How to prepare for RRB ALP Stage II Exam?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

How to prepare for RRB ALP Stage II Exam? RRB has successfully conducted RRB ALP Stage I Exam and now it’s time to start making efforts for Stage II Exam. As mentioned in the earlier posts, Stage II comprises Part A and Part B. Part A consists of four sections similar to Stage I Exam i.e., GK / General Science/ Maths / Reasoning of higher difficulty level carrying 100 marks and the duration of Part A will be of 90 minutes. There will be negative marking in Stage II of the exam and 1/3 marks would be deducted for every wrong choice made by the candidate. Considering the difficulty level of the exam, it is important for all of you to go an extra mile in order to come out with flying colors. In this blog, we will discuss each and every section and how it can be tackled easily so that you gain confidence while appearing for exam. 

      How to prepare for RRB ALP Stage II Exam?

Let us discuss in detail all the sections one by one and the strategy needed to gain an extra edge in this ruthless competition. We will start with some Maths section tips and culminate the article by highlighting some essential pointers for the GK, Basic science and Reasoning section. 

How to prepare for Maths section?

Maths is one such section that can give jitters to many of us. However, with the help of right approach put in right direction one can master this section. Questions will be asked from various topics such as Number system, BODMAS, HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Time and distance, Age, SI & CI, Profit & Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Statistics (Basics) etc. The first and foremost thing is you need to be well aware of the concepts. Try to get a hold over the basic concepts first. Second thing, one must do is to practice enough and variety of questions from different topics. Another thing to keep in mind is to practice questions in a time bound manner. For this, you can take help of our Maths quizzes. This will help you in gaining command on each topic. Then comes the revision part, you need to revise and re-revise the topics in order to get comfortable with them. 

How to prepare for GK Section?

Gk Section plays an important role in deciding the score in one’s exam. It  will carry questions from Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance. This section can also be easily tackled upon given the right amount of efforts and strategy. You need to stress more on 2017-18 current affairs and static gk in order to prepare this section. Just learning things and not applying those will not do you any good. Therefore, it is imperative to go through daily current affairs and weekly current affairs. For current affairs, you need to focus on 2017-2018. For this, you don’t have to go anywhere, we have already compiled it for you in the form of PDF. For static gk also, we have the PDF compiled to meet all your needs. You need to go through the current affairs and static gk again and again. Just remember, revision is the key to success for this section.

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How to prepare for Basic Science and Engineering ?

This section is a little different from the General Science section of Stage I. This section will test one’s knowledge applicability to ALP. The broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc. Application based questions would be asked in this section. To tackle this section, you will have to master concepts and formulas related to different topics. Having done that, you need to apply your knowledge of different topics by attempting different quizzes. This will lead to more retention and less worry. 

How to prepare for Reasoning section?

Reasoning Section is one of the easy and scoring sections. However, there are certain topics that can get you in trouble if you don’t practice enough. High level questions will be asked from topics such as 

  • Statement- Argument and Assumption
  • Syllogism
  • Analogy
  • Alphabetical & Number Series
  • Mathematical operations
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation
  • Blood Relation
  • Conclusion and Decision Making
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Similarities and differences and Classification.

You can practice maximum number of questions after going through all the topics one by one to get a command over the mentioned topics. I hope this article will help you in preparing your strategy for the Stage II of the RRB ALP Exam. We will also be helping you in preparing for this exam by uploading various articles and quizzes specially for those who are appearing for Stage II of ALP Exam. In case of any doubts, you can reach us by commenting on the comment box given below. 

All the best!

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