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RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 - Check Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern.

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RRB ALP Exam is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board or RRB to recruit for the post of Assistant Loco Pilots & Technicians. This is a common exam that the Indian Railways Conducts to recruit Assistant Loco Pilots & Technicians in various units of the Indian Railways Regions. The official notification for RRB ALP 2021 is yet to be announced. However, candidates willing to apply for the same must know the exam details such as the vacancies, exam dates, syllabus, exam pattern, cut off marks and results. In this article, we have mentioned the exam details for RRB ALP Exam based on the previous year notification. The details are going to be more or less the same for 2021. However, in case of any change, it shall be updated on our portal once the official notification is released. 

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RRB ALP 2021 Important Information

RRB ALP 2021 Overview

Name of the Organization 

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Name of the Examination 

RRB ALP

Post Name 

Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians

Exam Date

To be Announced 

Official Website 

Indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP 2021 Exam Dates

Events

Important Dates

Starting Date of Online Application 

To Be Announced

Last Date of Online Application

To Be Announced

Last Date of Payment of Fees

To Be Announced

Admit Card Download Date

To Be Announced

Result Date 

To Be Announced

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RRB ALP Vacancies 2021

The RRB Recruits Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians for the functioning and upkeep of the Indian Railways. The Official notification for 2021 is yet to be announced. However, going by the past trends a total of 50,000+ vacancies can be expected for RRB ALP and Technicians in 2021.

The Previous notification for RRB ALP was released in 2018 which saw a substantial increase in RRB ALP & Technicians vacancies for the year 2019 as 26,502 vacancies were added and the total went up to 64371 RRB ALP vacancies. Let's have a look at the previous year's vacancies to have a better understanding of the vacancies that can be expected for 2021.

Sr. No

Post Category

Vacancy

1

Assistant Loco Pilot

27795

2

Various posts of Technicians

36576

Total

64371

Region-wise total vacancies:

RRB

Grand Total

RRB

Grand Total

Ahmedabad

1227

JAMMU SRINAGAR

983

AJMER

3086

KOLKATA

5527

ALLAHABAD

7482

MALDA

1856

BENGALURU

3479

Mumbai

5754

BHOPAL

2947

MUZAFFARPUR

1139

BHUBANESWAR

2672

PATNA

1283

BILASPUR

2398

RANCHI

4281

CHANDIGARH

4476

SECUNDERABAD

5817

CHENNAI

3821

SILIGURI

875

GORAKHPUR

3445

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

608

GUWAHATI

1215

   

Total

64371

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria 2021

Overall, there are 2 criteria on which your eligibility will be judged for RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 exam - Education and Age. You need to qualify the following eligibility standards to apply for this RRB exam.

Latest Update: RRB has increased the upper age limit for ALP & Technicians. The revised Upper Age limit is mentioned below:

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 Years

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria - Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • PWD: 10 years

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RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualifications

Assistant Loco Pilot: You should have Matriculation / SSLC Plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/ Degree in Engineering.

Technicians: Matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering (As Applicable).

RRB ALP Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2021

RRB ALP & Technicians selection will be based on 4 stages as follows:

  • First stage CBT
  • Second stage CBT
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification

First Stage CBT

The first stage CBT consists of Questions on Maths, Reasoning, General Science, and Current Affairs. The total number of questions asked is 75 and the time allotted is 60 minutes. The First stage CBT is qualifying in nature and the questions asked will be MCQ type.

Subjects

No. of Qs

Duration

Maths

20

60 Mins

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

General Science

20

General Awareness on Current Affairs

10

Second Stage CBT

The Second Stage CBT will consist of two parts: Part A and Part B, Part A will have questions on Maths, Reasoning, Basic Science & Engineering and Current affairs. There will be a total of 100 questions to be solved in 90 minutes for Part A whereas Part B will consist of questions on Relevant Discipline/Trade and will have 75 questions to be solved in 60 minutes. Part B will be of qualifying nature only whereas the marks of Part A will decide the progress of the candidates to the next stages of the selection process.

