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RRB ALP Important Dates

RRB ALP 2024 Important Dates
EventsImportant Dates
RRB ALP 2024 Official Notification19th January 2024
RRB ALP 2024 Starting Date of Online Application 20th January 2024
Dates for Modification window for corrections in application form with payment of modification fee (Please Note: Details filled in 'Create an Account' form and Chosen RRB cannot be modified)20. 02.2024 to 29.02.2024
Last Date of Online Application19th February 2024 
Last Date of Payment of Fees19th February 2024
RRB ALP Admit Card Download DateWill be Updated
RRB ALP 2024 CBT 1 Exam DateJune and August 2024(Expected)
RRB ALP 2024 CBT 2 Exam DateSeptember 2024 (Expected)
RRB ALP 2024 CBATNovember 2024 (Expected)
RRB ALP 2024 Document verificationNovember 2024/ December 2024 (Expected)
RRB ALP Result Date Will be Updated

RRB ALP Notification PDF 

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has officially released the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 notification, announcing the availability of 18799 vacancies for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot. This recruitment drive presents an important opportunity for eligible candidates interested in making a career in Indian Railways. Interested persons are encouraged to thoroughly review the notification to understand the eligibility criteria, application process and other important details related to RRB ALP Recruitment 2024.

RRB ALP 2024 Vacancy

The RRB Official announcement of the RRB ALP Notification 2024 has brought forth a total of 18799 vacancies for the position of Assistant Loco Pilot by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). Details of region-wise and category-wise vacancies have been provided in the table below.

RRB ALP 2024 Vacancies
Post NameVacancy
RRB ALP 18799

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for RRB ALP 2024 Candidates must have Matriculation/SSLC or Diploma in Engineering from recognized institutes with ITI certification. Additionally, candidates must be between 18 and 30 years of age, age relaxation is applicable for reserved categories. Indian citizenship is a prerequisite, and candidates must meet the medical fitness standards set by the Railway Administration. Proficiency in prescribed languages, qualifying Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) for specific categories and successfully completing document verification are also mandatory for eligibility. Potential applicants should thoroughly review the detailed eligibility criteria mentioned in the official notification released by the respective Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) before applying.

RRB ALP Age Limit (01/07/2024)

The age of the applicants for the post of RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) must be within the age limit as specified between 18 to 30 years.

PostMinimum Age LimitMaximum Age Limit
Assistant Loco Pilot18 Years30 Years

RRB ALP Age Relaxation

The RRB ALP 2024 age Relaxation in upper age limit / maximum upper age for the following categories I communities in the table below are applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates.

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 Educational Qualification

Post NameRRB ALP Educational Qualification
RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)

Matriculation / SSLC, ITI from recognised 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 / WiremanOR

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 instead of ITI

RRB ALP Physical and Medical Standard Requirement

RB ALP Physical and Medical Standard Requirement
Medical StandardA1
Physical StandardPhysically Fit in All Standards
Vision Standard
  • Distant Vision: 6/6, 6/6 Without glasses with fogging test (must not accept +2D)
  • Near Vision: Sn: 0.6. 0.6 Without glasses
  • Must Pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc.

RRB ALP National Criteria

  • A candidate must be either:

(i)  a citizen of India, or

(ii) a citizen of Nepal, or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan, or

(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before 01.01. 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

(vi) Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above, shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally. However, the Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Government of India has to be submitted during Document Verification failing which his/her candidature shall be rejected.

RRB ALP 2024 Apply Online

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has opened the online application process for the recruitment of 18799 Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) posts. Eligible candidates can apply for these positions by visiting the official website of the respective RRB region and completing the online application form. Candidates can apply online for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 from 20th January 2024 onwards and the deadline to fill out application forms is 19th February 2024. The candidates must submit their duly filled application form before the last date. It is essential to carefully read and understand the eligibility criteria, educational qualifications, and other requirements specified in the RRB ALP recruitment notification before proceeding with the application. Candidates must ensure that they provide accurate and valid information while filling out the application form. The online application portal will remain open for a specified period, and candidates should complete the application process within the stipulated time frame. Upon successful submission of the online application, candidates may also be required to pay the application fee as per the guidelines provided by the RRB.

