RRB ALP Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2023
The RRB ALP 2022 exam will be conducted in four different phases that candidates need to clear in order to get selected for various posts (Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician) in Indian Railways. Understand the marking scheme, negative marking, mode of exam, and other details before beginning with the preparation for the upcoming RRB ALP Exams.
RRB ALP Exam Pattern
RRB first stage for Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician of CBT and second stage of CBT are online objective-type papers. The first stage of CBT constitutes of 4 sections that need to be completed in 60 minutes. The second stage of CBT is conducted in two parts. Part A will constitute of 4 sections with 100 questions in total that need to be completed in 90 minutes. Part B will constitute 75 questions in relevant trade that needs to be completed in 60 minutes.
The RRB ALP exam pattern is as follows:
The RRB ALP exam has 2 stages-
- CBT 1st stage
- CBT 2nd stage
- Part A
- Part B
The 1st stage CBT will be a common exam for ALP/Technician whereas the 2nd stage CBT will be only for ALP Exam.
The Exam Pattern for RRB ALP Exam is as follows:
|RRB ALP Exam||Maximum no. of Questions||Duration|
|1st stage CBT||75||60 min|
|2nd stage CBT- PART A||100||90 min|
|2nd stage CBT- PART B||75||60 min|
The topics covered in the RRB ALP exam are as follows:
- Mathematics Or Quantitative Aptitude.
- General Intelligence & Logical Reasoning
- Basic Science & Engineering
- General Awareness & Current Affairs
RRB ALP 1st Stage of CBT
The 1st stage CBT for Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician posts is common and consists of 75 questions from Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science, and General Awareness on Current Affairs
|RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2022 [CBT Stage I]|
|Subjects||No. of Qs||Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||25|
|General Awareness on Current Affairs||10||10|
Note- There is a negative marking of ⅓rd mark for each incorrect answer.
RRB ALP 2nd Stage of CBT
The 2nd stage CBT for Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician posts has two steps: Part A and B. Part A has four subjects – Maths, Basic Science and Engineering, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness. Part B consists of questions from the relevant trade.
|RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2022 [CBT Stage 2]|
|SNo.||Sections||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|2.||General Intelligence & Reasoning|
|4.||General Awareness on Current Affairs|
|Relevant Trade||75||75||60 minutes|
|Total||175||175||2 hours 30 minutes|
RRB ALP Syllabus CBT 1
The Railway Recruitment Board will release the syllabus structure for RRB ALP along with the notice, and it is normally the same year after year. If there is a change in the RRB ALP Syllabus, candidates who are taking the next ALP exam will be notified. Candidates can check out RRB ALP technical syllabus for each subject such as RRB ALP & Technician Mathematics syllabus, RRB ALP drawing syllabus, etc. The detailed subject-wise syllabus is given below.
|Sl. No.||RRB ALP syllabus||Topics|
|1.||Mathematics||Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.|
|2.||General Intelligence and Reasoning||Analogies, 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 etc.|
|3.||General Science||Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.|
|4.||General awareness & current affairs||Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.|
Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
b. General Intelligence and Reasoning
Analogies, 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 etc.
c. Basic Science and Engineering
The broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), 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 etc.
d. General Awareness on Current Affairsin
Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.
Duration: 60 Min,
No of Questions: 75
Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)
This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade. Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2). The trade syllabus can be obtained from the DGET website. The relevant trades for various engineering discipline/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test is as below
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