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

RRB ALP

The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) under the Government of India are vested with the responsibility of conducting recruitment process and managing the appointment of new employees at various posts in the Indian Railways. RRBs recruit for Group B, Group C, and Group D posts. Few of the popular exams conducted by RRBs are RRB NTPC, Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP), Junior Engineer, Assistant manager, Traffic Assistant, Ticket Checker, Goods Guard, Group D exam etc. RRBs have released the vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technicians posts under Railway Recruitment 2018. So, here in the article, we will be listing complete details on RRB ALP & Technician exam 2018.

RRB ALP 2018 Highlights

Post Name

Assistant Loco Pilot

Exam Name

RRB ALP 2018

Board Name

Railway Recruitment Board

Vacancies

60,000

Category

Railway Job

Exam-Level

National-Level

Official Website

www.indianrailways.gov.in

Exam to Commence

9 August 2018

RRB ALP Vacancy 2018

Here are the details of vacancies for RRB ALP & Technicians posts as per different Railway Recruitment Boards:

Sr. No.

RRBs Zone

Vacancies

1

Ahmedabad (ADI)

164

2

Ajmer (AII)

1221

3

Allahabad (ALD)

4694

4

Bangalore (SBC)

1054

5

Bhopal (BPL)

1679

6

Bhubaneshwar (BBS)

702

7

Bilaspur (BSP)

945

8

Chandigarh (CDG)

1546

9

Chennai (MAS)

945

10

Gorakhpur (GKP)

1588

11

Guwahati (GHY)

422

12

Jammu/Srinagar (JAT)

367

13

Kolkata (KOL)

1824

14

Malda (MLD)

880

15

Mumbai (BB)

1425

16

Muzaffarpur (MFP)

465

17

Patna (PNBE)

454

18

Ranchi (RNC)

2043

19

Secunderabad (SC)

3262

20

Siliguri (SGUJ)

477

21

Thiruvananthapuram (TVC)

345

TOTAL

26,502

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Available Application Forms

RRB ALP 2018 Important Dates

The online application process for the exam started on 3rd February 2018. Here are other important dates as per the official schedule:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online submission of application form

3rd February 2018

Last date of filling the application form

31st March 2018

Commencement of the first stage CBT

9th August 2018

Activation of Mock Test link

26th July 2018

Intimation of exam date, city, and session

and

Download travel authority for SC/ST candidates

26th July 2018

Download E-call Letter

4 days prior to the CBT date


RRB ALP 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

The selection for ALP & Technicians posts will be done through two stages:

  • First stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

Candidates who have opted for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) post are required to take the Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT) after qualifying the second stage CBT. Here is the detailed exam pattern for both the stages:

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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The exam pattern for the Computer-Based Aptitude Test can be checked through the RDSO website. Check out the RRB ALP Syllabus 2018 here.



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

  • The minimum age limit for all the posts is 18 years and the maximum is 28 years as on 1st July 2018.
  • Relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to reserved category candidates provided they submit the requisite certificates. Candidates can check out the relaxation criteria in the official notification.

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.

It is advised to check the educational qualification in detail from Annexure – A in the official notification.


RRB ALP 2018 Application Process

Candidates are required to submit only a single online application form for the notified posts. In order to ensure speedy filling up of the application form, it is advised to get the following documents ready:

  • Scanned image of recent (coloured) photograph of the applicant in JPEG format with image size between 15KB to 40 KB.
  • Scanned image of SC/ST certificate (for candidates seeking free travel pass) in JPEG with size 50KB to 100KB.
  • Scanned image of Scribe photograph (colour) (wherever applicable) in JPEG with size 15KB to 40KB

Online Application Process for RRB ALP Exam 2018 -

  • Go to the official website of Indian Railways - http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/.
  • Click on the ‘RECRUITMENT’ tab at the top of the home-page.
  • A page will appear listing all the RRBs.
  • Click the RRB link through which you want to apply.
  • You will be redirected to the official website of the respective RRB.
  • Look for the online application link CEN 01/2018 and click it.
  • Register for the exam by entering your name, DoB, Aadhaar number, mobile number, email id, and other details. Re-check all the details before submitting.
  • On successful registration, the login details will be sent to your registered mobile number and email id.
  • Use the login details to complete the application form.
  • Enter your educational qualification, gender, religion, category, etc. When your form will be complete, you will be redirected to the payment page.
  • Choose from the payment mode – offline or online and complete the payment process.
  • After fee payment is complete, you will be redirected to part II of the application process where you are required to fill in the details of the Scribe (if required) such as educational qualification, photograph, and language for the first and second CBT.
  • Complete the form by uploading your required documents, giving your consent for sharing scores with PSUs/Ministries/Departments/Private organization, and confirming the declaration.
  • Submit the application form and take a print out of the completed form for a record.

Application Fee

Here are the application fee details as stated in the official notification:

S.No.

Categories

Fee

1

For all candidates except those mentioned under S.No. 2 below

₹ 500/-

2

Female/SC/ST/PWD/Ex-Serviceman/Transgender/Minorities/Economically Backward classes

₹ 250/-

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Mode of Payment

Candidates can pay the fee through both offline and online mode. Online fee payment can be done through internet banking or debit/credit cards while offline payment can be made through SBI or Post Office Challan.


Other Details

RRB ALP Exam 2018 Admit Card -

The RRB ALP hall tickets 2018 have been released on the official website from 5th August 2018. Candidates who have been waiting to download the call letters can follow the steps to get the same:

  • Go to the official website of RRBs through which you have applied for the exam.
  • Find the call letter/admit card link and click it.
  • Enter your login credentials and submit them.
  • Your admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download it and take a print out.

Note: Candidates are required to carry admit cards to the examination centre. Without possessing the hall tickets, they will not be allowed to take the exam. Along with the admit card, candidates are required to carry a valid Photo ID proof.

RRB ALP Result 2018

RRBs will prepare merit list for the recommended candidates, however, the appointment will be offered only by the respective railway administration. The list will be released through the official websites of RRBs and candidates will be able to check their result through their login credentials. There is no information on the result date till now by the RRBs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

When will be the RRB ALP exam 1st stage CBT conducted?

The exam will be conducted from 9th August.

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

The minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum age limit is 28 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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