RRB ALP 2024 Application Form OUT: Check Steps to Apply Online

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Exam 2024 ( RRB ALP )

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Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Jun 10, 2024 10:23 IST

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) activated the link to re-upload the photograph and signature in RRB ALP application form 2024. The link was available from June 3 to 7, 2024. The window to edit the application form is over now.

RRBs released RRB application form 2024 for Technician posts on March 9, 2024. Candidates could apply for the exam till April 4, 2024. A total of 9000 vacancies were announced. RRB ALP application form 2024 was released online by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) on January 20, 2024. The last date to apply for the exam was February 19, 2024. Candidates could modify their application forms by paying INR 250 from February 20 to 29, 2024. Candidates should note that RRB ALP apply online link is not working properly. In such cases, candidates should not panic rather keep on trying to apply for the exam.

The application fee could be paid both online and offline. RRB ALP application fee was INR 500 for General and OBC categories while it was INR 250 for SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class.

The application fee will be refunded to candidates after appearing in the first stage CBT. Candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories will get a partial refund of the application fee while SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/ Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class will get a full refund of the application form. Read below for more details on the application form of RRB ALP.

Q:   How to fill RRB ALP application form 2024?

A:

The steps to fill RRB ALP application form 2024 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RRBs
  • Click on the RRB ALP 2024 Notification
  • Register yourself for the exam with the required personal details
  • Fill your basic details, for example, your name, your parent’s name, contact information, mail-id etc.
  • After clicking on the submit button, you will receive an OTP
  • After the OTP is validated, fill the detailed application for
  • Pay the required application fee
  • Save the copy of RRB ALP application form
 

Q:   What is the process of RRB ALP application fee refund?

A:

RRB ALP 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. The application fee is refunded after candidates appear in the first stage of CBT. General and OBC candidates get partial refund of RRB ALP application fees while those belonging to SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/ Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class get full refund of application fees. 

 

 

 

Q:   When RRB ALP notification 2024 was released?

A:

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have released a short notification for RRB ALP 2024 recruitment. The detailed notification was released on January 20, 2024. A total of 5696 vacancies will be filled through this recruitment process. The exam is conducted for candidates in the age group of 18 to 30 years and who have completed Class 10/SSLC. The recruitment is done for the post of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians. This year, the age limit for ALP post has been revised. Earlier, the age limit for ALP was 18 to 28 years. The revised age limit is 18 to 30 years.

 

How to Fill RRB ALP Application Form 2024?

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

RRB ALP Registration

  • Visit the respective official websites of RRBs
  • Click the 'Apply Online' link on the home page
  • Candidates need to confirm that they have read and understood the instructions carefully by clicking the check box
  • Complete registration process by entering your name, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, Aadhaar number, state, community, SSLC/Matric roll number, year of passing SSLC/Matric, mobile number, and email-id
  • Before submitting the registration form, candidates should ensure and confirm that all the information provided is correct and then submit it
  • On submitting the registration form, the registration number and password are displayed. Also, One Time Password (OTPs) is also sent to the registered mobile number and email ID along with the registration details
  • Candidates should retrieve the OTPs from the email and mobile and then login to proceed with filling the application form and make payment

RRB ALP Application Form 2024 modification link-https://www.recruitmentrrb.in/#/auth/home

Filling Part I of RRB ALP Application Form

  • In Part I of the RRB ALP application page, candidates need to enter educational qualification, community, gender, religion, ExSM, PWD, minority, economically backward class, age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details
  • On completion of the application details, candidates are redirected to the payment page
  • Choose the payment mode-net banking/credit card/debit card/bank branch for challan/post office challan and complete the payment process
  • In case of online payment, candidates will be automatically directed to Part II of the application for filling up additional details. Candidates paying the application fees through offline mode, the payment confirmation may take about an hour and hence they can login after 60 minutes and look for confirmation of payment status. The payment confirmation may vary from 24 hours to 48 hours in case of post office payment. On getting the confirmation status, candidates can start filling Part II of the application form.

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RRB ALP Application Fee

RRB ALP and technician application fee for different categories have been given below.

Category

Gender

RRB ALP Application Fee (In INR)

General

Male

500

OBC, ST, SC/ Ex-Serviceman/PWD

Male

250

OBC, ST, General, SC/Ex-Serviceman/PWD

Female/Transgender

250

  • Candidates eligible for examination fee refund who have chosen payment through SBI Challan or Post office Challan should provide the details of beneficiary account in which they would like to receive the refund viz. beneficiary name, bank name, account number and IFSC Code in the online application

Filling Part II of RRB ALP Application Form

In Part II of RRB ALP application form, candidates need to enter the following details:

Scribe (Applicable to eligible PWD Candidates only)

Provide details of scribe duly uploading his/her passport size photograph. Furnishing of information of scribe is mandatory. Change of scribe at the exam venue is generally not permitted. However, under exceptional circumstances, the change may be allowed duly recording reasons and filling the relevant details, including photographs of the scribe. 

