Detailed RRB ALP Syllabus

Detailed RRB ALP Syllabus

Name of Organisation Indian Railways
Name of Posts ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)
Official Website
Recruitment Details Indian Railways jobs
Type of Test Objective Type
Test Mode Online (Computer Based Test – CBT)


RRB ALP Syllabus

RRB ALP Syllabus First Stage CBT


Number System, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, HCF and LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square root, Age Calculations, Calender and clock and Pipes and Cisterns 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

RRB ALP syllabus under this will cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th Standard Level.

General Awareness on Current Affairs

Science and Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

Second Stage CBT RRB ALP Syllabus

RRB ALP syllabus for Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness are same for both First and Second Stage CBT except Basic Science and Engineering.

Basic Science and Engineering

The broad topics that are covered under this section are:

  • 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 and
  • IT Literacy etc.

Following are the subjects in RRB ALP Syllabus.

  • Arithmetic.
  • Reasoning.
  • General Science.
  • Technical Ability.
  • General Awareness.
  • General intelligence.

RRB Asst Loco Pilot Syllabus 2018 for Arithmetic

  • Percentage.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Time and Work.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • HCF, LCM.
  • Simplification.
  • Decimal Fractions.
  • Number System.
  • Ratio and Proportions.
  • Unitary Method.
  • Average.
  • Algebra.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Simple and Compound Interest.
  • Mensuration (2D and 3D) etc.

ALP RRB Syllabus – Reasoning


  • Number Series.
  • Analogy.
  • Decision Making.
  • Alphabet Series.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • A problem on Age Calculation.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Test of Direction Sense.
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Number Ranking etc.


  • Non-Verbal Series.
  • Grouping Identical Figures.
  • Embedded Figures.
  • Mirror Images.
  • Cubes and Dice etc.

General Science Syllabus for RRB ALP 2018 Exam

  • Physics.
  • Chemistry.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Biology etc.

RRB ALP General Intelligence Syllabus 2018

  • Figures and Pictures.
  • Analogies.
  • Differences.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Analysis.
  • Judgment.
  • Relationship Concepts.
  • Visual memory.
  • Observation.
  • Discrimination.
  • Verbal and Figure Classification.
  • Space Visualization.
  • Similarities.
  • Decision Making.
  • Problem-Solving.
  • Arithmetical Number Series.

General Awareness

  • Sports.
  • Current Affairs (National and International).
  • Major Financial/Economic News.
  • Budget and Five Year Plans.
  • Books and Authors.
  • Awards and Honors.
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries.
  • Abbreviations.
  • Important Days.
  • International and National Organizations.

RRB ALP 2018 Syllabus for Technical Subjects


  • Electrical India.
  • Rolls, Cables.
  • Transfers.
  • Three Phase Motor System.
  • Light, Magnetism.
  • Proved To Be The Fundamental Electrical System.
  • An Alternative System Single Phase Motor.
  • Motors.

Electronics and Communication

  • Transistor.
  • Dias.
  • Digital Electronics.
  • Networking And Industrial Electronics.
  • Electronic Tube.
  • Semi-Conductor Physics.
  • Robotic Radio Communications Systems And Satellite Matters.
  • Computer And Micro Processor.


  • Machine Design.
  • System Theory.
  • IC Engines.
  • Heat Transfer.
  • Thermo Dynamics.
  • Materials Applying Motion.
  • The Power Plant Turbines and Boilers.
  • Metallurgical Production Technology.


  • Dimensions.
  • Heat.
  • Engine.
  • Turbo Machinery.
  • Production Engineering.
  • Automation Engineering.
  • Kinetic Theory.
  • The Strength Of The Material.
  • Metallurgical.
  • Metal Handling.
  • Refrigerators And Air Conditioned.
  • Thermo Dynamics.
  • Energy, Material.
  • Energy Conservation.
  • Management.
  • Applied Mechanics.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

Negative Marking in RRB ALP 2018

  • In the RRB ALP Official Notification, it is clearly given that Negative Marking Scheme applicable in both Stages of Computer Based Test of Railway Asst Loco Pilot & Technician Recruitment.
  • For Each Wrong Answer, 1/3 Marks of original will be Deducted.
RRB ALP 2018 Exam Pattern (ALP & Technician)
Stages Subjects No of Questions Duration (Minutes)
First Stage CBT

( 15 Languages )

Mathematics 20 60
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25
General Science 20
General Awareness (Current Affairs) 10
Second Stage CBT Part A Mathematics 100 90 
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General Awareness (Current Affairs)
Part B Trade Subjects 75 60 
Total 250

First Stage CBT of RRB ALP

  • The first round CBT is common for both ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) and Technician.
  • The total time duration of the Examination is 60 Minutes.
  • Number of Questions asked- 75 questions.
  • The questions will be objective type with multiple choice questions.

Topics For the First Stage CBT

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science and
  • General Awareness of Current Affairs.

Marks Distribution of RRB ALP First Stage CBT 2018 (Section Wise)

Now let’s take a look at the Section Wise Distribution of Marks in the RRB ALP First Stage CBT 2018

Sections Number of Questions
Mathematics 20
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25
General Science 20
General Awareness and Current Affairs 10
Total Number of Marks 75

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