RRB ALP Exam -Selection Process, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cutoff

RRB ALP Exam
RRB ALP Exam

Dear Candidate, Some of you will have thought about Railway driver and its job responsibilities, I was thought that How Amazing is to drive a Train and control it. in Indian Railway a railway driver is known as Loco Pilot.

So today, I am going to describe Assistant Loco Pilot, RRB ALP Exam its selection process, exam pattern, Syllabus, Salary pay-scale, Benefits in detail. and at the last of the Article, I will give you some preparation tips to crack the RRB ALP Exam as a bonus. so let’s get started.


Indian Railway RRB ALP Exam -Career: Assistant Loco Pilot

Indian railway Career Opportunities: Indian railway has the Largest Rail network in the Asia and world 2nd largest in single Body management. There are 11000+ trains are running daily in which 7000+ Trains are passengers. All the trains controlled and manage carefully. If you want to join Indian Railway, here the right place to know all about the Indian Railway Assistant Loco Pilot joining process. Indian railway is Bigger in Size having lots of Vacancies that’s why it has some requirement boards. these boards conduct the exam for their vacancies separately, so before knowing the process of exam first know all RRBs as listen below-


RRBs (Railway Recruitment Boards):

How many RRBs in Indian Railway: As we know Indian railway bigger in size so there are 21 Railway Recruitment Boards, which belong to the Different States, these boards having an independent Hiring process, and all boards released its Requirement notification on its Official Websites. Here all listed.

Various RRBs Name and their respective Websites

RRB Namewebsites
Ahmedabadhttp://www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in
Ajmerhttp://rrbajmer.gov.in/
Allahabadhttp://rrbald.gov.in/
Bangalorehttps://rrbbnc.gov.in/
Bhopalhttp://www.rrbbpl.nic.in/
Bhubaneswarhttps://rrbbbs.gov.in/
Bilaspurhttp://www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in/
Chandigarhhttp://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/
Chennaihttp://www.rrbchennai.gov.in/
Gorakhpurhttp://www.rrbgkp.gov.in/
Guwahatihttp://www.rrbguwahati.gov.in/
Jammuhttp://www.rrbjammu.nic.in/
Kolkatahttp://www.rrbkolkata.gov.in/
Maldahttp://www.rrbmalda.gov.in/
Mumbaihttp://www.rrbmumbai.gov.in/
Muzaffarpurhttp://www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in
Patnahttp://www.rrbpatna.gov.in/
Ranchihttp://rrbranchi.gov.in/
Secunderabadhttp://rrbsecunderabad.nic.in/
Siligurihttp://rrbsiliguri.gov.in/
Trivendramhttps://rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in/
RRB Boards

RRBs Conducts the exams for various Known Vacancies are-

  • NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Category)
  • Junior Engineer (JE)
  • Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)
  • Technician
  • Senior Section Engineer (SSE)
  • RPF (Railway Police Force)

All these are in Under Group C. here the selected candidate appointed, promoted to Group B after Experience and eligibility. These are called Skilled Employee of RRB.


Responsibility of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP):

What are the responsibilities of ALP: An Assistant Loco pilot have tough responsibilities, as below-

  • An ALP should be quick responsive to assist with Loco Engine.
  • An APL should be a Good Listener to take command from the Control center.
  • The main objective of ALP is to drive a Loco engine carefully according to the Control center.
  • It is also responsive to collect and share details of Loco Engine problems.
  • It is Responsive to collect and share details of the rail track.
  • etc..

Career path for Assistant Loco Pilot:

  • An Assistant Loco Pilot is Promoted to Senior Assistant Loco Pilot.
  • After a certain duration of service, it becomes a Loco Pilot.
  • After becoming Loco Pilot it can write exams for Power Controller, Crew Controller, Loco Foreman (Loco supervisor).

