RRB ALP 2024 Application Form, Vacancies, Exam Date, Eligibility

RRB ALP 2024: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will very soon release the official notification regarding the ALP Exam on its official web page. The application form will be provided on the official portal i.e. www.indianrailways.gov.in. which is RRB’s main web portal. In order to get recruited in RRB for the post of ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot), candidates have to pass Computer Based Test, CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test) and further clear the document verification process. The recruitment drive for ALP will be held via preliminary exam and mains exam. This exam is carried out at national level, therefore it is considered as one of the competitive exams in India. Participants who clear the entrance exam will be appointed as Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians in Indian Railways.

RRB ALP 2024 Overview

Name of the exam Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot 2024
Short form RRB ALP
Conducted by Railway Recruitment Board- RRB
Exam purpose To recruit eligible applicants 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 (Computer Based Test), CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test) and Document Verification

For Technicians – CBT (Computer Based Test) and Document Verification

Exam level National level
Application fee Rs. 500 for unreserved category

Rs. 250 for reserved category

Official website www.indianrailways.gov.in.

RRB ALP 2024 Important Dates

RRB ALP Activities Dates (Expected)
Release date of Registration/ Application form 2nd week of February 2024
Last Date of Apply 2nd week of March 2024
Prelims Admit Card Release Date of RRB ALP 2nd week of April 2024
Prelims Exam Date 4th week of April 2024
Prelims Result date 2nd week of May 2024
Mains Admit Card Release Announced Soon
Mains Exam Announced Soon
Mains Result Announcement Announced Soon

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Requirements: Candidates hold a pass certificate and relevant mark sheets of SSCL+ ITI or 10th  or apprentice course or Degree/ Diploma in Engineering to be able to take up this exam. Candidates applying for the post of technicians should have passed matriculation or SSCL+ ITI or apprentice course or intermediate with Mathematics and Physics or Diploma in Engineering to appear for this exam.

Age limit: The age of the applicant should lie between 18 years to 28 years to be eligible for the test. However, relaxation in reserved categories will be applicable as follows:

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

RRB ALP 2024 Application Form

Complete step by step method to fill up RB ALP Application form 2024 are given below:

  • First of all go to the official website of Indian Railways i.e. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), candidates should input details like name, educational qualification, choice of exam center, post applying for, etc. while applying.
  • All the details in the application form should be same as provided in the official records/ documents of the candidates.
  • Upload scanned copies of the participant’s recent passport-size photograph and signature as per the formats mentioned in the form.
  • Utilize the integrated online payment gateway to make the payment of application fee.
  • It is essential for the candidates to download a copy of the duly filled application form and take out its print for the records.

Application Fee:

An individual will be able to pay the application fee payment either through online or offline mode as per his/ her suitability. Online modes of payment are debit card/ internet banking/ credit card and offline payment modes include payment through 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/-

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

Salary Details

Grade Pay: 1900
Pay scale: Rs 19,900
APL Salary (including allowances): Rs 35,000 (Approx)

Exam Pattern

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

Marking Scheme:

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

Expected Cut Offs

Category of Candidate Minimum Qualifying Marks
Unreserved (UR) 40%
Other Backward Classes (OBC NCL) 30%
SC / ST / PwD 25%


The Railway Recruitment Board will declare the examination results for each phase. Candidates are required to pass each phase to be eligible for the RRB ALP recruitment. They can access the result in online mode by visiting the official portal of Indian Railways i.e. RRB. The result will be delivered online stage wise. Different participating RRBs will release the exam outcome separately online. After the results declaration, nominated individuals will be invited to appear for document verification process. Furthermore, they will be appointed to the respective post accordingly.

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