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Railways Assistant Loco Pilot Exam

Railways Group C recruitment for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade III (ALP) is done by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) at the divisional level. Some of the posts in this group are the Assistant Loco Pilot, Driver, Technician and others. It may be noted that candidates can choose only one RRB and indicate their preference of Railway Units and posts against vacancies notified for the chosen RRB only.

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Date: 14th April 2018

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Railway Recruitment Boards invite ONLINE applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment of various posts in CEN_01_2018 for the vacancies in various units of Indian Railways. Applications complete in all respect should be submitted ONLINE ONLY to any one of the Railway Recruitment Boards before 23.59 hrs of 31.03.2018...Read More.

Exam Dates/Notifications

Exam Notification :05 Feb
Exam Application Start Date :28 Feb
Exam Application End Date :31st March
Tentative Admit Card Download Date :10 day before rrb exam date

Tentative Exam Start Date:May-June 2018
Tentative Exam End Date:June 2018

Application Process

Eligible Indian Citizens may apply online from 03-02-2018 at 10:00 hrs to 05-03-2018 (Extended to 31-03-2018) upto 23:59 hrs.

1. Direct link to fill the form : http://onlinetyari.com/blog/rrb-alp-technicians-application-link-updated-2018/

2. Select the desired post
3. Read the notification carefully
4. Click on “Click here to Apply for CEN 01/2018″
5. Click on “New Registration” if candidate would be the new user.
6. Fill all the details & submit the form.
7. Take a print out of online application form for future use.

Vacancies

Railway Recruitment Board has announced 26502 Assistant Loco Pilot vacancies for the candidates. The RRB wise summary of provisional vacancies in ALP and various posts of Technicians is furnished below:

RRB Railway Zone-wise Vacancies 2018

Sr. No. RRB Zone (City) Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Technicians Grand Total
1 Ahmedabad 0 164 164
2 Ajmer 852 369 1221
3 Allahabad 3657 1037 4694
4 Mumbai 1101 324 1425
5 Bhubaneshwar 455 247 702
6 Bhopal 766 913 1679
7 Bilaspur 697 248 945
8 Chandigarh 1228 318 1546
9 Guwahati 353 69 422
10 Gorakhpur 1234 354 1588
11 Jammu/Srinagar 189 178 367
12 Kolkata 425 1399 1824
13 Chennai 429 516 945
14 Muzaffarpur 310 155 465
15 Malda 293 587 880
16 Patna 345 109 454
17 Ranchi 1697 346 2043
18 SBC 435 619 1054
19 Secunderabad 2719 543 3262
20 Siliguri 389 88 477
21 Thiruvananthapuram 99 246 345
  Total  17673 8829 26502

Selection Process

Only single online application (common to all the notified posts- ALP & Technicians) has to be submitted by the candidate to RRBs.

Candidates will be selected based on -

1. First CBT (Common for ALP and Technician)

2. Second CBT Part A (Common for ALP and Technician)

    Second CBT Part B (As per the specific trade in ITI)

3. Aptitude Test

4. Document Verification.

 First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)

Duration: 60 Min,

No of Quest ions: 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.

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. Candidates who are shortlisted for Second Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of a community shall continue to be considered only against that community for all subsequent stages of recruitment process.

Second Stage CBT

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 Aand 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%. 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).

Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)
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 ExSM) shall be short listed 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 in original during Computer Based AT, 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.
Candidates may please note that RRBs only recommend names of the empaneled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administrations.

Note on Application:

Interested candidates has pay the fees as mentioned below:

  • SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class - 250 INR
  •  UR Men/OBC - 500 INR

    It has now been decided that Candidates who have paid Rs 250 will be refunded the entire amount and those who have paid Rs 500 will be refunded Rs 400.

Syllabus

First CBT 

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:

A. Mathematics -  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. 

B .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.

C. General Science - The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.

D. General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance

Second Stage - Part A

A. Mathematics- 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. 

B. 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.

C. 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.

D. General Awareness on Current Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance

Second Stage - Part B

Questions  will be trade based and the syllabus will cover as per the ITI syllabus metioned for that particular trade.

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern -

CBT - One - 75Q/75 Marks/60 Min/0.33 Negative Marks

CBT - Two - Part A - 100Q/90 Min/0.33 Negative Marks

CBT - Two - Part B - 75Q/60 Min/ 0.33 Negative Marks

Read the Complete Details here... Detailed Exam Pattern 

Job Profile

Assistant Loco Pilot

The job of an Assistant Loco Pilot is quite challenging, detailed-oriented and requires constant attention for proper execution. As an RRB ALP Assistant Loco Pilot, you have to assist the Loco Driver in various aspects, like

Fine-Tuning the Locomotive
Calling out Signal once Sighted
Attending to Minor Repairs of the Locomotive
Regularly checking the Efficiency of the Locomotive
The major challenge posed by this job profile is the constant travelling. But, an RRB ALP is well compensated in the form of Running Allowance based on the monthly kilometres you travel in the locomotive.

