RRB ALP Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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.

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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:

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.

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.

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.

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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

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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. 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.
  6. Make proper notes on various concepts and topics to make your preparation easier and stress-free.
  7. Practice previous years question papers and take many mock tests.
  8. Take online help from various resources in case required.
  9. 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.

The RRB ALP syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude, General Reasoning and General Awareness are the same as the syllabus for other government exams. Candidates preparing for the exam can refer to the bank exams syllabus for more details.

Since the syllabus is vast the preparation required is also very exhaustive and aspirants must note that the above-mentioned preparation tips can be of great help for candidates. Solving RRB ALP previous year question papers, mock tests and practise papers will help candidates score more in the actual RRB ALP exam.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions on RRB ALP Syllabus

Q 1. What is the salary for an Assistant Loco Pilot in RRB?

Ans. The basic pay of an Assistant Loco Pilot in RRB is Rs.19,900. After including the allowances and the benefits, the salary sums up to approximately Rs. 35,000. Candidates can check the detailed RRB ALP Salary structure in the linked article.

Q 2. Is there an offline mode to apply for the RRB exam?

Ans. No, candidates can only apply through online mode and there is no provision of filling the RRB ALP application form through an offline mode.

Q 3. What is the age limit for candidates applying for RRB ALP exam?

Ans. Candidates willing to apply for RRB ALB must not exceed 28 years of age and the minimum age limit is 18 years. However, there is age relaxation for candidates belonging to different categories like SC, ST, OBC, Physically disabled, etc. For more details regarding the RRB ALP eligibility, candidates can visit the linked article.

Q 4. What is the salary of employees working in the RRB Group D category?

Ans. For candidates working in Group D category (welders, helpers, technicians, electrician, etc.) get a salary of Rs.18,000 per month (approx).