Part

Subjects

No. of Qs

Duration

Part A

Maths

100

90 Mins

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Basic Science & Engineering

General Awareness on Current Affairs

Part B

Relevant Trade

75

60 Mins

Total

175

2 Hours 30 Mins

  • There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT.
  • 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • If you qualify both the above stages, you will be called for Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification as applicable.

RRB ALP 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for both the First Stage and the Second Stage CBT for subjects like Maths, Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness has been mentioned in the table below.

Mathematics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Science

General Awareness on Current Affairs

-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

-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

-Physics

-Chemistry

-Life Sciences

-Earth Sciences

-Environmental Sciences

-Astronomy & Space Technology

-Computer & Mobile Technology

-Inventions & Discoveries

-Nutrition

-Military Technology

-Diseases

-Science & Technology

-Sports

-Culture

-Personalities

-Economics

-Politics

-Geography

-History

-Miscellaneous Topics

RRB ALP 2021 Apply Online

The online application link for the RRB ALP Recruitment will be activated soon as and when the dates of the same are announced. You can check the steps below for online registration and applying methods.

Direct Link To Apply Online - Click Here

(Note:- The direct link to apply will be activated once the official recruitment is out)

Step 1: Click on the above link mentioned to apply.

Step 2: Enter basic details such as Name, Parent’s Name, Category, date of birth, email id and upload a recent passport size photograph and signature, etc. check the information submitted again and click to submit the basic details.

Step 3: In the second stage of the Online registration respective language and zone as per convenience.

Step 4: Pay the Application fee by using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking through Payment Gateway

Step 5: Download the Registration Slip at the end of the application process with a unique registration number, photograph, signature, and other essential details. Take a print for further reference. Use the Testbook Editing Tool just in case the resizing feels like a tedious task. 

Application Fees

Category

Fees

General/OBC

Rs.500/-

SC/ST/Female Candidates/Ex-servicemen/EBC

Rs.250/-

Note: Rs.400/- and Rs.250/- will be duly refunded respectively for candidates appearing for First Stage CBT

RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 Salary

The initial pay scale of RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) is Rs.19,900 under Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as per the official notification of 2018. The gross salary will include various job allowances and perks given by Railways to Assistant Loco Pilot which are:

  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Running Allowance (Based on the kms travelled)
  • Transport Allowance
  • New Pension Scheme (10% Deduction) etc,

These are the various perks & benefits an Assistant Loco Pilot gets in addition to the salary. They can also be entitled to other perks and allowances which depends upon various conditions.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 Cut-Off

Cut-Off marks are minimum marks required by the candidates to be selected for the post applied and it varies for applicants on the basis of their categories. The candidates are required to score equal or more than the Cut-Off marks for the post applied depending on his/her category. The RRB ALP Cut-Off Marks depends on various factors such as:

  • The difficulty level of the examination.
  • The total vacancies released for each post by the RRB.
  • Candidates' Category to which he/she belongs.
  • The total candidates that have appeared for the examination.

The minimum qualifying marks in each stage of the CBT has been mentioned in the notification which has been mentioned in the table below:

Category

Minimum qualifying marks

General

40%

OBC

30%

SC

30%

ST

25%

RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 Admit Card

The Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) is the exam conducting authority, which is yet to release the official notification for RRB ALP Recruitment 2021. The exam dates and the date for admit cards will be released as soon as the official notification is released. You can download the admit card from the official website once available by submitting the registration number and password allotted during the time of registration.

Steps to Download RRB ALP Recruitment Admit Card

Step1: Visit the official website, search for the admit card tab and click on it.

Step 2: You need to enter your application ID/username and password.

Step 3: After submitting your credentials, your admit card will be ready to download.

Step 4: Download and save your admit card.

Step 5: You should print the admit card and make multiple copies for being on the safer side in case of a copy being lost.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 Answer Key

The Answer key is very useful for the candidates as it helps them predict their scores well before the actual results are out. The link to the answer key will be released on the official website after the exam is conducted. The official answer key is released 2 to 3 weeks after the examination.

