Railway Recruitment (ALP/TECH.) Exam 2021

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Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2021 Exam Highlights

Indian railways is counted as one of the prestigious organizations of our country. Every student who prefers to be in the government sector always lists Indian railways in one of the top preferred organizations. The Railways recruitment Board is the recruitment body for all kinds of posts in Indian Railways and every year it recruits candidates in post of Assistant Loco pilot post/ Technician. All the eligible candidates should go through the official notification carefully before applying online.

Railways Recruitment ALP / Technician 2021 Exam Highlights

Conducting BodyRailways Recruitment Board
Official Website https://indianrailways.gov.in/
Post Name Railway ALP/ Technician
Mode of Exam Online
Stages of Exam Three Stages-
  • Phase 1- Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Phase 2- Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Phase 3- Document Verification
Number of Question & Time duration
  • Phase 1- 70 questions, 1 hour
  • Phase 2-
    • • Part A- 100 questions, 1 hour 30 minutes
    • • Part B- 75 questions, 1 hour
Number of Vacancies 26,502 (Click Here)
Official Notification PDF Click Here

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2021 Notification

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2020 exam notification is expected to be released in the upcoming month, however there is no official announcement regarding notification from RRB yet. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the website regularly in order to be aware of the official notification released date. The official notification contains all the relevant information regarding Exam Calendar, Eligible Criteria, Vacancies, Syllabus along with various other important details. All the mentioned information will get updated here once the official notification gets released.

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2021 Pattern

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2020 Examination Pattern will consist of following stages. Out of which some will be computer based and last will be document verification.

The detail on number of stages in an examination pattern of Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2020 Exam Notification is given below:

  • First Stage CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Second Stage CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Computer Based Test ( only for ALP)
  • Document verification

The above two exams will be common for both ALP and Technician posts. For ALP post, those who will qualify second stage CBT will be called for the third stage. A candidate has to qualify in each of the test battery of Computer Based Exam.

In the first stage of the exam, a total of 75 minutes will be given and 60 questions will be allotted for the exam. It should be noted that the first stage of the exam is qualifying in nature which means this exam is only for shortlisting the candidates for Second Stage CBT. The subjects involved in the examination pattern will be General Science, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning and Mathematics.

S. No.SubjectsNumber of QuestionsDuration
1. Mathematics 75 Questions 1 Hour
2. General Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

The second stage of the exam will be held in two parts i.e., Part A and Part B. The Part A will consist of 100 questions and a total time of 90 minutes will be given. Part A of the exam consists of Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering, General Awareness on current affairs and General Intelligence and Reasoning.

S. No.SubjectsNumber of QuestionsDuration
1. Mathematics 100 Questions 1 Hour 30 Minutes
2. General Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science and Engineering
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

Part B on the other hand is qualifying in nature, a minimum of 35% is required to qualify and no relaxation will be permissible to the reserved candidates in this exam. A total duration of 60 Minutes will be there for the exam and the total number of questions will be 75. Questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director General of Employment & Training (DGET) will come in the Part B exam.

S. No.SubjectsNumber of QuestionsDuration
1. Questions from the trade syllabus 75 Questions 1 Hour

Those who will qualify the Second Stage CBT and who opted for Assistant Loco Pilot will have to undergo an additional examination. A candidate needs to get a minimum of 42 marks to qualify the exam.

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2021 Syllabus

One of the most important things to look out for in the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 exam is the examination syllabus. For the First Stage, the syllabus is the same for both ALP and Technician posts. The subjects that are involved in the exam are Mathematics, General Science, General Awareness and General Intelligence and Reasoning. For the second stage, in the place of General science a section called Basic Science and Engineering is added. For Part B of the second stage, the questions will be related to the trade /stream for which a candidate has applied. The third stage, will be only for the candidates who opted for Assistant Loco Pilot prescribed by Railway Recruitment Board. Complete details on the syllabus is available in tabular form below:

SectionTopics
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
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
General Science Nature of Matter, Universe (Planets / Earth / Satellites / Sun ), Electricity and its application, Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws Of Motion, Work, Energy and Power Heat, Temperature, Metals and Non-Metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Measurements in Science, Sound & Wave Motion, Atomic Structure Atomic Structure. Chemical Bonding, Periodic Classification of Element, Acids, Base, and Salts, Metals and Non-metals, Radioactivity, Hydrocarbons, Human Diseases, Human Body, Composition of Blood, Structure of Plant and Animal Cell, Photosynthesis
General Awareness Current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance

Railway Second Stage Exam Syllabus 2021

SectionTopics
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
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
General Science 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
General awareness Current Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, olitics and any other subjects of importance

Railways ALP/ Technician 2021 Exam Dates

The official notification for Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2021 exam is expected to be released in the upcoming months. All the relevant information regarding official notification will be updated here once the official notification releases. The official notification will contain all the relevant information regarding Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 Exam, for example: Eligibility criteria, Age criteria, Educational Qualification, Syllabus and Exam Calendar along with various other details. The exam calendar will contain the information like opening of application process, closure of application process, date of examination, last date of filling the application fee (Offline/Challan) etc.

