RRB ALP Notification

The official RRB ALP Notification is released for the year 2018-19. The 2019-20 Notification for the RRB ALP Exam is yet to be released.

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)conducts the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) exam to recruit candidates into various posts under the Ministry of Indian Railways.

This article is about the various details related to the ALP like vacancies, salaries, exam application, exam centres, etc.

RRB ALP Notification 2018:-Download PDF Here

As per the RRB ALP Notification, ALP exam 2018-19 related details are given below:



Commencement of Online Application Form

3rd Feb 2018

Last Date to Apply Online for RRB ALP

31st March 2018

RRB ALP Exam Date (CBT 1)

From 9th Aug 2018

RRB ALP Exam Date CBT 2

21st, 22nd, 23rd Jan 2019

RRB ALP CBT 2 Admit Card

17th Jan 2019 onwards

RRB ALP Answer Key Date

November 2018

RRB ALP Result (CBT I)

20 December 2018

RRB ALP Answer Key CBT 2

18th Feb 2019

RRB ALP Result CBT 2

6th April 2019

RRB ALP Exam Date CBT 3


The 2019-20 Official RRB ALP Notification is yet to be released by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Candidates should check the important RRB ALP exam dates and calendar to know exact details about the exam.

RRB ALP Recruitment

This year the Railway Recruitment Board has released the ALP vacancies details for a large number of posts in the Official RRB ALP Notification.

The RRB ALP Recruitment gives the details related to the posts, vacancies and salaries.

As per the official Notification, the RRB ALP vacancies for the 2018 exam are given below:

RRB ALP Notification-Vacancies

Important Pointers :

  • Aspirants can expect these RRB Vacancies to increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration.
  • The updated Vacancy Table will be published again on their RRB ALP Notification for various Railways/Production Units and posts after the completion of First Stage CBT.
  • Candidates should keep checking the website for the new RRB ALP notification.

ALP Salary

The RRB ALP Notification has all the details related to RRB ALP Salary.

The RRB ALP Recruitment section gives all the relevant information related to the salary for ALP.

The RRB ALP salary details are as follows:

RRB ALP Salary

Rs.19,900/-(7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix)

RRB ALP Perks/Benefits

Dearness Allowance on Total pay

Running Allowance

Transport Allowance

House rent allowance

Pension (10% salary deduction)

Examination Fee

As per the RRB ALP Notification, the fee details for the ALP exam is given below:

RRB ALP Exam- Category


For all candidates except the fee concession categories


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


Important Pointers:

The candidates can make the fee payment for the ALP through the following means:

  • ONLINE fee payment through internet banking or debit/credit cards
  • OFFLINE fee payment through SBI Bank Branch for Challan Payment mode
  • Post Office Challan Payment mode in any branch of computerized Post Office

Before applying for the exam, candidates should check the RRB ALP Eligibility.

For candidates belonging to the reserved category, the fee of Rs.250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in First Stage CBT.

For details on RRB Eligibility, refer to the linked article.

RRB ALP Application Process

Candidates can check the online application process below for the ALP Exam:

Prerequisites of the Application process

  • Candidates should read all the Information and Instructions detailed in the RRB Notification thoroughly before starting the filling up of the application.
  • In order to ensure speedy filling up of application by the candidates, they should keep ready the following documents in digital form before logging in to the application page.
    • Candidate Photograph in colour: JPEG image of size 15 to 40KB
    • SC/ST Certificate (Only for candidates seeking free travel pass): JPEG image of size 50 to 100KB
    • Scribe Photograph in colour (Wherever applicable): JPEG image of size 15 to 40KB

Candidates are further advised to visit the website of Railway Recruitment Board frequently to get the latest information on various stages of the RRB Recruitment process or any changes about this notification.

The method to apply online for the RRB ALP is as follows:

  1. Step 1- Click on the ONLINE application link for the recruitment of ALP and Technician on the official website.
  2. Step 2- 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.
  3. Step 3- Before submitting for registration, ensure and confirm that all the information furnished above are correct as the details furnished for registration cannot be changed later.
  4. Step 4- 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.
  5. Step 5- In Part 1 of the application page, provide the details of Educational qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, Ex-SM, PWD, Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.
  6. Step 6- On completion of application details as above, the candidate will be directed to the payment page to choose payment mode i.e Bank (online->net banking/credit card/debit card & offline->Other Modes->Bank Branch for challan) or Post Office Challan and complete the payment process.
  7. Step 7- In case of online payment, you will be automatically directed to Part II of application for filling up additional details.
  8. Step 8 – In the Part II application page, fill in details of Scribe (Applicable to eligible PWD Candidates only), Detailed Educational Qualification, Choice of Exam Language for First and Second stage CBT
  9. Step 9- Select the Upload Photo tab and upload your colour photograph of the dimensions mentioned.
  10. Step 10- Candidates are advised to keep at least 12 (Twelve) copies of the same photograph for further use as and when required during the recruitment process.
  11. Step 11- Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload scanned copy of their SC/ST certificates (JPG/JPEG format, 50kb – 100kb) also for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass).
  12. Step 12- Candidates have to confirm the declaration of terms and conditions in the application.
  13. Step 13- The entire application shall be displayed and the candidate may take the print of the application and preserve it for reference and record.

Modification of Application:

  • After final submission of the online application, in case the candidates wish to make minor changes to correct inadvertent 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 to the registration and application details can be done twice only.
  • Candidates are cautioned to ensure that if they wish to modify their application, they are advised to do the same sufficiently well in advance of the closing date and time.
  • In case, due to last-minute congestion, if the modifications attempt fails at any stage, and the modification carried out have not been saved or not submitted in time, the earlier information furnished in the application shall be considered and no correspondence on this subject shall be entertained.
  • The Registration number, email id and mobile number cannot be changed.

The procedure for modification of the RRB ALP application shall be as below:

  1. Go to the “ONLINE/E-Application” link.
  2. Click on the ‘Modify Application’ link.
  3. Login using Registration Number and Password.
  4. Pay modification fee through any of the modes available for actual examination fee payment. Ensure payment is done well within the date and time prescribed.
  5. After making the payment, login using Registration Number and Password, then proceed with the changes intended as per the instructions given and submit the application.
  6. Preserve the print out of latest application for your record.

Better preparation is required for the candidates applying for the RRB ALP exam.

Candidates should be thorough with the RRB ALP Syllabus for getting a good score in the exam

For details on the RRB ALP Admit Card, refer to the linked article.

Exam Centres

The various RRB ALP exam centres and their details are given below:

RRB ALP Notification- Exam Centres

RRB ALP Notification 2018:-Download PDF Here

Candidates should always check the related information on the official website and should keep away from unfair means to get recruited in the RRB for ALP.

For more details on such Government Exams, refer to the linked article.

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