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  • Last Modified on 6-12-2022
  • Written by gnanambigai
  • Last Modified on 6-12-2022

About RRB ALP CBT 1 Exam 2022

About Exam

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the RRB ALP exam to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians for various railway zones around the country. The official notification for RRB ALP 2022 exam is expected to be released in November or December 2022. The exam date for RRB ALP CBT 1 will be announced with its notification.

The RRB ALP selection process is divided into two stages (first-stage CBT and second-stage CBT), which is common for ALP and Technicians. Applicants who choose ALP and pass CBT 2 must also take the Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT). Read this article to get complete details on RRB ALP CBT 1 2022 exam.

Exam Particulars Exam Details
Exam name RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)
Conducted by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Annually
Stages of Exam First Stage CBT
Second Stage CBT
CBAT (Only for ALP post)
Mode of Exam Online
Total Vacancies To Be Announced
Exam Purpose To select candidates for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician in various railway zones
Official Website indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP CBT 1 Latest Update 2022


Check all the latest updates on the RRB ALP CBT 1 exam below:

March 16, 2022: RRB ALP 2022 notification expected to release in November or December 2022.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Notification 2022

Exam Pattern

The RRB ALP 2022 notification will be available in November or December 2022 in PDF format. It includes information such as the exam schedule, application process, eligibility, selection process, vacancies, and much more. Candidates must carefully read the notification to understand all details related to CBT 1 examination. Once, it gets released, we will update the link here.

Get complete details on RRB ALP Notification 2022 here.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Important Dates 2022

Exam Syllabus

Check out the table below for all important dates related to the ALP CBT 1 2022 exam:

RRB Events RRB ALP & Technician Dates
ALP Notification To Be Notified
ALP Application Form To Be Notified
ALP CBT 1 Admit Card To Be Notified
First Stage CBT Exam To Be Notified
CBT 1 Result To Be Notified

RRB ALP CBT 1 Vacancy 2022

Study Plan to Maximise Score

More than 50,000 RRB Assistant Loco Pilots/Technician vacancies are expected to be announced this year. However, as the official notification has not yet been issued, candidates can refer to the vacancy details from the previous recruitment cycle (2018).

A total of 64,371 RRB ALP vacancies were announced. The distribution of vacancies based on the post is mentioned below:

Post Vacancy
Assistant Loco Pilot 27795
Various posts of Technicians 36576
Total 64,371

RRB ALP CBT 1 Salary & Job Profile 2022

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Papers

RRB ALP Salary 

According to the 7th Pay Commission Matrix (Level 2), the starting salary is INR 19,900. Furthermore, candidates are entitled to a range of allowances and benefits. The salary increases significantly over time.


Rs. 19,900

Grade Pay

Rs. 1900

Salary + Allowances

Rs. 35000 (approx)

RRB ALP Job Profile

Candidates chosen for the RRB ALP position have to carry out specific obligations as directed by higher authorities, including:

  • Attending to minor locomotive repairs
  • Fine-tuning the locomotive
  • Calling out signals once observed
  • Evaluating the locomotive’s efficiency on a regular basis, and so on. 

Get detailed RRB ALP Salary Structure & Job Description here.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates must be aware of the eligibility criteria of RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment 2022 before applying for the exam. The eligibility requirements, including age limits and educational qualifications, and so on are mentioned below.

RRB ALP Nationality

A candidate must be either: 

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. 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.

Note: Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person with a certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the Government of India.

RRB ALP Age Limit

Applicants must be below the age limit in order to apply for the post of RRB ALP 2022

  • Min Age: 18 years
  • Max Age: 28 years

Note: Age relaxation is applicable as per government rules. Check RRB ALP Age Relaxation here.

RRB ALP Educational Qualification

Candidates can check the essential educational requirements below:

  • 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 / Wireman


  • Matriculation / SSLC
  • Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above


  • 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering


  • Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of ITI.

Candidates with degrees in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above can also apply.

RRB ALP Number of Attempts

There is no limitation on the number of attempts one can take for the RRB ALP exam.

