Railway Recruitment (ALP/TECH.)

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2020 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 Group D 2020 Exam Highlights

Conducting BodyRailways Recruitment Board
Mode of Exam Online
Phases  CBT, CBT and Document verification
Negative Marking No negative marking

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2020 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 2020 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 in total 60 minutes
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 in total 90 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 in total 60 minutes

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 2020 Syllabus

One of the most important things to look out for in the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2020 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:

First stage

Railway First Stage Exam Syllabus 2020

To prepare in the best way for First Stage the candidates should take note of the Railway Syllabus. Refer in the table below to note down the syllabus

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 syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.
General awareness
  • current affairs in Science & Technology
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Personalities
  • Economics
  • Politics and other subjects of importance.

Second Stage Exam

Railway Second Stage Exam Syllabus 2020

To prepare in the best way for Second Stage the candidates should take note of the Railway Syllabus. Refer in the table below to note down the syllabus

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
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
General Awareness
  • Current Affairs in Science & Technology
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Personalities
  • Economics
  • Politics and any other subjects of importance.

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2020 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/ Technician2020 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/ Technician2020 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/ Technician2020 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/ Technician2020 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.

Railways ALP/ Technician 2020 Exam Dates

The official notification for Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2020 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/ Technician2020 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 Exam Highlights

EventsDates
Start date of Online Exam To be announced
Last date of Online Exam To be announced
Admit card Released date To be announced

Railway ALP/ Technician 2020 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/ Technician2020 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 ALP/ Technician Vacancy 2020

The Railways recruitment Board always comes up with a huge number of vacancies. Last year the Railway Recruitment Board was out with approximately 60,000 posts in the ALP/Technician post. In2020 also it is expected to release a similar number of vacancies for the post ALP/technician post. It is advised to candidates to not wait for the official notification to come and start preparing for the examination as it is a golden opportunity for them. To help candidates with the vacancies we are providing last year vacancies list to give an idea about the vacancies in Railways ALP/Technician post.

S.No.RRBNo. of Vacancy
1. Ahmadabad 164
2. Ajmer 1221
3. Allahabad 4694
4. Bangalore 1054
5. Bhopal 1679
6. Bhubaneswar 702
7. Bilaspur 945
8. Chandigarh 1546
9. Chennai 945
10. Gorakhpur 1588
11. Guwahati 422
12. Jammu-Srinagar 367
13. Kolkata 1824
14. Malda 880
15. Mumbai 1425
16. Muzaffarpur 465
17. Patna 454
18. Ranchi 2043
19. Secunderabad 3262
20. Siliguri 477
21. Thiruvananthapuram 345
Total 26,502

Railway ALP/ Technician 2020 How to Apply

The official notification for Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2020 is expected to be released soon, before applying for the post, candidates are first required to check the eligibility for the desired post. In order to fill the application form there are certain steps that need to be followed. Important documents like 10th certificate, ID proof, scanned photograph and other important documents needs to be with the candidates while filling the application form. To assist you with this we are providing step by step process to fill the application form:

  • Candidates are required to go to the official link to apply for the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2020 post.
  • Select the region you wish to apply for (region once selected cannot be changed).
  • Now click on the “New registration” link.
  • Enter all the required details like DOB, mothers name, Mobile number, Email id, Aadhar card number along with other details.
  • Review the whole application before clicking the submit button.
  • To verify the mobile number an OTP will be generated. Please ensure that you have entered the correct mobile number and email id as it will be used for further communication process.
  • A candidate has to upload the photograph and signature also here are the guidelines for uploading the photograph and signature:
    • For Photograph: JPEG image of 20kb to 50kb.
    • For signature: JPEG image of 10kb to 40kb.
  • A registration number will be generated which should be preserves for further process.
  • Login again by going to the “Already registered” button.
  • Now in Part 2 of the process a candidate needs to prefer the post he/she wishes to apply for.
  • After completion of the part 2 registration. Click on the submit and pay the application fees.

Railways ALP/ Technician 2020 Exam Application Fee

Before submission of the application form, the candidate is advised to go through the application form once again so that any mistakes can be corrected. After successfully submitting the application from, a candidate has to make the fee payment. If a candidate fails to fill the application fee, his/her candidature will be rejected. The application fee details are provided below:

CategoryFees
General/OBC Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 250/-

Railways ALP/ Technician 2020 Admit Card

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2020 exam admit card will be released once the online application form date is closed. Please note that no admit card will be sent by post. The admit card will be available through online mode only. Candidates have to login from their Registration ID and password to access the admit card. The admit card will contain all the information related to exam centre, exam time and examination venue.

Railway ALP/ Technician 2020 Qualifying marks

There will be minimum qualifying marks requirement in the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2020 exam. There are generally three stages in the examination pattern. For each stage candidates have to acquire minimum qualifying marks. There is certain relaxation given to reserved candidates.

First stage qualifying marks

For stage one, an unreserved candidate has to secure at least 40% of the maximum  marks as qualifying marks, reserved candidates on the other hand, have to get 30% of the maximum marks. To know more details about the qualifying marks please refer the table below:

StageQualifying marks
First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician) 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.

Second stage qualifying marks

For the second stage exam there are two parts and in both of the exams, the qualifying marks are different. Below are the details.

Second stage qualifying marks (Part A)

For Part A exam, the qualifying marks for all the categories are different. An unreserved category candidates needs 40% of the maximum marks whereas an OBC and SC candidates have to get 30% of the maximum marks. Other details are provided below in the table.

StageQualifying marks
Second Stage CBT (Part A) 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.

Second stage qualifying marks (Part B)

For Part B exam there is no relaxation permissible to any reserved candidates. All candidates have to acquire at least 35% marks to qualify their Part B exam.

StageQualifying marks
Second Stage CBT (Part B) 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)

Railways ALP/ Technician 2020 Exam Free Mock Tests

With increasing competition day by day, candidates now have to put some extra effort in order to secure a position in Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician post. After completing the syllabus, it is very important to practice questions as much as you can. Practice can be done two ways. Offline and Online. To check a candidate’s preparation level, giving mock tests is extremely important. As the examination is online it is very important to practice online mock tests. ixamBee is providing a Free Mock test on Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician  exam. Candidates can login on the website and start attempting the Free Online Mock Test right away.

Railways ALP/ Technician 2020 Exam Centres

The examination centres for Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2020 exam is all over India. The examination centre option will be chosen by a candidate at the time of filling out the application form, however the railway recruitment board has a right to change or allot the examination centre of its choice. Below are the examination centres for Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician exam. candidates can check the availability of examination centres in their region.

RRB RegionExam Centres
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoot, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Prodattur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadipalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vuzuabagran
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Johrat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Nagpur, Raipur
Delhi/ NCR Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida
Goa Verma
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsarim, Rajkot, Silvassa,Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Sunder Nagarm Una
Jammu and Kashmir Anantag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathau, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalpur, Davanagre, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarg, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozikhode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Akola, Amaravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buladena, Chandrapur, Dhule, Ghadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong, Ri-Bhoi
Mizoram Aizwal
Nagaland Dimapur, Kohima
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Berhampur- Ganjam, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktasar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur.
Rajasthan Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittogarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sriganagnagar, Tonk, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang, Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal
Tripura Agartala, Bisramganj, Khowai, Teliamura, Udaypur
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizaabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar
West Bengal Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Krishnagar, Siliguri

Railways ALP/ Technician 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

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