The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) declared the first-stage computer-based test (CBT) result on November 2, 2018, for the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians. Reportedly, about 6 lakh candidates have been shortlisted for the upcoming 2nd stage CBT. The Indian Railways have revised the exam dates for Group C, and it will now conduct RRB ALP and Technician second-stage CBT from November 12 to 14 of the same month. While the exam date and city information have been released, the admit cards for the exam will be published on November 8 at the official website; rrbcdg.gov.in. As you gear up for the second-stage CBT, it is also essential to know its exam pattern. How to Prepare for Group D CBT, Last Minute Tips & Tricks to Ace September Level 1 Test?
According to RRB’s tradition, eCall Letters would be published 4 days before the scheduled examination. While posting the list of shortlisted candidates for RRB second-stage CBT, the board said in a notice, “The candidature of all the above candidates is purely provisional and is liable to be cancelled, at any stage of recruitment or thereafter, in case of any inconsistency/deficiency in the data furnished or any malpractice on part of candidates coming to the notice of RRB. It may be noted that merely calling a candidate for 2nd Stage CBT does not entitle him/her in any way to an appointment in the Railways.”
RRB ALP and Technician second-stage CBT exam pattern 2018
Candidates who will appear in Phase II of the RRB ALP and Technician CBT should note that the exam will be of 2 hours and 30 minutes, divided into two sections—Part A and Part B. To answer the questions in Part A, candidates will get 90 minutes and for Part B will be 60 minutes which brings up the total duration to 2 hours and 30 minutes. The question paper will consist of multiple-choice based objective type questions that will be available in both Hindi and English.
In the second-stage CBT, Part A will be comprised of questions from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Basic Science & Engineering and General Awareness on Current Affairs. Part B consists of questions from the candidate’s selected relevant trade based on the syllabus prescribed by the Director of Employment and Training (DGET).
RRB ALP and Technician second-stage CBT eligibility 2018
For each wrong answer, 1/3rd of the total marks allotted in that particular question will be deducted. Hence, candidates should be careful while answering the questions. The minimum percentage of marks in Part A, to become eligible for the final selection of ALPs and Technicians is 40 per cent (general category), 30 per cent (OBC and SC), 25 per cent (ST). On the other hand, for Part B, candidates will have to score 35 per cent, and no relaxation is permissible.
Those who will surpass the second stage will be qualified for the next phase of the selection procedure. For ALP, the candidates will have to next appear in the Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) followed by document verification and empanelling of candidates. And Technician candidates who clear the second-stage exam will be qualified for Document Verification and Empanelling of candidates as the final procedure of selection.