Preparing for RRB ALP Technician Exam? Follow these Tips 

RRB ALP Technician Exam

RRB is creating ripples on the internet by announcing more than 26000 vacancies. Over 2 crore applicants have their eyes set on these jobs. For those looking for a career in railway sector, we have put together tips to crack RRB ALP Technician Exam

The applicants this year are far greater than the population of Australia. So, one can imagine the kind of competition that students are going to go through for railway recruitment


Tips to Crack RRB ALP Technician Exam


Each year Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) offers government jobs for A,B,C and D Group posts. Along with the tips, aspirants must go through the whole syllabus of the examination.


  1. Know the Exam Pattern

This competitive railway exam demands that you know the pattern and plan the strategy accordingly

RRB ALP Technician Exam Pattern


First Stage CBT (Common for ALP & Technician)

Name of Test First CBT (ALP & Technician)
No. of Question 75
Duration (Time) 60 minute
Question Type MCQ
Passing Marks UR – 40%, OBC – 30%, SC-30%, ST – 25 %


ALP and Technician 2nd Stage CBT:

Exam Name Second CBT (ALP & Technician)
Who can apprear Candidates who qualified in First Stage Exam.
How Many Parts in Exam two parts [Part – A, Part – B]
Duratio 2: 30 Hours
PART – A Total Question – 100, Time 90 min
Part – B Total Question – 75, Time 60 min
Part – A passing Marks UR – 40%, OBC – 30%, SC-30%, ST – 25 %
Part – B passing Marks 35%

Candidates will be shortlisted for 2nd Stage CBT Exam on the basis of marks obtained in First CBT Exam. 15 times of total number of vacancies will be called for 2nd Stage CBT Exam of Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician. Following are the syllabus of Second CBT Exam:

  1. Books to Follow


More than anything, the right study material is very crucial for RRB ALP exam preparation. Apart from the obvious online question bank, books offer deep knowledge. Following are some important books to refer to


Upkar Railway Recruitment Board Examination Khanna & Verma
Arithmetic R.s Aggarwal
Quicker reasoning test Upkar publication
English Grammar Wren & martin
Railway Recruitment Board Exam Upkar Publication
Special class Railway Apprentice Upkar Publication
Verbal & non verbal Book R.s Aggarwal
Railway Recruitment Board Examination Technical cadre Books Upkar Publication
Arihant Railway Group (D) Bahrti Pariksha J296
Ramesh Rly Group D Exam Guide RPH Editorial Board
Ramesh Rly Tech. Exam Pre. Solved Papers RPH Editorial Board
Ramesh Rly Psychological Tests & Interviews Sanjay Kumar
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations R. S. Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma – Arihant Publications
Magical Book On Quicker Maths M Tyra- Bsc Publications
A New Approach to Reasoning : Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical Rajesh Verma – Arihant Publications
Analytical Reasoning M. K. Pandey- Bsc Publications
14000 + Objective Questions – General Studies Manohar Pandey- Arihant Publications
Objective General Knowledge Lucent Publication
Sankhyatmak Abhiyogyata (Quantitative Aptitude) 1st Edition Paperback, R. S. Aggarwal



  1. Subject Wise Preparation


  • General Knowledge:


GK plays a huge role in getting god marks in railway exam. You can follow magazines, newspapers and General knowledge test books to improve your GA.


  • Arithmetic Ability:


Topics like Unitary Method, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Time and Distance, etc. are an important part of Arithmetic Ability.


  • Technical Ability:


This part includes technical questions to check your knowledge about the profession. These consist of mostly trick questions. Try to solve aptitude test online.


  • Reasoning:


This section is split into two parts: Verbal and Non-Verbal. Verbal has topics like Number Series, Alphabet Series, Coding-Decoding, etc.


Non-Verbal has topics like Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, etc.



  1. Smart Study


Firstly, hard work and time management are the basis of smart study for RRB ALP Technician paper. Secondly, expand your learning horizons. Attempt mock papers online for railway exam. Online question bank consist of free papers for practice. They together with books provide solid preparation

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