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

RRB ALP 2024: Each year, Railway Recruitment board (RRB) conducts recruitment process for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) in the railway department. The exam is popularly known as the RRB ALP 2024 exam. The RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) is accountable to organize the Assistant Loco Pilot posts and Technicians post in order to recruit the eligible candidates as Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician in different zones of the Indian railways.

In India, there are a total of 21 Railway Recruitment Boards. All the 21 Railway Recruitment Boards of India commence their regional exam to select eligible aspirants for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians. The exam is organized within 12 languages (English, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, Assamese, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Manipuri, Konkani, Urdu) for making the exam process easy for the aspirants to score good grades. Go through the complete piece of article below to know in detail about RRB ALP 2024 such as Recruitment Dates, Eligibility, Applying Process, Application Fee, Paper Pattern, Results Declaration, Etc.

RRB ALP 2024 Highlights

Exam Name Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot 2024
Popular Name RRB ALP 2024
Conducting Authority Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
 Offered Posts Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)

Technician Grade-III

Eligibility Criteria Diploma in Engineering or 10th pass ITI
Type of Questions Objective Type (MCQs)
Total No. of Stages 3
Application Fee  Rs. 500/-
Number of Vacancies Announced
Official Website www.indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP 2024 Important Dates

Events Dates (Expected)
Release date of registration Announced soon
Last Date of submission of the application form of RRB ALP Announced soon
Prelims Admit Card Release date Announced soon
Prelims Exam Date Announced soon
Prelims Result date Announced soon
Mains Admit Card Release date Announced soon
Mains Exam date Announced soon
Mains Result date Announced soon

RRB ALP 2024 Eligibility Criteria

It is essential for the entrants to meet all the eligibility conditions before applying for the RRB ALP 2024 Exam. Ineligible candidates will not be able to apply in the later stages of the recruitment process. The section below mentions the eligibility criteria for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 :


Candidates with the Indian nationality are eligible to apply for RRB ALP recruitment 2024.

Age Criteria

Upper age and the lower age limit is as under:

  • Upper Age – 28 Years
  • Lower Age – 18 Years

Applicants for ALP and Technician will also get relaxations in age:

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

Educational Requirement:

  • ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)- An individual who has passed his/ her matriculation/ SSCL along with any apprentice course/ ITI/ Degree or diploma in engineering will be able to apply.
  • Technician- Entrant who has completed his/ her matriculation/ any apprentice course/ SSCL along with ITI/ 12th with Physics and Mathematics / Diploma in Engineering, can apply too.

RRB ALP 2024 Application Form

  • Go to the main web page of the Railway Recruitment Board under which you aspire for recruitment.
  • To complete the registration, provide information such as Name, Date of Birth, Address, Aadhar Number, 10th details, Parent’s Name, Mobile Number, and Email Id.
  • Review the application form and confirm the entered details.
  • Provide each and every detail including academic qualification, gender, community, reservation details and more.
  • Make the payment of the application fee depending upon which category you belong to.
  • After that upload all the scanned copies of your documents, including a photograph, scribe photograph, and SC/ ST certificate in the mentioned specifications.

Application Fee

While submitting the application form, entrants need to pay a requisite amount depending upon their category as the application fee. The table below represents the RRB ALP category-wise application fee for 2024:

Categories Application Fee Amount
SC / ST Rs. 250
Ex-Serviceman Rs. 250
PWD Rs. 250
Female Rs. 250
Transgender Rs. 250
Minorities Rs. 250
EWS Rs. 250
All other categories Rs 500

Exam Pattern

CBT Stage 1

  • Mode of Exam – Computer-Based Test (CBT) Online
  • Number of Sections – 4
  • Number of Questions – 75
  • Maximum Marks – 75
  • Duration of Exam – 60 minutes
  • Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Negative Marking – 1/3 marks
  • Correct Response – +1 mark

CBT Stage 2 – Sectional Overview

Section Number of Questions
Mathematics 20
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25
General Science 20
General Awareness and Current Affairs 10
Total 75

Exam Pattern

Paper-II (CBT 2)

RRB ALP Exam Paper 2 includes two parts: Part-A and Part-B. There will be a total of 175 questions in the paper-II, in which 100 questions will be from Part-A while remaining 75 questions will be from Part-B.


Section No. of questions Marks Duration
General Awareness and Current Affairs 10 10
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
Mathematics 25 25
Basic Science and Engineering 40 40
Total 100 Questions 100 Marks 90 minutes

Part B:

Subject No. of questions Marks Duration
Relevant Trade 75 75 60 minutes

Exam Pattern

CBAT (paper-III)

  • The last stage of the RRB ALP Recruitment Exam 2024 is the Computer-based Aptitude Test (CBAT).
  • Aspirants applying for ALP posts will have to take this test only.
  • The language will be bilingual i.e. English and Hindi.
  • Only those candidates who clear the Paper- II will able to appear for this exam.
  • No provision of negative marks will be there in the last stage.


The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will publish the results for all the exam stages individually. Entrants passing a stage are eligible to take part in the subsequent stage of the RRB ALP recruitment process. The outcome for the same will be available in an online mode. Candidates can simply access their from the website of Railway Recruitment Board. After qualifying each stage, candidate has to participate in document verification as well as a vacancy in a particular post.


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