RRB ALP Preparation Tips

RRB ALP Preparation Tips

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RRB ALP Preparation Tips – Tips, Tricks and Strategies to crack RRB ALP and Technician Exam

RRB ALP Preparation Tips

Railway Recruitment Board has released notification for RRB ALP and Technician  for 26, 502 Vacancies. RRB ALP Preparation Tips is to give you a through understanding of how to prepare for RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018


Assistant Loco Pilot Preparation Tips : Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़े)

RRB ALP Technician Selection Process and Exam Pattern:

RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern:

There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer. There shall be no negative marking for Computer Based Aptitude Test.

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I. First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician): RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

The score of first stage exam shall be used only for shortlisting of candidates for second stage exam as per their merit. Reserved Candidates shall be selected to second Stage CBT based on existing reservation rules. Note that after Selection to Stage 2, the marks of First Stage CBT will not carry value.

S.No. Subjects Number of Questions Exam Duration
1 Mathematics 75 Questions 60 Minutes (1 Hours)
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
3 General Science
4 General awareness on current affairs

II. Second Stage CBT (Part A): RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

S.No. Subjects Number of Questions Exam Duration
1 Mathematics 100 Questions 90 Minutes (1:30 Hours)
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
3 Basic Science and Engineering
4 General awareness of current affairs

III. Second Stage CBT (Part B) : RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

  • Duration: 60 Min
  • No of Questions: 75

This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET).

No. Engineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree) Relevant trade for PART B Qualifying Test to be selected from
1 Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen /Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
2 Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV
3 Mechanical Engineering and combination of various streams of Mechanical Engineering Fitter / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Turner / Machinist / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/ Heat Engine / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
4 Automobile Engineering and combination of various streams of Automobile Engineering Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
5 HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman

IV. Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for 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. This computer Based Aptitude Test carries only 30% of weightage, while 70% weightage will be given to Stage 2 of CBT Part A and Part B.

RRB ALP Preparation Tips : Subject wise Preparation Tips for the Stage I And Stage II exam

  1. English: There is no English test here so do not worry about your grammar, though knowledge basic level of English is expected from all applicants.
  2. Quantitative Aptitude: Basics of Quantitative Aptitude will be tested till difficulty level of Class 12.
  3. Reasoning: Important Topics for Reasoning: Classification, Arrange words in Logical Order, Syllogism,Verbal Analogies, Analysis Judgment,Numerical Operations, Coding-Decoding, Non- Verbal Reasoning, Matrix and puzzles
  4. Basic Science and engineering: Be well versed in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and even biology till class 12 level.
  5. Aptitude Test for ALP: Aptitude Test aims to check your thought process. It intends to check your personality traits and know what kind of person you are. It is intended to check if you are suitable for the job as Assistant loco Pilot. The screening process will help the employer know if you are mentally fit for the job.

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RRB ALP Preparation Tips: Tips, Tricks and Strategies for ALP and Technician

  1. Understand the exam pattern – Get familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus before you begin to prepare. Once, you are familiar with the exam pattern, things become a lot more easier.
  2. Proper planning – Plan your studies well. Proper planning is the key to success in competitve exams. Study and prepare months in advanced.
  3. Aim for Accuracy: You need to be accurate while solving mathematical problems.
  4. Effective Time Management Tips – There is very little time to solve the exam and too many questions. You need to learn to juggle various sections and manage to solve as many questions as you can.
  5. Prepare study notes: Apart from using reference material to study, you need to prepare using your own notes. Study notes are of immense help. After exhaustive studying, you will come across important things from a exam perspective. Study notes are important observations and points that will help.
  6. Practice with Mock Test-Series Mock Tests reflect a true picture of your performance as they act like a mirror and help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses. Toprankers offers Mock Tests for RRB ALP And Technician in both Hindi and English. Take the Mock Tests and improve more.
  7. Stay Positive: Stay positive and upbeat. A few minutes of prayer every day can help you stay positive. You can also practice Yoga, do exercise and take a balanced diet.
  8. Practicals and Theory: ITI Disciplines are a practical subject but it involves a lot of theory and one must never avoid the theoretical concepts of the exam.
  9. Get your Basics Right: Get your basics right and then only you can go further with more tough concepts.
  10. Prepare Notes and Revise: There are no shortcuts, so prepare thoroughly.
  11. Stay Updated with Current Affairs – You should read the newspapers, magazines regularly and also stay updated with current affairs, Pay special attention to banking and finance industry. Other topics you can focus on include Banking awareness, Sports, Business & Economy, Political news, Awards, static GK and more etc.
  12. Take coaching if Required: Coaching can help you to improve your performance. A good teacher can both teach you and inspire you.
  13. Computer Based Test: The exam is conducted online and candidates need to get acquainted with the online system of answering questions. It is unlike the traditional pencil-paper method. If you regularly use computers, this wont be a difficult task.

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