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RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) 2021 Exam Dates, Admit Card, Application, Eligibility, Pattern & Results

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Jun 10, 2021

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RRB ALP is a national-level recruitment drive to fill about 23801 vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians in Indian Railways. The recruitment drive will be organized and managed by one of the 21 Regional Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) for all the regions. The exams are complex and to have a thorough understanding the candidates must go through the previous years’ papers. Also, check RRB Upcoming Exam Dates 2021

RRB ALP 2021 Highlights

Date of Exam March/April 2020 (Tentative)
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Official Website www.indianrailways.gov.in
Mode of Exam Online
Type of Questions Objective Type (MCQs)
Eligibility (may vary for different exams) 10th pass & ITI/Diploma in Engineering
Posts Offered Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Technician Grade III
Number of Vacancies 23000+
Pay Scale 5,200-20,200-1,900 INR

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  • The convening Regional RRB will set up a web portal for facilitating online application and other procedures.
  • The tentative date for RRB ALP Recruitment 2020 is yet to be announced.
  • RRB ALP 2020 will be a pen and paper-based test.
  • There will be 6 sections in the test consisting of multiple-choice questions.
  • The result will be declared on the official site of the participating RRBs.

All 21 Railway Zones including Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri, and Thiruvananthapuram are expected to fill vacant posts for Assitant Loco Pilots and Technician.

Latest updates:

Total Vacancies in RRB ALP 2020

Zone Vacancies
RRB Mumbai 3624
RRB Secunderabad 3210
RRB Ranchi 2210
RRB Kolkata 1786
RRB Chennai 1423
RRB Patna 1371
RRB Bilaspur 1341
RRB Allahabad 1321
RRB Chandigarh 961
RRB Bangalore 890
RRB Muzaffarpur 878
RRB Jammu Srinagar 812
RRB Bhubaneswar 745
RRB Ajmer 645
RRB Bhopal 625
RRB Ahmedabad 455
RRB Guwahati 445
RRB Siliguri 445
RRB Thiruvananthapuram 341
RRB Malda 178
RRB Gorakhpur 95
Total 23801

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RRB ALP 2020 Calendar of Events

The table below highlights the tentative schedule for RRB ALP 2020.

Events Dates
Release of Official Notification December 2019
Availability of Application Form January 2020
Application Form Submission Deadline January 2020
Issue of Admit Card for Written Exam 2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date
Scheduled Exam Date March/April 2020
Publication of Results Approximately a month after Exam

RRB ALP 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility to apply for RRB ALP is matriculation with ITI or Diploma in Engineering. The specific guidelines related to Nationality, Academic Qualification, and Age Limit are stated below:

Nationality: Only Indian nationals can apply for RRB ALP 2020.

Educational qualification: Applicants should be 10th pass and possess ITI Certification (approved by NCVT / SCVT), or Diploma Engineering except for CSE or Civil disciplines.

Age limit: Applicant should be 18 to 30 years old. OBC candidates will get relaxation for 3 years while SC/ST candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.

Note: Candidates must meet the specified eligibility criteria as per official notification. In case eligibility conditions are not satisfied by any particular candidate, at any stage of the recruitment process, then their candidature is liable to be canceled.

RRB ALP 2020 Application Form

Candidates need to complete all the steps before submitting the form. Steps involved in filling the RRB ALP 2020 Application Form are mentioned below:

  1. All the particulars like name, educational qualification, post, and exam center preference, contact details should be carefully entered.
  2. Details in the form should be correct and matches with official records/documents
  3. Upload scanned copies of applicants’ recent passport-size photograph and specimen signature would also have to be uploaded.
  4. Application Fee can be deposited using the integrated online payment gateway.
  5. A copy of the filled-in application form should be downloaded and printed for the records.

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RRB ALP 2020 Application Fee

RRB ALP Application Fee 2020 is tentatively INR 100. Category-wise application fee and alternative payment methods will be informed through the official notification

RRB ALP 2020 Admit Card

RRB ALP 2020 Admit Card for the Written Exam is expected to be issued online through the official web portal around 2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date.

RRB ALP Admit Card will contain the applicant’s name, DOB, gender, category, post applied for, and the exam center details including address, date, and time. In case of any mismatch in the details printed on admit card, candidates are required to get in touch with zonal RRB offices

Steps to download Admit Card

  • Visit the official website for RRB ALP 2020
  • Click on the links for 'RRB ALP Admit Card 2020'
  • Enter 'Application Number' and 'Date of Birth'
  • Download and take a print out of the admit card

RRB ALP 2020 Exam Pattern

The tentative Exam Pattern for RRB ALP can be checked in the table below. RRB ALP 2020 Syllabus is based on the matriculation/ diploma curriculum. Any changes in the scheme of examination and syllabus would be mentioned in the official notification.

