About RRB ALP & Technician 2018

RRB ALP & Technician

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) is conducting RRB ALP examination for recruitment to the post of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician. As many as 64,371 vacancies have been announced under RRB ALP & Technician recruitment exam. More than 47 lakh candidates have applied for Railway Recruitment Boards Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians exam. The  exam is conducted in four stages - First Stage, Second Stage, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) and Document Verification. Candidates who qualified the first stage appeared in the second stage. Based on candidate’s performance in second stage, candidates for ALP posts will be selected for CBAT while candidates of Technician posts, will be shortlisted for document verification.

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages Assamese, Bengali +12 More
Conducting Body: Railway Recruitment Board
RRB ALP & Technician First Stage CBT - Duration 1 Hour +1 More

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RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Important Dates

08 Jun, 2019 Admit Card - Document Verification | Mode: Online
04 Jun, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP CBAT - Score Card | Mode: Online
04 Jun, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP CBAT - Result | Mode: Online
21 May, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP CBAT - Exam | Mode: Online
10 May, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP CBAT - Exam | Mode: Online
07 May, 2019 - 10 May, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP CBAT - Admit Card | Mode: Online
27 Apr, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Result - Revised Result | Mode: Online
27 Apr, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Others - Revised cutoff - Start Date | Mode: Online
06 Apr, 2019 - 16 Apr, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Score Card - Revised scorecard | Mode: Online
05 Apr, 2019 - 06 Apr, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Result - Cancelled | Mode: Online
23 Mar, 2019 - 25 Mar, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Score Card | Mode: Online
23 Mar, 2019 - 25 Mar, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online
19 Feb, 2019 - 20 Feb, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Others - Answer Key challenge | Mode: Online
18 Feb, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Answer Key | Mode: Online
05 Feb, 2019 - 08 Feb, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Admit Card - Rescheduled exam | Mode: Online
17 Jan, 2019 - 23 Jan, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Admit Card | Mode: Online
21 Jan, 2019 - 23 Jan, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP Second Stage CBT - Exam | Mode: Online
20 Dec, 2018 - 19 Jan, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP First Stage CBT - Score Card | Mode: Online
20 Dec, 2018 - 19 Jan, 2019 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP First Stage CBT - Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online
20 Dec, 2018 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP First Stage CBT - Result | Mode: Online
21 Sep, 2018 - 25 Sep, 2018 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP First Stage CBT - Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online
09 Aug, 2018 - 04 Sep, 2018 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP First Stage CBT - Exam | Mode: Online
05 Aug, 2018 RRB ALP & Technician RRB ALP First Stage CBT - Admit Card | Mode: Online
03 Feb, 2018 - 31 Mar, 2018 Application | Mode: Online
03 Feb, 2018 Advertisement | Mode: Online

RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Eligibility Criteria

RRB ALP & Technician Eligibility Criteria 2018 

The eligibility criteria of RRB ALP & Technician is given below. 

Eligibility Criteria of RRB ALP

Age as on July 1, 2018

UR - 18 to 30 years 

SC/ST - Below 35 years

OBC - Below 33 years

Academic qualification 

ALP Posts - Matriculation/SSLC and ITI from recognised NCVT/SCVT or Course Completed Act Apprenticeship (CCAA) or 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering


Technician Posts - Candidates who have passed matriculation/SSLC and ITI from NCVT/SCVT were eligible for the recruitment exam


RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

RRB ALP & Technician Application Form 2018 

The application form of RRB ALP & Technician was available from February 3 to March 31, 2018. Only online applications were accepted for the recruitment exam. More than 47 lakh candidates applied for RRB ALP & Technicians exam. The application form comprised two parts. The procedure of filling both the parts of application  form is explained below. 

RRB ALP & Technician Application Form 2018 - Part I 

  • Applicants were required to enter details like name, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, Aadhaar number,  state, community, SSLC/matric roll number, year of passing SSLC/matric, mobile number and email-id to register for the exam. 

  • After registration, candidates were provided registration number and password. 

  • In part I of RRB ALP & Technician Application Form 2018, candidates were also required to provide details of their educational qualification, community, gender, religion, ex-servicemen, PWD, minority, economically backward class, age relaxation eligibility category and other details. 

  • On completion of application details, candidates were directed to the payment page.

RRB ALP & Technician Application Form 2018 - Part II 

  • In the Part II application page, candidates had to enter detailed educational qualification, choice of exam language for first and second stage. 

  • Upload photograph and signature as per dimension.

  • Agreeing to the terms and conditions and final submission of application. 

