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RRB recruitment 2018: Indian railway to increase ALP, technician vacancies to 60,000 from 26,502

Source: Hindustan Times

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The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has issued a notification saying that the vacancies for the posts of the assistant loco pilot (ALP) and technicians (Group C) under CEN 01/2018 is likely to be increased to 60,000 from 26,502 provisional vacancies notified earlier. The board further said that the post wise details of the enhanced vacancies will be advertised on the official website of RRB in the due course. The board has asked the candidates to visit the official website of RRB regularly for latest news and updates.

The first stage or computer-based test of candidates who applied for the posts of the assistant loco pilot (ALP) and technicians (Group C) under CEN 01/2018 will begin on August 9, 2018. Candidates can download their call letter four days before the date of their CBT.

The mock link for the first stage CBT was activated on July 26. The candidates can also know the city, date and session of their examination by logging in with their credentials on the official websites of RRBs.

RRB Recruitment exam 2018 for ALPs and technicians: Scheme of first stage CBT

Candidates will have to answer 75 multiple choice questions within 60 minutes – 80 minutes will be given to eligible persons with disability candidates accompanied with a writer. One-third of the marks assigned to a question will be deducted for a wrong answer.

The board recently released the application status of the candidates who applied for Group C and Group D posts under CEN 01/2018 (for assistant loco pilot and technicians) and CEN 02/2018 (for various posts in Level 1 of the 7th CPC).

Around 15 million people have registered for over 89,000 Group C and D jobs advertised by the Indian Railways. Out of this, 26,502 are vacancies for Group C and 62,907 for Group D positions.