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RRB ALP Selection Process

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RRB ALP Selection Process

RRB ALP Selection Process 2018

RRB ALP Selection Process shall be two stages of examination (First stage CBT and Second Stage CBT) common for ALP and Technicians. In addition, candidates who have opted for ALP and qualified in Second Stage CBT have to undergo Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT). Marks will be normalized in all the stages of exam.



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The different Stages of the RRB ALP Technicians 2018 Selection Procedure are as described below:

✦ Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

✦ The First Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts. The score of first stage exam shall be used only for short listing of candidates for second stage exam as per their merit. Candidates who are shortlisted for Second Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of a community shall continue to be considered only against that community for all subsequent stages of recruitment process.

✦ The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:

S.No Sections No. of Questions Time allocated
1 Mathematics 75 60 minutes (80 minutes for eligible PWD candidates accompanied with scribe)
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
3 General Science
4 General awareness on current affairs


Short listing of Candidates for the Second Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in the First Stage CBT Exam.

Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific trade(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.

The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below.

PART A

✦ Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

✦ The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for short listing of candidates for further stages of recruitment process subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part B.

S.No Sections No. of Questions Time allocated
1 Mathematics 100 90 minutes
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
3 Basic Science and Engineering
4 General Awareness on Current Affairs


PART B:

✦ This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the Trade Syllabus [Click Here] prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade. Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2). The trade syllabus can be obtained from the DGET Website [Click Here]. The relevant trades for various engineering discipline/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test is as below:

Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)

S.No Engineering Discipline
(Diploma/Degree)
Relevant trade for PART B Qualifying
Test to be selected from
No. of Questions Time allocated
1 Electrical Engineering and combination of
various streams of Electrical Engineering
Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen
/Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Mechanic
75 60 minutes
2 Electronics Engineering and combination of
various streams of Electronics Engineering
Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV
3 Mechanical Engineering and combination of
various streams of Mechanical Engineering
Fitter / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor
Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Turner /
Machinist / Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Mechanic/ Heat Engine /
Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
4 Automobile Engineering and combination of
various streams of Automobile Engineering
Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic /
Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine /
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
5 HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman


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Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT) (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)

Qualifying marks: The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.

✦ Candidates equal to 8 times number of ALP vacancies for each of the communities i.e. UR, OBC-NCL, SC and ST (including ExSM) shall be short listed for Computer Based AT (based on their performance in Part A of the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT) from among the candidates who have opted for the post of ALP. Such shortlisted candidates should produce the Vision Certificate in the prescribed format as per Annexure – VI [Click Here] in original during Computer Based AT, failing which they will not be permitted to appear in the Computer Based AT.

✦ Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test battery of Computer Based AT for considering them for the post of ALP. The Computer Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi. There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.

✦ The ALP merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT.

✦ Candidates are advised to visit websites of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in → Directorates → Psycho Technical Directorate → Candidates Corner) for question patterns and other details of AT.


RRB ALP/Technicians – Related Information
RRB ALP/Technicians 2018 – Exam Pattern
RRB ALP/Technicians 2018 – Exam Syllabus
RRB ALP/Technicians 2018 – Official Notification Part 1
RRB ALP/Technicians 2018 – Official Notification Part 2