RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) conducts examination every year giving the candidates a golden opportunity to carry out their dream of joining in the Government sector. RRB 2018 will be held to recruit the candidates for the post of ALPS (Assistant Loco Pilots & technicians).

The RRB ALP recruitment was released on February 03, 2018. As per the notification, a total of 26,502 vacancies were declared. The exam pattern for RRB ALP will constitute 2 stages. First will be CBT (Computer Based Test) which will be followed by Computer-based Aptitude Test (Relevant Trade and Document verification. The RRB ALP exam is held for 3 days with 3 shifts each day (Jan 21, 22, and 23).

RRB ALP Exam Pattern Part A:

Sections Number of questions Marks
Mathematics 25 25
General Intelligence & reasoning 25 25
General science 40 40
General Awareness on Current Affairs 10 10

There are 4 sections in stage 2 of RRB ALP exam. The total time duration will be 90 minutes i.e. 1.30 hours. Each question will carry 1 mark and a deduction of 1/3 marks as a negative mark for each wrong attempt comprising of a total of 100 marks. It will consist of multiple choice type questions and the questions will be available in bilingual (both in Hindi and English).

RRB ALP Exam Pattern Part B:

Section Number of questions Time duration
Relevant trade 75 60

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This part is of qualifying in nature and it will have questions from trade syllabus as prescribed by the Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Each question carries one mark and there will be no negative mark for this section.

RRB ALP Exam Timing 2018-19:

Particulars 1st Shift 2nd shift 3rd shift
Reporting Time 7.15 AM 10.45 AM 02.15 PM
End of Reporting Time 8.15 AM 11.45 AM 03.15 PM
Exam starting Time 9.00 AM 12.00 AM 04.00 PM

23 January RRB ALP Shift 1 analysis:

Subjects 1st shift

Difficulty Level

1st Shift

Good Attempt

Mathematics Easy 15-17
General Intelligence & Reasoning Moderate 18-20
General Science Moderate 25-27
General Awareness & Current Affairs Easy-moderate 5-6
Overall Moderate 63-66

Mathematics :

Topics Number of questions
Simple & compound interest 2-3
Algebra 2-3
Number system
Geometry (circle) 2-3
Average & percentage
Age-based 2
Simplification 5
Mean, median & mode 1
Ratio & proportion
Time & work 4
Time, speed & distance 3-4
LCM & HCF 1-2
DI(Pie chart) 3
Mensuration 2
Total 25

General Science:

Topics Number of questions
Units & measurements 1
Engineering Drawing (projections, drawing instruments, views, lines, geometric figures, symbolic representation) 10
Heat & temperature 4-5
Levers and simple machines 2
Environment education 2-3
Mass Weight and Density 5-6
Work power and energy 4
Speed and velocity 2-3
Basic electricity 4
Occupational safety and health
IT Literacy 2
Total 40

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Topics Number of questions
Mathematical calculation 1
Odd one out
Analogy 2
Blood relation 2
Clock 3
Seating arrangement (Adjacent sitting) 1
Direction 3
Non-verbal (Mirror image) 3-4
Coding-decoding 2
Series 2
Statement & conclusion 2
Assumptions 3-4
Miscellaneous 2-3
Total 25

General Awareness and Current Affairs:

Topics Number of questions
Current Affairs 10
Total 10

Part B:

Topics Number of questions
Physics 38
Mathematics 37

Following are some questions from RRB ALP Stage 2

  1. Function of EGR
  2. Use of thermostat
  3. Which type of battery is used in an automobile engine?
  4. The range of volts in automobile battery
  5. Where is Intake manifold situated?
  6. Cross section question
  7. What is the shape of connecting rod?
  8. Which pin is used in the crankshaft and connecting rod?

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