Ministry of Railways in 1998 has set up the Railway Recruitment Board, which is a government Organization in New Delhi. For the formulation of the policy regarding recruitment procedures and monitoring different activities of RRB all work regarding railway. RRB means Railway Recruitment Board which conduct exams for those students who are interested in having a job in the Railway Department. There are different posts for the same as Goods Guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master etc. for all over India.

The full form of ALP is Assistant Loco Pilot in Indian Railways. For ALP positing there are exams conducted. ALP has a responsibility to make your Journey Happy and safe. Candidates who are searching for Government job options, then Railway section is a safe option for them.

Which books are useful for RRB ALP and Technician?

It is a well-said proverb that “one book, one pen and one teacher can change the world”. So, if you are appearing in Railways exam, preparing well by studying from right books make the best use of time. Here are some books recommended by highly expert for effective preparation of exam.

  • For General Intelligence
  • A modern approach to verbal and nonverbal reasoning book By R.S. Agarwal.
  • Type of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
  • For Mathematics
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination 17th Edition by R.S Agarwal
  • You can also purchase a book on Quicker Maths for practice, 2nd Edition by M. Tyra and K. Kundan
  • Fast Track objective Arthimetic by Rajesh Varma
  • For General Awareness and Current Affairs
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge by Lucent Publication    
  • Pratiyogita Darpan by Upkar Publication    
  • Manorama Year Book 2017 (English) by Malayal Manorama
  • For Railways ALP Books General Science
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge by Lucent Publication.
  • Preparing for RRB ALP.
  • To Discuss RRB ALP Syllabus and RRB ALP Books With Fellow Candidates Click Here.

RRB ALP Exam consists of 4 Subjects General Intelligence, Quantitative aptitude, General awareness, and General Science.

Select the main topic and plan accordingly for study. Strat clearing basic concepts of 10th and 12th standards, the faster calculation, tables. General awareness of current affairs, Science and Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics, and others come under subject GK/ General Science. To ensure you GK read GK from Manorama Year book and Daily newspapers.

For Maths Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and proportion, percentages, Measurements, time and work, time and distance, simple and compound interest, profit and loss, square roots, trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, etc. As Mathematics is a technical background so the difficulty level is Medium. A candidate should see a topic from class 10 NCERT Math book.

  • Prepare well with the syllabus and know every minute details of the syllabus.
  • Practice previous year question papers which gives you an idea about the actual exam and knowing about subtopics.
  • Prepare your own notes that would be helpful for later use. Memorize basic details.
  • Learn time management. For appearing in the exam as well as for preparing proper management of time is important.
  • Attempt or mock test available online. Try solving maximum questions in the least time. This could be achieved by practicing more.
  • RRB ALP Online Test holds 1/3 of negative marking. So think twice before answering the questions.
  • Expected cut off for RRB ALP stage1
  • The minimum qualification score for UR candidates is 40% and 30% for SC, OBC candidates while for ST candidates they need to score 25% marks.
  • For General Category they need to achieve 30 marks out of 75.
  • Other Backward categories need to achieve about 22.5 marks out of 75.
  • Scheduled Caste need to score 22.5 from 75
  • The scheduled tribe needs to achieve 25% from total cut off, that is 18.85 out of 75.
  • There is an extra 2% wave off for the PWD candidates.
  • For Stage 2
  • The selection is held on the basis of normalized marks of stage 1.
  • There are total 75 MCQ in part A
  • Total 75 MCQ in part B.
  • A cutoff of General Category 40%
  • Other backward categories 30%
  • Schedule Caste 30%
  • Schedule Tribe 25%
  • For Part B, the candidate has to a compulsory score of 35% of marks.

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