RRB ALP Recruitment 2024, Registration Starts For 5696 Assistant Loco Pilots


RRB ALP Recruitment 2024

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Notification Out: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has published a detailed official notification for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 for Assistant Loco Pilots posts on the official website against Advt. No. CEN 01/2024 on 19th January 2024. The total number of vacancies announced for the post of ALP is 5696. This is a great opportunity for candidates with  Matriculation and ITI in a specified trade/Act Apprenticeship passed between the age group 18 to 30 years. The online application link is active from 20th January 2024 and will be active till 19th February 2024. In this article, we provide details like eligibility criteria, selection process, application fees, the number of vacancies, etc related to the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024.

RRB ALP Notification 2024 PDF

On 19th January 2024, RRB has released the detailed RRB ALP Notification 2024 PDF on the official website containing all the details of the recruitment process such as eligibility, age limit, steps to apply, selection process, etc. Candidates can check the notification here, the detailed PDF has been shared below.

RRB ALP 2024 Notification PDF (Active)

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024: Overview

RRB ALP Notification 2024 is out on the official website. Interested and eligible candidates must check the detailed overview of RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 which is tabulated below.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024: Overview
Name Of The OrganizationRailway Recruitment Board
Post NameAssistant Loco Pilots and Technicians
Job CategoryRRB ALP
Job LocationAll India
RRB ALP Notification 2024 Released19th January 2024 (Out)
Apply Online Start Date20th January 2024
Last Date To Apply19th February 2024
Total Vacancies (all RRBs)5696
Apply ModeOnline Only
Age Limit (01/07/2024)18 years to 30 years
Educational QualificationMatriculation/ITI in a specified trade/Act Apprenticeship
Pay LevelLevel 2
Medical StandardA-1
Initial PayRs. 19900
Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024: Important Dates

Candidates can check the complete schedule for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 from the given table. We will update all the information regarding the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 after official notice. The online application window will be active from 20th January to 19th February 2024.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024: Important Dates
RRB ALP Notification 202419th January 2024
Starting Date To Apply20th January 2024
Last Date To Apply19th February 2024
Modification & Correction Application form20th February to 29th February 2024
RRB ALP Exam Date 2024To Be Notified
RRB ALP Admit Card 2024To Be Notified
RRB ALP Result 2024To be Notified

RRB ALP Vacancy 2024

For the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot post, RRB has announced a total vacancy of 5696. The detailed category-wise vacancy distribution information has been shared below.

RRB ALP Vacancy 2024
Post NameVacancy

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Vacancy

The total number of vacancies announced by RRB for the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 is 5696 for various regions. The region-wise vacancy distribution is tabulated below.

RRB ALP Region-wise Vacancy 2024
RRB RegionsNumber of Vacancies
Jammu Srinagar39

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Apply Online

The RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 online application link is active from 20th January 2024 The applications are accepted only through online registration by logging on to the website @indianrailways.gov.in. Applications will not be accepted through any other mode. Candidates can directly apply for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilot through the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Apply Online link mentioned below till 19th February 2024.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Apply Online (Link active)

Steps to Apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024

Candidates can go through the given steps to apply online for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024.

Step 1: Visit the official website of RRB @rrbcdg.gov.in.

Step 2: At your RRB regional website, click on the notification of the RRB ALP 2024 Notification.

Step 3: Register yourself for the exam with the personal details required.

Step 4: For registration, open the page and fill in your basic details, for example, your name, your parent’s name, contact information, email, etc.

Step 5: As you click on the submit button, you will receive an OTP.

Step 6: After the OTP is validated, process the generated mail for login credentials.

Step 7: Log in with the credentials and provide the details asked by the application.

Step 8: Pay the required application fee as mentioned by the board.

Step 9: Download the copy of the RRB ALP application and take out a hard copy to save it for further use.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Application Fee

Candidates applying for the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 need to be aware of the application fee structure, which varies based on the candidate’s category. Here is the category-wise application fees as per the previous year’s notice:

CategoryApplication Fee
General (Male)INR 500/-
OBC, ST, SC/ Ex-Serviceman/PWD (Male)INR 250/-
OBC, ST, General, SC/Ex-Serviceman/PWD (Female/Transgender)INR 250/-

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Selection Process

The selection process for the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) is based on four steps that are CBT Stage 1, CBT Stage 2, Computer-Based Aptitude Test, and Document Verification (DV). The selection process for the post of Assistant loco-pilot under RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 is given below.

Post NameCBT Stage ICBT Stage IIComputer-Based Aptitude TestDocument Verification
Assistant Loco PilotYesYesYesYes

RRB ALP 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the RRB ALP 2024, Candidates must check the detailed eligibility criteria as given below.

