science section study the physics, chemistry, and life sciences of up to class 10th.
  • For general awareness of current affairs refer to the latest news, articles related to the above-explained topics, same in Stage-I.

RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus for Second Stage Part B

Questions will be asked from trade syllabus (prescribed by the Director General of Employment and Training (DGET).

Get the Important Books

The assistant pilot exam 2018 cannot be aced without getting hands on the resourceful books. The above syllabus demands thorough conceptual knowledge and for this, it is important to buy the books that have the latest prescribed syllabus with ample of exercise and questions.

Prepare the Notes

You cannot prepare every topic orally. You need to prepare small notes. While reading, make a habit to prepare illustrated, creative, and precise notes to get familiar with the topic. This way you won’t have to waste time in revising each and every subject from the book.

Increase Mental Awareness

Always stay alert about the latest and around the globe updates since the current affairs will be asked from the surrounding environment only. Make a habit to read newspapers, articles, books on current topics and note the important one in a separate notebook so that you can revise it at the time of examination.

Mock test and previous papers

To get confidence and real-time exam experience, try to solve mock tests and previous year questions papers. This will do two good things to you, first it will make you familiar with the exam pattern, and second, it will help you to focus on the time management. There are online websites that give access to the mock tests for RRB ALP/Technician 2018 exam with real-time duration and rankings.

Preserve Good Mental and Physical Health

At last, do not leave your health behind. Procure all the nutritious diet plan and regular sleep to give your brain a real boost since the aim of the assistant loco pilot exam is to judge the mental alertness and efficiency of every candidate.

For RRB group C/ RRB Loco Pilot Exam 2018, consider the above tips and stay ahead in the competition.

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