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RRB Technician & Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus 2018

The 1st stage examination of RRB Technician & ALP will be of easy to moderate
level. The RRB Technician & Alp exam consist of mainly:

Maths
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs
The topics covered under each subjects are described in details below:

Mathematics – RRB Technician & Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus


As the exact number of questions that will be asked from each subject is not
specified in the exam pattern, therefore it is expected that around 15-19 Qs will
be asked from Mathematics portion.

#1. Simplification & Approximation


Weightage: 3-4 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy, Less time consuming
Question Types: Based on BODMAS, Approximate Values, Percentage, Fractions etc.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#2. Coordinate Geometry
Weightage: 2-3 Questions
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult, Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy
Possible.
Question Types: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts, Triangle
and its various kinds of centers, lines.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#3. Mensuration
Weightage: 3-4 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, High
Accuracy Possible.
Question Types: Triangle, Circle, Trapezium, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular
Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid
with triangular or square Base.
Tips: Quickest method for Mensuration.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#4. Arithmetic’s
Weightage: 2-3 Qs
Difficulty Level: Could be tricky, Moderately time Consuming
Question Types: Progression, Matrices, Integration, Limit, Logarithmic
#5. Number Series
Weightage: 2-3 Qs
Difficulty Level: Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy
Possible
Question Types: Problems on Completing the Series, Finding the Missing Term,
Finding the Wrong Term.
Quizzes: Quiz 1
#6. Trigonometry
Weightage: 1-2 Questions
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, High
Accuracy Possible.
Question Types: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height
and distances (simple problems only).
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#7. Probability
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Could be tricky, Moderately time Consuming
Question Types: very basic problems on probability.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#8. Algebra
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Scoring, Easy if Concepts Clear and Steps Followed, Could be
Tricky, Time Consuming.
Question Types: Basic Algebraic Identities, Polynomials, Elementary Surds,
Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations in One and Two or more Variables.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#9. Ratio and Proportion
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate , Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy
Possible
Question Types: Simple Ratios, Mean Proportional, Componendo or Dividendo, Direct
or Indirect Proportion.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#10. Speed, Time and distance
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Moderate, Moderately Time Consuming
Question Types: Relative Speed, Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream.
Tips: How to Calculate Average Speed.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#11. Number System
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Could be tricky, Moderately time Consuming
Question Types: Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.
Tips: Divisibility Test Trick for Quick Calculations
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#12. Profit and Loss
Weightage: 0-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Moderately Time
Consuming.
Question Types: Profit and Loss, Successive Selling type questions, Partnerships,
Discount & MP.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#13. Time and Work
Weightage: 0-1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Moderate, Moderately Time Consuming
Question Types: Work Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns etc.
Tips: Shortcut for Time & Work.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#14. Interest
Weightage: 0-1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Scoring, Easy if Formulas & Proper Steps Followed, Moderately
Time Consuming.
Question Types: Simple Interest.
Tips: How to Quickly Find Rate of Simple Interest, Simple Interest for Different
Rates, Shortcut for Compound Interest Problems.
Quizzes: Quiz 1 , Quiz 2
#15. Percentages
Weightage: 0-1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
Question Types: Calculation-oriented basic percentage.
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#16. Averages
Weightage: 0-1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
Question Types: Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average
Temperature etc.
Quizzes: Quiz 1 , Quiz 2
General Intelligence & Reasoning – RRB Technician & Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus
From this subject 12 to 16 Qs are expected to be asked in RRB ALP & Technician CBT
exam.

