RRB ALP Syllabus and Technician Syllabus 2018 with (Examination Pattern)

By | May 20, 2018

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Railway has finally come out with very good news for the unemployed youths of our Country; RRB through notification number CEN 01/2018 released a huge vacancy in Indian Railway for the Post of ALP(Assistant Loco Pilot) and Technician Category. The total number of posts announced is 26502. Railways have been the largest employer in our country for decades and employed in Indian Railways which is the Largest Central Govt. Department is a dream for Lakhs of Job aspirants. Every year, Lakhs of applicants apply for the jobs announced by Railways and give their best to secure a Govt. job in Railways. In this year also, RRB announced to fill up the vacant posts of Loco Pilots and Technician categories across all Railway Zones. Since this is Railway Recruitment Notification, job aspirants overwhelmingly registered their application online through the official websites of RRB Zones. Now, we presume most of the job aspirants who applied towards the Railways recruitment might have started their preparation for the exams. Since this is a very large opening in Railway Sector, Applied candidates must take this examination very seriously and do the needful in this regard.  So, we have drafted this article on RRB ALP Syllabus and Technician Syllabus to assist you all in the preparation of the stages of the examination for Loco Pilot or Technician Gr-III Posts.

RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2018 | Overview

Department Name Indian Railways
Notification Number CEN:01/2018
Recruiting Authority Railway Recruitment Board
Posts Advertised ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)
Posts Advertised Technician GR-III
Scale of Pay Rs. 19900/- plus other allowances
Vacancies ALP 17673 Posts
Technician 8829 Posts
Opening Date to Register Online 3rd February 2018
Last Date to Register Online 31st March 2018
Application Fee For UR/OBC Rs 500/-
For SC/ST or ExSM or PWD or Female or Transgender or Minorities or EBC Rs. 250/-
Application Fee Submission Last Date 31st  March 2018

 [APPLY Online to the RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2018 through Here]

RRB ALP Exam Pattern & Technician Exam Pattern @ RRB Notification

Railway Recruitment Board of various Zones like RRB Mumbai, RRB Kolkata, RRB Guwahati and others will conduct the recruitment of Loco Pilots and Technician Posts. Eligible and interested candidates applied to the RRB according to their preferences within the deadline. Since candidates would be appearing for selection exams soon on the scheduled date as announced by respective RRB so, we have shared here the examination pattern of ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018. Check the details of the RRB ALP Exam Pattern and the Technician Exam Pattern as well.

Stages of ALP & Technician Recruitment | RRB CEN- 01/2018

In RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018, selection of the Posts will be through two stages of examination

  • First stage CBT(Computer Based Test) and
  • Second Stage CBT

These two examinations are common for ALP and Technician Posts. In addition to this, applicants who have opted for ALP and qualified in Second Stage CBT have to clear a Computer-Based Aptitude Test (AT) for the final selection.

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First Stage CBT (Common for ALP or Technician)

The First Stage CBT Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices. This Test will be of screening in nature and the score of First Stage CBT exam shall be used only for short listing of candidates for Second Stage CBT exam as per merit. The standard of questions will be in accordance with the educational standards for the ALP and Technician Posts. Tabular view of the First Stage CBT is as under

First Stage CBT

Type of Questions MCQ Based Questions
Duration of the Exam 60 minutes
Number of Questions 75
Minimum Percentage to Qualify UR 40% marks
OBC 30% marks
SC 30% marks
ST 25% marks

Second Stage CBT

Candidates will be shortlisted for the Second Stage CBT exam on the normalized marks obtained by them in the First Stage CBT Exam. As per Official Notification, approximately 15 times community wise candidates will be shortlisted for Second Stage CBT as per their merit in First Stage CBT. Short listing of candidates will be done as per the total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against that RRB.

The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts of the examination

  • Part A Examination and
  • Part B Examination.

Tabular View of both the Exam is detailed below.

