RRB ALP 2019 Exam Stage 2 Detailed Analysis

RRB ALP (Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilots) is an exam conducted by Ministry of Railways, Government of India. It is a Computer-based exam. The exam is going to be held from January 21st, 2019 to January 23rd, 2019. The exam is conducted for the recruitment for the posts of 27,795 assistant loco pilots.

The analysis of RRB ALP stage II 2019 is as follows:

It is a computer-based exam. The pattern is divided into two parts namely part A and part B.

In part A the subjects covered are Mathematics, General Intelligence, and Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering, General Awareness on current affairs. In Part B it is a Trade test.


Subjects No. of Questions No. of Marks
Mathematics 25 25
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
Basics Sciences and Engineering 40 40
General awareness of current affairs 10 10
Total 100 100

The total duration for part A exam is 90 minutes.


Subjects No. of Questions No. of Marks
Trade test 75 75

The total duration for Part B exam is 60 minutes.

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In Part A the General Intelligence section was of the easy level.

Topics No. Of Questions
Statement and conclusion 4-5
Blood relation 2
Non-verbal (mirror image) 1
Coding-Decoding 2
Seating Arrangements 1
Series 3-4
Total 25

Mathematics section analysis:

Topics No. of questions
SI, CI, Profit, and loss 3-4
Simplification 5-6
Ratio and proportion 1
Geometry 3-4
Time and work 2-3
Number system 1-2
Speed and distance 3-4
Average and percentage 2
Mensuration 4-5
Mean, Median and Mode 3
Total 25

Basic Science and Engineering section analysis:

Topics No. of questions
Engineering Drawing (projections, views, drawing instruments, lines, geometric figures, symbolic representation) 10-11
Units and measurements 1
Mass weight and density
Work power and energy 4
Speed and velocity 2-3
Heat and temperature 2
Basic electricity 4
Levers and simple machines 2-3
Occupational safety and health 1
Environmental education 1
IT literacy 2
Total 40

General Awareness and Current Affairs section analysis:

The questions were asked about all the aspects of general awareness, especially from the science section. In current affairs, the questions asked were 3-4 questions.

In Part B trade test the questions asked were of Moderate level. The part B related subjects are Physics and Mathematics.

Physics section analysis:

Topics No. of questions
Force and laws of motion 3-4
Gravitation 2-3
Kinematics 2-3
Work and energy 2-3
Sound 2-3
Heating effect of current 1
Magnetic effect of current 1
Dispersion of light 4-5
The human eye 2-3
Sources of energy 2-3
Units and dimensions 3-4
Current electricity: electric current, electric current in conductors, Ohm’s law,  limitations in Ohm’s law, drift of electrons and the origin of resistivity, resistivity of various materials, temperature dependence of resistivity, electrical energy, power combination of resistors series and parallel, cells, emf, internal resistance, cells in series and in parallel, Kirchhoff’s laws, Wheatstone bridge, meter bridge, potentiometer, current electricity 3-4
Total 38

Mathematics section analysis:

Topics No. of questions
Surface area and volume: area of different types and triangles, surface areas and volume of- cube, cuboids, a right circular cone, cylinder, prism, pyramid, tetrahedron, frustum. 4-5
Circle 3-4
Co-ordinate geometry 3-4
Trigonometric ratios 4-5
Quadratic equations 3-4
Arithmetic progression 2-3
Similar triangles 2
Pythagoras theorem 1-2
Bodmas rule 2
Linear equations 1-2
Height and distances 2
Rational and irrational numbers 2-3
Number system 2
Statistics and probability 3-4
Total 37


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