RRB ALP 2024 Recruitment Exam: Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot is popularly known as the RRB ALP 2024 exam. The RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) is responsible for conducting the ALP exam. RRB conducts exams for ALP posts and Technician post to appoint the eligible candidates as Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician in different zones of the railway across the country.

There are a total of 21 Railway Recruitment Boards in our country. All these 21 RRBs conduct their regional exam to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Technicians and Assistant Loco Pilot. The exam is conducted in around 12 languages (Hindi, English, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Tamil, Marathi, Manipuri, Telugu, Konkani, Urdu) to make the examination process easy for the candidates to score well.

RRB ALP 2024 exam is a national level exam and will be completed in 3 stages:

  • Stage 1: Computer-based test
  • Stage 2: Computer-based test (consists of two parts)
  • Stage 3: Computer-based aptitude test (CBAT)

RRB ALP 2024 Overview

Exam NameRailway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot 2024
Popular NameRRB ALP 2024
Conducting AuthorityRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
 Offered PostsAssistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician Grade-III
Eligibility Criteria10th pass & ITI/Diploma in Engineering
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Total No. of Stages3
Application Fee Rs. 500/- (For General male category candidates)
Number of VacanciesTo be announced
Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP 2024 Important Dates

Candidates are required to check all the important events and dates regarding RRB ALP 2024. Here we have given the tentative dates for all the events.

Release date of Registration/ Application form2nd week of February 2024(Tentative)
Last Date of submission of the application form of RRB ALP2nd week of March 2024 (Tentative)
Prelims Admit Card Release Date of RRB ALP2nd week of April 2024 (Tentative)
Prelims Exam Date of RRB ALPApril 24, 2024(Tentative)
Prelims Result date of RRB ALP2nd week of May 2024 (Tentative)
Mains Admit Card Release Date of RRB ALPTo be announced
Mains Exam Date OF RRB ALPTo be announced
Mains Result date of RRB ALPTo be announced

RRB ALP 2024 Vacancy and Salary Detail

The expected vacancies for RRB ALP/Technician 2024 are supposed to be 19000+ and especially 9500+ vacancies for technician posts. Candidates are advised to check the official website of RRB for the latest updates about vacancies.

Salary Detail

The salary details for RRB ALP/ Technician posts are given below in the table.

ParticularPay (in Rs.)
PayscaleRs. 19,900/-
Grade payRs. 1,900/-
Salary with allowancesRs. 35,000/- (approx)

RRB ALP 2024 Application Process

The application form for the RRB ALP 2024 exam will be accepted via online mode only as no other mode will be applicable. Here we are providing the steps that how to apply for the RRB ALP 2024 exam. Eligible candidates can follow these steps to fill out the application form.

How to Apply?

  • Firstly, you need to open your respective regional website of RRB from which you are going to apply.
  • After visiting the webpage of the regional RRB website, click on the notification of RRB ALP 2024.
  • Now you have to register yourself on the regional website of RRB.
  • For the registration process, open the registration page and start to fill in all the required details like the Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Contact No., Mail-id, etc. as required, and submit the form.
  • After the submission, you will get an OTP which will have to be validated.
  • After the validation of OTP, you will receive a generated mail for login credentials.
  • In this next step, log in with the earlier provided credentials, and provide all the details as required to fill the application form correctly.
  • Now, you have to upload your recent passport-size photo and a self-signed signature.
  • Then you have to pay the required application fee to accept your application, otherwise, it will not be considered an incomplete process and hence your candidature will be rejected.
  • Now download the copy of the filled application form and take a hard copy of it, keep it safe, it will be useful in further processes.

RRB ALP 2024 Application Fee

The application fee will vary from category to category. You can check the category-wise application fee from the table given below.

CategoryApplication Fee
ST, General, SC/Ex-Serviceman/PWD (for Female/ Transgender candidates)INR 250
ST, SC/ Ex-Serviceman/PWD  (for male candidates)INR 250
General/OBC (for male candidates)INR 500


  • The size of the candidate’s signature and the candidate’s photo should be lie between 15 KB – 40 KB.
  • The photograph’s dimensions should be  35mm x 45mm.
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RRB ALP 2024 Eligibility


  • Those candidates who are a citizen of India can apply for the exam.

Age Limit

  • The minimum age limit of the candidates is 18 years however the maximum age limit is 30 years.

Educational Requirement

  • ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)- A candidate who has completed their Matriculation/ SSCL along with ITI/ any Apprentice course/ Diploma or Degree in engineering will be eligible to apply.
  • Technician-  A candidate who has completed their Matriculation/ SSCL along with ITI/ any Apprentice course/ 10+2 with Physics and Maths / Diploma in Engineering will be eligible to apply.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Pattern

In brief, we can say there are a total of three stages that RRB ALP aspirants have to clear to get this job. The pattern of all three stages is given below.

