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RRB ALP Exam Pattern - Complete Details

The official recruitment notification for the RRB ALP 2021 is yet to be released. The official notification will carry all the details of the exam date, exam pattern, eligibility criteria etc.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

RRB ALP exam pattern consists of four phases which are:

  1. CBT Stage- 1
  2. CBT Stage- 2
  3. CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test)
  4. Document Verification

Out of these stages, Stage 1 is a qualifying round and Stage 2 determines the progress of the candidate to the next round. The exam pattern of these stages is discussed in detail here

Stage 1 Exam Pattern

The first stage consists of questions from the areas of mathematics, reasoning, current affairs and general science. The total marks for this round is 75 marks and total time is 1 hour duration. This round is only qualifying in nature.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsDuration
Maths2060 Mins
General Intelligence & Reasoning25
General Science20
General Awareness on Current Affairs10
Total 75 marks 

Stage 2 Exam Pattern

Stage 2 of RRB ALP is also a computer-based test where there are two parts: the first part consist of 100 marks and the second part consists of questions specific to the relevant trade, this section is of 75 marks.

PartSubjectsNo. of QuestionsDuration
Part AMaths10090 Mins
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General Awareness on Current Affairs
Part BRelevant Trade7560 Mins
Total1752 Hours 30 Mins

There will be 1/3rd negative marking in the first two rounds.

Stage 3 Exam Pattern

Stage 3 of the RRB ALP is Computer based aptitude test or CBAT. It does not have any negative marking. The candidate need to score 42 marks in the each of the test batteries. For final selection 70% weightage will be given to second CBT and 30% to CBAT.


What is the age criteria for RRB ALP?

Minimum: 18 years, Maximum: 28 years

When will the RRB ALP exam 2021 be conducted? +

RRB ALP 2021 will be conducted based on the official notification issued by RRB.

What is the application fees for RRB ALP? +

For Gen and OBC category males, it is Rs.100. Rest are exempted from paying fees.

What is the total number of vacancies in Railways RRB ALP? +

The total vacancies are as follows:
Assistant Loco Pilot - 27795
Various Post of Technicians - 36576

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