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  • RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam : Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Tips

    Updated : 14-Dec-2017
    RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam : Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Tips

    Railway Recruitment Board, Indian Railways, release RRB ALP and Technician Recruitment notification every year. The general number of opening, according to reports with respect to RRB CEN 01/, is 23,801. These opportunities are in 2 posts. The first is for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and another is for Technician Grade III. Twenty one Railway exam centers which are located in Ahmadabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri, and Thiruvananthapuram will welcome RRB ALP applications to attempt the exam in their zones.

    RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam Syllabus

    RRB ALP syllabus comprises of five principle subjects who are shrouded in the exams which are as per the following: General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence/Reasoning, General Science and Technical Ability. RRB ALP Syllabus comprises of the accompanying points.

    • General Awareness: current undertakings (both National and International), History, Financial and Economic News, Geography, Politics, Books and Authors, Budget, Personalities, Sports, Film, Literature, Noble Prizes and World occasions.
    • Arithmetic: Interest computation, Profit and loss, area/volume, flow rate, work, numbers, ratio, algebra, trigonometry, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Distance, Menstruation, Simplification, Decimals, Fractions, Data Interpretation and so on.
    • General Science: Physics, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology and so on
    • Technical Ability: This segment comprises of rudiments of different subjects including Mechanical, vehicle, electrical, gadgets, and Communication subjects.
    • General Intelligence/Reasoning: Discrimination, course, turn, Series, Analogies, blood connection, age count, succession, symmetry, Differences, relations, judgments, figures and pictures, critical thinking, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Number Series, Alphabet Series, Test of Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding and so on

    In the company of the above points in brain you can note down the following tips in your mind to kick start your preparation of RRB ALP examination.

    Swift Tips and important points to crack Railway Assistant Loco Pilot exam:

    First of all, candidates need to know the entire syllabus of RRB ALP examination like which subject is covered in the written examination. RRB ALP consists of five major subjects who are covered in this entrance examination which is as follows:

    • General Awareness
    • Arithmetic
    • General Intelligence/Reasoning
    • General Science
    • Technical Ability
    1. General Awareness: A Large numbers of books on General Awareness are available in the market. You should go for only one best book which covers all topics and chapters on History, Geography, Politics, Personalities, Sports, Film, Longest-largest-Highest-Smallest, etc., Literature, Noble Prizes, and current events
    1. Arithmetic:
    • First and foremost step is to recollect your arithmetic ability of 8th Class and lower standard.
    • Start solving tables and it will assist in doing questions rapidly, consequently, practice table of 7, 9, 13, 17 and 19.
    • At the time of solving multiple choice questions, you don’t have to search the right answer; in its place, you may evaluate all the options which are possible.
    • In every case overturn calculation works simply. Study basics of profit/loss, interest calculation, area/volume, flow rate, work, numbers, ratio, algebra, trigonometry etc.
    1. General Science: For preparing General Science, best and correct way to cover the subject is to study Class IX and X NCERT text books and then takes up practice exam.
    1. Technical Ability: Applicants should be well-versed with all disciplines cautiously and make the notes accordingly. These notes will be useful during the revision of the course, one month before the exam.
    2. General Intelligence/Reasoning: In General Intelligence/Reasoning, there is no limit to content which may be covered. But keep in mind; this will cover to evaluate your general intelligence. Generally, questions are asked in General Intelligence/Reasoning from series, direction, rotation, sequence, symmetry, relations, etc.

    RRB ALP Exam Pattern



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    RRB ALP and Technician Vacancy

    The quantity of vacancies in the accompanying list is according to reports. Each of the zones has a particular number of vacancies. You can apply to a particular zone according to decision. Assurance of focuses and choice will be according to that zone. Be that as it may, the entire enlistment process is regular for all zones. Beneath centers and their vacancies are specified:

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

    Gathering the Study Material

    Gathering best books among the conventional ones are exceptionally vital for breaking ALP exam in the event that you buckle down consistently and select the correct books for the ALP exam, and afterward you can without much of a stretch split it. Candidates need to assemble and set up an accommodating and helpful examination material which contains a large portion of the subjects in the exams.

    Take Mock Tests

    For cracking any exam, mock tests are the stepping stone which can help you to attain the 1st position in the exam. If and only if you attempt more and more mock tests on a daily basis. Mock tests help you to understand the exam pattern in details and the type of questions asked in it.

    Hope you found all the necessary information on RRB ALP exam and RRB ALP details and if you have any queries, suggestions, complaints or question please mention them in the comment section and we will try to resolve them to make you aware of all the queries. To keep yourself updated, check more articles on our website.

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