RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

RRB ALP/TECHNICIAN 2018: Stage 1 Result (Announced) – Region Wise.

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RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

RRB ALP Exam is conducted in 2-3 stages depending on ALP/Technician preference. Common first stage CBT has been concluded and the results are now declared. Candidates have been shortlisted for Second Stage Computer Based Trade which has two parts – Part A being common to all candidates and differentiation in Part B based on Discipline (Trade) opted for by candidate. Read all details about full RRB ALP Exam Pattern below:

I. First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)

The score of first stage exam shall be used only for short listing of candidates for second stage exam as per their merit. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices.

A] Exam Pattern for First Stage CBT – (Common for ALP/Technician)

Duration:
 60 Min

No of Questions: 75 Minimum

S.No. Subjects No. of Questions Duration
1 Mathematics 75 1 hour (60 mins)
2 General intelligence and reasoning
3 General science
4 General awareness on current affairs

Percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories 

Category Qualifying Percentage
UR 40%
OBC 30%
SC 30%
ST 25%
PWD The percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

II. Second Stage CBT

Short listing of Candidates for the Second Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalised marks obtained by them in the First Stage CBT Exam.

Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT.

Total Duration: 2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part A and Part B together)

The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below.

S.No. Subjects Questions Time
Part A
1 Mathematics 100 1.5 hour
2 General intelligence and reasoning
3 Basic science and engineering
4 General awareness on current affairs
Part B
5 DGET syllabus as per trade 75 1 hour

The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for short listing of candidates for further stages of recruitment process subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part B.

Part-A

Duration: 90 Min

No of Questions: 100

S. No. Section Total Qs Duration
1 Mathematics 100 1.5 hour
2 General intelligence and reasoning
3 Basic science and engineering
4 General awareness on current affairs

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories

UR 40%
OBC 30%
SC 30%
ST 25%
PWD The percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

Part-B

Duration: 60 Min

No of Questions: 75

Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)

Part-B is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). The trade syllabus can be obtained from the DGET website, click here to view the DGET Trade Syllabus Page.

Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade. Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2).

The relevant trades for various engineering discipline/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test is as below:

Sr. No. Engineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree) Relevant trade for PART B Qualifying Test to be selected from
1 Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen /Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
2 Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV
3 Mechanical Engineering and combination of various streams of Mechanical Engineering Fitter / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Turner / Machinist / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/ Heat Engine / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
4 Automobile Engineering and combination of various streams of Automobile Engineering Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
5 HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths  Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman

III. Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)

Qualifying Marks: The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.

Rate of Shortlisting/Criteria:

  • Candidates equal to 8 times number of ALP vacancies for each of the communities i.e. UR, OBC-NCL, SC and ST (including ExSM) shall be short listed for Computer Based AT (based on their performance in Part A of the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT) from among the candidates who have opted for the post of ALP.
  • Such shortlisted candidates should produce the Vision Certificate in the prescribed format as per Annexure – VI in original during Computer Based AT, failing which they will not be permitted to appear in the Computer Based AT.

Computer Based Aptitude Test Details

  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test battery of Computer Based AT for considering them for the post of ALP.
  • The Computer Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi.
  • There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
  • The ALP merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT.

Candidates can visit the websites of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in —> Directorates —> Psycho – Technical Directorate —> (Candidates Corner tab) for question patterns and other details of AT.