Railway RRB ALP Study Plan – Second Stage CBT (Part A) | 30 Days Plan

The Railway Recruitment Board has recently announced in its latest notice about RRB ALP 2018 Exam that the Second Stage CBT for the RRB ALP 2018 Recruitment is going to take place from 24th Dec 2018. This gives all the aspirants who have cleared the First Stage CBT of the Railway RRB ALP 2018 Exam just over a month to prepare. To make your life simpler and help you with your Second stage Part A preparation we have created a 30 days RRB ALP Study Plan covering all the topics from the syllabus of all the sections of Second Stage CBT – Part A Exam paper.

RRB ALP Study Plan : Second Stage CBT Exam pattern

Part A


Type of Questions

No. Of Questions



Mathematics Objective, Multiple Choice 100 Questions Hindi/English 90 min
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General awareness and Current affairs


Part B


No. Of Questions


Relevant Trade 75 questions 60    min
  • 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 the Director General of Employment & Training (DGET).

RRB ALP Study Plan : 30 days Topic-wise plan

In this RRB ALP Study Plan for the Part A part of the Second Stage CBT Exam we have covered all the topics from the syllabus of 4 sections – Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Basic Science & Engineering (BSE) and General awareness and current affairs (GA&CA). In the RRB ALP Study plan below, we have combined the Mathematics and Reasoning Topics for one day and BSE and GA&CA topics for second and alternated these pattern for the next 30 days.

Date Topic Date Topic
19-Nov-18 Reasoning – Syllogism
Mathematics – Number System
04-Dec-18 GA&CA – Sports News – Sept to Dec
BSE – Basic Electricity
20-Nov-18 GA&CA – Science & Technology News – June & July
BSE – Engineering Drawing ((Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines,)
05-Dec-18 Reasoning – Statements – Arguments and Assumptions etc
Mathematics – Time and Work
21-Nov-18 Reasoning – Coding and Decoding
Mathematics – BODMAS and Elementary Statistics
06-Dec-18 GA&CA – Culture Static Part
22-Nov-18 GA&CA – Sports News – June to Aug
BSE – Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation
07-Dec-18 Reasoning – Analogies
Mathematics – Time and Distance
23-Nov-18 Reasoning – Jumbling
Mathematics – Decimals & Fractions
08-Dec-18 GA&CA – Personalities – Appointments, Awards, Obituaries (last 6 months)
24-Nov-18 GA&CA – Personalities – people in news (last 6 months)
BSE – Units, Measurements
09-Dec-18 Reasoning – Mathematical operations
Mathematics – Algebra
25-Nov-18 Reasoning – Analytical Reasoning
Mathematics – LCM, HCF
10-Dec-18 GA&CA – Economics news – Aug, Sep & Oct
BSE – Occupational Safety & Health
26-Nov-18 GA&CA – Culture News
BSE – Mass Weight and Density
11-Dec-18 Reasoning – Venn Diagram
Mathematics – Trigonometry
27-Nov-18 Reasoning – Similarities and differences
Mathematics – Ratio and Proportion & Percentages
12-Dec-18 GA&CA – Government schemes and social issues
28-Nov-18 GA&CA – Economics news – June & July
BSE – Work Power and Energy
13-Dec-18 Reasoning – Classification
Mathematics – Calendar & Clock and Pipes & Cistern
29-Nov-18 Reasoning – Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
Mathematics – Simple and Compound Interest
14-Dec-18 GA&CA – Science & Technology News – Nov & Dec
BSE – Environment Education
30-Nov-18 GA&CA – Politics News – Last 6 months
BSE – Speed and Velocity
15-Dec-18 Reasoning – Relationships
Mathematics – Square Root
01-Dec-18 Reasoning – Conclusions and Decision Making
Mathematics – Mensuration & Geometry
16-Dec-18 GA&CA – Economics news – Nov & Dec
BSE – Heat and Temperature
02-Dec-18 GA&CA – Science & Technology News – Aug, Sep & Oct
BSE – Levers and Simple Machines
17-Dec-18 Reasoning – Alphabetical and Number Series
Mathematics – Age Calculations
03-Dec-18 Reasoning – Directions
Mathematics – Profit and Loss
18-Dec-18 GA&CA – Other Important topics
BSE – IT Literacy


RRB ALP Study Plan : Points to remember

1) As you would have already covered most of the above-mentioned topics during your preparation of First Stage CBT, therefore, while following this RRB ALP Study Plan, you should now cover these topics every day through speed reading as revision.

2) Make personal quick notes, infographics and mind maps for each topic which will help you remember it for a longer time.

3) We have not mentioned mock tests in the above RRB ALP Study Plan, but that does not mean you do not have to give mock tests. On the contrary, as it will be kind of revision for you. So, you should be giving more mock tests during your Second stage CBT preparation. The more questions you solve, the better it would be for you.

4) Do not go for any new book or study material now. Focus only on the notes and books you have referred before during your CBT 1 preparation for the repeated topics. As reading a new book now will waste a lot of time.

RRB ALP Study Plan – Conclusion

Follow the above given RRB ALP Study Plan for Part A paper of Second Stage CBT with complete discipline and success will surely be yours for the taking. You can rely on Oliveboard for the Online mock tests for practice of the topics covered in the above Railway RRB ALP Study Plan. All the best.

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