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RRB ALP 2024

RRB has released the notification for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) recruitment. All the Indian RRBs have acknowledged the openings for this position. Anyone with a B.Tech degree or an equivalent qualification may apply for this job. RRB has released the notification for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) of recruitment. In this article, you can find out more information about RRB ALP 2024, including the requirements, pay, and hiring procedure.

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RRB ALP 2024 Recruitment

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) released the ALP Recruitment 2024 Notification on January 18, 2024. There are 5696 positions available for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) according to the announcement. The period from January 20, 2024, to February 19, 2024, is when candidates can submit their application forms.

RRB ALP 2024 Notification Out

The official website, www.rbcdg.gov.in, has released the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Notification PDF (CEN No. 01/24). Candidates for 5696 posts will be selected after qualifying for CBT I, CBT II, and CBAT, with vacancies distributed RRB-wise and Railway-Zone-wise. The RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Notification PDF can be download directly from the provided link.

RRB ALP 2024 Overview

As an Assistant Loco Pilot, you will play a vital role in assisting the Loco Pilot in operating and maintaining locomotives, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of trains. Mentioned below in the table all important details of the exams.

RRB ALP Full FormRailway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot (RRB ALP)
LevelNational Level
Application ModeOnline
Number of Vacancies5696 
Application fees• Female/ Transgender: ST, General, SC/Ex-Serviceman/PWD – Rs. 250
• Male ST, SC/ Ex-Serviceman/PWD – Rs. 250
• Male General/OBC – Rs.500
Selection Process• CBT
• Aptitude Test (if applicable)
• Document Verification
Exam LanguageEnglish, Hindi, and other regional languages
Job LocationAll over India
Official Websiteindianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP Important Dates

The RRB ALP 2024 exam date has been announced for January 30, 2024. You can check out RRB ALP application dates below in the table:

RRB ALP EventsRRB ALP Exam Dates
Release date of Registration/ Application formJanuary 20, 2024
RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Last Date to ApplyFebruary 19, 2024
RRB ALP Application CorrectionFebruary 20, 2024
Last Date to Edit RRB ALP Application FormFebruary 29, 2024
RRB ALP CBT 1 ExamJune-August 2024 (tentative)
RRB ALP CBT 2 ExamSeptember 2024 (tentative)
RRB ALP CBATNovember 2024 (tentative)

RRB ALP 2024 Application Fee

The RRB ALP 2024 Exam application process requires payment of the application fee for various categories.

CategoryApplication Fee
SC / ST / Ex-Serviceman / PWDs / Female / Transgender /Economically backward class.INR 250/-
OthersINR 500/-

RRB ALP 2024 Eligibility

To apply for the RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) Exam, you must meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

RRB ALP Nationality

Indian citizens can apply for RRB ALP 2024, but those from Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee communities can also apply.

RRB ALP Age Limit

The table provides information on the age limit for RRB ALP.

RequirementAge in Years
Minimum age18
Maximum age33

RRB ALP Age Relaxation

The table provides information on the age relaxation for individuals in reserved categories.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC (NCL)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (more than 6 months of service after attestation)Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
PWD10 years + relaxation for the respective category
Candidates ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour, and Substitutes in Railways who have put in a minimum of 3 years of service (continuous or in broken spells)40 years of age (UR)
43 years of age (OBC-NCL)
45 years of age (SC/ST)
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies, and InstitutesUp to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower
Women candidates who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husbands but not remarried.35 years of age (UR)
38 years of age (OBC- NCL)
40 years of age (SC/ST)
Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years35 years of age (UR)
38 years of age (OBC-NCL)
40 years of age (SC/ST)

RRB ALP Qualification

The table provides information on the RRB ALP qualification for the RRB ALP 2024 exam.

RRB Assistant Loco PilotMatriculation / SSLC, ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trades of Armature and Coil Winder / Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Fitter / Heat Engine / Instrument Mechanic / Machinist / Mechanic Diesel / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV / Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic / Tractor Mechanic / Turner / Wire man OR Matriculation / SSLC, Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above OR 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering OR Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution in lieu of ITI. Candidates with Degree in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above can also apply.

