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RRB ALP 2024: Tentative Exam Date Announced – Stay Updated!

RRB ALP 2024: The Ministry of Railways, Government of India, through the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), has announced vacancies for the position of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) across different RRBs. Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in these opportunities can refer to the notification for detailed vacancy information and apply online to kickstart their railway career journey.

Application Fee

All Candidates (except SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically Backward Class)Rs. 500
SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically Backward ClassRs. 250

Important Dates

Starting Date for Apply Online & Payment of Fee20-01-2024
Last Date for Apply Online & Payment of Fee19-02-2024 up to 23:59 Hrs
Modification window for corrections in application form20-02-2024 to 29-02-2024
Tentative Date of CBT 1 examJune to August 2024
Tentative Date of CBT 2 (Second Stage) examSeptember 2024
Date of Aptitude Test (CBAT)November 2024
Shortlist for Document Verification after Aptitude TestNovember/December 2024
Provisional issue of Centralised Employment Notification for next cycleJanuary 2025

Age Limit (as of 01-07-2024)

CategoryMinimum AgeMaximum AgeAge Relaxation
All18 Years33 YearsApplicable as per rules


Candidates should possess Matriculation/SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in relevant trades. Diploma/Degree (Relevant Engineering Disciplines) can also be accepted.

Vacancy Details

SI No.RRB RegionZoneTotal
1.RRB AhmedabadWR238
2.RRB AjmerNWR228
3.RRB BangaloreSWR473
4.RRB BhopalWCR219
5.RRB BhubaneswarECoR280
6.RRB BilaspurCR124
7.RRB ChandigarhNR66
8.RRB ChennaiSR148
9.RRB GuwahatiNFR62
10.RRB Jammu & SrinagarNR39
11.RRB KolkataER254
12.RRB MaldaER161
13.RRB MumbaiSCR26
14.RRB MuzaffarpurECR38
15.RRB PatnaECR38
16.RRB PrayagrajNCR241
17.RRB RanchiSER153
18.RRB SecunderabadECoR199
19.RRB SiliguriNFR67
20.RRB ThiruvananthapuramSR70
21.RRB GorakhpurNER43
Tentative Exam Date (31-01-2024)Click Here
Age Limit Notice (30-01-2024)Click Here
Apply Online (20-01-2024)Click Here
Detailed Notification (20-01-2024)Click Here
Government Job Notification 2024Click Here
Official WebsiteClick Here


What is RRB ALP eligibility?

The RRB ALP Notification 2024 has been released for 5696 vacancies of the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) post. The candidates must have passed 10th with ITI or Diploma to be eligible for this post. The RRB Assistant Loco Pilot selection process comprises Computer Based Test (CBT)

How to apply for RRB ALP 2024?

Review the eligibility criteria outlined in the RRB ALP Notification 2024 PDF.
Click on the “Apply Online” link provided below or visit the official website at to access the RRB ALP Online Form 2024.
Complete the RRB ALP Registration Form 2024 with accurate information.
Upload all the required documents as specified in the application guidelines.

Is the RRB ALP exam tough?

The difficulty level of the RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) exam can vary from candidate to candidate based on their level of preparation, understanding of the subjects, and familiarity with the exam pattern. Here are a few factors to consider:
Exam Preparation: Those who have thoroughly prepared for the exam by covering the entire syllabus, practicing the previous year’s question papers, and taking mock tests are likely to find the exam more manageable.
Subject Knowledge: Candidates with a strong grasp of the subjects covered in the exam, such as Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, and General Awareness, may find the exam easier.
Exam Pattern: Understanding the exam pattern, types of questions asked, and time management strategies can significantly impact the perceived difficulty of the exam.
Individual Skills: Factors such as problem-solving abilities, logical reasoning skills, and time management skills play a crucial role in determining how a candidate performs in the exam.
While some candidates may find the RRB ALP exam challenging, others may perceive it as manageable based on their level of preparation and aptitude. Overall, with diligent preparation and a structured study plan, candidates can increase their chances of performing well in the exam.

What is the salary for ALP training?

Candidates who have completed the RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) training period will receive a fixed stipend of approximately Rs. 27,000. The stipend amount may vary depending on factors such as the specific post, type of traction (Diesel or Electrical), and other relevant considerations. It’s important to note that the RRB ALP salary during the training period is not subject to any allowances or deductions.

Is RRB ALP Group B or C?

The RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) position is generally classified as a Group C category job in the Indian Railways. Group C comprises technical and non-technical staff members who perform various operational and administrative tasks within the organization. As an ALP, individuals are responsible for assisting the Loco Pilot in the operation and maintenance of locomotives, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of trains. Group B typically includes higher-level managerial and supervisory roles within the railway hierarchy.

Can 12 passes apply for ALP?

Yes, candidates who have passed their 10+2 (12th) examination with the required qualifications can apply for the RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) exam. However, it’s important to note that apart from the 12th pass qualification, candidates must also possess additional technical qualifications such as ITI (Industrial Training Institute) certification or a Diploma in relevant engineering disciplines as specified by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) in their official notification. Therefore, while a 12th pass candidate may be eligible to apply, they must also fulfill the specific technical requirements set by the RRB for the ALP position.

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