RRB ALP/Technician Exam Pattern

The RRB conducts various technical and non-technical categories exam to recruit candidates for various posts/services in the Indian Railway. Some of the exams conducted by RRB are RRB NTPC Exam; RRP ALP/Technician Exam among others.

The RRB has released the ALP/Technician 2018 Notification i.e. for the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician posts and total vacancies mentioned in the RRB ALP 2018 Notification is 26502.

Candidates who are preparing to appear for the RRB ALP Exam in 2018 or in any near future here’s the detailed RRB ALP/Technician Exam Pattern which they should know very well in order to devise an effective preparation plan.

  1. First Stage: CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)
  2. Second Stage: CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)
  3. Third Stage: Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)
    • Composition of Assistant Loco Pilot’s Test Battery
  4. Fourth Stage Document Verification (DV)
  5. Empanelling of Candidates

RRB ALP/TECHNICIAN RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

A candidate should submit only one application online which will be made available on the RRB official Website.

The entire recruitment process includes, IStage CBT;IIStage CBT;III Stage-Computer Based Aptitude Test; and Document Verification (DV) as applicable.

The date, time and venue for all the exam events like the1st stage CBT, 2ndstage CBT, 3rdComputer Based AT and 4th stage DV or any other additional events will be fixed by the RRBs and the same will informed to the candidates through their website or through the mobile number and email ID of candidates provided at the time of filling the online application form.

RRB ALP/Technician Exam Pattern of First Stage CBT -Common for ALP/Technician:

The first stage CBT is common for all candidates who have opted ALP and technician.

The First Stage CBT is kind of screening test and the standard of questions asked in the CBT conforms with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts.

The marks secured by the candidates in the first stage of CBT exam is counted only for shortlisting candidates for the second stage of the exam on the basis of the merit only.

The questions in the CBT are objective type with multiple choices and generally, questions are asked on the followingsubjectsMathematics; General Intelligence and Reasoning; General Science; General Awareness on Current Affairs.

RRB APL/Technician First Stage CBT Exam Pattern

Subjects No of Questions Duration
Mathematics 75 Questions 60 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness

Duration of the CBT: 60 Min
No of Questions: 75

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories is as follows.

Category General/UR OBC SC ST
Percentage of Marks Eligible 40% 30% 30% 25%

NOTE:

The aforementioned marks for eligibility are further relaxable by 2% for candidates who belong to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) category in case if there is any shortage of PWD candidates against the vacancies reserved for them.

RRB ALP/Technician Exam Pattern of Second Stage CBT - Common for ALP/Technician

Candidates who have secured the standardized marks in the First Stage CBT are shortlisted for the Second Stage CBT.

The total number of candidates shortlisted for the second stage CBT will be 15 times the number of vacancies to be filled in ALP and Technician.

The Second Stage CBT has two parts namely Part A and Part B as mentioned below.

PART Subject Question Time
PART A Maths 100 90 Min
General Intelligence & reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General Awareness
PART B Relevant Trade 75 60 min

PART A

Duration: 90 Min

No of Questions: 100

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories is as follows.

Category General/UR OBC SC ST
Percentage of Marks Eligible 40% 30% 30% 25%

NOTE:
The above mentionedpercentage of marks for eligibility are further relaxable by 2% for candidates who belong to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) category in case if there is any shortage of PWD candidates against the vacancies reserved for them.

The marks secured by the candidates in Part A of the Second Stage CBT will be counted for shortlisting for further stages of the selection process. While the Part B of the 2nd Stage CBT is only qualifying in nature.

PART B

Duration: 60 Min

Number of Questions: 75

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

This part of the Second Stage CBT is qualifying in nature and consists of questions from the Trade Syllabus prescribed by the 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).

Candidates can get the trade syllabus from the DGET website (http://dget.nic.in/content/innerpage/trade-syllabus.php).

The relevant trades for various engineering discipline/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test is as below:

Sl.No. Engineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree) Relevant Trade for PART B Qualifying Test to be selected from
1. Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen /Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
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 Mathematics Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman

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

The Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) is only for those candidates who have opted for ALP Post.

The total number of candidates shortlisted for the CBAT will be 8 times the total number of vacancies to be filled for each community i.e. General/Unreserved; SC/ST; OBC; OBC-NCL including Ex-servicemen. The candidates are shortlisted based on the marks obtained in Part A of second Stage CBT along with the qualifying marks obtained in PART B of the Second Stage CBT.

Candidates who have shortlisted for the Computer Based Aptitude Test should produce the Vision Certificate in the format mentioned in the Centralized Employment Notice (CEN) failing which candidates will not be allowed to take the Computer Based Aptitude Test.

Candidates who have secured the minimum marks in the Computer Base Aptitude Test along with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in Part A of the Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based Aptitude Test.

NOTE:

  • The Computer Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi.
  • The Third Stage Computer Based Aptitude Test is qualifying nature and candidates should score a minimum of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to candidates of all categories and no relaxation is allowed.
  • There is no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
  • The aptitude test is designed for various jobs in critical safety categories.
  • Candidates will be given the test battery, consisting of five-six tests, mentioned for the job they have applied.
  • Usually, the tests are administered in groups of 35-150 candidates. Candidates shouldmark their answers on the OMR Answer Sheets for the questions given in test booklets.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test battery of Computer Based AT for considering them for the post of ALP.

The test battery of Computer Based AT is to assess the skills and strengths of the candidates which are required to carry the duty. The test is designed in such way that it gives the unbiased assessment of candidates’ strengths and boundaries.

Composition of Assistant Loco Pilot’s Test Battery

  1. Memory Test
  2. Following Directions Test
  3. Depth Perception Test
  4. Concentration Test
  5. Perceptual Speed Test

NOTE

  • The tests mentioned above are only indicative and may be changed at any time without any prior notice.
  • Each Test has a separate time limit, which is advised during the test sessions. Candidates should solve the test items fast and correctly and mark their answers on the OMR Sheet with the given time.
  • Candidates can use blue ballpoint pen to shade the circles on the OMR Sheet. If candidates have shaded more than one circle, then such case the particular answer will not be evaluated.

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 for Computer Based Aptitude Test.

Verification of Original Documents and Format of Certificates

Candidates shortlisted for Document Verification(DV) are required to bring all the original documents along with two sets of self-attested photo copies of all documents at the time of Document Verification.

NOTE

  • Candidates should also upload the scanned copies of all the original certificates on the RRB portal (www.rrbdv.in) before their date of DV.
  • All certificates should be either in English or in Hindi Only. If the certificates are not in English or Hindi in such case the candidates should produce a self-attested translated version (Hindi/English) wherever required.
  • *Certificates submitted to during the DV must be strictly in the format prescribed in the Centralized Employment Notice.
  • Candidates will not be given extra time if the requisite original certificates are not produced on the date of DV and the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled or rejected.

Original documents (as applicable) to be brought on the date of verification should be as mentioned below.

  • Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or Equivalent certificate as Proof of Date of Birth and Matriculation Qualification. (The shortlisted candidate’s name and his/her father’s and mother’s name mentioned while filling theOnline Application will be verified with reference to the names mentioned in the certificate.)
  • 10 +2 / Inter / Higher Secondary/PUC (As applicable)
  • NCVT / SCVT/ Diploma / Engineering Degree Certificate with Semester wise Mark Sheets (As applicable).
  • SC/ST certificate should be in the format as mentioned in the RRB Notification/ CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN).
  • Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)certificate in the format as mentioned inthe CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN) No.01/2018 14
  • Non-creamy layer declaration by OBC candidates in the format as mentionedin the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Income Certificate to waive Examination Fee for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) in the format as mentionedin the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Original discharge certificate for Ex-serviceman.
  • Photo Copy of both sides of Aadhaar Card.
  • Medical Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the format as mentionedin the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from serving employees with the date of appointment.
  • NOC ((No Objection Certificate) from Serving Defence Personnel with a probable date of discharge.
  • Minority Community declaration on Non – judicial Stamp Paper in the format as prescribed in the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Gazette notification and/or any Legal document in case of formal change of name as mentioned in the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Receipt of payment made through a challan at SBI branch or Pay-in-slip at Computerized post office.
  • Self-Certification by the Transgender candidates.
  • J & K domicile certificate.
  • Certificate of eligibility from Government of India as mentioned in the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Declaration of divorce or judicial separation from the proficient Court of Law (as applicable) and Affidavit stating that the candidate has not remarried.
  • In case of widow candidate, certificate of spouse and affidavit stating that she is not remarried.
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who secure civil employment after applying for this CEN should give self-declaration to the concerned employer about the details of application against this CEN, as soon as they join. The copy of declaration approved by the civil employer along with the employer’s NOC should be submitted during Document Verification.