Detailed educational qualification

Furnish all the relevant information on the qualification as required in the RRB ALP application. Further,  candidates having Diploma / Degree qualification have to select the trade from the drop-down list for appearing in the qualifying Part B test of Second Stage CBT. Also, fill in other details related to qualification.

Choice of exam language for First and Second stage CBT

English is the default language. In case the candidate wishes to choose any other language, then the same can be selected in addition from the drop-down list of languages in the application. In case of any difference between English and the opted language, the content of the English version shall prevail.

Complete the balance fields e.g. mother tongue, address etc.

Uploading of colour photograph

Select the upload photo tab and upload the colour photograph. The photograph should be in the size of 35mmX45mm with the name and date printed on it. It should be in JPG/JPEG format. The file size of the photograph should be between 15-40 kb. Candidates are advised to keep at least 12 copies of the same photograph for further use as and when required during the recruitment process.

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload scanned copies of their SC/ST certificates (JPG/JPEG format, 50kb-100kb) also for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second class railway pass)
  • Candidates may give their consent for sharing the scores obtained by them in RRB exams with other Ministries/Departments/PSUs and Private organizations, for recruitment in their organizations
  • In the end, candidates have to confirm the declaration “I hereby declare that I have gone through the eligibility criteria for the post (s) applied for and meet all the requirements therein, that all the details furnished by me in the application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge & belief and nothing has been concealed or suppressed. I also understand that in case, any of the details furnished is found untrue during any stage of recruitment or thereafter Railway Administration shall disqualify me for the post (s) applied for and /or I shall be liable for any other action under the extant rules”
  •  After confirming the above declaration and submission of the application, the entire application will be displayed for confirmation once again and on the confirmation, the candidate will be able to take the print of the application and preserve it for reference and record

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Q:   What is the process to modify RRB ALP application form?

A:

Candidates can modify their RRB ALP application form after final submission by paying the modification fee of INR 250 (Non-Refundable). This facility can be availed only twice. Find the steps below:

  1. Go to the RRB ALP and Technician “ONLINE/E-Application” link on respective RRB websites
  2. Find the link for ‘Modify Application’ link, click on it
  3. A page will open for login, login using registration number and password
  4. Pay modification fee of Rs 250 online or offline
  5. After successful payment, login using Registration Number and Password again
  6. Proceed to modify the application form as required and submit the application
 

Q:   What are the reasons for the invalid RRB ALP application form?

A:

Online applications are rejected due to the following reasons:

  • Invalid photos 
  • Multiple applications to different RRBs or same RRB
  • Candidate's name figuring in the debarred list of any RRB/RRC
  • Any other irregularities which are observed and considered as invalid by RRB
 

Q:   What is the fees required to modify RRB ALP application form?

A:

In case candidates want to edit the details filled in the 'Create an Account' form (Including mobile number and email ID), they need to pay a modification fee of INR 250. Each time they make any changes in the application, the required fees needs to be paid. Details filled in ‘Create an Account’ form (including mobile number and Email ID) cannot be changed. The modification fee is to be paid by all candidates irrespective of community and category. In case candidates wants to modify their communities from SC/ST to UR or OBC or EWS, they need to pay the difference in examination fee i.e. INR 250 in addition to the modification fee or else the modified application is not accepted. Similarly, if a candidate is switching from Ex.SM to UR/OBC (NCL)/EWS/Non Ex.SM etc., they need to pay the difference in examination fee i.e. INR 250 in addition to the modification fee. Modifications in the application form is allowed any number of times subject to payment of the modification fee.

 

Q:   How to check RRB ALP application form status?

A:

RRB ALP application form status is released after completion of the application process. To check the application status, candidates need to login with user ID and password. In case of application is rejected, candidates can view their status along with the reasons for rejection. No refund of exam fee will be made on account of rejection of application.

 

RRB ALP Application Form FAQs

Candidates can check below RRB ALP 2024 application FAQs.

Q:   What is RRB ALP eligibility?

A:

The eligibility criteria of RRB ALP is given below.

Educational Qualification

Post

Educational Qualification

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot

Matriculation / SSLC, 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, Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above

OR 

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.

Candidates with Degree in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above can also apply.

Age Limit

The maximum age limit is 30 years and minimum age limit is 18 years. The relaxation in the upper age limit given to different categories of candidates is given below.

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (NCL)

3 years

Ex-Servicemen (more than 6 months of service after attestation)

Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years

PWD

10 years + relaxation for the respective category

Candidates ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years

Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and Erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in a minimum of 3 years of service (continuous or in broken spells)

40 years of age (UR) 43 years of age (OBC-NCL) 45 years of age (SC/ST)

Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organisation such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes

Up to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower

Women candidates who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husbands but not remarried.

35 years of age (UR) 38 years of age (OBC-NCL) 40 years of age (SC/ST)

Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years

35 years of age (UR) 38 years of age (OBC-NCL) 40 years of age (SC/ST)

 

Q:   What is the process for uploading photograph & signature in RRB ALP application form?