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online, Offline Male ₹ 500
OBC, ST, SC PWD Online, Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 250

Student Appearing Vs Seat Available

Year Student Appeared Seats Available
2018 None 64371

RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Syllabus

RRB ALP & Technician Second Stage CBT Syllabus

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 and clock
Pipes and cistern
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
General science
The syllabus under this shall cover physics, chemistry and life sciences of 10th standard level
General awareness
Current affairs in science and technology
Sports
Culture
Personalities
Economics
Politics and any other subjects of importance

RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Exam Pattern

RRB ALP & Technician First Stage CBT Exam Pattern

  • The first stage of RRB ALP was held online.

  • The test carried 75 objective type questions.

  • Duration of the test was 60 minutes

  • The first stage as per RRB ALP exam pattern carried 75 marks. 

  • Each question carried 1 marks.

  • There was negative marking for wrong answers. ⅓ marks was deducted for wrong answers. 

  • Total marks allotted for first stage was 75

RRB ALP & Technician Second Stage CBT Exam Pattern

  • The second stage as per RRB ALP exam pattern consists of two parts - A and B. 

  • Part A of RRB ALP & Technician 2018 will carry 100 questions.

  • There will be 75 questions in Part B. 

  • Duration of Part A will be 90 minutes while Part B will be held for 1 hour. 

RRB ALP & Technician CBAT Exam Pattern

RRB ALP & Technician Exam Pattern 2018

  • CBAT will have questions in English and Hindi.

  • There is no negative marking in CBAT.

  • The test is spread over in five test batteries.

The mock test of RRB ALP was released on July 26, 2018 for candidates to understand the functioning of an online test before the actual exam. To attempt RRB ALP mock test 2018, candidates had to login with their user ID and password. The mock test carried comprised of 100 questions which candidates had to answer within 60 minutes. Mock test helps candidates to improve their question-solving ability and time-management skills. It is important that candidates should analyse their performance in mock test and work on the weak areas.

RRB ALP & Technician Admit Card 2018 

The admit card of RRB ALP & Technician is released in four stages - first stage, second stage, CBAT and document verification. RRB ALP & Technician admit card 2018 is issued four days prior the date of candidate’s exam. To download RRB ALP & Technician admit card/hall ticket online, candidates are required to enter user ID and password. Details like candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, photograph, signature, shift, date, reporting time, address of exam centre and important instructions are mentioned in the admit card. The hard copy of RRB ALP & Technician admit card 2018 is not sent to candidates by post. Candidates have to bring the admit card along with photo-identity proof to the examination centre while appearing for the exam. RRB ALP admit card has two parts - one is candidate’s copy while other is RRB copy which will be retained by the invigilator during verification.

RRB ALP & Technician First Stage CBT Admit Card

RRB ALP Admit Card 2018 for First Stage CBT

RRB ALP admit card 2018 for first stage was available from August 5. The admit card were issued to candidates who had successfully registered for the exam

RRB ALP & Technician Second Stage CBT Admit Card

RRB ALP & Technician Admit Card 2018 for Second Stage

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) had released the admit card of RRB ALP for second stage rescheduled exam. RRB ALP admit card was issued online. To download the admit card, candidates had to enter their user ID and password. The admit card was issued to those candidates whose exam was scheduled to be held between January 21 to 23, but were unable to appear for the test due to technical issues.

RRB ALP & Technician CBAT Admit Card

RRB ALP & Technician Admit Card 2018

The admit card for this stage will be issued to candidates qualifying the second stage exam by securing the prescribed cutoff marks.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Voter card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Printout of e-Aadhaar
  • Driving license
  • PAN card
  • Identity card issued by the employer if candidates are an government employee, school/college/university photo ID card

RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Answer Key

RRB ALP & Technician First Stage CBT Answer Key

The provisional answer key of RRB ALP of first stage was available from September 21 to 25. RRB ALP answer key was available online. Candidates could download answer key, answer key and raise objections by logging with their registration number and date of birth. Using RRB ALP answer key, candidates could check the correct answers to questions asked in the exam. The answer key also contained the responses marked by candidates along with the question IDs. While checking RRB ALP answer key, candidates could raise objection against the answer key in case of incorrect answers. The objection raised by candidates will be examined by experts. Valid objections have been considered for correction and the examination authority had published the final answer key on November 2. However, the final answer key was cancelled after receiving representations from candidates regarding inconsistencies in the same. The revised final answer key 2018 for first stage has been released on December 20. Candidates were able to check the final answer key till January 19.

RRB ALP & Technician Second Stage CBT Answer Key

The provisional answer key of RRB ALP second stage CBT has been released by February 17, 2019. The commission has also released the question paper along with the answer key. The answer key contains the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. The correct answers of RRB ALP second stage have been marked with a green tick. Along with the correct answers the answer key also contains the status of question and answer chosen by candidates on the right side. In case of any discrepancy in the answer key, candidates can challenge the answer key online from February 19 to 20. The final answer key of RRB ALP second stage will be released if the objections are found to be correct by experts.

