Important Dates for RRB ALP 2018

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date N/A N/A
Examination Date 12-Apr-2018 N/A
Result Date 14-May-2018 N/A Result is declared

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot 2018

RRB ALP 2017 is the national level appointment drive to fill about 23801 vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians in Indian Railways. The appointment drive will be conducted and managed by one of the 21 Regional Railway Appointment Boards (RRB) for all the regions. The official notification is expected to be released in the month of December 2017. 
  • RRB ALP 2017 will be a pen and paper-based test.
  • The result will be declared on the official site of the participating RRBs.
  • There will be 6 sections in the test consisting of multiple-choice questions.
  • The tentative date for RRB ALP Appointment 2017 is yet to be released.
  • The convening Regional RRB will set up a web portal for facilitating online application and other processes.

All 21 Railway Zones including Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri, and Thiruvananthapuram are expected to fill vacant posts for for Assitant Loco Pilots and Technician

Highlights of RRB ALP 2018 

Date of ExamMarch/April 2018 (Tentative)
Organizing BodyRailway Appointment Board (RRB)
Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in
Method of ExamOnline
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Eligibility (may vary for various exams)10th pass & ITI/Diploma in Engineering
Posts ProvideedAssistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Technician Grade III
Number of Vacancies23000+
Pay Scale5,200-20,200-1,900 INR

Total Vacancies in RRB ALP 2018

ZoneVacancies
RRB Mumbai3624
RRB Secunderabad3210
RRB Ranchi2210
RRB Kolkata1786
RRB Chennai1423
RRB Patna1371
RRB Bilaspur1341
RRB Allahabad1321
RRB Chandigarh961
RRB Bangalore890
RRB Muzaffarpur878
RRB Jammu Srinagar812
RRB Bhubaneswar745
RRB Ajmer645
RRB Bhopal625
RRB Ahmedabad455
RRB Guwahati445
RRB Siliguri445
RRB Thiruvananthapuram341
RRB Malda178
RRB Gorakhpur95
Total23801

Calendar of Events of RRB ALP 2018 

The table below highlights the tentative schedule for RRB ALP 2017.

EventDate
Announce of Official NotificationDecember 2017
Availability of Application FormDecember 2017
Application Form Submission DeadlineJanuary 2018
Issue of Hall Ticket for Written Exam2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date
Scheduled Exam DateMarch/April 2018
Publication of ResultsApproximately a month after Exam

Eligibility Criteria of RRB ALP 2018 

The at least eligibility to apply for RRB ALP is matriculation with ITI or Diploma in Engineering. The specific guidelines concerned with Nationality, Academic Qualification and Age Limit are said below:

Nationality: Only Indian nationals can apply for RRB ALP 2017.

Educational qualification: Participants should be 10th pass and possess ITI Certification (approved by NCVT / SCVT), or Diploma Engineering except for CSE or Civil branches.

Age limit: Participant should be 18 to 30 years old. OBC aspirants will get relaxation for 3 years while SC/ST aspirants will get a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.

Note: Aspirants must meet the specified eligibility criteria as per official notification. In case eligibility conditions are not satisfied by any particular aspirant, at any stage of the appointment procedure, then their candidature is liable to be cancelled.


Application Form of RRB ALP 2018 

Aspirants required to clear all the steps before submitting the form. Steps involved in filling the RRB ALP 2017 Application Form are mentioned below:

  1. All the particulars like name, educational qualification, post and exam centre preference, contact details should be cautiously entered.
  2. Details in the form should be accurate and matches with official records/documents
  3. Upload scanned copies of participants’ recent passport-size photograph and specimen signature would also have to be uploaded.
  4. Application Fee can be deposited using the integrated online payment gateway.
  5. A copy of the filled in application form should be downloaded and printed for the records.

RRB ALP 2017 Application Fee

RRB ALP Application Fee 2017 is tentatively INR 100. Category-wise application fee and alternative payment methods will be informed via the official notification


Hall Ticket of RRB ALP 2018 

RRB ALP 2017 Hall Ticket for the written Exam is expected to be allowed online via the official web portal around 2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date.