Exam Pattern: Paper-I (CBT 1)

SectionNo. of questionsTotal marksDuration
General Awareness and Current Affairs10  
General Science20  
General Intelligence & Logical Reasoning25  
Total 75 Questions75 Marks60 minutes

Exam Pattern: Paper-II (CBT 2)

  • Paper 2 of the RRB ALP exam consists of two parts: Part-A and Part-B.
  • The total questions in the paper-II will be 175, in which 100 questions will be asked in Part-A while 75 questions will be asked in Part-B.


SectionNo. of questionsMarksDuration
General Awareness and Current Affairs1010 
General Intelligence & Reasoning2525 
Basic Science and Engineering4040 
Total100 Questions100 Marks90 minutes


SubjectNo. of questionsMarksDuration
Relevant Trade757560 minutes

Exam Pattern: CBAT (paper-III)

  • The last stage of the RRB ALP exam is the Computer-based Aptitude Test (CBAT).
  • Candidates who are applying for ALP posts have to appear for this test only.
  • The language of the test will be bilingual i.e. English and Hindi.
  • Only those candidates will able to appear for this exam, who have cleared the Paper-II.
  • No deduction of marks will be there in this stage.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Syllabus

Syllabus: Paper-I

Logical Reasoning and General Intelligence 

  • Syllogism
  • Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Mathematical operations
  • Blood relationships
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Jumbling
  • Venn Diagram
  • Conclusions and Decision Making
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Arguments and Assumptions

General Awareness and Current Affairs

  • Personalities
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports and Culture
  • Indian Polity
  • Economics


  • Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions
  • Percentages
  • Time and Distance
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Square Root
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration
  • LCM, HCF
  • Time and Work
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock

General Science

  • Biological Sciences
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Syllabus: Paper-II

General Awareness

  • Personalities
  • Science & Technology
  • Indian Polity
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Economics

Logical Reasoning and General Intelligence

  • Blood relationships
  • Arguments and Assumptions
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical operations
  • Venn Diagram
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and Decision Making
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.


  • LCM, HCF
  • Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, Square Root
  • Age Calculations
  • Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Ratio and Proportion, Percentages
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry
  • Calendar & Clock
  • Profit and Loss

Basic Science & Engineering

  • Speed and Velocity
  • Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation)
  • Basic Electricity
  • Work Power and Energy
  • Environment Education
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Units, Measurements, Mass Weight, and Density
  • Levers and Simple Machines
  • IT Literacy etc.

RRB ALP 2024 Admit Card

The hall ticket/ entry ticket/ admit card of the RRB ALP 2024 exam will be available on the regional website of RRB. No posts service will be provided in order to avail of the admit card. Candidates have to download the admit card from the website.

How to Download?

  • Step 1: First of all, open your respective regional website of RRB.
  • Step 2: Find the ‘Admit Card’ section on the homepage and click on the link.
  • Step 3: Now, download your admit card by entering your username and password.
  • Step 4: Take a printout of it for future reference.

RRB ALP 2024 Exam Center

While filling the application form for RRB ALP 2024 exam, candidates will be asked to fill the 3 desired preferences for the examination center. At that time, you have to fill in the preferences carefully. The allotment of the examination center will be based on your preferences only.

No request for the change of the examination center will be entertained under any circumstances.

RRB ALP 2024 Result

The result/scorecard of the RRB ALP 2024 exam will be published online on the regional websites of RRB. The result will be declared for each stage separately. Candidates have to log in with their credentials in order to download the RRB ALP exam result of 2024 for each paper.

The result of the RRB ALP exam will be released in the pdf form which contains the list of all qualified candidates by showing their name and roll no.

Steps to check RRB ALP 2024 Results

  • First, go to your respective regional website of RRB.
  • On the homepage, click the “Results” tab.
  • Now search for the result link of the RRB ALP exam and then click on it.
  • Now download the result, it will be available in the pdf form.
  • In the pdf list, the roll no. of all the qualified candidates will be there.

RRB ALP 2024 Cut off

To get an idea about the cut off trend and score requirement, we have provided stage- I cut off of the year 2018-19 of RRB ALP exam which is given below:

CategoryMinimum Required Percentage


The official website of RRB is www.indianrailways.gov.in

The mode of application is online to apply for RRB ALP/ Technician exam.

The age of the candidates should lie between 18-30 years old.

There are total three stages in the exam that a candidate have to clear in order to get a job of ALP post.

The detail of the application fee for RRB ALP 2022 exam is given below-

CategoryApplication Fee
ST, General, SC/Ex-Serviceman/PWD (for Female/ Transgender candidates)INR 250
ST, SC/ Ex-Serviceman/PWD  (for male candidates)INR 250
General/OBC (for male candidates)INR 500

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