Detailed Syllabus of RRB ALP/Tech. Written Exam.

Detailed Syllabus for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot & Tech. Written Exam.

There shall be two stages examination (First stage CBT and Second Stage CBT) common for ALP and Technician. In addition, candidates who have opted for ALP and qualified in Second Stage CBT have to undergo Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT). Marks will be normalized in all the stages of exams.

Check: Detailed Analysis of ALP-Tech New Exam Pattern


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Details of Exam Syllabus and Pattern

First Stage CBT (Common for ALP & Technicians)

Number of Questions- 75
Exam Duration- 60 Minutes
The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:

a. 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.

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. General Science
The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.

d. General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

Summary of CBT-1 Syllabus:
1. General awareness (GA)
2. Arithmetic / Math
3. General Intelligence and Reasoning
4. General Science 


Second Stage CBT (Common for ALP & Technician)

Shortlisting of Candidates for the Second Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in the First Stage CBT Exam.
The total number of candidates to be shortlisted for the second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP
and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT. 

Exam Duration: 2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part A and Part B together)
The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below.

PART A
Duration: 90 Min,
No of Questions: 100

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: 
UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. 
These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.
The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for shortlisting of candidates for further stages of recruitment process subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part B.

The syllabus for Part A shall be as below

a. 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.

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 Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics
and any other subjects of importance.

PART B
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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Each question carries one Mark and there is 1/3rd negative marks for each wrong attempt. There is no sectional cutoff. All section questions are mixed up.


Stage-3: Psycho Test (Only for ALP Post)


Know: The eligibility Criteria of RRB ALP/Tech.


S. No.
Name of paper
No. of Q.
Minutes
Remark
1.
CBT-1
75
60
3 Test for Technician
4 Test for ALP Post.
2.
CBT-2 (Part-A)
100
90
3.
CBT-2 (Part-B)
75
60
4.
Psycho
*
*
5.
Document Verification
*
*
6.
Medical Fitness Test
*
*
7.
Joining
*
*



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