RRB ALP Syllabus 2024; Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Syllabus 2024; Exam Pattern

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RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Selection Process:

The recruitment process shall comprise of the following stages:

(i) First Stage CBT (CBT-1)

(ii) Second Stage CBT (CBT-2)

(iii) Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

(iv) Document Verification (DV) and

(v) Medical Examination (ME)

– Information on examination schedule and venues will be given in due course through official RRB websites, SMS and email.

– Request for postponement of any of the stages or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.

First Stage CBT (CBT-1):

(a) CBT-1 will only be a screening exam for shortlisting eligible candidates for CBT-2 based on their normalized marks and merit.

(b) The marks of CBT-1 shall not be counted while preparing the final panel.

(c) Candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST who are shortlisted for CBT-2 by availing relaxed standards of age shall continue to be treated as candidates of their respective reserved communities only for all subsequent stages of this recruitment process.

(d) Pattern & Syllabus of CBT-1:

(i) Duration: 60 minutes

(ii) Number of questions: 75, Maximum marks: 75 (@1 mark per question)

(iii) There shall be negative marking @1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.

(iv) Normalization of marks will be done for CBTs held in multiple shifts.

(v) Minimum pass percentage for eligibility: UR & EWS – 40%, OBC (NCL)- 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%.

(vi) The standard of questions for CBT-1 will generally be in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the post. Questions will be of objective type with multiple choice answers and are likely to cover topics pertaining to the following syllabus:

(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) Mental Ability: 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 10th standard level.

(D) General Awareness: Current affairs, science & technology, sports, culture, personalities, economics, politics and other subject of importance.

SECOND STAGE CBT (CBT-2):

(a) Shortlisting of candidates for CBT-2 shall be done RRB-wise and community-wise as per their normalized marks and merit in CBT-1.

(b) Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for CBT-2 shall be limited to 15 (fifteen) times the number of vacancies notified against each RRB.

(c) However, Railways reserve the right to increase / decrease the above limit as required, to ensure availability of adequate number of candidates for the notified post.

(d) The final panels forALP will be prepared only on the basis of marks and merit of candidates in CBT-2 & CBAT.

(e) Pattern & Syllabus of CBT-2:

(i) CBT-2 shall comprise of two parts viz., Part-A and Part-B as detailed below.

(ii) Total Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes &Total Questions: 175

➢ Part-A: 90 minutes & 100 questions

➢ Part-B: 60 minutes & 75 questions

(iii) There shall be negative marking @1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.

(iv) Normalization of marks will be done for CBTs held in multiple shifts.

(v) In Part -A, Minimum pass percentage for eligibility: UR & EWS – 40%, OBC (NCL)- 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%.

(vi) Only the marks scored in Part-A shall be counted for shortlisting of candidates for further stages of this recruitment process provided the candidate irrespective of community is able to secure qualifying marks (35%) in Part-B.

SYLLABUS for Part-A:

(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.

SYLLABUS for Part-B:

(A) Part-B is only a qualifying test in nature and shall have questions from the various trade syllabi as prescribed by Directorate General of Training (DGT).

(B) Note: Qualifying Percentage – 35% for all candidates irrespective of category/community.

(C) Syllabus of Various Trades: Please check the website (https://dgt.gov.in.) of Directorate General of Training (G01) for syllabi of different technical trades.

(D) Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from their trade.

(E) Degree, Diploma candidates have to select one trade from the list of trades listed below against their engineering discipline.

PART B (Qualifying Test) of CBT-2

Qualification-Wise Grouping Of Trades / Subject  

SI No Qualification of Candidate Trade / Subject of Choice for Part-B
1. Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering Electrician, Instrument Mechanic, Wireman, Armature & Coil Winder, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
2. Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering Electronics Mechanic, Mechanic (Radio 8, TV)
3. Mechanical Engineering and combination of various streams of Mechanical Engineering Fitter, Mechanic (Motor Vehicle), Tractor Mechanic, Mechanic (Diesel), Turner, Machinist, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic, Heat Engine, Millwright / Maintenance Mechanic
4. Automobile Engineering and combination of various streams of Automobile Engineering Mechanic (Motor Vehicle), Tractor Mechanic, Mechanic (Diesel), Heat Engine, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic

Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT):

(a) Candidates equal to 8 (eight) times the number of ALP vacancies for each notified community / category viz., UR, OBC(NCL), SC, ST and EWS (including ExSM), shall be shortlisted for CBAT on the basis of their marks in Part-A of CBT-2 and application of reservation rules, provided they qualify in Part-B of CBT-2.

(b) Such shortlisted candidates should produce their Vision Certificate in the prescribed format (as per Annexure-VI) in original, during the CBAT, failing which they will not be permitted to appear.

(c) It is mandatory to clear each test battery/ section of CBAT separately, to qualify.

(d) The CBAT shall be only in English and Hindi and there shall be no negative marking.

(e) For information on CBAT, candidates are advised to check the following website links of RDSO –

(i) rdso.indianrailways.gov.in -> Verticals -> Traffic and Psychology -> Psychology-Candidate’s Corner, and

(ii) https://rdso.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,2,456,5821,6119.

(f) Qualifying Marks: All candidates (irrespective of community) must secure a minimum T-score of 42 marks in each test battery separately to qualify in the CBAT.

(g) The merit list will be prepared only from amongst candidates qualifying in the CBAT. 70% weightage will be given for marks obtained in Part-A of CBT-2 and 30% weightage for score obtained in the CBAT.

Document Verification (DV):

(a) Based on the marks and merit of candidates in Part-A of CBT-2, qualifying in Part-B of CBT-2 and scores in CBAT, candidates equal to the number of vacancies, will be shortlisted for Document Verification.

(b) In case two or more candidates secure equal marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e., the older candidate shall be given higher merit than the younger candidate.

(c) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing the requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration and final verification of all essential documents and verification of antecedents / character of the candidates.

(d) Candidates may please note that RRBs only recommend names of empanelled candidates to the Railway Zone concerned. The offer of appointment is issued only by the respective Railway Zones.

(e) In case of any shortfall in empanelment or other exigencies, RRBs reserve the right to utilise the candidates down in the merit list if required, as per merit and options of such candidates. This however, will not confer any vested right on such candidates to be considered for appointment.

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