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RRB Recruitment for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)Syllabus and Weightage

Here’s an excellent opportunity for central government job seekers out there, the Indian Railway Recruitment board has released the notification for recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technicians, opening 26,502 posts. So, the wait is over but now the challenge is to understand the complete RRB ALP & Technician syllabus and plan your preparation. Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB ALP & Technician Stage 1 (Prelims) & Stage 2 (Mains) in online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode and it will be taken place in the months of April and May 2018. Listing out the syllabus for RRB ALP & Technician 2018 below, you can also refer the official website “indianrailways.gov.in” for more details.

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

The first stage CBT for RRB ALP & Technician is of screening nature and the standard of the question for First CBT exam will be purely in conformity with the educational standard and or minimum technical qualification prescribed for the post. The acquired score from the first CBT will be used only for shortlisting candidates for the second stage CBT exam as per their merit.

S No Subjects No of Questions Duration
1 Mathematics 75 Questions 60 Minutes
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
3 General Science
4 General awareness on current affairs

A. Mathematics

Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.

B. General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.

C. General Science

The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.

D. General awareness on current affairs

Current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

B. Second Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)

As mentioned above, candidates will be shortlisted for the 2nd Stage CBT Exam on the basis of marks obtained in the 1st CBT Exam. 15 times (may vary as per the requirement of Railway Administration) of total number of vacancies will be called for the 2nd Stage CBT Exam of Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician.

Following is the syllabus of Second CBT Exam:

S No Subjects No of Questions Duration
1 Mathematics 100 Questions 90 Minutes
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
3 Basic Science and Engineering
4 General Awareness on Current Affairs

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A. Mathematics

Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.

B. General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.

C. Basic Science and Engineering

The broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.

D. General awareness on current affairs

Current Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

Part B

Duration: 60 Min

No of Questions: 75

This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). 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 trade syllabus can be obtained from the DGET website.

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