RRB ALP Recruitment 2024: Check Eligibility for 5696 Vacancies

Utkarsh Classes 23-01-2024
RRB ALP Recruitment 2024: Check Eligibility for 5696 Vacancies

The Railway Recruitment Board issued a notification for the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and Technicians 2024 on their official website. A total of 5696 vacancies of Assistant Loco Pilots are going to be filled by this recruitment drive by RRB. Aspirants seeking positions as Assistant Loco Pilots in Indian Railways take the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam, also known as the RRB ALP exam.

The Railway Recruitment Board runs it and is available in all of India's railway zones. Railway Recruitment Boards are spread across the country. This article contains information on the eligibility, salary, selection process, and other aspects of RRB ALP Recruitment 2024.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 - Overview 

The RRB ALP exam is conducted to select qualified candidates for all 21 Regional Railway Recruitment Boards. The exam is conducted in English, Hindi more than 13 Indian languages, including Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Assamese, Tamil, Marathi, Manipuri, Telugu, Konkani, and Urdu.

Candidates preparing for the RRB ALP Recruitment should refer to the table below for important details.

RRB ALP Important Details

Name of the Organization 

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Name of the Examination 

RRB ALP 2024

Post Name 

Assistant Loco Pilot

Vacancy

5696

RRB ALP Application Dates

20 January to 19 February 2024

Selection Process Stages

  • CBT I
  • CBT II
  • CBAT 
  • DV
  • Medical Examination

Important Dates for RRB ALP 2024

All important dates of RRB ALP recruitment 2024 are given in the table below:

Event 

Dates

Release of Notification

18-01-2024

Application Starts on 

20-01-2024

Last Date to Apply 

19-02-2024

Dates for Correction in Application

20-02-2024 to 29-02-2024

Admit Card

To be notified

Important links for RRB ALP 2024

The Application window for RRB ALP will be activated on each regional website of the Railway Recruitment Board from 20 January to 19 February 2024. All important links, including the online application link, are provided in the table below.

Official Website

RRB website

Official Notification

Click Here 

Application Link

Click Here

Admit Card

Link available soon

Regional Websites of Railway Recruitment Board

For your convenience, we have provided all regional links in the table below.

Note: 

  • Applications must be submitted online only via the official regional RRB websites listed in the table above.
  • Only one application is required for all of the positions listed in the notification. 
  • Any candidate who attempts to submit multiple applications in response to the advertisement will be disqualified and barred.

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria 2024

RRB has established specific eligibility criteria for the RRB ALP exam. Candidates are advised to check the complete details about the eligibility criteria, such as age limits, educational qualifications, and other requirements before applying to the exam:

Nationality

The Candidate who is willing to apply for the RRB ALP post must be a Citizen of India. Candidates fulfilling the below-mentioned nationality criteria are also eligible to apply:

  • A subject of Nepal,
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to permanently settle in India,
  • A person of Indian origin who has permanently settled in India after migrating from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam.

Age Limit (as on 01-07-2024)

The minimum and maximum age limits for RRB ALP is 18 and 30 years, respectively. Under government regulations, the following upper-age relaxation for candidates belonging to different categories is permitted.

Category

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Ex-servicemen candidates who have served more than 6 months after attestation

  • UR & EWS - 03 years
  • OBC - 06 years
  • SC & ST - 08 years

Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and Former Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour, and Substitutes in Railways with a minimum of three years of service (continuous or in broken spells)

  • UR & EWS - 40 years of age
  • OBC - 43 years of age
  • SC & ST - 45 years of age

Candidates who work in quasi-administrative offices of the railway organization, such as railway canteens, cooperative societies, and institutes.

Up to the length of service rendered 

(or)

5 years, whichever is lower.

Women candidates who are widowed, divorced, or legally separated from their husbands but have not remarried 

  • UR & EWS - 35 years of age
  • OBC (NCL) - 38 years of age
  • SC & ST - 40 years of age

For more information on relaxation in the age limit, refer to the official notification.

Educational Qualification

The essential educational requirements for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot is tabulated below.

Post Name

Qualification

Assistant Loco Pilot 

A) Matriculation/SSLC and ITI from NCVT/SCVT in the trades of Fitter, Electrician, Mechanic (Radio & TV), Electronics Mechanic, Mechanic (Motor Vehicle), Instrument Mechanic, Millwright / Maintenance Mechanic, Wireman, Tractor Mechanic, Armature & Coil Winder, Turner, Machinist, Mechanic (Diesel), Heat Engine, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Mechanic.

