RRB ALP 2018 - Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) was scheduled to concuct the Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) on April 16, 2019. However, the Boards have postponed the CBAT exam. The revised date for the test will be announced shortly. RRBs released the final answer key of RRB ALP for second stage CBT on March 23, 2019 from 9.30 pm onwards. Along with the RRB ALP 2018 answer key, the exam conducting authorities had also released the scorecard and question paper. The result for the second stage wasdeclared on April 5, 2019. Candidates qualifying the second stage will be called for document verification for Technician Posts while for Assistant Loco Pilots posts will be selected for Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT).
Earlier, the provisional answer key of RRB ALP for the second stage CBT was released on February 18, 2019, along with question papers and response sheets in online mode. Candidates could check their answers by entering their login credentials in the login window. Candidates can raise objections from February 19 to 21 (11.59 pm) in case of any discrepancy. In order to raise objections, candidates will need to pay Rs.50 per question.
The RRB ALP 2018 second stage CBT was rescheduled for those candidates who were not able to appear for the test due to technical reasons. The exam for such candidates was conducted on February 8, 2019, and they could check their exam city and download admit card from February 5 (1 pm onwards). The second stage of RRB ALP was conducted from January 21 to 23.
RRB ALP is conducted for recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician in Indian Railways. The recruitment exam comprises four stages – first stage, second stage, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) and Document Verification. Through RRB ALP 2018 recruitment exams, total 64,371 candidates will be recruited for the posts of ALP and Technicians.
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RRB ALP 2018 - Overview
Important highlights of RRB ALP
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians
Stages of exam
1. Computer-Based Tests (CBTs) - (i) First Stage CBT
(ii) Second Stage CBT
2. Computer-Based Aptitude Test (AT)
3. Document Verification (including Medical Fitness Test)
RRB ALP 2018 - Exam Dates
Check RRB ALP important dates 2018 including the issue of admit cards, exam dates, declaration of result etc from the table given below.
RRB ALP Events
RRB ALP 2018 notification
February 3, 2018
RRB ALP application 2018 started on
February 3, 2018
RRB ALP application 2018 ended on
March 31, 2018
Issuance of admit card for the First Stage CBT
August 5, 2018
RRB ALP First Stage CBT
August 9 to September 4, 2018
Rescheduled exam date for Kerala candidates
September 4, 2018
RRB ALP mock test
July 26, 2018
Intimation of Exam City, Date and Session of exam
July 26, 2018
First stage CBT Provisional Answer Key
September 14, 2018
Challenge provisional answer key of the first stage CBT
September 21 to 25, 2018
Revised Scorecard of First Stage CBT
December 20, 2018
|12||Second Stage CBT Exam City and Date||January 9, 2019|
|13||Mock test for CBT 2 available from||January 14, 2019|
Issuance of admit card for Second Stage CBT
January 17, 2019
RRB ALP Second Stage CBT
January 21 to 23, 2019
|16||Admit card for rescheduled exam||February 5, 2019|
|17||Second Stage exam (rescheduled)||February 8, 2019|
RRB ALP Second Stage CBT Answer Key
February 18, 2019
|Challenge RRB ALP answer key||February 19 (10 am) to 21 2019 (11.59 pm)|
|18||RRB ALP Final Answer Key||March 23, 2019 (9.30 pm onwards)|
Result of Second Stage CBT
April 5, 2019
Hall ticket of Computer-Based Aptitude Test
Computer-Based Aptitude Test to be conducted on
To be announced
Document verification/medical examination
Final merit list
The exam conducting body has published the final answer key on March 23, 2019 from 9.30 pm onwards. The provisional answer key of CBT 2 and question papers was released on February 18, 2019. Along with the provisional answer key, the Boards have also provided the facility to raise objections in case of any discrepancy in the answer key. Candidates could raise objections from February 19 (10 am) to February 21 (11.59 pm) only in English and once an objection is submitted, they will not be allowed to edit the same. To challenge the answer key candidates will have to pay Rs.50 per question. The answer key contains correct answers to questions asked in the exam. Subjects experts at RRBs will scrutinise the representations received from candidates. If any objection is found to be valid, the Boards will make the necessary changes and then release the final answer key. Candidates can calculate their probable score in the exam as answers marked by them in the exam will be reflected the right of the question in the answer key. Candidates can use the provisional answer key to cross-check answers provided in the exam and estimate their score. RRB ALP 2018 answer key is released region-wise for each of the 21 cities. The answer keys for the different stages of the exam will be released separately.