Salary and Pay-scale of Assistant Loco Pilot:

What is Salary of ALP: India railway offers Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of `19900/- plus other allowances as admissible

RRB ALP Salary, Pay-scale

Salary TermsAmount
Garde pay1900/-
Pay-Scale- Level 02 of 7th CPC19,900/-
Total In Hand salary Monthly
(included Allowances)
35,500/-
Total Salary package Annual4,26,000/-
Salary of ALP

Benefits and Facility in Indian Railway Service:

What are the Benefits and perks of Indian Railway Service: Indian Railway is wide in Network, here you can Grow yourself within the Organization. it offers many benefits to its employees, it depends on the grade or rank or the service, some benefits are-

  • Railway Accommodation Quarter,
  • Life-time Free Travel railway Family Pass.
  • Medical Treatment in Indian Railway Hospitals
  • Medical allowances.
  • Security guards in the railway colony and domestic help
  • Option for taking study leave abroad
  • High level of job security
  • POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
  • Perks like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
  • An attractive salary.

RRB ALP Exam Fee:

What is the Application fee of RRB ALP Exam: Candidates applying for the posts of RRB ALP have to pay the prescribed fee as per their category detailed below:

RRB ALP Exam Fee Category vice

Sr.
No.
Category NameFee Rs.
1.


For all candidates except the fee concession categories (SC/ST) Out of this500/-
2.




For PwBD / Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities/
Economically Backward Class.
This fee of Rs 250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in 1stStage CBT.
250/-
RRB ALP Exam Fee Category vice

Note:- Free Sleeper class Railway pass is permissible to SC/ST Candidate only. to reach the exam center.

Eligibility of RRB ALP Exam :

What are the Eligibility criteria of RRB ALP Exam: RRB ALP Exam conducts for the Various posts that’s why it has Different Eligibilities for a different post. I am Arranging eligibility criteria in 4 main categories as –

  • Nationality
  • The relevant Trades/Engineering discipline
  • Essential Educational Qualification
  • Age Criteria

Nationality

Candidate must be Indian, or Subject of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, etc… who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the
the intention of permanently settling in India,


RRB ALP Exam: Relevant Trades / Engineering discipline

What Trades are Eligible for RB ALP Exam: Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2). The relevant trades for various engineering discipline/HSC (10+2) for appearing in the qualifying test is as below:

RRB ALP Trade / Engineering Branch

Engineering Discipline(Diploma/Degree)Relevant trade for
PART B Qualifying
Test to be selected from
Electrical Engineering and combination of various streams of Electrical EngineeringElectrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wiremen / Winder(Armature) / Refrigeration and
Air Conditioning Mechanic
Electronics Engineering and combination of various streams of Electronics EngineeringElectronics Mechanic /
Mechanic Radio & TV
Mechanical Engineering and combination of various streams of Mechanical EngineeringFitter / Mechanic Motor Vehicle
/ Tractor Mechanic /
Mechanic Diesel / Turner /
Machinist / Refrigeration
and Air Conditioning Mechanic
/ Heat Engine / Millwright
Maintenance Mechanic
Automobile Engineering and combination of various streams of Automobile EngineeringMechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel
/ Heat Engine / Refrigeration
and Air Conditioning Mechanic
HSC(10+2) with Physics and MathsElectrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman
RRB ALP Trade /Engineering Branch

Essential Educational Qualification for RRB ALP Exam:

What Qualification for RRB ALP Exam: RRB Conduct ALP exam along with Technician. both are technical services, that’s why essential educational qualification is similar for both, but Technician branch have more trades, here we are discuss only Educational Qualification of ALP, as below-

RRB ALP Educational Requirement

Educational Qualification for ALP
1.Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades.
                          OR
2. Engineering Degree/ Matriculation / SSLC plus 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
3. A 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering (OR) Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution in lieu of ITI
RRB ALP Educational Requirement

Age criteria for RRB ALP Exam :

What is the Minimum Age Criteria for RRB ALP Exam: Assistant loco Pilot exam has Age limit criteria. Relaxation in Age is Applicable as Below

