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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

Activity Date
Registration start date 3rd February 2018
Registration Last date 31st March 2018
Admit Card download 5th August 2018
Exam Date 9th August 2018
Official Mock Test 26th June 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 Section No.of questions Exam Duration
Mathematics (Maths) 75 60 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 name Topic name No. of questions Time duration
Part-A (3 Sections) Mathematics 100 Questions 90 minutes
General Intelligence and reasoning
Basic Science & Engg.
General Awareness / Current Affairs
Part-B Relevant to the Trade (Syllabus according to Diploma/ITI/10+2 HSC) 75 Questions 60 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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