The admit card for the rescheduled CBT 2 exam was issued on February 5. Candidates could download their admit card by entering user ID and password. Details like candidate's name, photograph, signature, date, time and venue of an exam are mentioned in admit card. Along with admit card, candidates are required to carry valid photo ID proof to the examination center. RRB ALP admit card for second stage CBT was released on January 17, 2018. RRB ALP admit card 2018 is issued to candidates four days prior to the conduct of the scheduled test. The admit card is released separately by RRBs for first stage CBT, second stage CBT and Computer-Based Aptitude Test. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) had released RRB ALP admit card for first stage CBT on August 5, 2018. The steps to download RRB ALP Admit Card 2018 are as follows:
How to download RRB ALP Admit Card 2018?
Click on the link provided to download RRB ALP admit card 2019
Enter user ID and password
Admit card is displayed on the screen
Check, download and print copy of RRB ALP admit card 2018
The result of RRB ALP 2018 is declared in four stages – First Round CBT, Second Round CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification. Candidates will be shortlisted for each stage of the exam on the basis of candidates’ performance in the previous test. The result of this stage is to qualify applicants for the second stage of the exam. Second Stage CBT will be held in two parts, Part A and Part B. The score of Part A will be considered to shortlist candidates for the Computer-Based Aptitude Test. However, candidates will also need to secure the qualifying marks in Part B to qualify for the same. Marks secured in Part A of Second Stage CBT along with the marks of Computer-Based Aptitude Test will be compiled to prepare a merit list based on which candidates will be selected for document verification. Marks secured by applicants will be normalized at each stage of CBT.
The qualifying marks of all stages of RRB ALP 2018 have been declared by Railway Recruitment Board along with the notification. However, RRB will also determine merit-based cutoff to shortlist candidates for each round separately. RRBs will release the cutoff of various regions anytime soon. Various factors such as the number of candidates appearing for the exam, availability of vacancies and difficulty level of the exam will influence RRB ALP cutoff 2018. Applicants securing more than or equal to the cutoff score in Part A of Second Round and Computer-Based Aptitude Test combined will be called for document verification round. The qualifying cutoff of all stages of RRB ALP has been provided below.
Qualifying Cutoff for each stage of RRB APL 2018
Exam - Stage
Minimum Qualifying Marks
First Stage CBT
Second Stage CBT – Part A
Second Stage CBT – Part B
35% (all categories)
Computer-Based Aptitude Test (AT)
Minimum of 42 marks in each test batteries
Candidates can check previous year’s cutoff of RRB ALP from the table below.
RRB ALP Selection Process 2018
The selection procedure of RRB ALP 2018 comprises four stages – First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test, and Document Verification. RRB ALP selection process 2018 for each stage of the exam will be merit-based.
First Stage CBT - Marks of the first stage CBT were used to select candidates for second stage CBT. Marks have been normalized in this stage to declare the result for this stage.
Second Stage CBT - Candidates shortlisted for this stage is 15 times the category-wise vacancy of ALP and Technician position. This stage of the exam was conducted in two parts – A and B.
Computer-Based Aptitude Test - Candidates equal to 8 times the number of vacancies available in each category will be shortlisted for this test. Applicants will be selected on the basis of marks secured in Part A of Second Stage CBT provided they have qualified Part B of the same.
Document Verification - Candidates will be shortlisted for document verification based on their combined score in Second Round CBT Part A and Computer-Based Aptitude Test (AT). The number of applicants called for DV will be equal to the number of vacancies available, i.e. 26502 candidates. Of the total vacancies available, an additional 50% of candidates will be called for verification of documents. However, the later will be offered the positions only if vacancies are available after the selection procedure for the 26502 candidates have been successfully completed. Applicants will also need to go through a Medical Fitness Test, failing which will result in the cancellation of candidature.
