Syllabus 2015 – 2016 and RRB ALP and Technician Exam Pattern

Indian railways are world’s 9th largest railways network comprising of 115,000 km of track cover. It also has over 1.4 million employees working at more than 7,500 stations. Every year the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts various examinations for various recruitments as per needs. The 20 Railway Recruitment Boards of India conducts recruitment to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ non Gazetted posts. Railway Recruitment Boards notify recruitment for numerous vacanct posts of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians. So those candidates who want to prepare for the test, here is RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus and RRB ALP Exam Pattern.


RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus 2015 – 2016 and RRB ALP and Technician Syllabus / Exam Pattern

Selection Process comprise of Written Test followed by Aptitude Test. The questions will be multiple choice objective type and there will be a total of 120 questions that are asked in ALP written test. Those candidates who qualify will be called for Aptitude test.

First we will see ALP Exam Pattern and See detailed RRB ALP syllabus 2015.

RRB Assistant loco pilot and Technician Exam Pattern
Written Test
Sections Questions Marks
General Awareness 25 25
General Intelligence 5 5
General Science 30 30
Arithmetic 20 20
technical ability 30 30
Reasoning 10 10
Total 120 120


Negative Marking of 1/3 marks will be deducted with each wrong answer.

Question paper of Assistant Loco Pilot Exam will be multilingual and will be available in Hindi, English and Urdu and elected language.

Railways Recruitment Boards ( RRB ) Assistant Loco Pilot ( ALP ) written Exam Syllabus

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

Reasoning: Encoding, Decoding, Blood Ties, Arrangements, Calendar and Topics – Dates, Weeks, Classification, Analogy, Verbal and Non-Verbal Question

Arithmetic: Time and Distance Factors, Ratios, Averages, Interest, Pictogram- Based Problems, etc.

The syllabus of RRB ALP exam General Science and Technical Ability section consist of Basics of various subjects including Mechanical, Electrical, Automobile, Electronics and communications.

RRB ALP Syllabus for Mechanical: Strength Of The Material, Metallurgical, Metal Handling, Transformation Of Heat, Dimensions, Heat, Engine, Thermo Dynamics, Energy, Refrigerators And Air Conditioned, Material, Energy Conservation, Management, Applied Mechanics, Turbo Machinery, Production Engineering, Automation Engineering, Kinetic Theory etc.

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

RRB ALP Syllabus for Electrical: An Alternative System Single Phase Motor, Three Phase Motor System, Light, Magnetism, Motors, Basics of Electrical, Rolls, Cables etc.

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