RRB ALP Recruitment 2018: Date, Notification, Syllabus, Pattern

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment Exam 2018
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Railways recruits large number of hardworking and young candidates for various posts through various Railway Recruitment Boards in India. Indian Railways has many posts according to the eligibility of a candidate. Assistant Loco Pilot is one of the posts for which railways recruit candidates.

As per the Latest RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam Updates, the exam was commenced from 9th August 2018. The detailed Information for the RRB ALP 2018 vacancies is given below.

Till then you can focus on your preparation for RRB ALP 2018 and try to keep it so strong that you can clear the exam in just one attempt

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Below in this blog, we have come up with every single detail about the Railways Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment Exam. Please read it out to stay knowledgeable and updated.

Assistant Loco Pilot Job Profile, Scope & Career Growth

Loco pilot is the post in which employee assists the drivers which pilots the train. Loco Pilot gives the right directions to the piloting person according to the signal lights.

Candidates will assist Driver in performing his duties including calling out signal as soon as one is sighted, fine-tuning Loco and attending minor repairs of the Loco.


Next promotion of Assistant Loco Pilot is Senior Assistant Loco Pilot and after becoming loco pilot one can write also exams for Power Controller, Crew Controller, Loco Foreman (Loco supervisor).

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RRB Loco Pilot Salary & Pay Scale


What is the Salary of an Assistant Loco Pilot?

This is the common Question asked by the candidates who aspire for Railway ALP posts. The answer to this query is given below

A Loco Pilot enjoys numerous benefits, perks and other Allowances associated with the Salary Structure. Below we are sharing an overview of the Total Gross Salary along with the additional Allowances.

Assistant Loco Pilot Pay Scale INR 5200-20200
Initial Pay INR 19900 (As per 7th CPC Pay Matrix)
Grade Pay INR 1900
Dearness Allowance INR 10752
HRA INR 1005
Transport Allowance INR 828
Night Duty Allowance INR 387
Gross Pay INR 26752

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RRB ALP Recruitment 2018- Latest Notifications & Updates

Railway Recruitment Board has announced the Vacancies for RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment in 2018 according to Common Employment Notification (CEN 01/2018).

Accordingly, to that notification RRBs have enhanced and revised the vacancies which are as follow –

Sr. No. Post Category Vacancy
1 Assistant Loco Pilot 27795
2 Various Posts of Technicians 36576
Total 64371

  • RRB have released the result for RRB ALP first stage on 2 November. The candidates can check score for RRB ALP stage 1 and Exam date for Stage 2 CBT from official website.

  • Due to the discrepancies in the Questions and Answers in RRB ALP CEN 01/2018. The RRB has released the Revised Answer Keys, final Cutoff marks and Results on 20th Dec 2018. Candidates must check out the official website for Revised results.

  • The second stage exam for RRB ALP & Technician is from 21st, 22nd and 23rd January 2019.

Kindly stay tuned for latest updates, follow the link

RRB Recruitment 2018 Notification

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 - Check Region Wise List of RRB ALP Vacancy

Loco Pilot Recruitment drives are held by various RRBs. There are 21 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) in India. The RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 will be done by these 21 RRBs.

As Loco Pilot vacancy is one of the most desirable vacancy in Indian Railways therefore competition of loco pilot recruitment is very high.

Below table shows the RRB ALP Vacancy distribution for 21 RRBs. Check it out -

S.No. RRB Zones Expected No. of Vacancies
1 RRB Ahmedabad Asst Loco pilot 1227
2 RRB Ajmer Assistant Loco Pilot 3086
3 RRB Allahabad Assistant Loco Pilot 7482
4 RRB Bangalore Assistant Loco Pilot 3479
5 RRB Bhopal Assistant Loco Pilot 2947
6 RRB Bhubaneswar Assistant Loco Pilot 2672
7 RRB Bilaspur Assistant Loco Pilot 2398
8 RRB Chandigarh Assistant Loco Pilot 4476
9 RRB Chennai Assistant Loco Pilot 3821
10 RRB Gorakhpur Assistant Loco Pilot 3445
11 RRB Guwahati Assistant Loco Pilot 1215
12 RRB Jammu and Srinagar Assistant Loco Pilot 983
13 RRB Kolkata Assistant Loco Pilot 5527
14 RRB Malda Assistant Loco Pilot 1856
15 RRB Mumbai Assistant Loco Pilot 5754
16 RRB Muzaffarpur Assistant Loco Pilot 1139
17 RRB Patna Assistant Loco Pilot 1283
18 RRB Ranchi Assistant Loco Pilot 4281
19 RRB Secunderabad Assistant Loco Pilot 5817
20 RRB Siliguri Assistant Loco Pilot 875
21 RRB Thiruvanthapuram Assistant Loco Pilot 608

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RRB ALP 2018 Exam Date- Save the Calendar and Stay Tuned!


The dates of RRB ALP Exam 2018 have been released. Please check out the dates to schedule your preparations accordingly.

