RRB ALP 2023 Notification, Application Form, Exam Date, Vacancies, Pattern

The Railway Recruitment Board releases the notification regarding the ALP Recruitment on its official web portal. The application form will be available on the official portal i.e. www.indianrailways.gov.in. The recruitment drive of ALP is conducted and regulated by one of the 21 Regional Railway Recruitment Boards. For getting recruited in RRB ALP candidates have to qualify for the CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test), and document verification.  The application process for the same will be started in the month of February 2023 tentatively. This exam is organized at the national level and qualified candidates who clear the entrance exam will be recruited as Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians in Indian Railways. We have mentioned comprehensive details of RRB ALP 2023 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, the application process, exam pattern, selection process, etc. below.

RRB ALP 2023 Overview

Name of the exam Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot
Abbreviated as RRB ALP
Conducted by Railway Recruitment Board
Exam purpose To appoint candidates for the post of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians in Indian Railways
Frequency of exam Once a year
Mode of application Online
Exam mode Computer Based Test
Recruitment procedure
  • For ALP – CBT, CBAT, and Document Verification
  • For Technicians – CBT followed by Document Verification
Exam level National level
Application fee
  • INR 500 for the unreserved category
  • INR 250 for reserved category
Official website www.indianrailways.gov.in.

RRB ALP 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Official notification release February 2023
The online application process starts from February 2023
Deadline of application form closing March 2023
Last date to pay the application fee online March 2023
CBT first stage August 2023
CBT stage 1 result declaration To be updated
CBT second stage December 2023
CBT stage 2 result To be updated
CBAT 2023 To be updated

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must have passed SSCL+ITI or matriculation or apprentice course or Diploma/Degree in Engineering to be able to appear for this exam.
  • Those applying for the post of technicians need to pass matriculation or SSCL+ITI or apprentice course or 12th with Physics and Mathematics or Diploma in Engineering to take up this exam.

Age limit

The age of the applicant must be between 18 years to 28 years to be eligible. However, relaxation in reserved categories is given below:

  • OBC: 3 Years
  • SC/ST: 5 Years
  • General (PWD): 10 Years
  • OBC (PWD): 13 Years
  • PWD – SC: 15 Years
  • PWD – ST: 15 Years

RRB ALP 2023 Application Form

The steps to filling up RB ALP Application form 2023 are given below. Follow these steps:

  • On the official website of Indian Railways, candidates need to carefully enter details like name, educational qualification, post, exam center choice, etc. while applying.
  • All the details in the application form should match with the official records/documents of the candidates.
  • Upload scanned copies of the candidate’s recent passport-size photograph and signature as per the given formats.
  • Candidates can use the integrated online payment gateway for the payment of application fees.
  • Candidates must download a copy of the duly filled application form and take out its print for the records.

RRB ALP 2023 Application Fee

An individual can make the application fee payment either through online or offline mode. Online modes of payment would be debit card/ credit card/ internet banking and offline payment can be made via SBI or Post Office Challan.

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

RRB ALP 2023 Exam Centers

  • 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
  • Gujarat
  • Meghalaya
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • West Bengal

RRB ALP 2023 Salary

  • Grade Pay: 1900
  • Payscale: Rs 19,900
  • Assistant Loco Pilot Salary (including allowances): Rs 35,000 (Approx)

Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Examination: Online, Computer Based Test
  • Number of Questions: CBT stage 1- 75; CBT stage 2- 175
  • Type of Questions: Objective, MCQ type
  • Duration of Exam:   CBT 1: 60 Minutes; CBT 2: 90 Minutes
  • Medium of Exam: Konkani, Manipuri, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, and English
  • Sections in Paper: 5 sections namely Arithmetic & General Intelligence, Technical Skills, General Awareness, General Science and Reasoning

Marking Scheme:

Sections Number of Questions Number of Marks
Arithmetic 20 20
Reasoning 25 25
General Awareness 10 10
General Science 20 20
Total 75 75

RRB ALP 2023 Result

The Railway Recruitment Board will release the examination results for RRB ALP 2023 for each and every stage. Candidates need to qualify at each stage to be eligible for the RRB ALP 2023 recruitment process. Candidates can check the result online mode by visiting the official portal of Indian Railways. The result will be made available stage-wise. Different participating RRBs will publish the result for RRB ALP separately online. After the announcement of the RB ALP 2023 Results, nominated candidates will be called to appear for the document verification process. They will have to produce certain documents to verify and according to this last stage, the candidate will be appointed to the respective post.

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