RRB ALP Stage 1

RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018
Railway Recruitment Board has come up with bumper vacancies for the post of Assistant Locomotive Pilot (ALP) and various technicians. There are 26502 vacancies across 16 zones of railway recruitment Board.

Details about the RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018:
Below mentioned are the details to keep in mind while filling the online form.

Important dates:
Date of publishing advertisement: 03 Feb 2018
End date of online application: 05 Mar 2018 up to 23 : 59 hrs.
Tentative date for computer based test (CBT) First stage: April - May 2018
Mode of application: Online

Eligibility Criteria:
The eligibility related to age and education will be described over here. As RRB has made relaxation of two years to Unreserved category candidates as well. The lower and upper age limit indicated in the vacancy table will be calculated as on 01.07.2018.

Age group Category Upper age limit Lower age limit Relaxation in upper age limit New Age group
18 yrs – 30 yrs UR 02-07-1988 01-07-2000 - 18 yrs – 30 yrs
OBC- Creamy layer
OBC- Non creamy layer 3 years 18 yrs – 33 yrs
SC/ST 5 years 18 yrs – 35 yrs
Persons with Disabilities UR 10 years 18 yrs –
40 yrs
OBC- Creamy
OBC- Non creamy 13 years 18 yrs – 43 yrs
SC/ST 15 years 18 yrs – 45 yrs
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried UR 5 years 18 yrs – 35 yrs
OBC- Creamy
OBC- Non creamy 8 years 18 yrs – 38 yrs
SC/ST 10 years 18 yrs – 40 yrs
Ex- servicemen Up to the extent of service rendered in Defense + 3 years  
 
Educational Qualification:
Candidates should have the Educational/Technical qualifications indicated for notified posts from recognized Institute/University as on the closing date for submission of the ONLINE application i.e. 5th March 2018. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational/technical qualification SHOULD NOT apply. Diploma/Degree in Engineering will not be accepted in lieu of course completed Act Apprenticeship / ITI for the post of Technicians unless otherwise specified. Graduate Act Apprentice will not be accepted in lieu of Course Completed Act Apprenticeship (CCAA).

Pay Scale:
Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of Rs. 19900/- plus other allowances as admissible.

Application fees and payment details:
Application fees for Candidates belonging to Unreserved and OBC category: Rs. 500*
Application fees for Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWDs/Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class/ Ex- serviceman: Rs. 250**
This application fee is subject to refund is the candidate has given the examination.

*Rs. 400 will be refunded if candidate has given the exam.
**Rs. 250 will be refunded if candidate has given the exam.

Mode of payment:
Payment could be made either (A) Online or (B) Offline.

(A) Online: Online payment can be done through internet banking/ ATM/ debit card/ credit card.
(B) Offline: Offline payment can be through:
        I. SBI Bank Challan Payment mode closes on 12.03.2018 at 13.00 Hrs in any branch of SBI.
        II. Post Office Challan Payment mode closes on 10.03.2018 at 13.00 Hrs in any branch of computerized Post Office.

Details of vacancies Zone wise:
The details of the vacancies in the following RRB zones is given in the following table.

S. No RRB Name Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Technicians Total
1 Ahmedabad 0 164 164
2 Ajmer 852 369 1221
3 Allahabad 3657 1037 4694
4 Bangalore 435 619 1054
5 Bhubaneshwar 455 247 702
6 Bhopal 766 913 1679
7 Bilaspur 697 248 945
8 Chandigarh 1228 318 1546
9 Chennai 429 516 945
10 Gorakhpur 1234 354 1588
11 Guwahati 353 69 422
12 Jammu/Srinagar 189 178 367
13 Kolkata 425 1399 1824
14 Malda 293 587 880
15 Mumbai 1101 324 1425
16 Muzaffarpur 310 155 465
17 Patna 345 109 454
18 Ranchi 1697 346 2043
19 Secunderabad 2719 543 3262
20 Siliguri 389 88 477
21 Thiruvananthapuram 99 246 345
   Total  17673 8829 26502
 
3) Exam Pattern is discussed in a separate tab

4) 
Document Verification
 
Based on the performance of candidates in Part A of the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT (For Technician posts) and based on the performance of candidates in both Part A of the Second Stage CBT and Computer Based AT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT (For ALP), candidates shall be called for Document Verification.
 
