**First Stage CBT(Common for ALP/Technician)**

In this post we will be discussing the detailed syllabus of RRB ALP Exam. So make sure to read till the end.

The minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories are : UR – 40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

The First Stage CBT exam will be for just screening and the standard of the questions will be according to the minimum educational qualification required for the posts. The score of this CBT exam will be used only for shortlisting the candidates for the second stage of the exam. The questions in the CBT exam will be of objective type and multiple choice options will be there.

**A. Mathematics**

- Number system,
- BODMAS,
- Decimals,
- Fractions,
- LCM, HCF,
- Ratio and Proportion,
- Percentages,
- Mensuration,
- Time and Work;
- Time and Distance,
- Simple and Compound Interest,
- Profit and Loss,
- Algebra,
- Geometry and Trigonometry,
- Elementary Statistics,
- Square Root,
- Age Calculations,
- Calendar & Clock,
- Pipes & Cistern

**B. 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

**C. General Science**The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.

**D. General awareness**on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

**Second Stage CBT**

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. However the rights to increase or decrease the post limit are with the railways.

**Total Duration: **2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part Aand Part B together)

The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below.

**PART A**

**a. Mathematics**

Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.

**b. 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.

**c. Basic Science and Engineering**

The 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.

**d. General Awareness on Current Affairs**

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

**PART B**

**Duration: 60 Min,**

**No of Questions: 75**

**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). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade. Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2). The trade syllabus can be obtained from the DGET website.

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