The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) invites online application form for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilot 2018 (ALP 2018). The interested and eligible candidates for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 must apply online for the computer-based test and further recruitment process before the last date which is extended up to March 31, 2018, till 11.59 P.M.

It is very important the candidates go through the eligibility criteria properly before applying for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018. In the page below we have listed down in details the process of RRB Recruitment 2018 for Assistant Loco Pilot post. There are in total 17673 posts available for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot post. Read below to know the process of applying, eligibility criteria, important dates and examination details.

Latest: The RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 online application process is going on, scroll down for details.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018

RRB will intake candidates to fill the 17673 posts available in the ALP post on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the two-stage examination (First stage CBT and Second Stage CBT). In addition, candidates who will qualify in the Second Stage CBT have to undergo Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT). Marks will be normalized in all the stages of the exam. The important dates of the RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 are given below:

Events Dates
Availability of Online Application Form 03 Feb 2018
Last Date to submit the Application Form 31 Mar 2018
Deadline for Online Payment 30 Mar 2018
  • Deadline for payment via SBI Bank Challan
  • Deadline for payment via Post Office Challan
  • 28 Mar 2018
  • 27 Mar 2018
Issuance of Admit Card for First Stage CBT Exam To be announced
First Stage CBT Exam  Apr/May 2018
Result of First Stage CBT To be announced
Second Stage CBT Exam To be announced
Result of Second Stage CBT To be announced
Computer-Based Aptitude Test To be announced
Result of Computer-Based Aptitude Test To be announced
Document Verification To be announced

Candidates who are awaiting there prescribed qualifying examination results should not apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018. Applications are to be submitted online only through RRB websites. The list of the websites where the candidates can apply online is provided below on this page.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Highlights

Here are the important points that you must note about RRB ALP Recruitment 2018.

  • RRB ALP Vacancies 2018: 17673
  • RRB ALP initial Pay Scale: Rs. 19900 + other allowances
  • Age limit: 18 – 30 years as on July 01, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for RRB ALP 2018

Here are the Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment eligibility criteria that one must fulfil to be able to apply for RRB ALP 2018.

  1. Nationality / Citizenship
  • A candidate must be either a citizen of India, or a subject of Bhutan, or a subject of Nepal, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. Candidates have the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Candidates have the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Note: Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Government of India has to be submitted during Document Verification failing which his/her candidature shall be rejected.

2. Age Limit

  • The minimum age must be 18 years and the maximum age limit allowed is 30 Years on July 01, 2018.
  • There will be the relaxation of age provided to various category of the candidates.
  • No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.
  • PWD candidates applying against UR vacancies will be allowed age relaxation applicable for UR PWD only.

3. Educational Qualifications

Designation Department Minimum Educational Qualification
Assistant Loco Pilot Electrical a) Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognised 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 plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above.
Or
b) 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering Or Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of ITI.Note: Degree in the Engineering disciplines as above will also be acceptable in lieu of Diploma in Engineering.
Assistant Loco Pilot Mechanical a) Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognised 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 plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above
Or
b) 3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering Or Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of ITI.Note: Degree in the Engineering disciplines as above will also be acceptable in lieu of Diploma in Engineering.

4. Medical Standards

Candidates called for Document Verification will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post(s) opted by them. Visual  Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff.

RRB ALP Recruitment Process

To qualify for the posts of ALP candidates will have to follow the following steps:

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018

How to apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018?

Candidates will have to follow the steps below to apply for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment 2018. No other mode of application is available other than the online mode.

Step1: Visit the official websites

Click on the Online application link CEN 01/2018 for the recruitment of ALP and Technician and carry out the following. This link will be available at the following RRB website:

Step 2: Confirmation

Confirm that you have read and understood the instructions clearly by clicking the checkbox.

Step 3: Registration

Enter your name, Date of Birth and Father’s name, Mother’s Name, Aadhaar number, State, Community, SSLC/Matric Roll number, year of passing SSLC/Matric, mobile number and email-id and then submit for registration.

Step 4: Login

On submitting the registration form, the registration number and password shall be displayed to the candidate. Also, OTPs (One Time Password) shall be sent to the registered mobile number and email along with the registration details. The candidate should retrieve the OTPs from email and mobile and then log in to proceed with the filling up of application and to make payment.

