Railway Recruitment 2018 is going to be carried out to recruit candidates for the post of Technicians & Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP). Railway Recruitment Board conducts this exam every year providing candidates a golden chance to grab a job in the prestigious Government Sector.
RRB ALP Second Stage CBT Exam Dates have been postponed. Second Stage CBT will now be conducted from 24th December 2018. Earlier the exam was scheduled on 19th November 2018. The complete schedule of Railway Exam 2018 is as follows:
|Railway Recruitment 2018 Notification||3rd February 2018|
|Start of Railway Recruitment 2018 Online Application||3rd February 2018|
|Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Form Closes||31st March 2018|
|Activation of Mock link for first stage CBT||26th July 2018|
|Intimation of Exam City, Date and Session of the Candidate||26th July 2018|
|Download of Travel Authority for SC/ST candidates||26th July 2018|
|Download of Call Letter||4 days prior to CBT|
|RRB ALP 2018 First Stage CBT||9th August 2018|
|RRB ALP 2018 First Stage CBT Result||2nd November Onwards|
|RRB ALP 2018 Second Stage CBT||24th December Onwards|
Initially, Railway Recruitment Board announced a total of 26,502 vacancies which was increased to 60,000. But, according to the recent notice released by Railway Recruitment Board, the vacancy has again increased to 64,371. Candidates can check the new vacancy details by clicking on the link given below.
|Post||Initial Vacancy||Updated Vacancy (1st August 2018)||Updated Vacancy (20th September 2018)|
|Assistant Loco Pilot||17,673||-||27,795|
Those candidates who have successfully registered for Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam have been issued Admit Card for first stage of CBT. Admit Card will be issued separately for Stage 1 CBT and Stage 2 CBT. Admit Card for Stage 2 CBT will be issued to candidates who will be clearing Stage 1 CBT of Railway Recruitment 2018. Candidates can download their Admit Card for RRB ALP to be conducted on 9th August 2018 by clicking on the link given below.
To login on the official website of Railway Recruitment Board, a candidate is needs to have:
To apply for both the posts - ALP & Technicians, a single application is to be submitted by all the candidates who wish to appear for the Railway Exam 2018.
RRB ALP Sample Mock Test has been released by Railway Recruitment Board to help students prepare effectively for the upcoming RRB ALP & Technician Exam 2018. Students can attempt the Sample Mock Test and get a fair idea of RRB ALP CBT (Computer Based Test)
The official notification for Railway Recruitment 2018 was released on 3rd February 2018. According to the official notification released, a total of 26,502 vacancies have been declared by Railway Recruitment Board. Candidates who look forward to appear for the exam, can apply online for the examination. Candidates can read the official notification for Railway Recruitment 2018 by clicking on the link mentioned below.
The online application for Railway Recruitment 2018 for the post of ALP and Technicians commenced from 3rd February 2018. The Online Application Process ended on 31st March 2018.
The Online Application window for Railway Recruitment started from 3rd February 2018 and will end on 31st March 2018. Candidates need to pay Rs. 500/- as application fee (UR & OBC) for Railway Recruitment 2018. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class are needed to pay Rs. 250/- as application fee.
It is now been declared by the Government that the application fee of Rs. 400/- will be refunded for Unreserved Candidates appearing for Railway Recruitment Exam and the complete exam fee of Rs. 250/- will be refunded for candidates belonging to reserved category.
Railway has also released official notification for Railway Goup D Recruitment 2018. The Online Application began from 10th February 2018. Candidates can know the detailed information including application procedure, examination fee, exam dates, syllabus etc. for Railway Group D Recruitment 2018 by clicking on the link mentioned below.
For the Post of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)
For the post of Technician
Let's have a look at both these stages of CBT in detail.
First stage of CBT
|Serial Number||Sections||Number of Questions||Duration|
|1.||Mathematics||20 Questions||60 minutes|
|2.||General Intelligence & Reasoning||25 Questions|
|3.||General Science||20 Questions|
|4.||General Awareness on Current Affairs||10 Questions|
Second Stage of CBT
|Serial Number||Sections||Number of Questions||Duration|
|1.||Mathematics||100 Questions in total||90 minutes|
|2.||Generala Intelligence & Reasoning|
|4.||General Awareness on Current Affairs|
|Subject||Number of Questions||Duration|
|Relevant Trade||75 Questions||60 minutes|
Computer Based Aptitude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP)
Based on the performance of candidates in Part Aof the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT
Based on the performance of candidates in both Part A of the Second Stage CBT and Computer Based AT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT.
Note: Candidates attempting to submit application more than once will be disqualified or debarred from the examination.
The eligibility criteria to appear for Railway Recruitment 2018 exam revolves around two pre-requisites:
The eligibility criteria for Railway Recruitment 2018 has been changed by Railway Railway Recruitment Board. The age limit for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot, Technicians and Level 1 posts have been increased. Let's have a look at the change in upper age limit of these posts:
|Posts||Notified Upper Age Limit (Unreserved)||Revised Upper Age Limit (unreserved)||Revised Upper Age Limit (OBC-Non Creamy Layer)||Revised Upper Age Limit (SC)||Revised Upper Age Limit (ST)|
|Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians||28 years||30 years||33 years||35 years||35 years|
|Level 1 Posts||31 years||33 years||36 years||38 years||38 years|
For recent update on age limit for Railway Recruitment 2018 for the post of ALP, Technician and Group D, click on the link mentioned below.
Railway Recruitment Board will be declaring the result for Stage 1 and Stage 2 CBT after the examination for the same has been concluded. Result will be declared for Stage 1 CBT first. Candidates who will clear Stage 1 CBT will be permitted to give Stage 2 of Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam. Result for Stage 2 CBT will will be released after the examination for the same will be concluded.