RRB ALP 2018 second stage CBT exam city and date could be checked by the candidates from January 9, from the log in window. The first stage CBT was conducted in approximately 351 exam centres. Around 34 lakh candidates were allotted exam centres within 200 km while 40 lakh candidates had been allocated centres within 500 km. As per the notification released by RRBs, 99 percent PwD and women candidates were allotted RRB ALP exam centre 2018 within 200 km. RRBs have also stated that RRB ALP exam centres are equipped with security cameras.
The exam pattern of RRB ALP 2018 includes the total number of questions, marking scheme, and duration of the various stages of the exam. As per RRB ALP exam Pattern 2018, the exam is conducted in three stages – First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT and Computer-Based Aptitude Test. First Stage CBT consisted of 75 objective type questions and was held for 60 minutes. Total marks allotted for the first stage CBT was 75. For a correct answer, candidates will score 1 marks while for wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted. Second Stage CBT contains two parts – Part A and B. Part A had 100 questions while Part B comprised 75 questions. Part A was conducted for 90 minutes whereas Part B was held for 1 hour. Candidates who have applied for ALP post will have to appear for another stage - Computer Based Aptitude Test. This test will be held in five test batteries. Applicants will need to secure a minimum of 42 marks in each test battery to qualify the test. Marks will not be deducted for incorrect responses in Computer-Based AT. The complete exam pattern of each stage has been provided in the table below.
Structure of RRB ALP
Name of the Test
Number of Questions
First Stage CBT
1/3 of marks allotted for each
Second Stage CBT – Part A
Second Stage CBT – Part B
Computer-Based Aptitude Test
RRB ALP Exam Pattern of First Stage CBT
Number of marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General awareness and Current Affairs
RRBs had released the mock test link for the second stage CBT on January 14, 2019. To take the mock test, candidates had to log in with their user ID and password. RRB ALP mock test was released for candidates to understand the functionality of the online exam. Practising mock test help candidates improve their question-solving ability and effective time-management skills. The mock test of RRB ALP for first stage CBT was released prior to the conduct of the test.
RRB ALP Syllabus 2018
The syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 has been released along with the notification. RPF syllabus covers topics and sub-topics under general awareness, mathematics, general intelligence and reasoning, and general science. Check the complete syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 from the table provided below:
General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology,
Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF,
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding,
Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of class 10
RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria 2018
Candidates applying for RRB ALP recruitment 2018 should fulfil the following eligibility criteria. Candidates can check the table below for complete eligibility criteria of RRB ALP 2018.
Unreserved category: Between 18 – 30years
SC/ST: not more than 35 years
OBC: not more than 33 years
Academic qualifications (either)
1. Class 10 + ITI (from NCVT/SCVT) / CCAA in any one of the following:
Armature and Coil Winder;
Heat Engine; Instrument Mechanic;
Mechanic Motor Vehicle;
Millwright Maintenance Mechanic;
Refrigerator & Air-conditioning Mechanic;
3-year Diploma in mechanical, electrical, electronics,
Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below:
|Upper Limit of Date of Birth |
(Not Earlier than)
A lower limit of
Date of Birth
(Not later than)
18 to 30
OBC-Non Creamy Layer
For all community
RRB ALP Application Form 2018
The status to check application concluded on July 20, 2018. The application form of RRB ALP 2018 was available online from February 3 to March 31 (till 11:59 pm). The application fee for general category was Rs. 500 while that of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC was Rs. 250. A fee could be paid both online and offline. Candidates can modify their photographs by clicking on the link below.
The following steps were required to successfully complete the registration process.
Register for RRB ALP 2018 by clicking on ‘New Registration’ tab on the link ‘Click Here for submission of Online Application against CEN No. 01/2018’
Fill out all information including personal details, academic details, contact number, email ID, address, etc.
Click on ‘Submit’ button
Registration number and password was generated
Upload scanned images of photograph, SC/ST certificate and scribe photograph (if applicable) as per required dimensions
Payment of fee
Size/format of Photograph and Signature:
Photograph of candidate
15 KB to 40 KB
35mm x 45mm
SC/ST certificate (for free travel pass)
50 KB to 100 KB
Photograph of a scribe (if applicable)
15 KB to 40 KB