Mode of Examination Online, Computer Based Test
Number of Questions 100-120
Type of Questions Objective, MCQ type
Maximum Marks 100-120
Duration of Exam 90 Minutes
Sections in Paper 5 sections: Arithmetic & General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness, Technical Skills

The subject-wise distribution of marks and questions in RRB ALP 2020 is indicated in the table below:

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Arithmetic & General Intelligence 25 25
Reasoning 10 10
General Science 30 30
General Awareness 25 25
Technical Skills 30 3

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RRB ALP 2020 Syllabus

The indicative list of topics from the RRB ALP 2020 examination is tabulated below. The table contains only the list of important topics from each subject only.

Section Topics
Reasoning Analogy; Odd One Out; Coding-Decoding; Finding Missing Number/Pattern in Series; Distance and Direction test; Blood Relations; Ranking &Arrangement; Logical Diagram, Mirror Images, etc.
Arithmetic Decimal Fraction; BODMAS rule; LCM/HCF; Percentage; Profit & Loss; Time and Work; Time and Distance; Ratio and Proportion; Square and Square root; Cube and Cube root; Mensuration etc.
General Awareness Indian History; World and Indian Geography; Indian Polity; Health and Physiology, General Science, National, and International Current Affairs; Computer and Information Technology
General Science Elementary topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Human physiology, etc.
Technical Skills Mechanical: Basics of mechanics; Thermodynamics; Strength of Materials; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Fluid Mechanics etc. Electrical: Atomic Structure; Voltage; Current; Resistance and their units; Series and Parallel Connections; Magnetism; Principles of Motors, Transformers, Generators; Gravity; Measuring Instruments, etc. Electronics: Conductivity; Electrons; Semiconductors; Insulator etc.

Recommended Books for RRB ALP 2020

A comprehensive list of books to prepare for RRB ALP 2020 is indicated below. These reference books contain an explanation of important concepts as well as sample questions for practice.

Section Topics
Reasoning Analogy; Odd One Out; Coding-Decoding; Finding Missing Number/Pattern in Series; Distance and Direction test; Blood Relations; Ranking &Arrangement; Logical Diagram, Mirror Images, etc.
Arithmetic Decimal Fraction; BODMAS rule; LCM/HCF; Percentage; Profit & Loss; Time and Work; Time and Distance; Ratio and Proportion; Square and Square root; Cube and Cube root; Mensuration etc.
General Awareness Indian History; World and Indian Geography; Indian Polity; Health and Physiology, General Science, National, and International Current Affairs; Computer and Information Technology
General Science Elementary topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Human physiology, etc.
Technical Skills Mechanical: Basics of mechanics; Thermodynamics; Strength of Materials; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Fluid Mechanics etc. Electrical: Atomic Structure; Voltage; Current; Resistance and their units; Series and Parallel Connections; Magnetism; Principles of Motors, Transformers, Generators; Gravity; Measuring Instruments, etc. Electronics: Conductivity; Electrons; Semiconductors; Insulator etc.

RRB ALP 2020 Result

RRB ALP 2020 Result is expected to be announced on the official web portal within a month from the date of the exam. Candidates who qualify the written test would find their names in the list of candidates selected for subsequent rounds of the recruitment process.

Candidates making it to the merit list will be shortlisted for the interview round. The selection process for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians would comprise:

  • Written Test
  • Interview
  • Document Verification

Interview and document verification is usually organized within 3-4 months after the announcement of the result.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


112 Comments
M
mizna harmain
What to do if I lost my SSLC/SSC/Matriculation Certificate?
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kavita rani

Hi Mizna. You can’t apply without mentioning SSLC/Matric roll no & passing year. If you get selected for DV round, you are supposed to produce the original/Duplicate certificate to the board.

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riyaz
I am not sure if I belong to OBC creamy layer or Non-creamy layer. How can I confirm it?
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kavita rani

The total income of the family of the OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidate must not be more than 8 Lakhs. In case you belong to this category, you can get some additional perks. Further details are mentioned here.
 

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riyaz
How do I get my examination center for the RRB ALP exam as it is not accepting my registration number?
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kavita rani

HI Riyaz. RRBs will assign RRB ALP exam centers to the candidates based on their preferences exercised in the time of application. In case of any issue, candidates can get in touch with the exam authorities and discuss the issue with them.

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prahasti
When will the RRB ALP Stage 1 exam 2020 be conducted?
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kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. RRB NTPC 2020 exam was conducted in December 28, 2020.

