RRB ALP

1. What is RRB ALP?

Railway recruitment board (RRB) conducts RRB ALP and Technician Exam to recruit Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician for different railway zones across the country. This is a national level exam, however, RRB releases vacancy for different zones separately. The exam is being conducted in multiple phases, First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) and Document Verification. After completion of all the phases, RRBs publish results on their respective regional websites. In the last notification (2018) of RRB ALP and technicians, RRB announced 64,371 vacancies.

The RRB conducts the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) exam to recruit candidates into the Indian Railways. The RRB ALP 2020 exam is yet to be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Candidates can check the relevant information on other RRB exams conducted by the railway board.

rrb alp

2. Why RRB ALP?

  • Railway Passes for you and your family
  • Accommodation
  • Medical for you and your family
  • Well earnings
  • Tag of Central Govt Job
  • Perks and job security
  • Opportunities to promote in higher positions by General Departmental Competitive Exams.
  • You can get age relaxations in Appearing UPSC IRSE exams, if you put in minimum 3 years of service

3. How to prepare?

Proper planning:

  • Plan your studies well. Proper planning is the key to success in competitive exams. Study and prepare months in advance.

Aim for Accuracy:

  • You need to be accurate while solving mathematical problems.

Effective Time Management Tips:

  • There is very little time to solve too many questions. You need to learn to juggle various sections and manage to solve as many questions as you can.

Prepare study notes:

  • Apart from using reference material to study, you need to prepare using your own notes. After exhaustive studying, you will come across important things from an exam perspective. Study notes are important observations and points that will help.

Practice with Mock Test-Series:

  • Mock Tests reflect a true picture of your performance as they act as a mirror and help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses. Toprankers offers RRB ALP Mock Test in both Hindi and English.

Stay Positive:

  • A few minutes of prayer every day can help you stay positive. You can also practice Yoga, do exercise and take a balanced diet.

Practicals and Theory:

  • ITI Disciplines are a practical subject but it involves a lot of theory and one must never avoid the theoretical concepts of the exam.

Get your Basics Right:

  • Get your basics right and then only you can go further with more tough concepts.

Prepare Notes and Revise:

  • There are no shortcuts, so prepare thoroughly.

Stay Updated with Current Affairs:

  • You should read the newspapers, magazines regularly and also stay updated with current affairs. Pay special attention to the banking and finance industry. Other topics you can focus on include Banking awareness, Sports, Business & Economy, Political news, Awards, static GK and more etc.

Take coaching if required:

  • A good teacher can both teach you and inspire you. Nothing can be better than attending RRB ALP Online Coaching from the best faculties with live chat options.

Computer Based Test:

  • You need to get acquainted with the online system of answering questions. It is unlike the traditional pencil-paper method.

4. Important materials:

Syllabus:

RRB ALP Syllabus: Stage I CBT

RRB ALP syllabus RRB ALP Topics
Mathematics
  • Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions
  • LCM, HCF
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • 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
  • Mensuration
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical operations
  • Blood relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and Decision Making
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Arguments and Assumptions
General Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
General awareness & current affairs
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports and Culture
  • Personalities
  • Economics
  • Indian Polity

RRB ALP Syllabus: Stage II CBT

RRB ALP syllabus RRB ALP Topics
Mathematics
  • Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, Square Root.
  • Age Calculations
  • 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
  • Calendar & Clock
  • Pipes & Cistern
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical operations
  • Blood relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and Decision Making
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Arguments and Assumptions
  • Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
Basic Science & Engineering
  • 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 & current affairs
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Personalities
  • Economics
  • Indian Polity

a. E-books:

RRB ALP Papers   RRB ALP Best Books Publications
Mathematics Fast Track Objective Arithmetic 

Book by Rajesh Verma

Arihant publication
General Intelligence and Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. RS Aggarwal 

 

S.Chand
General Science NCERT books for respective subtlest NCERT
General awareness & current affairs Lucent’s General Knowledge 

 

Lucent publication
Basic Science & Engineering Basic Science & Engineering for Indian Railways (RRB) Assistant Loco Pilot Exam 2018 Stage II 

 

Disha Experts

b. Videos:

How to prepare for RRB ALP:

https://youtu.be/uW_ulf4Jmww

Boost your preparation with RRB ALP:

https://youtu.be/kc8i3vABIOw

RRB ALP exam preparation:

https://youtu.be/hRzNBRA1A1M

RRB ALP selection process:

https://youtu.be/etp1WuPKzkQ

RRB ALP 15 days study plan:

https://youtu.be/KG-pHCH53hk

RRB ALP syllabus:

https://youtu.be/GL2qGAqFWNA

5. Previous year question paper with answers:

RRB ALP 2018 question paper:

https://static.careers360.mobi/media/uploads/froala_editor/files/rrb-alp-9-1%20(1).pdf

RRB ALP sample paper1:

https://www.freshersnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/12ga.pdf

RRB ALP sample paper2:

https://www.freshersnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/gi12132.pdf

RRB ALP sample paper3:

https://www.freshersnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/na12.pdf

RRB ALP sample paper4:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c6p9HXTAWtpRRFhDPZjVSchg2SdZRNWE/view

6. Important tips:

  • Time management is very important during the exam but also while preparing for exam
  • Make daily Targets for yourself , and check the at the end of the day
  • While you prepare ,you should write down he important things you need to revise just before the exam
  • Give as many as mock test you can, it will help you improve your speed , and will make you analyze your weak and strong areas
  • You’ll have to take care of the accuracy , as there is negative marking
  • Don’t waste your Time on Difficult question,  Try solving those first , whom you are sure about
  • You should be well aware of current Affairs
  • To improve your awareness and GK do read lots of books, magazines, newspapers. Watch news regularly to keep yourself updated
  • Carefully attempt all questions, as there is no negative evaluation
  • One must attempt previous years’ papers and practice papers to know about the exam questions
  • One must keep fit and healthy, and undergo personal health checkup at home. This shall help in getting a good score in the final medical fitness test
  • Candidates shall set all their documents properly in a portfolio, for the quick check during document verification
  • Candidates must have good communication skills

Check the below link to know more about the exam:

https://elanacademy.net/courses/rrb-alp/

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