Technicians

Technicians are skilled workers that work with complex systems or perform highly technical mechanical or diagnostic tests. Depending on the field, technicians may work supervision of a Senior Section Engineer (SSE) or a Junior Engineer (JE). Technicians can work indoors or might spend most of their time outside.

Result

Yet to be announced.

Cutoff

The RRB Board releases region wise, as well as category wise cut off marks. The range of cut off marks varies from region to region and category to category. This RRB ALP previous year Cut Off Marks are provided below-

Expected safest score for Loco Pilot and Technician will be 65+ marks. Aspirant should target 60+ question with 90% accuracy in order to qualify first CBT.

S.No Name of the RRB Regions General  Cutoff OBC Cutoff SC Cutoff ST Cutoff
01 Secunderabad 55% 51.30% 41.90% 42.30%
02  Ajmer 52.77% 46.09% 42% 47.72%
03 Allahabad 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
04 Bangalore 42.07% 39.07% 31.13% 33.05%
05  Bhopal 53.61% 47.75% 45.33% 36.56%
06 Bhubaneswar 73.43% 70.05% 60.89% 54.84%
07 Bilaspur 49.27% 42.63% 36.31% 37.42%
08 Chandigarh 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
09 Chennai 57.76% 55.63% 51.01% 50.74%
10 Gorakhpur 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
11  Guwahati 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
12  Jammu Srinagar 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
13 Kolkata 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
14 Malda 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
15 Mumbai 67.48% 66.43% 60.30% 59.30%
16 Muzaffarpur 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
17 Patna 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
18 Ranchi 71.81% 69.37% 65.47% 62.99%
19 Ahmedabad 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
20 Siliguri 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
21 Thiruvananthapuram 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%

FAQs

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  • How to prepare reasoning to get maximum score in RRB Group Examination?
  • How to prepare Math to get maximum score in RRB Group Examination?
  • How to prepare General Awareness to get maximum score in RRB Group Examination?
  • How to prepare General Science get maximum score in RRB Group Examination?
  • I am appearing ALP and Technician Examination first time how can I start preparation?
  • How can I apply for ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018?
  • What is the basic eligibility criteria for ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018?
  • Please share the dates for RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018- All India Test?
  • Please provide Test Packages for RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018?

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    • Is there any free test for RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018?
    • What will be safest score for RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018?

      A. Expected safest score for Loco Pilot and Technician will be 65+ marks. Aspirant should target 60+ question with 90% accuracy in order to qualify first CBT.

    • What is the exam date for RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018?

      A.-Tentative exam date is- May 2018

    • What are the requirements for Registration? 

      A. Candidates should have their own mobile number and valid & active personal email id and keep them active for the entire duration of recruitment. The email id should be unique.

    • What is the procedure for Registration? 

      A. Enter the personal details asked for in the Registration page including your mobile number and email id and submit. The registration ID and password will be displayed to the candidate and OTPs will be sent to the registered mobile number and email id for validation.

    • Query about Forget Register id / register id is deleted? 

      A. Please click on "Forgot Registered Id" option given in the Already Registered page to get your Register id.

    • What is the procedure to login? 

      A. Use Registration ID and password which was displayed after registration and sent to your registered email id & mobile number for logging in.

    • How do I know that my application is submitted? 

      A. Your application is successful only on completion of all the stages including the fee payment and document upload. After the final submit, preview button will be enabled in case of successful completion of application to view or to take print of your application.

    • I have not received email/sms during registration procedure? Why? 

      A. Check the correctness of mobile number and email id entered by you. Check your spam mails. You may also refresh and check your email after intervals. If it is noticed that the email id / mobile number has been wrongly entered inadvertently, click on change email id/mobile number option.

    • What should I do if I forget password? 

      A. Your password is your registered date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY.

    • What all documents should I upload at the time of application? 

      A. 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)

    • When I try to upload the Photo/SC /ST certificate, it doesn't accept Why? 

      A. The documents should be in JPG/JPEG format for successful uploading and the size should be: a. Passport size photos - 15 to 40 kb b. SC/ST certificate - 50kb to 100 kb.

    • How do I know that I belong to OBC creamy layer or Non-creamy layer? 

      A. The family income of the OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidate should not be more than 8 Lakhs. The OBC certificate should be in the format prescribed as at Notification 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.