According to RRB ALP exam analysis of first stage, the overall difficulty level of all slots were moderate to difficult. As per the feedback given by candidates, the reasoning section was easy while Mathematics was lengthy and calculative. RRB ALP exam analysis provides details regarding the section-wise and overall difficulty, weightage of topics, questions asked in the exam and distribution of questions.

The result of RRB ALP 2018 will be declared in four stages – first stage, second stage, CBAT and final selection. First, RRBs will declare the RRB ALP & Technician result of first stage which will be followed by the declaration of result for second stage, CBAT and final selection. The result of all the stages will be available online region-wise. The roll numbers of candidates will be made available in PDF format.

RRB ALP & Technician First Stage CBT Result

RRB ALP Result 2018 of First Stage 

The revised RBB ALP result containing the roll number of qualified candidates has been announced on December 20. The revised scorecard has been released by the Boards along with the result. The scorecard contains both the actual marks and normalised score secured by candidates in the exam stage. On the basis of marks secured by candidates in first stage and post preference, they have been selected for second stage. The result of RRB ALP first stage was earlier released on November 2, 2018. However, due to discrepancies in the answer keys of some questions, the Boards had nullified the same. The score of first stage is calculated out of 75 marks. To arrive at the corrected score, the marks of candidates has been normalised. Candidates will be selected for second stage CBT based on the normalised marks.

RRB ALP & Technician Second Stage CBT Result

The result of RRB ALP second stage has been declared in online mode. Candidates who have qualified both parts of the second stage. However, only the marks scored in Part A is considered to select candidates for next round of selection process. As the this stage is conducted in multiple shifts, the marks of candidates is normalised to declare the result. The qualifying marks of RRB ALP Part B of second stage is 35 % across all categories.

RRB ALP & Technician CBAT Result

To qualify CBAT stage, candidates  have to secure qualifying marks in each of the test batteries. Based on RRB ALP result of CBAT, candidates for ALP posts are selected for document verification.

The cutoff of RRB ALP is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection. RRB ALP & Technician cut off will be released in four stages - first stage, second stage, CBAT and final allotment. There are two types of RRB ALP cut off - qualifying and overall. Candidates will have to secure both the cutoffs to qualify the exam. The revised cut off for CBT 1 will be declared on December 20, 2018.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2018 General 42
ST 19
SC 23
OBC 23

RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Selection Process

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. The stage-wise RRB ALP selection procedure 2018 is explained below. 

First Stage - The first stage has been conducted only to shortlist candidates for second stage. The marks obtained by candidates in this stage will not be considered for the final merit list. Candidates 15 times the number of vacancies will be selected for second stage. 

Second Stage- The marks scored in part A of second stage will only be considered to shortlist candidates for further stages of recruitment process provided candidates qualify part B. The part B of RRB ALP second stage is qualifying in nature. 

Computer Based Aptitude Test - This stage is conducted only for ALP posts. Candidates equal to 8 times the number of vacancies will be shortlisted for this stage based on their performance in Part A of second stage. The merit list for ALP will be prepared from amongst the candidates qualifying the aptitude test. The examination authority will give 70% weightage to the marks obtained in Part A of second stage and 30 % weightage to the marks obtained in CBAT. 

Document Verification - Candidates will be shortlisted for document verification based on their score of Part A of Second Stage. However for ALP posts, the examination authority will also consider the score of CBAT to shortlist candidates for document verification. 

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Matriculation/ high school examination certificate or equivalent certificate as proof for date of birth and matriculation qualification
  • 10 +2 /inter / higher secondary/ PUC (as applicable)
  • NCVT/ SCVT/ diploma/ engineering degree certificate with semester wise mark sheets (as applicable)
  • SC/ ST certificate as per format
  • OBC-NCL certificate as per format
  • Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) declaration for OBC candidates
  • Income certificate for waiving examination fee for economically backward classes
  • Original discharge certificate for ex-serviceman
  • Photocopy of both sides of Aadhaar card
  • Medical certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
  • NOC from serving employees with date of appointment
  • NOC from serving defence personnel with probable date of discharge
  • Minority community declaration on non-judicial stamp paper
  • Gazette notification and/ or any legal document in case of formal change of name
  • Receipt of payment if made through a challan at SBI branch or pay-in-slip at computerized post office
  • Self-certification by transgender candidates
  • J&K domicile certificate
  • Certificate of eligibility from Government of India
  • Decree of divorce/judicial separation from the competent court of law as applicable and affidavit stating that the candidate has not remarried
  • Death certificate of spouse in case of widow candidate and affidavit stating that the candidate has not remarried

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