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RRB ALP Recruitment 2024

Opportunity Alert: 5696 Assistant Loco Pilot employment notification announced.

Great news for job seekers! The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), under the Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India, has announced the release of employment notification CEN No. 01/2024. This notification invites applications for 5696 Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) positions across various RRBs.

Key Details:

  • Position: Assistant Loco Pilot
  • Number of Positions: 5696
  • Application Deadline: February 19, 2024

The online application process for the RRB ALP Vacancy 2024 starts on January 20, 2024, and ends on February 19, 2024.

OrganizationRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Posts NameAssistant Loco Pilots 
CategoryGovt Jobs
Application ModeOnline
Online Registration20th January to 19th February 2024
Age Limit18-30 years
Medical StandardA-1
Selection ProcessCBT I, CBT II, CBAT
Initial SalaryRs.19,900/-
Pay LevelLevel-2
Official website

If you’re interested and meet the eligibility criteria, don’t miss this opportunity! Read the advertisement carefully and apply online through the provided link in the Important Links section.

Take your chance to embark on an exciting career journey with the Indian Railways! Apply now.

Zone and Category wise vacancy for RRB ALP Exam

RRB ALP Category and Zone and category-wise Vacancies

Eligibility Criteria of RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Details

Age Limit: Candidates must ensure that their age falls within the range of 18 to 30 years as of July 1, 2024.

Age Relaxation: For candidates belonging to specific categories, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) provides relaxation in the upper age limit:

  • OBC-NCL: 3 years of relaxation
  • SC/ST: 5 years of relaxation
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD): 10 years of relaxation plus additional relaxation for the respective category.
  • Residents of Jammu & Kashmir (between 1980 and 1989): 5 years of relaxation.
  • Candidates with Railway Industry Experience (casual laborers, substitutes, group “C” and former group “D” railway staff): 40 years of age (UR), 43 years of age (OBC-NCL), 45 years of age (SC/ST).
  • Railway Company Employees in Quasi-Administrative Capacities: Up to the length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
  • Female Candidates who are widowed, divorced, or legally separated and not remarried: 35 years of age (UR), 38 years of age (OBC-NCL), 40 years of age (SC/ST).
  • Candidates who completed an Act Apprentice course under the Apprenticeship Act before turning 25: 35 years of age (UR), 38 years of age (OBC-NCL), 40 years of age (SC/ST).

Educational Qualification: Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:

A) Possess Matriculation / SSLC along with ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the following trades:

  • Fitter
  • Electrician
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
  • Mechanic Radio & TV
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Mechanic Motor Vehicle
  • Wireman
  • Tractor Mechanic
  • Armature and Coil Winder
  • Mechanic Diesel
  • Heat Engine
  • Turner
  • Machinist
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic


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


B) Possess a 3-year Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering from a recognized institution.


A combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution instead of ITI.


Note: A Degree in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above will also be acceptable instead of a Diploma in Engineering.

For any queries related to technical issues, candidates can contact the following helplines during the specified time:

 Physical and Medical Standards For RRB ALP Recruitment 2024

Physical and Medical Standards for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024:

Medical Standard: A1 Physical Standard

Physically 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 Candidates must pass tests for Color Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc., to meet the required standards.

Selection process for the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) vacancy 2024

The selection process for the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Recruitment 2024 consists of the following stages:

  1. CBT I (Computer-Based Test I): Candidates first appear for Computer-Based Test I, which presumably evaluates their knowledge and aptitude for the ALP position.
  2. CBT II (Computer-Based Test II): Those who qualify for CBT I proceed to Computer-Based Test II, which likely assesses candidates’ knowledge in more depth, focusing on technical aspects relevant to the ALP role.
  3. Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT): Candidates who clear CBT II then take the Computer-Based Aptitude Test, which assesses their aptitude for the assistant loco pilot position, particularly in areas such as reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving skills relevant to the job.
  4. Document Verification: After completing the Computer-Based Aptitude Test, candidates undergo document verification to confirm their eligibility and qualifications.
  5. Medical Examination: Finally, candidates who pass the document verification stage undergo a medical examination to ensure they meet the required health standards for the ALP position.

Application Fees For RRB ALP Recruitment 2024

Candidates are required to pay the following application fee:

  • Category: SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/PWDs/Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class
    • Fee: Rs. 250
    • Note: The fee for these categories shall be refunded after deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in First Stage CBT.
  • Others:
    • Fee: Rs. 500

How to Apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024?

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024
RRB ALP Official website

To apply online for these posts, interested and eligible candidates can follow the steps below:

  1. Scroll down and navigate to the ‘Important Links’ section on the official portal of RRB.
  2. Click on the Online Application Form link provided.
  3. A new webpage will open where you can begin the application process.
  4. Enter all your personal and educational details as required in the designated fields.
  5. Upload your passport-sized photograph, signature, and other necessary documents as per the instructions provided.
  6. Pay the examination fee according to your category using the available payment options.
  7. Finally, click on the submit button to complete the application process.
  8. Remember to take a printout of the submitted application form for your records.

Ensure that you carefully follow each step to successfully submit your application for the Assistant Loco Pilot posts.

Important Dates for RRB Recruitment 2024

  • Starting date of submission of online application: January 20th, 2024
  • Last date of submission of online application: February 19th, 2024, up to 23:59 Hrs
  • Last Date of Payment of Fees: 19th February 2024
  • RRB ALP Admit Card Download Date: To be notified soon
  • RRB ALP Exam Date: To be notified soon
  • RRB ALP Result Date: To be notified soon

Make sure to submit your online application within the specified time frame to be considered for the recruitment process.

Exam Pattern for CBT 2 RRB ALP 2024

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Part A
Mathematics10010090 minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
Part B
Relevant Trade757560 minutes
Total1751752 hours 30 minutes
  • Marking Scheme for CBT I and CBT II: Candidates receive 1 point for every correct response, and ⅓ of a mark is deducted for each incorrect response.
  • Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT): In the CBAT round, there is no negative marking. This means that candidates are not penalized for wrong answers. However, the exact scoring system may vary depending on the nature of the questions and the scoring method used for the aptitude test.

Important Links of RRB Vacancy

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Exam NoticeDownload
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Q. What is the starting date to apply online for RRB Recruitment?

The starting date to apply online for RRB Recruitment is 20th January 2024.

Q. What is the last date to apply online for RRB Recruitment?

The last date to apply online for RRB Recruitment is 19th February 2024.

Q. How many posts are vacant under RRB Recruitment?

The number of vacant posts under RRB Recruitment is 5696.

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