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  • Last Modified 20-01-2023

RRB ALP Salary 2021: Pay Scale, Salary Structure & Job Profile


RRB ALP Salary: Jobs in the Indian Railway sector is one of the most secure and sought-after jobs in India. Every year the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) releases the RRB ALP recruitment notification for vacancies for the post of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians. Candidates who are willing to join Indian Railways must know the RRB ALP Salary well in advance. RRB ALP jobs have a decent salary and good career prospects. Selected candidates are eligible to receive salary as per 7th pay commission recommendations. In this article, we have given detailed information about RRB ALP Salary: pay scale, salary structure, job description, and career prospects. Read on to find out.

RRB ALP Salary: Detailed Salary Structure, Job Description & Career Opportunities

Before getting into the detailed RRB ALP salary structure, let us have an overview of the exam:

RRB ALP Salary: RRB ALP 2020 Overview

Conducting BodyRailway recruitment Board (RRB)
Name of PostRRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) and Technician
Number of VacanciesNot yet notified
Application ModeOnline
Last date To Apply OnlineTo Be Updated
Exam ModeOnline
StagesFour – First stage CBT, Second stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test
and Document Verification
Negative Marking1/3rd

Let us now look at the RRB ALP salary, job description and career prospects in details.

RRB ALP Salary: Pay Scale

The RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) salary will include basic pay and various other allowances. Railway provides a lot of benefits to its candidates apart from fixed salary. The RRB ALP employees will be eligible for yearly increment.

RRB ALP employees will get Level 2 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix. This means the payscale for RRB ALP employees will be in the range of Rs 19,900 to Rs 35,000. Check the  table below for detailed info on RRB ALP salary:

Salary Components RRB ALP Salary
Grade Pay1900
PayscaleRs 19,900 – Rs 35,000

RRB ALP Salary: Allowances

The RRB ALP salary also includes other allowances and benefits which are listed below:

  1. Dearness Allowance (DA)
  2. House Rent Allowance (HRA) – no HRA if quarter is provided
  3. Transport Allowance (TPA) – depending on how many kilometers travelled
  4. Running Allowance
  5. New Pension Scheme (10% Deduction), etc.

RRB ALP Salary: RRB ALP Job Profile

If you are applying for Railway ALP 2020, you must know the job description – roles, responsibilities, and duties of RRB ALP posts. The job of RRB ALP employees, apart from following order of Loco Pilots include the following:

RRB ALP Responsibilities
1.       Providing assistance to the Loco Driver in fine tuning the locomotive
2.       Helping in minor repairing of the locomotive
3.       Understanding and identifying defects in tracks from jerks
4.       Checking the locomotive regularly to ensure its efficiency
5.       Working for the maintenance, safety, security, and productivity of the locomotive
6.       Keeping watch on railway signal

RRB ALP Salary: Career Opportunities & Growth

The Railway ALP employees have good opportunity for career growth. The next level of posts for RRB ALP employees are tabulated below:

RRB ALP Salary: RRB ALP Career Opportunities
1.       Senior Assistant Loco Pilot (Sr. ALP)
2.       Loco Pilot (LP)
3.       Power Controller / Crew Controller / Loco Foreman (Loco Supervisor)

RRB ALP Salary: Frequently Asked Questions

Check the frequently asked questions about RRB Assistant Loco Pilot and ALP salary here:

Q. What is the selection process for the RRB ALP exam?
The RRB ALP has four stages: First stage CBT, Second stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification
Q. Did the salary of RRB ALP change after the introduction of the 7th pay commission?
Yes, the salary of RRB ALP increased after the introduction of the 7th pay commission.
Q. What is the salary range of an RRB ALP employee?
A. The range of RRB ALP salary is between Rs 19,900 to Rs 35,000
Q. What are allowances included in the RRB ALP Salary?
The RRB ALP Salary includes House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance and Running Allowance and pension benefits.
Q. Where can I get the mock link for RRB ALP?
The mock link will be available on the official RRB websites. Candidates can check the Embibe website for mock tests.

Candidates appearing for the exam must have a clear knowledge of the RRB ALP exam pattern and RRB ALP syllabus. Based on that, they must plan their preparation. Taking banking mock tests can help you in your RRB ALP CBT 1 preparation as some sections are similar in the RRB ALP exam also. At Embibe, you can take banking mock tests for. You can also get detailed feedback of your tests which will help you overcome your conceptual weaknesses as well as loopholes in your strategy to take exams.

We hope this detailed article on RRB ALP salary, job description, and career prospects helps you. If you have any queries regarding Railway ALP / RRB ALP salary, drop a comment below, and we will get back to you.

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