RRB ALP 2022 Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus & Vacancies

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam 2022 ( RRB ALP )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Mar 17, 2022 05:02 IST

RRB ALP 2022: Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) conduct RRB ALP exam to recruit Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician. RRB ALP notification is expected to be released in November or December 2022. RRB ALP notification was last released in 2018 wherein a total of 64,371 vacancies were announced. A total of 47.45 lakh candidates had applied for the exam in 2018. RRB ALP is vacancy-based recruitment, the notification is released as per the requirement of various departments in zonal railways. Candidates between 18-30 years are eligible to apply for RRB ALP exam. The educational qualification required for the exam is Matriculation/SSLC.

What is RRB ALP Post?

Railway recruitment board (RRB) conducts RRB ALP & Technician exam to recruit Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician for different railway zones across the country. This is a national-level exam and lakh of candidates appear for it. RRB ALP selection process comprises two stages (first stage CBT and second stage CBT) which is common for ALP and Technician. In addition, candidates who opt for ALP and qualify the CBT 2, are required to undergo Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT). The final stage comprises document verification and empanelling. 

What is RRB ALP Salary?

The initial pay as per 7th Pay Commission Matrix (Level 2) is INR 19,900. Besides, candidates are also entitled to various allowances and benefits.

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RRB ALP & Technician 2022 Highlights

The recruitment process of RRB ALP & Technician is summarised below:

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam name

Recruitment for the Post of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician Categories

Conducted by 

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)

Exam level

National

Exam frequency

Recruitment is based on vacancies and requirements of the concerned departments

Stages of exam 

First Stage CBT (Common for both ALP & Technician)

Second Stage CBT 

CBAT (Only for ALP post)

Exam category

Undergraduate at National Level

Mode of exam

Online

Total vacancies

64,371 (Announced in 2018)

Number of applicants

47.45 lakh

Exam fees

For all candidates except the fee concession categories: 500

For PwBD/Female/Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen/SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class: 250

Exam purpose

To select candidates for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician in various railway zones

Exam duration

First Stage: 60 mins

Second Stage

Part A: 90 min

Part B: 60 Min

No. of papers and total marks

CBT 1: 4 subjects (75 marks)

CBT 2

Part A: 4  subjects (100 marks)

Part B: This stage carries relevant trade related questions (75 marks)

CBAT: 42 marks

Total questions

CBT 1: 75

CBT 2

Part A: 100

Part B: 75

Marking scheme

1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question will be deducted for each wrong answers in CBT 1 and 2

There is no negative marking in CBAT

No. of test cities

More than 100 cities

Official website

indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP Dates 2022

Candidates can check below RRB ALP exam dates.

RRB ALP & Technician Events RRB ALP & Technician Dates Salient Features

RRB ALP Notification

To be notified

RRB will publish RRB ALP and Technician notification on its official website in PDF form

RRB ALP Application Form

To be notified

RRB invites online applications as per vacancy for its 21 zones

RRB ALP Admit Card 

To be notified

RRB ALP and Technician admit card or hall tickets will be made available for download 10 days before the commencement of exam

First Stage CBT

To be notified

CBT 1 is common for both ALP and Technician. It will be conducted in multiple shifts

Second Stage of CBT

To be notified

Those who secure qualifying marks in CBT 1 are called for CBT 2. This stage comprises two parts A and B

CBAT

To be notified

CBAT is conducted for ALP post only

Document verification

To be notified

Based on the performance of candidates in Part A of the CBT 2  subject to their qualifying the Part B (For Technician posts), they are called for document verification. For ALP post, candidates are called for document verification based on Part A of CBT 2 and CBAT subject to qualifying Part B. 

The dates will be updated once it is announced by the examination authority. Stay tuned to RRB ALP dates so that you do not miss any event related to the exam.

RRB ALP Notification 2022

RRB ALP notification is released in PDF form and comprises details such as exam schedule, application process, eligibility, selection process, vacancies and many more. Candidates must read the notification carefully to understand every details related to the exam.

RRB ALP Application Form 2022

RRB ALP 2022 application form will be released online by RRBs. Candidates can apply for the exam by paying the required fees both online and offline. The application fee is INR 500 for General and OBC categories while it is INR 250 for SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class. 

How to Apply Online for RRB ALP?

The steps to fill RRB ALP application form are given below:

  • Visit the respective official websites of RRBs
  • Click the 'Apply Online' link on the home page
  • Register for the exam by entering the required details
  • Fill Part I of application form
  • Pay the application fees
  • Fill Part II of application form
  • Upload the scanned photograph, signature and other documents
  • Submit the application form

What is RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria?

RRB has specified particular age and educational criteria for RRB ALP & Technician exam. Before applying to the exam candidates must check the below eligibility criteria:

Age Limit

The minimum age limit is 18 years and the maximum is 28 years. Age relaxation is applicable as per government rules.

Educational Qualification

The post-wise educational qualification is given below.

Assistant Loco Pilot: Matriculation / SSLC Plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/ Degree in Engineering

Technicians: Matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering (As Applicable)

Medical Standards

The medical standards prescribed for different posts are given below.

Medical Standard General Fitness Visual Acuity

A-1

Physically fit in all respect

Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test (must not accept +2D) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses and must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc.

B-1

Physically fit in all respect

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc.

B-2

Physically fit in all respect

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass the test for Binocular Vision, etc.

C-1

Physically fit in all respect

Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

RRB ALP Selection Process

The post-wise selection process of RRB ALP is given below:

Post Stages of Selection
ALP CBT 1, CBT 2, CBAT and document verification & empanelling 
Technician CBT 1, CBT 2 and document verification & empanelling 

Refer to the infographic below for RRB ALP selection process:

RRB ALP Selection Process

RRB ALP Selection Process

 

RRB ALP Exam Centres

RRB ALP exam centres are released 10 days before the scheduled CBT exam. To check the exam centres, candidates need to login with user ID and password. Candidates are required to enter their preferences of exam centres while filling the Part II of application form. The details regarding the exam centres are mentioned on the admit card.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2022

The stage-wise RRB ALP syllabus is given below:

RRB ALP Syllabus CBT 1

The standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts:

Topics Syllabus
Maths Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc
General Science The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level
General Awareness  Current Affairs, Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics, etc

RRB ALP Syllabus CBT 2

The syllabus for CBT 2 comprises two parts-A and B. The syllabus for both the parts is given below:

Part A 

Mathematics: Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.

General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and decision making, Similarities and differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.

Basic Science and Engineering: The broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.

General Awareness: Current Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

Part B

The questions in this part are asked from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade. Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2). 

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2022

The stage-wise exam pattern of RRB ALP is explained below:

RRB ALP First Stage CBT

  • This stage is common for ALP & Technician posts and is qualifying in nature. This means the marks obtained in this stage will not be counted for final merit list
  • The paper contains 75 objective type questions (MCQs) and total time given to complete the paper is 60 minutes
  • Each question carries one mark, hence, the total mark of the paper is 75
  • There is negative marking for incorrect answers, ⅓ mark is deducted for wrong answer

RRB ALP Second Stage CBT

  • Those who secure cut off marks in first stage CBT, get a call for second stage CBT
  • This stage of the exam is divided into two parts-A and B
  • Part A will have 100 questions and the total time is 90 minutes
  • Part B will have 75 questions and the duration of the paper is 60 minutes
  • There is negative marking for incorrect answers, ⅓ mark is deducted for one wrong answer
  • The marks obtained in Part A is used to shortlist candidates for further rounds of selection
  • Part B is qualifying in nature

RRB ALP CBAT

  • This stage is only for those candidates who have applied for Assistant Loco Pilots
  • Question papers are made available in both English and Hindi
  • There are five test batters, candidates need to score certain marks in each test battery to qualify the exam
  • The total marks allotted to this stage is 42 marks

RRB ALP Document Verification

  • For ALP post, shortlisting for Document Verification is done based on Part A of CBT 2 provided candidates qualify Part B and CBAT
  • For Technician post, shortlisting for Document Verification is done based on Part A of CBT 2 provided candidates qualify Part B
  • Candidates need to carry the original documents asked by RRBs on the day of document verification
  • If any candidate fails to submit original documents or if any document is found fake, the candidature of that candidate is canceled

Also Read: RRB ALP Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Preparation Tips

As part of RRB ALP preparation tips, candidates must practice sample papers or previous years’ question papers for every topic. Study regularly, keep formulas and steps to solve problems at your fingertips. Practice and revise properly for the exam.

RRB ALP Admit Card

RRB ALP admit card 2022 will be released online separately for different stages of exams. Usually, RRBs release the admit card four days prior to the scheduled exam date. To download the RRB ALP admit card, candidates need to enter user ID and password.

RRB ALP Answer Key

RRB ALP answer key is released officially few days after the exam. Along with the answer key, candidate response sheet and question papers are also released. Candidates can use the answer key to compare their marked responses. Through the objection tracker window, candidates can also raise objections against the answer key. While raising objections, candidates need to submit documentary proof. Candidates need to pay INR 50 for raising objections.

RRB ALP Result

RRB ALP result is announced separately for different stages. The result PDF contains the names of the successful candidates. The marks of candidates are normalised to announce the result. The scorecard is released along with the result. To check the scorecard, candidates need to login with user ID and password.

RRB ALP Cutoff

RRBs release the separate list of the RRB ALP cut off for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician as per zone-wise and category-wise. Candidates must obtain the minimum RRB ALP cut off marks in each stage so as to clear the exam. Besides, candidates need to secure the qualifying marks prescribed for different stages of recruitment. Candidates can check below the previous years' RRB NTPC Cutoff. 

Regional RRB Zone  ALP Categories 
UR OBC SC ST

RRB ALP Ahmedabad Cut Off

53.26461

41.21651

31.13617

25.22988

RRB ALP Ajmer Cut Off

68.05049

58.43736

48.59900

31.26253

RRB ALP Allahabad Cut Off

59.59306

44.81916

33.29067

25.04884

RRB ALP Bangalore Cut Off

57.52077

48.57390

30.02874

25.00457

RRB ALP Bhopal Cut Off

66.57391

58.77360

49.35859

40.85624

RRB ALP Bhubaneswar Cut Off

40.03478

30.02874

30.02874

25.21082

RRB ALP Bilaspur Cut Off

58.21998

50.03109

30.04828

25.04884

RRB ALP Chandigarh Cut Off

60.67084

47.01685

42.57583

25.00457

RRB ALP Chennai Cut Off

60.26068

55.32646

46.24073

31.84961

RRB ALP Gorakhpur Cut Off

48.01359

30.02874

30.05318

25.00457

RRB ALP Guwahati Cut Off

47.05229

35.09200

30.19228

25.00457

RRB ALP Jammu Cut Off

45.89996

36.01416

30.40855

25.59902

RRB ALP Kolkata Cut Off

58.20415

38.36308

31.97181

25.06996

RRB ALP Malda Cut Off

51.80819

32.20987

30.04828

25.00457

RRB ALP Mumbai Cut Off

57.91174

50.94367

42.23504

25.85981

RRB ALP Muzaffarpur Cut Off

40.18716

30.02874

32.49846

25.48476

RRB ALP Patna Cut Off

40.03478

30.02874

30.04828

26.08537

RRB ALP Ranchi Cut Off

60.92829

48.52838

30.03843

31.12907

RRB ALP Secunderabad Cut Off

61.26211

53.33785

40.85624

33.25590

RRB ALP Siliguri Cut Off

40.09207

30.02874

30.39789

25.14851

RRB ALP Thiruvananthapuram Cut Off

69.39146

61.57835

37.58301

26.70645

Qualifying Marks for RRB ALP Exam

Exam Stages Qualifying Marks (In Per Cent)
CBT 1

UR-40

OBC-30

SC-30

ST -25

CBT 2

Part A:

UR-40

OBC-30

SC-30

ST-25

Part B:

35  per cent across all categories

CBAT   42 marks

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FAQs Related to RRB ALP

Q: When RRB ALP notification is expected to be released?

A: RRB ALP notification is expected to be released in November or December 2022 by RRBs.

Q: How many posts are there in RRB ALP?

A: RRB conducts RRB ALP & Technician exam to fill posts of assistant loco pilot and technicians for different railway zones across the country.

Q: What is the pattern of question papers in RRB ALP ?

A: In first two CBTs questions will come in MCQ format. The third stage is CBAT, where candidates will be given five test batteries. 

Q: Is CBAT mandatory for all posts in RRB ALP?

A: In RRB ALP & Technician exam, only those who have applied for assistant loco pilot (ALP) and cleared second stage of, need to appear for CBAT. CBAT isn’t for the candidates who have applied for technician post only.

Q: Is RRB ALP result released separately for different stages?

A: Yes, RRB ALP & Technician result is released separately for different stages. 

Q: Is RRB ALP exam tough?

A: It is not tough to crack RRB ALP exam if you prepare well as per proper study routine.

Q: What is RRB ALP syllabus 2022?

A: The RRB ALP is a computer-based objective test which includes topics like mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, Basic Science and Engineering, General awareness & current affairs. 

Q. Is the RRB ALP exam conducted every year?

A: RRB ALP Recruitment depends on the number of vacancies and requirements of the concerned departments.

Q. Is RRB ALP conducted online or offline?

A: All the stages of RRB ALP exam are conducted online.

Q: How can I apply for the RRB ALP exam?

A: Candidates need to fill the RRB ALP  application form online.

Q: How can I become ALP in railway?

A: Candidates from all streams can become a loco pilot after completing Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognised institutions of NCVT/SCVT/Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the prescribed trades/3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical /Electronics / Automobile Engineering/Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of IT.
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