RRB ALP Age Criteria with Relaxation

CategoryAge
Years
Relaxation
Years
GEN18 – 28NA
OBC Creamy Layer18 – 28NA
OBC Non-Creamy Layer18-283 years
SC/ST18-285 years
Ex-Serviceman
more than
6 months service
after attestation
18- 283 years
PwBD (GEN)18-2810 years
PwBD (OBC-NCL)18- 2813 years
PwBD (SC/ST)18 – 2815 years
J&K domiciled Candidate18 -285 Years
Ex-Serviceman (Railway)
3-year service of
Group ‘C’ & Group ‘D’ – (GEN)
18 – 2840 years of age
Ex-Serviceman (Railway)
3-year service of
Group ‘C’ & Group ‘D’ – (OBC-NCL)
18 -2843 years of age
Ex-Serviceman (Railway)
3-year service of
Group ‘C’ & Group ‘D’ – (SC/ST)
18 -2845 years of age
Railway organization
Quasi Railway service-
such as Railway Canteens,
Co-operative
Societies and Institutes
18 – 28Up to the length
of service rendered
(or)
5 Years, whichever is lower.
Women candidates, who are
widowed, divorced – (GEN)
18 -2835 Years of age
Women candidates, who are
widowed, divorced – (OBC-NCL)
18 -2838 Years of age
Women candidates, who are
widowed, divorced – (SC/ST)
18 – 2840 Years of age
Course Completed Act Apprentices18 – 28Shall be relaxed to the
extent of Apprentice
Training undergone by
them under the Apprentice
Act 1961.
RRB ALP Age Criteria and Age relaxation

Plan of RRB ALP Exam :

What is RRB ALP Exam Process: Indian railway board RRB Conduct the exam for ALP Exam Along with Technician in Two Stages.

  • The First Stage is Computer Based Test (CBT), and Second Stage is also divided into Two Parts are Part-A and Part-B, both are Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Part A is the Same as the First stage, and Part B is the Trade Specific Test.
  • At Last, a Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) is compulsory to ALP Candidate which is Qualifying in mature with minimum Passing marks
  • Candidate indicated as ALP after qualifying it and Document Verification/Medical Examination.

Selection is made strictly as per merit.so let’s know each in exam pattern as below-

RRB ALP Exam Pattern:

What is RRB ALP Exam Pattern: There are mainly Three written Computer-based exams, All written exam is Computer based, decribe a below-

RRB ALP First Stage Exam Pattern

SubjectNo. of Que.No. of MarksDuration
Mathematics2525__ __
General Intelligence
and Reasoning
1515__ __
General Science1515
General awareness on current affairs2020
Total757560 min
RRB ALP First Stage Exam Pattern

Negative Remarking:- There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in CBTs. Deduction of 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be made for each wrong answer.


Stage-2nd: Part A

RRB ALP Second Stage: Part A Exam Pattern

SubjectNo. of Que.No. of MarksDuration
Mathematics2525__ __
General Intelligence
and Reasoning
2525__ __
Basic Science and Engineering2525__ __
General Awareness
and Current Affairs
2525
Total10012090 min
RRB ALP Second Stage: Part A Exam Pattern

Negative Remarking:- There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in CBTs. Deduction of 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be made for each wrong answer.


Second Stage: Part B

RRB ALP Second Stage: Part B Exam Pattern

SubjectMarksDuration
Trade Specific Exam:
This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director-General of Employment & Training (DGET).
7560 Min
RRB ALP Second Stage: Part B Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Exam Computer Based Aptitude Test

Subject/TopicMinimum Qualifying marks
Memory Test42 Marks
Following Directions Test42 Marks
Depth Perception Test42 Marks
Concentration Test42 Marks
Perceptual Speed Test42 Marks
RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test

Candidates are advised to visit websites of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in -Directorates->Psycho Technical Directorate ->Guidelines for Aptitude Test) for question patterns and other details of CBAT.

