RRB ALP 2020 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern & Results

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Jun 12, 2020

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RRB ALP is a national level recruitment drive to fill about 23801 vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians in Indian Railways. The recruitment drive will be organized and managed by one of the 21 Regional Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) for all the regions.

  • The convening Regional RRB will set up a web portal for facilitating online application and other procedures.
  • The tentative date for RRB ALP Recruitment 2020 is yet to be announced.
  • RRB ALP 2020 will be a pen and paper-based test.
  • There will be 6 sections in the test consisting of multiple-choice questions.
  • The result will be declared on the official site of the participating RRBs.
Prepp Test Series

All 21 Railway Zones including Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri, and Thiruvananthapuram are expected to fill vacant posts for Assitant Loco Pilots and Technician.


RRB ALP 2020 Highlights

Date of Exam March/April 2020 (Tentative)
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Official Website www.indianrailways.gov.in
Mode of Exam Online
Type of Questions Objective Type (MCQs)
Eligibility (may vary for different exams) 10th pass & ITI/Diploma in Engineering
Posts Offered Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Technician Grade III
Number of Vacancies 23000+
Pay Scale 5,200-20,200-1,900 INR

Total Vacancies in RRB ALP 2020

Zone Vacancies
RRB Mumbai 3624
RRB Secunderabad 3210
RRB Ranchi 2210
RRB Kolkata 1786
RRB Chennai 1423
RRB Patna 1371
RRB Bilaspur 1341
RRB Allahabad 1321
RRB Chandigarh 961
RRB Bangalore 890
RRB Muzaffarpur 878
RRB Jammu Srinagar 812
RRB Bhubaneswar 745
RRB Ajmer 645
RRB Bhopal 625
RRB Ahmedabad 455
RRB Guwahati 445
RRB Siliguri 445
RRB Thiruvananthapuram 341
RRB Malda 178
RRB Gorakhpur 95
Total 23801

RRB ALP 2020 Calendar of Events

The table below highlights the tentative schedule for RRB ALP 2020.

Events Dates
Release of Official Notification December 2019
Availability of Application Form January 2020
Application Form Submission Deadline January 2020
Issue of Admit Card for Written Exam 2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date
Scheduled Exam Date March/April 2020
Publication of Results Approximately a month after Exam

RRB ALP 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility to apply for RRB ALP is matriculation with ITI or Diploma in Engineering. The specific guidelines related to Nationality, Academic Qualification, and Age Limit are stated below:

Nationality: Only Indian nationals can apply for RRB ALP 2020.

Educational qualification: Applicants should be 10th pass and possess ITI Certification (approved by NCVT / SCVT), or Diploma Engineering except for CSE or Civil disciplines.

Age limit: Applicant should be 18 to 30 years old. OBC candidates will get relaxation for 3 years while SC/ST candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.

Note: Candidates must meet the specified eligibility criteria as per official notification. In case eligibility conditions are not satisfied by any particular candidate, at any stage of the recruitment process, then their candidature is liable to be canceled.


RRB ALP 2020 Application Form

Candidates need to complete all the steps before submitting the form. Steps involved in filling the RRB ALP 2020 Application Form are mentioned below:

  1. All the particulars like name, educational qualification, post, and exam center preference, contact details should be carefully entered.
  2. Details in the form should be correct and matches with official records/documents
  3. Upload scanned copies of applicants’ recent passport-size photograph and specimen signature would also have to be uploaded.
  4. Application Fee can be deposited using the integrated online payment gateway.
  5. A copy of the filled-in application form should be downloaded and printed for the records.

RRB ALP 2020 Application Fee

RRB ALP Application Fee 2020 is tentatively INR 100. Category-wise application fee and alternative payment methods will be informed through the official notification


RRB ALP 2020 Admit Card

RRB ALP 2020 Admit Card for the Written Exam is expected to be issued online through the official web portal around 2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date.

RRB ALP Admit Card will contain the applicant’s name, DOB, gender, category, post applied for, and the exam center details including address, date, and time. In case of any mismatch in the details printed on admit card, candidates are required to get in touch with zonal RRB offices

Steps to download Admit Card

  • Visit the official website for RRB ALP 2020
  • Click on the links for 'RRB ALP Admit Card 2020'
  • Enter 'Application Number' and 'Date of Birth'
  • Download and take a print out of the admit card

RRB ALP 2020 Exam Pattern

The tentative Exam Pattern for RRB ALP can be checked in the table below. RRB ALP 2020 Syllabus is based on the matriculation/ diploma curriculum. Any changes in the scheme of examination and syllabus would be mentioned in the official notification.