A:

A colour photograph of size 3.5cm x 3.5cm (not older than three months from the date of application) with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses should be uploaded. The photo should be only in JPEG format. Candidates are advised to bring one copy of the same photograph along with Hall Ticket/e–Call Letter and original valid Photo ID at the time of examination. They are also advised to keep three copies of the same photographs for further use.

 

Q:   What is the RRB ALP application fees?

A:

RRB ALP 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. The application fee will be refunded to candidates after appearing in the first stage CBT. Candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories will get a partial refund of the application fee while SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/ Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class will get a full refund of the application form

 

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. A total of 5696 vacancies have been announced for RRB ALP exam. In 2018, a total of 64,371 vacancies were announced for the exam. Out of these vacancies, 27,795 vacancies were for Assistant loco pilot and 36,576 were for Technicians

 

Q:   What are the medical standards prescribed for RRB ALP exam?

A:

The medical standards prescribed for RRB ALP exam are given below:

Sl. no.Medical StandardGeneral FitnessVisual Acuity
1A-1Physically fit in all respectDistance 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.

2B-1Physically fit in all respectDistance 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.

3B-2Physically fit in all respectDistance 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.

4C-1Physically fit in all respectDistance 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.

 

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Answered 2 weeks ago

The educational qualification for RRB ALP exam is given below.

DesignationDepartmentSub- DepartmentQualification
ALPElectricalTractionMatriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognised institutions of NCVT/SCVT

 

(OR)

Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship

(OR)

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.

ALPMechanicalTractionMatriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognised institutions of NCVT/SCVT

 

(OR)

Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship

(OR)

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.

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 weeks ago

In accordance with the eligibility criteria for RRB ALP, the age limit for Assistant Loco Pilots is set between 18 and 30 years. Candidates from different categories are eligible for certain relaxations in the RRB ALP age limit. The relaxation in the age limit is given below.

SI. No.Community/CategoryRelaxation in the Age Limit
1SC/ST candidates5 Years
2OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidates3 Years
3Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put 6 months service after attestationUp to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
 Persons With Disabilities (PWD) UR10 Years
4PWD OBC-Non Creamy Layer13 Years
 PWD SC/ST15 Years
5Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 and to 31.12.19895 Years
6Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Erstwhile Group

 

‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways

who have put in minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)

UR40 Years of age
OBC- Non Creamy Layer43 Years of age
SC/ST45 Years of age
7Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative Railway

 

organisation such as Railway Societies and Institutes

Up to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower.
8Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially

 

separated from husband but not remarried.

UR35 Years of age
OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer)38 Years of age
SC/ST40 Years of age
9Course Completed Act Apprentices applying which

 

minimum qualification is ITI/Course Apprenticeship.

Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training

 

undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961.

10Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under

 

the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years

UR35 Years of age
OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer)38 Years of age
SC/ST40 Years of age

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

RRB ALP application form status is released after completion of the application process. To check the application status, candidates need to login with user ID and password. In case of application is rejected, candidates can view their status along with the reasons for rejection. No refund of exam f

...more

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

In case candidates want to edit the details filled in the 'Create an Account' form (Including mobile number and email ID), they need to pay a modification fee of INR 250. Each time they make any changes in the application, the required fees needs to be paid. Details filled in ‘Create an Account’ for

...more

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

Online applications are rejected due to the following reasons:

  • Invalid photos 
  • Multiple applications to different RRBs or same RRB
  • Candidate's name figuring in the debarred list of any RRB/RRC
  • Any other irregularities which are observed and considered as invalid by RRB

A

Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

Candidates can modify their RRB ALP application form after final submission by paying the modification fee of INR 250 (Non-Refundable). This facility can be availed only twice. Find the steps below:

  1. Go to the RRB ALP and Technician “ONLINE/E-Application” link on respective RRB websites
  2. Find the link f

...more

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

RRB ALP job profile is given below:

  • RRB ALP is responsible for running the train
  • To fix the minor repairs on locomotives
  • To observe train signals and identify track issues
  • To work on all the instructions directed by the Loco Pilots
  • Perform all the tasks as assigned by the superior officials

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

Apart from the basic RRB ALP salary, aspirants are also eligible for various allowances and perquisites as per the guidelines of the Indian Railways. Here is the list of perks and allowances that are offered to candidates:

  • Basic Pay
  • Dearness Allowances
  • House Rent Allowances
  • Medical Allowance
  • Transport Al

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

Career and growth trajectory in Indian railways is good, employees can be promoted to the top-level as per hierarchy. Employees are promoted in the following order:

  1. Senior Assistant Loco Pilot
  2. Loco Foreman (Loco Supervisor)

With promotions, employees get better emoluments and perks.

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

The CBT 1 exam will be conducted between June and August 2024. The CBT 2 exam will be conducted in September 2024. RRB ALP CBAT exam will be conducted in November 2024. The shortlist for document verification will be released in November 2024/ December 2024. The CBT 1 exam of RRB ALP comprises quest

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Contributor-Level 10

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