Image: RRB ALP CBT- 1 and 2 exam 2022
Image: RRB ALP CBT- 1 and 2 exam 2022

The RRB has issued a notification for the position of Assistant Loco Pilot. The board has announced that there are a total of 7858 open positions. The RRB Assistant Loco Pilot application procedure was recently restarted, and applications will be accepted from October 7th through October 27th, 2022. The RRB ALP 2022 vacancies will soon be declared as well.

RRB ALP 2022 Exam Pattern


RRB ALP exam pattern for CBT 1 Exam 2022

RRB ALP 2022 CBT 1 exam contains a total of 100 multiple choice questions of 100 marks with a time duration of an hour. The table below shows the number of questions, maximum marks, and time allotted for each part,

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Sectional Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 Questions 100 Marks 60 minutes

Note: In order to appear for the CBT 2 exam candidates must qualify for the CBT 1  exam first.


RRB ALP exam pattern for CBT 2 Exam 2022

The CBT 2 exam of RRB ALP 2022 consists of a total of 190 multiple choice type questions that sum up to 200 marks and the time limit is 160 minutes. There are a total of four sections which have different weights and durations as mentioned in the table below:


Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Sectional Duration
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 Questions 200 Marks 160 minutes

RRB ALP 2022 Syllabus- CBT 1

The CBT 1 exam of RRB ALP has a syllabus that has three subjects that come in the paper. The RRB ALP syllabus has not been changed for many years now and it is supposed to stay the same for the RRB ALP 2022.

The name of the three main subjects which are a part of the RRB ALP CBT 1 are as follows:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Numerical Ability


The RRB ALP exam syllabus for CBT 1 exam is discussed in the table below:

English Language Jumbled paragraphs, Idioms, and Phrases, Tenses Rules, Cloze Test (Fill in the Blanks), Reading Comprehension Multiple Interpretation, Error Detection and Correction, Preposition Rules, Reading Comprehension
Reasoning Ability Data Sufficiency Tests, Coded Inequalities, Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Alphabetic Series, Ranking, Input/Output, Coding and Decoding, Direction Test, Seating Arrangements, Puzzles, Tabulation, Syllogism, Input/Output, Input/Output, Input/Output, Input/Output, Input/Output, Input/Output, Input/Out Relationships by Blood.
Numerical Ability Profit, Loss, and Discounts are all terms that are used to describe how much money is made. Approximation and Simplification, Mixtures and Alignments, Quadratic Equations Surds and Indices, Simple and Compound Interest Speed, Time, and Distance, Work and Time, Cone, sphere, sphere, sphere, sphere, sphere, sphere, sphere, sphere, Cylinder, Data Interpretation, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Number Systems, Sequences and Series, Permutation, Combination and Probability

RRB ALP 2022 Syllabus- CBT 2

The RRB ALP syllabus of the CBT 2 exam contains the topics from CBT 1 in a much more detailed way. According to the RRB ALP CBT 2 Syllabus, there are four sections in the syllabus.

The sections of the RRB ALP syllabus are as follows:

  • General and Financial Awareness
  • General English
  • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
General And Financial Awareness The Internet and related topics Other word processing tools, such as Microsoft Office, Basic Computer Networking, Databases, and Cyber Security Tools and Processes are all covered in this course.
General English Vocabulary, Tenses Rules, Grammar, Idioms & Phrases, Reading Comprehension.
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Reasoning Ability, Analogy, Assumptions and Statements, Syllogism, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations, Sense of Direction and Distance, Alphanumeric Series, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Computer Aptitude, Basics of Hardware and Software, Operating Systems, Internet and associated topics, Microsoft Office and other word processing software, History of Computing, Basic Computer Networking, Basics of Databases, Basics of Cyber Security Tools and Processes.
Quantitative Aptitude Time, Speed, and Distance, Ratio and Proportion Mixtures and Alignments, Work and Time Equations Basic Statistics and Measures of Central Tendency ( Mean, Average, Median and Variance etc.), Shares, Stocks and Debentures, Percentages, Clock Ray Questions, Volume and Surface Area, Logarithms, Permutation and Combination, Partnerships, Heights and Distances, Probability, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit, Loss and Discounts, Basic Algebra, Basic Trigonometry, Charts, Bars and Graphs, Data Interpretation.

RRB ALP 2022 Eligibility Criteria


RRB ALP eligibility is as follows:

RRB ALP Age limit: The minimum age for RRB ALP 2022 is 20 years and the maximum age for RRB ALP 2022 is 28 years of age. According to RRB candidates applying for RRB ALP must have been born between July 2, 1993, and July 1, 2001 (both dates inclusive).

Maximum Age Minimum Age
28 Years 20 Years


Educational qualification: Candidates with a bachelor’s degree are qualified to apply for Assistant Loco Pilot positions. It is mandatory to have to operate and working knowledge of computers and computer systems, i.e. candidates having a Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in computer operations/Language/ and candidates who have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the optional subjects in the High School/College/Institute are eligible for the RRB ALP post.

RRB ALP 2022 Important Dates

Knowing the dates for the RRB ALP exam is as important as any other aspect of the exam. It is absolutely essential that candidates set their timetables according to these dates and manage their studies, application filling, and every other exam-related action before the last date of that event.

In order to do that candidates must have an idea of the exact dates of events that happen according to the exam.

Exam Events Important Dates
Candidates can register online and edit/modify their applications. 7th October 2022 to 27th October 2022
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 7th October 2022 to 27th October 2022
Preliminary call letters for online examinations can be downloaded. 26th November 2022
RRB ALP Exam Date – CBT 1 12th and 19th December 2022
Result of Online exam –CBT 1 December 2022/January 2023
The download of the Call Letter for the Online exam – CBT 2 December 2022/January 2023
RRB ALP Exam Date – CBT 2 January/February 2023
Provisional Allotment April 2023
Result To be announced soon


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