Steps to Download RRB ALP Recruitment Answer Key

Step1: Visit the official website, as mentioned above search for the Answer Key tab and click on it.

Step 2: The Answer Key for various posts will be displayed on the screen.

Step 3: Choose the Answer Key for the post applied.

Step 4: Download and save the answer key.

Step 5: You should print the Answer key which will help you tally your answers and calculate marks obtained.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 Result

RRB ALP Recruitment Result 2021 will be released by The Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) once the examination is conducted. The List of provisionally selected candidates will also be made available on the official website after each stage of exam and after all stages of the exam is conducted a final merit list of the selected candidates will be released by the board.

Books for Preparation for RRB ALP Exam

The below given books can be referred by the candidates to prepare for the RRB ALP examination:

Books

Author

Significance

Quick Arithmetic

Ashish Agarwal

These books are suggested in accordance with the syllabus and exam pattern and are known to be effective for the preparation.

General Reasoning

RS Agarwal

General Knowledge

Lucent’s

Preparation Tips For RRB ALP Exam 2021

The first and foremost thing that a candidate must do is to go through the RRB Exam Pattern & Syllabus. The candidates applying for RRB ALP Exam 2021 must prepare well for the examination. As the competition for the exam is quite high, therefore the candidates should be well prepared for the examination. Here are a few preparation tips shared by our experts for candidates aspiring to crack the RRB ALP Exam:

  • Have a good understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Prepare all the topics and regular revision is necessary.
  • Attempt Mock tests regularly and analyze your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Work on topics which appear to be weaknesses in the mock tests.
  • Time management is the key to success in any competitive exam.

After understanding the requirements of examination the candidate must strategize the preparation section-wise

  • For the General Awareness section makes a habit of writing down the important current affairs daily in a notebook. You can also refer to the Testbook GK & Current Affairs to boost up your preparations
  • For reasoning, the presence of the mind works more often. The candidates must understand what is asked in the question and proceed accordingly.
  • For quantitative aptitude, one should practice a lot of questions on a regular basis. This will increase the speed and time management skills of the candidate. Candidates can always refer to the quantitative aptitude for getting new types of questions for practice.

Notification

As you are now aware of the highlights of the RRB ALP Exam, you can find out all the other useful details from the Official RRB ALP Notification 2018 Click Here. The notification of 2021; as soon as it is out will give you more information on Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and more!

Official RRB ALP Notification 2021 : To be updated soon! 

Till then, to see Official RRB ALP Notification 2018: Click Here

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RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 FAQs

What is the age limit for the candidates to appear for the RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 examination?
The minimum age limit of the candidates for all the posts is set at 18 years whereas the upper age limit is as per the category of the candidates and is mentioned in the article above.
What is the nationality criteria of the candidates for the RRB ALP Recruitment 2021?
For the RRB ALP Recruitment 2021, the candidates need to be Indian citizens.
What is the selection process for RRB ALP Recruitment?
The selection of candidates for RRB ALP Recruitment is done through First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification.
Are there age relaxation facilities available for the RRB ALP Recruitment?
Yes, upper age relaxation is available for the reserved category candidates and is mentioned in the above article.
Where will be the admit card published?
The hall tickets/ admit cards shall be available on the official website of the RRB.
What is the RRB ALP Recruitment application fee?
The application fee is INR 500 for General and OBC candidates while candidates belonging to (SC/ST) will have to pay INR 250 as application fees. Rs.400/- and Rs.250/- respectively shall be refunded once the candidate appears for the first stage CBT.
When will the RRB ALP Recruitment exam 2021 take place?
The recruitment will be announced soon.
What are the minimum qualifying marks for candidates in each stage of the selection process?
Candidates from general category have to score 40%, OBC and SC 30% and 25% for ST candidates. The minimum qualification marks doesn't guarantee selection to the next round but is just the minimum eligibility for screening.
Is the official notification for RRB ALP Recruitment 2021 released?
No, the notification for 2021 is yet to be released.
What are the various stages of the selection process for RRB ALP 2021?
There are four stages of the selection process: First stage CBT, Second stage CBT, Computer based Aptitude test, and Document verification.