RRB ALP 2020 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility & How to Apply?

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Aug 31, 2020

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Neha Rani

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RRB ALP 2020 Application Forms will be available from December 2019. Candidates interested to appear for the recruitment exam must apply for the test via online portal i.e. indianrailways.gov.in. The official date for the exam is yet to be announced. The registration and application process will be conducted through online mode only.

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Participants must go through the official notification uploaded on the websites of the respective RRBs to know the eligibility criteria and other updates. Candidates must have the qualification of matriculation and a diploma/ degree in the relevant fields to fulfill the minimum eligibility norm for the exam.

RRB ALP 2020 Application process is primarily divided into 3 main steps- Registration, Filling Application Form, and Fee Payment. The application fees for the General category are INR 100. Aspirants from the SC/ ST/ PWD reserved categories are exempted from fee payment.

RRB ALP 2020 is a national level test organized by the Railway Recruitment Board. It is held to recruit meritorious candidates for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilot and Grade- 3 Technician. There are nearly 23,801 vacancies this year

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Highlights of RRB ALP 2020 Application Form

Name of Exam RRB ALP 2020 (Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot)
Conducting Authority Railway Recruitment Board
Official website indianrailways.gov.in
Mode of registration Online
Availability of RRB ALP 2020 Application Form December 2020 (tentatively)
The minimum eligibility to fill RRB ALP 2020 Application form Qualified Class 10 and ITI certification
Documents required for filling RRB ALP 2020 application form Scanned copies of recent photograph, signature, caste certificate (SC/ ST category) and Aadhaar Card
RRB ALP 2020 Application Fee General, OBC (Male): INR 100 SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female /Minority/ Economically Backward /Ex-Servicemen: Exempted

RRB ALP 2020 Application Dates

The application process will begin from the month of December 2020. Aspirants must browse the official RRB website for updates about the ongoing processes and exams. Important dates regarding RRB ALP 2020 Application process are given as below:

RRB ALP 2020 Online Registration begins December 2020
The online registration portal will be open for 15 days
Availability of RRB ALP 2020 Admit Card 2 weeks prior to the exam
RRB ALP 2020 Exam Date Will be updated soon

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RRB ALP 2020 Eligibility Criteria

RRB ALP 2020 eligibility norms are set up by the organizing board. Each individual must make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the recruitment test before applying for the exam. Before applying for RRB ALP, check the eligibility criteria that are as stated below-

Academic Qualification

For Assistant Loco Pilot (ALPs):

  • Candidates should have passed matriculation and completed course Act Apprenticeship Industrial Training Institute approved by NCVT or SCVT in the respective trade.
  • Those who have a diploma in Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical / Automobile Engineering recognized by the AICTE are also eligible for the exam

For Grade III Technician:

  • Aspirants should have a qualified matriculation exam and completed course Act Apprenticeship/ ITI approved by NCVT or SCVT in the required trade.
  • Those who have qualified 10+2 School Certificate Examination / Higher Secondary Certificate/ Intermediate Examination with Physics and Mathematics.
  • Candidates who have a 3- year diploma in Engineering in Electrical/ Telecommunication/ Communication/ Information science/ Computer Technology approved by the AICTE are also eligible

Age Limit

The lower age limit is 18 years and the upper age limit is 30 years. Age relaxation will be applicable for reserved categories as given below

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 year

How to fill the RRB ALP 2020 Application form?

RRB ALP 2020 Application forms will be available on the official website of the respective RRBs. Candidates can fill and submit their application forms through the online mode. Only those aspirants who apply for the test by paying the requisite application fees can appear for the test conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

RRB ALP 2020 application process comprises 3 main steps- Online Registration, Filling of Application Form & Uploading documents, and Payment of Fees.

Pre-requisites for filling RRB ALP 2020 Application Form-

  • 12 digit Aadhaar Card Number is mandatory
  • Valid mobile number and email ID
  • Scanned images of photograph and signature of the candidate
  • Scanned copy of Caste certificate for SC/ ST category
  • Details of online payment mod

Candidates can fill the RRB ALP 2020 form by utilizing the guidelines that are mentioned below:

Step 1: Registration & Filling of Application form

  • Go to the official regional website and click on the link ‘Apply Now’ to begin the online registration process.
  • Aspirants will have to provide their name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, and category details. Click on ‘Submit’.
  • The Email ID and Mobile Number is given by candidates will be validated for activating the RRB Online Registration.
  • After successful validation, an RRB Registration Number will be assigned to each individual which should be carefully noted down

