RRB ALP Recruitment 2024

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RRB ALP Recruitment 2024


RRB ALP Recruitment 2024: Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Cut-offs, Salary etc.

RRB ALP is a national-level recruitment exam conducted for the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technicians in Indian Railways. This recruitment exam is generally organized and managed by any one of the Regional Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) for all the 21 regions.

The official RRB ALP notification 2024 is released on 18th January 2024 by the Railway Recruitment Board.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam: Overview
Exam conducting Organization Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Official Website Indianrailways.gov.in
Examination Name RRB ALP
Post Name Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians
RRB ALP Notification Release Date 18th January 2024
RRB ALP Exam Date 2024 To be Announced Soon

Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2024

RRB ALP Exam will be conducted in 3 stages for ‘Assistant Loco Pilot’ posts followed by document verification process.

• Stage I CBT

• Stage II CBT (Part A, Part B)

• Computer Based Aptitude Test

Stage I CBT

As per the last notification, the test will be of qualifying in nature & will be of 60 minutes duration having 75 questions asked from subjects viz., Mathematics, General Science, General Intelligence & Reasoning, & General awareness.

Sr.No. Topics/Subject No. of Questions Duration
1 Maths 20 60 Mins
2 General Intelligence & Reasoning 25
3 General Science 20
4 General Awareness on Current Affairs 10
Total 75


For every incorrect answer marked, there will be a negative marking of the 1/3 marks of the total mark allocated for that question.

Stage II CBT

Candidates qualifying the Stage I CBT will be allowed to appear in Stage II CBT which will be conducted in two parts- Part A & Part B as tabulated below:

Part Topic/Subject No. of Questions Duration
Part A Mathematics 100 90 Mins
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General Awareness on Current Affairs
Part B Questions from Relevant Trade 75 60 Mins
Total 175 150 Mins

Note: For every incorrect answer marked, there will be a negative marking of the 1/3 marks of the total mark allocated for that question.

Stage III Aptitude Test

This Aptitude test will be an online test (Computer Based) which will be qualifying in nature. Candidates need to score a certain cut off marks as decided by the board in each of the tests to qualify it.

Note: There will be no Negative Marking in the Aptitude Test of Stage III

Exam Date

RRB ALP Exam Date 2024

The official RRB ALP 2024 Notification has not been released yet. The dates shall be updated once the same is updated by the RRB Board.

Event Name Important Dates
Starting Date of Online Application 20th January 2024
Last Date of Online Application 19th February 2024
Last Date of Payment of Fees 19th February 2024
Admit Card Download Date To Be Announced
Result Date To Be Announced

How To Apply

RRB ALP Apply Online 2024

Once the notification is released, follow the below mentioned steps in order to Apply Online for RRB ALP 2024.

Step 1:Click on the link mentioned in the official notification once it is released to apply online.

Step 2:Provide your basic details like Candidates Name, Category, date of birth, Phone number, email id etc.

Step 3:Then upload your recent passport size photograph and along with signature & after verifying the information click on submit to save the basic details.

Step 4:After that, select your respective language and zone as per convenience.

Step 5:Finally, make the online payment of the Application fee using either Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking or through Payment Gateway.

Step 6:Candidates are advised to download/Print a few copies of completely filled application form along with some photographs.

RRB ALP Application Fees
Category Name Fees
General/OBC Candidates Rs.500/-
SC/ST/ Ex-servicemen/ Female Candidates Rs.250/-

Note: The Transaction charges of bank (application Fees/intimation charges), will be borne by the applicants.


RRB ALP Syllabus 2024

The syllabus for Stage I CBT and Stage II CBT are mentioned below. Please do not consider these topics as the only source of information for this Exam as these are indicative not exhaustive in nature.

Exam Sections Topics Covered
Mathematics BODMAS, LCM, HCF, Calendar & Clock, Decimals, Number system, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Fractions, Time & Distance, Algebra, Mensuration, Simple & Compound Interest, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Pipes & Cistern, Geometry, Trigonometry etc.
General intelligence & reasoning Syllogism, Analogies, Para Jumbling, Relationships, Alphabetical & Number Series, Venn Diagram, Conclusions & Decision Making, Jumbling, Analytical reasoning, Similarities & Differences, Classification, Coding & Decoding, Mathematical operations, Arguments and Assumptions, Data Interpretation & Sufficiency etc.
General Science Life Sciences, Chemistry and Physics of matric level, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Astronomy & Space Technology, Computer & Mobile Technology, Inventions & Discoveries, Nutrition, Military Technology, Diseases etc.
General awareness on current affairs History, Sports, Culture, Science & Technology, Important Personalities, Politics, Geography Economics, etc.

