RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018 – Check the CBT Stage 1 & 2, CBAT

The article includes detailed RRB ALP exam pattern 2018, CBT and CBAT. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts an examination every year throughout India for the recruitment of Locomotive pilot or loco pilot.

The RRB ALP recruitment exam is always conducted in 3 stages:

  1. First Stage Computer Based Training (CBT)
  2. Second Stage Computer Based Training (CBT)
  3. Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

Railway RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates will be selected for Phase-II of the RRB ALP exam 2018 from their scores in the Phase-I exam i.e., the candidates will be chosen for the Second Stage Computer Based Training (CBT) depending on the normalized marks they have got in the First Stage Computer Based Training (CBT).

As advised in the exam pattern of RRB Assistant Loco Pilot 2018, the duration of the Second Stage will be 2 hours and 30 minutes but it will be divided into two parts- Part A and Part B. The duration of Part A will be 90 minutes and Part B 60 minutes. Finally, the total number of aspirants who will be shortlisted for the Second Stage exam is 15 times the number of openings available in the ALP positions.

Railway RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018 – Stage 2 Computer Based Training (CBT)

Since the Second stage Computer Based Training (CBT) is divided into two parts, the RRB exam pattern is as follows:




Total no. of questions

Minimum qualifying percentage

Part A Mathematics 90 minutes 100 Unreserved Category (UR)- 40%

Other Backward Classes (OBC)- 30%

Scheduled Castes (SC)- 30%

Scheduled Tribes (ST)- 25%

General Intelligence and Reasoning
Basic Science and Engineering
General Awareness and Current Affairs
Part B Relevant Trade 60 minutes 75 35% for all categories


Railway RRB ALP Exam Pattern – Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

Candidates of Railway ALP recruitment 2018 process will need to sit for the Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT). The questions which will be included in the test will be in English and Hindi and should be answered in these languages only. In this stage of the exam, no negative marking is done.

The merit list for RRB ALP exam will consist of candidates who will successfully qualify the Computer Based Aptitude Test and they will have to take part in document verification. 70% of the weightage will be given on the marks got in Second Stage CBT Part A and 30% weightage will be placed on the score of Computer-Based Aptitude Test.

Computer-Based Aptitude Test

The tests with the minimum qualifying marks are as follows:

Serial Number


Minimum Qualifying Marks

1. Memory Test 42 marks
2. Following Directions Test 42 marks
3. Depth Perception Test 42 marks
4. Concentration Test 42 marks
5. Perceptual Speed Test 42 marks

Candidates who are planning on appearing for the RRB ALP exam can see the RRB ALP exam pattern. Going through the exam pattern will help you have a clear idea about the different sections and the division of marks making your preparation more natural for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) recruitment 2018.

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