RRB ALP Age Limit

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the ALP exam in order to fill the post of Assistant Loco Pilot and other technical posts within the Indian Railways.

The RRB has set many eligibility criteria in order for the candidates to appear for the exam. One of them is the age limit. For more details about the RRB ALP Eligibility criteria, candidates can visit the linked article.

For now this article will give details about the age limit for the RRB ALP

Candidates preparing for the other RRB Exams can find the following like useful

What is the Age Limit for RRB ALP?

The minimum age to apply for RRB ALP is 18 while the maximum age is 28. However the maximum age was increased following an RRB ALP Notification released in 2018.

As per the new changes the date of birth of the candidate should be between the dates given below (Both dates inclusive):

Date of Birth for RRB ALP Candidates

Categories Upper Limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than) Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)
Unreserved 02.07.1988 01.07.2000
OBC – Non



02.07.1985 01.07.2000
SC/ST 02.07.1983 01.07.2000

*The date of birth limits for SC/ST & OBC-NCL given in this table includes community age relaxation.

Speaking of age relaxation, the RRB has set the upper age limit relaxation for candidates belonging to certain different categories. The details of which are given in the table below:

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit for RRB ALP Candidates
UR (Unreserved) 35 Years of age
OBC-NCL 38 Years of age
SC/ST 40 Years of age

*This also applies for Candidates who have commenced their Apprenticeship under the Apprentices Act before attaining the age of 25 years

Frequently asked Questions about RRB ALP Age Limit


What is the age limit for RRB ALP?

Indian citizens aged 18-30 are eligible to take the RRB ALP exam. Candidates however must have a Degree/ diploma in engineering. The degree must be prefixed by their mark sheet of matriculation/ SSCL.

Who is a loco pilot?

A Loco Pilot is a person who is responsible for driving the trains and ensuring the proper maintenance of trains during transit. The job responsibilities of an Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) include helping the Loco Pilot in running the train smoothly.

For more RRB exams, visit the linked article

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