The excitement among job seekers is palpable as the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, has announced a significant recruitment drive for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP). In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the details of the RRB ALP Recruitment 2024, covering everything from the notification release to the application process, eligibility criteria, and exam pattern.

Recruitment BoardRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Name of the PostAssistant Loco Pilot (ALP)
Notification NumberCET 01/2024
No of Vacancies5696 Posts
Job LocationAll Across India
Pay ScaleRs. 19900-63200/- (Level-2)
Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 Notification PDF

RRB ALP Vacancy 2024 Overview:

Indian Railways plans to fill over 5000 vacancies under CEN Number 01/2024 across 21 zones. Each zone has a specified number of vacancies, and candidates can apply online to only one RRB. The detailed vacancy overview is as follows:

    RRB NameRRB Vacancy
Bangalore219 + 65
Bhubaneshwar124 + 1192
Jammu254 + 91
Kolkata161 + 56

Eligibility Criteria for RRB ALP 2024

To be eligible for the ALP post, candidates must fulfill certain criteria:

  • Educational Qualification: 10th class passed with ITI or 10th passed with three Diplomas in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile Engineering.
  • Age Limit: Minimum 18 years, maximum 30 years.

RRB ALP Selection Process 2024:

The selection process involves multiple stages:

  • First Stage CBT
  • Second Stage CBT
  • Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Exam

Candidates should prepare systematically for each stage to secure their position.

RRB CBT 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

  • Number of Questions: 75 on Maths, Mental Ability, General Science, and General Awareness.
  • Marks: 1 mark per question; 1/3 mark deduction for each wrong answer.
  • Qualifying Marks: UR and EWS – 40%, OBC NCL – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%
  • Time: 1 hour

How to Submit RRB ALP Application Form 2024

Applying for RRB ALP requires careful navigation of the online application process. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  • Visit the official RRB website.
  • Look for the “Recruitment” section and find “RRB ALP Recruitment 2024.
  • Register or log in.
  • Fill in the application form with accurate details.
  • Upload required documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Review and submit the application.

RRB ALP Application Fee:

  • Female/EBC/SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Transgender/Minorities: Rs. 250/-
  • Other Candidates: Rs. 500/-

The RRB ALP Recruitment 2024 presents a golden opportunity for those aspiring to build a career in the Indian Railways. A thorough understanding of the notification, syllabus, and application process is key to success. As the application process kicks off from January 20, 2024, candidates should gear up for a competitive yet rewarding journey.


  1. When is the application process expected to start?

    The online application process is expected to commence from 20th January.

  2. What is the last date to submit the application?

    The last date for application submission is 19th February.

  3. How many vacancies are to be filled through this recruitment?

    A total of 5696 vacancies will be filled under CEN Number 01/2024.

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Last Updated On : 28th Jan, 2023