RRB ALP Subjects

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) decides the subjects that will be a part of the RRB ALP Exams. The subject list is decided in such a way that candidates with the right qualifications and skills are recruited in technical positions of the Indian Railways.

This article will give details about the subjects and the subsequent topics that are part of the RRB ALP exam

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List of RRB ALP Subjects and Topics

The RRB ALP exam takes place in two stages:

  1. CBT 1
  2. CBT 2
  • Part A
  • Part B

*CBT stands for Computer-Based Test

CBT 1 consists of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs

Some of the topics of the subjects are given in the table below

RRB ALP CBT 1 Subjects

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
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
General Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Astronomy & Space Technology
General Awareness and Current Affairs
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports and Culture
  • Personalities
  • Economics
  • Indian Polity

CBT 2 is divided into two parts:

Part A consists of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Basic Science and Engineering
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs

RRB ALP CBT 2 Part A Subjects

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
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
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Arguments and Assumptions
General Science
  • 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
  • Environment Education
  • IT Literacy
General Awareness and Current Affairs
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports and Culture
  • Personalities
  • Economics
  • Indian Polity

Part B is qualifying in nature and comprises a syllabus relevant to the trade as prescribed by the Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification are required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade.

The relevant trades for various engineering disciplines/Class 12 are given below:

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

For more in-depth details about the RRB ALP Syllabus, visit the linked article.

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Frequently asked Questions about RRB ALP Subjects

What are the important topics for RRB ALP Mathematics?

What are the important topics for RRB ALP Mathematics?

The important topics for RRB ALP Mathematics section are Number system, Fractions, Percentage, Time and Work, Simple and Compound Interest, etc.

What is the qualification percentage in the RRB ALP Exam?

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.

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