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RRB ALP 2024: Detailed Notification (Out), Apply Online for 5696 ALP Posts


RRB ALP 2024: The Railway Recruitment Board released the RRB ALP notification for 2023 on its official website for 5696 vacancies of Assistant Logo Pilots (ALPs). The direct link to access the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 notification has been attached on this page as issued by RRB. Interested candidates can apply online from January 20 to February 19, 2024. RRB will conduct two Computer Based Tests (CBTs), followed by Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT), Document Verification, and Medical Test.

Candidates must visit the official website regularly so that they don’t miss out on any latest updates regarding their respective examinations. This article has provided all the relevant details regarding RRB ALP 2024, such as overall RRB ALP vacancy, selection process, important dates, regional websites to apply online, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and other important information. Continue reading to find out more about RRB ALP recruitment 2024.

Latest News:
— RRB has issued a detailed CEN No.: 01/2024 notification for 5696 ALP posts. Apply online using the link given below from January 20 to February 19, 2024.

RRB ALP 2024

Before proceeding to check the complete information on RRB ALP 2024, candidates must go through the table below to know the key highlights of the recruitment process.

Name of ExamRailway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot
Commonly known asRRB ALP
Conducting BodyRailway Recruitment Board
Purpose of ExamTo recruit Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians in Indian Railways
FrequencyOnce a year
Application ModeOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Recruitment ProcessFor ALP – Two-stage CBT followed by CBAT and Document Verification
For Technicians – Two-stage CBT followed by Document Verification
Level of examNational Level
Application FeeRs. 250 for reserved categories (Expected)
Rs. 500 for unreserved categories (Expected)
Official websiteindianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP 2024: Important Dates

The Railway Recruitment Board has released the RRB ALP important dates for 2024. Events included in the RRB ALP recruitment process will end within a specified schedule as mentioned below. The table below will help candidates keep track of the dates related to RRB recruitment for Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians. 

EventsImportant Dates
Release of RRB ALP NotificationShort Notice: January 19, 2024
Detailed Notice: January 20, 2024
Commencement of Online Application ProcessJanuary 20, 2024
Last Date to Apply Online for RRB ALPFebruary 19, 2024
Last Date for Payment of FeeFebruary 19, 2024
Correction in Application FormFebruary 22 to 29, 2024
First Stage CBTTo Be Announced
Announcement of CBT I ResultTo Be Announced
Second Stage CBTTo Be Announced
Announcement of RRB ALP CBT 2 ResultTo Be Announced
RRB ALP CBAT 2024To Be Announced

NOTE – We will be updating the exact schedule in the table above once the Railway Recruitment Board releases the official notification for RRB ALP 2024.

Apply Online Via RRBs Regional Official Websites

Candidates can access the links to all the events via the official website of the respective RRB under which they wish to apply. The table below mentions RRB wise official website and phone numbers. Candidates must go through the same for a better understanding.

RRB-wise Official Website and Phone Numbers

Name of RRBOfficial WebsitePhone Number
RRB Ajmerrrbajmer.gov.in0145 – 2425230
RRB Guwahatirrbguwahati.gov.in0361 – 2540815
RRB Muzaffarpurrrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in0621-2213405
RRB Thiruvananthapuramrrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in0471-2323357
RRB Secunderabadrrbsecunderabad.nic.in040-27821663
RRB Patnarrbpatna.gov.in0612-2677680
RRB Maldarrbmalda.gov.in03512-264567
RRB Jammu Srinagarrrbjammu.nic.in0191-2476757
RRB Gorakhpurrrbgkp.gov.in0551-2201209
RRB Chennairrbchennai.gov.in044-28275323
RRB Bhubaneswarrrbbbs.gov.in0674-2303015
RRB Ahmedabadrrbahmedabad.gov.in079-22940858
RRB Bangalorerrbbnc.gov.in080 – 23330378
RRB Bhopalrrbbpl.nic.in0755-2746660
RRB Bilaspurrrbbilaspur.gov.in07752-247291
RRB Chandigarhrrbcdg.gov.in0172 – 2730093
RRB Kolkatarrbkolkata.gov.in033 – 25430108
RRB Mumbairrbmumbai.gov.in022-23090422
RRB Ranchirrbranchi.gov.in0651-2462429
RRB Siligurirrbsiliguri.org0353-2663840
RRB Allahabadrrbald.nic.in0532-2224531

RRB ALP Vacancies 2024

The conducting body released the RRB ALP vacancy details along with the official notification on the official website via online mode only. There are total 5696 vacancies that are divided as per categories and regions.