Note- RRB ALP Computer Based Aptitude Test

Detailed Syllabus of RRB ALP Exam:

Syllabus of RRB ALP Exam
Syllabus of RRB ALP Exam

What syllabus asked in RRB ALP Exam: RRB ALP Exam Consist Mathematics, General Intelligence, and Reasoning, General Awareness, Basic Science and Engineering, etc. in Stage one and stage two. all detailed syllabus is as below-

RRB ALP Exam Mathematics Syllabus

Number systemBODMASFractions
LCM, HCFRatio and ProportionPercentages
MensurationTime
and Work
Time and Distance
Simple InterestCompound InterestAlgebra
GeometryTrigonometryElementary Statistics
Square RootAge CalculationsCalendar
ClockPipes & CisternProfit and Loss
RRB ALP Exam Mathematics Syllabus

RRB ALP Exam General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

AnalogiesAlphabetical SeriesNumber Series
Coding and DecodingMathematical operationsRelationships
SyllogismJumblingVenn Diagram
Data InterpretationData SufficiencySimilarities and Differences
ClassificationDirectionsStatement –
Arguments and
Assumptions
Analytical reasoningConclusions
and
Decision Making
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
RRB ALP Exam General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

RRB ALP Exam General Science Syllabus

PhysicsChemistryBiology
Life ScienceEnvironmentNatural resources
RRB ALP Exam General Science Syllabus

RRB ALP Exam General awareness on current affairs Syllabus

Science Research
& Technology
SportsCulture of India
Famous PersonalitiesEconomicsPolitics
HistoryGeographyNational Awards
Global AwardsInternational Summits
and Relations
other Currents Affairs
RRB ALP Exam General awareness on current affairs Syllabus

RRB ALP Exam Basic Science and Engineering Syllabus

Engineering Drawing:
(Projections, Views,
Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures,
Symbolic Representation),
Mass Weight and DensityMeasurements
Work Power and EnergyUnitsSpeed and Velocity
Heat and TemperatureBasic ElectricityLevers and Simple Machines
Occupational
Safety and Health
Environment EducationIT Literacy
RRB ALP Exam Basic Science and Engineering Syllabus

RRB ALP Stage-2: Part B trade Specific Exam Covers a wide range of Syllabus according to Trade branches, the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET) click here to view or Download trade exam Syllabus According to Trade branch


Final Selection of RRB ALP Exam

  • Selected candidates will be Inducted to their positions according to the merit list, RRB has authority to set selection line in between merit list. the priority will give to those candidates in the merit list, who has a good score.
  • The selected candidate will be Deputed to training in respective departments, and during the training period, the only stipend will be paid as Applicable.
  • The selected candidate will have to sign a Bond, which is necessary to all, at the time of joining in the railway, of duration same as the training period

RRB ALP Exam 2019 Cut-Off:

Indian Railway has 21 RRBs and all are Releases their Exam result as Cut-off list separately, here I am sharing Cut-Off only RRB Allahabad ALP 2019 exam, as below-

RRB Allahabad: ALP Exam 2019 Cut-Off

CategoryCut-off Marks
UR59.59306
SC33.29067
ST25.04884
OBC44.81916
EX-ESM (UR)40.18716
EX-ESM (SC)35.81253
EX-ESM (ST)__ __ __ __
EX-ESM (OBC)30.42510
RRB Allahabad: ALP Exam 2019 Cut-Off

Preparation Tips to Crack RRB ALP Exam:

How to Prepare for RRB ALP Exam: As I promised to you at the beginning of this article, I am Giving you some tips, which will help you to crack RRB ALP exam, so read gently and follow them.-

  • There is no Short Track for the Preparation, you have to understand it.
  • Yes, any of the exams is crack only through smart Preparation Strategy, hard Working, and Continuity.
  • If you really want to crack IBPS ALP, you have to Study Continue and Never Break your Daily Routine.
  • If you belong to a poor family, you can teach anyone Subject in any coaching or as Home Tuition, it will help you financially and improve your concepts.
  • Make a Habit of Reading Competitive Magazines, Good Newspaper, Economics News (National and International).
  • This will help you to gain knowledge for the Interview and General Study.
  • Always read from NCERT textbooks accordingly IBPS RRB Relevant post Syllabus.
  • Make your own notes, which helps to Revision at the time of Examination.
  • Attend Test test series weekly to check your skills
  • Always attend Group Discussions and Seminars relevant to your Field.
  • Open yourself up to others; it will help you to gain confidence.
  • That’s all are also part of the job profile, it will be your daily routine of the Service too

