Almost a month after the official announcement, Railway Recruitment Boards or the RRBs have assured candidates that the revised results for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician exam will be released by December 20. Further, the second exam has been postponed by a month. ‘RRB ALP recruitment 2018’ as it is popularly searched for, was notified on February 3, 2018. 36 lakh candidates had appeared for the first stage exam which was held in phases from August 9 to September 4.
The second test, which will also be computer-based, will be held on 21, 22 and 23 January.
The second exam will be a lengthy one and will assess the trade or professional knowledge of the candidate as well. The exam will comprise two sections.
While the first section will be much similar to the first stage exam, except a basic science and engineering part, the second section will have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET).
In order to qualify the first section candidates have to score atleast 40% marks (30% for OBC and SC categories, 25% for ST categories). The pass mark for the second section, which will have trade-based questions, is 35%.
Merit list will be decided on the marks obtained in the first section, only for those candidates who have qualified the second section.