(OR)

Matriculation/SSLC and Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades

mentioned in point A above

(OR)

B) Matriculation/SSLC and a three-year Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile Engineering

(OR)

In lieu of ITI, a combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized institution is used.

Note: A degree in the Engineering disciplines listed above will also suffice in place of a Diploma in Engineering.

Physical and Medical Standards

Candidates selected for document review must pass a medical aptitude test administered by the railway administration to ensure that they are medically fit to perform their assigned duties. Candidates will be required to have the below-mentioned standards:

Medical Standard

Physical Fitness

Vision Standards

A1

Candidate must be physically fit in all respects

i) Distant Vision of 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test.

ii) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6.,0.6 without glasses

iii) Candidate must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc.

RRB ALP Vacancy 2024

There are 5696 vacancies available for the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024. The RRB ALP vacancies are distributed across various RRB Zones in India, including Ahmedabad, Ajmer, and Bangalore. The Bilaspur zone has the most vacancies, with 1316 available. Check the table below for category-wise bifurcation of vacancies.

RRB ALP Regional Vacacy 2024

RRB

ZONE

UR

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

TOTAL

AHMEDABAD

WR

95

37

17

65

24

238

AJMER

NWR

86

32

13

72

25

228

BANGALORE

SWR

186

72

35

127

53

473

BHOPAL

WCR

145

25

19

21

9

219

WR

35

5

0

18

7

65

BHUBANESWAR

ECoR

104

42

51

65

18

280

BILASPUR

CR

57

0

13

44

10

124

SECR

483

179

89

322

119

1192

CHANDIGARH

NR

42

2

4

12

6

66

CHENNAI

SR

57

33

15

29

14

148

GORAKHPUR

NER

18

7

3

11

4

43

GUWAHATI

NFR

26

9

4

17

6

62

JAMMU-SRINAGAR

NR

15

6

3

11

4

39

KOLKATA

ER

155

37

19

23

20

254

SER

30

11

23

20

7

91

MALDA

ER

67

19

20

25

30

161

SER

23

8

4

15

6

56

 

MUMBAI

SCR

10

4

2

7

3

26

WR

41

16

8

30

15

110

CR

179

58

37

95

42

411

MUZAFFARPUR

ECR

15

5

3

11

4

38

PATNA

ECR

15

6

3

10

4

38

PRAYAGRAJ

NCR

163

13

10

27

28

241

NR

21

7

3

12

2

45

RANCHI

SER

57

32

10

38

16

153

SECUNDERABAD

ECoR

80

30

15

54

20

199

SCR

228

85

40

151

55

559

SILIGURI

NFR

27

10

5

18

7

67

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

SR

39

14

14

1

2

70

TOTAL

2499

804

482

1351

560

5696

Apply Online for RRB ALP 2024

The RRB ALP Application Process began on January 20th, 2024. Candidates can apply for the RRB ALP exam online at the RRB website. To avoid last-minute hassles, fill out the RRB ALP Application Form well in advance of the deadline. Candidates can make any necessary corrections between 20 and 29 February 2024.

To apply for the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 easily, follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Visit the respective RRBs website from the links given in the table above.

Step 2: Follow the link given on the homepage to apply for the RRB ALP Recruitment.

Step 3: Fill out the required information and complete the registration process.

Step 4: Fill out the RRB ALP application form carefully.

Step 5: Upload all required documents, a photograph, and a signature in the format requested. 

Step 6: Pay the application fee online according to your category.

Step 7: Submit the application form and take a printout of final submission for future reference.

Application Fees and Payment Mode

To complete the RRB ALP application process, candidates must pay the application fee as per their category specified in the table below:

Category

Application Fees

SC/ST/EWS/Ex-Serviceman/Transgender/Minorities and Female Candidates 

Rs. 250

Others (all candidates except the categories eligible for fee concession)

Rs. 500

Note: The fees for all category candidates shall be refunded after deducting bank charges as applicable upon appearing in First Stage CBT.

The application fees can be paid ONLINE through internet banking, debit/credit card or UPI. There will be no other option to pay the fee through any other mode.

