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Aptitude Test (psychological Test) in direct recruitment by RRBs to safety categories

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Aptitude tests shall be applicable to those candidates who qualify in the written tests conducted by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)s against direct recruitment quota for recruitment to the following safety categories of staff with a view to improve quality of personnel and operational safety:

  • Assistant Station Master
  • Assistant Driver (Diesel/Electric)
  • Motorman (EMU/MEMU/DMU)

Conduct of Aptitude Tests

  • Aptitude tests will be conducted and evaluated by Psycho Technical Unit of RDSO (Research, Design and Standards Organization) attached to Chief Safety Officer of the concerned Zonal Railway in co-ordination with the Railway Recruitment Board.
  • The tests shall be conducted by SSO/JSO associating an officer nominated by Chief Safety Officer.
  • Chief Personnel Officer shall also nominate one JA Grade Officer who shall witness opening and sealing of test papers prior to and after test.
  • The Aptitude test batteries standardised by RDSO for respective categories shall be used in recruitments.
  • RDSO shall make necessary test batteries and manuals available, will perform periodic monitoring of testing, training of personnel connected with testing and follow up research will be done.
  • OMR answer sheets are used.
  • Normally, two forms of each test will be used in a testing session. The booklets should be distributed to the candidates in such a way that two adjoining candidates do not get the same test form.
  • In a day 70 candidates, split in two batches of not more than 35 candidates each, may be put to Aptitude tests.
  • As soon as the tests for first session are over, the duplicate carbon-less answer sheets shall be separated from the main sheet.
  • The two sets of sheets shall be packed in separate envelopes and sealed using paper seals bearing signature of all the members of the Committee.
  • The original OMR answer sheets shall be handed over to Chairman/RRB for coding on day-to-day basis.
  • Duplicate answer sheets will be sent to Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB). Results of tests will normally be processed on the OMRs installed at the Zonal Railways.
  • The processing of result shall not take more than a week.
  • The Chairman/RRB shall send a copy of the panel of finally selected candidates along with code number to SSO/JSO after finalisation of results.
  • RDSO shall arrange to make random surveillance checks on accuracy of result processed at Zonal Railways.

Mark Distribution

  • System of multiple cut off will apply for the Aptitude Test which means candidates have to qualify in each section of Aptitude Test separately.
  • Cut in off marks will be decided by RDSO each case.
  • If a candidate scores less than the cut off marks in any sub test of Aptitude Test, he will be eliminated from the selection process. (Ref 4)
  • The marks obtained in written test would be added to marks obtained in Aptitude test to prepare a combined merit list on the basis of total marks of 100.
  • The ratio of written test marks and aptitude test marks shall be 70:30.

Appeals against aptitude test

  • No appeal shall normally lie against the results of Aptitude test. However, specific complaints may be enquired into by Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB).

Special provision for Aptitude Test in case of Compassionate ground candidates

Following Special provision for Aptitude Test are given in case of Compassionate ground candidates for the post of Asst. Station Masters and Asst. Loco Pilots:

  • Candidates may be called a day prior to the test for a hands-on practice session while conducting Aptitude Test so that they are familiar with the nature of the test batteries
  • In exceptional cases where circumstances warrant additional [second] chance may be given, but only after a gap of six months. (Ref 5)

Test batteries

  • Test batteries differ as per the requirements of the post.
  • Following are the test batteries usually used by RDSO for the test.

Assistant Station Master (ASM)

1. Odd Figure Test

2. Similar Figure Test

3. Short Route Search Test

4. Shape, Size & Colour Test

5. Aptitude Test

6. Number Based Test

Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP)

1. Brick Test

2. Similarity Test

3. Yes or No Test

4. Memory Test

5. Table Test

6. Number Based Test

Instructions to candidates

  • Follow the instructions given by the invigilator at the test.
  • Each test have a different time-limit which is informed to the candidates at the hall itself.
  • Each test will have different qualifying marks also.
  • Qualifying marks will be decided by RDSO on a case by case basis.
  • Generally tests are administered in small groups and candidates have to answer in Optical Mark Reader Answer Sheets.
  • Computer based tests are in active consideration of RDSO for conducting Psychological tests.

References

  1. Railway Board's letter No. E(RRB)2003/25/7 dt.4.6.03 (RBE No.90 /2003).
  2. Railway Board’s letter No. E(RRB)2003/25/7 dated 5.10.04
  3. Railway E(RRB)/2003/25/7 dated 24.5.04 (RRCB No.4/04)
  4. Railway Board's letter No. E(RRB)2003/25/7 dated 21.3.2005 (RBE No.48/05)
  5. Railway Board's letter No. E[NG]II/2006/RC-1/Genl./9 dated 04-04-2007 (RBE No. 53/07)

Comments

sir/madam i am selected in

sir/madam
i am selected in rrc wr gdce 01/2016 additional list.
sir please tell me what you think will be confirm of waiting /additional list candidate.

