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RRB 2018 (Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians) Exam: All you need to know!

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Railway Recruitment Board has released the recruitment notification recently for hiring Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technicians. Read details related to the notification like dates, vacancies, exam pattern, syllabus and more in this post, brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for government, banking and MBA exams.

Railway RRB Recruitment 2018 (Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians): Important Dates

  • Online Application (Start Date): 3rdFeb 2018
  • Online Application (End Date): 5th Mar 2018
  • Online Exam (Tentative): April/May 2018

Railway RRB Recruitment 2018 (Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians): Vacancies: 26502

Railway RRB Recruitment 2018: Eligibility

Age Eligibility

18-28 years (as on 01/07/2018)

There is age relaxation provided as per norms.

Educational Qualification

Name of PostQualification
Loco Pilot (ALP)10th/12th standard + ITI in the relevant trade
10th/12th standard + Diploma in the relevant trade
10th/12th + Degree in Engineering
Technicians10th/12th + ITI from recognised institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the relevant trade


Railway RRB Recruitment 2018 (Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians): Selection Procedure

First Stage of Computer Based Test -> Second Stage of Computer Based Test -> Document Verification -> Medical Fitness Test

  • In addition, candidates who have opted for ALP and qualified in Second Stage CBT must undergo Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT)
SubjectType of QuestionsLanguageNo. of QuestionsDuration
MathematicsObjective, Multiple ChoiceHindi/English7560
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs
  • Marks will be normalized in all the stages of exam

Railway RRB Recruitment 2018 (Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians): Exam Pattern

First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT):

Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT):

Part A:

 SubjectsType of QuestionsNo. Of QuestionsLanguageDuration
1MathematicsObjective, Multiple Choice100 QuestionsHindi/English90 min
2General Intelligence and Reasoning
3Basic Science & Engineering
4General awareness on current affairs

Part B:

SubjectsNo. Of QuestionsDuration
Relevant Trade75 questions60   in
  • Qualifying Mark: 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 Director General of Employment & Training (DGET).

Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)

  • The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
  • The ALP merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT.

Note: 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. There shall be no negative marking for Computer Based Aptitude Test. 

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