S.No. Important Events RRB ALP Exam Date
1 RRB ALP Notification 2018 2nd Feb 2018
2 RRB ALP 2018 Online Application Start Date 3rd Feb 2018
3 Last date to Apply for RRB ALP Technician Recruitment 2018 31st March 2018
4 Issue of RRB ALP 2018 Admit Card 4 days prior to the date of CBT of the candidate
5 Commencement of RRB ALP 2018 Exam Date 9th August 2018
6 Declaration of RRB ALP Technician Result Declared on 2nd November 2018
7 Commencement of RRB ALP 2018 2nd Stage Exam Date 21st, 22nd and 23rd January 2019.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Online Application - Register Yourself for Loco Pilot Recruitment

Registration for recruitment of Loco pilot should be done on time so that the complete procedure will be done on time. Registration is done step wise so for the complete steps candidates may visit Eduncle.

To know the latest registration dates candidates may click the below link. RRB Online Registration Form 2018.

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RRB Loco Pilot Syllabus | Get Subject Wise ALP Syllabus PDF

To begin preparing for any competitive exam you must have a clear understanding of the prescribed syllabus.

Well RRB doesn’t prescribe any set syllabus except the technical subject, but the questions which are asked are basically from these below mentioned subjects.

Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus includes the following sections:

  • General Awareness
  • Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence
  • Reasoning
  • General Science
  • Technical Ability

For complete syllabus candidates may visit Eduncle. Eduncle provides detailed subject wise railway loco pilot syllabus and exam pattern which will help students to start preparation for Loco Pilot exam.

RRB Syllabus 2018 | Exam Pattern.


RRB Eligibility Criteria for Assistant Loco Pilot - Know the Requirements!

Before applying, you should know about the RRB ALP 2018 Eligibility Criteria, which mainly includes details of the following:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit
  • Medical Standards

The candidates who wish to appear in the Exam, must fulfill all the essential eligibility conditions which are provided in the following blog: RRB Eligibility Criteria 2018


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RRB Exam Pattern for Loco Pilot - Examine & Strategize your Exam Preparation

For Asst Loco Pilot Model Question Paper PDF download, candidates may visit railway loco pilot exam paper link.

Students may start their preparation with the useful RRB Exam Tips that can help them to reach their target of qualifying loco pilot recruitment.

Here are some assistant loco pilot books you may refer :-


  • Dr. Lal & Jain and N.C.E.R.T. Math Book [Std. ix to Std. xii]

English Grammar

  • Oxford
  • R.P. Sharma
  • G.K. & G.S.
  • Chronicle Year Book


  • R.S. Agarwal
  • Arihant publications

For detailed information, please visit the following blog - RRB Exam Preparation Tips | Books.


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RRB Loco Pilot Previous Year Question Paper with Answer Keys

Practicing Previous Year papers will add another advantage in your RRB ALP Exam 2018 Preparation. It will give you an idea about the difficulty level of the exam. You should practice RRB ALP Question paper atleast 2-3 months before the exam to score good marks.

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RRB ALP 2018 Admit Card & Hall Ticket- Know the Complete Download Procedure

Hall tickets are always important to appear for the exam. Getting admit card in hands gives a relief. Railway recruitment boards hand over admit card to candidates by email. Information to check their mail for admit card is send to their mobile numbers.

Get your admit card with Eduncle. Click the below link to get the details about getting your admit card details.

Railway Recruitment Board Admit Card 2018.


Selection Procedure for Loco Pilot - Know the Process, Tests & Stages

To get selected in the Indian Railways Loco Pilot Recruitment, candidates will have to appear in the First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test, and Document Verification

The complete procedure for the recruitment Process is given below

First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Tech.)

The common for exam both Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician is the First Stage Computer Based Test.

Total No of Questions- 75 Questions
Exam Duration- 60 Minutes


  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science
  • General Awareness

Qualifying Marks

The candidates must secure the minimum percentage in the first stage exam to appear in the next stage.

The Minimum percentage for eligibility in various categories is as follows

Unreserved Candidates- min 40% marks
OBC Candidates- min 30% marks
SC Candidates- min 30% marks
ST candidates- min 25% marks

Second Stage CBT

The candidates shortlisted in the First Stage CBT Exam would be eligible for the Second Stage CBT Exam as per the merit list.

The Second Stage Exam would be conducted in two Phases Part A and part B.

Part A

Total No of Questions- 100 Questions
Exam Duration- 90 Minutes


  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Basic Science and Engineering
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs

Qualifying Marks-The qualification marks for Part B exam would be Same as CBT First Stage exam.

Part B

Total No of Questions- 75 Questions
Exam Duration- 60 Minutes


  • The Part B Exam is of Qualifying nature whereas the questions asked would be from the Trade Subjects (Degree/Diploma/ITI/HSC)

Qualifying Marks- The Minimum Qualification for all category candidates shortlisted in Part B is 35 %.

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RRB ALP & Technician Result 2018 – Check Final Marks, Cut Offs, Merit List

Candidates who have applied for loco pilot recruitment exam must be eagerly waiting for results. RRB loco pilot result will be announced after the completion of railway loco pilot exam paper. You will be able to check out the RRB Pilot Result at Eduncle for all the RRBs like Allahabad, Secunderabad etc.

Candidates may visit the below link for latest results. Here candidates may know the RRB wise recent cut off marks

RRB ALP Result 2018.


As per the official notification, the RRB Board has released the revised results for RRB ALP Stage 1.

After the objections raised by the candidates and experts for RRB ALP Answer Key, the RRB has rechecked the answer sheets and released the revised score and selection list on 20th Dec 2018.

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