Railway Recruitment Board(RRB) Officially Released Syllabus, Download PDF

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has recently unveiled the syllabus for the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Computer Based Test (CBT) 2024 on its official website. Aspiring candidates are urged to meticulously adhere to the latest syllabus and exam pattern to commence their preparation effectively. The RRB ALP CBT 1 syllabus encompasses four distinct subjects, namely mathematics, mental ability, general science, and general awareness. In contrast, the CBT 2 syllabus is bifurcated into two parts, namely Parts A and B, where Part B is deemed qualifying in nature.

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Overview

Recruitment BoardRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Name of the PostAssistant Loco Pilot (ALP)
Notification NumberCET 01/2024
Job LocationAll India
Pay ScaleRs. 19900-63200/- (Level-2)
Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in
Telegram ChannelJobs24india7

RRB ALP Syllabus PDF Download

RRB ALP Syllabus 2024

RRB ALP 2024 exam is conducted in four different phases that candidates need to clear to get selected for Assistant Loco Pilot posts in Indian Railways. Understand the marking scheme, negative marking, mode of exam, and other details before beginning with the preparation for the upcoming RRB ALP Exams. 

Exam Conducting BodyIndian Railways Recruitment Board
Exam NameRRB ALP 2024
PostsAssistant Loco Pilot
Mode of Exam Online
Marking Scheme1 mark 
Negative Marking ⅓rd marks for each wrong answer.
Selection ProcessCBT ICBT IICBAT (Only for ALP)
Official websitehttps://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/

RRB ALP Syllabus Overview 2024

RRB conducts CBT 1 & CBT 2 exams for ALP posts. Candidates who are planning for the RRB ALP Examination must be aware of the RRB ALP Syllabus 2024 to plan a better strategy for the upcoming examination. Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of the written exam conducted.

RRB ALP Syllabus for CBT 1

The RRB ALP Syllabus for the CBT 1 exam includes sections on Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, and General Awareness of Current Affairs. Here’s a general overview of the topics that are typically covered in this section. 

The exam pattern of CBT 1 in 2024 will be as follows

1) The RRB ALP exam comprises objective-type questions with multiple-choice answers.

2)A total of 75 questions are asked for 75 marks. The exam duration will be 60 minutes.

3)There shall be a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each incorrect answer.

4)The minimum qualifying marks for UR and EWS were 40%, 30% for OBC (NCL), 30% for SC and 25% for ST.

RRB ALP Syllabus for CBT 1
MathematicsSimplification and Approximation Coordinate Geometry Mensuration Arithmatic Trigonometry Number Series Probability Algebra Ratio and Proportion Speed, Distance & Time Number System Profit and Loss Time and Work Interest Percentages Averages
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogy Classification Coding-Decoding Problem Solving Blood Relation Venn Diagram Alphabet & Word Test Non-Verbal Reasoning Verbal Reasoning Direction & Distance Series Missing Numbers Order & Ranking
General ScienceBiology Physics Chemistry Environment
General Awareness on Current AffairsPolity Economy Award & Honors Art & Culture Sports

RRB ALP Syllabus for CBT 2

RRB ALP CBT 2 Syllabus for Maths, General Intelligence and Reasoning is similar to that of the CBT 1 syllabus.  The syllabus for Basic Science and Engineering under the Part A section is discussed below. However, the RRB ALP Syllabus for CBT 2 for each relevant trade/subject has been tabulated here. 

The exam pattern of CBT 2 in 2024 will be as follows

  • The RRB ALP CBT exam covers two parts, i.e., Part A and Part B.
  • The exam duration is 120 minutes and a total of 175 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • There shall be a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each incorrect answer.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for UR and EWS were 40%, 30% for OBC (NCL), 30% for SC and 25% for ST.
RRB ALP Syllabus for CBT 2
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Similar to the CBT 1 Syllabus
Basic Science and EngineeringThe broad topics that are covered under this shall be 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.
RRB ALP CBT 2 Syllabus for Relevant Trade [Part B]
ElectricalElectrical IndiaRolls, cablesTransfersThree-Phase Motor SystemsLight, MagnetismFundamental Electric SystemSingle phase motorsSwitches, Plugs and Electrical Connections
Electronics & CommunicationThe TransistorDiasDigital ElectronicsNetworking and Industrial ElectronicsElectronic TubeSemi Conductor PhysicsRobotic Radio Communication SystemsSatellite MattersComputer & Micro Processor
AutomobileMachine DesignSystem TheoryIC EnginesHeat TransfersThermodynamicsMaterials Applying MotionThe Power Plant Turbines and BoilersMetallurgical Production Technology
MechanicalDimensionsHeatEnginesTurbo MachineryProduction EngineeringAutomation EngineeringKinetic TheoryThe Strength Of The MaterialMetal HandlingMetallurgicalRefrigerators And Air ConditionedEnergy, MaterialsEnergy ConservationManagementApplied Mechanics

Is there negative marking for RRB ALP CBT 1 & CBT 2?

there is a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each incorrect answer in both RRB ALP CBT 1 and CBT 2. Candidates are advised to answer cautiously to avoid deduction of marks for incorrect responses.

How can I check the notification for important exams in 2024?

You can regularly visit the official websites of respective exam conducting bodies, subscribe to email alerts, or follow reputable news sources for updates on important exams in 2024.

What is the eligibility criteria for major competitive exams?

Eligibility criteria vary for each exam. Generally, candidates must meet age requirements, educational qualifications, and other specified criteria. Refer to the official notifications or exam websites for accurate and detailed eligibility information.