RRB ALP Syllabus 2022, Loco Pilot & Technician Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Syllabus 2022 Download: Railway comes out with very good news for the unemployed youths of our Country; RRB releases a huge vacancy in Indian Railway for the Post of ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) and Technician Category. 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 is set 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 submits their application online through the official websites of RRB Zones. Now, we presume most of the job aspirants who applies to 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 Syllabus | Overview

Department NameIndian Railways
Notification NumberUpdate Soon
Recruiting AuthorityRailway Recruitment Board
Posts AdvertisedALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)
Posts AdvertisedTechnician GR-III
Scale of PayRs. 19900/- plus other allowances
VacanciesUpdate Soon
Online Registration PeriodUpdate Soon
Page CategorySyllabus

 [ RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment Application Link]

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. Thus, check the details of the RRB ALP Exam Pattern and the Technician Exam Pattern as well.

RRB ALP & Technician Selection Process

In RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment, 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. 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.

RRB ALP 1st Stage Exam / CBT Pattern

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

Subjects No. of Qs
Maths 20
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25
General Science20
General Awareness on Current Affairs10
  • Type of Questions will be MCQ Based Questions
  • Duration of the Exam is 60 minutes
  • Minimum Percentage of marks to Qualify for UR – 40%, OBC – 30%, SC – 30% & ST – 25%

RRB ALP 2nd Stage CBT / Exam Pattern

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.

RRB ALP 2nd Stage CBT – Part A Examination

Type of QuestionsMCQ Based Questions
SubjectsMaths, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Basic Science & Engineering, General Awareness on Current Affairs
Duration of the Exam90 minutes
Number of Questions100
Minimum Percentage to QualifyUR – 40% marks
OBC – 30% marks
SC – 30% marks
ST – 25% marks

RRB ALP 2nd Stage CBT – Part B Examination

Type of QuestionsMCQ Based Questions
SubjectsRelevant Trade
Duration of the Exam60 minutes
Number of Questions75
Qualifying Marks35% 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.

RRB ALP 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.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2022 Syllabus – Stage Wise

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.

RRB ALP 1st Stage CBT Syllabus

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

MathematicsNumber 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 ReasoningAnalogies
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 SciencePhysics of 10th standard levelChemistry of 10th standard levelLife Sciences of 10th standard level
General AwarenessCurrent affairs in Science & Technology
and other subjects of importance

RRB ALP Second Stage CBT Syllabus

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

  • Part A Examination and
  • Part B Examination
Part A Exam Syllabus

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

MathematicsSame topics as in First CBT.
General Intelligence and ReasoningSame topics as in First CBT
Basic Science and EngineeringEngineering Drawing comprising –
Drawing Instruments
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 AwarenessSame topics as in First CBT

Part B Exam Syllabus

This examination is qualifying in nature and it shall be based on the Trade Syllabus as prescribed by the 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 EngineeringElectrician or Instrument Mechanic or Wiremen or Winder(Armature) or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of ElectronicsEngineering Electronics Mechanic or Mechanic Radio & TV
Mechanical Engineering and combination of various streams of Mechanical EngineeringFitter 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 EngineeringMechanic Motor Vehicle or Tractor Mechanic or Mechanic Diesel or Heat Engine or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
HSC(10+2) with Physics and MathsElectrician or Electronics Mechanic or Wireman


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

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