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RRB Exam date: August/September 2018

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Indian Railways has released the RRB ALP & Technician official notification and the exam is expected to be conducted on August/September 2018. There are 26,502 total vacancies. There will be no interview. There is two-stage CBT tests common for both ALP & Technician, and for ALP interested candidates there will be CBAT test in addition to these tests.

Important Dates

Registration start date3rd February 2018
Registration Last date31st March 2018
Admit Card downloadAugust/September 2018
Exam DateAugust/September 2018



Should be a citizen of India/a subject of Nepal/a subject of Bhutan.

Educational Qualification

Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP): Degree / Diploma In Engineering or 10th Pass and ITI in related Trade.

Technician (Various Trade): Candidate Must have Passed class 10th and ITI in related Trade.

Age limit

Minimum – 18 Years Maximum – 28 Years (As on 01/07/2018)

Age relaxation

1.SC/ST candidates - 05 years

2.OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidates - 03 Years

3.Ex-Servicemen - 03 years

Persons With Disabilities:

(PWD) UR - 10 Years

PWD OBC (Non Creamy Layer) - 13 Years

PWD SC/ST - 15 Years

Exam Pattern

RRB ALP & Technician First Stage CBT exam pattern:

Negative marking: 1/3rd of allotted marks

Name of SectionNo.of questionsExam Duration
Mathematics (Maths)7560 minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness / Current Affairs

RRB ALP & Technician Second Stage CBT exam pattern:

Negative marking: 1/3rd of allotted marks

Section nameTopic nameNo. of questionsTime duration
Part-A (3 Sections)Mathematics100 Questions90 minutes
General Intelligence and reasoning
Basic Science & Engg.
General Awareness / Current Affairs
Part-BRelevant to the Trade (Syllabus according to Diploma/ITI/10+2 HSC)75 Questions60 minutes


The RRB ALP & Technician exam will have Mathematics, Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness/Current Affairs. Download RRB ALP & Technician 2018 Detailed Syllabus PDF here


RRB ALP & Technician posts comes under Level 2 of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Starting pay is`Rs. 19,900/- plus other allowances.

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