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Railway Recruitment 2018: Exam Pattern & Vacancy-Apply Online

Railway Recruitment 2018 will be organized for the recruitment of candidates for posts of assistant loco pilot and technicians. The Railway Recruitment Board organizes this examination every year to give a golden chance to the candidates to fulfill their dream of joining the prestigious government sector. According to the Railway Recruitment Notification 2018, all applicants want to apply for the designated posts, submit a single application (general - ALP and technician for all posts).

Railway Recruitment Apply Online

Railway Recruitment Board invites online applications for the post of ALP and technicians from Feb 3, 2018. The application process will be closed on March 31, 2018. Candidates who want to apply online can do so by clicking the link below.

Click Apply Online for Railway Recruitment 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Fee

Online application for railway recruitment will start from 3 February 2018 and will end on March 31, 2018. Candidates will get Rs. 500 / - in the form of application fee (UR and OBC) for Railway Recruitment 2018. Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes / Ex-servicemen / PWD / Women / Transgender / Minority / Financially Backward Class candidates will get Rs. 250 / - as Application Fee

As per the notification issued recently by the Railway Recruitment Board, a total of Rs. 400 / - will be returned to candidates belonging to the unreserved category who are in the examination. Rupee. If they are present in the examination, candidates belonging to reserved categories will be given Rs. 250 / -. In order to ensure the maximum participation of the candidates, the initiative taken by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Railway Recruitment Vacancy 2018

A total of 26,502 posts will be filled from 2018 railway recruitment. About 17,673 vacancies have been announced for Loco Pilot (ALP) for the posts of technicians and about 8,989 vacancies have been announced. Detailed vacancy for railway recruitment 2018 has been given below.

Serial Number Cities Number of Vacancies
1. Ahmedabad 164
2. Ajmer 1221
3. Allahabad 4694
4. Bangalore 1054
5. Bhopal 1679
6. Bhubaneshwar 702
7. Bilaspur 945
8. Chandigarh 1546
9. Chennai 945
10. Gorakhpur 1588
11. Guwahati 422
12. Jammu-Srinagar 367
13. Kolkata 1824
14. Malda 880
15. Mumbai 1425
16. Muzaffarpur 465
17. Patna 454
18. Ranchi 2043
19. Secunderabad 3262
20. Siliguri 477
21. Thiruvananthapuram 345
  Total 26,502

Railway Recruitment Exam Dates 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 CBT is scheduled in the month of April-May 2018 as prescribed. The date for the second phase of the CBT by the Railway Recruitment Board has not yet been announced. Examination dates posted for Railway Recruitment Examination 2018 are given below.

Events Dates
Railway Recruitment 2018 Notification 3rd February 2018
Start of Railway Recruitment 2018 Online Application 3rd February 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Form Closes 31st March 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 First Stage CBT April-May 2018
Railwaya Recruitment 2018 Second Stage CBT To be notified soon

Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam Pattern

Examination of railway recruitment 2018 constitutes two phases of CBT or computer-based test, after which computer based Aptitude Test and document verification is done. Let us look at detail in both stages of CBT.

First stage of CBT

  • Minimum percentage marks for eligibility in different categories: UR-40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%.
  • There will be questions of multi-option objective types: in 15 languages (Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu)
  • For each wrong answer, negative marking of 1/3 marks will be done.

The total number of candidates nominated for the second phase will be 15 times the total vacancies of ALP and technical Posts, which will be notified against RRB.

Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Duration
1. Mathematics 75 Questions in total 60 minutes
2. Generala Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

Second Stage of CBT


  • Minimum percentage marks for eligibility in different categories: UR-40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%.
  • Multi-choice objective type questions will include: bilingual (Hindi / English)
  • For each wrong answer, negative marking of 1/3 digits will be done.
Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Duration
1. Mathematics 100 Questions in total 90 minutes
2. Generala Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs


  • Mark Qualification: 35% (This is applicable to all candidates and not exempt)
  • This part is qualifying in nature and will contain questions from the business curriculum prescribed by the Director General of Employment and Training (DGET).
Subject Number of Questions Duration
Relevant Trade 75 Questions 60 minutes

Computer Based Aptitiude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP)

  • To qualify for the candidate, the minimum score of 42 points in each test battery will be secured, it applies to all candidates and no discounts are allowed.
  • There will be no negative marking in computer based AT
  • The ALP merit list will be taken only between the candidates who qualify for the Attitude Test, along with the second stage CBT. 70% weightage for points obtained in Part A and 30% weightage for points obtained in computer based AT.

Document Verification

Technical post

Based on the qualification of Part B of the second phase of CBT based on the performance of the candidates in Part AOF in CBT in second phase

ALP Post

Based on the merit of Part B of the second phase of CBT based on the performance of candidates in both the second stage CBT and Computer based AT

Railway Recruitment 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Railway Recruitment 2018 exam are mainly two prerequisites:

Railway Recruitment Board has changed the eligibil criteria for Railway Recruitment 2018. Now for the post of LAP, the upper age limit has been changed from 28 years to 30 years and for post of level 1 post (unreserved category) 30 years to 33 years. .

  • Candidates must have Degree, Diploma and HSC (10 + 2) eligibility for positions of ALP and their engineering disciplines (with the combination of various streams in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, related engineering specialties) . Assistant loco pilot
  • Candidates passing in 12th class with Physics and Mathematics are eligible for telecommunication posts of technician grade III signal and technician grade III, respectively, post 70 and post 71 respectively.
  • Must be a candidate: A citizen of India, a topic of Nepal, the subject of Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee who had permanently settled in India as a person of India or Indian origin before January 1, 1962. Intention was intended to deal permanently with India, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Republic of Vietnam and India.
Community Notified Age Limit Revised Age Limit
UR 28 years 30 years
OBC 31 years 33 years
SC 33 years 35 years
ST 33 years 35 years


Railway Recruitment 2018 Admit Card


Candidates who successfully apply for the Railway Recruitment 2018 examination will be issued letters for the first phase of CBT. Entry Letter Stage 1 will be issued separately for CBT and Stage 2 CBT. The admission letter for Stage 2 CBT will be issued to candidates who have successfully cleared Stage 1 CBM of Railway Recruitment 2018.

Click to download Railway Recruitment Admit Card 2018

All candidates should go through the guidelines on the official website of Railways before downloading their entry papers (Admit Card).

Railway Recruitment 2018 Result

Results of Stage 1 and Stage 2 CBT after the Railway Recruitment Board examination will be declared. The results for the first stage 1 CBT will be announced, Stage 1 will be allowed to give phase 2 of the Railway Recruitment 2018 examination to the candidates clearing the CBT. Results for Stage 2 CBT will be issued after the examination. Author Manisha Dubey JhaDear Reader, My name is Manisha Dubey Jha. I have been blogging for 3 years and through the Fast I have been giving important educational content as far as possible to the reader. Hope you like everyone, please share your classmate too. As a literature person, I am very passionate about reading and participating in my thoughts on paper. So what is better than adopting writing as a profession? With over three years of experience in the given area, I am making an online reputation for my clients. If any mistakes or wrong in the article, please suggest us @

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