Step 2: Filling of Application Form

  • Next, participants will have to fill the application form.
  • They should fill up personal details, qualification details, preferences for the post, and scribe details. Applicants must also select the preferred language of the exam.
  • Participants should then upload scanned images of their recent passport-sized photograph, signature and caste certificate with the specifications mentioned below-
Image Dimensions Format Size of file (max)
Photograph 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm .jpg/ .jpeg 20- 50 KB
Signature 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm .jpg/ .jpeg 20 – 50 KB
Caste Certificate -- .jpg/ .jpeg 50- 100 KB

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Step 3: Payment of Application Fees

  • Each applicant must pay the non-refundable application fees of RRB ALP 2020.
  • They can pay the fees through the online mode by using Debit/ Credit card, or Net Banking.
  • Fees can also be paid by offline mode using SBI e-Challan and Post Office Challan.
  • Candidates must enter the necessary payment details on the bank page and save a copy of the receipt of the transaction.
  • After all the above steps are completed, participants must carefully go through the application form and rectify any mistakes made while filling it.
  • A confirmation page of the RRB ALP 2020 application will be generated which should be printed out for future correspondence.

RRB ALP 2020 Application Fees for various Categories are:

Category Application Fee
General/ OBC (Male) INR 100
SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female /Minority/ Economically Backward /Ex-Servicemen Exempted

RRB ALP 2020 Application Form Correction

Candidates who have made any mistake while filling RRB ALP 2020 Application Form can rectify it. They must go to the official regional RRB website and click on the ‘Modify Application’ link on the registration panel. Applicants must first pay a fee of INR 100 regardless of their category to edit an application. They will have 2 options for correction in RRB online applications which are given below:

  • Modify application in the same RRB: Individuals can rectify their applications within the RRB to which they have already applied.
  • Modify Application and apply to different RRB: They can also opt to apply to a different RRB altogether.

After paying the fee, participants can choose the RRB to which they wish to re-apply. The application form they have already submitted will be cancelled and a new Registration Number for the new RRB will be generated. Candidates can log in again with the new Registration number and complete the further process.

  • The following fields cannot be changed: Name of the applicant, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, email ID, and Mobile number.
  • This is the only opportunity to edit the form so aspirants are advised to be very cautious while modifying the application form.

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Details in Application Form

Candidates will be required to enter information about the following details asked in RRB ALP 2020 Application Form:

Applicant’s Name As on educational documents
Father’s Name In not more than 50 characters
Gender Choose whether Male/ Female
Date of Birth In DD/MM/YYYY format
District Choose nationality from the drop-down list
Category Choose from the drop-down list
Nationality Select nationality
Aadhaar Number Enter 12 digit UID number
Address Local and permanent address of applicants
Mobile and telephone number Telephone number with STD code and 10 digits mobile number
Qualification details Total marks, aggregate, name of institution, name of the degree, discipline, year of completion, etc.
Exam details Preferred language, scribe details, etc.

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


Hi sir I had completed my diploma in mechanical engineering can apply for this job
preetam b poojari
Sir application form Last dete
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Preetam, last date to apply for this exam was in Jan, 2020.
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ramesh chalamalasetty
sir i have complited my b tech in civil inter and ssc im eligible for alp
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ramesh, candidates applying for this exam should be 10th pass and possess ITI Certification (approved by NCVT / SCVT), or Diploma Engineering except for CSE or Civil disciplines. Thus, you are not eligible.
balda durga tharun
Hi i am 10 pass next poltecnic I apply for railway loco pilot application
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Durga, you can check the eligibility criteria for this post from below:

  • Candidates should have passed matriculation and completed course Act Apprenticeship Industrial Training Institute approved by NCVT or SCVT in the respective trade.
  • Those who have a diploma in Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical / Automobile Engineering recognized by the AICTE are also eligible for the exam.

Thus, after doing polytechnic course, you will become eligible.

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jeeva prakash
Hi.. I have completed B.Tech (Mech). Am I Eligible for ALP post..??
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Jeeva, yes, you can apply for this post provided you have scored at least 50% marks in graduation degree.
challa harish kumar
I have completed my Diploma in (MEC).May i apply for this?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Harish, sorry but you cannot apply for this post as only those candidates who have passed class 10th and have ITI certification are eligible.
sa ikrishna
I have completed my diploma in(EEE)can in apply for this post
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Krishna, yes, you are eligible for this exam.
suyog sudhir rajgond
I have complete 10th and iti in moulder , can i apply for alp
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Suyog, yes, you are eligible to appear in this exam.
pavan kumar
I have completed 12th mpc and b. Tech with 4 backlogs can I apply for ALP
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Pavan, yes, you are eligible for this exam.
aman jain
I have completed engineering in civil, m i eligible for this exam?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Aman, sorry but you are not eligible to apply for this exam as candidates who have done diploma in engineering (CSE and Civil) are not eligible.