RRB ALP Result 2018

RRB ALP Result 2018 – Railway Recruitment Boards have announced the result of ALP & Technician exam 2018 on November 2. Along with RRB ALP result 2018, the scorecard has also been released. Download the RRB ALP stage 1 scorecard from the link below. RRB ALP 2018 result has been announced to select over 9 lakh candidates for stage 2 exam. RRB ALP result has been declared in portable document format (pdf) containing the roll number of candidates shortlisted for second stage CBT. Candidates have been shortlisted based on merit and post preferences. The scorecard of RRB ALP has been released now. RRB ALP result 2018 cum scorecard contains actual marks and normalized score, apart from other details of the candidates. The last date to download scorecard of RRB ALP result 2018 is December 11. Each of the 21 recruitment board has declared RRB ALP result separately for candidates who had taken test from the respective boards.

The RRB ALP result 2018 scorecard shows the sectional and overall marks secured by candidates based on number of correct and incorrect answers. The score in RRB ALP result is calculated out of total marks 75. According to the officials, around 9,65,565 candidates are elected for stage 2 computer based test scheduled to begin from December 12 to 14, 2018. The stage first of RRB ALP Technician exam 2018 was completed on September 4 for 47.56 lakh candidates.

RRB ALP Result 2018 Dates

RRB ALP Technician result of the first stage exam has been released on November 2 followed by stage 2 result in January and final allotment result for post allotment in August 2019. The important dates of the RRB ALP result have been given in the table below.



RRB ALP result of stage 1 Released

November 2, 2018

RRB ALP Scorecard available fromNovember 2, 2018
Last date to download RRB ALP Result & ScorecardDecember 2, 2018

Second stage CBT starts on

December 12 – 14, 2018

RRB ALP result of stage 2

January 2019


March 2019


May 2019

RRB ALP/Technician result for post allotment

August 2019

How to check RRB ALP Result 2018?

  • To check ‘RRB ALP result 2018’ of region wise click on the links below

  • PDF file of the result will open in a new page

  • Search for the roll numbers

  • If the roll number of candidates is present in the PDF file then they have qualified the next stage of exam

  • Download and save the result PDF file for further reference

RRB ALP Scorecard 2018 for Stage 1 Released

The scorecard of RRB ALP has been also released. Candidates can their RRB ALP result cum scorecard from the login window below by entering user id and date of birth.

 Download RRB ALP scorecard 2018 from the login window below

Railway Recruitment Boards have mandated the number of candidates to be selected for each stage of RRB ALP 2018. Candidates will be shortlisted to appear for subsequent stages of the exam based on RRB ALP result 2018 of the previous stage. On the basis of vacancies available for each post, RRBs have provided the number of candidates to be called for each exam stage. The table below shows the number of candidates to be selected for various stages of examination.

Stage of the exam

Candidates shortlisted based on vacancy

Number of candidates to be selected (approx.)

Second Stage CBT

15 times the number of vacancies



8 times the number of vacancies


Document Verification

Total vacancies available


Details in RRB ALP Result 2018

The following details to be mentioned in the scorecard of RRB ALP.

  • Candidates name

  • Date of birth

  • Category

  • Marks obtained

  • Normalized marks

  • Qualifying status

RRB ALP Result 2018 – Marking scheme

The marking scheme of first stage CBT is given below.

Total marks


Number of questions

75 (Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning,
General Science and General Awareness and
Current Affairs)

Marking scheme

  • For the correct answer, candidates will get 1 mark

  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers

  • No marks will be awarded for unanswered questions

How to calculate RRB ALP Result 2018

RRB ALP score = Number of correct answer x 1 – Number of incorrect answers x 1/3

RRB ALP Result 2018 – Normalisation of scores

The first and second stage CBT of RRB ALP is conducted in multiple sessions. There are different question sets in each exam slot. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of candidates across different sessions, the scores of candidates has been normalized.

RRB ALP Result 2018 – Qualifying Marks

Candidates are required to score qualifying marks prescribed by the RRBs in each stage of examination to qualify for the further rounds of selection process. Category-wise qualifying marks of the first stage CBT is given below.

RRB ALP First Stage Qualifying Marks for Stage 1


Cut off score in terms of %

Cut off score in terms of marks













RRB ALP 2018 Tie Breaking Procedure

If two or more applicants secure the same number of marks, their position of merit will be decided on the basis of age. The tie-breaking procedure will be adopted at the time of document verification and empaneling of candidates. Therefore, the candidate who is senior in age will be placed higher in merit than the younger applicant.

RRB ALP Result 2018 of First Stage CBT

The first CBT of RRB ALP consists of 75 objective type questions from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness and Current Affairs. The score of the first stage CBT will only be used to shortlist candidates for the second stage as per their merit.