Sir, I am a traffic

Sir,
I am a traffic apprentice from sc division recently our training programme is curtailed into one year initially it was two years but they mentioned "on job training"for another one year my question is whether they paid salary for this on job training period and now they are paying me on 2800gp as stipend? But as per notification it was 4200gp can please clarify my doubt regarding stipend rules and training programme

I recently attended psycho

I recently attended psycho test of rrb Allahabad. Invigilator doesn't told about no of question and time limit before start of test. He tells nature of test and say start you have 4 min or so and dont tell no of questions even on start of test. Due to this candidates were unable to completely attempt there tests. We have practiced test from various books with less questions in more time limit.

Dear sir, I m

Dear sir,
I m in wait list of technician gr lll notification no 01/2014. I was called for document verification on 24 aug 2015 . I belongs to obc category. Sir what chances to confirm my eligibility for this or how much time i have to wait. Plz reply me my e-mail mithun.mandal16@gmail.com..

Dear Sir/Madam, Regards.   My

Dear Sir/Madam,

Regards.

 

My brother have been completed  I.T.I's N.C.V.T Trade certificate in Mechanic Diesel as well as apprenticeship wants to join Indian Railways henceforth I request you to inform me the names of post(s) / vacancies  for which he is eligible to apply.

 

Please reply me as earlier as possible.

 

Thanks & Regards.

 

Jankimchandra

+918000309067

He is eligible for technician

He is eligible for technician and asst loco pilot both posts are filled via common test and are filled according to candidate choice. You may also attend other lower level posts in group D like khalasi, gateman & others if interested they have eligibility of class 10. You have to keep eye on websites or employment newspaper or keep in touch with other candidates.

respected sir   i am

respected sir

 

i am groupd emplyee at engineering department as a trackman at madurai division in southern railway.

i have passed out rrc exam at  mar2013 and mutual contestant passed rrc exam and appoin aug 2014 he is sc community 

and am obc candidate shall we apply mutual transfer.  he is in tvc division at southern railway . i nee d tvc dision

somebody told me now railway board announcing new order to mutual transfer only same catagory community apply to mutual 

 

is it  true any new order  for that clarify me..send the details to vkavista@gmail.com   or GIVE MISS CALL TO my num 9486076217 

Respected sir.. I have

Respected sir.. I have written the aptitude test for the post of alp in bangalore division on 9/10/2014... sir please let me know that normally how much time does it take for results to be declared? ?

its nearly take 1 to 2 months

its nearly take 1 to 2 months

which is the best book for

which is the best book for prepartion of senior section engineer in railway......suggest mi....

Sir, How to. Prepare the ALP

Sir,

How to. Prepare the ALP Aptitude test and successful it.
I'm waiting for yours guideness.

i 2 selected for alp..any 1

i 2 selected for alp..any 1 frm chennai got selected?

 

IAM SELECTED FOR  RRB CHENNAI

IAM SELECTED FOR  RRB CHENNAI ALP WRITTEN TEST 2014 AND ALSO IAM WRITTEN PYSYCOLOGICAL TEST ON 09/10/2014.               

IAM  BELONGS TO SC CATEGORY. IAM ATTEMPTED MEMORY TEST QUESTIONS 32 OUT OF 42 , AND YES OR NO QUESTIONS 80 OUT OF 96

AND ALSO BRICK TEST QUESTIONS 43 OUT OF 50  , AND SAME FIGURE TEST QUESTIONS 58 OUT OF 72.   CAN YOU PLZ LET ME KNOW 

IS THERE ANY CHANCE TO GET JOB FOR THIS CRITERIA. REPLY ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

 

me too selected for

me too selected for psychology test in chennai ...the selection is 1:8 ratio in written test ...

ur belongs to which category?

ur belongs to which category?

ST

ST

SIR I WANT TO KNOW ....CAN I

SIR I WANT TO KNOW ....CAN I APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE MUTUAL TRANSFER,IF ONE TRANSFER OF ME HAD DONE......

  RRB Chennai Result -

 

RRB Chennai Result - Doubt

 

 

Sir Please reply,

 

Regarding RRB chennai 01/2014, total of 3459 candidates are called for Aptitude Test.

Whether

1. In this all candidates have the same chance to get into the merit list?

or

2. there are some 283 (original vacancy) in the first place and other are additional for any short list arrived?

or

3. All candidates are equal or not more difference marks in written exam?

I have been called for Aptitude test.

I want to know whether Even If I do well in Aptitude test, there is a chance not to get the job?

 

Thank you sir.

ur belongs to which category?

ur belongs to which category? can u tell me d syllabus fr psycology

Sir,    i wrote RRB

Sir,

   i wrote RRB technician on july 13 2014. But i Mistaken in bubbling OMR sheet.

