RRB ALP 2018: Notification, Important Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Vacancies and Result

RRB ALP

Indian Railways is one of the biggest organizations in India. It provides numerous job opportunities to both young men and women. When it comes to RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot), its forthcoming exam is going to be held shortly by Indian Railways. This post is one of the most coveted posts in Railways that provides handsome remuneration and job security to candidates. This informative article provides complete information about notification of the exam, important dates, syllabus, eligibility criteria etc. Those, who are interested in applying for this post, should go through this article with undivided attention.

RRB ALP Vacancy 2018

There are different numbers of vacancies in different zones. Candidates can check them according to the zone they belong to.

Sr. No.

Zone

Vacancy

1

Gorakhpur

1234

2

Guwahati

353

3

Chandigarh

1228

4

Bilaspur

697

5

Bhopal

766

6

Bhubaneshwar

455

7

Mumbai

1101

8

Allahabad

3657

9

Ajmer

852

10

Ahmedabad

0

11

Thiruvananthapuram

99

12

Siliguri

389

12

Secunderabad

2719

13

SBC

435

14

Ranchi

1697

15

Patna

345

16

Malda

293

17

Muzaffarpur

310

18

Chennai

429

19

Kolkata

425

20

Jammu/Srinagar

189

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Available Application Forms

RRB ALP 2018 Important Dates

In order to take the RRB ALP 2018 exam on a timely basis, it is important for candidates to familiarize themselves with the dates, which are tabulated below:

Events

Dates

Starting of online filling of the form

3rd Feb 2018

Last date for filling the form

31st March 2018

Exam date

August/September 2018


RRB ALP 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

For having a thorough preparation for the exam, candidates should go through the latest syllabus prescribed for the forthcoming exam.

Exam

Subjects

CBT Stage 1

General Science

Reasoning

Mathematics

GK/Current Affairs

CBT Stage 2 - Part A

General Science

Reasoning

Mathematics

GK/Current Affairs

CBT Stage 2 - Part B

Trade Syllabus

Exam pattern

Post

Exam

Time

No. of questions

ALP

First Stage CBT

1 hour

75

Second Stage CBT - Part A

1 hour 30 minutes

100

Second Stage CBT - Part B

1 hour

75

Computer-Based Aptitude Test

………………

………………..

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RRB ALP 2018 Eligibility

Nationality: Candidates, who are citizens of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, Bhutan, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Zaire, Malawi, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, East African Countries of Kenya and Tibet are eligible for this post  

Age limit for General candidates

Sr. No.

Age limit

Age limit in years

1

Minimum

18

2

Maximum

30

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Age limit for OBC and SC/ST candidates

Sr. No.

Category

Minimum age limit

Maximum age limit

1

OBC

18

33

2

SC/ST

18

35

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Educational qualification

Name of the post

Educational Qualification

ASSISTANT LOCO PILOT

Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades.

                          OR

 

Engineering Degree/ Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trades of Armature and Coil Winder / Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Fitter / Heat Engine / Instrument Mechanic / Machinist / Mechanic Diesel / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV / Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic / Tractor Mechanic / Turner / Wireman.

                             OR

3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering (OR) Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution in lieu of ITI

 

TECHNICIAN GRADE III

Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades

 

                      OR

 

Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trades.

 

 

 


Other Details

How to get an Admit Card?

The RRB ALP Admit Card will be made available to candidates through the official website prior to 10-12 days of commencement of the exam. What they need to do is to download it by considering the following tips:

  • Go to the RRB ALP Official website— http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/
  • Choose the respective board before clicking on “download the call letter”
  • Enter date of birth and the registration number
  • Click on the option ‘Submit’
  • Finally, download the call letter and a printout

Note: Candidates are required to bring their admit cards to the examination centre. Without it, they will not be allowed to take the exam.

Recommended books for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot

For having excellent preparation for the forthcoming examination of RRB ALP, candidates are advised to choose the right kinds of books.  These books cover important factors, which are essential for the preparation of the exam. They are mentioned below:

GK/Current Affairs:

  • Gradeup General Quizzes – Gradeup
  • Lucent GK – Dr Binay Karna & Manendra Mukul
  • Newspaper – Any News Paper

Reasoning:

  • Gradeup Reasoning Quizzes – Gradeup
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning – Dr R. S. Aggrawal

General Science:

  • Gradeup Science PDF – Gradeup
  • Lucent General Science – Lucent

Mathematics:

  • Fast-track Objective Arithmetic – Arihant Publications
  • Quickest Mathematics – Kiran Publication
  • Gradeup Math Quizzes – Gradeup

Tips for preparation of RRB ALP 2018

  • It is important for candidates to know preparation tips for having excellent preparation for the exam. They are explained below one by one:
  • Make a systematic plan for your study—figuring out the number of hours you can devote for your studies
  • Go through the latest syllabus and exam pattern in detail
  • Refer to the recommended books mentioned above. They contain the important factors, which are required for the exam
  • Make a calendar with important syllabus and topics that you need to cover
  • Spare more time to study very important topics and questions
  • Spare some time for revision of the stuff you prepare. It is very important for candidates. Without revision, it is difficult to remember whatever haven been studied
  • After thorough study, start solving question papers of last 4-5 years. Doing this gives an idea about what to expect in the examination
  • Practicing RRB ALP online test series provided by Gradeup proves very useful
  • Lay focus on solving techniques as fast as you can as time matters
  • Apart from studying, take great care of your health. For this, take a nutritious diet and do some exercises on a regular basis to stay in a good shape
  • On the day of examination, try to reach the venue half an hour before. Do not forget to carry your admit card and stationeries. Dress up formally and avoid wearing such uncomfortable clothes
  • Always stay positive and cheerful

RRB ALP Result 2018

The result of RRB ALP 2018 exam will be made available to candidates through online in the month of August. Candidates will be able to check their results by logging in their registration number and password. The list of successful candidates with their marks will be in the PDF format. Candidates, who have passed the exam, will go for medical test and document verification.

FAQs:

What is the educational qualification required for ALO?

Matriculation plus engineering degree from any recognized institute or college.

What are the age criteria for candidates taking ALO exam for general candidates?

The minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum age limit is 30 years as calculated on 01/07/2018.

Is there relaxation in age for OBC and SC/ST candidates in this exam?

There is a relaxation of 3 years for OBC and 5 years of SC/ST candidates.

Which subjects are covered in the ALP exam?

General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Awareness, Technical Ability, Arithmetic and General Science are covered in this exam.

Which type of questions are asked in ALP—Subjective or Objective?

Multiple Choice questions are asked in both papers of ALP. There are seventy-five questions in stage I paper and candidates need to solve them in one hour only. In stage II, there are100 questions and duration is 90 minutes.

What are the tips for preparation of this exam?

Candidates should refer to RRB ALP books for better preparation. Solving the papers of last five years proves very useful for candidates. As a result, they do not feel nervous while taking their exam.

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