RRB ALP Language Proficiency

RRB ALP CBT 1 exam is conducted online in both Hindi and English language. Candidates can choose any of the following languages:

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • Manipuri
  • Konkani

RRB ALP CBT 1 Application Form 2022

The online application link will be activated after the release of the RRB ALP Official Notification 2022. Candidates planning to appear for CBT 1 2022 exam can register themselves from the RRB recruitment board’s official website.

How to Apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2022?

Below are the steps to apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2022:

  • Visit the respective official websites of RRBs.
  • On the home page, click the ‘Apply Online’ link.
  • Enter the necessary details to register for the exam.
  • Fill out Part 1 of the application form.
  • Pay the application fees.
  • Fill out Part 2 of the application form.
  • Upload the scanned photo, signature, and other documents.
  • Submit the application form.

RRB ALP Application Fee

To complete the RRB ALP application process, candidates must pay the application fee specified for their category. The fee details are provided below:

Category Application Fee
General (Male) INR 500/-
OBC, ST, SC/ Ex-Serviceman/PWD (Male) INR 250/-
OBC, ST, General, SC/Ex-Serviceman/PWD (Female/Transgender) INR 250/-

RRB ALP CBT 1 Exam Centre 2022

Topper List Success Stories

The RRB ALP CBT 1 2022 exam will be conducted at several centres. The following centres are on the list:

Test Centres Test Centres Test Centres
Andaman & Nicobar Haryana Mizoram
Andhra Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Odisha
Assam Jharkhand Punjab
Bihar Karnataka Rajasthan
Chandigarh Kerala Sikkim
Chhattisgarh Madhya Pradesh Tamil Nadu
Delhi/NCR Maharashtra Telangana
Goa Manipur Tripura
Gujrat West Bengal Uttar Pradesh

RRB ALP CBT 1 Exam Pattern 2022

Exam counselling

Student Counselling

Candidates must go through the RRB ALP Recruitment Process 2022 before moving to the detailed CBT 1 pattern.

RRB ALP Selection Process

The following is the post-wise RRB ALP selection procedure:

Post Stages of Selection
ALP CBT 1, CBT 2, CBAT and document verification & empanelling
Technician CBT 1, CBT 2 and document verification & empanelling

RRB ALP CBT 1 Exam Pattern 2022

This is a qualifying stage that is common for ALP and Technician positions. This means that the marks achieved at this stage will not be considered in the final merit list. Check complete details on Railway ALP Exam Pattern 2022 here. 

The RRB ALP exam pattern for CBT 1 exam is given below:

Sections Maximum Marks Number Of Questions
General Science 20 20
Mathematics 20 20
Reasoning 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 10 10
Total 75 75

RRB ALP CBT 1 Syllabus 2022

Exam talks

Let us look into the RRB ALP CBT 1 Syllabus 2022 from the below table:

RRB ALP Syllabus Topics
Maths Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, etc.
Reasoning and General Intelligence Coding and Decoding, Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Maths operations, Relationships, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, etc.
General Science Life Sciences, Physics, and Chemistry till 10th standard.
General Awareness & Current Affairs Culture, Personalities, Science & Technology, Sports, and Economics, Politics, etc.

Get detailed RRB ALP Syllabus 2022 here.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Preparation Tips

About Exam

Candidates should follow specific tips during the RRB ALP CBT 1 exam preparation. Some of the valuable tips that the experts suggest are given below:

  1. Know the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for RRB ALP CBT 1 Exam

It is important to have a thorough grasp of the exam pattern and syllabus before beginning full-fledged preparation. 

  1. Create a Study Plan

A study plan that includes a strategy and a timetable for each section of the question paper is necessary.

  1. Practice ALP CBT 1 Previous Year Papers

To increase speed and accuracy, make it a habit to practice ALP CBT 1 previous year papers and mock tests every day. Solve prior year’s papers because most of the questions are the same.

  1. Attempt Mock Tests

As the exam will be administered online, candidates must be familiar with the online format. They can practice this by taking the free RRB ALP CBT 1 Mock Test on Embibe.

