**RRB ALP Syllabus** – The Railway Recruitment Board sets the syllabus and RRB ALP exam pattern to conduct the Assistant Loco Pilot exam every year and recruit candidates for this post.

The ALP syllabus and exam pattern are published on the notification. The 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 2021:-**Download PDF Here

Aspirants of other exams by the Railway board can go through the details given on RRB page.

### RRB ALP Exam Pattern

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 Or Quantitative Aptitude.
- General Intelligence & Logical Reasoning
- Basic Science & Engineering
- General Awareness & Current Affairs

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## RRB ALP Syllabus 2021

The syllabus structure for RRB ALP is released by the Railway Recruitment Board along with the notification and generally be the same every year. check RRB ALP Notification for relevant information.

Candidates appearing for the next recruitment of ALP exam will be notified if there is any change in the RRB ALP Syllabus.

Candidates willing to appear for different examinations conducted by the Railway Board can check RRB syllabus to know the detailed syllabus of various railway exams along with exam pattern.

### RRB ALP Syllabus CBT 1

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 – 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. |

To prepare for General Science the best material candidates can hop on is the NCERT Notes given on the linked page.

Candidates willing to gain conceptual clarity on important reasoning topics can check the following links.

For more such topics visit the Logical Reasoning page and prepare well for the general intelligence and reasoning section.

Check 3 sutras to prepare for reasoning ability for RRB ALP as reasoning is an important and major part of the syllabus.

For general awareness and current affairs, preparation candidates need to go through the given links-

Candidates can check more topics on awards, largest, biggest, fathers of various fields etc. on the SSC General Awareness page.

The links given below will help to prepare for the general knowledge and current affairs part:

Now comes the preparation of the mathematics section which is incomplete if candidates are not clear with basics concepts as well as the shortcut tricks to solve the questions.

Given below are few concepts based topics that are important for the quantitative aptitude section.

More conceptual topics are explained in detail along with important questions on the Quantitative Aptitude page. Candidates can go through the page to prepare well and fetch good marks in Mathematics section of RRB ALP syllabus.

Also, check a few links given below for shortcut tricks and tips to ace the section

### RRB ALP Syllabus CBT 2

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 – 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.

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).

**RRB ALP syllabus 2021:-**Download PDF Here

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Candidates willing to appear for ALP exam might be interested to know the RRB ALP Salary.

### 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 2021:-**Download PDF Here

Candidates willing to appear for other exams conducted by RRB can visit the given links for important information:

### RRB ALP Preparation

Since the RRB ALP syllabus is vast the preparation required is also very exhaustive and aspirants of ALP exam must note that the below- mentioned preparation tips can be of great help for candidates.

**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.
- Solve RRB mock tests on a regular basis to know the exam pattern and the level of exam for the RRB ALP exam. Candidates can solve the RRB mock test series by BYJU’S comprising 25 questions each at the linked article.
- Make proper notes on various concepts and topics to make your preparation easier and stress-free.
- Practice previous years question papers and take many mock tests.
- Take online help from various resources in case required and also try testing your preparation level at intervals by taking Online Quizzes available for free.
- Be calm and positive and never panic before or during the Exam and the preparation.

Solving RRB ALP previous year question papers, mock tests and practise papers will help candidates score more in the actual RRB ALP exam.

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

The RRB ALP syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude, General Reasoning and General Awareness is the same as the syllabus for other government exams. Candidates can go through the relevant links to know the syllabus of these examinations:

For more study material for the RRB ALP exam, candidates must regularly check this page to stay updated with all the important notifications and details.