RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018 - Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have declared exam pattern of RRB ALP along with notification on February 3, 2018. RRB ALP exam pattern 2018 have information including marking scheme, number of sections, total questions, duration of the exam. Applicants will be selected for RRB ALP on the basis of the following exam stages – First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT and Computer-Based Aptitude Test.

Candidates who have applied for ALP post will need to appear for the Computer Based Aptitude Test. Candidates qualifying all the stages of the exam will be called for the final stage of selection process, Document Verification (DV). As per RRB ALP exam pattern 2018, First Stage CBT contains 75 objective type questions and the test will be held for a duration of 60 minutes. Total 26502 vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians posts are available in 21 RRBs across the country. Check the article for more on RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern - Overview

S. No.

Name of the Test

No. of Questions

Negative Marking

Total Duration

1.

First Stage CBT

75

1/3 marks allotted for each question

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)

-

No negative marking for Computer Based AT

-

Different Stages of RRB ALP 2018

RRB ALP 2018 is conducted in three stages. The stages are as follows:

  • First Stage CBT

  • Second Stage CBT

  • Computer Based Aptitude Test

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern – First Stage CBT

First Stage CBT is an online test on the basis of which applicants are shortlisted for the next stage - Second Stage CBT. RRB ALP 2018 First Stage CBT is held for 75 marks. This stage of RRB ALP 2018 exam will consist of 75 multiple choice questions (MCQs) which candidates have to complete within 60 minutes. As per the marking scheme, one mark is allotted for each correct answer while 0.33 mark is deducted for incorrect responses. The difficulty level of questions asked in the first stage CBT is equivalent to standard 10 and/or the minimum technical qualification prescribed for the positions, i.e. ITI from institutes affiliated to NCVT/SCVT and/or Course Completed Act Apprenticeship. The complete exam pattern of RRB ALP 2018 including sectional distribution of marks for the first stage CBT has been provided in the table below.

RRB ALP exam pattern 2018 of First Stage CBT

S. No.

Subject

Sectional distribution of marks

Duration

Total Questions

Minimum qualifying percentage

1.

Mathematics

20

60 minutes

75

UR – 40%

OBC – 30%

SC – 30%

ST – 25%

2.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

3.

General Science

20

4.

General Awareness and Current Affairs

10

Exam Pattern of RRB ALP 2018 – Second Stage CBT

Candidates are shortlisted for the Second Stage CBT on the basis of scores obtained in the first stage CBT. Applicants are selected for Second Stage CBT based on the normalised marks secured in first stage CBT. As prescribed in the exam pattern of RRB ALP 2018, the second stage is conducted for a total duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. However, the stage is divided into two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A is conducted for 90 minutes while candidates have to complete Part B within 60 minutes. The total marks of Part A are 100 whereas Part B is of qualifying in nature. The number of candidates selected for second stage exam is 15 times the number of vacancies available in ALP and Technician posts.

RRB ALP 2018 exam pattern – Second Stage CBT


Part

Subject

Duration

Total Questions

Total Marks

Minimum qualifying percentage

Part A

Mathematics

90 minutes

100

100

UR – 40%

OBC – 30%

SC – 30%

ST – 25%


General Intelligence and Reasoning




Basic Science and Engineering

General Awareness

Part B

Relevant Trade Syllabus

60 Minutes

75

(Qualifying in Nature)

35% for all categories

Exam Pattern of RRB ALP 2018 – Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT)

Applicants of RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) will need to appear for the Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT). Questions in the test will be asked both in Hindi and English. According to RRB ALP exam pattern 2018, negative marking is not applicable for the test. The merit list for ALP candidates will be prepared for applicants who have secured the qualifying marks in the Computer-Based Aptitude Test. These candidates will be able to participate in the document verification. Total 70% weightage will be placed in marks secured in Second Stage CBT Part A and 30% weightage will be given to the score of Computer-Based Aptitude Test. The different test batteries with their minimum qualifying marks have been provided in the table below:

RRB ALP exam pattern - Computer Based Aptitude Test

S. No.

Subject

Minimum Qualifying Marks

1.

Memory Test

42 marks

2.

Following Directions Test

42 marks

3.

Depth Perception Test

42 marks

4.

Concentration Test

42 marks

5.

Perceptual Speed Test

42 marks

RRB ALP Syllabus 2018

The syllabus consists of the topics required for RRB ALP 2018. The exam will be conducted in three stages – Computer-Based Tests (CBT), Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification. Check RRB ALP syllabus 2018 for all stages of RRB ALP 2018 below:

S.No.

Stage

Subject

No. of Questions

1

First Stage CBT

  • Mathematics

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • General Science

  • General Awareness

75

2

Second Stage CBT

Part A:

  • Mathematics

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Basic Science and Engineering

  • General Awareness

Part B: Relevant Trade Syllabus

100


75

3

Computer Based Aptitude Test

  • Memory Test

  • Follow Directions Test

  • Depth Perception Test

  • Concentration Test

  • Perceptual Speed Test

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

Question: What is the minimum qualifying percentage for general category candidates in RRB ALP exam?

Answer:

The qualifying percentage for unreserved category candidates is 40%. 

Question: What is asked in computer based aptitude test of RRB ALP exam?

Answer:

Computer based aptitude test of RRB ALP is a test of memory, directions, depth perception, concentration and perceptual speed. 

Question: Is it necessary to clear all stages of RRB ALP exam for selection?

Answer:

Yes, candidates must qualify all stages of the exam in order to be selected. 

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