All that you need to know about Railway Recruitment 2018

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Know about the official notification released by Railway Recruitment Board, online application for Railway Exam 2018 and the number of vacancies to be filled by the exam.

Railway Recruitment 2018: Vacancies & Online Application

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) released the official notification for the Railway Exam 2018 to recruit candidates for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians om 3rd February 2018. All the candidates who wish to appear for the exam are required to apply online on the official website of the exam.

The online application process for Railway Recruitment 2018 commenced on 3rd February and will close on 5th March 2018. Candidates belonging to UR & OBC category must pay Rs. 500/- as the application fee (UR & OBC) for Railway Recruitment 2018. and candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class need to pay Rs. 250/- as the application fee.The applications have been invited for 26502 vacancies - 17673 for Assistant Loco Pilots and 8829 for Technicians by the Railway Recruitment Board.

The first stage of Railway exam, Computer Based Test (CBT) is scheduled in the month of April-May. While the schedule for the second stage is yet to be released.

The exam pattern of Railway Exam 2018 comprises of 2 stages of Computer Based Test (CBT) followed by Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification. The first stage of CBT constitutes of 4 sections - Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science & General Awareness on Current Affairs. In all, there are 75 questions that have to be attempted in 60 minutes. Negative marking is applicable in this paper; for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

The second stage of CBT constitutes of 2 parts - Part A & Part B. Part A is similar to the first stage of CBT. It has the same sections and the only difference is in the number of questions and total time allotted. In this paper, candidates have to attempt 100 questions in 90 minutes. Negative Marking is also applicable in this paper - 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong attempt.

Part B paper is of qualifying nature and has questions from Trade syllabus as prescribed from Director General of Employment & Trade.

After Part B paper, candidates are required to appear for Computer Based Aptitude Test. All the candidates need to obtain a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the tests to qualify. This applies to all candidates and no relaxation is given. There is no negative marking in Computer Based AT.

The merit list for Assistant Loco Pilot will be made from the candidates qualifying the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks secured in Computer Based Aptitude Test.

All those who successfully register for the Railway Recruitment Exam 2018, will be issued Admit Cards. Railway Recruitment Admit Card 2018 will be released separately for both the stages.

Apart from the vacancies for ALP and Technicians, Railway Recruitment Board also released vacancies for Level 1 of 7 CPC Pay Matrix. A total of 62907 vacancies have been released under Railway Group D Recruitment 2018. The online application process for the same started on 10th February and will go on till 12th March 2018.


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