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Railways Recruitment Boards (RRB), one of the largest employer of India every year recruits at a large scale for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician Categories. Common written examination for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician Categories is held on the same day by all participating RRBs. In addition to English, Hindi and urdu are choice of languages for each RRB is given.

Eligibility Required to apply for this post are as below:

Age Limit: Candidates must be between the age of 18 to 28 years at the time of applying.
Education Qualifications: Candidates must have qualified Matriculation exam along with course completed Act Apprenticeship/ ITI approved by NCVT/ SCVT in the trades of Fitter/ Electrician/ Instrument Mechanic/ Millwright Maintenance Mechanic/ Mechanic Radio & TV/ Electronics Mechanic/ Mechanic Motor Vehicle etc, 10+2 with Maths/ Physics, Diploma in Engineering for ALP Post and Matriculation plus course completed Act Apprenticeship/ ITI approved by NCVT/ SCVT in the trades of Electrician/ Electrical Fitter/ Wire man/ Electronics/ Information Technology/ TV & Radio/ Instrumentation/Computer/ Computer Networking etc, 10+2 with Maths/ Physics, Diploma in Engineering in Electrical/ Electronics/ Microprocessor/ etc for Technician posts.

Railways Recruitment Boards (RRB) Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician Exam Pattern: There will be two stages of examination (First stage CBT and Second Stage CBT) common for ALP and Technician. In addition , candidates who have opted for ALP and qualified in Second Stage CBT have to undergo Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT). Marks will be normalized in all the stages of exam.

RRB ALP and Technician First Stage CBT Exam Pattern: The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions of following sections:

Sr No. Subject Max. QuestionsTime Alloted
01Mathematics

75

60 minutes

02 General Intelligence & Reasoning
03 General Science
& Reasoning
04General awareness on current affairs

Syllabus of RRB ALP and Technician First Stage CBT Exam: Syllabus of First Stage RRB ALP CBT Exam is as follows:
1. Mathematics: Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
2. General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement ā€“ Arguments and Assumptions etc.
3. General Science: The syllabus under this will cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.
4. General awareness on current affairs: in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

RRB ALP and Technician Second Stage CBT Exam Pattern: Candidates will be shortlisted for Second Stage CBT exam on the bases of their performance in the First Stage CBT Exam.
The Second Stage CBT will be conducted in two parts- Part A and Part B. Total Duration of second stage CBT exam will be 2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part A and Part B together).

– Part A of Second Stage CBT Exam: The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for short listing of candidates for further stages of recruitment process subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part B.
The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions of following sections:

Sr No. Subject Max. QuestionsTime Alloted
01Mathematics

100

90 minutes

02 General Intelligence & Reasoning
03 Basic Science and Engineering
04General Awareness on Current Affairs

Syllabus for Part A:
a. Mathematics Number: system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
b. General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and decision making, Similarities and differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement ā€“ Arguments and Assumptions etc.
c. Basic Science and Engineering: The broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power
and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational
Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.
d. General Awareness on Current Affairs:in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

– Part B of Second Stage CBT Exam: This part have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade. Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC(10+2).

Max. QuestionsTime Alloted
75 60 minutes

NOTE: Negative Marking: There will be negative marking for incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer. There shall be no negative marking for Computer Based Aptitude Test.
– Choice of Exam Language for First and Second stage CBT: English is the default language. In case the candidate wishes to choose any other language, then the same can be selected in addition from the drop down list of languages in the application.
– Shortlisted candidates will be called for Aptitude test. After qualifying aptitude test candidates will be called for document verification.
Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Railways Recruitment Boards (RRB) Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician Exam or RRB ALP and Technician Exam are suggested as below.

Books For Indian Railway Assistant Loco Pilot Exam (In English):

Books For Indian Railway Assistant Loco Pilot Exam (In Hindi):

We wish our candidates All The Best for the Upcoming Exams and wish them great future ahead!!

Leave a comment below if you can suggest some other good books for this course. Also, if you have used the above books, please do provide a feedback.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) conducts an exam for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO), Grade-II/Executive, General Central Service, Group-ā€˜Cā€™ (Non-Gazetted/Non-Ministerial) in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), (Ministry of Home Affairs), Government of India. These posts ares not reserved for any categories means no reservations of physically handicapped persons.

