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RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern

Updated On - February 6th 2018

RRB ALP 2018 exam pattern which includes marking scheme, syllabus, recommended books and marks distribution. It will be announced by Railway Recruitment Board of Indian Railways on its official website, ie The examination is also conducted online where candidates must have the basic computer knowledge in order to make an attempt.

RRB ALP will be conducted in all states of India. Recruitment will be based on the marks scored and rank acquired by candidate.

A total of 120 objective type questions shall be asked in the test and the duration granted to resolve the questions would be 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes). The paper will have 6 parts in total, that is Arithmetic for 30 marks, Reasoning for 10 marks, General Awareness for 25 marks, General Science for 30 marks, General Intelligence for 5 marks, and Technical Ability for 30 marks. This article elaborates the exam pattern of RRB ALP 2018 examination.

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

All the important highlights for students appearing for RRB ALP 2018 examination are tabulated below:

Exam modeOnline mode
Number of papersOnce in a year
Number of questions120
Number of sections6
Question paper typeObjective type
Total marks120
Exam duration90 minutes
Exam languageEnglish
Marking scheme1 marks per question
Negative marking1/3 marks in every wrong answer

RRB ALP 2018 Exam pattern in details

RRB ALP 2018 entrance test is conducted via online mode by Railway Recruitment Board of Indian Railways at the allotted center that is mentioned on candidate’s respective admit card. A total of 120 multiple choice questions will be asked, which needs to be resolve in 1 hour 30 mins.

There will be negative marking is also applicable for every wrong answer is 1/3. Hence, they must attempt the questions they are sure about in the test. RRB ALP 2018 question paper comprises of 6 sections, that is, Arithmetic, Reasoning, General Awareness, General Science, General Intelligence, and Technical Ability. The below table elaborates RRB ALP 2018 exam pattern:

DivisionsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
General Awareness2525
General Science3030
General Intelligence0505
Technical Ability3030

RRB ALP 2018 Marking Scheme

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam 2018 will be of 120 marks in totality. The question paper would be divided in 6 sections which has 120 questions altogether. All questions carry equal weightage. respectively. The section Arithmetic, General Science and Technical Ability carries 30 marks each, Reasoning carries 10 marks, General Awareness has 25 marks and General Intelligence carries 5 marks respectively.

Tabulated below is RRB ALP 2018 marking scheme:

Every correct answer1 mark
Every incorrect answer0.33 marks

RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of RRB ALP 2018 examination is segregated into 6 sections respectively and candidates must have completed ITI approved by NCVT / SCVT OR B.Tech. except CSE & Civil branches or Diploma. The syllabus decided by Railway Recruitment Board of Indian Railways, needs to be understood accurately by candidates to score good and get to work as Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade III with the Indian Railway Recruitment Board. The sections comprise of different syllabus which is listed below:

IArithmeticNumber System, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportions, Unitary Method, Percentage, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration (2D and 3D), Algebra, Data Interpretation.
IIReasoningVerbal: Number Series, Alphabet Series, Test of Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Number Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, A problem on Age Calculation, Blood Relations, Analogy, Decision Making etc.
Non-Verbal: Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures, etc
IIIGeneral AwarenessCurrent Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honors, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National Organizations.
IVGeneral SciencePhysics, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology, etc.
VGeneral IntelligenceFigures and Pictures, Analogies, Space, Visualization, Similarities, Decision Making, Problem-Solving, Arithmetical Number Series, Differences, Arithmetical Reasoning, Analysis, Judgement, Relationship Concepts, Visual memory, Observation, Discrimination, Verbal and Figure Classification.
VITechnical AbilityMechanical: Dimensions, Heat, Engine, Thermos Dynamics, Energy, Material, Energy Conservation, Management, Applied Mechanics, Turbo Machinery, Production Engineering, Automation Engineering, Kinetic Theory, The Strength Of The Material, Metallurgical, Metal Handling, Refrigerators And Air Conditioned.
Automobile: Machine Design, System Theory, IC Engines, Heat Transfer, Thermos Dynamics, Materials Applying Motion, The Power Plant Turbines and Boilers, Metallurgical Production Technology.
Electrical: Electrical India, Rolls, Cables, Transfers, Proved To Be The Fundamental Electrical System, An Alternative System Single Phase Motor, Three Phase Motor System, Light, Magnetism, Motors.
Electronics and Communication: The Transistor, Dias, Digital Electronics, Networking and Industrial Electronics, Electronic Tube, Semi-Conductor Physics, Robotic Radio, communications Systems And Satellite Matters, Computer And Micro Processor.

RRB ALP 2018 Recommended Books

There are few books for students appearing for RRB ALP exam. Tabulated below are the names for the examniantion:

SubjectBook TitleAuthor/Publication
ArithmeticRailway Assistant Loco Pilot ExamLal (Author), ‎ Jain (Author)
ReasoningRailway Aptitude TestR. Gupta’s
Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Station Master Psychological and Aptitude TestB.K Singh
General AwarenessGeneral Knowledge & Awareness 2017 for RRB Railway Recruitment Exams (NTPC/ALP/ASM/Technical)Disha Experts
The Mega Yearbook 2017 - Current Affairs & General Knowledge for Competitive Exams 2nd edition2Disha Experts
General ScienceEncyclopedia of General Science for General CompetitionsArihant Experts
General IntelligenceGeneral Intelligence and Test of ReasoningVikas Publishing House
Technical AbilityRRB Assistant Loco PilotSakthi Publication House
Upkar Technical Trades Railway Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade III ExaminationsSudhindra Pratap

RRB ALP 2018 Important Instructions

  • Students must report at the exam center at least half 30 minutes to the commencement of RRB ALP 2018 examination.
  • Students would be prohibited inside the exam center without showing their respective admit cards.
  • Any sort of electronic gadgets are not allowed inside the examination center, such as, mobile phones, calculators, etc.
  • Students are required follow all the instructions delivered by the invigilator and must not to open the exam booklet seal, unless instructed.
  • Students shall be granted 10 minutes to go through the test booklet thoroughly and to fill in all the required information in the first page of answer sheet.
  • Students need to make their signature on the answer as well as attendance sheet in the presence of their class invigilator.
  • In case, a student fills in inaccurate details, the answer sheet might get rejected by the examiner and he/she would get detained from RRB ALP 2018 examination.
  • Candidates are not allowed to leave the examination center before the timing given as it might lead to the cancellation of their candidature.
  • Student who is caught guilty of any unfair means like cheating, they will be held responsible for their disqualification from RRB ALP 2018 examination.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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