Cut Offs

RRB ALP Previous Year Cut offs

The RRB ALP exam shall be conducted in 4 stages having 2 CBT (Computer Based Test). For every CBT candidate needs to secure a minimum Cut Off marks and minimum qualifying marks respectively.

How to Check RRB ALP cut off 2024?

Step 1:Once the results are declared, click on the link provided on the official RRB website for checking Cut off marks.

Step 2:Now enter your Roll Number /or Registration Number along with Password/DOB.

Step 3:Finally click on the ‘Download’ button which you will see on the next screen and check the RRB ALP 2024 Cut Off marks.

As per the last year’s notification, there is a minimum qualifying mark for every CBT of RRB ALP Recruitment process as tabulated below categorically:

RRB ALP CBT Cut off Percentage:
Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
General 40%
OBC 30%
SC 30%
ST 25%
RRB ALP Cut Off 2018
RRB Zone Names Category Name
Scheduled Caste (SC) Unreserved (UR) Scheduled Tribe (ST) OBC
RRB ALP Jammu 30.40 45.89 25.59 36.01
RRB ALP Mumbai 42.23 57.91 25.85 50.94
RRB ALP Gorakhpur 30.05 48.01 25.004 30.02
RRB ALP Secunderabad 40.85 61.26 33.25 53.33
RRB ALP Guwahati 30.19 47.05 25.004 35.09
RRB ALP Bhubaneswar 30.02 40.03 25.21 30.02
RRB ALP Ahmedabad 31.13 53.26 25.22 41.21
RRB ALP Chandigarh 42.57 60.67 25.004 47.01
RRB ALP Malda 30.04 51.80 25.004 32.20
RRB ALP Bangalore 30.02 57.52 25.004 48.57
RRB ALP Siliguri 30.39 40.09 25.14 30.02
RRB ALP Chennai 46.24 60.26 31.84 55.32
RRB ALP Thiruvananthapuram 37.58 69.39 26.70 61.57
RRB ALP Kolkata 31.97 58.20 25.06 38.36
RRB ALP Bilaspur 30.04 58.21 25.04 50.03
RRB ALP Bhopal 49.35 66.57 40.85 58.77
RRB ALP Patna 30.04 40.03 26.08 30.02
RRB ALP Muzaffarpur 32.49 40.18 25.48 30.02
RRB ALP Allahabad 33.29 59.59 25.04 44.81
RRB ALP Ranchi 30.03 60.92 31.12 48.52
RRB ALP Ajmer 48.59 68.05 31.26 58.43


RRB ALP Vacancy 2024

The Official notification for RRB ALP 2024 is not yet announced. The vacancy details shall be updated once the same is released by the RRB board.

Let's have a look at the region wise vacancy details for the year 2018 to have an approx. idea about the vacancies which we can expect for railway loco pilot 2024

RRB Zone Total Vacancies RRB Zone Total Vacancies
AJMER 228 KOLKATA 254+91
BILASPUR 124+1192 RANCHI 153
Total Vacancies Released in 2024 5696


Out of total 5696 vacancies released in 2024, 27795 vacancies were released for RRB loco pilot posts & remaining 36576 vacancies were released for various Technical Posts.

Salary & Job Profile:

RRB ALP Salary Structure 2024

The RRB ALP has a basic pay scale of Rs. 19,900/- as per the second level of 7th pay commission.

Salary Components Amount
Grade Pay 1900/-
Basic Pay Scale 19,900/-
Assistant Loco Pilot Total Monthly Salary 35,000/-
RRB ALP Job Profile 2024

The candidates selected for the post of RRB ALP 2024 will be required to carry out certain responsibilities as per the instructions of higher authorities such as:

Attending minor repairs of the locomotive, Fine tuning of the locomotive, calling out signal once sighted, checking the efficiency of locomotive on regular basis & so on.

Eligibility Criteria

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria 2024

RRB ALP Age Limit 2024:

The applicants must lie under the below age limit in order to apply for the post of RRB ALP 2024

o Min Age: 18 years

o Max Age: 33 years

RRB ALP Age Relaxation 2024:
Category Name Max Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD 10 years
RRB ALP Education Qualification 2024:
Designation RRB ALP Qualification
Assistant Loco Pilot Matriculation / Degree in Engineering/ SSLCPlus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma.
Technicians Matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / CourseCompleted Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma inEngineering (As Applicable).