RRB ALP SELECTION PROCESS

Candidates seeking appointment as RRB ALPs must be aware of the Selection Process and plan their preparation accordingly. The RRB ALP selection process consists of the following five stages:

  • CBT Stage 1: The RRB ALP CBT I will be an objective-type test with only qualifying questions. The examination will consist of 75 questions, totalling 75 marks.
  • CBT Stage 2: Candidates who pass the CBT I will be shortlisted for the RRB ALP CBT II exam. The Second Stage of CBT will be divided into two sections: Part A and Part B. Part B will only serve as a qualifying exam, whereas Part A marks will determine whether or not candidates advance to the next selection round.
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT): To qualify, candidates must score at least 42 on each of the test batteries. The ALP merit list will be drawn only from among the candidates qualifying for the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in Part A of the Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in the Computer-Based Aptitude Test.
  • Document Verification (DV): For the ALP position, candidates are shortlisted for Document Verification based on Part A of CBT 2, provided they pass Part B and CBAT. Candidates must bring the original documents requested by RRBs on the day of document verification. If a candidate fails to submit original documents or if a document is discovered to be fake, his or her candidature is cancelled.
  • Medical Examination

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates who are looking to take the RRB ALP examination must be familiar with the RRB ALP Exam Pattern, which has been released by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), in order to understand details such as the marking scheme, sectional weightage, question types, etc. All of these details and stage-wise exam patterns have been explained below.

Stage 1 - RRB ALP CBT-1

This is a qualifying stage, meaning the marks secured at this stage will not be considered in the final merit list.

  • The paper will consist of 75 objective-type questions (MCQs).
  • There will be a negative marking of ⅓ mark for each wrong answer in this paper.

RRB ALP CBT I

Subjects

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Mathematics, Mental Ability, General Science, General Awareness

75

75

60 minutes

(1 hour)

  • UR - 40%
  • OBC/SC - 30%
  • ST - 25%

Total

75

75

Stage 2 - RRB ALP CBT-2

Those who secure cut-off marks in the first stage CBT will be allowed to appear in the second stage of CBT

  • As previously mentioned, this stage of the exam is divided into two parts, i.e. A and B.
  • Part A will include 100 questions and the duration will be 90 minutes.
  • Part B will include 75 questions and the duration will be 60 minutes.
  • There will be a negative marking of ⅓ mark for each wrong answer in this paper.

RRB ALP CBT II

Part

Subjects

No. of Questions

Duration

Minimum Qualifying Marks

A

Mathematics

100

90 Mins

  • UR - 40%
  • OBC/SC - 30%
  • ST - 25%

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Basic Science & Engineering

B

Relevant Trade

75

60 Mins

35% for all categories

Total

175

2 Hours 30 Mins

-

Stage 3 - RRB ALP CBAT

  • Question papers for this exam will be made available in English and Hindi only.
  • There are five test battery, candidates need to score certain marks in each test battery to qualify in each test battery separately.
  • This stage will be evaluated for a total of 42 marks.
  • There shall be no negative marking in this stage.

RRB ALP EXAM SYLLABUS

The Railway Recruitment Board makes available the detailed RRB ALP Syllabus for each stage of the selection process. Candidates should review the detailed syllabus for each stage of the selection process and plan their preparation accordingly. The following table contains the detailed RRB ALP Syllabus for both stages of the CBT.

ALP CBT I Syllabus

Subjects

Topics

Mathematics

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

Mental Ability

  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Relationships
  • Syllogism, Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and Decision Making
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Directions
  • Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.

General Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Everyday Sciences of 10th standard level.

General Awareness and Current Affairs

  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Famous Personalities
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Geography

ALP CBT II Syllabus (PART A)

Mathematics

  • Number system
  • BODMAS
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • 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
  • Calendar & Clock, etc. 

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical operations
  • Relationships
  • Jumbling
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and decision making
  • Similarities and differences
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Classification
  • Statement - Arguments and Assumptions etc.

Basic Science and Engineering

  • Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation)
  • Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density
  • Basic Electricity
  • Levers and Simple Machines
  • Work Power and Energy
  • Speed and Velocity
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environment Education
  • IT Literacy etc.

ALP CBT II Syllabus (PART B)

This section is qualifying in nature, with questions based on the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director General of Employment and Training (DGET). Candidates are advised to visit the websites of the Directorate General of Training (dgt.gov.in) for details.

Note: For more information regarding the syllabus and qualifying tests of Part B of the CBT 2 Examination refer to the official notification.

ALP Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

Candidates are advised to visit the websites of the RDSO at https://rdso.indianrailways.gov.in/ then follow -> Directorates -> Psycho Technical Directorate -> Candidates Corner for question patterns and other details of the Aptitude Test. 

