RRB ALP & TECHNICIAN (Exam-Detail)

Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician exam. Loco pilot is the post in which employee assists the drivers which pilots the train. Loco Pilot gives the right directions to the piloting person according to the signal lights. The exam is conducted in multiple stages which includes- First Stage CBT , Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitiude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP) and Trade Related Exam for Technicians.

Exam Detail

Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician exam. Loco pilot is the post in which employee assists the drivers which pilots the train. Loco Pilot gives the right directions to the piloting person according to the signal lights. The exam is conducted in multiple stages. The below are the details of the exam and exam patterns.

Eligibility Criteria:

Age :

The contents of candidates in regarding relaxation in upper age limit/ maximum age for various categories/communities to be read as under:

COMMUNITY / CATEGORIES

RELAXATION IN UPPER AGE LIMIT (OR) MAXIMUM UPPER AGE

Candidates who have commenced their Apprenticeship under the Apprentices Act before attaining the age of 25 years

UR

35 Years of age

OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)

38 Years of age

SC/ST

40 Years of age

 

Date of birth of the candidate should be between the dates given below (Both dates inclusive):

Upper Limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than)

Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)

Remarks*

UR

OBC – Non Creamy Layer

SC/ST

For all Community / Categories

Candidates belonging to community/categories in the table at shall be eligible for age relaxation as applicable.

 Note: The date of birth limits for SC/ST & OBC-NCL given in this table includes community age relaxation.

 

Educational qualification:

ASSISTANT LOCO PILOT:

  • 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering
  • Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades.
  • Engineering Degree/ Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trades of Armature and Coil Winder / Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Fitter / Heat Engine / Instrument Mechanic / Machinist / Mechanic Diesel / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV / Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic / Tractor Mechanic / Turner / Wireman.
  • Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution in lieu of ITI

TECHNICIAN GRADE III:

  • Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades
  • Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the specified trades.

EXAM PATTERN:

First stage CBT 1:

  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: in 15 languages (Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu)
  • Minimum percentage of marks for various categories are : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • There will be a negative Mark for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

SR.NO

Subjects

NO. Of Questions

Time Duration

1.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

60minutes

2.

Mathematics

20

3.

General Awareness on Current Affairs

10

4.

General Science

20

 

Second Stage of CBT:

  • It consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • Minimum percentage of marks in various categories are : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • There will be a negative Mark for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

 

SR,NO

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

TimeDuration

1

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

100

90 min

2

Mathematics

25

3

General awareness on current affairs

10

4

Basic Science & Engineering

40

 

Total

100

 

PART-B:

  • Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)
  • This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET)

 

Subject

Number of Questions

Duration

Relevant Trade

75 Questions

60 minutes

 

Computer Based Aptitiude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP):

  • There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
  • The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
  • The ALP merit list will be drawn from the candidates Who is qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% of the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30%  of the marks obtained in Computer Based AT

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