RRB ALP 2018 online form has been released via CEN 01/2018. Each of the 21 RRBs have also released notification with apply online links. This is the first recruitment by RRBs in the year 2018. Get here complete details of RRB ALP 2018 including notification, vacancy, eligibility, age limit, application form, syllabus, admit card. RRB ALP & Technician CEN 1/2018 exams will be conducted in computer based test format followed by aptitude test and document verification. There are total 26502 vacancies out of which 17673 are for ALP and 8829 for Technician posts.

Latest: Application process is over. Now check Application Status and download Admit Card.

RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2018 CEN 01/2018

Indian Railways is recruiting candidates to the posts of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and various posts of Technicians through this RRB ALP & Technician CEN 01/2018. Details of RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment are notified via Railway Recruitment Board Centralised Employment Notice (CEN) 01/2018.

Railway recruitment boards function under the Ministry of Railways. It has now released the first recruitment notification CEN 01/2018 for RRB ALP 2018. The first thing you should know is the schedule. Note all dates in your calendar so that you do not miss any important event of this recruitment.

RRB ALP 2018 Dates
CEN 01/2018 notification released on 02 Feb 2018
Online form is available from 03 Feb 2018
Candidates can apply online until 31 Mar 2018
RRBs will release admit card in Apr / May 2018
First stage CBT for ALP and Technician Apr / May 2018
Declaration of result of first stage CBT To be announced
Second stage CBT for ALP and Technician To be announced
Aptitude test for ALP To be announced

As can be seen, form filling dates and a general idea of first stage CBT is available now. As and when RRBs announce more dates of RRB ALP 2018, we will update them here.

RRB ALP & Technician Notification 2018

The complete notification for RRB ALP 2018 has been released on February 02, 2018. As can be seen, Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) invite online applications for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician.

RRB ALP 2018 Notification
Highlights of the RRB ALP & Technician CEN 01/2018

  • The number of vacancies is very high.
  • There are 17673 vacancies of Assistant Loco Pilot
  • There are 8829 vacancies of various posts of Technicians.
  • If your result is awaited then you cannot apply.
  • 18 to 30 years old candidates can apply.
  • Level 2 of the seventh pay commission pay matrix is applicable which comes out to be Rs 19900 plus allowances.
  • Around one month’s time is being given to apply online.

Download RRB ALP CEN 01/2018 complete notification

Important dates

RRB ALP 2018 Dates
Commencement of online form 03 Feb 2018 (10 AM)
Last date to apply 31 Mar 2018
Date of RRB ALP 2018 Exam April / May 2018
Last date to pay fees  
Via online payment 31 Mar 2018
SBI challan 31 Mar 2018
Post office challan 29 Mar 2018

RRB ALP 2018 Vacancies

The number of vacancies is as follows.

Post Number of vacancies
Assistant Loco Pilot 17673
Technicians 8829
Total 26502

Railway ALP & Technician CEN 01/2018 vacancies are provisional and may change as per requirement. Below is distribution of current vacancies notified by all RRB.

RRB ALP 2018 Vacancies

RRB ALP & Technician Apply Online 2018

The application form for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician is available now. The candidates can fill the application form online.

In order to apply, firstly the registration is to be done. To register for RRB ALP & Technician CEN 01/2018, the candidates need to submit basic details like Name, DoB, email id, etc. When the candidates will register online, they will be able to access the application form and submit remaining details in it.

RRB ALP 2018 Application Form Part I: In the Part 1 of RRB ALP Application Form 2018 page, provide the details of Educational qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, ExSM, PWD, Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.

Application Fees

  • Rs 250 for SC, ST, Ex-S, PWDs, females, transgenders, minorities, economically backward class
  • Rs 500 for all others

Part II – After the payment of application fee, the candidates will have to submit details on Scribe, Educational Qualification, and the Language of Exam, and Upload Images.

Quick Fact

The last time that this recruitment was held by Indian Railways was in the year 2014 and in that year the number of vacancies was 26567. Usually, government job recruitment processes go on for a long time and the same happens with RRB ALP recruitment. The best thing about RRB ALP and Technician recruitment 2018 is that candidates with class 10 qualification with ITI can apply online for it.

RRB ALP 2018 Eligibility Criteria

It it very important to check your eligibility criteria before applying online. Application form ineligible candidates will be rejected, therefore before applying for the post(s) against this notification CEN 01/2018, candidates should satisfy themselves that they fulfill all the RRB ALP & Technician Eligibility Norms including Age LimitsEducation Qualifications and Medical Standards. Eligibility criteria is as follows.

RRB ALP CEN 01/2018 Age limit

Candidate should be between 18 to 30 years old as on 1 July 2018.

RRB ALP 2018 Eligibility Category Lower Limit of Date of Birth Upper Limit of Date of Birth
UR 01 Jul 2000 02 Jul 1988
OBC 02 Jul 1985
SC / ST 02 Jul 1983

Age relaxation will be as per notification.

RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Age Criteria

In short, to satisfy lower age limit, for all candidates, their date of birth should not be later than 01 July 2000. Now coming to upper age limit, for UR candidates, DOB should not be earlier than 02 July 1988. For OBC NCL, it should be not earlier than 02 July 1985. Similarly for SC/ST DOB should not be earlier than 02 July 1983. Other category candidates may please calculate it as per above table.

As can be seen, you are eligible for age relaxation if you are in any of the categories. However please make sure that you have documents to support category claim.

RRB ALP CEN 01/2018 Educational qualification

For Assistant Loco Pilot

You should be matriculation / SSLC plus ITI / Course completed ACT apprentices OR Diploma / degree in engineering.

For Technicians

You should be matriculation / SSLC plus ITI / Course completed ACT apprentices OR 10+2 with Physics and Maths OR Diploma in engineering.