Mode of Examination Online, Computer Based Test
Number of Questions 100-120
Type of Questions Objective, MCQ type
Maximum Marks 100-120
Duration of Exam 90 Minutes
Sections in Paper 5 sections: Arithmetic & General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness, Technical Skills

The subject-wise distribution of marks and questions in RRB ALP 2020 is indicated in the table below:

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Arithmetic & General Intelligence 25 25
Reasoning 10 10
General Science 30 30
General Awareness 25 25
Technical Skills 30 3

RRB ALP 2020 Syllabus

The indicative list of topics from the RRB ALP 2020 examination is tabulated below. The table contains only the list of important topics from each subject only.

Section Topics
Reasoning Analogy; Odd One Out; Coding-Decoding; Finding Missing Number/Pattern in Series; Distance and Direction test; Blood Relations; Ranking &Arrangement; Logical Diagram, Mirror Images, etc.
Arithmetic Decimal Fraction; BODMAS rule; LCM/HCF; Percentage; Profit & Loss; Time and Work; Time and Distance; Ratio and Proportion; Square and Square root; Cube and Cube root; Mensuration etc.
General Awareness Indian History; World and Indian Geography; Indian Polity; Health and Physiology, General Science, National, and International Current Affairs; Computer and Information Technology
General Science Elementary topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Human physiology, etc.
Technical Skills Mechanical: Basics of mechanics; Thermodynamics; Strength of Materials; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Fluid Mechanics etc. Electrical: Atomic Structure; Voltage; Current; Resistance and their units; Series and Parallel Connections; Magnetism; Principles of Motors, Transformers, Generators; Gravity; Measuring Instruments, etc. Electronics: Conductivity; Electrons; Semiconductors; Insulator etc.

Recommended Books for RRB ALP 2020

A comprehensive list of books to prepare for RRB ALP 2020 is indicated below. These reference books contain an explanation of important concepts as well as sample questions for practice.

Section Topics
Reasoning Analogy; Odd One Out; Coding-Decoding; Finding Missing Number/Pattern in Series; Distance and Direction test; Blood Relations; Ranking &Arrangement; Logical Diagram, Mirror Images, etc.
Arithmetic Decimal Fraction; BODMAS rule; LCM/HCF; Percentage; Profit & Loss; Time and Work; Time and Distance; Ratio and Proportion; Square and Square root; Cube and Cube root; Mensuration etc.
General Awareness Indian History; World and Indian Geography; Indian Polity; Health and Physiology, General Science, National, and International Current Affairs; Computer and Information Technology
General Science Elementary topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Human physiology, etc.
Technical Skills Mechanical: Basics of mechanics; Thermodynamics; Strength of Materials; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Fluid Mechanics etc. Electrical: Atomic Structure; Voltage; Current; Resistance and their units; Series and Parallel Connections; Magnetism; Principles of Motors, Transformers, Generators; Gravity; Measuring Instruments, etc. Electronics: Conductivity; Electrons; Semiconductors; Insulator etc.

RRB ALP 2020 Result

RRB ALP 2020 Result is expected to be announced on the official web portal within a month from the date of the exam. Candidates who qualify the written test would find their names in the list of candidates selected for subsequent rounds of the recruitment process.

Candidates making it to the merit list will be shortlisted for the interview round. The selection process for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians would comprise:

  • Written Test
  • Interview
  • Document Verification

Interview and document verification is usually organized within 3-4 months after the announcement of the result.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


8 Comments
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saibalaji
Madam I completed intermediate can I apply for this
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Saibalaji, candidate must have passed 10th with ITI or a diploma in Engineering to be eligible for this exam.
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atanu roy
Dear sir / madam I am Atanu Roy. I have completed vocational corse in automobile and diploma course. Can I apply for this.
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Atanu, yes, you are eligible for this exam.
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baabu
Dear sir / Madam This is Rajesh I have completed my Bachelor degree ,can I apply for this
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prateek meena
No , you should be ITI or diploma also
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tribhuwan singh
Sir a I'm 10+2 pcm Can I apply rrb alp I have not iti degree
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sajal sarkar
when will application releases??
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enoch leslie niranjan
When is the application form available for ALP chennai 2020? After application, how long it takes to appear for the exams? After exam, how long it takes to get selected? Please share the required Application form for this position.
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Niranjan, from the release of notifications to filling up of application form, scheduling of exam and result declaration, this whole procedure will take almost 6 months. For further details, you can check the official website of the organization.
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ghouse basha
it is the way to go for RRB ALP with Intermediate
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Basha, yes, you can apply for this exam as minimum eligibility for this exam is class 10th. Applicants should be 10th pass and possess ITI Certification (approved by NCVT / SCVT), or Diploma Engineering except for CSE or Civil disciplines. Thus, if you satisfy this criteria, then, you are eligible, else not.
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bharathithasan g
age limit
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alok pandey
Hi Bharathithasan, Applicant should be 18 to 30 years old.