RRB conducts various exams each year to provide numerous opportunities for the candidates who wish to work in the Indian railways’ department. There are a total of 26,502 vacancies for RRB ALP posts for the year 2018-19. The exam pattern for RRB ALP will comprise 4 stages. First will be CBT (Computer Based Test) which will be held in two stages- Stage I and Stage II, followed by Computer-based Aptitude Test (Relevant Trade) and Document verification will be the final round for shortlisting the candidates for the RRB ALP jobs.

The candidates who have successfully applied for the RRB ALP examination will be eligible to appear for the RRB ALP exam.

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

In order to prepare thoroughly for any of the competitive exams, it is necessary for the candidates to be aware of the syllabus and Exam pattern which will help in scoring good marks in their exam. Following is the syllabus for the RRB ALP exam:

  • Basic Science and Engineering:
Units Mass weight and density
Speed and velocity Basic electricity
Occupational safety and health IT literacy
Measurements Work power and energy
Heat and temperature Levers and simple machines
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning:
Analogies Coding and decoding
Relationships Jumbling
Data interpretation and sufficiency Similarities and differences
Classification Statement- arguments and assumptions
Alphabetical and number series Mathematical operations
Syllogisms Relationships
Conclusion and decision making Directions
  • Mathematics:
Number systems Decimals LCM & HCF Ratio and proportion
Mensuration Time and distance Profit and loss Geometry and trigonometry
Square root Calendar & clock BODMAS Fractions
Fractions Percentages Time and work Simple and compound interest
Algebra Elementary statistics Age calculations Pipes and cistern
  • General science:
The topics included in this topic Physics, Chemistry and Life sciences of standard 10 level subjects.
Sports, Books, and authors, Awards and honors, Important Days, International and National organizations etc.

Trade-wise syllabus:

Electrical Electronics and communications Automobile Mechanical
Rolls, cables

Light, magnetism




Digital electronics

Semiconductor physics

Computer and microprocessor

Mechanical design

IC engines


The power plant turbines and boilers

Heat transfer



Production engineering

Kinetic theory



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The recruitment for the RRB ALP process will involve 4 stages. They are as follows:

Stage I CBT:

The CBT Stage I exam will be will be held for a period of 1 hour with four sections which will have one mark for each question and the candidates qualify in this stage will be allowed to appear for the next stage of the examination.

Stage II CBT:

The stage II exams will be conducted in 2 parts with Part A and Part B and both the Parts will be conducted on the same day. A total of 2 hours and 30 minutes will be provided for this Stage of the exam. Part B of the Stage II exam will be qualifying in nature.

CBAT and Document Verification process:

The Computer-based Aptitude Test will be available in English and Hindi languages and the candidates must score a minimum of 42 marks in order to get qualified for the final round of the recruitment process.

The document Verification process will be the final stage in the RRB ALP recruitment process. the candidates qualifying in all the above-mentioned stages of the exam and submitting the necessary documents as required by the Board will be recruited for their respective jobs.

For more RRB ALP Articles please check below:

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RRB ALP and Technician CBT 2 Answer Key 2019

RRB ALP 2019 Exam Stage 2 Detailed Analysis

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The Expected Cut Off For RRB ALP Exam Stage-1

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