Who will qualify in RRB ALP First Stage Computer Based Test?

Candidates who have appeared for first stage of RRB ALP 2018 must obtain more than or equal to the minimum qualifying marks prescribed by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) to qualify the stage of the exam. The Boards have specified category-wise qualifying cut off marks for the first stage online exam based on which candidates will be shortlisted for second stage. The qualifying cut off of RRB ALP first stage has been provided in the graph below.

How to prepare for RRB ALP Second Stage Computer Based Test?

Before starting preparation for the second stage of the exam, candidates must be aware regarding the important topics required for second stage of the exam. RRB ALP second stage CBT is conducted in two parts – Part A and Part B. The syllabus for second stage Part A comprises topics from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering and General Awareness while Part B will contain questions from relevant trade opted by the candidates. After analysing RRB ALP second stage CBT syllabus, candidates should be clear regarding the fundamentals of all topics required for the exam stage. Candidates should ideally reserve specific timings for each topic which will help then plan a preparation schedule accordingly. Candidate should strictly follow their study schedule which will, in turn, help them cover the complete syllabus for the exam in time. After completion of RRB ALP syllabus for second stage, candidates should solve previous years’ question papers, sample papers and mock tests. Candidates must also possess fair understanding of RRB ALP exam pattern to have a fair idea of the number of questions, subjects, topics and marking scheme of the exam stage. Apart from the syllabus, candidates must also take guidance from books that are available specifically for the exam. The best books of RRB ALP second stage CBT has been provided in the section below for the convenience of candidates.

What are the RRB ALP 2nd Stage Qualifying Marks (Part A)


Cut off









What are the RRB ALP 2nd Stage Qualifying Marks (Part B)


Cut off

All categories


CBAT: Candidates need to secure 42 marks in each of the test batteries of CBAT to qualify.

Best books for Second Stage CBT

There are numerous books flooding the market which claims to be the best books for the preparation of RRB ALP exam due to which candidates might end up choosing the books that are inferior in quality. Furthermore, candidates sometimes end up buying expensive books that do not cover all particulars related to the subject, exam stage or exam. In order to save candidates’ invaluable time, the best books available for second stage of RRB ALP 2018 have been listed below.

RRB ALP Second Stage CBT – Best Books for Mathematics

Name of book



Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations


RS Aggarwal

Practice Book On Quicker Maths

BSC Publisher

K Kundan; M Tyra

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic


Rajesh Verma

RRB ALP Second Stage CBT – Best Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning

Name of book



Test of Reasoning for All Competitive Examinations

McGraw Hill Education

Edgar Thorpe

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

S. Chand

RS Aggarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal


BS Sijwalii; Indu Sijwali

RRB ALP Second Stage CBT – Best Books for General Science and Engineering

Name of book



Lucent’s General Science


Ravi Bhushan

General Science for Indian Railways RRB Exams – ALP/Group D/NTPC/JE


U. Ansari

RRB Objective Electronics Engineering 2018


RRB Objective Civil Engineering 2018


RRB Objective Mechanical Engineering 2018


RRB Objective Electrical Engineering 2018


RRB Objective Automobile Engineering 2018


RRB ALP Second Stage CBT – Best Books for General Awareness

Name of book



General Knowledge


Manorama Yearbook 2018

Mammen Mathew

General Knowledge & Awareness 2018 for RRB Railway Recruitment Exams (NTPC/ALP/ASM/Technical)


RRB ALP Result 2018 of Second Stage CBT

The second stage CBT comprises two parts – Part A and B. Part A of Second Stage CBT will carry 100 questions from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering and General Awareness on Current Affairs. Part B is a trade based test. Candidates are required to qualify both the parts by securing the prescribed qualifying marks. However, only the marks obtained in Part A will be considered to select candidates for next stage i.e. document verification for Technician posts and CBAT for ALP Posts. Part B of Second stage CBT is qualifying in nature.

RRB ALP Result 2018 of CBAT – Only for ALP Candidates

Candidates equal to 8 times the number of ALP vacancies are called for CBAT. This test carries 5 test batteries and candidates are required to qualify each test batteries. CBAT have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi. There are no negative marks for CBAT. Candidates qualifying this test are called for document verification.

RRB ALP Result 2018 for Final Allotment

The final result of RRB ALP will be declared after completion of document verification. RRB Technician result 2018 for final allotment will be announced based on candidates’ performance in Part A of Second Stage CBT. While for ALP posts, the performance of candidates in CBAT will also be taken into consideration to declaring the final result.

