FAQ of RRB ALP & Group D Course

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FAQ of RRB ALP & Group D Course:for Assistant Loco-Pilot, Technician & Group D Posts in Railway:


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Q.1) In How many days the classes get over?

Basic Class will get over in 33 full days (Classes will be handled on Saturday too) after that Phase I Focus Circle for 10 days after that RIP for phase I

Q.2) If the Candidate fails in Phase I will they allowed to attend the technical Coaching?

Students who have joined only for RRB can attend the Technical Coaching even though they fail in Phase I. Students who joined for SSC Course (Lifetime validity) & didn’t clear Phase-I they are advised to attend CGL Tier I classes.

Q.3) What are all the Practise session we going to conduct?

Only for RRB ALP we are Conducting 8 programs they are listed below

Basic Circle, Phase I Focus Circle, Rip for Phase I, Phase II Focus Circle, Technical Classes, Phase II RIP, Psychometric Test Classes and Psychometric Test RIP.

Q.4) In Technical Coaching what are all the Subjects they will handle?

Trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET).

ALP Mechanical Syllabus: Dimensions, Heat, Engine, Turbo Machinery, Production Engineering, Automation Engineering, Kinetic Theory, The Strength of the Material, Metallurgical, Metal Handling, Refrigerators and Air Conditioned, Thermodynamics, Energy, Material, Energy Conservation, Management, Applied Mechanics,

RRB ALP Electrical Syllabus: Electrical India, Rolls, Cables, Transfers, Three Phase Motor System, Light, Magnetism, proved to be the Fundamental Electrical System, An Alternative System Single Phase Motor, Motors,

RRB ALP Electronics and Communication Syllabus: The Transistor, Dias, Digital Electronics, Networking and Industrial Electronics, Electronic Tube, Semi-Conductor Physics, Robotic Radio Communications Systems and Satellite Matters, Computer and Micro Processor

RRB ALP Automobile Syllabus: Machine Design, System Theory, IC Engines, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Materials Applying Motion, The Power Plant Turbines, and Boilers, Metallurgical Production Technology

Q.5) How will you take classes for all the technical departments?

We are arranging a separate Classes for Basic Engineering Technical Subject for the individual departments after phase I gets over, for a part in Phase -2 Paper -1 we will arrange classes common for all the departments.

Q.6) What are all the Postings if they clear ALP?

It is mentioned in the question itself if they clear ALP Posting will be Assistant Loco Pilot and for technician, posting will be in Workshop as Technician for various departments

Q.7) What is the Age Limit for ALP?

Age limit is 21-28 plus age relaxation as applicable

Q.8) Is that SSC Syllabus or it may vary for ALP?

For Phase -I and Phase-II (Non- Technical) same Syllabus for both RRB and SSC and in RRB no English Section is there

Q.9) What are all the Selection Procedure for RRB ALP?






Q.10) Educational Qualification for ALP?

ALP: 10th or 12th + ITI/Diploma/Engineering in relevant trade

Technicians: 10th or 12th + ITI in recognized university of NCVT/SCVT in the relevant trade

Q.11) Does the Materials are available in Tamil?

No Materials are available only in English, Classes, an explanation will be given in Tamil

Q.12) If the Student Join for only RRB Course how he can enroll for SSC or Banking?

If the student join for SSC or Banking Course within one week of phase – 1 classes get over, they need to pay the balance fees of the particular course, if the Student join the course after one or two weeks they need to pay the full fees for the particular course

Q.13) When we will Start Technical Coaching?

Initially, during the basic Classes for Phase 1, we will give 8 Technical Classes after that we will give Technical Classes only after Phase-1 gets over

Q.14) Who are all Not Eligible for RRB ALP?

Those who Finished 10th and 12th and finished bachelor’s degree in arts and Science are not Eligible for ALP

Q.15) When will the Registration be Closed to fill the application form in RRB for ALP & Technicians 2018?

Last date for Registration process – 05/03/2018

Q.16) When will the online examination of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2018 be conducted?

