RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment Selection Process & Exam Pattern Details

What is Selection Process & Exam Pattern for RRB ALP & Technician?
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RRB ALP & Technician Selection Process & Exam Pattern

Only single online application (common to all the notified posts- ALP & Technicians) has to be submitted by the candidate through the link provided on the official website of RRBs.

The entire recruitment process shall involve, First stage CBT, Second stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification as applicable.

The date, time and venue for all the activities viz First stage CBT, Second stage CBT, Computer Based AT and DV or any other additional activity as applicable shall be fixed by the RRBs and shall be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course. Request for postponement of any of the above activity or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.

First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)

Duration: 60 Min, No of Questions: 75

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 shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

S. NoSectionNo of Questions
1Mathematics20
2General Intelligence and Reasoning25
3General Science20
4General awareness and Current Affairs10

The First Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts.

The score of first stage exam shall be used only for short listing of candidates for second stage exam as per their merit.

Second Stage CBT - RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment

Short listing of Candidates for the Second Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in
the First Stage CBT Exam.

Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP
and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT. However, Railways reserve the right
to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific trade(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.

Total Duration: 2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part A and Part B together)

The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below.

PART A

Duration: 90 Min, No of Questions: 100

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.

No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
1Mathematics2525
2General Intelligence and Reasoning2525
3Basic Science and Engineering4040
4General Awareness and Current Affairs1010
 Total100100

These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for short listing of candidates for further stages of recruitment process subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part B.

PART B

Duration: 60 Min, No of Questions: 75 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).

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.

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

The Computer-Based Aptitude Test will have a Test Battery comprising of five tests and the candidates will have to secure a minimum T-Score of 42 in each test of the test battery to qualify for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible on any ground. There will be no negative marking in Computer-Based Aptitude Test.

Qualifying marks: 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.

Candidates equal to 8 times number of ALP vacancies for each of the communities i.e. UR, OBC-NCL, SC and ST (including Ex-SM) shall be shortlisted for Computer Based AT (based on their performance in Part A of the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT) from among the candidates who have opted for the post of ALP

Such shortlisted candidates should produce the Vision Certificate in the prescribed format, failing which they will not be permitted to appear in the Computer Based AT.

Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test battery of Computer Based AT for considering them for the post of ALP. The Computer Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi. 

There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT. 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.

Document Verification and Empanelling of Candidates

Based on the performance of candidates in Part A of the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT (For Technician posts) and based on the performance of candidates in both Part A of the Second Stage CBT and Computer Based AT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT (For ALP), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification.

In addition, candidates equal to 50% (may increase or decrease at the discretion of Railways) of the number of vacancy for various posts will also be called for DV.

These additional candidates will, however, be considered for empanelment only if there is a shortfall in empanelment from the merit list or/and as replacement against the shortfall on account of non-joining of recommended candidates in the working post or/and any other special requirements.

In case of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e., older person shall be given higher seniority.

Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents / character of the candidates

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