Here, we have enlisted the RRB ALP vacancy details. Candidates must go through the table given to get an idea of the same.

RRB ALP Category and Zone-wise Vacancies:


RRB ALP Salary 2024

Candidates selected for the RRB ALP posts are paid a salary as per Level 2 of the 7th CPC pay matrix. The minimum and maximum basic pay under level 2 of the 7th CPC is as follows:

RRB ALP Pay Scale:

ParametersAmount (Rs.)
Pay-ScaleRs. 19,900
Grade PayRs. 1900
Dearness AllowanceRs. 10752
House Rent AllowanceRs. 1005
Transport AllowanceRs. 828
Night Duty AllowanceRs. 387
Running AllRs. 6050
Gross PayRs. 26,752
Net DeductionRs. 1848
Net SalaryRs. 24,904

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil the eligibility conditions before applying for the RRB ALP exam. Ineligible applicants will get their candidature rejected in later stages of the recruitment process. The space below mentions the eligibility criteria for RRB ALP:

Age Criteria – Upper age and the lower age limits for RRB ALP and Technician recruitment are as follows

  1. Upper Age – 30 Years
  2. Lower Age – 18 Years

Category-wise, age relaxations for ALP and Technician recruitment are as follows.

RRB ALP Age Relaxations:

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)

Educational Qualification – Any of the following education qualifications is required for the RRB ALP recruitment

  1. 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, OR
  2. Matriculation / SSLC, Course Completed Act Apprenticeship is required in the trades mentioned above, OR
  3. Aspirants must have a 3-year Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering, OR
  4. They must possess a combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of ITI.
  5. Candidates with degrees in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above can also apply.

How to Apply for RRB ALP?

Candidates can apply for RRB ALP in an online mode only. The official website of all the RRBs will host the link to complete the registration process. Candidates need to visit the RRB website under which he/she wishes to get the recruitment. The space below mentions the stepwise procedure to apply online.

  • Step 1 – Visit the official website of the Railway Recruitment Board under which you aspire for the recruitment.
  • Step 2– Click on the tab for the RRB ALP recruitment details.
  • Step 3– Click the link/ button stating ‘New Registration.’
  • Step 4– Enter the details such as Name, Date of Birth, Aadhar Number, Address, Parent’s Name, class 10th details, Mobile Number and Email Id to complete the registration.
  • Step 5– Review and confirm the details filled.
  • Step 6– Fill in complete details including educational qualification, community, gender, reservation details and more.
  • Step 7– Pay the application fee depending upon the category.
  • Step 8– Upload all the documents, including a photograph, SC/ST certificate and scribe photograph in the specified format.

–> Direct Link to Apply Online for RRB ALP Vacancy 2024 [Active]

RRB ALP Application Fee 2024

Along with the application form submission, candidates will have to pay an amount depending upon their category as the application fee. The table below mentions the category wise RRB ALP application fee for 2024.

RRB ALP 2024 Application Fee

CategoriesApplication Fee Amount
SC / ST Rs. 250
Ex-Serviceman Rs. 250
PWD Rs. 250
Female Rs. 250
TransgenderRs. 250
Minorities Rs. 250
EWSRs. 250
All other categoriesRs. 500

RRB ALP Application Form Correction

There may be instances when the candidates make errors while filling out the RRB ALP application form. The Railway Recruitment Board provides a facility to make corrections to the filled-in application form. To use the facility of RRB ALP application form correction, candidates need to pay a fee for the same. Applicants can use the facility to modify the application form twice within the window. 

Note: The ALP application form can be modified from February 20 to 29, 2024.

All the details filled in the application form are not available for modifications. Thus, candidates are advised not to rely on the application form correction window and fill the form cautiously. Details that are not available for editing/ modification are as follows.