Railway ALP/ Technician Exam Highlights 2021

EventsDates
Railway ALP/ Technician Start Date of Online Exam To be notified later
Railway ALP/ Technician Last Date of Online Exam To be notified later
Railway ALP/ Technician Online Examination Result To be notified later

Railway ALP/ Technician 2021 Salary

The Indian railways is known to have a profound reputation in terms of treating its employees with handsome salary along with various allowances. The salary structure for Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 comes under Level 2 of CPC matrix. The basic pay for a railway’s ALP/technician post is Rupees 19,900. A railways employee not only enjoys a handsome salary but also equipped with various other allowances.

PostSalary
Railway ALP/ Technician Pay Scale – Rs. 19,900/- (Level 2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix) plus allowances as admissible.

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 examination, it is very important to ensure the eligibility criteria for the same. A candidate should be aware of the fact that if he/she fails to fulfil any of the eligibility criteria, his/her application will be cancelled. There are some basic eligibility criteria that should be looked upon while filling the application form and those are Educational qualification, age criteria, Medical standard etc.

Railways ALP/ Technician Educational Criteria

There are different educational criteria for different posts under Railways recruitment/Technician posts, the most common educational criteria is that a candidate should be an SSC/ Matriculation/ ITI from a recognized university. There are candidates who have a degree/ Diploma in Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical) are also eligible for the post of Technician. For complete details on Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 educational criteria candidates can refer to the following table.

Name of the PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Loco Pilot You should have Matriculation / SSLC Plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/ Degree in Engineering.
Technicians Matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering (As Applicable).

Railways ALP/ Technician Age Criteria

The most common thing which makes candidates worried about is whether they are eligible for the post or not. Railway recruitment board is inviting applications from young candidates for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot/ Technician. A candidate of minimum age of 18 years and a maximum age of 28 years is eligible to apply for the post. Details on Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 age criteria is given below

PostAge Criteria
Railways ALP/ Technician Minimum age - 18 Years / Maximum age - 28 years

Railways ALP/ Technician Age relaxation

There is an upper age relaxation provided by the government of India to certain communities like OBC (Non creamy Layer)/SC/ST/ Widows/Divorced along with other candidates. Those candidates who fall under any of the following categories and seeking age relaxation can take advantage of that. For complete table on Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 age relaxation please refer below:

Sr. NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates  5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates 3 years 
3. Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
4. All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in the state of J & K during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
5. Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years 
6. Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
  • PWD(SC-ST)–15years
  • PWD(OBC)–13years
  • PWD (Gen) –10 years
7. Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and Erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in  minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)
  • SC-ST–45years of age
  • OBC–43years of age
  • Gen–40 years of age
8. Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes Up to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower
9. Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried
  • SC-ST–40 years of age
  • OBC–38 years of age
  • Gen–35 years of age
10. Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the  posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961
11. Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years
  • SC-ST–40 years of age
  • OBC–38 years of age
  • Gen–35 years of age

Railways ALP/ Technician Medical Standard test

Medical standard tests will be carried out with those candidates who qualify the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 written examination (First stage and Second Stage). Before opting for the desired post, a candidate needs to ensure that he/she is eligible for the opted post. If by any chance the candidate fails in any of the standard, his/her candidature will be rejected and no alternate appointment shall be given to him/her. Medical test will happen to check that the candidates are fit to carry out the duties needed for the opted post in Railways Recruitment exam. For complete details on medical standard please refer to the table below:

Sl. NoMedical StandardPhysical FitnessVisual Acuity
1 A-1 Physically fit in all respects Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test (must not accept +2D) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses and Must pass tests for Color Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision etc.
2 B-1 Physically fit in all respects 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to 2 B-1 exceed 4D) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision etc
3 B-2 Physically fit in all respects 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Binocular Vision etc.
4 C-1 Physically fit in all respects Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

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