Empaneling of Candidates

Candidates who clear the Second Stage CBT will be called for the DV, in addition, candidates equal to 50% of the number of vacancy for various posts will also be called for DV. However, these additional number of candidates will be considered for empanelment only if there is a shortage in empanelment form the merit list and/or as a replacement for the shortlisted candidates who are not joining the working post and/or any other special requests.

If two candidates have secured same marks in such case their merit position is decided by age criteria i.e. the older person will be given higher priority.

Shortlisted candidates are appointed for the posts based on their passing requisite in Medical Fitness Test which is conducted by the Railway Administration, final document verification and background verification of candidates’ character.

NOTE:

The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) only recommend successful candidates’ names to the empanel but the appointment is offered only by the respective Railway Administrations.

+ First Stage

RRB ALP/Technician Exam Pattern of First Stage CBT -Common for ALP/Technician:

The first stage CBT is common for all candidates who have opted ALP and technician.

The First Stage CBT is kind of screening test and the standard of questions asked in the CBT conforms with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts.

The marks secured by the candidates in the first stage of CBT exam is counted only for shortlisting candidates for the second stage of the exam on the basis of the merit only.

The questions in the CBT are objective type with multiple choices and generally, questions are asked on the followingsubjectsMathematics; General Intelligence and Reasoning; General Science; General Awareness on Current Affairs.

RRB APL/Technician First Stage CBT Exam Pattern

Subjects No of Questions Duration
Mathematics 75 Questions 60 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness

Duration of the CBT: 60 Min
No of Questions: 75

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories is as follows.

Category General/UR OBC SC ST
Percentage of Marks Eligible 40% 30% 30% 25%

NOTE:

The aforementioned marks for eligibility are further relaxable by 2% for candidates who belong to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) category in case if there is any shortage of PWD candidates against the vacancies reserved for them.

+ Second Stage

RRB ALP/Technician Exam Pattern of Second Stage CBT - Common for ALP/Technician

Candidates who have secured the standardized marks in the First Stage CBT are shortlisted for the Second Stage CBT.

The total number of candidates shortlisted for the second stage CBT will be 15 times the number of vacancies to be filled in ALP and Technician.

The Second Stage CBT has two parts namely Part A and Part B as mentioned below.

PART Subject Question Time
PART A Maths 100 90 Min
General Intelligence & reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General Awareness
PART B Relevant Trade 75 60 min

PART A

Duration: 90 Min

No of Questions: 100

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories is as follows.

Category General/UR OBC SC ST
Percentage of Marks Eligible 40% 30% 30% 25%

NOTE:
The above mentionedpercentage of marks for eligibility are further relaxable by 2% for candidates who belong to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) category in case if there is any shortage of PWD candidates against the vacancies reserved for them.

The marks secured by the candidates in Part A of the Second Stage CBT will be counted for shortlisting for further stages of the selection process. While the Part B of the 2nd Stage CBT is only qualifying in nature.

PART B

Duration: 60 Min

Number of Questions: 75

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

This part of the Second Stage CBT is qualifying in nature and consists of questions from the Trade Syllabus prescribed by the 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).

Candidates can get the trade syllabus from the DGET website (http://dget.nic.in/content/innerpage/trade-syllabus.php).

The relevant trades for various engineering discipline/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test is as below:

Sl.No. Engineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree) Relevant Trade for PART B Qualifying Test to be selected from
1. Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen /Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
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 Mathematics Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman

+ Third Stage

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

The Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) is only for those candidates who have opted for ALP Post.

The total number of candidates shortlisted for the CBAT will be 8 times the total number of vacancies to be filled for each community i.e. General/Unreserved; SC/ST; OBC; OBC-NCL including Ex-servicemen. The candidates are shortlisted based on the marks obtained in Part A of second Stage CBT along with the qualifying marks obtained in PART B of the Second Stage CBT.

Candidates who have shortlisted for the Computer Based Aptitude Test should produce the Vision Certificate in the format mentioned in the Centralized Employment Notice (CEN) failing which candidates will not be allowed to take the Computer Based Aptitude Test.

Candidates who have secured the minimum marks in the Computer Base Aptitude Test along with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in Part A of the Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based Aptitude Test.

NOTE:

  • The Computer Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi.
  • The Third Stage Computer Based Aptitude Test is qualifying nature and candidates should score a minimum of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to candidates of all categories and no relaxation is allowed.
  • There is no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
  • The aptitude test is designed for various jobs in critical safety categories.
  • Candidates will be given the test battery, consisting of five-six tests, mentioned for the job they have applied.
  • Usually, the tests are administered in groups of 35-150 candidates. Candidates shouldmark their answers on the OMR Answer Sheets for the questions given in test booklets.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test battery of Computer Based AT for considering them for the post of ALP.