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divakar sharma
What will be the expected cutoff of RRB ALP CBT 2? Is there any previous cutoff information?
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kavita rani

Hi Divakar. Yes, last year the cut off for UR category was 52.77722%, while it was 42% for the SC category candidates. Other details are presented here.
 

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raviteja masenurao bokka
how can we apply this post, can u suggest me the link. i have completed in the stream of mechanical engineer.
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abdul nazir

Hi Raviteja, You need to apply in online mode on the official website of RRB after the release of notification. To be eligible, you need to have passed 10th class with either ITI certification or Diploma in any engineering stream except civil and CSE. To get more details visit RRB ALP 2021.

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madhumita kumari
Si i am complete in ITI(Wireman)... This trade is good???
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sabbavarapu venkata ramana
Sir I'm student of diploma in agricultural engineering I'm I eligible for Alp?
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abdul nazir

Hi Sabbavarapu Venkata Ramana, You will be eligible if you have diploma certificate with you. The minimuma ligibility requirement is 10th pass and ITI or Diploma in Engineering stream . Also the maximum age limit is 30 years and you need to be an Indian citizen to apply. Find more details at RRB ALP 2020.

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kharadi fezal
What is the next date for this post examination ?
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common admission test

Hii Kharadi, The Expected Date of Examination for RRB ALP 2021 is March/April 2021. For more details Click Here

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koyena biswas
Which is the best book for the RRB ALP Basic Science and Engineering for the stage 2 part A exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Some of the books that can be referred while preparing include NCERT Books – Class X, XII, General Science by Ravi Bhusha, etc. Some other books that can be referred are presented here.
 

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koyena biswas
Which is the best book for the refrigeration and air conditioning trade of the RRB ALP CBT 2 exam?
K
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Some of the books that help you prepare for the exam include Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe, Lucent’s General Knowledge, etc. Check out other important books here.
 

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pradeepraje
What is the educational qualification required to write the RRB ALP technician exam?
K
kavita rani

Hi Pradeepraj. Candidates must be 10th pass and possess ITI Certification (approved by NCVT / SCVT), or Diploma Engineering except for CSE or Civil disciplines. Also, they must be aged between 18 to 30 years. Check out other details related to eligibility criteria here.
 

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sheetal chib
Is RTCG exam and are ALP exam in RRB are same?
K
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. Syllabus is almost the same but still there are some differences in both these exams, Railway Technical Cadre Exam and RRB ALP exam. You are advised to refer to the official website to get accurate details related to the same.

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fauzia shahid
Is everyone appearing for the RRB Alp/Tech exam eligible for the travel pass of the railways?
K
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. No there is no such criteria related to the same.

A
arushi thankur
What is a good strategy or plan for the RRB ALP and technician exam?
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kavita rani

HI Arushi. While making a study plan, it is important to adhere to the latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus that helps get a good score. Also refer to the best recommended books that helps clear the exam. Other preparation tips are mentioned here.
 

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yash raj singh
Is there any extra post for diploma holders in technician, or same as 10+2 holders in RRB ALP/technician exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Yash. Yes, there are different post for the diploma holders in technician. You can refer to the official website to know more about the same.

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sourajit mukherjee
Which is the best mock test series to prepare for the RRB ALP and technician exam stage 2?
K
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Refer here to practice RRB ALP Mock Tests, Sectional Quiz, Previous Years Papers and latest mock test series.
 

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kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Refer here to practice RRB ALP Mock Tests, Sectional Quiz, Previous Years Papers and latest mock test series.
 

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lakshay kakkar
What is the syllabus for the RRB ASM? Is it the same as the ALP exam?
K
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. This paper will have 6 parts in total, including Arithmetic, 30 marks; Reasoning, 10 marks; General Awareness, 25 marks; General Science, 30 marks; General Intelligence, 5 marks, and Technical Ability for 30 marks. You can check out the complete syllabus here.
 

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puja sao
I have applied for rrb alp & technician exam being a 12 pass student. What will be the syllabus for CBT stage 2?
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kavita rani

Hi Pua. All the questions asked in this stage will be multiple choices. The syllabus asked in Stage II CBT comes from Maths, Reasoning, and GK. Some of the important topics in maths section include elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Number System, etc. Other details related to the syllabus are mentioned here.
 

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fauzia shahid
What should I put in the exam trade of 10/+2 column of RRB ALP?
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kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. Detailed information is mentioned on the official website. As per the notification you can get the respective syllabus from official website. You are supposed to go through the latest syllabus and opt for the trade which suits you best.