  1. He/She should be a citizen of India.
  2. He/She should possess a healthy/fit body and be of sound mind.
  3. They should know the regional language from where they are applying for the post.
  4. He/She should be mentally fit to perform the job profile of an Assistant Loco Pilot.

RRB ALP Age Limit 2024 (As On 1/7/2024)

The minimum age limit for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot is 18 to 30 years as of 1/7/2024. However, candidates belonging to different categories have been provided age relaxation accordingly as given below.

RRB ALP 2024 Age Relaxation
CategoryAge Relaxation
Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe5 years
Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (more than 6 months of service after attestation)Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
Person With Disability10 years + relaxation for the respective category
Candidates ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in a minimum of 3 years of service (continuous or in broken spells)40 years of age (UR) 43 years of age (OBC-NCL) 45 years of age (SC/ST)
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and InstitutesUp to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower
Widowed/divorced/judicially separated Women from husbands but not remarried.35 years of age (UR) 38 years of age (OBC-NCL) 40 years of age (SC/ST)
Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years

RRB ALP Physical/Medical Standard Requirement

The candidates need to be both physically and medically fit. The Medical Standard should be A-1 and the eye vision of the candidates should be as per the data in the table below.

RRB ALP Physical/Medical Standard Requirement
Medical StandardPhysical StandardVision Standard
A-1Physically Fit in All StandardsDistant Vision: 6/6, 6/6 Without glasses with fogging test (must not accept +2D)Near Vision: Sn: 0.6. 0.6 Without glassesMust Pass test for Color Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc.

RRB ALP 2024 Educational Qualification

Check the educational qualification required for the post fo RRB ALP 2024:

  1. Matriculation / SSLC, ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trades of Armature and Coil Winder / Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Fitter / Heat Engine / Instrument Mechanic / Machinist / Mechanic Diesel / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV / Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic / Tractor Mechanic / Turner / Wireman, OR,
  2. Matriculation / SSLC, Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above, OR,
  3. 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering, OR,
  4. Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of ITI.
  5. Candidates with Degrees in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above can also apply.

RRB ALP 2024 Selection Process

Those who are applying for the RRB ALP Post must know the selection process through which they are required to go through. The RRB ALP Selection Process consists of 4 stages as shown below and all the exams will be conducted in a computer-based manner.

  1. Stage I CBT
  2. Stage II CBT
  3. Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
  4. Documents Verification
  5. Medical Examination.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Pattern

The details of the RRB ALP Exam Pattern for CBT I and CBT II are discussed below in detail:

RRB ALP CBT I Exam Pattern

This table outlines the key details related to the RRB ALP 2024 CBT 1, including the exam mode, total marks, number of questions, duration, subjects, marking scheme, and negative marking policy.

RRB ALP 2024 CBT 1 Exam Pattern
Exam ModeOnline
Total Marks75
Total Questions75
Duration60 minutes
SubjectsMathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness of Current Affairs
Marking Scheme1 mark for each correct answer
Negative Marking⅓ mark for each incorrect answer

RRB ALP CBT II Exam Pattern

The RRB ALP 2024 is to be conducted in an online format. The complete and thorough details of the RRB ALP CBT II Exam Pattern is given below.

  1. The examination has a total duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  2. It comprises two segments: Part A and Part B.
  3. Part A includes questions from Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science, and General Awareness of Current Affairs.
  4. Part B is centred around Relevant Trades.
RRB ALP 2024 CBT 2 Exam Pattern
Subjects/SectionsNumber of QuestionsTime Duration 
                                                                                    Part A
General Awareness and Current Affairs1090 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning25
Basic Science and Engineering40
Part B
Trade Test/Professional Knowledge7560 minutes
Total175 Questions

RRB ALP Salary 2024

Upon being finally selected for the position of Assistant Loco Pilot, candidates will be entitled to an attractive salary package in accordance with the Government’s Pay Level. In addition to the salary, candidates will receive various perks and allowances as per the established regulations. The selected candidates will be paid as per Level 2 of the Pay Matrix Level 2, with an initial salary of Rs. 19,900.

Refer to the comprehensive salary structure for RRB ALP 2023 presented in the table below for detailed information.

RRB ALP Salary 2023
SalaryAmount/Types of Allowances
Pay ScaleRs. 19,900/-
AllowancesHRA, DA, TA, Running Allowance, New Pension Scheme


What is RRB ALP Recruitment 2024?

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 is the latest recruitment drive conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) to hire Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) for 5696 Vacancies for various railway zones.

When will the RRB ALP 2024 notification be released?

The release date for the RRB ALP 2024 notification has been released for 5696 ALP Posts on 19th January 2024.

How can I apply for RRB ALP 2024?

To apply for RRB ALP 2024, candidates need to visit the official RRB website, fill out the online application form, and follow the specified application process. The direct link to apply for the RRB ALP 2024, will be shared here.

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