RRB ALP Vacancy

The RRB has announced 5696 vacancies for the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) post in the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024, distributed across various railway zones in India, with detailed information available in the official notification PDF.

Jammu SrinagarNR156311439
Grand Total249980448213515605696

RRB ALP Selection Process

The RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Selection Process involves candidates being chosen based on rules set by the Railway Zone and RRB. Candidates can select one RRB and choose their preferred railway zones, with a staged post-wise selection procedure.

PostSelection Process
RRB Assistant Loco PilotCBT I, CBT II, Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT), Document Verification, Medical Examination

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

The RRB ALP exam pattern consists of the following phases

  • CBT Stage- 1
  • CBT Stage- 2 ( Part A and Part B)
  • CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test)
  • Document Verification

CBT Stage -1 

SubjectsNo Of QuesMarks
General Intelligence & Reasoning2525
General Science2020
General Awareness on Current Affairs1010

A total duration of 60 minutes will be allotted to the candidates.

CBT Stage -2

PartsSubjectsNo. of QuestionsDuration
Part AMaths
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General Awareness of Current Affairs
90 Mins
Part BRelevant Trade7560 Mins
Total 1752 Hours 30 Mins

RRB ALP Syllabus

The syllabus of CBT Stage-1 and Part A of CBT Stage-2 is as follows

Maths Number system
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Geometry and Trigonometry
Elementary Statistics
Square Root
Age Calculations
Calendar & Clock
Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogies
Alphabetical and Number Series
Coding and Decoding
Mathematical operations
Venn Diagram
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
Conclusions and Decision-Making
Similarities and Differences
Analytical Reasoning
Statement-Arguments and Assumptions etc
General ScienceScience & Technology
Politics and other subjects of importance.
Basic Science and EngineeringThe broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing.
Drawing Instruments
Geometric figures
Symbolic Representation
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.

RRB ALP Salary

The Railway Recruitment Board offers varying salaries to loco pilots based on their respective departments, as detailed below.

PostsSalary Range
Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000/-
Loco Pilot (Goods)Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 56,000/-
Loco Pilot (Mail)Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 78,000/-
Shunting Loco PilotRs. 28,000 to Rs. 38,000/-
Loco Pilot Passenger (Passenger)Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 66,000/-
Loco Pilot (High Speed)Rs. 77,000 to Rs. 88,000/-
Senior Section EngineerRs. 17,140/-
Traffic ApprenticeRs. 13,500/-
Technician Grade 3Rs. 7,730/-
Technician Grade 2Rs. 9,910/-

RRB ALP Admit Card

The RRB ALP admit card for the computer-based exam will be issued online before the two-week exam date, containing applicant information such as name, date of birth, category , gender, applied post, and exam center.

RRB ALP Answer Key

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) releases the answer key and response sheets after exams, including a tentative answer key and response sheets. Candidates can raise objections, and the final answer key is released after reviewing all objections. Aspiring candidates should be familiar with all the key details.

RRB ALP Result

The Railway Recruitment Board will release the RRB ALP Result 2024 soon after the examinations on its official website, allowing candidates to check their results through their login credentials, as the result signifies their selection status in the examination.

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Q.1 When will the RRB ALP Result 2024 be released?

Ans. The result will be released soon after the examinations on the official website of the RRB.

Q.2 What is the RRB ALP 2024 Application Fee?

Ans. The application fee to apply for RRB ALP 2024 is Rs 100

Q.3 What is the age limit to apply for ALP posts?

Ans. The minimum age limit is 18, and the maximum age limit is 30 for candidates who want to apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024. Moreover, relaxation will given to SC/ST/OBC candidates.

Q.4 Is there any negative marking in the RRB ALP exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking scheme in the RRB ALP Exam and 1/3rd of the marks allotted to a question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q.5 Can I choose the RRB region for the exam?

Ans. Yes, during the application process, you can select your preferred RRB region for the exam.