How to Apply for RRB ALP Exam

How to Apply for Railway ALP Exam: The Indian railway releases its Vacancy notification at the time of heavy requirement. this exam not organized every year, it only happened according to the demand of the employee on the Indian railway, so this is a big problem. the last RRB ALP Exam conducted in 2019.
If you want to apply for this post, you have to regularly visit its official website for the latest vacancy. their vacancy detail also available in the newspaper. Click here to reach the official website of RRBs.


Author’s View

Dear Candidate, Indian railway Service is one of the most beneficial services in India. it has a wide range of networks, departments, and big infrastructure. where you can develop yourself. Indian Railway offers Attractive Salary, Accommodation facility in Railway colony, Medical facility in railway hospitals, Lifetime Family travel pass, Official Leaves, sick leaves, Retirement policy, and many more. that’s why tough competition always makes it special. So work hard to achieve your goal, because if you will get this opportunity, the future will be better for you and your family.

I hope you like the Information and will help you to make a career in Indian railway. if you have any doubt please write to me in the comment below, I will reply as soon as possible. thankyou for your precious time. I will back with some Awesome Article, Take care, Stay safe, keep study, keep the focus on your goal, and make your parents proud you.

Thank you


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the ALP Full form ?

ALP- Assistant Loco Pilot

What is RRB ALP exam ?

RRB ALP is Competitive exam conducted by Indian Railways’ RRBs for Assistant Loco Pilot

How many RRB center in India ?

There are only 21 RRBs in India, to view all
click here

What is the educational qualification for RRB ALP Exam

1.Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades
2. (ITI trade diploma)
3. Engineering Diploma

What is exam pattern of RRB ALP exam ?

The First Stage is Computer Based Test (CBT), and Second Stage is also divided into Two Parts are Part-A and Part-B, both are Computer Based Test (CBT).
view more

How can I join Indian Railway ?

Indian railway has some entry process
UPSC Entry Group ‘A’ Post- Engineer, Doctor, Admin&Allied
RRB NTPC- Non-tech posts
RRB JE- Junior engineer Posts
RRB ALP/Technician- Railway driver, and technician posts
RRB SSE- Senior section Post
RRC- Group ‘D’ Post
RFP- Railway police
etc

How to be Station master ?

RRB NTPC Exam conduct for the post of Station master after graduation.

What Syllabus Asked in Railway RRB ALP Exam

It asks Math, General Awareness and Reasoning
Click here to the detailed syllabus

What is Exam Fee of RRB ALP exam

General (UR) fee- 500/-
Category (Reserved) fee – 250/- (250 is refundable)
according to 2019 notification

What are the responsibility of ALP

The main objective of ALP is to drive a Loco engine carefully according to the Control center. It is also responsive to collect and share details of Loco Engine problems.

What is career path of RRB ALP

An Assistant Loco Pilot is Promoted to Senior Assistant Loco Pilot. After a certain duration of service, it becomes a Loco Pilot. After becoming Loco Pilot it can write exams for Power Controller, Crew Controller, Loco Foreman (Loco supervisor).

How to be railway driver

You can be an Indian railway driver through RRB ALP Exam, Minimum Qualification is- 10th Pass with ITI , 3 year diploma, etc.

What is the Salary of Indian railway driver ALP

Indian railway get 19,900 basic pay with some attractive allowances. Net in hand Salary 35,500/- Rs monthly

What is the Benefits of Indian railway Service

1. Railway Accommodation Quarter,
2. Life-time Free Travel railway Family Pass.
3. Medical Treatment in Indian Railway Hospitals
4. Medical allowances.
5. Security guards in the railway colony and domestic help
6. Option for taking study leave abroad
6. High level of job security
7. POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
8. Perks like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
9. Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
10. An attractive salary.
etc

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