RRB ALP 2021 Exam Pattern which includes marking scheme, syllabus, recommended books, and marks distribution. It will be announced by Railway Recruitment Board of Indian Railways on its official website, ie indianrailways.gov.in. The examination is also conducted online where candidates must have basic computer knowledge in order to make an attempt. Also, check RRB Upcoming Exam Dates 2021.
RRB ALP will be conducted in all states of India. Recruitment will be based on the marks scored and rank acquired by candidates. A total of 120 objective type questions shall be asked in the test and the duration granted to resolve the questions would be 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes).
The paper will have 6 parts in total, that is Arithmetic for 30 marks, Reasoning for 10 marks, General Awareness for 25 marks, General Science for 30 marks, General Intelligence for 5 marks, and Technical Ability for 30 marks. This article elaborates on the exam pattern of the RRB ALP 2020 examination.
All the important highlights for students appearing for RRB ALP 2020 examination are tabulated below:
|Exam mode||Online mode|
|Number of papers||Once in a year|
|Number of questions||120|
|Number of sections||6|
|Question paper type||Objective type|
|Exam duration||90 minutes|
|Marking scheme||1 marks per question|
|Negative marking||1/3 marks in every wrong answer|
RRB ALP 2020 entrance test is conducted via online mode by the Railway Recruitment Board of Indian Railways at the allotted center that is mentioned on the candidate’s respective admit card. A total of 120 multiple choice questions will be asked, which needs to be resolve in 1 hour 30 mins.
There will be negative marking is also applicable for every wrong answer is 1/3. Hence, they must attempt the questions they are sure about in the test. RRB ALP 2020 question paper comprises of 6 sections, that is, Arithmetic, Reasoning, General Awareness, General Science, General Intelligence, and Technical Ability. The below table elaborates RRB ALP 2020 exam pattern:
|Divisions||Number of Questions||Number of Marks|
RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam 2020 will be of 120 marks in totality. The question paper would be divided into 6 sections which have 120 questions altogether. All questions carry equal weightage. respectively. The section Arithmetic, General Science, and Technical Ability carries 30 marks each, Reasoning carries 10 marks, General Awareness has 25 marks and General Intelligence carries 5 marks respectively.
Tabulated below is RRB ALP 2020 marking scheme:
|Every correct answer||1 mark|
|Every incorrect answer||0.33 marks|
The syllabus of the RRB ALP 2020 examination is segregated into 6 sections respectively and candidates must have completed ITI approved by NCVT / SCVT OR B.Tech. except for CSE & Civil branches or Diploma. The syllabus decided by Railway Recruitment Board of Indian Railways needs to be understood accurately by candidates to score good and get to work as Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade III with the Indian Railway Recruitment Board. The sections comprise of different syllabus which is listed below:
|I||Arithmetic||Number System, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportions, Unitary Method, Percentage, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration (2D and 3D), Algebra, Data Interpretation.|
|II||Reasoning||Verbal: Number Series, Alphabet Series, Test of Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Number Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, A problem on Age Calculation, Blood Relations, Analogy, Decision Making, etc.
Non-Verbal: Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures, etc
|III||General Awareness||Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honors, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National Organizations.|
|IV||General Science||Physics, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology, etc.|
|V||General Intelligence||Figures and Pictures, Analogies, Space, Visualization, Similarities, Decision Making, Problem-Solving, Arithmetical Number Series, Differences, Arithmetical Reasoning, Analysis, Judgement, Relationship Concepts, Visual memory, Observation, Discrimination, Verbal and Figure Classification.|
|VI||Technical Ability||Mechanical: Dimensions, Heat, Engine, Thermos Dynamics, Energy, Material, Energy Conservation, Management, Applied Mechanics, Turbo Machinery, Production Engineering, Automation Engineering, Kinetic Theory, The Strength Of The Material, Metallurgical, Metal Handling, Refrigerators, And Air Conditioned.
Automobile: Machine Design, System Theory, IC Engines, Heat Transfer, Thermos Dynamics, Materials Applying Motion, The Power Plant Turbines, and Boilers, Metallurgical Production Technology.
Electrical: Electrical India, Rolls, Cables, Transfers, Proved To Be The Fundamental Electrical System, An Alternative System Single Phase Motor, Three Phase Motor System, Light, Magnetism, Motors.
Electronics and Communication: The Transistor, Dias, Digital Electronics, Networking, and Industrial Electronics, Electronic Tube, Semi-Conductor Physics, Robotic Radio, communications Systems, And Satellite Matters, Computer And Micro Processor.
There are few books for students appearing for RRB ALP. Tabulated below are the names for the examination:
|Arithmetic||Railway Assistant Loco Pilot Exam||Lal (Author), Jain (Author)|
|Reasoning||Railway Aptitude Test||R. Gupta’s|
|Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Station Master Psychological and Aptitude Test||B.K Singh|
|General Awareness||General Knowledge & Awareness 2018 for RRB Railway Recruitment Exams (NTPC/ALP/ASM/Technical)||Disha Experts|
|The Mega Yearbook 2018 - Current Affairs & General Knowledge for Competitive Exams 2nd edition2||Disha Experts|
|General Science||Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions||Arihant Experts|
|General Intelligence||General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning||Vikas Publishing House|
|Technical Ability||RRB Assistant Loco Pilot||Sakthi Publication House|
|Upkar Technical Trades Railway Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade III Examinations||Sudhindra Pratap|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.