The Indian Railways has finally released the official notification announcing the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technicians Recruitment. In the year 2018, RRB will be recruiting to fill 26,502 vacancies for ALP and Technicians. Railway has 17,673 vacant seats in Assistant Loco Pilots(ALP) and 8,829 vacant seats for the post of Technicians to offer to all the aspirants interested to serve in Railway. Read further to know all about this Railways ALP Recruitment drive which is the latest sensation of all the recruitment drives this year.
Vacancy Details for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018:
Total No.of Posts: 26502
Name of the Posts:
1. Assistant Loco Pilot : 17673 Posts
2. Technicians : 8829 Posts
Name of the RRB Regions:
1. Ahmedabad: 164 Posts
2. Ajmer: 1221 Posts
3. Allahabad: 4694 Posts
4. Bangalore: 1054 Posts
5. Bhopal: 1679 Posts
6. Bhubaneswar: 702 Posts
7. Bilaspur: 945 Posts
8. Chandigarh: 1546 Posts
9. Chennai: 945 Posts
10. Gorakhpur: 1588 Posts
11. Guwahati: 422 Posts
12. Jammu – Srinagar: 367 Posts
13. Kolkata: 1824 Posts
14. Malda: 880 Posts
15. Mumbai: 1425 Posts
16. Muzaffarpur: 465 Posts
17. Patna: 454 Posts
18. Ranchi: 2043 Posts
19. Secunderabad: 3262 Posts
20. Siliguri: 477 Posts
21. Thiruvananthapuram: 345 Posts
Eligibility Criteria for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018:
Minimum age: 18 years
Maximum age: 28 years
Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognised institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trades of Armature and Coil Winder / Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Fitter / Heat Engine / Instrument Mechanic / Machinist / Mechanic Diesel / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV / Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic / Tractor Mechanic / Turner / Wireman (OR) Matriculation / SSLC Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above (OR) 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile
Engineering (OR) Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of ITI.
Selection procedure for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018:
Candidates will be selected based on Common Computer Based Test (CBT) & Document Verification.
Examination Fee for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018:
General / OBC: Rs 500/-
SC / ST / PWD: Rs 250/-
Important dates for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018:
Starting Date to Apply Online: 03-02-2018
Last Date to Apply Online: 05-03-2018 upto 23:59 hrs
Last Date for Payment of Fee through online: 05-03-2018 till 22:00 hrs
Date of First stage Computer Based Test (CBT): During April and May 2018.
RRB ALP RECRUITMENT PROCESS 2018:
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. 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.
The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:
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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.
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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 CBT
Shortlisting 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.
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.
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.
The syllabus for Part Ashall be as below
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, Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.
Duration: 60 Min,
No of Questions: 75
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.
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