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RRB ALP 2021 Subject Wise Syllabus and Best Books

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Feb 17, 2021

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RRB ALP is a national level examination that is conducted by the Railways Recruitment Board (RRB). The exam is conducted in multiple stages which are First stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)and document verification. The purpose of the examination is to recruit assistant loco pilots and technicians for Indian Railways.

There are many books out in the market for the preparation of RRB ALP examination. But it becomes essential for the students to select the best among the lot. Going for the right books will help the students to prepare in a structured manner.

The exam contains questions from the field of Mathematics, Reasoning, GK, Current Affairs and General Science. Given below is the list of books that the students can choose for the preparation of RRB ALP examination.

RRB ALP Highlights

RRB ALP 2021 Exam Highlights

Exam Name RRB ALP 2021
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Mode of Exam Online
Type of Questions Objective Type (MCQs)
Number of questions 120
Number of sections 6
Marking scheme One marks for each question
Exam duration 90 minutes
Medium English
Negative marking 1/3 marks in every wrong answer
RRB ALP Syllabus

RRB ALP 2021 Exam Detailed Syllabus

Before deciding upon the books, it's essential to know the syllabus of the examination you are preparing for RRB ALP 2021 Exam. It helps the students in better planning.

Subject Topics
Mathematics Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Percentages, Time and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Mensuration, Time and Work; Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence and Reasoning- Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Alphabetical and Number Series, Relationships, Syllogism, Mathematical operations, Jumbling, Conclusions and Decision Making, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Clocks, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
Basic Science & Engineering Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Units, Measurements, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.
General Awareness & Current Affairs Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.

Read RRB ALP 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus


RRB ALP Books for Preparation

Given below is the list of books for RRB ALP examination.

Books for RRB ALP Mathematics

  • Quantitative Aptitude - RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track - Rajesh Verma
  • NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11
  • Magical Books On Quicker Maths - M Tyra
  • Advance Maths - Rakesh Yadav
  • Basic Maths and Pre-Algebra for Beginners - Mark Zegarelli

Books for RRB ALP General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning - MK Pandey
  • Test of Reasoning - Edgar Thorpe
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning - RS Aggarwal
  • New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical - BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
  • Lucent’s General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Knowledge & Awareness for RRB Railway Recruitment Exams(NTPC/ALP/ASM/Technical) - Disha Experts
  • General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning - Vikas Publishing House

Books for RRB ALP General Awareness and Current Affairs

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Pratiyogita Darpan (Magazine) for Current Affairs

Books for RRB ALP Science (Basic Level)

  • NCERT Books – Class X, XII
  • General Science by Ravi Bhushan

Books for RRB ALP Computer and Application

  • JE CBT I & II – Computer Science and Information Technology by GKP
  • Objective Computer Science & Information Technology by G.K Mithal
RRB ALP Sample Papers

RRB ALP Sample Papers for Preparation

  • Guide to Indian Railways (RRB) Assistant Loco Pilot Exam 2018 Stage I & II by Disha Experts
  • 101 Speed Test for Indian Railways (RRB) Assistant Loco Pilot Exam Stage I & II Paperback
  • Technical Trades Railway Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician (Grade III) Examinations by Dilip Tiwari
  • RRB: Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician (Gr. III) Recruitment Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
  • Railway Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician 2018 (Hindi) by Arihant Experts
  • Indian Railways Assistant Loco Pilot Exam 101 Speed Test Practice Workbook (Old Edition) by Disha Experts
  • Railway Assistant Loco Pilot Exam by Lal, Jain
  • RRB Group D Guide 2018 by Arihant Experts
  • Railway Aptitude Test by RPH Editorial Board

Download RRB ALP 2019 Previous Years' Question Papers, Sample Papers and Mock Tests

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