RRB Exam 2021: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Process, Exam Date, Question paper

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RRB Exam 2021

RRB ALP 2021 Exam Pattern including marking scheme, syllabus, previous year question papers and marks distribution. It will be announced by the Railway Recruitment Board of Indian Railways on its official website i.e. indianrailways.gov.in.

The exam is also conducted online where candidates must have basic knowledge of computers to attempt.

To understand the exam in-depth, candidates must also check RRB previous year’s question papers, check RRB Upcoming Exam Dates 2021.

Also. check RRB Exam eligibility.

RRB ALP will be conducted in all the states of India. The recruitment will be based on the marks and rank obtained by the candidates.

This article explains in detail the RRB exam pattern and syllabus.

 

RRB ALP 2021 Exam Pattern 

A quick overview/introduction of the RRB exam pattern for RRB 2021 exam.

Exam mode Online mode
Number of papers Once in a year
Number of stages 2
Question paper type Objective type
Exam language English
Marking scheme 1 mark per question
Negative marking 1/3 marks in every wrong answer

 

 

RRB ALP 2021 Exam Pattern in Details

The RRB ALP exam has 2 stages-

  1. CBT 1st stage
  2. CBT 2nd stage
    1. Part A
    2. Part B
RRB ALP Exam Maximum no. of Questions Duration
1st stage CBT 75 60 min
2nd stage CBT- PART A 100 90 min
2nd stage CBT- PART B 75 60 min

1- RRB ALP CBT

The first stage of the exam is a computer-based exam/test for the loco pilot and technician exam. This exam is the qualifying exam.

  • There are 75 Objective-type questions asked in the CBT exam.
  • 1-hour time limit to complete this paper

2- RRB ALP CBT

After the qualifying stage first, you can attempt the second stage of RRB ALP CBT.

This exam stage divide into two-part– Part A & Part B

Part A: This part will have 100 questions in a 90-minute time limit.

Part B: This part paper will have 75 questions in just a 60-minute time limit.

 

3- Computer-based aptitude test(CBAT) 

This stage is not for everyone. Only those candidates who have applied for the Assistant Loco Pilot Posts.

Qualifying marks for CBT 2 Part B is 35% (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is allowed)

Question papers are available in both Hindi and English languages.

There are five tests, in order to pass the test, candidates need to score certain marks in each test battery.

Marking Scheme of RRB ALP

Correct Answer: 1 mark allotted for each correct answer.

Negative Answer: 0.33 marks were deducted on each wrong answer as plenty.

Unanswered Question: No marks deducted or unattempted question.


RRB Exam Previous year Question Papers

  • The previous year’s question paper will help you to understand the exam pattern, types of questions, and time spent on each question.
  • Also, the question papers help you to decide how much time you devote to a particular question.
  • Best practice of the previous year’s question paper will help you to improve your strengths and find weaknesses.

Download RRB exam question Paper PDF

RRB ALP 2021 Syllabus

 The syllabus of the RRB ALP(Locopilot) exam is released by the Railway Recruitment Board(RRB) along with the notification and is generally the same every year.

Any change in the RRB ALP syllabus will be informed to the candidates appearing for the next recruitment of the ALP exam.

Candidates who want to appear for various exams conducted by Railway Board can check RRB Syllabus to know the detailed syllabus of various Railway exams along with exam patterns.

RRB ALP Syllabus CBT 1

In this stage, there are 4 subjects. The RRB ALP syllabus for CBT 1 is as follows:

RRB ALP syllabus Topics
Mathematics Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
General Science Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.
General awareness & current affairs Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.

RRB ALP Syllabus CBT 2

For CBT Part A:

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

 

CBT Stage 2 – Part B

  • This part is qualifying in nature and will have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director-General of Employment and Training (DGET).
  • Candidates having ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will have to appear in the questions section of the respective trade.
  • Candidates having Degree, diploma, and HSC (10+2) who are eligible for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their Engineering Discipline/ HSC (10+2).

 

RRB ALP 2021 Important Instructions

  • Students have to report at the exam center at least half 30 minutes after the commencement of RRB ALP 2020 exam.
  • Students will be restricted inside the examination center without showing their respective admit cards.
  • No electronic gadgets like mobile phones, calculators etc. are allowed inside the examination centre.
  • The students are required to follow all the instructions given by the invigilator and should not open the seal of the test book unless instructed.
  • Students will be given 10 minutes to read the test booklet thoroughly and fill in all the required information on the first page of the answer sheet.
  • Students need to put their signature on the answer as well as the attendance sheet in the presence of their class supervisor.
  • If a student fills wrong details, the answer sheet may be rejected by the examiner and he/she will be debarred from RRB ALP 2020 exam.
  • Candidates are not allowed to leave the examination center before the given time as it may lead to the cancellation of their candidature.
  • A student who is found guilty of any unfair means like cheating will be held responsible for their disqualification from RRB ALP 2020 exam.

 

RRB ALP Exam 202- Online Application Process

    1. Visit the official website of Indian Railways – http://www.indianrailways.gov.in.
    2. Click on the ‘RECRUITMENT’ tab at the top of the home page.
    3. A page listing all the RRBs will appear.
    4. Click on the RRB link through which you want to apply.
    5. Look for the online application link CEN 01/2021 and click on it.
    6. Register for the exam by entering your name, date of birth, aadhaar number, mobile number, email id and other details. Double-check all the details before submitting.
    7. On successful registration, login details will be sent to your registered mobile number and email id.
    8. Use the login details to complete the application form.
    9. Enter your educational qualification, gender, religion, category etc. When your form is complete, you will be redirected to the payment page.
    10. Choose from the payment mode – Offline or Online and complete the payment process.
    11. After completion of fee payment, you will be redirected to Part II of the application
    12. process where you will have to fill the details of author (if required) like educational qualification, photo and language for 1st and 2nd CBT.
    13. Complete the form by uploading your required documents giving your consent for
    14. sharing the score with PSUs/Ministries/Departments/Private Organizations, and verifying the declaration.
    15. Submit the application form and take a printout of the filled form for record.

 

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