Railway ALP, Group D 2018 Exams Pattern and Syllabus
Indian Railway Has recently announced a mass vacancy (26,502
+ 62,907) for the recruitment of ALP(Assistant Loco Pilot), Technician and GroupD
posts. So it is the high time to kickstart your preparation. The Achievers Rule
team provides you a complete idea i.e. syllabus, exam pattern etc. regarding the
exams. There must be a tough competition for the selection in Railway, the
aspirants should read carefully the examination pattern, syllabus and start
preparing from today. Always remember that there is no alternative of Hard
Work. If you work hard, you must get the result.
Exam Pattern of Railway ALP and Technician Exam (26,502
Posts)
There would be 4 stages of the exam i.e. CBT Stage 1, CBT
Stage 2, Computer Based Aptitude Test (For ALP only) and Document Verification.
Stage

Subjects

No. of
Questions

Time

Computer
Based Test (CBT) Stage  1

Mathematics
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness (Current Affairs)

75

60 Minutes

Computer
Based Test (CBT) Stage  2

Part – A –
Mathematics
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Science and Engineering
General Awareness (Current Affairs)

100

90 Minutes

Computer
Based Test (CBT) Stage  2

Part B –
Trade Subjects (Syllabus according to ITI/ Diploma/
10 +2)

75

60 Minutes

 There will be negative marking. 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
 15 times of the number of vacancies would be called for the CBT Second Stage Exam.
PartA Eligibility –
 Minimum Percentage – UR 40%, OBC – 30%, SC 30% and ST 25%.
 For Part B, Qualifying Marks would be 35%. Candidates have to pass in this section.
 Performance of Part A would be considered for the short listing of candidates for PartB.
 Engineering Drawing –Lines, Geometrical Figures, Projection, Different Views, Drawing, Symbolic Representation.
 Engineering Physics – Unit and Measurements, Mass and Weight, Work, Power and Energy, Heat and Temperature, Speed, Velocity and Distance.
 Mechanics – Simple Machine and Levers
 Basic Electricity
 Safety and Health
 IT Literacy
 Environmental Education
 Engineering Basics
ALP Selection List would be prepared by giving 70% weightage
to CBT Part A and 30 % weightage to CBAT performance.
Mathematics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Science

General Awareness


Verbal 
Non Verbal 



Syllabus for ALP and Technician Exam
Syllabus for Trade Subjects 
Electrical
Engineering

Mechanical
Engineering

Automobile
engineering

Electronics
Engineering





 For Detailed Trade Syllabus Candidates must visit the official site.
Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Railway Group D (62907) Exams
Stage

Subjects

No. of
Questions

Time

Computer
Based Test (CBT)

Mathematics
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness (Current Affairs)

100

90 Minutes

 There will be negative marking. 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
 Questions would be of Multiple Choice Types.
Topics

Weightage

Simplification
 Approx Value,
Percentage, BODMAS, Fractions, Decimals , Surds and Indices

810 Questions

Data
Interpretation  Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph.

35 Questions

Algebra
 Identities, Linear
Equation in 1 Variable, Quadratic Equation, Polynomials, Linear
Equation in 2 Variable, Unit digit, Linear inequalities and
Functions

45 Questions

Percentages
–
Calculationoriented basic percentage Problems.

13 Questions

Average
 Average
Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.

23 Questions

Number
System  LCM and HCF,
Divisibility and Remainder, Integers and Rational and Irrational
numbers

24 Questions

Mensuration
 Areas & volume
of Square, Rectangle, Circle or Semi Circle,
Triangle, Rhombus, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder, Cube,
Cuboid, Sphere, Right Prism, Tetrahedron, Pyramid.

23 Questions

Ratio
and Proportion  Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Fourth
Proportional, Third Proportional, Age, Direct or Indirect
Proportion, Componendo or Dividendo, Mean Proportional

23 Questions

Mixture
Problems  Problems on making
a mixture of two or more entities/mixtures.

