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RRB ALP Notification 2021

Railways RRB ALP 2021 Notification

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the Loco pilot recruitment examination every year throughout India for the recruitment of Locomotive pilot or loco pilot. The notification would contain all the exam details like the selection process, the application process, application fees, exam centres, etc. The RRB ALP 2021 exam is yet to be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

RRB ALP 2021 Overview

Name of the Organization Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Name of the Examination RRB ALP
Post Name Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians
Exam DateTo be Announced 
Official Website Indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP Important Dates

EventsExam Dates
Online Registrations BeginsTo be declared soon
Online Registrations EndsTo be declared soon
Online Exam Start DateTo be declared soon

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 Vacancy

The offiical notification for RRB ALP 2021 is yet to be released. The latest notification was released in 2018 for 64371 number of vacancies. The break up of the vacancy is as follows

Sl. NoPost CategoryVacancy
1Assistant Loco Pilot27795
2Various posts of Technicians36576

How to Apply for RRB ALP Exam?

Candidates need to follow these steps to apply for RRB ALP exam:

  1. Visit official website of the RRB of your region.
  2. Click on the “apply now” option.
  3. Fill the necessary details like father’s name, Date of Birth, Phone number, etc.
  4. Verify your phone number and email id through an OTP.
  5. After successful verification, a registration ID will be issued
  6. Re-login to the website with your Registration ID and password
  7. Fill the other details as is asked for in the required field
  8. Upload the scanned copy of your photograph and signature of the required dimension
  9. Make the payment or upload your payment details
  10. Review your application once again and click submit button
  11. The application will be displayed on the screen.
  12. Download and take a print out for your reference.

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 Exam Pattern

The RRB ALP exam pattern consist of the following phases

  • CBT Stage- 1
  • CBT Stage- 2 ( Part A and Part B)
  • CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test)
  • Document Verification

CBT Stage -1 

SubjectsNo. of QsDuration
Maths2060 Mins
General Intelligence & Reasoning25
General Science20
General Awareness on Current Affairs10

CBT Stage -2

The Second Stage CBT will consist of two parts: Part A and Part B, Part A will have questions on Maths, Reasoning, Basic Science & Engineering and Current affairs. There will be a total of 100 questions to be solved in 90 minutes for Part A whereas Part B will consist of questions on Relevant Discipline/Trade and will have 75 questions to be solved in 60 minutes. Part B will be of qualifying nature only whereas the marks of Part A will decide the progress of the candidates to the next stages of the selection process.

PartSubjectsNo. of QsDuration
Part AMaths10090 Mins
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General Awareness on Current Affairs
Part BRelevant Trade7560 Mins
Total1752 Hours 30 Mins

RRB ALP Syllabus

The syllabus of CBT Stage-1 and Part A of CBT Stage-2 is as follows:

MathsNumber system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement-Arguments and Assumptions etc
General ScienceThe syllabus cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of Class 10 standard 
General Awareness on Current AffairsScience & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics
and other subjects of importance.
Basic Science and EngineeringThe broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational
Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.


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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