  1. State
  2. Email
  3. Mobile number

RRB ALP Application Status

Soon after the conclusion of the RRB application process, the railway board starts the scrutiny of the application forms. After completion of the application scrutiny, RRB will provide a facility for checking the application status. Candidates can check the RRB ALP application status by visiting the official website of RRB. Registration number and date of birth act as the login credentials to check the RRB ALP application status. 

All the candidates who are found eligible as per their claims in the application form can participate in the further recruitment process. Candidates whose applications are accepted will find their RRB ALP application status as ‘Provisionally Eligible’. At the same time, ineligible candidates will see their RRB ALP application status as ‘Rejected’ along with the reason for rejection.

RRB ALP Admit Card

All the candidates whose application status reflects ‘Provisionally Eligible’ will be issued the RRB ALP admit card. Candidates can visit the official websites of the respective RRBs and download the RRB ALP call letter. RRB will not entertain requests for the issuance of the admit card in any mode other than online. Candidates need to carry a hard copy of the ALP admit card on the examination day. Additionally, candidates need to bring a photo ID proof. Failing to take the hall ticket with the photo ID proof on the examination will lead to denial of entry to the examination hall. 

Details Mentioned on RRB ALP Admit Card

  1. Name of the Candidate
  2. Exam Centre Name
  3. Exam Centre Code
  4. Father’s Name
  5. Mother’s Name
  6. Gender (Male/ Female)
  7. Category (ST/ SC/ BC & Other)
  8. Applicant Roll Number
  9. Examination Name
  10. Time Duration of the Exam
  11. Exam Date and Time
  12. Candidate Date of Birth
  13. Test Centre Address
  14. Applicant Photograph
  15. Essential instructions for the examination
  16. Signature of candidate and exam counsellor.

RRB ALP Selection Process 2024

The Railway Recruitment Board follows a set of processes known as the RRB ALP recruitment process to select candidates for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians in different RRBs. The space below mentions the RRB ALP recruitment/ selection process.

RRB ALP First Stage CBT

  • The first stage of the RRB ALP & Technician exam is a computer-based test, and it is qualifying in nature.
  • The paper contains 75 objective type questions (MCQs), and the total time allowed for the paper is 60 minutes.
  • Each question carries 1 mark, and the total mark of the paper is 75
  • There is negative marking for incorrect answers, and one-third mark is deducted for one wrong answer.

RRB ALP Second Stage CBT

  • The candidates who qualify for the first stage cutoff will have to appear for CBT 2.
  • The question paper has two parts – part A and Part B.
  • Part A will have 100 questions, and the total time is 90 minutes.
  • Part B will have 75 questions, and the duration of the paper is 60 minutes.
  • There is negative marking for incorrect answers, and one-third mark is deducted for one wrong answer.


  • The computer-Based Aptitude Test is only applicable for assistant loco pilot posts.
  • Question papers are made available in both English and Hindi.
  • There are five test batters. Candidates need to score certain marks in each test battery to qualify for the exam.

RRB ALP Document verification

  • Candidates who clear all the stages are called for document verification by the respective RRBs.
  • Candidates need to carry the original documents asked by RRBs on the day of document verification.
  • If any candidate fails to submit original documents or if any document is found fake, the candidature of that candidate will be cancelled.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

Candidates preparing for the RRB ALP exam must attain knowledge of the exam pattern beforehand. Knowing the exam pattern will boost the preparation; hence, candidates can obtain a better score. RRB ALP exam comprises CBT followed by a CBAT for ALP recruitment. The space below mentions the RRB ALP exam pattern for all the stages.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Pattern – CBT Stage 1

  1. Mode of Exam – Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Number of Sections – 4
  3. Number of Questions – 75
  4. Maximum Marks – 75
  5. Duration of Exam – 60 minutes
  6. Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  7. Negative Marking – 
    • Incorrect Response – 1/3 marks deducted for each incorrect response
    • Correct Response – 1 mark is awarded for each correct response
    • Unattempted questions – No marks deducted or awarded

CBT Stage 2 – Sectional Overview

SectionNumber of Questions 
General Intelligence and Reasoning25
General Science20
General Awareness and Current Affairs10

