RRB ALP/ Technician 2018: How to crack in 15 Days – As per official notifications, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) are scheduled to conduct the second stage of RRB ALP and Technician recruitment from November 19. This leaves candidates shortlisted for the second stage with less than 20 days to prepare for the exam. As per experts, questions asked in Part A of second stage CBT will be of class 12 standard while Part B of the exam will contain questions from relevant exam trade of candidates. Therefore, the time available till the exam should be sufficient to crack the exam stage. In this article, we will guide candidates on how to crack RRB ALP/ Technician 2018 in 15 days.
RRB ALP 2018 is being conducted in four exam stages – first and second stage CBT, CBAT (for ALP candidates) and Document Verification to recruit candidates for the various posts of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians. The result of RRB ALP 2018 first stage exam will be released by November 5.
Based on marks obtained by candidates in the first stage exam, candidates will be selected to appear for second stage CBT. As per exam pattern of RRB ALP 2018, the second stage will be conducted for 2 hours 30 minutes. Part A will be held for 90 minutes while Part B for relevant exam trade will be conducted for 60 minutes. The exam pattern of RRB ALP second stage has been provided below for both parts of the exam.
RRB ALP 2018 exam pattern for Second Stage CBT
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Basic Science and Engineering
Relevant Trade Syllabus
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has prescribed the minimum qualifying marks for both Part A and B of second stage exam. Candidates must secure more than or equal to the qualifying marks to qualify for subsequent stages of RRB ALP. Check the minimum qualifying cut off of the second stage below.
Minimum cut off (in percentage)
Minimum qualifying marks
In the tables below, the subject-wise best books available for the second stage exam of RRB ALP 2018 have been provided. Candidates can go through these books during the preparation of the exam in order to score better marks in the exam stage.
RRB ALP Second Stage CBT – Best Books for Mathematics
Name of book
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Practice Book On Quicker Maths
K Kundan, M Tyra
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Test of Reasoning for All Competitive Examinations
McGraw Hill Education
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal
BS Sijwalii; Indu Sijwali
Lucent's General Science
General Science for Indian Railways RRB Exams - ALP/Group D/NTPC/JE
RRB Objective Electronics Engineering 2018
RRB Objective Civil Engineering 2018
RRB Objective Mechanical Engineering 2018
RRB Objective Electrical Engineering 2018
RRB Objective Automobile Engineering 2018
Manorama Yearbook 2018
General Knowledge & Awareness 2018for RRB Railway Recruitment Exams (NTPC/ALP/ASM/Technical)
Some guideline to prepare for the second stage of RRB ALP 2018 has been provided below. Candidates can use these tips to score better and qualify the exam stage.
Solve Previous Years’ Question Papers – Candidates must solve question papers of previous years as questions asked in the exam are based on topics that are constant and similar questions from these topics are consecutively asked every year. Solving previous years’ question papers will help candidates identify these topics and concepts which will help them score better in the RRB ALP second stage CBT.
RRB ALP second stage computer-based stage comprises topics from the following subjects – Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering and General Awareness on Current Affairs. The syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 for second stage exam has been provided in the table below for the feasibility of candidates appearing for the exam stage.
LCM and HCF
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Geometry and Trigonometry
Calendar & Clock
Pipes & Cistern
Alphabetical and Number Series
Coding and Decoding
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
Conclusions and Decision Making
Similarities and Differences
Analytical reasoning, Classification
Statement - Arguments and Assumptions
Basis Science and Engineering
Engineering Drawing - Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric Figures, Symbolic Representation
Mass Weight and Density
Work Power and Energy
Speed and Velocity
Heat and Temperature
Levers and Simple Machines
Occupational Safety and Health
General Awareness on Current Affairs
Science and Technology
Other subjects of importance
Relevant trade syllabus
For the complete syllabus of all exam trade of Second Stage CBT (Part B) – Click Here
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