RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) is responsible for conducting exams for the process of recruitment for the candidates involving various posts in the Railway department of India. It conducts exams for Group B, Group C and Group D posts in the Railway department. There are more than 60000 vacancies for the ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) and Technician Posts for the 2018-19 recruitment.

Important dates for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018- 19:

Events Dates
Starting of online application form February 03, 2018
End date for submitting the application form March 31, 2018
Deadline for application fee payment (Online) March 30, 2018
Deadline for offline payment through SBI Bank challan and Post Office challan March 28, 2018, and March 27, 2018, respectively
Admit card availability for CBT Stage I 4 days prior to the exam
CBT Stage I exam From August 09, 2018

The recruitment process for the 2018-19 exams will be done in 4 stages. Each one is explained below:

CBT Stage I of RRB ALP exam:

Sections Subjects Number of questions Total marks
I General Science 20 20
II Reasoning Ability 25 25
III Mathematics 20 20
IV GK/ Current Affairs 10 10
Total 75 75

The Stage I of RRB ALP is a Computer-based exam with total time duration of 1 hour. This exam will have four sections with one mark for each question. The candidates should qualify in the Stage I exam in order to get selected for the Stage II examination.

CBT Stage II of RRB ALP exam:

The Stage II exam will be conducted in 2 parts. They are Part A and Part B and it will be conducted on the same day and Part B will be of qualifying nature.

Sections Subjects
I Basic Science and Engineering
II Mathematics
III General Intelligence & Reasoning
IV General Awareness and Current Affairs

Part B:


Total marks
Test of Relevant Trade 75

The total time duration for this exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes where 90 minutes for Part A and 60 minutes for the Part B paper. The candidates must score 35% of marks in Part B of the Stage II exam in order to get qualified for the next round of the RRB ALP selection process.

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Computer-Based Aptitude Test:

The CBAT will have questions both English and Hindi Languages. No negative marking scheme is applicable in this exam. Here, the candidates must score a minimum of 42 marks in order to get qualified for the final round of the selection process.

The final selection in the RRB ALP examination will be done based on the scores obtained by the candidates in CBT Stage II Part A and CBAT rounds. 30% weight-age will be given to the CBAT and 70% weight-age will be given to the CBT Stage II Part A examination.

When the candidates qualify in the selection process mentioned above, then they will be called for the Document Verification process which will be the final round in the RRB ALP recruitment process.

After all the above-mentioned process are done, the eligible candidates will be qualified for the RRB ALP posts.

For more RRB ALP Articles please check below:

RRB ALP and Technician Syllabus and Exam Pattern

RRB ALP and Technician CBT 2 Answer Key 2019

RRB ALP 2019 Exam Stage 2 Detailed Analysis

When Can We Expect The RRB ALP Notification?

The Expected Cut Off For RRB ALP Exam Stage-1

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