Medical Standards:
 
The candidates called for Document verification will have to meet the following medical standards.
 
Medical Standard General Fitness Visual Acuity
A-1
 
Physically fit in all respects Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test (must not accept +2D)
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses and Must pass tests for Colour
Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision etc
B-1
 
Physically fit in all respects Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to
exceed 4D) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or
close work is required and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision,
Night Vision, Mesopic Vision etc.
B-2
 
Physically fit in all respects Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to
exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading
or close work is required and Must pass test for Binocular Vision etc.
C-1
 
Physically fit in all respects Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6
with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
 
Note- Candidates who have undergone Lasik surgery or any other surgical procedure to correct refractory error are not eligible for the post having Medical Standards A1, B1 and B2.

How to Apply for RRB ALP and Technician posts:
Candidates must ensure the following things while filling up the online form.

A. Candidate Photograph in color: JPEG image of size 20 to 50KB.
B. SC/ST Certificate (Only for candidates seeking free travel pass): JPEG image of size 50 to 100KB.
C. Scribe Photograph in color (Wherever applicable): JPEG image of size 20 to 50KB.

Steps for online application-
  • Go through the official website of respective RRB Zone  and click on Recruitment option.
  • A link for online application will be displayed.
  • Click on the " New Registration link".
  • Fill the details carefully and apply for the desired post before submitting.
  • A Registration number and password will be displayed on the screen.
  • Login again using the same registration number and password
  • Fill the relevant details very carefully.
  • Make the application fee payment through net banking/ debit card/ credit card/ e-challan/ pay-in-slip payable any bank .
  • Now affix your passport sized photograph and signature along with left-hand thumb impression, also copy the declaration.
  • Scan the filled template as per the format.
  • Submit the application form and keep a copy of it for further use.
Hope this article gives you a one stop solution for all RRB recruitment related queries.

For details on date of examination and download of admit card please visit http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,4,1244

We will keep you updated regarding each and every information regarding RRB ALP and Technician recruitment process.
 

Here, we have mentioned the full exam pattern of RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Exam. There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer. There shall be no negative marking for Computer Based Aptitude Test.

Recruitment Process:
The recruitment process consists of First stage CBT, Second stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification as applicable.

1) First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)

Duration: 60 Minutes
Number of Questions: 75

Subject Duration Syllabus
Mathematics 60 minutes 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 10th standard.
General Awareness Current Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.
 
Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories:

UR 40%
OBC 30%
SC 30%
ST 25%
 
 
These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.
 
2) Second Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)
Normalized marks of the first stage CBT shall be used for short listing the candidates for second stage CBT.

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

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 marks in Part B.

Total Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes (for Part A and Part B together)

PART A
Duration: 90 Minutes
Number of Questions: 100

Subject Duration Syllabus
Mathematics 90 minutes 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.
Basic Science and Engineering Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments,
Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power
and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational
Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.
General Awareness Current Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.
 
Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories for part A of second stage CBT:

UR 40%
OBC 30%
SC 30%
ST 25%
 
 
These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.
 
PART B
Duration: 60 Minutes
Number of Questions: 75
Qualifying Marks: 35 %

Part B of second stage CBT is qualifying in nature.
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. The relevant trades for various engineering disciplines/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the Part B of second stage CBT is given below:

Engineering Discipline (Diploma/Degree) Relevant trade
Electrical Engineering and combination of
various streams of Electrical Engineering.
Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen
/Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.
Electronics Engineering and combination of
various streams of Electronics Engineering.
Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV.
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.
Automobile Engineering and combination of
various streams of Automobile Engineering.
Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic /
Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine /
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.
HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths. Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman
 
3) Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for ALP)

Qualifying marks: The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify.

The ALP merit list will be drawn only from among 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 website of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in -> Directorates -> Psycho Technical Directorate -> Candidates Corner) for question patterns and other details of Aptitude Test.
 
Negative Marking: There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT equivalent to 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

There shall be no negative marking for Computer based aptitude test.

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