RRB ALP & TECHNICIAN (2022) NOTIFICATION, ELIGIBILITY & SELECTION PROCESS
Updated On : 23 Nov, 2022
RRB ALP RECRUITMENT:
Aspirants interested in the positions of Technicians and Assistant Loco Pilots in Indian Railways take the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam, also known as the RRB ALP exam. It is administered by the Railway Recruitment Board and is taken in all of India's railway zones. Railway Recruitment Boards are located throughout the country. The RRB ALP exam is held to recruit eligible candidates for all 21 Railway Recruitment Boards. The exam is available in over 12 different Indian languages, including Hindi, English, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Tamil, Marathi, Manipuri, Telugu, Konkani, and Urdu.
The Railway Recruitment Board is expected to issue a notification for the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and Technicians 2022 soon. Vacancies for this position are being advertised across India's RRBs to fill the positions of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians. Anyone with a B.Tech degree or equivalent is eligible for this position.
Over 47 lakh candidates applied for 64,371 vacancies in the previous recruitment cycle (CEN 01/2018). This article contains information on the eligibility, salary, selection process, and other aspects of RRB ALP Recruitment 2019.
RRB ALP 2022 EXAM DETAILS:
Candidates who are preparing for the RRB ALP Recruitment can refer to the table below for important highlights.
Name of the Organization
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Name of the Examination
RRB ALP 2022
Assistant Loco Pilot
Selection Process Stages
CBAT (Only for ALP)
To be announced
RRB ALP Application Start Date
To be announced
RRB ALP Last Date to Apply
To be announced
RRB ALP Exam Date
To be Announced
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR RRB ALP EXAM:
REGIONAL RRBS WEBSITES:
Applications must be submitted ONLINE ONLY through the respective regional RRB websites listed in the table above.
Only one application is required for all of the notified positions in the notification.
Any candidate who attempts to submit more than one application against the Advertisement will be disqualified and barred.
HOW TO APPLY FOR RRB ALP:
The RRB ALP Application Form must be submitted online. Once the application dates are announced and the official notification is issued, the following steps must be taken to complete the RRB ALP application form:
Visit the respective RRBs website from the links given in the table above.
Go to the RRB ALP Recruitment link and click on "Apply Online".
Fill out the required information and finish the registration process.
Fill out the required information in the RRB ALP application form.
Proceed to the Part II of the application form to Upload all required documents, photographs, and signatures in the format specified and for the Payment of the application fee.
Submit the application form and print a copy for future reference.
RRB ALP APPLICATION FEES (EXPECTED):
To complete the RRB ALP application process, candidates must pay the application fee specified in the table below as per the different categories:
SC / ST / Ex-Serviceman / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class.
Others (all candidates except the fee concession categories)
Note: The fees for SC / ST / Ex-Serviceman / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward categories shall be refunded after deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in First Stage CBT.
Modes of payment of fee:
a. ONLINE fee payment through internet banking or debit/credit cards.
b. OFFLINE fee payment through
i. SBI Bank Branch Challan Payment mode.
ii. Post Office Challan Payment mode
RRB ALP 2022 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
RRB has established specific age and educational requirements for RRB ALP and Technician exams. Candidates are advised to check the complete details about the eligibility criteria before applying to the exam:
The minimum and maximum age limits for RRB ALP and Technician are 18 and 28 years, respectively. Age relaxation is permitted under government regulations.
The educational requirements for each post are tabulated below.
Loco Pilot Assistant
Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI/Course Completion Act Apprentices or Diploma/Degree in Engineering
Matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Engineering Diploma (As Applicable)
Note: Diploma/Degree in Engineering will not be accepted in lieu, of course, completed Act Apprenticeship / ITI for the post of Technicians unless otherwise specified. Graduate Act Apprentice will not be accepted in lieu of Course Completed Act Apprenticeship (CCAA).
RRB ALP SELECTION PROCESS:
The (expected) ALP Selection process for both posts is tabulated below:
Assistant Loco Pilots
The Selection Process for this post is divided into the following four stages:
The Selection Process for this post is divided into the following three stages:
RRB ALP EXAM PATTERN:
The stage-wise exam pattern of RRB ALP Recruitment is explained below:
RRB ALP First Stage CBT
This is a qualifying stage that is common for both the ALP and Technician positions. This means that the marks earned at this stage will not be considered in the final merit list.
The paper will consist of 75 objective-type questions (MCQs) and the total time duration for the exam is 60 minutes (1 hour).
Because each question is worth one mark, the total mark for the paper is 75.
There is a negative marking for incorrect answers; ⅓ marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
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 in case of a shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.
RRB ALP Second Stage CBT
Those who secure cut-off marks in the first stage CBT, will be allowed to appear in the second stage CBT
This stage of the exam is divided into two parts, i.e. A and B.
Part A will consist of 100 questions and will last 90 minutes.
Part B will consist of 75 questions and will last 60 minutes.
There is a negative marking for incorrect answers; one wrong answer is worth 13 marks.
Part A marks are used to shortlist candidates for subsequent rounds of selection.
Part B of this paper is qualifying in nature.
RRB ALP CBAT
This (Computer Based Aptitude Test) stage is only for those candidates who have applied for Assistant Loco Pilots
Question papers are made available in both English and Hindi
There are five test batters, candidates need to score certain marks in each test battery to qualify the exam
The total marks allotted to this stage is 42 marks
RRB ALP DOCUMENT VERIFICATION:
For the ALP post, shortlisting for Document Verification is done based on Part A of CBT 2 provided candidates qualify Part B and CBAT
For the Technician post, shortlisting for Document Verification is done based on Part A of CBT 2 provided candidates qualify Part B
Candidates need to carry the original documents asked by RRBs on the day of document verification
If any candidate fails to submit original documents or if any document is found fake, the candidature of that candidate is cancelled.
RRB ALP EXAM SYLLABUS:
First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)
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.
The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.
General awareness and Current Affairs
Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.
Second Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)
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.
General Awareness and Current Affairs
Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.
This section is qualifying in nature, with questions drawn from the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director General of Employment and Training (DGET). Candidates with an ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification must appear in a section with questions from the relevant trade. Candidates with a Degree, Diploma, or HSC (10+2) who are eligible for ALP positions must choose a trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2). The trade syllabus is available on the DGET website.
Note: For more information regarding Part B of the CBT 2 Examination refer to the official notification.
Computer-Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)
Candidates are advised to visit the websites of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in -> Directorates -> Psycho Technical Directorate -> Candidates Corner) for question patterns and other details of AT.
ADMIT CARD FOR RRB ALP:
RRB ALP admit card 2022 will be made available online on the respective websites of the regional RRBs separately for each stage of the examination. RRBs usually release the admit card four-five days before the scheduled exam date. Candidates must enter their user ID and password in order to download the RRB ALP admit card.
RRB ALP ANSWER KEY:
RRB ALP answer key is officially released a few days (within a month of the examination) after the exam. The answer key is released alongside the candidate response sheet (objection) and question papers (series-wise). Candidates can compare their marked responses using the answer key. Candidates can also raise objections to the answer key through the objection tracker window. Candidates must provide documentary evidence when raising objections. Candidates must pay INR 50 (expected) to file objections.
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