The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the admit card for the candidates who will appear in the second-stage Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians exam, starting from January 21, 2019. Candidates can download their e-call letters online from the official website of RRB; rrbcdg.gov.in and other regional sites. The Indian Railways will conduct the RRB ALP, Technician second-stage computer-based test (CBT) from January 21 to 23. As of now, RRB has only released the admit card for the January 21 exam and for the remaining dates, the board will publish the same gradually, four days before the exam. As the exam is nearing, it is advisable to have a quick glance at the exam pattern and eligibility criteria of RRB ALP Technician CBT 2018-19 second-stage CBT. RRB ALP, Technician Exam Admit Card 2018–19 Released Online; List of Regional Websites to Check & Download E-call Letters for the Second Stage CBT.
According to RRB’s tradition, eCall Letters would be published 4 days before the scheduled examination. The board in an earlier notice stated, “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 medical examination 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.