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
 CBT 1st stage
 CBT 2nd stage
 Part A
 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:
 Mathematics
 General Intelligence & Logical Reasoning
 Basic Science & Engineering
 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 201819 exam.
The RRB syllabus contains various topics related to different concepts.
The RRB ALP syllabus for CBT 1 is as follows:
Sl. No. 
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 â€“ 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:
Sl. No. 
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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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 DirectorGeneral 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. Fasttrack 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 & NonVerbal 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:
 Check the official RRB ALP Notification and the RRB official website regularly.
 Understand the RRB ALP Exam pattern in details to make a better preparation based on the concepts.
 Be thorough with the topics covered in the RRB ALP syllabus.
 Devise a proper study routine for the RRB ALP Exam.
 Make proper notes on various concepts and topics to make your preparation easier and stressfree.
 Practice previous years question papers and take many mock tests.
 Take online help from various resources in case required.
 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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