RRB ALP Syllabus 2018 is different for first stage CBT, second stage CBT, and aptitude test. Candidates must know syllabus in order to prepare for RRB ALP 2018 exam. Thus complete syllabus is available here for quick reference. There are also separate cut-offs for each section. Moreover, you should try to score high, and not just cut off marks, to increase chances of qualifying for its following stage. Assistant loco pilot applicants will appear in first stage CBT, second stage CBT, as well as aptitude test. Whereas Technician applicants will appear in first stage and second stage CBT. RRB ALP Syllabus 2018 is available here.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2018

Before you note down RRB ALP & Technician CEN 01/2018  syllabus, here is a quick overview of RRB ALP 2018 exam patterns.

Exam pattern of first stage CBT

S.No. Subjects Questions Time
1 Mathematics 75 1 hour
2 General intelligence and reasoning
3 General science
4 General awareness on current affairs

Exam pattern of second stage CBT

S.No. Subjects Questions Time
Section A
1 Mathematics 100 1.5 hour
2 General intelligence and reasoning
3 Basic science and engineering
4 General awareness on current affairs
Section B
5 DGET syllabus as per trade 75 1 hour

RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus of First stage CBT

Mathematics

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.

The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.

General awareness on current affairs.

In Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

Cut-offs for the first stage CBT are UR – 40%, OBC – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%.

RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus of Second stage CBT

Part A

Mathematics

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

The broad topics that are covered under this shall be 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 on Current Affairs

In Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

Cut-offs for the second stage CBT Part A are UR – 40%, OBC – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%.

Part B

This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus 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.

For DGET syllabus, click here.

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

S.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 Maths Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman
Qualifying marks for the second stage CBT Part B is 35%.

Syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 of Computer Based Aptitude Test

Visit websites of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in -> Directorates -> Psycho Technical Directorate -> Candidates Corner) for question patterns and other details of AT.

Qualifying marks for the computer based aptitude test is 42 in each test battery.

How to prepare for RRB ALP 2018 First Stage?

Now that exam details are out, it is time to start preparing. Very many candidates are bound to apply, so be ready for a tough competition. Your first hurdle will be to clear first stage CBT.

First and foremost, know the syllabus. It is given here on this page (see above). Write it down in a place or print it.

As can be seen in the syllabus or RRB ALP 2018, paper will have 75 questions on mathematics, general intelligence and reasoning, general science, and current affairs. It is similar to what many other government job exams of 10+2 level or after ITI have.

  • Mathematics – Practice a large number of questions on all topics given in RRB ALP syllabus 2018.
  • General intelligence and reasoning – Here you need a good presence of mind and observation skills. Solve questions that are on series, puzzles, statement-arguments, and other topics from syllabus. You will see that a certain skill-set can be developed to crack these questions easily.
  • Science – Paper should not be very tough for science. Study class 10 science book like NCERT science class 10 thoroughly. Remember facts and figures, and practice one-liner questions as well as MCQs.
  • Current affairs – Read newspaper daily. Also read facts of science and technology, sports and other topics in RRB ALP syllabus 2018.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Can you tell me approximately how many questions are there from each particular topic like in maths and general science and reasoning and general awareness……. Plz help me because based on that I sould start my preparation…..

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