Eligibility Required to apply for Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, ACIO Grade-II/Executive post are as below:
– Candidate should be in age between 18 to 27 years at the time of applying.
– Graduation or equivalent from a recognized University.
– Desirable qualifications- Knowledge of computers.

Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II/ Executive Selection Process: The written examination for the post of ACIO-II/Exe contains two papers namely Paper I (Objective type) and Paper-II (Descriptive type on English language only). Those candidates who acquire a specific standard in the written test (Paper-I & II) will be called for the interview.

IB ACIO Grade-II/ Executive Written Exam Pattern: Paper-I will have Objective type questions whereas Paper-II will be of descriptive type on English language only.

Part Sections Time Alloted
Paper-I
(Objective type)
General Awareness/General Knowledge
Reasoning
Comprehension
Mathematical ability

Composite time
of 1 Hour 40 Min.
Paper-II
(Descriptive type)
English writing skill
Analytical capability

NOTE: – Based on the performance of the candidates in written test (Paper-I & II) and Interview, they will be selected for the post.
– No negative marking will be done on wrong questions.
– Paper-I will be conducted in both Hindi and English languages whereas Paper-II will be conducted in English language only.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade-II/ Executive Exam or IB ACIO Grade-II/ Exec. Exam are suggested as below.

1) Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II/ Exec. Exam Books (In English):

2) Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II/ Exec. Exam Books (In Hindi):

These books consists of all the related topics at one place. You can buy any of these books.

We wish our candidates All The Best for the Upcoming Exams and wish them great future ahead!!

Leave a comment below for any further queries or suggestions.

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Posts recruits eligible persons for filling the vacancies of Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants/ Postal Assistants (Savings Bank Control Organization)/Postal Assistants (Foreign Post Organization)/Postal Assistants (Returned Letter Offices)/Postal Assistants (Mail Motor Services) And Postal Assistants (Circle And Regional Offices) in 22 Postal Circles in the Country.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must fulfill following eligibility criteria to apply for these posts-
Age Limit: Candidate must be between the age of 18 to 27 years at the time of applying.
Education Qualification:(a) 10+2 standard or 12th class pass from a recognized university or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams).
(b) The applicants should have studied in local language of the State or Union Territory of the concerned Postal Circle or in Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation level or equivalent.

Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Examination Pattern: Candidates have to appear in an Aptitude Test (Paper-I) and Computer/ Typing Test (Paper II) covering the following subjects/topics. Aptitude Test (Paper-I) will be comprising four parts (Part A, B, C & D) with a total 100 maximum marks . The duration of the Aptitude Test will be for 2 hours (120 minutes).

Aptitude Test (Paper-I):

Part Subject Sections No.of Questions Max. Marks Time Allotted
AGeneral Knowledge
Questions on current events, sports, history, geography,
basic economics, general politics, Indian
Constitution, Science environment etc
2525

120 Minutes
( 2hrs )

BMathematicsmatriculation standard which may cover number system,
simplification, decimals, corrections, simple and
compound interest, percentage, average, profit and loss, discount,
menstruation, Time & work and time & distance etc.
2525
CEnglishcovering grammar (prepositions, adverbs,
conjunction, direct/indirect speech, singular & plural, tenses,
antonyms/synonyms etc.
2525
DReasoning &
Analytical Ability
2525

Computer/ Typing Test (Paper II): The typing test will be for a duration of 30 minutes (15 minutes for typing and 15 minutes for data entry) consisting one passage of 450 words in English OR 375 words in Hindi to be typed with a minimum speed of 30 words per minute or 25 words per minute respectively. Test in Data entry will be of some figures and letters each carrying equal marks on computer . The above test will be conducted on Computer Key board, but not on a typewriter. Further, the candidates have to secure prescribed qualifying marks in this test. The marks will be based on speed, and accuracy. This is a combined test, and marks in both the components will be put together for qualifying.

Note:– There is no negative marking.
– No weightage for marks secured by the Applicants in 10+2 or 12th class will be given while preparing the Merit Lists.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Exam or PA / SA Exam are suggested as below-

Books for Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Exam (in English):

Books for Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Exam (in Hindi):

We wish our candidates All The Best for the Upcoming Exams and wish them great future ahead!!

Leave a comment below for any further queries or suggestions.