12 Questions

Time
and Work  Work Efficiency ,
Work and Wages, Pipes and Cistern

12 Questions

Speed,
Time and Distance  Partial Speed, Relative Speed, Average Speed, Boat
and River, Problem on Trains.

24 Questions

Profit
and Loss  Dishonest
Dealings, Successive Selling, Partnership, Discount and Marked
Price and Mixture Problems.

24 Questions

Interest
 Simple
Interest, Compound Interest, Combined problems on SI & CI.

12 Questions

Number
Series  Problems on
Completing the Series, Finding the Wrong Term, Finding the Missing Term.

12 Questions

Geometry
 Basic problems on Triangles,
Congruence & Similarity. Theorems on Segments, Tangents & Chords.
Basic Qs on different types of Quadrilaterals. and Coordinate Geometry

12 Questions

Trigonometry
 Identities,
Functions, Heights and Distances, Max and Min value, Circular
Measure of Angles.

02 Questions

Probability
– Basic Problems

01 Questions

Syllabus For General Intelligence and Reasoning
Topics

Weightage

Analogy
 Analogy can be
Letter based, Letter and Number based, Meaning Based, GK
based, Image Based and based on members of a group

24 Questions

Series
 Alphabetic Series,
Number Series, Mixed Series, General Knowledge Series.

36 Questions

Coding
and Decoding  Coding and decoding by letter
shifting, Coding and decoding in fictitious language, Coding letter
of a word, Operation based on place value, Coding by analogy.

14 Questions

Puzzles
 Quant based
puzzle, Logical puzzle (Equation insert, BODMAS rule, Inequality, Coded
logic), Seating Arrangement (Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement),
Scheduling, Double Line up, Clock Calendar

46 Questions

Direction
and Distance  Route & network based problems

02 Questions

Blood
Relation  General blood
relation problems, Family tree problems, Coded blood relation
problems

01 Questions

Alphabet Test  Sequence (Logical order, Dictionary
order, Reverse dictionary order), New word by adding
prefix, New word by adding Suffix, Jumble words (Find odd
one, Unjumble words), Matrix, Word formation (New word
formed, Word cannot be formed)

01 Questions

Venn
Diagram  Logical Venn
Diagram, Venn diagram problem, Syllogism

24 Questions

Missing
Number  Matrix &
diagram related problems

02 Questions

Non
Verbal Reasoning  Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden
Image, Completion of Incomplete Pattern, Cubes and Dice
(Construction of Boxes, Problems on Dice), Paper Folding and
Cutting, Missing Term, Counting Figures.

12 Questions

Verbal
Reasoning  Statements and
Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and
Assumptions, Assertion and Reason, Course of
Action, Statements and Arguments.

13 Questions

Classification
 Letter based, Letter
and number based, Meaning based, General
knowledgebased, Image Based, Number based.

12 Questions

General Awareness Including Current Affairs –
Current Affairs (1215 Questions)

Geography (69 Questions)

History (23 Questions)

Polity and Economics (610 Questions)


Indian Geography
Wildlife Sanctuaries

Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient History, Medieval History, Post Independence History

Constitution of India, Government Portfolio
Indian Economy, Economic Organizations, World Economy, Business, Economic Theory.

Syllabus For General Science –
 The aspirants must follow the standard textbooks of Class IX X for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science.
 2427 Questions may come from this section.
Male
Candidates

Female
Candidates

He must be able to lift and carry 35 Kg of weight
for 100 meters distance in 2 minutes in one chance.

She must be able to lift and carry 20 Kg of weight
for 100 meters distance in 2 minutes in one chance.

He should be able to run for a distance of 1000
meter in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.

She should be able to run for a distance of 1000
meter in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

 Based on the Performance of PET candidates should be called for Document Verification.
 If two aspirants get same marks, the older one must be selected.
 RRB would recommend the names of selected candidates and appointment is offered only by Railway Administrations.
 You must go through the detailed syllabus properly and understand the examination pattern.
 You must put stress on Current Affairs as it carries more marks.
 Solve mock questions as many as possible.
 For technical Knowledge, you must read standard text books.
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