RRB ALP Salary Structure, Pay Scale, Allowances & Benefits 2021

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Apr 14, 2021

RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilots) and technician jobs are most liked posts in Indian Railways. The salary scale of RRB ALP has been slightly increased after the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. The Railways Board is the conducting body of RRB ALP exam and it also offers the most secure and high salary job career. Also, check RRB Upcoming Exam Dates 2021

The RRB Assistant Loco Pilot salary offer various allowances and perks which made attraction for more candidates.

RRB ALP Highlights

RRB ALP 2021 Exam Highlights

Exam RRB ALP 2021 Exam Important facts
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Official Website
Mode of Exam Online
Date of Exam March/April 2021 (Tentative)
Type of Questions Objective Type (MCQs)
Eligibility (may vary for different exams) 10th pass & ITI/Diploma in Engineering
Number of Vacancies 37000 (Approximately)
Application fees Rs. 500 for General Candidates
Rs. 250 for Female/SC/ST/Transgender/ PWD/Minority/EBC/Ex-Servicemen
RRB ALP Salary

RRB ALP 2021 Salary

The RRB Assistant Loco Pilot salary has a basic pay scale with various allowances and perks and a lot of benefits to its candidates. Railway also offers yearly increment based on their eligibility.

The range of RRB ALP salary is between Rs 19,900 (excluding HRA, DA, etc.) to Rs 35,000. The details for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot salary are mentioned in the table:

Components RRB ALP Salary
Grade Pay 1900
Payscale Rs 19,900
Assistant Loco Pilot Salary (inclusive of allowances) Rs 35,000 (Approx)

RRB ALP 2021 Salary After 7th Pay Hike

After the 7th Pay commission salary scale is hiked slightly. The total allowances and recoveries are given below:

RRB ALP Pay/Allowances Recoveries
Pay Rs. 5830/- NPS Rs. 1848/-
Grade Pay Rs. 1900/- Income Tax Rs. 0
DA Rs. 10752/- - -
HRA Rs. 1005/- - -
TPA Rs. 828/- - -
NDA Rs. 387/- - -
Running All Rs. 6050/- - -
Gross Pay Rs. 26752/- Deductions Rs. 1848/-
Total Deduction Rs. 1848/- - -
Net Pay Rs. 24904 - -
RRB ALP Allowances

RRB ALP 2021 Allowances

Apart from the basic salary scale, all employees are benefited by various allowances. There is a huge list of allowances. Here some important allowances which contribute a major part of the salary are mentioned below:

  1. House Rent Allowance
  2. Dearness Allowance
  3. Transport Allowance
  4. Running Allowance (based on the kilometres travelled)

Besides that, a 10% deduction is made from the salary according to the new pension scheme.

RRB ALP Exam Dates

RRB ALP 2021 Number of exam dates

According to the RRB ALP 2020 recruitment process selected applicants will offer for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot in the Indian railways. The recruitment process for the RRB ALP post occurs in four stages –

  • CBT 1
  • CBT 2,
  • CBAT,
  • Verification of Document.

Applicants should qualify all these rounds for recruiting by the Railway Recruitment Board.


RRB ALP 2021 Job Profile

RRB ALP and technician job applicant should know about the job profile, responsibilities and duties of an Assistant Loco Pilot which is very interesting. The responsibilities of an Assistant Loco Pilot are mentioned below:

  1. Working according to the directions given by the Loco Pilots
  2. Assisting the Loco Driver should have fine-tuning of the locomotives
  3. Referent assessment of the locomotive for checking its efficiency
  4. Repairing of minor parts of the locomotive
  5. Caring about the maintenance, safety, security, and productivity of the locomotive.
  6. Ability to find the defects in the tracks and reporting them
  7. Regular watching of railway signal.
RRB ALP Career

RRB ALP 2021 Career Growth

Career and growth opportunity of Indian railways is good. Employees get chances for promotion based on their eligibility. The order of promotion of employees are given below:

  1. Senior Assistant Loco Pilot
  2. Loco Pilot
  3. Loco Foreman (Loco Supervisor)
  4. Power Controller/ Crew Controller/ Loco Foreman (Loco Supervisor)


Ques. What is the RRB ALP salary of an Assistant Loco Pilot?

Ans. The salary of an Assistant Loco Pilot is approximately Rs. 35,000. It also includes allowances like House Rent Allowances, Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, and Running Allowance.

Ques. What is the pay scale of RRB ALP?

Ans. The Pay scale of RRB ALP is Rs. 5200 to Rs.20200.

Ques. How many stages are there in RRB ALP exam?

Ans. RRB ALP exam has four stages such as - CBT 1 & 2, CBAT and document verification.

Ques. What is the duration of RRB ALP exam?

Ans. Duration of CBT 1 in 120 Minutes. Duration of CBT 2 Part A is 1 Hour 30 Minutes and duration of CBT 2 Part B is 60 minutes.

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