1. RRB ALP 2023 Exam Pattern Overview

The Railway Recruitment Board publishes the RRB ALP exam pattern and syllabus on its official website. The complete details about the RRB ALP 2023 CBT Exam pattern, and selection procedure are given in this blog. The RRB ALP 2023 Exam Pattern overview is given below. 

Exam modeOnline mode
Number of railway zone
RRB ALP 2023 Selection Process
  • CBT-I
  • CBT-II
  • CBAT( Only for ALP) 
  • Document verification
Question paper typeObjective type
Total marks in CBT Stage 175
Total marks in CBT Stage 2175
Exam languageEnglish
Marking scheme1 mark per question
Negative marking1/3 marks in every wrong answer

2. RRB ALP 2023 CBT- I Exam Pattern

RRB ALP 2023 CBT-I Exam is conducted for screening purposes. RRB CBT-I is qualifying in nature. CBT-I exam contains a negative marking 1/3 of the mark is deducted for every wrong answer. The exam pattern of RRB ALP 2023 CBT-I is given below.

RRB ALP and Technicians 2023 CBT-1 exam pattern
SubjectsNo. of questionsDuration

             60 Minutes

General Science20
General intelligence and reasoning25
General Awareness 10
Total 7560 Minutes

3. RRB ALP 2023 CBT-II Exam pattern

RRB ALP 2023 CBT-II contains two papers i.e., Part-A contains two four sections and Part-B contains trade-related engineering subjects.  

RRB ALP and Technician 2023 CBT-2 Exam pattern
SubjectsNo. of questionDuration
Part- A


                90 minutes
General intelligence and reasoning
General Science
General Awareness
Relevant Trade                        75           60 minutes         
Total                      175 2 hours 30 minutes


The details of RRB ALP CBT-II Part-B contain relevant trade subjects which are given below.

S.noEngineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree)Relevant trade
1Electrical Engineering and its various streams Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / /Winder(Armature) / Wiremen/Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
2Electronics Engineering and its various streamsMechanic Radio & TV/ Electronics Mechanic 
3Mechanical Engineering and  its various streamsMachinist / Fitter /Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel /  Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Turner / Heat Engine / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/ Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
4Automobile Engineering and its various streamsMechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/ Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine 
5HSC(10+2) with Physics and MathsElectrician / Wireman/Electronics Mechanic

4. RRB ALP 2023 CBAT Computer-based aptitude test

The key points for RRB ALP 2023 CBT-II  are given below.

  •  The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of 8 times the number of ALP 2023 vacancies for the CBAT exam
  • There will be no negative marking in CBAT. 
  • The ALP merit list will be drawn only from applicants who pass the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage given to marks acquired in Part A of the Second Stage CBT and 30% given to marks obtained in the computer-based aptitude test.

5. RRB ALP 2023 Selection Procedure

The selection process for RRB ALP 2023 consists of 4 stages i.e 

RRB ALP 2023 selection process
Stage-1CBT 1
Stage-2CBT 2 (Part A)
CBT 2 (Part B)
Stage-3CBAT (Only for ALP)
Stage-4Document Verification

6. FAQ's

1. Is there any interview conducted for RRB ALP 2023?

Ans. No, there will be no interview for the RRB ALP 2023 selection process.

2. What is the level of difficulty for the RRB ALP 2023 CBT Exam?

Ans. The level of difficulty for the RRB ALP 2023 CBT Exam may depend on several factors but it contains the level of 10th standard.

3. What is the exam pattern of RRB ALP 2023?

Ans. The RRB ALP 2023 CBT-I exam pattern consists of 75 questions for 60 minutes CBT-II Part A  consists of 100 questions for 90 minutes and  CBT-II Part B consists of 75 questions for 60 minutes. For more information read the above blog.

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