RRB ALP 2018

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.

Latest: RRB ALP Answer Key 2018 (Final) and Scorecard for second stage CBT Released - Check Here

RRB ALP 2018 - Overview

Specifications

Important highlights of RRB ALP

Recruiting body

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)

Posts offered

Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians

Total vacancies

64371

Post-wise vacancies

ALP: 27795

Technicians: 36576

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.

S. No.

RRB ALP Events

Important dates

1.

RRB ALP 2018 notification

February 3, 2018

2.

RRB ALP application 2018 started on

February 3, 2018

3.

RRB ALP application 2018 ended on

March 31, 2018

4.

Issuance of admit card for the First Stage CBT

August 5, 2018

5.

RRB ALP First Stage CBT

August 9 to September 4, 2018

6

Rescheduled exam date for Kerala candidates 

September 4, 2018

7

RRB ALP mock test 

July 26, 2018

8

Intimation of Exam City, Date and Session of exam

July 26, 2018

9

First stage CBT Provisional Answer Key

September 14, 2018

10

Challenge provisional answer key of the first stage CBT

September 21 to 25, 2018

11

Revised Scorecard of First Stage CBT

December 20, 2018

12Second Stage CBT Exam City and DateJanuary 9, 2019
13Mock test for CBT 2 available fromJanuary 14, 2019

14

Issuance of admit card for Second Stage CBT

January 17, 2019

15

RRB ALP Second Stage CBT

January 21 to 23, 2019

16Admit card for rescheduled examFebruary 5, 2019
17Second Stage exam (rescheduled)February 8, 2019

18


RRB ALP Second Stage CBT Answer Key


February 18, 2019 


19


Challenge RRB ALP answer keyFebruary 19 (10 am) to 21 2019 (11.59 pm)
18RRB ALP Final Answer Key March 23, 2019 (9.30 pm onwards)

19

Result of Second Stage CBT

April 5, 2019

20

Hall ticket of Computer-Based Aptitude Test

April 2019

21

Computer-Based Aptitude Test to be conducted on

To be announced

22

Document verification/medical examination

May 2019

23

Final merit list

September 2019


RRB ALP Answer Key 2018

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.

RRB ALP Admit Card 2018

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 

RRB ALP Result 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.

RRB ALP Cutoff 2018

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

UR: 40%

OBC: 30%

SC: 30%

ST: 25%

Second Stage CBT – Part A

UR: 40%

OBC: 30%

SC: 30%

ST: 25%

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.


S.No.

Regions

General

OBC

SC

ST

1.

Ahmedabad

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

2.

Ajmer

52.77

46.09

42

47.72

3.

Allahabad

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

4.

Bangalore

42.07

39.07

31.13

33.05

5.

Bhopal

53.61

47.75

45.33

36.56

6.

Bhubaneswar

73.43

70.05

60.89

54.84

7.

Bilaspur

49.27

42.63

36.31

37.42

8.

Chandigarh

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

9.

Chennai

57.76

55.63

51.01

50.74

10.

Gorakhpur

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

11.

Guwahati

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

12.

Jammu Srinagar

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

13.

Kolkata

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

14.

Malda

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

15.

Mumbai

67.48

66.43

60.30

59.30

16.

Muzaffarpur

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

17.

Patna

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

18.

Ranchi

71.81

69.37

65.47

62.99

19.

Secunderabad

55

51.30

41.90

42.30

20.

Siliguri

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

21.

Thiruvananthapuram

52.77

46.09

42.00

47.72

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 Exam Centres 2018

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.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

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


S. No.

Name of the Test

Number of Questions

Negative Marking

Duration

1.

First Stage CBT

75

1/3 of marks allotted for each  
a question will be deducted  
for incorrect responses
 

60 minutes

2.

Second Stage CBT – Part A

100

90 minutes

Second Stage CBT – Part B

75

60 minutes

3.

Computer-Based Aptitude Test
 (AT)

-

Not applicable

-

RRB ALP Exam Pattern of First Stage CBT

Sections

Number of marks

Mathematics

20

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

General Science

20

General awareness and Current Affairs

10

Total

75

RRB ALP Mock Test 2018  


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:


Subjects

Topics

General awareness

General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology,  
Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

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.
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

General Science

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.


Eligibility Parameters

Details

Age limit

Unreserved category: Between 18 – 30years  
(as on July 1, 2018)

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;  
Electrician;  
Electronics Mechanic;
Fitter;
 
 

Heat Engine; Instrument Mechanic;
 Machinist;      
Mechanic Diesel;
 

Mechanic Motor Vehicle;

Millwright Maintenance Mechanic;  
Mechanic Radio & TV;

Refrigerator & Air-conditioning Mechanic;  
Tractor Mechanic;

Turner;

Wireman

3-year Diploma in mechanical, electrical, electronics,  
automobile engineering

Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below:

S.No

Age 

Group

Upper Limit of Date of Birth 

(Not Earlier than)

 

A lower limit of

Date of Birth

(Not later than)

1

18 to 30

UR

OBC-Non Creamy Layer

SC/ST

For all community

/categories

02.07.1988

02.07.1985

02.07.1983

01.07.2000

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:

Image

Filesize

Dimension

File Format

Photograph of candidate

15 KB to 40 KB

35mm x 45mm

JPEG/JPG

SC/ST certificate (for free travel pass)

50 KB to 100 KB

-

JPEG/JPG

Photograph of a scribe (if applicable)

15 KB to 40 KB

-

JPEG/JPG

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