Government job aspirants, especially those who wish to work in Indian Railways, can take view other articles of of RRB ALP 2018 from below given links.

Medical standards

Medical standards are very important for assistant loco pilot posts. Especially factors like eyesight are critical. Make sure that you are medically fit as per Chapter 5 of Indian Railway Medical Manual Vol.1 which you can download at www.indianrailways.gov.in.

There are more than 1 crore government job aspirants in India. When the Railways had conducted NTPC recruitment, 92 lakh candidates had applied (this was officially announced). So you can see that a massive number of job seekers including you, are going to appear for RRB ALP 2018 examination.

Who is an Assistant Loco Pilot?

An Assistant Loco Pilot is the one who assists a Loco Pilot in driving or piloting the train. This includes calling out signal as soon as he sees someone, fine tune the Loco, attend small repairs of the Loco.

Requirement

Assistant loco pilot should be always alert on duty and responsive. The responsive nature of a person who wishes to work as an ALP is tested in the aptitude test conducted by Railway Recruitment Board.

Scope

After becoming ALP, the next promotion leads to being Sr ALP, and then LP. LPs can write exams for various positions like loco foreman, loco supervisor, crew controller, power controller which have the benefit of getting running allowance without actually running.

Salary of Assistant Loco Pilot

  • Pay: Rs 19900

Candidates who appear for ALP undergo written exam, aptitude test, document verification. Those who appear for Technician undergo written exam and document verification.

You should start studying for the RRB ALP 2018 if your aim is to crack it in single attempt. Otherwise you will have to wait for 2-3 years as these recruitments happen at a gap of 2-3 years.

RRB ALP CEN 01/2018 Syllabus

Syllabus of RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 is given here for exam preparation. Candidates can get the railway recruitment syllabus from this page.

RRB ALP Technician Syllabus 2018 for Stage 1

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 RRB ALP Technician Syllabus 2018  under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level. You can check CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus for the same. Also you can check NCERT Books of Class 10.

General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

RRB ALP Technician Syllabus 2018 for Stage 2

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.

RRB ALP Technician Trade Syllabus

The trade syllabus can be obtained from the DGET website.

RRB ALP Technician Aptitude Test Syllabus

In the aptitude test, there is a test battery that has five or six tests as per the post. A group of candidates take the test at once. They mark answers in OMR sheets. Components of test battery are

  • Memory test
  • Follow directions test
  • Depth perception test
  • Concentration test
  • Perceptual speed test

RRB ALP & Technician CEN 01/2018 Exam Pattern

So the last time that exam was held was in 2014. There are lot of changes to the exam pattern now that it has been so many years since the exam. So carefully go though the latest examination pattern and understand the structure of the examination.

RRB ALP 2018 1st Stage CBT Exam

First stage if for all candidates. It is just screening examination and you need to clear thi examination in order to be eligible for next stage.

Duration 60 Minutes
Number of Questions 75
Types of Question Objective Type MCQ
Minimum Qualifying Marks Gen: 40%; OBC / SC: 30% and ST:25%
Type of Exam Qualifying Exam

RRB ALP 2018 2nd Stage CBT Exam

Stage two of RRB ALP 2018 Recruitment exam is divided into two parts. Part A and Part B. Part A marks are used for merit preparation, while part B is another qualifying examination.

Part A

This examination is most important part of RRB ALP CEN & Technician 01/2018 as its score are considered for final merit list preparation.

Duration 90 Minutes
Number of Questions 100
Minimum Qualifying Marks Gen: 40%; OBC / SC: 30% and ST:25%
Type of Exam Score is used for Merit Preparation

Part B

This examination is also know as trade test and is qualifying in nature. All candidate need to score minimum number of marks in order to be eligible for next stage.

Duration 60 Minutes
Number of Questions 75
Minimum Qualifying Marks 35% for all
Type of Exam Qualifying Exam

RRB ALP 2018 Aptitude Test

Aptitude Test if only application for those students who have opted for the post of ALP only or both ALP & Technician posts. RRB ALP 2018 Recruitment Aptitude Test marks will be considered for final merit list preparation for ALP posts.

Candidates are advised to visit websites of RDSO for question patterns and other details of Aptitude Test.

List of all RRBs, their Website and phone numbers

Name of RRB Official Website Phone Number
RRB Ahmedabad www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in 079-22940858
RRB Ajmer www.rrbajmer.gov.in 0145 – 2425230
RRB Allahabad www.rrbald.nic.in 0532-2224531
RRB Bangalore www.rrbbnc.gov.in 080 – 23330378
RRB Bhipal www.rrbbpl.nic.in 0755-2746660
RRB Bhubaneswar www.rrbbbs.gov.in 0674-2303015
RRB Bilaspur www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in 07752-247291
RRB Chandigarh www.rrbcdg.gov.in 0172 – 2730093
RRB Chennai www.rrbchennai.gov.in 044-28275323
RRB Gorakhpur www.rrbgkp.gov.in 0551-2201209
RRB Guwahati www.rrbguwahati.gov.in 0361 – 2540815
RRB Jammu Srinagar www.rrbjammu.nic.in 0191-2476757
RRB Kolkata www.rrbkolkata.gov.in 033 – 25430108
RRB Malda www.rrbmalda.gov.in 03512-264567
RRB Mumbai www.rrbmumbai.gov.in 022-23090422
RRB Muzaffarpur www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in 0621-2213405
RRB Patna www.rrbpatna.gov.in 0612-2677680
RRB Ranchi www.rrbranchi.gov.in 0651-2462429
RRB Secunderabad www.rrbsecunderabad.nic.in 040-27821663
RRB Siliguri www.rrbsiliguri.org 0353-2663840
RRB Thiruvanthapuram www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in 0471-2323357

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