RRB ALP Admit Card 2024

RRB ALP Admit Card 2024 will be available online at the respective regional RRB websites for each stage of the examination. RRBs typically release admit cards for each stage of the examination four to five days before the scheduled exam date. Candidates must enter their user ID and password to download the RRB ALP admit card.

The RRB ALP Admit Card 2024 can be downloaded from the official regional website by following the steps listed below:

Step 1: Visit the official website and search for RRB ALP Admit Cards 2024.

Step 2: Enter your application ID or username, as well as your password.

Step 3: Once you've submitted your credentials, you'll be able to download your admit card.

Step 4: Save and print the RRB ALP Admit Card 2024.

Step 5: Print the admit card and make extra copies in case one is lost.

RRB ALP Answer Key 2024

The RRB ALP answer key is officially released a few days (within a month) after the exam. The answer key is made available alongside the candidate response sheet (objection) and question papers (series-wise). The answer key allows candidates to compare their marked answers. 

Candidates can also submit objections to the answer key via the objection-raising window. 

Candidates can download the answer key after it is released from the official website by following the steps below: 

Step 1: Go to the official website and click on the answer key link for the respective stage examination.

Step 2: After clicking the link a new login window will appear requiring candidates to enter their login information.

Step 3: Enter your registration number and date of birth, then click Submit.

Step 4: Your answer key (response sheet) will be displayed on the screen.

Step 5: Download the answer key PDF and keep it for future use.

RRB ALP Result 2024

The Railway Recruitment Board usually releases the RRB ALP Result separately on each regional website once the examination is completed. Each stage of the selection process will have its own set of results. 

Here are the steps to check the RRB ALP Result 2024.

Step 1: Visit the official site of the regional RRB from where you have applied.

Step 2: Click on the RRB ALP Result 2024 link available on the home page.

Step 3: A new PDF file will appear on the screen.

Step 4: Use the Ctrl+F key to search your name or roll number in the ALP Result PDF.

Step 5: Download the PDF and keep a hard copy of the same for further need.

RRB ALP Cut-off Marks 2024

The RRB shortlists qualified candidates for the next stage of the selection process (examination) by releasing the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Cutoff Marks. Those who score above or above the minimum qualifying marks will be assigned names and roll numbers. 

The cutoff marks will be announced shortly after the results are released. Numerous factors influence the cutoff marks for all categories. Some of the factors that influence the RRB ALP cutoff marks include Factors to consider include number of applicants, vacancies, exam difficulty, and candidate performance.

Expected Cut-off for RRB ALP 2024

Expected Cut-Off Marks 2024 for CBT-1

Categories

Marks

UR

58-65

OBC

48-55

SC 

35-40

ST

39-50

Candidates can begin their preparation by reviewing the minimum qualifying mark trends from previous years.

RRB ALP Cut Off 2018 Stage 2

RRBs

General

SC

ST

OBC

Ahmedabad

69.44

61.4

51.89

64.49

Allahabad (NCR)

75.19

66.86

58.95

72.1

Allahabad (NR)

75.04

65.83

55.27

70.87

Bangalore

72.64

60.82

54.06

69.13

Bhopal (WCR)

76.74

68.2

65.6

73.69

Bhopal (WR)

75.27

66.94

63.54

73.13

Bhubaneswar

72.49

60.44

57.91

68.19

Bilaspur (SECR)

73.56

62.58

59.83

70.21

Bilaspur (CR)

72.46

62.27

57.12

70.38

Chandigarh

73.85

63.78

47.81

68.2

Chennai

72.26

63.62

49.18

69.73

Guwahati

66.9

52.74

47.56

60.8

Jammu & Kashmir

67.18

49.03

39.73

62

RRB ALP Salary 2024

Those selected for the Assistant Loco Pilot positions will receive a monthly salary based on the 7th Pay Commission. The initial salary will be Rs 19,900. Additionally, candidates will be eligible for allowances and job stability.

FAQ

The RRB ALP Notification was released on 18 January 2024.

Candidates can submit online applications for RRB ALP Recruitment from 20 January to 19 February 2024.

There are a total of 5696 vacancies of ALP for different Regional Railway Recruitment Boards.

The selection of candidates for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot is done through the 5 stage process, i.e. CBT-1, CBT-2, Computer Based Aptitude Test, Document Verification and Medical Examination.

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