RRB ALP Result 2018 – Preparation of merit list

  • The merit list of the second stage CBT will be determined based on the total marks obtained by candidates in the first stage CBT

  • RRBs will call candidates for document verification based on their performance in Second Stage CBT

  • ALP merit list will be drawn by giving 70% weightage to Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% to CBAT

  • The final merit list will be determined based on Part A of Second Stage CBT and CBAT (for ALP posts only)

Previous Years RRB ALP Result Statistics

The table below reflects the number of qualified candidates in previous years:



Number of

Number of passed/
qualified for recommendation/
qualified for DV

RRB Secunderabad




RRB Chennai







RRB Malda










RRB Bilaspur




RRB Ahmedabad




RRB Bhubaneswar




What after the declaration of RRB ALP Result 2018?

Candidates will be shortlisted for subsequent exam stages after the result for the previous stage has been declared. On the basis of marks obtained in the first stage, exam candidates will be shortlisted for RRB ALP second stage exam. After the conduct of second stage CBT, candidates having selected Technician posts will be called to appear for Document Verification and medical test while ALP candidates will have to clear additional Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) to be able to partake in document verification/ medical examination. During document verification, candidates will have to produce all relevant documents required for the process after which they will need to undergo a medical test. Subject to qualifying the two stages, final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured in Part A of second stage CBT and CBAT (for ALP candidates). Candidates whose roll numbers are present in the final merit list will be recruited for the concerned posts. Although Railway Recruitment Boards conducts the various stages of the exam, the function of RRBs is to provide names of suitable candidates to Zonal Railway/ Unit who will finally issue appointment letter to candidates for recruitment to the applied posts. After candidates have been recruited for the posts, they will have to take training in the specific post.

RRB ALP Cut off 2018

The cutoff of RRB ALP 2018 will be decided by Railway Recruitment Board for each stage of the exam on the basis of RRB ALP result 2018. RRB ALP cutoff 2018 will be determined based on the total number of applicants, vacancies available for the particular positions, the difficulty level of exam, categories of candidates, etc. Candidates securing more than or equal to the cutoff in Second Round Part A and Computer-Based Aptitude Test (AT) combined will be called for document verification. The total number of candidates called for document verification will equal the number of vacancies available. Additional 50% applicants of the total posts available will also be invited to participate for the same. However, the additional candidates will be considered for the post if vacancies remain after granting posts to all candidates in the merit list.

RRB ALP Result 2018 FAQs

Q. When will be RRB ALP result announced?

Ans. The Railway Recruitment Board has announced the result of RRB ALP on November 2, 2018.

Q. How to check RRB ALP Result?

Ans. The RRB ALP result 2018 can be checked online only. If the RRB ALP result is declared in pdf format, then candidates have to find their registration/roll number to check their eligibility for appearing next stage of the selection process. In case of the result is not declared as mentioned above then they have to enter their registration/roll number and date of birth to check their result.

Q. What is ALP in Railways?

Ans. Assistant Loco Pilot is a post in Indian Railway whose job is to assist locomotive drivers in driving or piloting the train. Earlier, they are also known as Assistant Driver. Loco Pilot helps the driver in track sighting, signal tracking, Locomotives maintenance.

Q. What is the qualification for Assistant Loco Pilot?

Ans. Candidates who are minimum of 18 years of age and have passed class 10 and ITI (from NCVT/SCVT) / CCAA in prescribed trade are eligible for Assistant Loco Pilot. The upper age limit for RRB ALP is 30 years for general category candidates while 33 years for OBC and 35 years for SC and ST candidates.

Q. What is the RRB Exam?

Ans. The exam conducted by Railway Recruitment Board is known as RRB exams. Railway Recruitment Board conducts several exams every year for recruiting candidates on various posts. Some of the most popular exam conducted by Railway are RRB ALP, NTPC, Group D, RPF, Constable, etc.

Q. How many railway boards are required in India?

Ans. There are a total of 21 railway boards in India. The 21 RRBs are situated in 17 railway zones in India.  The railway boards are constituted with a purpose to formulate a policy of recruitment procedures and to monitor the activities of expenditure incurred for recruitment. The board also evaluate the performance of RRB’s and advise them on priorities as required.

Q. What is the salary of ALP in railway?

Ans. The initial pay of Rs.19900 plus other allowances as admissible will be provided to RRB ALP. They come in Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix. Based on the 7th Pay commission, RRB ALP salary can get an approximate salary of around Rs. 24,000. The proposed salary structure of RRB ALP is given below.

  • Pay Scale: Rs. 5200 – 20200
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 1900
  • Initial Pay: Rs. 5830
  • Total Pay: Rs. 7730

Q. What is the full form of ALP in railway?

Ans. The Assistant Loco Pilot is known as ALP in railway.


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