ABOUT RRB

Candidates must hold Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP and their engineering discipline(Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering , Mechanical Engineering ,Automobile Engineering with the combination of various streams in the respective Engineering Traits): post of Assistant Loco Pilot.

Candidates who have passed out with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard are eligible for Technician Grade III Signal and Technician Grade III Telecommunication posts namely Post 70 and Post 71 respectively.

A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.

CommunityNotified Age LimitRevised Age Limit
UR28 years30 years
OBC31 years33 years
SC33 years35 years
ST33 years35 years

RAILWAY RECRUITMENT 2018 EXAM PATTERN

The Exam Pattern for Railway Recruitment 2018 constitutes of two stages of CBT or Computer Based Test followed by Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification. Let’s have a look at both these stages of CBT in detail.

First stage of CBT

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: in 15 languages (Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu)
  • There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
  • Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT.
Serial NumberSectionsNumber of QuestionsDuration
1.Mathematics75 Questions in total60 minutes
2.General Intelligence & Reasoning" "" "
3.General Science" "" "
4.General Awareness on Current Affairs" "" "

Second Stage of CBT

PART-A

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
  • The following table shows the pattern of the question paper.= along with the details of Subject Sections, Total Questions and Duration.
Serial NumberSectionsNumber of QuestionsDuration
1.Mathematics100 Questions in total90 minutes
2.General Intelligence & Reasoning" "" "
3.General Science" "" "
4.General Awareness on Current Affairs" "" "

PART-B

  • Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)
  • This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET)
SubjectNumber of QuestionsDuration
Relevant Trade75 Questions60 minutes

Computer Based Aptitiude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP)

  • The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
  • There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.

·  The ALP merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT

DOCUMENT VERIFICATION

TECHNICIAN POST

Based on the performance of candidates in Part Aof the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT

ALP POST

Based on the performance of candidates in both Part A of the Second Stage CBT and Computer Based AT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT.

Note: Candidates attempting to submit application more than once will be disqualified or debarred from the examination.

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