RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2024, Selection Process and Marking Scheme

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2024

The first stage for RRB’s Assistant Loco Pilot posts consists of a Computer Based Test (CBT) with online objective-type papers. This stage includes 4 sections that must be completed within 60 minutes. The second stage of CBT is divided into two parts. Part A consists of 4 sections with a total of 100 questions and must be completed within 90 minutes. Part B consists of 75 questions related to the relevant trade and must be completed within 60 minutes.

Let’s have a look at the detailed Exam Pattern for the RRB ALP 2024 exam.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Exam Pattern 2024

The first stage of the RRB ALP 2024 (Assistant Loco Pilot exam) includes 75 questions for 75 marks covering Mathematics, Mental Ability, General Science, and General Awareness. For each incorrect answer, a negative marking of 1/3rd mark is applied.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Exam Pattern 2024
Subject Names Mathematics, Mental Ability, General Science and General Awareness
Marks 75
Questions 75
Time Duration 1 hour

Note: The CBT-1 exam will serve as a screening test to shortlist eligible candidates for CBT-2 based on their normalized marks and merit. The marks obtained in CBT-1 will not be factored into the final selection process.

RRB ALP CBT 2 Exam Pattern 2024

The second stage of the CBT for Assistant Loco Pilot posts consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A includes four subjects: Maths, Basic Science and Engineering, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness. Part B contains questions related to the relevant trade.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2024 [CBT Stage 2]
SNo. Sections No. of Questions Marks Duration
Part A
1. Mathematics 100 100 90 minutes
2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
3. General Science
4 Basic Science and Engineering
Part B
Relevant Trade 75 75 60 minutes
Total 175 175 2 hours 30 minutes

Note- There is a negative marking of ⅓rd mark for each incorrect answer. 

RRB ALP CBAT (Computer-Based Aptitude Test)

In order to qualify, candidates must score a minimum of 42 marks in each of the test batteries. The ALP merit list will only include candidates who qualify in the Aptitude Test. Part A of the Second Stage CBT will account for 70% of the weightage, while the Computer Based Aptitude Test will account for 30%.

RRB ALP Minimum Qualifying Marks

Candidates need to secure a sectional qualifying cut-off besides the overall cut-off to be shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process. The minimum qualifying marks as set by the Indian Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) are as follows:

RRB ALP Minimum Qualifying Marks for CBT 1

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentage Minimum Qualifying marks
UR  & EWS 40% 30
OBC (NCL) 30% 22.5
SC 30% 22.5
ST 25% 18.75

RRB ALP Minimum Qualifying Marks for CBT 2 (Part A)

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentage Minimum Qualifying marks
UR 40% 30
EWS 40% 30
OBC (NCL) 30% 22.5
SC 30% 22.5
ST 25% 18.75

RRB ALP Minimum Qualifying Marks for CBT 2 (Part B)

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentage Minimum Qualifying marks
All Categories 35% 26.25

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