What to Study in GK for Railway Group D & RRB ALP Exam 2018?

By Rahul Chadha|Updated : April 3rd, 2018

As per the Railways Recruitment Official Notification, there are 89000+ vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot & Group D posts. The last day to fill application form is over and students have started preparing for the exam. Although the exam date is not yet out on the official website, it is expected to be held in the month of May/ June. Due to a vague syllabus given in the official notification, many of the candidates have doubts regarding GK topics. Here are some of the questions we got: Should I study History/ Geography for RRB ALP & Group D Exam? Which topic will carry maximum weightage? To cater these questions, we are now going to highlight the important topics for General Knowledge section.


What to Study in GK for Railway Group D & RRB ALP Exam 2018?

Here, we are going to list down the important GK topics for RRB Group D & ALP/ Technician 2018 exam. We have already covered A few topics in GK section should be given more importance. Students are advised to prepare in accordance with the list given below:

Current Affairs

Questions on Current Affairs are expected to cover a major chunk of the questions. Students are requested to cover 5-6 months of current news. To help you cover this topic, Gradeup has started a new series of Important Current Affairs. We will provide you weekly PDF of current affairs in both Hindi and English language with a detailed Video Analysis. You can download Weekly GK Blaster - Current Affairs PDF for Railway Exams 2018 from here. 

Weekly GK Blaster Current Affairs Week I: English & Hindi PDF

Static GK

As per the trend of previous year papers, Static General Knowledge is also important for both RRB ALP & Group D Exam. The important topics one should cover are as under:

  • Capital & Currencies
  • Invention & Discoveries
  • Important Organisations
  • Scientific Instruments and their usage
  • Facts about India
  • Awards & Honours
  • Human Body Parts
  • Sports & Personalities
  • Basics of Computer
  • Abbreviations 
  • Miscellaneous

History/Geography/Polity/Economics etc

Now, let us answer the most common question of the aspirants i.e Should I study History/ Geography for RRB ALP & Group D Exam? The answer to the questions is Yes, but only the basics. For the safer side, we recommend students to go through the basics (up to X class level) of these topics. These topics will carry less weightage of the questions but you cannot simply skip them.

Here we end up our article on Important GK topics for RRB ALP/ Technician & Group D recruitment exam. We have also launched a 45-Day RRB study plan for both exams. This plan will be beneficial for all the students who are preparing for ALP Technician Stage I & Group D exams. We will cover each & every section of the whole syllabus. Each day, we will help you prepare an essential topic. Not only that, we have also included Quizzes & PDFs in this plan. In addition to this, Mock tests after every 4-5 days will be an icing on the cake. So, get ready to board gradeup's 45-Day train to success.

Click here to get RRB ALP & Group D Study Plan

Gradeup has also come up with the complete test series package for upcoming Railways Exams for 2018 session with the following test series.

RRB ALP/Technician Test Series 2018: Attempt Now

RRB Group D Test Series 2018: Attempt Now

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