Steps to Fill Out the RRB ALP Online Form 2024

  • Go to the official website of the respective Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) where you wish to apply for the ALP position.
  • Look for the "ALP Recruitment" or "Assistant Loco Pilot" section on the homepage of the RRB website.
  • Carefully read the instructions provided for filling out the online form. Review the detailed notification to understand the eligibility criteria, educational qualifications, and other requirements.
  • If you are a new user, register on the website by providing basic details such as name, email address, and mobile number. If you are an existing user, log in using your credentials.
  • Start filling out the online application form with accurate and valid information. Provide details such as personal information, educational qualifications, contact details, etc.
  • Upload scanned copies of documents such as passport-sized photograph, signature, educational certificates, category certificates (if applicable), etc., as per the specified format and size.
  • Before final submission, review the filled-out application form carefully to ensure that all details provided are correct and accurate.
  • Pay the application fee as per the prescribed mode (online/offline) and category (general/SC/ST/OBC) mentioned in the notification. Keep the payment receipt or transaction ID for future reference.
  • After verifying all details and making the payment, submit the online application form. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation message/email acknowledging the successful submission of your application.
  • After submission, take a printout of the completed application form for your records. This may be required for future reference during the recruitment process.

RRB ALP 2024 Application Fees

CategoryApplication Fees
All Candidates (except categories listed below)Rs 500

For candidates who belong to SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen, Female, Transgender, Minorities or Economically Backward Class (EBC). (Caution to Candidates: EBC should not be confused with OBC or EWS)

This fee of Rs 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT.

Rs 250

NOTE: Only candidates who attend CBT-1 will get a refund of their examination fee as mentioned above.

RRB ALP 2024 Modes of Fee Payment 

  • Only ONLINE fee payment through internet banking, debit/credit cards, or UPI will be accepted.All applicable service charges shall be borne by the candidate.
  • Fee can be paid by the candidates through ONLINE mode only. There will be no option to pay fees through any other mode.
  • Applications received without the prescribed fee shall not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection will be entertained.

Scanned documents in JPEG format to be kept ready before filling the application

ParametersFile TypeFile Size
Candidate Photograph in colourJPEG 15 to 40 KB
SC/ST Certificate (Only for candidates seeking free travel pass)JPEG 50 to 100 KB
Scribe Photograph in colour (Wherever applicable)JPEG15 to 40 KB

RRB ALP 2024 Admit Card

Candidates whose applications have been successfully submitted will receive the RRB ALP 2024 Admit Card approximately 5 days before the exam date. Additionally, RRB will inform the candidates about the location of their exam city approximately 10 days before the exam date through city information facilities. Furthermore, candidates will receive this information through registered SMS and email.

RRB ALP 2024 Selection Process

  1. A candidate can apply to only one RRB, and only ONE ONLINE application has to be submitted
  2. The recruitment process shall comprise of the following stages:
  • First Stage CBT (CBT-1)
  • Second Stage CBT (CBT-2)
  • Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
  • Document Verification (DV)and
  • Medical Examination (ME)

(c) Information on the examination schedule and venues will be given in due course through official RRB websites, SMS and email.

(d) Request for postponement of any of the stages or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Pattern

The RRB ALP 2024 selection process will consist of 4 rounds of exams which are CBT 1, CBT 2, CBAT and Document Verification. The exam patterns CBT 1, CBT 2 and CBAT are discussed below along with the detailed syllabus.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Pattern for CBT 1

  • CBT-1 will only be a screening exam for shortlisting eligible candidates for CBT-2 based on their normalized marks and merit.
  • The marks of CBT-1 shall not be counted while preparing the final panel.
  • Candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST who are shortlisted for CBT-2 by availing relaxed standards of age shall continue to be treated as candidates of their respective reserved communities only for all subsequent stages of this recruitment process.
  • Pattern & syllabus of CBT-1:
  • The CBT 1 Exam Time Duration 60 minutes
  • Number of questions: 75, Maximum marks: 75 (@1 mark per question)There shall be negative marking @1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.
  • Normalization of marks will be done for CBTs held in multiple shifts.
  • The minimum pass percentage for eligibility: UR & EWS - 40%, OBC (NCL)- 30%, SC - 30%, ST - 25%.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Pattern For CBT 2

