RRB ALP Syllabus 2017 - Railway ALP / Technician Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Syllabus 2017 Check Railway ALP / Technician Exam Pattern
There are 20 Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) in India that conducts recruitment to various posts. One of them is the post of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians. The selection for Alp/Tech. posts consists of written test, Aptitude test and document verification. Usually Many no. of candidates appear for this exam. Here you can know the syllabus of RRB ALP and Technician along with Exam Pattern.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2017 - Railway ALP/Technician Exam Pattern

Stages of selection process:

  • Written exam
  • Aptitude test
  • Document verification
  • Medical exam

Pattern of written examination:

120 objective type questions are asked in the written test each carrying 1 mark. The details are given in below table.
Sections Questions Marks Time
General Science 30 30 90 Minutes
Arithmetic 20 20
General Awareness 25 25
Reasoning 10 10
General Intelligence 5 5
Technical ability 30 30
Total 120 120

Those candidates who qualify will be called for Aptitude test.
Negative Marking of 1/3 marks will be deducted with each wrong answer.
The paper is multilingual i.e. Hindi, English and Urdu and elected language.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2017

The indicative syllabus of RRB ALP Exam is given below.

General Awareness Syllabus

  • Indian Railway
  • Important Days of the year
  • International and National Organizations
  • Current Affairs of National and International level.
  • Economics & Finance
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries.
  • Abbreviations.
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Budget
  • Five Year Plans

General Intelligence:

  • Pictures
  • Figures
  • Analogies
  • Decision Making & Problem-Solving
  • Series
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Space Visualization.
  • Classification.
  • Similarities & difference
  • Visual memory.
  • Observation.
  • Conclusion & Analysis.
  • Judgement.
  • Relationship Concepts.
  • Discrimination.


  • Direction Sense Test
  • Age
  • Blood Relations.
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Ranking.
  • Number / Alphabet Series.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Arrangements
  • Calendar and Topics – Dates, Weeks,
  • Decision Making etc.
  • Non-Verbal Series.
  • Cubes & Dices
  • Identical & Embedded Figures
  • Mirror Images.

General Science:

This section will include basics of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Environmental Studies.


Articles, Prepositions, Voices, Tenses, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc., from the Basic Grammar.


  • Number System
  • Decimal Fractions
  • HCF & LCM
  • Unitary Method.
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Simplification
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest.
  • Ratios and Proportions.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Time and Work
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Data Interpretation.

RRB ALP Syllabus of Technical Ability

The syllabus of RRB ALP Exam Technical Ability section consist of Basics of various subjects including Mechanical, Electrical, Automobile, ECE.

Mechanical Engineering: SOM, Metallurgy, Metal Handling, Heat Transformation, Dimensions, Heat Engine, Turbo Machinery, Production Engineering, Automation Engineering, Kinetic Theory, Thermo Dynamics, Energy, RAC, Material Science, Energy Conservation, Management, Applied Mechanics,  etc.

Automobile Engg: Power Plant, Heat Transfer, Thermo Dynamics, Turbines And Boilers, Metallurgical Production Technology, Machine Design, IC Engines, System Theory, Materials Applying Motion etc.

Electrical Engg: Motor & its mechanism, Light, Cables, Magnetism, Motors, Basics of Electrical, Rolls etc.

Electronics and Communication Engg: Micro Processor, Semi-Conductor Physics, Transistor, Dias, Digital Electronics, Robotic Radio Communications Systems And Satellite Matters, Networking And Industrial Electronics etc.

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