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Pattern – CBT Stage 2

  1. Mode of Exam – Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Number of Sections
    1. Four sections in Part A
    2. One section in Part B
  3. Number of Questions – Total 175
    1. Part A – 100 Questions
    2. Part B – 75 Questions
  4. Maximum Marks – 175
  5. Duration of Exam – 150 minutes in total
    1. Part A – 90 minutes 
    2. Part B – 60 minutes
  6. Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  7. Negative Marking
    1. Incorrect Response – 1/3 marks deducted for each incorrect response
    2. Correct Response – 1 mark is awarded for each correct response
    3. Unattempted questions – No marks deducted or awarded

CBT Stage 2 – Sectional Overview

SectionNumber of Questions 
Part A – Mathematics25
Part A – General Intelligence and Reasoning25
Part A – Basic Science and Engineering40
Part A – General Awareness and Current Affairs10
Part B – Trade-related questions75

RRB ALP Syllabus 2024

Apart from the exam pattern, the RRB ALP syllabus can also enhance the preparation exponentially. Syllabus for both the CBTs varies. Candidates can check the space below to know some of the topics as per the RRB ALP syllabus in different sections of the RRB ALP exams.

RRB ALP Syllabus for Mathematics

– Decimals
– Fractions
– Percentages
– Ratio and Proportion
– Mensuration
– Time and Work
– Time and Distance

RRB ALP Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning 

– Alphabetical and Number Series
– Coding and Decoding
– Mathematical operations
– Relationships
– Syllogism
– Jumbling
– Venn Diagram
– Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
– Analytical reasoning
– Classification

RRB ALP Syllabus for General Science – All topics in Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences from class 10th

RRB ALP Syllabus for General Awareness on Current Affairs – Cover recent happenings that have happened in the last year.

RRB ALP Syllabus for Basic Science and Engineering for Stage 2 CBT – 

– Engineering Drawing
– Units
– Measurements
– Mass Weight and Density
– Work Power and Energy
– Speed and Velocity
– Heat and TemperatureBasic Electricity
– Levers and Simple Machines
– Occupational Safety and Health

RRB ALP Document Verification

The last stage of the RRB ALP selection process is the document verification round. The Railway Recruitment Board will not consider the candidates who fail to provide all the documents for the further recruitment process. The documents required for the document verification process is as follows:

– Matriculation/ High School certificate as proof of date of birth
– 10 + 2 / Higher Secondary/PUC
– NCVT / SCVT/ Engineering Degree/ Diploma certificate with Semester wise Mark Sheets
– SC/ST certificate
– OBC NCL certificate
– Non-creamy layer declaration
– Income Certificate
– Original discharge certificate for Ex-serviceman.
– Aadhaar card photocopy
– Medical certificates for PwD candidates
– NOC from government servants
– Minority Community declaration
– Receipt of payment, if made through a challan at the SBI branch
– Self Certification by the Transgender candidates
– J and K Domicile Certificate
– Certificate of eligibility
– Decree of divorce stating the candidate is not remarried
– Death Certificate of spouse in case of a widow

RRB ALP Result 2024

The Railway Recruitment Board will release RRB ALP results for all the stages separately. Candidates qualifying in a stage are eligible to participate in the subsequent stage of the RRB ALP recruitment process. Candidates can check the RRB ALP result in an online mode.

Visiting the official website of the relevant RRB will help in accessing RRB ALP result 2024. Qualifying as per the result is subject to document verification as well as a vacancy in a particular post. Apart from the stage-wise result declaration, different participating RRBs will separately release the RRB ALP result.


Here, we have enlisted some of the important frequently asked questions related to RRB ALP 2024. Candidates must read these questions and answers to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.

Q. What is the salary offered to Assistant Loco Pilot 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. 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 the recruitment. For the recruitment under the post of Technician, candidates need not appear for CBAT.

Q. Is the 12th pass eligible for RRB ALP?

A. Yes. The minimum educational qualification required in matriculation. Hence a 12th pass is eligible to apply if they fulfil all other eligibility conditions laid by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Q. What is the age limit for RRB ALP?

A. Candidates whose age falls within the bar of 18 years to 30 years are eligible to apply for RRB ALP. 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 in an online mode only. No other mode is available for the completion of the RRB ALP registration.

Q. Is an ITI degree compulsory for Loco Pilot?

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

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We hope this detailed article on RRB ALP 2024 helps you. If you have any queries regarding the RRB ALP exam, feel to ping us. We will definitely help you out with all your queries.

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