RRB ALP 2017: Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is all set to release notification for 7000 Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) vacancies. The board is likely to release RRB ALP 2017 notification in the last week of July. Selection of candidates under RRB ALP recruitment will be done on the basis of single written examination followed by Aptitude Test and document verification. The online registration for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot recruitment shall commence after the release of notification. Candidates interested in applying for RRB ALP 2017 should be in between 18 to 30 years and have passed Class 10/HSC. Candidates can check below for RRB ALP eligibility criteria, admit card, application procedure, exam dates, selection procedure, exam pattern & syllabus.
|Specifications||Important highlights of RRB ALP|
|Recruiting body||Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)|
|Posts offered||Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP)|
|Total number of vacancies||7000|
|Mode of selection||Written exam and aptitude test followed by document verification and medical examination|
|Release of notification||Last week of July 2017|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Date of written exam||September/October tentatively|
Candidates seeking admission for RRB ALP recruitment must fulfill the eligibility criteria as laid down by examination authority in terms of age and educational qualification. According to RRB ALP eligibility criteria 2017, the age of candidates should be in between 18 to 30 years. Candidates should have passed their Class 10/HSC and ITI to be eligible for RRB ALP 2017. However, candidates having the higher educational qualification in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile Engineering can also apply. Applications of only those candidates will be accepted who meet RRB ALP 2017 eligibility criteria. Candidates before applying must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility norms. RRB will conduct verification of eligibility conditions only after candidates have qualified all the stages of recruitment.
The recruitment notice for RRB ALP will be released in the last week of July. The written examination will be conducted in August/September 2017. These dates are tentative and will be updated once the notification is released. Candidates can check below for more RRB ALP important dates inorder to get an idea regarding release of application, issue of admit cards, declaration of result and date of exam.
|Sr.No||RRB ALP events||Important dates|
|1||RRB ALP 2017 notification||Last week of July 2017|
|2||RRB ALP application begins on||Last week of July, 2017|
|3||RRB ALP 2017 written exam||September/October 2017|
|4||Issue of RRB ALP admit card||August 2017|
|5||RRB ALP 2017 result of written exam||December 2017|
|6||RRB ALP aptitude test||To be notified later|
|7||RRB ALP admit card for aptitude test||To be notified later|
|8||RRB ALP document verification /medical examination||To be notified later|
|9||RRB ALP final allotment list||To be notified later|
The application form of RRB ALP will be released along with the notification. The application procedure will be online. Candidates will have to pay their application fees while filling RRB ALP application form. The application fees for RRB ALP recruitment is Rs 40 for male UR/OBC candidates and women/SC/ST/PWD/Ex-Servicemen/Minorities candidates need not pay any application fees.
RRB will issue admit card for written examination in the month of August 2017. The RRB ALP admit card 2017 will be available online only. Candidates to download the admit card will have to enter registration number and date of birth. Candidates who will qualify for Aptitude Test will be issued separate admit card for the exam. The hard copy of RRB ALP 2017 admit card will not be sent to candidates by post.
The exam pattern of RRB ALP includes the number of sections, total number of questions, marking scheme and time duration of the exam. The RRB ALP Exam pattern 2017 of written examination shall comprise of 5 sections – General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and Technical Ability. The exam will be conducted for 90 minutes carrying 100 to 120 questions. There is also negative marks for the exam and for each wrong answer 1/3 of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted. The test will carry multiple-choice objective type questions.
Candidates appearing for the exam can check here RRB ALP syllabus. The syllabus comprises of topics that are important for the exam. Candidates should prepare according to RRB ALP 2017 syllabus. Through the syllabus, candidates will get an idea of the topics that they should study for the exam. The detailed syllabus of RRB ALP is given below.
|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.|
|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.|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||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., Number Series, Alphabet Series, Test of Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Number Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, A problem on Age Calculation, Blood Relations, Analogy, Decision Making, Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures etc.|
|General Science||Physics, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology etc.|
The answer key of RRB ALP will be released by RRB few days after the exam. The RRB ALP answer key will be available online for all sets of question booklets provided in the exam. Candidates who will appear in the exam can check RRB ALP answer key on this page. The answer key will mention correct answers to questions of examination. Candidates can check RRB ALP answer key by entering roll number and date of birth. Candidates can raise objections against the answers in the answer key if they are not satisfied with it. Candidates based on the number of correct and incorrect responses, they can calculate their probable score after checking the answer key.
The result of RRB ALP written exam will be declared tentatively in the month of December 2017. Based on the marks obtained in the written examination, candidates will be shortlisted for Aptitude Test and Document Verification. Candidates in accordance with the number of vacancies will be called for Aptitude Test and Document Verification. The RRB ALP result 2017 will be released in a PDF file and candidates can download the PDF file on this page. The RRB ALP final result will be declared based on the performance of candidates in written examination and Aptitude Test.
RRB will fix qualifying standard for written examination to select deserving candidates for next stage of selection process i.e aptitude test. The RRB ALP cutoff will be decided in relation to the number of vacancies, difficulty level and number of available candidates. Candidates securing more than the cutoff score as per their category in the written exam will be called for Aptitude Test. The RRB ALP cutoff of written exam will be declared along with the result.
Candidates applying to the post of Assistant Loco Pilot will be selected on the basis of written examination and aptitude test. Based on the performance in written examination and aptitude test, candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for document verification. According to RRB ALP selection procedure, selected candidates will have to undergo the medical examination. Only those candidates found medically fit will be given an appointment.
RRB every year comes up with a large number of vacancies for recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilots. Candidates joining as Assistant Loco Pilots will be promoted to Senior Senior Assistant Loco Pilot. Candidates after becoming Loco Pilot can appear for the exam conducted for the post of Power Controller, Crew Controller, Loco Foreman (Loco supervisor).
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