#1. Analogy
Weightage: 2-3 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy, Not Time Consuming, Direct Questions are asked.
Question Types: These questions will test your Genaral Knowledge (Semantic), Logics
(Symbolic, Number) and Visual Imagination (Figures).
Quiz: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#2. Classification
Weightage: 2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy, Not Time Consuming, Direct Questions are asked.
Question Types: Semantic (GK and Meaning), Symbolic (Letters based), Number based.
Quiz: Quiz 1
#3. Coding and decoding
Weightage: 2-3 Qs
Difficulty Level: Moderate , Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy
possible.
Question Types: Analogy based, Letter Shifting, Coding Letters of a Word.
Tips: General Tips for Coding & Decoding, Coding Decoding in Fictitious Language,
Coding by Letter Shifting
Quiz: Quiz 1, Quiz 2, Quiz 3
#4. Problem Solving
Weightage: 2-4 Qs
Difficulty Level: Logical Puzzles can be tricky, Easy to Moderate
Question Types: Circular and Linear Puzzles, Logical and Mathematical Puzzles,
Clock & Calendar problems, Analytical decision making problems.
Tips: Tricks to Crack Ordering & Ranking
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#5. Blood Relation
Weightage: 1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy & less time taking. More accuracy is possible.
Question Types: General blood relation problem, Family Tree.
Tips: Basic Concepts for Blood Relation
Quizzes: Quiz 1 , Quiz 2
#6. Venn Diagrams
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate, Logical Venn Diagrams can be tricky.
Question Types: Logical Venn Diagrams, Venn Diagram based Problems and Syllogisms
Tips: Basic Concepts of Syllogisms
Quiz: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
#7. Alphabet & Word Test
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Moderate to High Accuracy Possible, Time Consuming, Easy in
Difficulty
Question Types: Logical Sequence, Meaningful sequence, Word Formation, Matrix.
#8. Non-Verbal Reasoning
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Moderate, High Accuracy Possible, Visual Imagination Required,
Elimination of Options Required
Question Types: Paper folding & cutting, Embedded figures, Mirror Image, Water
Image, Cubes and Dices, Pattern Completion, Counting Figures.
#9. Verbal Reasoning
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate, Moderately Time Consuming
Question Types: Drawing Inference & conclusions, Statement & Assumptions, Statement
& Arguments, Course of Action.
#10. Direction & Distance
Weightage: 0-1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Easy, Direct Questions, Less Time Consuming
Question Types: Route & network based
Tips: 3 Tricks for Directions & Distances
Quizzes: Quiz
#11. Series
Weightage: 0-1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Tricky, Maybe Time Consuming, Questions will test the Clarity of
your Thought Process.
Question Types: Semantic, Number, Figure based, Alphabets based.
Quiz: Quiz 1
#12. Missing Numbers
Weightage: 0-1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Moderate, High Accuracy Possible
Question Types: Missing number in Matrix and Diagram
#13. Order & Ranking
Weightage: 0-1 Qs
Difficulty Level: Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be
Tricky, Not very Time Consuming
Question Type: Questions on arranging by age, floor, rank, order in row etc.
Tips: Tricks for Ordering and Ranking
Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2
General Science – RRB Technician & Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus
The expected number of Questions in General Science is 18-23. The questions will
also test your knowledge of everyday observation and experience in their scientific
aspect.

#1. Biology
Weightage: 7-8 Qs
It covers major topics i.e; Human Body, Plant, Animal, Diseases, Nutrition.
#2. Physics
Weightage: 5-6 Qs
Motion, Forces, Work Power & Energy, Gravity, Magnetism, Wave, Optics, Pressure,
Laws and Principles, Physical Quantities.
#3. Chemistry
Weightage: 6-7 Qs
Atomic Structure, Metallurgy, Chemical Bonding, Organic Chemistry
#4. Environment
Weightage: 5-6 Qs
Qs on National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Universe, Volcanoes, Desert,
Industries, Irrigation & Agriculture, Lakes, Waterfalls, Soil, Minerals and Mines,
forests, rocks, Land forms, Rivers, Transport.
General Awareness – RRB Technician & Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus
The questions in RRB Technician & ALP exam will test your general awareness of
environment around you. It is expected that 16 to 20 Qs will be asked from this
subject. You will also cover the current affairs of last 4-5 months’ before the
exam.

#1. Polity
Weightage: 5-7 Qs
Questions on Constitution of India (Fundamentals Rights), Government Portfolios,
Panchayati Raj, Supreme court & recent amendments based on recent news will be
asked.
#2. Economy
Weightage: 5-7 Qs
Budget, Economic Organizations, Economic theory & survey etc.
#3. Award & honors
Weightage: 2-3 Qs
Entertainment and films, Sports Award etc.
#4. Science & Technology
Weightage: 2-3 Qs
Inventions and Discoveries, Computers and Mobile Technology, Recent launched
satellites.
#5. Art & Culture
Weightage: 1-2 Qs
Dance and Music, Tribes, Languages, Paintings, Historical Places, Holy Places,
Fairs, Festivals.
#6. Sports
Weightage: 2-3 Qs
Sports of India, Recent sports & Games held on which place.
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