  • CBT-2 shall comprise of two parts viz., Part-A and Part-Bas detailed below.
  • Total Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes &Total Questions: 175
  • Part-A: 90 minutes &100 questions
  • Part-B: 60 minutes &75 questions
  • There shall be negative marking@1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.
  • Normalization of marks will be done for CBTs held in multiple shifts.
  • In Part -A, Minimum pass percentage for eligibility: UR &EWS -40%, OBC (NCL) - 30%, SC - 30%, ST - 25%.
  • Only the marks scored in Part-A shall be counted for shortlisting of candidates for further stages of this recruitment process provided the candidate irrespective of community is able to secure qualifying marks (35%) in Part-B.
SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Part A
Mathematics10010090 minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
Part B
Relevant Trade757560 minutes
Total1751752 hours 30 minutes

RRB ALP Syllabus

We have provided an understanding of the detailed RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 syllabus which is necessary for the candidates to prepare efficiently for the exam and score high marks. The syllabus of the RRB ALP CBT 1 exam includes the subjects of Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness of Current Affairs. Similarly, the RRB ALP CBT 2 exam consists of questions from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness of Current Affairs and relevant trades. For comprehensive coverage of the RRB ALP 2024 syllabus, please click on the link given below.

RRB ALP 2024 Syllabus For CBT 1

The standard of questions for CBT-1 will generally be in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the post. Questions will be of objective type with multiple choice answers and are likely to cover topics pertaining to the following syllabus:

RRB ALP 2024 CBT 1 Syllabus for Mathematics

  • Number system
  • BODMAS
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • LCM
  • HCF
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  •  Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss, Algebra
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Square Root
  • Age Calculations
  • Calendar & Clock
  • Pipes & Cistern 

RRB ALP 2024 CBT 1 Syllabus for Mental Ability

  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical operations
  • Relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and Decision-Making
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement - Arguments and Assumptions 

RRB ALP 2024 CBI 1 Syllabus for General Science

  • Chemistry
  • Environment
  • Biology
  • Physics

RRB ALP 2024 CBI 1 Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Currnet Affairs
  • Polity
  • Award & Honors
  • Art & Culture
  • Sports
  • Economy
  • Politics and other subject of importance

RRB ALP 2024 Syllabus For CBT 2

RRB ALP Syllabus for CBT 2 [Part A]
SubjectsTopics
Maths, General Intelligence and ReasoningSimilar to the CBT 1 Syllabus
Basic Science and EngineeringThe 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.

RRB ALP CBT 2 Syllabus for Relevant Trade [Part B]

RRB ALP CBT 2 Relevant Trade [Part B] Syllabus For Electrical

  • Electrical India
  • Rolls, cables
  • Transfers
  • Three-Phase Motor Systems
  • Light, Magnetism
  • Fundamental Electric System
  • Single phase motors
  • Switches, Plugs and Electrical Connections

RRB ALP CBT 2 Relevant Trade [Part B] Syllabus For Electronics & Communication

  • The Transistor
  • Dias
  • Digital Electronics
  • Robotic Radio Communication Systems
  • Satellite Matters
  • Computer & Micro Processor
  • Networking and Industrial Electronics
  • Electronic Tube
  • Semi Conductor Physics

RRB ALP CBT 2 Relevant Trade [Part B] Syllabus For Automobile

  • Machine Design
  • System Theory
  • The Power Plant Turbines and Boilers
  • Metallurgical Production Technology
  • Thermodynamics
  • Materials Applying Motion
  • IC Engines
  • Heat Transfers

RRB ALP CBT 2 Relevant Trade [Part B] Syllabus For Mechanical

  • Dimensions
  • Heat
  • Production Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Kinetic Theory
  • The Strength Of The Material
  • Engines
  • Management
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Refrigerators And Air Conditioned
  • Energy, Materials
  • Energy Conservation
  • Metal Handling
  • Metallurgical

Note: Part-B is only a qualifying test in nature and shall have questions from the various trade syllabus as prescribed by Directorate General of Training (DGT).