Part A Examination

Type of Questions MCQ Based Questions
Duration of the Exam 90 minutes
Number of Questions 100
Minimum Percentage to Qualify UR 40% marks
OBC 30% marks
SC 30% marks
ST 25% marks

Part B Examination

Type of Questions MCQ Based Questions
Duration of the Exam 60 minutes
Number of Questions 75
Qualifying Marks 35% marks

Part A Examination marks shall only be considered for shortlisting of candidates for further stages provided the candidate has secured the qualifying mark in Part B of Second Stage CBT.

Computer-Based Aptitude Test

This test is only for those candidates who have applied or opted for ALP Posts. Candidates need to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify this test. Computer-Based Aptitude Test is to be appeared by all candidates opted for ALP posts and no relaxation in this regard is permissible.

Selection of Candidates

For Technician posts: Final selection of the candidates will be based on the performance of candidates in Part A of the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT. While in case of Assistant Loco Pilot, merit list will be prepared on the marks obtained in Part A of Second Stage CBT and the marks obtained in Computer-Based AT.

Syllabus of RRB Loco Pilot & Technician Posts- RRB CEN-01/2018

As mentioned in the ALP Exam Pattern, there will be two stages of examination namely, First Stage CBT & Second Stage CBT and CBAT for ALP Posts. Here, in this section, we shall share the details of the RRB ALP Syllabus and RRB Technician syllabus of the Recruitment. So, check the details and start your preparation as soon as possible.

First Stage CBT Syllabus

This examination will be online multiple choice question-based examination. Objective Type Question will be asked on the following Subjects

Subjects Topics
Mathematics Number system






Ratio and Proportion



Time and Work

Time and Distance

Simple and Compound Interest

Profit and Loss


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




Venn Diagram

Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

Conclusions and Decision Making,

Similarities and Differences

Analytical reasoning



Statement – Arguments and Assumptions.

General Science Physics of 10th standard level

Chemistry of 10th standard level

Life Sciences of 10th standard level

General Awareness Current affairs in Science & Technology






and other subjects of importance

Second Stage CBT Syllabus: As mentioned above, Second Stage CBT has two parts, they are

  • Part A Examination and
  • Part B Examination

Part A Examination Syllabus

This examination will also be conducted online and the subjects along with topics on which questions will be asked are as under

Subjects Topics
Mathematics Same topics as in First CBT.
General Intelligence and Reasoning Same topics as in First CBT
Basic Science and Engineering Engineering Drawing comprising

  • Projections
  • Views
  • Drawing Instruments
  • Lines
  • Geometric figures
  • Symbolic Representation),



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

General Awareness Same topics as in First CBT

Part B Examination Syllabus:

This examination is qualifying in nature and it shall be based on the Trade Syllabus as prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Further details of the trade syllabus can be obtained from the DGET Official Website. We have shared the official Link to DGET Website. Interested Candidates can access the syllabus of Part B through that link.

The relevant trades for various Engineering Discipline or HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test IN Part B is as below:


Engineering Discipline(Diploma or Degree) Relevant trade for PART B Qualifying Test to be selected from
Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering Electrician or Instrument Mechanic or Wiremen or Winder(Armature) or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering Electronics Mechanic or Mechanic Radio & TV
Mechanical Engineering and combination of various streams of Mechanical Engineering Fitter or Mechanic Motor Vehicle or Tractor Mechanic or Mechanic Diesel or Turner or Machinist or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic or Heat Engine or Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
Automobile Engineering and combination of various streams of Automobile Engineering Mechanic Motor Vehicle or Tractor Mechanic or Mechanic Diesel or Heat Engine or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths Electrician or Electronics Mechanic or Wireman

Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

Only candidates who have opted for ALP mandatorily have to clear this test for final selection. In this test, the vision and psychometric examination of the candidates will be checked for the suitability of the candidates for the posts. Since Loco Pilot is a very important post in Railway Transport, So these Stages of tests are conducted to test the fitness of the candidates.

Thus, we came to the end of the detailed ALP Syllabus and Technician Syllabus along with the ALP Exam Pattern of RRB CEN 01/2018.

Hope the above article will assist you in your preparation for the Tests.

Thanking You

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