  In OMR sheet i wrote currect Question booklet no but bubbling last no is mistaken what i'll do now sir. Please give me solution

sir RRB Bhopal 03/2012 psycho

sir RRB Bhopal 03/2012 psycho jan 14 m hua tha, abhi tak koi result nhi aya? kab tak ayega.

Hello Sir/Madam, Please let

Hello Sir/Madam,

Please let me know when aptitute test result will published for ASM RRB Siliguri. Aptitude test was held on January 2014. Already 5 months past. Also please tell me what is the ratio for calling in aptitude test against vacancy.

Regards
Nabanita Ghosh

Sir, when will the result of

Sir,
when will the result of ASM pshychological test result held on mid of Jan 2014 be declare.

dear sir, can u pls tell

dear sir,

can u pls tell me.

how many No. of qustions comes in technician exam from each section?

How many from

Reasning?

Maths?

GK?

Technical?

PLS GIVE UR IMPORTANT GUIDENCE

Sir/madam, What is the total

Sir/madam,

What is the total no. of vacancy in ASM post  in rrb siliguri category wise because total 628 candidates are called for the ASM aptiude test. Our test was on the mid of january. Sir/madam plz tell me about this. plz reply.

sir , i have qualified as

sir ,

i have qualified as wait listed candidate in ntpc cen 03/12 in asm /ta category..(rrb kol)..the number of such candidates are 50% of total vacancy..there are 4 wait listed groups where i got placed in 2nd one(after approx 120 candidate)..is there any chance to got selected? when are such large number of waitlisted candidates summoned?

 

sir, i have qualified

sir,
i have qualified in 2nd stage exam of cen 03/2012 rrb ald for cat no.1,2,3,4 and my document verification will be on 12 march 2014 please help me my degree certificate is not issued by university right now due to strike by university clerks what i do ? will they give me some time?

Show your provisional

Show your provisional certificate and marklist and explain the situation. They can give you time to produce original.

thanks, pls clear

thanks,
pls clear one more doubt, I have done B.C.A equivalent to graduation, equivalent courses are also eligible for ntpc cen 03/2012 exam so i am eligible or not?

BCA is eligible for NTPC

BCA is eligible for NTPC exam.

thanks sir ji

thanks sir ji

Sir/madam, After how many

Sir/madam,

After how many days rrb asm aptitude test result will be declared? Plz tell me!

Normally few weeks.

Normally few weeks.

sir/madam,  After how many

sir/madam,

 After how many days result for the post of asm  is declared, and in rrb siliguri list for the post of ASM is only declared where 628 candidates declared, I m confused whether in case of other categories, candidates are taken from this list only or other list with different  names will be declared.Plz tell me about this I am really tensed.

My e-mail address is :   rahkehs_ghosh@rediffmail.com.  Pls send me the reply.

Another list will be

Another list will be declared.

For aptitude test questions

For aptitude test questions you can do practice with http://skillgun.com

Sir, in which date publish

Sir,
in which date publish RRB Trivandrum graduate categories (psycho test) final result ?

sir, i have too qualified for

sir, i have too qualified for the asm exam .please guide me or send me some previous year question paper at atulgpttcs@gmail.com

sir iam qualified for rrb

sir iam qualified for rrb secundrabad asm stage2 i want  previous papers and important material please send me my mail id raamakrishna42@gmail.com

respected sir iam qualified

respected sir

iam qualified for rrb TRIVANDRUM  asm stage2 i want  previous papers and important material please send me my mail id abhijith116@gmail.com

ABHIJITH AR

sir iam qualified for rrb

sir iam qualified for rrb secundrabad asm stage2 i want  previous papers and important material please send me my mail id prashanthreddy422@gmail.com

pls let me know the

pls let me know the publication date of CEN-01/2012 JE CAT- 42 RESULT OF RRB KOLKATA.

Only RRB decide about

Only RRB decide about publication of results and they dont declare date in advance. Better to check RRB website regularly/

thank u

thank u

i have given the aplitude

i have given the aplitude test in rrb kolkata. i have correctly answered 50 percent of total question . BUT in case of a subtest , i have answered 33 percent only. others are above 40. pls tell me whether i will be selected in the applitude test. pls reply.

hi sir plez tell me

hi sir

plez tell me abut aptitude test syllabus and can i write in my local languages ?

my email id : mdeva.mdk@gmail.com

Aptitude test is of objective

Aptitude test is of objective type. So no question of writing in local language.

Cut off marks will not be

Cut off marks will not be uniform. It is decided case by case. So it cant be said.

But the above statement

But the above statement described that
If a candidate scores less than the cut off marks in any sub test of Aptitude Test, he will be eliminated from the selection process. (Ref 4)

Yes, that is correct.

Yes, that is correct.

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