RRB ALP 2024 Computer Based Aptitude Test {CBAT)

  • Candidates equal to 8 (eight) times the number of ALP vacancies for each notified community/ category viz., UR, OBC(NCL), SC, ST and EWS (including ExSM), shall be shortlisted for CBAT based on their marks in Part-A of CBT-2 and application of reservation rules, provided they qualify in Part-B of CBT-2.
  • Such shortlisted candidates should produce their Vision Certificate in the prescribed format (as per Annexure-VI) in original, during the CBAT, failing which they will not be permitted to appear.
  • It is mandatory to clear each test battery/section of CBAT separately, to qualify.
  • The CBAT shall be only in English and Hindi and there shall be no negative marking.
  • For information on CBAT, candidates are advised to check the following website links of RDSO-

(i) rdso.indianrailways.gov.in -> Verticals -> Traffic and Psychology -> Psychology­ Candidate's Corner, and

(ii) https://rdso.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,2,456,5821,6119.

  • Qualifying Marks: All candidates (irrespective of the community) must secure a minimum T-score of 42 marks in each test battery separately to qualify for the CBAT.
  • The merit list will be prepared only from amongst candidates qualifying in the CBAT. 70%weightage will be given for marks obtained in Part-A of CBT-2 and 30%weightage for scores obtained in the CBAT.

RRB ALP 2024 Document Verification {DV)

  • Based on the marks and merit of candidates in Part-A of CBT-2, qualifying in Part-B of CBT-2 and scores in CBAT, candidates equal to the number of vacancies, will be shortlisted for Document Verification.
  • In case two or more candidates secure equal marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e., the older candidate shall be given higher merit than the younger candidate.
  • Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing the requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration and final verification of all essential documents and verification of antecedents/ character of the candidates.
  • Candidates may please note that RRBs only recommend names of empanelled candidates to the Railway Zone concerned. The offer of appointment is issued only by the respective Railway Zones.
  • In case of any shortfall in empanelment or other exigencies, RRBs reserve the right to utilise the candidates down in the merit list if required, as per merit and options of such candidates. This, however, will not confer any vested right on such candidates to be considered for appointment.

RRB ALP 2024 Salary

As per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) pay scale, the starting salary for an Assistant Loco Pilot ranges from Rs. 19,900 to Rs. 35,000 per month. However, this amount may vary based on factors such as the place of posting and additional allowances. Selected candidates will be placed in Level 2 of the Pay Matrix, with an initial pay scale of INR 19,900, along with other allowances such as Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), and Travel Allowance (TA), among others.

  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • New Pension Scheme (10% Deduction)
  • Running Allowance (Based on the km travelled)
  • Transport Allowance etc.

RRB ALP Result 

Following the completion of each stage of the RRB ALP 2024 Exam, officials will announce the RRB ALP Result online on the official website, indicating the qualifying status of candidates for the subsequent stage. The final result for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 will be determined based on the marks obtained in CBT 2 and CBAT. Candidates can access their results online, as no information will be communicated via post or any other means regarding RRB ALP Results.

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FAQs

What is the RRB ALP Exam 2024

RRB ALP 2024 exam is the competitive national-level exam conducted by RRB to recruit candidates for ALP posts. The recruitment for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot was opened by Indian railways.

What is the last date to complete the RRB ALP 2024 Application process? +

The last date to complete the RRB ALP2024 Application process is February 19, 2024.

How to Crack RRB ALP 2024 Exam +

Solving previous question papers is considered to be the best for RRB ALP exam preparation. After solving the practice papers candidates can also analyze their performance with the help of the RRB ALP Answer Key provided.

What is the selection process for RRB ALP 2024 Exam? +

The selection process for RRB ALP 2024 is consist on Computer-Based Tests (CBT) - both CBT 1 and CBT 2, CBAT followed by document verification and medical examination.

How can I apply for RRB ALP 2024? +

To apply Online for RRB ALP 2024, candidates need to visit the RRB official website, fill out the online application form, and follow the specified application process. The direct link to apply for the RRB ALP 2024, will be shared here.

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