The test battery of Computer Based AT is to assess the skills and strengths of the candidates which are required to carry the duty. The test is designed in such way that it gives the unbiased assessment of candidates’ strengths and boundaries.

Composition of Assistant Loco Pilot’s Test Battery

  1. Memory Test
  2. Following Directions Test
  3. Depth Perception Test
  4. Concentration Test
  5. Perceptual Speed Test

NOTE

  • The tests mentioned above are only indicative and may be changed at any time without any prior notice.
  • Each Test has a separate time limit, which is advised during the test sessions. Candidates should solve the test items fast and correctly and mark their answers on the OMR Sheet with the given time.
  • Candidates can use blue ballpoint pen to shade the circles on the OMR Sheet. If candidates have shaded more than one circle, then such case the particular answer will not be evaluated.

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 for Computer Based Aptitude Test.

+ Fourth Stage

Verification of Original Documents and Format of Certificates

Candidates shortlisted for Document Verification(DV) are required to bring all the original documents along with two sets of self-attested photo copies of all documents at the time of Document Verification.

NOTE

  • Candidates should also upload the scanned copies of all the original certificates on the RRB portal (www.rrbdv.in) before their date of DV.
  • All certificates should be either in English or in Hindi Only. If the certificates are not in English or Hindi in such case the candidates should produce a self-attested translated version (Hindi/English) wherever required.
  • *Certificates submitted to during the DV must be strictly in the format prescribed in the Centralized Employment Notice.
  • Candidates will not be given extra time if the requisite original certificates are not produced on the date of DV and the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled or rejected.

Original documents (as applicable) to be brought on the date of verification should be as mentioned below.

  • Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or Equivalent certificate as Proof of Date of Birth and Matriculation Qualification. (The shortlisted candidate’s name and his/her father’s and mother’s name mentioned while filling theOnline Application will be verified with reference to the names mentioned in the certificate.)
  • 10 +2 / Inter / Higher Secondary/PUC (As applicable)
  • NCVT / SCVT/ Diploma / Engineering Degree Certificate with Semester wise Mark Sheets (As applicable).
  • SC/ST certificate should be in the format as mentioned in the RRB Notification/ CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN).
  • Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)certificate in the format as mentioned inthe CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN) No.01/2018 14
  • Non-creamy layer declaration by OBC candidates in the format as mentionedin the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Income Certificate to waive Examination Fee for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) in the format as mentionedin the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Original discharge certificate for Ex-serviceman.
  • Photo Copy of both sides of Aadhaar Card.
  • Medical Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the format as mentionedin the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from serving employees with the date of appointment.
  • NOC ((No Objection Certificate) from Serving Defence Personnel with a probable date of discharge.
  • Minority Community declaration on Non – judicial Stamp Paper in the format as prescribed in the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Gazette notification and/or any Legal document in case of formal change of name as mentioned in the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Receipt of payment made through a challan at SBI branch or Pay-in-slip at Computerized post office.
  • Self-Certification by the Transgender candidates.
  • J & K domicile certificate.
  • Certificate of eligibility from Government of India as mentioned in the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN)
  • Declaration of divorce or judicial separation from the proficient Court of Law (as applicable) and Affidavit stating that the candidate has not remarried.
  • In case of widow candidate, certificate of spouse and affidavit stating that she is not remarried.
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who secure civil employment after applying for this CEN should give self-declaration to the concerned employer about the details of application against this CEN, as soon as they join. The copy of declaration approved by the civil employer along with the employer’s NOC should be submitted during Document Verification.

+ Empanelling of Candidates

Empaneling of Candidates

Candidates who clear the Second Stage CBT will be called for the DV, in addition, candidates equal to 50% of the number of vacancy for various posts will also be called for DV. However, these additional number of candidates will be considered for empanelment only if there is a shortage in empanelment form the merit list and/or as a replacement for the shortlisted candidates who are not joining the working post and/or any other special requests.

If two candidates have secured same marks in such case their merit position is decided by age criteria i.e. the older person will be given higher priority.

Shortlisted candidates are appointed for the posts based on their passing requisite in Medical Fitness Test which is conducted by the Railway Administration, final document verification and background verification of candidates’ character.

NOTE:

The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) only recommend successful candidates’ names to the empanel but the appointment is offered only by the respective Railway Administrations.