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RRB ALP Eligibility 2021 - Age, Education

Loco pilot is the short form for locomotive pilot and is considered to be the backbone of the Indian Railways. Usually two loco pilots drive a locomotive engine. The Indian Railways conducts RRB ALP examination to select loco pilots and technicians in Indian Railways. This section deals with the eligibility criteria of the RRB ALP exam.

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for RRB ALP is based on three factors

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Nationality

The three points are discussed in detail below

Age Limit

  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: 28 years

There is an Age Relaxation for the respective candidates as per the Government rules. The candidates claiming for age relaxation must have authentic documents in hand issued by the government or respected authority.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwD10 years

Educational Qualification

The candidates must fulfill some required educational qualifications while applying for the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment. The required qualification for the posts are given below in a tabular format.

DesignationEducational Qualification
Assistant Loco PilotMatriculation / SSLC Plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/ Degree in Engineering.
TechniciansMatriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering (As Applicable).


The applicant must be a Citizen of India in order to apply for the RRB ALP posts.

RRB ALP Application Fee

SC/ST/Female Candidates/Ex-servicemen/EBCRs.250/-

Note: Rs.400/- and Rs.250/- will be duly refunded respectively for GEN/OBC and SC/ST/Ex-serviceman candidates after appearing for First Stage CBT.

RRB ALP Selection Process

RRB ALP selection process consist of 4 stages

  1. CBT Stage I
  2. CBT Stage II
  3. Computer Based Aptitude Test
  4. Document Verification


What is the age criteria for RRB ALP?

Minimum: 18 years, Maximum: 28 years

When will the RRB ALP exam 2021 be conducted? +

RRB ALP 2021 will be conducted based on the official notification issued by RRB.

What is the application fees for RRB ALP? +

For Gen and OBC category males, it is Rs.100. Rest are exempted from paying fees.

What is the total number of vacancies in Railways RRB ALP? +

The total vacancies are as follows:
Assistant Loco Pilot - 27795
Various Post of Technicians - 36576

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