ASSISTANT LOCO PILOT
Exam Pattern | Syllabus | eBooks
Railway Recruitment: Railway Board Released Notification of CEN 01/18 Asst Loco Pilot & Technician, Last date: 5/3/2018
No.of Posts: 26,502
Eligibility Criteria : 18 – 28 Years
Qualification: Matriculation / SSLC, ITI (Relevant Trade)
RRB ALP : Examination Pattern
First stage: CBT ( Computer Based Aptitude Test)
Second stage :CBT Computer Based Aptitude Test
First stage: CBT
Duration : 60 Min,
No of Questions : 75
The score of first stage exam is used only for short listing of candidates for second stage of exam as per their merit.
Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates.
The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices.
Second Stage CBT:
NOTE: The candidates who have qualified in the first stage of examination are only eligible to appear for second stage of exam.
Duration :2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part A and Part B together)
The Second Stage CBT has Two Papers
PART A:(General for all Streams)
Duration : 90 Mins
No of Questions: 100
The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for short listing of candidates for further stages of recruitment process and the candidate must secure qualifying marks in Part B is mandatory.
PART B:(Subject Related)
Duration: 60 Mins
No of Questions: 75
Qualifying Mark : 35 % (Applicable to all candidates and no relaxation )
RRB ALP : FIRST STAGE – SYLLABUS
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.
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
The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.
Current affairs, Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economic, Politics and Other subjects of importance.
RRB ALP : SECOND STAGE – SYLLABUS
PART A – SYLLABUS
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.
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.
Basic Science and Engineering
The broad topics that are covered under this shall be 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.
Current Affairsin Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics
and any other subjects of importance.
PART B – SYLLABUS
Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification are required to appear in the relevant trade section questions only and not the other 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).
The trade syllabus can be obtained from the DGET website. The relevant trades for various engineering
discipline/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test is as below:
List of Railways ALP Books
Railways ALP Books for General Intelligence:
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R.S Aggarwal
Test of Reasoning – Edgar Thorpe (by Pearson)
Railways ALP Books for Mathematics:
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition – R.S Aggarwal
Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition – M.Tyra, K.Kundan
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic – Rajesh Varma (by Arihant Publishers)
Railways ALP Books for General Awareness & Current Affairs:
Lucent’s General Knowledge
Manorama Year Book 2017 (English)
Lucent’s General Knowledge(Science section)- (by Lucent Publication)
eBOOKS FOR Railways ALP
|Name of the book||Author||Download Link|
|Indian Railway Assistant Lco pilot||Dr.Lal & Jain||Click here|
|General Knowledge and Awareness||Disha Experts||Click here|
|Railway Psychological Test||P.K.Mishra||Click here|
|RRB Exam Technical Cadre||Dr.Lal & Jain||Click here|
|Guide to RRB Non-Technical Recruitment Exam||Disha Experts||Click here|
|Guide to RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam||Disha Experts||Click here|
|15 Practice set papers of RRB||Disha Experts||Click here|
COMPLETE MATERIAL RRB ALP
APTITUDE & REASONING
|Number Systems||Click Here|
|HCF & LCM||Click Here|
|Ages – Averages – Partnership||Click Here|
|Ratio – Percentages – Allegations & Mixtures||Click Here|
|Trains- Distance- Speed – Time||Click Here|
|Simple & Computer & Compound Interest||Click Here|
|Profit – Loss – Discounts||Click Here|
|Time – Work – Pipes||Click Here|
|Boats & Streams||Click Here|
|Clocks – Calender||Click Here|
|Permutations & Combinations||Click Here|
|Geometry & Mensurations||Click Here|
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE FOR RRB ALP
|Chairman – CEO- Directors||Click Here|
|Important Days In Year||Click Here|
|All Govt Schemes||Click Here|
|Maharatna & Navratna Companies||Click Here|
|Indian Political Parties||Click Here|
|International Organizations||Click Here|
|Summits and Meetings||Click Here|
|Awards by Govt of India||Click Here|
|Indian Railways||Click Here|
|Indian Banks – Founder, Estd, HQ, Slogan||Click Here|
|Govt Schemes and Plans||Click Here|
|Index and Ratings||Click Here|
|Beauty Awards||Click Here|
|Blood Groups – Acceptors and Donors||Click Here|
|Science and Technology – GK||Click Here|
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