RRB ALP Syllabus

The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Assistant Loco Pilot Exam every year to recruit candidates for this post. The ALP syllabus has been released by the RRB.

This RRB ALP exam gives a great opportunity to the candidates to secure a good position under the Central Government of India.

This article is about the detailed RRB ALP Syllabus for the exam which consists of a vast number of concepts and topics.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2018:-Download PDF Here

The RRB ALP Exam pattern is crucial before understanding the syllabus.

The RRB ALP Exam pattern is as follows:

The RRB ALP Exam has 2 stages-

  1. CBT 1st stage
  2. CBT 2nd stage
    1. Part A
    2. Part B

The 1st stage CBT will be a common exam for ALP/Technician whereas the 2nd stage CBT will be only for ALP Exam.

The Exam Pattern for RRB ALP Exam is as follows:

RRB ALP Exam

Maximum no.of Questions

Duration

1st stage CBT

75

60 min

2nd stage CBT- PART A

100

90 min

2nd stage CBT- PART B

75

60 min

The topics covered in the RRB ALP Exam are as follows:

  1. Mathematics
  2. General Intelligence & Logical Reasoning
  3. Basic Science & Engineering
  4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

The detailed RRB ALP syllabus is given below.

RRB ALP syllabus 2018

The syllabus structure for RRB ALP has been released for the year 2018-19 exam.

The RRB syllabus contains various topics related to different concepts.

The RRB ALP syllabus for CBT 1 is as follows:

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RRB ALP syllabus

Topics

1.

Mathematics

Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, 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, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.

2.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.

3.

General Science

Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.

4.

General awareness & current affairs

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.

There are two parts of the syllabus for the CBT 2 Exam.

The Assistant Loco Pilot CBT 2 syllabus is given below:

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RRB ALP syllabus

Topics

1.

Mathematics

Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, 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, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.

2.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning,Clocks, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.

3.

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.

4.

General awareness & current affairs

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.

The part B of the Assistant Loco Pilot CBT 2 syllabus is a bit different from the other sections of the ALP Exam.

The Assistant Loco Pilot 2019 syllabus is expected to be the same as the previous years.

But, aspirants must be updated with the latest news on ALP for any changes to be notified.

Important Pointers related to Part B – CBT 2 exam:

  • Qualifying Marks for CBT 2 Part B is 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 the Director-General of Employment & Training (DGET).
  • Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade.
  • Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2).

For the detailed CBT 2 Trade syllabus, refer to the given link.

RRB ALP syllabus 2018:-Download PDF Here

RRB ALP Books

The various important books for RRB ALP exam are as follows:

Topic

RRB ALP Books

Author/Publication

Mathematics

1. Fast-track Objective Arithmetic

Arihant Publications

2. Quickest Mathematics

Kiran Publication

3. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R.S. Agarwal

4. Practice Book on Quicker Maths

M.Tyra & K. Kundan

General Science

1. Lucent General Knowledge- Science section

Lucent Publication

General Intelligence & Reasoning

1.A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

2.Test of Reasoning

Dr R. S. Aggrawal

Edgar Thorpe

General Awareness & Current Affairs

1. Lucent General Knowledge

2. Pratiyogita Darpan

3. Manorama yearbook

Lucent Publication

Upkar Publication

Manorama

RRB ALP Book List 2018:-Download PDF Here

RRB ALP Preparation

The top 8 important tips required to crack the RRB ALP exam is as follows:

  1. Check the official RRB ALP Notification and the RRB official website regularly.
  2. Understand the RRB ALP Exam pattern in details to make a better preparation based on the concepts.
  3. Be thorough with the topics covered in the RRB ALP syllabus.
  4. Devise a proper study routine for the RRB ALP Exam.
  5. Make proper notes on various concepts and topics to make your preparation easier and stress-free.
  6. Practice previous years question papers and take many mock tests.
  7. Take online help from various resources in case required.
  8. Be calm and positive and never panic before or during the Exam and the preparation.

Candidates can get an idea about the complete syllabus and the RRB Preparation strategy for the RRB ALP Exam through this article.

For more details on other Government Exams, refer to the linked article

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