The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is all set to conduct the RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilots) and Technician Recruitment 2023 to fill vacancies for these prestigious posts. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the RRB ALP 2023 notification, the application process, selection procedure, and other essential details.

The Railway Recruitment Board will soon release the official RRB ALP Notification PDF for various vacancies of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians. Aspiring candidates must carefully go through the detailed advertisement before applying for these posts. The official notification will be available at the RRB’s official website, www.indianrailways.gov.in.

Recruiting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostSpecialist Officer (SO), PO
Exam LevelNational
Participating Banks11
Online Registration01st to 21st August 2023
IBPS Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2023

RRB ALP Recruitment 2023 – Important Dates

The complete schedule for RRB ALP Recruitment 2023 will be released along with the official RRB ALP Notification 2023. Aspiring candidates should keep an eye on the website for updates. The important dates will include the starting and last dates of online application, payment of fees, admit card download, exam date, and result date.

Important Dates:

  • RRB ALP 2023 Notification: To be announced
  • Starting Date of Online Application: To be announced
  • Last Date of Online Application: To be announced
  • Last Date of Payment of Fees: To be announced
  • RRB ALP Admit Card Download Date: To be announced
  • RRB ALP Exam Date: To be announced
  • RRB ALP Result Date: To be announced

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RRB ALP Vacancy 2023

In 2018, the Railway Recruitment Board released a staggering 64,371 vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot and various Technician posts. This year, we can expect a similar number of vacancies, which will be revealed in the RRB ALP 2023 Notification.

RRB ALP 2018 Vacancy (Post-wise)

Assistant Loco Pilot27,795
Various posts of Technicians36,576

RRB ALP 2023 Application Form

Candidates interested in applying for RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2023 must submit their application forms online. The specific dates for online registration will be mentioned in the official notification. It is advisable to submit the application well before the last date.

RRB ALP 2023 Application Fee

Applicants are required to pay the application fee while filling out their RRB ALP application form. Failure to pay the fee will lead to the rejection of the application. The fee details for different categories are as follows:

  • SC / ST / Ex-Serviceman / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class (The fee for these categories shall be refunded after deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in First Stage CBT): Rs. 250
  • Others: Rs. 500

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Steps to Apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2023

To apply for RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2023, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the official website of RRB and go to the other RRB page: https://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/other-rrb.php
  2. Click on the notification link for RRB ALP & Technician 2023 Notification at your RRB regional website.
  3. Register for the exam by providing the required personal details.
  4. Fill in your basic details, including your name, parent’s name, contact information, email ID, etc.
  5. Submit the form to receive an OTP (One-Time Password) and process it.
  6. After OTP validation, you will receive login credentials via email.
  7. Log in with the provided credentials and provide the necessary application details.
  8. Pay the required application fee as specified by the board.
  9. Download the copy of the RRB ALP application form and keep a hard copy for further reference.

RRB ALP 2023 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for RRB ALP Recruitment 2023, candidates must fulfill the following educational qualifications and age limit:

RRB ALP Educational Qualification

For the post of RRB Assistant Loco Pilot:

  • Matriculation / SSLC, ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trades of Armature and Coil Winder / Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Fitter / Heat Engine / Instrument Mechanic / Machinist / Mechanic Diesel / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV / Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic / Tractor Mechanic / Turner / Wireman
  • OR
  • Matriculation / SSLC, Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the mentioned trades
  • OR
  • 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering
  • OR
  • Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution in lieu of ITI.
  • Candidates with a Degree in the mentioned Engineering disciplines can also apply.

For the post of RRB Technician:

  • Matriculation / SSLC, ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the relevant trade
  • OR
  • Matriculation / SSLC, Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trade

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RRB ALP Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years

RRB ALP Upper Age Relaxation

The following age relaxations will apply for specific categories:

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC (NCL): 3 years
  • Ex-Servicemen (more than 6 months of service after attestation): Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
  • PWD: 10 years + relaxation for the respective category
  • Candidates domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989: 5 years
  • Railway Group ‘C’ and Erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff with a minimum of 3 years of service: 40 years of age (UR), 43 years of age (OBC-NCL), 45 years of age (SC/ST)
  • Quasi-Administrative Railway staff (e.g., Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies, and Institutes): Up to the length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
  • Widowed, divorced, or judicially separated women candidates: 35 years of age (UR), 38 years of age (OBC-NCL), 40 years of age (SC/ST)
  • Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years: 35 years of age (UR), 38 years of age (OBC-NCL), 40 years of age (SC/ST)

RRB ALP Recruitment 2023 Selection Process

The selection process for RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2023 consists of the following stages:

  • For RRB Assistant Loco Pilot:
    1. CBT I
    2. CBT II
    3. Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
    4. Document Verification
  • For RRB Technicians:
    1. CBT I
    2. CBT II
    3. Document Verification

RRB ALP Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023

The detailed syllabus and exam pattern for the RRB ALP 2023 Exam will be available in the official notification. Candidates should refer to it to prepare effectively for the exam.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2023 Salary

The selected candidates for RRB ALP and Technician positions will be placed in Level 2 of the Pay Matrix, with an initial pay scale of INR 19,900/-. Along with the basic pay, they will also receive additional allowances such as House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA), Running Allowance (based on the km traveled), Transport Allowance, and New Pension Scheme (10% Deduction), etc.


  1. When will the RRB ALP 2023 Notification be released?

    The exact date of the RRB ALP 2023 Notification release is yet to be announced. Aspiring candidates should regularly check the official website for updates.

  2. What is the application fee for RRB ALP 2023?

    The application fee for SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/PWDs/Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class is Rs. 250, while for others, it is Rs. 500.

  3. What is the salary for RRB ALP and Technician positions?

    The selected candidates will be entitled to Level 2 of the Pay Matrix with an initial pay scale of INR 19,900/- along with additional allowances.

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