RRB ALP Computer Based Test 2019: Candidates who qualify the two stages of CBT have to then take a RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test. This exam is only taken by the candidates who apply for the post of Automatic Loco Pilot(ALP). This test falls under the definition of “Psycho Technical” skills and a candidate’s cognitive skills are checked under this exam. This test contains five types of batteries, each dealing with different set of skills. It will be conducted after the Final Shortlist for the CBT 2 will release. More information about the RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test will be given here.
RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test 2019
Candidates as many as 8 times the vacancies for each community are called for the RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test. This test is only conducted for the candidates who opt for the post of Auto Loco Pilot. A candidate must produce a Vision Certificate in order to be eligible for the test. Keep a track on the schedule to be updated about the Aptitude Test
|RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test||Dates|
|RRB ALP CBT 2 Dates||21 to 23 Dec 2019|
|Dates of Merit List Publication for the RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test||To be Announced|
|RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test||To be Announced|
Pattern of the AT
The Aptitude Test examines if a candidate has the abilities and certain traits for the post of ALP. The questions are designed as per the requirements of the job. There are five types of sections under the AT, which are known as “Test Batteries”. A candidate is required to score at least 42 marks in each of these batteries to qualify for the next stage, i.e. the Document Verification process. Following are the type of skills that come under the test batteries-
- Memory Test Battery
- Depth Perception Test Battery
- Concentration Test Battery
- Perceptual Speed Test Battery
- Following the Directions Test Battery
Memory Test Battery- Under this test, a candidate’s memory is tasted. There are questions containing locations of buildings, picture-number combination, maps, etc.. A candidate must remember the patterns and answer questions accordingly.
Depth Perception Test Battery- It examines a candidate’s ability to see 3D figures and determine the distance.
Concentration Test Battery- This test inspects a candidate’s concentration by giving questions related to Numerical, alphabetical and any other sort of pattern.
Perceptual Speed Test Battery- It looks into the sharpness of vision. A candidate is given images of objects and needs to rapidly discern the differences.
Following Directions Test Battery- A candidate is supposed to answer questions related to the flow of direction. Here, questions in relation to the reactions in particular situations, the nature of a person, etc. are taken into account.
Eligibility Conditions for The Aptitude Test
A candidate must meet certain eligibility conditions in order to take the test and move ahead in the Selection Process. This is the eligibility criteria to appear in the Aptitude Test
Making the Shortlist
A candidate must first qualify the Second Stage of the Computer Based Test(CBT). Candidates shortlisted after CBT 2 are called for the Computer-Based Aptitude Test. The shortlist is made upon the qualification of Part B in the CBT 2. Then candidates who qualify the Part B are further shortlisted on the basis of the marks acquired in Part A of the Test.
A candidate must produce the vision certificate to take the Test. A candidate will not be allowed to take the Aptitude Test in the absence of a Vision certificate. It is also essential to meet the visual standards or else the candidature is canceled. Following is the format of the Certificate along with the required Medical Standards
How to Prepare and Books for Preparation
A candidate must be ready to answer questions rapidly in the Aptitude Test. Apart from the being rapid, a candidate needs to prepare for the variety of questions that are given in the Aptitude Test. Here are the ways through which a candidate can prepare for the Aptitude Test:
- Candidates can take an array of online tests. There are variations in the tests online a candidate can learn quickly through them.
- One can refer to the guide for the ALP Aptitude Test. Click on the link here.
- There are books available online for the preparation of the Aptitude Test. One can refer to the R.S. Aggarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude Book for preparation.
RRB ALP Admit Card is essential for appearing in the Aptitude Test. The Admit Card contains essential details about a candidate, like a candidate’s name, Date of Birth, exam shift, center, etc. A candidate also needs to carry a valid ID proof along with the Admit Card. Without the Admit Card, a candidate will not be allowed to take the Test.
SC/ST candidates must carry the Travel Pass along with their Admit Card. Apart from the Travel Authority, they must also produce an SC/ST category certificate in front of the Ticket Checker. The Travel Pass is only legible for the journey is the Sleeper Class of a train.
Result and Cut-off
The Result of the Computer-Based Aptitude Test will be published online. In order to qualify, a candidate needs to score at least 42 marks in all of the Test Batteries. There is no relaxation of marks for any category when it comes to the Aptitude Test. Unlike the two stages of CBT, the AT will have no negative marking. For the Final Merit List, 70% of the weight-age will be given to the Part A of the CBT 2 and 30% of it will be given to the Computer Based Aptitude Test. It is mandatory for a candidate to qualify the Computer Based Aptitude Test in order to move further in the Selection Process.
The Final Merit List will be drawn after the conclusion of the RRB ALP Aptitude Test. Candidates will get shortlisted based upon the performance in the Part A of the CBT 2 and the Aptitude Test. The final stage in the selection process for the RRB ALP comes after the Aptitude Test. Under the Document Verification, all relevant documents of a candidate will be verified. It is mandatory for a candidate to appear in the Document Verification. If a candidate clears all the exams and makes the Final Merit List but still doesn’t appear in the process, then the candidature is canceled.