RRB Group C ALP and technician examination 2018: The Railway Recruitment Board has decided to increase the number of vacancies advertised for ALP and Technicians (CEN 01/2018) from 26,502 to 60,000. Ministry of Railways Railway Recruitment Boards invited online applications from eligible candidates for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians.
The Railway Recruitment Board hold the CBT examinations for the posts of Group C ALP and technician on 9th August. The duration of the exam was one hour long, however, eligible PWD candidates who are accompanied by a scribe got 80 minutes. Candidates needed to answer a total of 75 questions.
Important aspects of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians examination:
Vacant posts increased from 26,502 to 60,000
This year, RRBs have notified 26,502 vacancies for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians. In terms of Para 7 of CEN under the head “Important Instructions”, the above vacancies were provisional. These 26,502 vacancies are likely to be increased to about 60,000 vacancies.
The examinations will be conducted for over 20 days, from 9 to 31 August (09-08-2018 , 10-08-2018 ,13-08-2018, ,14-08-2018 , 17-08-2018 , 20-08-2018 , 21-08-2018 , 29-08-2018 , 30-08-2018 , 31-08-2018 )
Pay scale – Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of `19900/- plus other allowances as admissible.
Age(as on 01.07.2018): 18 – 28 Years.
Stages of Exam: There shall be two stages of examination (First stage CBT and Second Stage CBT) common for ALP and Technician. In addition, candidates who have opted for ALP and qualified in Second Stage CBT have to undergo Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT). Marks will be normalized in all the stages of the exam.
The selection shall be done through 4 stages which will be common for ALP and Technician.
— First stage: CBT
— Second stage: CBT
— Computer-based aptitude test
— Document verification
Those who have opted for ALP and qualified in the second stage of CBT will have to undergo a computer-based aptitude test (AT). Incorrect answers will attract negative marks in the first and second stage of CBT. One-third of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer. There shall be no negative marking for the Aptitude Test.
Question papers RRB Group C ALP and technician examination:
Question papers will be provided in 15 different languages includes Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Assamese, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Tamil and Telugu to ensure opportunities for candidates across India.
Qualifying marks RRB Group C ALP and technician examination:
The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the tests to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation will be granted. The ALP merit list will be drawn only from the candidates qualifying in the aptitude test, with 70 percent weightage for the marks obtained in the part A of the second stage CBT and 30 percent weightage for the marks obtained in computer-based AT.
Negative Marking: There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in the First and Second Stage CBT. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer. There shall be no negative marking for Computer Based Aptitude Test.
Medical standards for the post: Candidates called for DV will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post(s) opted by them. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff.