RRB ALP 2020 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility & Pattern

RRB ALP Exam – The RRB conducts the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) exam to recruit candidates into the Indian Railways. The RRB ALP 2020 exam is yet to be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

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RRB ALP Exam updates: RRB has released the final RRB result for ALP and Technician exam 2018-19. The final result for RRB ALP exam 2018-2019 is released on December 13th, 2019. Candidates who appeared for RRB ALP exam 2018-19 can check the final list of candidates selected for ALP and Technician exam on the official website.

This article is about all the relevant details regarding the ALP like results, admit card, exam dates, centres, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.

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RRB ALP Exam Dates

The important exam related dates regarding the RRB ALP 2018-19 are as follows:

RRB ALP Exam Date
Online application form 03-02-2018 to 05-03-2018
Last Date for Payment of Fee through online 30-03-2018
Last Date for Payment of fee through SBI Bank Challan 28-03-2018
Last Date for Payment of fee through Post Office Challan 27-03-2018
First stage Computer Based Test (CBT) 09-08-2018
Last Date for Modification of Photograph 20-07-2018
Date for Objections of Answer Key 21-09-2018 to 25-09-2018
Submission of Preference Details 22-09-2018 to 1-10-2018
Date for Declaration of CBT I Result 20-12-2018
2nd Stage of CBT (Rescheduled) 21-01-2019, 22-01-2019

& 23-01-2019

Exam City and Date Intimation 09-01-2019
Downloading of Travel Pass for SC/ST Candidates 09-01-2019
Activation of Mock link for Second Stage CBT 12-01-2019
Date for Downloading Answer key & Question Paper- CBT 2 18-02-2019
Date for Raising of objections- CBT 2 19-02-2019
RRB ALP CBT 2 Result 06.04.2019
RRB ALP CBT 3 Exam Date 2019 10.05.2019

The RRB has not released any official document for the RRB ALP Exam date for 2019-20.

Candidates should keep checking the official website on a daily basis for the latest update on the same.

RRB ALP Vacancies

The RRB ALP vacancies for the 2018-19 exam has been released. The Railway Recruitment Board is yet to release the tentative RRB ALP vacancies for the year 2019-20.

Like the previous year, this year also there are chances of increment in the number of RRB vacancies for the ALP.

The vacancy related details are given below:

Post RRB ALP Vacancy
RRB ALP 36576
RRB Technician 27795
Total 64371

For detailed information on the number of RRB ALP vacancies for various posts in 2018-19 covering all section of candidates, refer to the RRB ALP Notification.

To more about the RRB ALP salary, check the linked article.

RRB ALP Admit Card

The RRB ALP admit card will have all the relevant information related to the exam, candidate, venue, etc. The RRB ALP exam admit card for the final stage 2018-19 exam i.e CBT 3 has been released on the official website on 10.05.2019.

In order to attend the Pyscho test, candidates need to bring a print out of the admit card to the Exam centre, failing which their admission will be disqualified.

Only those candidates can download the RRB ALP exam admit card who are shortlisted for the next exam.

RRB ALP Admit Card Download

The steps to download the RRB ALP admit card are as follows:

  1. Step 1- Visit the RRB official website of your respective region.
  2. Step 2- Choose your exam ( RRB ALP)
  3. Step 3- Fill the Registration number and Date of Birth
  4. Step 4- Click on submit button
  5. Step 5- Save and download it to take a print out.

For more details on other RBB Admit Card, refer to the linked article.

RRB ALP Online Application

The candidates should be careful about the instructions provided in the RRB ALP Notification before filling the Online application.

There are certain documents needed to be ket ready before going ahead with the RRB ALP online application process.

Candidates should check the RRB Notification carefully before applying for the exam.

The pre-requisites of the Online application are as follows:

  • Details of Aadhar Card
  • Valid mobile number and email ID
  • Scanned images of Photograph and signature
  • Scanned copy of caste certificate
  • Details of the online payment

How to Apply online?

The steps to fill the online application form are as follows:

  1. Step 1- Go to the official website of the RRB of your region.
  2. Step 2- Click on the “apply now” option.
  3. Step 3- Fill the necessary details like father’s name, Date of Birth, Phone number, etc.
  4. Step 4- Verify your phone number and email id through an OTP.
  5. Step 5- After verification, a registration ID will be issued
  6. Step 6- Re-login to the website with your Registration ID and password
  7. Step 7- Fill the other details asked for in the required field
  8. Step 8- Upload the scanned copy of your photograph and signature of the required dimension
  9. Step 9- Make the payment or upload your payment details
  10. Step 10- Review your application once again and click submit button
  11. Step 11- The application will be displayed on the screen for downloading and taking the print out.

RRB ALP Eligibility

The RRB ALP post requires a candidate to have certain qualifications.

The RRB ALP Eligibility is the major aspect that the candidates should be careful while filling the online application form.

The qualification requirements for the RRB ALP are as follows:


  • The candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan.
  • In case of migration to India from certain countries like Zambia, Taiwan, etc, candidates must have relevant migration document confirming the Indian Citizenship approved by the Government of India.

Age Limit

The age limit for the RRB ALP Eligibility is as follows:

  • Minimum Age- 18 years
  • Maximum Age- 30 years

There is certain age relaxation for candidates which can be understood in detail from the RRB ALP Eligibility section the official Notification.

Educational requirement

The basic educational requirement for the RRB ALP post is given 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.

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

RRB ALP Syllabus

The RRB has released the syllabus for the ALP on the official website. The RRB ALP syllabus will have all the relevant exam topics related information.

The Assistant Loco Pilot CBT 2 syllabus is very important as it contains many relevant topics which are asked frequently in the exam.

The RRB ALP Exam Pattern gives an idea on the overall exam. Candidates can take the RRB Mock test for better exam preparation.

The major topics covered in the exam of RRB ALP are as follows:

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science
  • Basic Science and Engineering
  • General awareness & current affairs

Candidates should be thorough with each and every topic mentioned in the RRB syllabus. For the preparation of General Awareness section candidates may refer to various Static GK topics collated in the linked page.

There are many important books for the RRB ALP preparation. Candidates should refer to the books mentioned in the article to understand all the topics properly.

They should devise a proper study routine for effective and successful exam preparation and score.

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RRB ALP Result

The Railway Recruitment Board has released the results for the 2018-19 exam. The final result for RRB ALP and Technician exam 2018-19 is released on December 13th, 2019.

The important exam result dates are as follows:

RRB ALP Results Date
Assistant Loco Pilot CBT 1 result 02.11.2018 to 11.12.2018
Assistant Loco Pilot CBT 2 result 06.04.2019
Assistant Loco Pilot CBT 3 result 04.06.2019

The table below gives information on the regions of published result for 2018-19:

RRB ALP- Zone Results Status
RRB Ahmedabad ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Ajmer ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Allahabad ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Bangalore ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Bhopal ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Bhubaneswar ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Bilaspur ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Chandigarh ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Chennai ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Gorakhpur ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Guwahati ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Jammu Srinagar ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Kolkata ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Malda ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Mumbai ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Muzaffarpur ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Patna ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Ranchi ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Secunderabad ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Siliguri ALP Result 2019 Published
RRB Thiruvananthapuram ALP Result 2019 Published

For getting a good score in the exam, candidates should do a thorough RRB Preparation for the exam. Candidates can check their RRB ALP result on the official website of the RRB for their respective region.

Candidates can take regular Online Quiz to test their RRB ALP exam preparation level.

How to Check RRB ALP Result?

The RRB ALP Result can be checked as follows:

  1. Step 1- Login to the official website of RRB (region-specific)
  2. Step 2- Click on the Result link
  3. Step 3- Provide your roll number
  4. Step 4- Click on submit button
  5. Step 5- Your result will be displayed on the screen. Take a printout of the same.

RRB ALP Cut-offs

The RRB ALP cut-offs for the 2018-19 exam are given below:

RRB ALP- Cutoffs Percentage
General 40%
OBC 30%
SC 30%
ST 25%

The 2019-20 RRB ALP cut off is yet to be released.

Important pointers

  • The above-given numbers are the minimum percentage marks need to qualify RRB ALP Stage I 2018-19 exam.
  • Based on RRB ALP cut off marks, candidates will be shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process.
  • The Computer Based Test is qualifying in nature, which means the marks secured in ALP CBT 1 will not be counted while preparing the final merit list.

For more details on region-wise cutoffs, check the official website of RRB for the desired region.

RRB ALP Exam Centres

The various exam centres for the RRB ALP are given below:

RRB ALP- RRB ALP Exam Centres

For more details on the RRB ALP exam, candidates can refer to the official website of the RRB.

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Frequently Asked Question – RRB ALP Exam – Assistant Loco Pilot

Q.1. What is the qualifying marks for RRB ALP?

Ans. The Minimum qualifying marks for Computer Based Test-2 is 40% for general candidates and 30% for OBS and SC category candidates and who belong to ST category need to score 25% marks. The RRB ALP 2018-19 Cut Off for normalized marks is announced with RRB ALP result.

Q.2. What is the RRB ALP Salary offered to candidates on qualifying the ALP exam?

Ans. The minimum RRB ALP salary that’s being offered is around 18,000 per month whereas the maximum salary offered to Assistant Loco Pilot is approx. 60,000 to 70,000 rupees.

Q.3. Is ITI degree compulsory for Loco Pilot?

Ans. Yes, a candidate in order to become an Assistant loco pilot through RRB ALP exam must have an ITI degree, either after 10th or 12th standard. Candidates having a diploma degree in the field of automobile/mechanical/electrical/electronics are also eligible to apply for RRB ALP exam.

Q.4. What is the RRB ALP Question Paper Pattern?

Ans. In the first two Computer Based Tests, Multiple Choice Question format is followed. While the third stage of RRB ALP & Technician is CBAT in which the candidates are given five test batteries.

Q.5. Does Railway Board releases the separate result for different ALP stages?

Ans. Yes, The Railway Recruitment Board releases separate RRB ALP Result for different ALP stages.

Q.6. What are the RRB ALP Age Limit criteria?

Ans. Candidates to appear for RRB ALP exam must not be less than 18 years of age and not more than 28 years.

Q.7. Is the Third stage i.e. CBAT, of RRB ALP mandatory for all?

Ans. No, Candidates who have applied for RRB ALP Technicians need not appear for CBAT stage but the candidates who have applied for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot and have cleared the CBT II are required to appear for CBAT.


  1. I am completed diploma in instrumentation engineering. Can I apply for RRB ALP TEST

    1. Hi Vishnu,
      Please go through the RRB ALP Eligibility in detail.

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