It will also test the preparation levels of the candidate and give proper feedback after every test. Further, it will assist them to know which topics need improvement, time management skills and so on. 

  1. Concentrate on Weaker Areas

Try to concentrate on the weak areas and devote more time to strengthening them. More effort should be spent on the weak areas, and less time should be spent on the strong areas.

  1. Create and Revise the Notes

Along with the preparation, candidates should revise the syllabus regularly. Keep the weekends open to review what is studied during the week. It will assist in remembering the important topics they study so that they can perform well on the exam.

  1. Avoid Any Guess Work

Guesswork may lead candidates to wrong answers and increase negative marking. Also, if he/she is unsure about the proper answer, don’t spend too much time on one question and go on to the next.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Admit Card 2022

About Exam

RRB ALP Admit Card 2022 will be made available online for CBT 1 examination. RRBs usually release the hall ticket four days before the scheduled exam date. Candidates must enter their user ID and password in order to download the RRB ALP CBT 1 call letter. Check the steps to download the Railway ALP CBT 1 Admit Card here.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Answer Key 2022

Eligibility Criteria

The RRB ALP 2022 answer key will be officially released a few days after the CBT 1 exam. The answer key is released along with the candidate’s response sheet and question papers. Candidates can compare their marked responses using the answer key. They can also raise objections to the answer key through the objection tracker window. They must provide documentary evidence while raising objections. For that, they must pay INR 50. Get complete details of the RRB ALP Answer Key 2022 here.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Result 2022

Admit Card

The RRB ALP CBT 1 result will be announced on the respective regional website. However, the names of the successful candidates will be listed in the PDF result. To announce the results, the candidates’ grades will be normalised. Applicants must log in with their user ID and password to view and download their scorecards. Check the steps to download the Railway ALP CBT 1 Result here.

RRB ALP CBT 1 Cutoff 2022

Exam Answer key

After the CBT 1 examination, the RRB ALP 2022 cutoff marks will be announced. The respective RRB releases the cutoff marks region by region. It varies from year to year depending on a variety of factors such as

  • The difficulty level of the examination.
  • Total vacancies 
  • Candidates’ category to which she/he belongs
  • The total candidates that have appeared for the examination.

RRB ALP Expected CBT Cutoff 2022

Here’s a list of the expected cutoffs:

Category of Candidate Minimum Qualifying Marks
Unreserved (UR) 40%
Other Backward Classes (OBC NCL) 30%
SC / ST / PwD 25%

Get complete details on the cutoff of RRB ALP 2022 here.

FAQs on RRB ALP CBT 1 Exam 2022

Cut off

Candidates might have many questions regarding the RRB ALP CBT 1 2022. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers:

Q: What is the recruitment process of RRB ALP?

A: The Railway Recruitment Board conducts two CBTs followed by a CBAT (for ALP aspirants only) and a document verification round for recruitment. Candidates applying for the post of Technician, need not appear for CBAT.

Q: Is the 12th pass candidate eligible for RRB ALP CBT 1?

A: Yes. The minimum educational qualification required is matriculation, hence a 12th pass is eligible to apply if he/she fulfils all other eligibility conditions laid by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Q: What is the age limit criteria for RRB ALP?

A: Candidates whose age falls in the bar of 18 years to 28 years are eligible to apply for RRB ALP CBT 1. However, some categories have age relaxation.

Q: What is the mode of the RRB ALP application process?

A: Candidates can apply for the RRB ALP online only. No other mode is available for the completion of the RRB ALP registration.

Q: What is the salary offered to Assistant Loco Pilots by RRB?

A: The initial basic salary of RRB ALP is Rs. 19,900 as per the level of the 7th CPC pay matrix.

Q: Is an ITI degree compulsory for a Loco Pilot?

A: Yes, to become an Assistant Loco Pilot, a candidate must have an ITI degree. Applicants holding a diploma/ degree in the field of automobile/ mechanical/ electrical/ electronics are also eligible to apply for the RRB ALP recruitment exam.

Q: What are the allowances included in the RRB ALP Salary?

A: The RRB ALP Salary includes House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, Running Allowance and pension benefits.

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