Step 5: Fill Part 1 of the Application Form

In Part 1 of the application page, provide the details of Educational qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, ExSM, PWD, Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.

Step 6: Payment

On completion of application details as above, the candidate will be directed to the payment page to choose payment mode.

Step 7: Fill Part 2 of the application form

After the payment the part 2 of the application form will be activated, the part 2 of the application form will contain the following fields that must be filled:

  1. Scribe (Applicable to eligible PWD Candidates only).
  2. Detailed Educational Qualification.
  3. Choice of Exam Language for First and Second stage CBT.
  4. Uploading of Photograph

Step 8: Declaration, Final Submission and Print

After confirming the declaration at the end of the application and submission of the application, the entire application shall be displayed for confirmation once again and on confirmation, the candidate may take the print of the application and preserve it for reference and record.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Application Fee

For all candidates except the fee concession categories: Rs. 500

For Candidates belonging to SC / ST / Ex-Serviceman / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class: Rs. 250

Mode of Payment

The mode of payment will be online via internet banking or debit/credit cards. Or

Offline fee payment through the following 2 methods:

  • SBI Bank Branch for Challan Payment mode in any branch of SBI.
  • Post Office Challan Payment mode in any branch of computerized Post Office.

Modification of RRB ALP Application Form 2018

After final submission of online application, in case the candidates wish to make minor changes to correct errors in the application, the correction of data other than State, email and mobile number can be done by paying the modification fee of Rs. 250/- (Non-Refundable). The modification fee shall be applicable to all candidates. The modification to the registration and application details can be done twice only.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Exam Pattern

The RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 will be done in the stages described above, there will be 3 exams for the assistant loco pilot recruitment. These will be followed by document verification and medical standard tests. Below are the exam pattern of all the 3 exams.

Exam 1: First Stage CBT

  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Number of question:  75
  • Type of Questions: MCQ
  • Nature: Screening
  • Syllabus: Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General  Science, General Awareness and Current Affairs
  • Qualifying marks: Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%.
  • Negative Marking: -1/3 for each wrong answer.

Exam 2: Second Stage CBT

  • Duration: 2 Hours 30 Mins (90 mins in Part A & 60 mins in Part B)
  • Parts: 2 parts (part A and Part B)
  • Number of questions:  100 in Part A & 75 in Part B
  • Syllabus for Part A: Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General  Science, General Awareness and Current Affairs
  • Syllabus for Part B: Questions wil be from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET).
  • Qualifying marks in Part A: Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%.
  • Qualifying Marks in Part B: 35% (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible).
  • Negative Marking: -1/3 for each wrong answer.

Note: Part B will be qualifying in nature and The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for shortlisting of candidates for further stages of recruitment process subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part B.

  • Get the detailed RRB ALP Syllabus 2018 here.

Exam 3: Computer Based Aptitude Test

  • The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
  • The Computer Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi.
  • There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Hall Ticket / Admit Card

The notification of availablity of the RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Hall Ticket will be send to the candidates on their registered contact details.  The candidates will have to download their admit card from the official webiste approximately 10 days before the various stages of the examination.

  • No call letter/admit ca5rd/hall ticket will be sent by post and will have to be only downloaded from the official websites.
  • Candidates must bring their e- call letters along with a valid Photo ID.
  • Candidates must also bring one colour photograph same as the one which was uploaded in the application form.

Document Verification for RRB ALP Recruitment

Candidates who will be shortlisted for the Document Verification Process will have to produce all the required documents in original and also have to submit two sets of self-attested photo copies.

Also it is required by the candidates to upload the scanned copies (in true color) of all the original certificates as applicable prior to their DV date through the www.rrbdv.in portal. No extra time to submit the documents will be provided. Thus candidates must take the dedlines seriously.

Documents that will be required in RRB ALP Recruitment 2018:

  1. Proof of Date of Birth
  2. 10 +2 / Inter / Higher Secondary/PUC (As applicable)
  3. NCVT / SCVT/ Diploma / Engineering Degree Certificate with Semester wise Mark Sheets (As applicable).
  4. Reservation Certificates, as applicable.
  5. Domicile/nationality proof certificates
  6. Photo ID

Determination of RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Final Merit List

The RRB ALP 2018 Final merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test. There will be 70% weightage given to the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based Aptittude Test.

For More details, you can download the RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Official Notice.

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