The Hall Ticket will contain participant’s name, DOB, gender, category, post applied for, and the exam centre details including address, date and time. In case of any mismatch in the details printed on hall ticket, aspirants need to get in touch with zonal RRB offices

Steps to download Hall Ticket

  • Download and take print out of the admit card
  • Visit the official website for RRB ALP 2017
  • Enter 'Application Number' and 'Date of Birth'
  • Click on the links for 'RRB ALP Hall Ticket 2017'

Exam Format of RRB ALP 2018 

The tentative exam format for RRB ALP 2017 can be checked in the table below. RRB ALP 2017 Syllabus is based on the matriculation/ diploma curriculum. Any changes in the scheme of examination and syllabus would be mentioned in the official notification.

Method of ExaminationOnline, Computer Based Test
Number of Questions100-120
Type of QuestionsObjective, MCQ type
Maximum Marks100-120
Period of Exam90 Minutes
Sections in Paper5 sections: Arithmetic & General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness, Technical Skills

The subject wise distribution of marks and questions in RRB ALP 2017 is indicated in the table below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Arithmetic & General Intelligence2525
Reasoning1010
General Science3030
General Awareness2525
Technical Skills303

Syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 

The indicative list of topics from RRB ALP 2017 examination is tabulated below. The table contains only the list of important topics from each subject only.

SectionTopics
ReasoningAnalogy; Odd One Out; Coding-Decoding; Finding Missing Number/Pattern in Series; Distance and Direction test; Blood Relations; Ranking &Arrangement; Logical Diagram, Mirror Images etc.
ArithmeticDecimal Fraction; BODMAS rule; LCM/HCF; Percentage; Profit & Loss; Time and Work; Time and Distance; Ratio and Proportion; Square and Square root; Cube and Cube root; Mensuration etc.
General AwarenessIndian History; World and Indian Geography; Indian Polity; Health and Physiology, General Science, National and International Present Affairs; Computer and Information Technology
General ScienceElementary topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Human physiology etc.
Technical SkillsMechanical: Basics of mechanics; Thermodynamics; Strength of Materials; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Fluid Mechanics etc. Electrical: Atomic Structure; Voltage; Present; Resistance and their units; Series and Parallel Connections; Magnetism; Principles of Motors, Transformers, Generators; Gravity; Measuring Instruments etc. Electronics: Organizeivity; Electrons; Semiorganizeors; Insulator etc.

Advisable Books for RRB ALP 2018

An extensive list of books to prepare for RRB ALP 2017 is indicated below. These reference books contain an explanation of important concepts as well as sample questions for exercise.

SectionTopics
ReasoningAnalogy; Odd One Out; Coding-Decoding; Finding Missing Number/Pattern in Series; Distance and Direction test; Blood Relations; Ranking &Arrangement; Logical Diagram, Mirror Images etc.
ArithmeticDecimal Fraction; BODMAS rule; LCM/HCF; Percentage; Profit & Loss; Time and Work; Time and Distance; Ratio and Proportion; Square and Square root; Cube and Cube root; Mensuration etc.
General AwarenessIndian History; World and Indian Geography; Indian Polity; Health and Physiology, General Science, National and International Present Affairs; Computer and Information Technology
General ScienceElementary topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Human physiology etc.
Technical SkillsMechanical: Basics of mechanics; Thermodynamics; Strength of Materials; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Fluid Mechanics etc. Electrical: Atomic Structure; Voltage; Present; Resistance and their units; Series and Parallel Connections; Magnetism; Principles of Motors, Transformers, Generators; Gravity; Measuring Instruments etc. Electronics: Organizeivity; Electrons; Semiorganizeors; Insulator etc.

Result of RRB ALP 2018 

RRB ALP 2017 Result is expected to be released on the official web portal within a month from the date of the exam. Aspirants who qualify the written test would find their names in the list of aspirants selected for subsequent rounds of the appointment procedure.

Aspirants making it to the merit list will be shortlisted for the interview round. The selection procedure for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians would include:

  • Interview
  • Document Verification
  • Written Test

Interview and document verification is usually conducted within 3-4 months after the releasement of the result.


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