    • What is the Examination Fees? 

      A. For candidates belonging to SC / ST / Ex- Servicemen / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class: Rs 250/-. This amount duly deducting bank charges shall be refunded to those who appear in first stage CBT All other candidates: Rs 500/- Out of this Rs 400/- duly deducting bank charges shall be refunded to those who appear in first stage CBT.

    • Whether examination fee is re-fundable? 

      A. The fee of Rs 250/- is refundable duly deducting bank charges to SC / ST / Ex- Servicemen / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class candidates on attending First Stage Computer Based Test. For others who have paid Rs 500/-, Rs 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges to those who appear in first stage CBT.

    • Can I take the print out of the application any time? 

      A. Yes. You can login by using registration ID and password and click on preview to view/take print of your application.

    • What should I do if I have lost my SSLC/SSC/Matriculation Certificate? 

      A. You cannot register without furnishing SSLC/Matric roll number and year Of passing as available in the certificate. If these details are furnished based on the copy of the certificate and in case the candidate is called for DV, the original/Duplicate SSLC/SSC/Matriculation certificate has to be submitted.

    • Can I edit the details in the application? 

      A. 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.100/- each time which is non-refundable. The Modification can be done only twice. Pay the modification fees and modify your Application / Photo, The modification can be done only twice.

    • How will I come to know whether my application is accepted / rejected? 

      A. In case the application is rejected after scrutiny, the same will be communicated through email.

    • Query about Exam trade selection? 

      A. Select any one Exam trade from the given drop down box.

    • Query about Selecting RRB Zone / Division / Unit? 

      A. The application is common for all the RRBs. The option of RRB and the preference for posts within the opted RRB shall be taken after first stage CBT.

    • Query about Selecting Post / Preference of Post? 

      A. The preference for posts shall be taken after first stage of CBT. (Refer to Para 7 of Important Instructions.)

    • Query about Additional details till not activated after the payment? 

      A. Click on the "Check Payment Status" option provided in home page. To check your payment status. If payment is successful you can fill Additional Details. If failed / pending contact Your Bank.

    • Query about Payment made through Post office? 

      A. If paid through Post Office please wait 48 hrs. Please check your payment status in the post office website mentioned in the challan.

    • Query about EBC candidate is being asked to pay Examination fee of Rs 500/- 

      A. After selecting EBC option you have to select Yes for "fee concession and refund facility" then only your payment will be considered as 250/-.

    • Query about were to pay the exam fee? 

      A. a. ONLINE fee payment through internet banking or debit/credit cards upto 30.03.2018 till 23.59 Hrs. b. OFFLINE fee payment through i. SBI Bank Branch for Challan Payment mode closes on 28.03.2018 at  15.00 Hrs in any branch of SBI. ii. Post Office Challan Payment mode closes on 27.03.2018 at 15.00 Hrs in any branch of computerized Post Office.

    • Query about Ex-Servicemen employees Attestation Date? 

      A. The date which is mentioned in the attestation certificate or ask the authorized person in your department to issue that date.

    • Query about After Modification the candidate is being asked to pay exam fees of Rs 500/-? 

      A. You have changed your category from Fee exempted refundable category of Rs 250/- and hence you have to pay examination fee of Rs 500 again. However on appearing in 1st stage CBT, Rs 400 shall be refunded.

    • Query about In case the exam trades selected for various Qualifications viz 10+2, ITI, Diploma , Degree are different, what will be my Exam Trade for second stage CBT ? 

      A. Suitable instructions will be issued regarding Exam trade for second stage CBT to the candidates who qualify in First stage CBT.

    • What to select in option of SSLC/SSC/Matriculation?

      Please refer your 10th certificate and select any one of the option.

    • Query About modification fees from Rs. 250 to Rs.100?

      A. All those who have made modifications to the application earlier with the payment of Rs 250 shall get the refund of the excess amount of Rs 150 to the beneficiary account furnished in the application.

    • Query About Refund details for Rs 500 candidates? 

      A. Candidates who have paid the examination fee of Rs 500 are advised to click on the online application link of CEN 01/2018 available on the official websites of RRBs and login with their credentials to add beneficiary account details for refund Rs 400/- on appearing in the first stage of CBT

    • Query About Photo date? 

      A. Photo taken date and Name should be mentioned in the photo.

    • Query About Forgot registration Id shows you have entered wrong details ? 

      A. Enter the correct details what you have given at the time of Registration.

    • Query About Address is not accepting? 

      A. Address should not contain any special characters so please enter address without any special characters.

    • Query About Which Address should i mention in the application? 

      A. Furnish the address to which the Communication should be made.

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