RRB ALP 2018

RRB ALPRRB ALP 2018 - Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) are conducting the first stage exam of RRB ALP. The Computer Based exam (CBT) of RRB ALP is being conducted from August 9 to 31, 2018 in three slots across 416 centres in 160 cities of the country. As per media reports, around 1,19,110 candidates out of 1,61,332 appeared in the first shift of  the exam. The overall paper of first day was moderate as per RRB ALP 2018 exam analysis. The slot-wise RRB ALP exam analysis and expected cutoff is available now. The admit card is being issued to candidates four days prior the date of their scheduled CBT. 

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The official answer key will be released by RRBs in October. RRB ALP 2018 result will be declared in November. Candidates qualifying the first stage will be called to appear for the second stage. As per latest notification, the vacancies of RRB ALP is likely to go up to 60,000 from 26,502. RRB ALP 2018 is conducted for recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician in Indian Railways. The recruitment exam comprises four stages – First stage, Second Stage (Part A and B), Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) and Document Verification.

 

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

26502

Post-wise vacancies

ALP: 17763

Technicians: 8829

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)

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RRB ALP Exam Dates 2018

Check RRB ALP important dates 2018 including issue of admit cards, exam dates, declaration of result etc from the table given below.

Exam dates of RRB ALP recruitment

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 First Stage CBT

August 5, 2018

5.

RRB ALP First Stage CBT

August 9 to 31, 2018

6

RRB ALP mock test 

July 26, 2018

7

Intimation of Exam City, Date and Session of exam

July 26, 2018

6.

Result of First Stage CBT

November 2018 (tentative)

7.

Issuance of admit card for Second Stage CBT

To be announced

8.

RRB ALP Second Stage CBT

To be announced

9.

Result of Second Stage CBT

To be announced

10.

Hall ticket of Computer Based Aptitude Test

To be announced

11.

Computer Based Aptitude Test to be conducted on

To be announced

12.

Document verification/medical examination

To be announced

13.

Final merit list

To be announced

RRB ALP Exam Analysis 2018

The first day of RRB ALP is over now. According to the candidates who appeared for the exam, the overall difficulty was moderate. In Reasoning section, questions were mostly asked from statement and conclusion. In General Knowledge, 6 to 7 questions were based on current affairs. 

RRB ALP Answer Key 2018 

The answer key contains the correct answers to questions asked in the exam. Candidates can use the answer key to cross-check the answers provided in the exam and estimate their score. By comparing their probable score with that of previous year cutoff, they will know their chances of recruitment. The official answer key of RRB ALP 2018 will be made available online within a few days after the conduct of the examination. The answer keys for the different stages of the exam will be released separately. RRB ALP 2018 answer key will be released region-wise for each of the 21 cities.

RRB ALP Result 2018

The result of RRB ALP 2018 will be declared in three stages – First Round CBT, Second Round CBT and Computer Based Aptitude Test. Candidates will be shortlisted for each stage of the exam on the basis of candidate’ performance in the previous test. The result of RRB ALP 2018 first stage CBT will be announced in November. The result of this stage will 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 normalised 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. 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

RRB ALP Cut off 2017

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 first stage CBT will be used to select candidates for second stage CBT. Marks will be normalised in this stage to qualify applicants for the next 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 will be conducted in two parts – A and B.

Computer Based Aptitude Test - Candidates equaling eight 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, additional 50% 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 Admit Card 2018

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) has released RRB ALP admit card for first stage CBT on August 5, 2018. Candidates have to download their admit cards by entering user ID and password. Details like candidate's name, photograph, signature, date, time and venue of an exam is mentioned in the admit card. Along with admit card, candidates are required to carry valid photo ID proof to the examination centre. RRB ALP admit card 2018 for first stage is being issued to candidates four days prior to the conduct of CBT. The admit card is released separately by RRBs for first stage CBT, second stage CBT and Computer-Based Aptitude Test. The steps to download RRB ALP Admit Card 2018 are as follows:

How to download RRB ALP Admit Card 2018?

  • Click on the link

  • Enter user ID and password

  • Admit card is displayed on screen

  • Check, download and print copy of RRB ALP admit card 2018 

RRB ALP Exam Centres 2018

RRB ALP 2018 will be conducted in approximately 351 exam centres. Around 34 lakh candidates have been allotted exam centres within 200 km while 40 lakh candidates have been allocated centres within 500 km. As per the notification released by RRBs, 99 percent PwD and women candidates have been allotted RRB ALP exam centre 2018 within 200 km. RRBs have also stated that RRB ALP exam centres will be 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 will be conducted in three stages – First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT and Computer Based Aptitude Test. The First Stage CBT will consist of 75 objective type questions and will be held for 60 minutes. Total marks allotted for the first stage CBT is 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 has 100 questions while Part B comprises 75 questions. Part A will be conducted for 90 minutes whereas Part B will be concluded in an 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 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 

 

The mock test of RRB ALP for first stage CBT has been released. To take the mock test, candidates have to login with their user ID and password. RRB ALP mock test has been released so that candidates understand the functionality of an online exam. Practicing mock test will help candidates to improve their question-solving ability and effective time-management skills.

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:

RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus

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 fulfill the following eligibility criteria. Candidates can check the table below for complete eligibility criteria of RRB ALP 2018.

 

Eligibility Criteria of RRB ALP

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 February 5 (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.

  

RRB ALP Application Form 2018 – Steps to Fill

 

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 all information including personal details, academic details, contact number, email ID, address, etc.

  • Click on ‘Submit’ button

  • Registration number and password will be 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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