The First stage of the examination will be conducted in the month of April/May 2018

Q.17) What is the exam pattern of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians First Stage examination 2018?

First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician):

Sr. No.Name of Tests
No. of QuestionsTotal Time
1.Mathematics7560 Minutes
2.General Intelligence and Reasoning
3.General Science
4.General awareness

Q.18) What is the exam pattern of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians Second stage online examination 2018?

The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below, and The Total Duration is 2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part A and Part B together):

PartName of Tests
No. of QuestionsTotal Time
Part AMathematics10090 Min
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Basic Science and Engineering
General Awareness on Current Affairs 
Part BProfessional Knowledge75 (Qualifying Mark: 35 %)60 Min

Note: Part B is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by 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). 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 mentioned in the official notification.

Q.19) Is there any negative marking in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2018?

Yes, 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.

Q.20) What is the application Fee of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2018?

Application Fees:

S. No.Candidate CategoriesApplication Fee
1.For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at S. No 2500/-
2.For Candidates belonging to SC / ST / Ex-Serviceman / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class.

*This fee of Rs 250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in First Stage CBT.


Q.21) What are the MODES OF PAYMENT OF FEE of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2018?

  1. ONLINE fee payment through internet banking or debit/credit cards up to 05.03.2018 till 22.00 Hrs.
  2. OFFLINE fee payment through:
  • SBI Bank Branch for Challan Payment mode closes on 05.03.2018 at 13.00 hours in any branch of SBI.
  • Post Office Challan Payment mode closes on 03.03.2018 at 13.00 hours in any branch of computerized Post Office.

Q.22) What is the pay scale of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2018?

The Basic pay scale is 19900/- plus other allowances as admissible.

Q.23) Is there any age relaxation in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2018?

The relaxation in upper age limit / maximum upper age for the following categories/communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates.



1.SC/ST candidates5 Years
2.OBC-Non-Creamy Layer candidates3 Years
3.Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestationUp to the extent of service rendered in Defense plus 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) UR10 Years
PWD OBC-Non-Creamy Layer13 Years
PWD SC/ST15 Years
5.Candidates have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 Years
6.Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)


UR40 Years of age
OBC- Non-Creamy Layer43 Years of age
SC/ST45 Years of age
7.Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and InstitutesUp to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower.
8.Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried.UR35 Years of age
  OBC- Non-Creamy Layer38 Year Non-Creamy 40 Years of age
9.Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship.Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961.
10.Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 yearsUR35 Years of age
OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)38 Years of age
SC/ST40 Years of age

NOTE: Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

Q.24) What all documents should I upload at the time while applying for RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) – ALP & Technicians 2018?

Scanned passport size photo(15kb-40kb) of the candidate with name and date printed on it.

Scanned SC/ST certificate (50kb to 100kb). (if applicable)

Scanned passport size photo of the scribe(15kb-40kb). (if applicable)

Q.25) When I try to upload why the Photo/SC /ST certificate, it doesn’t accept while applying for RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) – ALP & Technicians 2018?

The documents should be in JPG/JPEG format for successful uploading and the size should be:

Passport size photos – 15 to 40 kb

SC/ST certificate – 50kb to 100 kb.

Q.26) How do I know that I belong to OBC creamy layer or Non-creamy layer while applying for RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) – ALP & Technicians 2018?

The family income of the OBC-Non-Creamy Layer candidate should not be more than 8Lakhs.The OBC certificate should be in the format prescribed as at Annexure-II wherein clear mention is made regarding the candidate not belonging to persons/sections of creamy layer. These are considered to be Non-Creamy Layer candidates.

Q.27) Can I edit the details in the application while applying for RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) – ALP & Technicians 2018?

Yes. After final submission, the details in the application (except mobile number, email id, and State) can be edited with the modification option by paying modification fee of Rs.250/- each time which is nonrefundable. The Modification can be done only twice.

Note: You can enroll RRB ALP & Group D Course in Chennai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Puducherry, Trivandrum, Madurai, Trichy, Coimbatore and Cochin branches only.

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