RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilots) 2020 

Railway Recruitment Control Board is a one of the Indian government ministry. This organization works under Government of India to manage 21 railway boards and recruit new employees in different positions. Now, it came up with RRB ALP recruitment 2020 notification and inviting online applications for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians Grade-III positions with attractive salary of Rs 19000 plus other allowances.

1. RRB ALP Recruitment 2020 Notification

RRB ALP recruitment 2020 notification for 26502 Assistant Loco Pilots  and Technicians posts published by the railway recruitment board on indianrailways.gov.in. Eligible candidates can apply online from 03-02-2020 to 05-03-2020 by submitting their online application form and paying fee.

RRB ALP Vacancy 2020: Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician

Post Name Gen OBC SC ST Total
Total 13793 6525 4057 2126 26502
Assistant Loco Pilot 9230 4363 2694 1387 17673
Technicians 4563 2162 1363 739 8829

According to the official notification of RRB ALP recruitment 2020, out of 26502 vacancies, 17673 posts for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and 8829 posts for Technicians Grade-III allotted.

  • Name of the post: RRB ALP and Technician Grade III
  • Recruiter: Indian Railways
  • Salary: Rs. 19900 + Allowences
  • Total vacancies: 26502
  • Age Limit: 18 to 28 years.
  • Educational Qualification: 10th/12th/ITI/Diploma/B.Tech
  • Exam Dates: April-May 2020.
  • Official Website: indianrailways.gov.in

RRB Recruitment 2020: ALP & Technician Posts by RRB

RRB Name ALP Technician Total
TOTAL 17673 8829 26502
RRB Allahabad 3657 1037 4694
RRB Secunderabad 2719 543 3262
RRB Ranchi 1697 346 2043
RRB Kolkata 425 1399 1824
RRBBhopal 766 913 1679
RRBGorakhpur 1234 354 1588
RRB Chandigarh 1228 318 1546
RRB Mumbai 1101 324 1425
RRB Ajmer 852 369 1221
RRB Bangalore 435 619 1054
RRB Bilaspur 697 248 945
RRB Chennai 429 516 945
RRB Malda 293 587 880
RRB Bhubaneshwar 455 247 702
RRB Siliguri 389 88 477
RRB Muzaffarpur 310 155 465
RRB Patna 345 109 454
RRB Guwahati 353 69 422
RRB Jammu 189 178 367
RRB TVM 99 246 345
RRB Ahmedabad 0 164 164

2. RRB ALP Application form 2020

RRB ALP online application form 2020 will available from 3rd February 2020 to 05th March 2020 on the official Indian railways website. The candidate needs to fill up all the required details and information and make the payment for registration. After the successful online registration the candidate needs to preserve their registration number and password which can be utilized to download the RRB ALP admit card and as well as to check results.

Update on RRB ALP Apply online: RRB ALP Application form 2020 for online registration open now.Eligible candidates can apply online from February 3, 2020 to March 5, 2020 on RRB ALP apply online link: http://www.rly-rect-appn.in/alptech2017/index.html

Application fee:

  • General / OBC – Rs 500/-
  • SC/ST/All Females/Minorities/Ex-Servicemen/ PWD – Rs 250/-

Fee payment can be made in online using any credit card/debit card/net banking till 26-02-2020. Candidates can also pay application form fee in challan by visiting any branch of the State Bank of India and India Post (formerly Post Office). However, the last dates for fee payment at SBI and Post office are 05th and 03rd March 2020 respectively. Applicant should complete the RRB ALP online registration process and fee payment before the last date to avoid the last minute rush.

The interested candidates will have to register by clicking “Click here for New Registration” link. Then upload the scanned copy of photograph and signature as per specifications mentioned in notification, followed by verification of the details and clicking on the final submit button.

After the candidates have completed the filling the application form, they are requested to preview the application form before submitting it to avoid any mistakes. Finally it will be redirected to the Payment section where they will have to pay the mandatory application fee before the final submission in online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/etc. At last, the candidate will be asked to print out the filled RRB ALP application form for future reference.

3. RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria 2020

To apply online for the RRB ALP Recruitment 2020 for assistant loco pilot and technician grade 3 posts, candidate should meet the following eligibility criteria’s.

  1. Age limit and relaxations
  2. Educational qualifications
  3. Medical Standards

I. Age Limit As on 01-07-2020

The minimum age of the candidate must be 18 years and upper age should not be above 28 years. However, the reserved category candidates and Railway Group C & D staff serving with minimum of 3 years of service will get additional age relaxation.

  • Minimum Age – 18 years
  • Maximum Age – 30 years

Age Relaxation

The Age Relaxation for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians Grade-III posts will be applicable to reserve category applicants only and the same mentioned below.

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC (Non – Creamy Layer) – 3 years
  • Railway Staff (Group C & D)– 10 years
  • PWD (General) – 10 years
  • PWD (SC/ST) – 15 years
  • PWD (OBC) – 13 years
  • Ex-Servicemen – 3 years
  • Widows, Divorced Women – 5 years

II. RRB ALP education qualification

  • Assistant Loco Pilot Education Qualification: Candidate should have Matriculation / SSLC Plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/ Degree in Engineering.
  • Technician Education Qualification: Candidate must have Matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering (As Applicable).

III. Medical Standards

Candidates should ensure that they must satisfy the prescribed medical standards for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) and Technicians posts. For each post separate medical standards applicable, so refer the notification.

4. RRB ALP 2020 Important dates

RRB ALP exam date 2020 announced for online test. According to official notification, the first stage of RRB ALP 2020 Computer Based Test (CBT) tentatively scheduled during April and May 2020.

RRB ALP 2020 exam dates are mentioned as below and even all the related important dates for the admit card download, online registration schedule and result and the last date to submit RRB ALP application form is also mentioned herewith.

RRB ALP 2020 Events Important Dates
Start date of RRB ALP Application form 03-02-2020 at 10 AM
Last date of RRB ALP Application form 05-03-2020 up to 11:59 PM.
Last date for Online fee Payment
(Debit card/Credit Card/Net banking)
05-03-2020 up to 10 PM.
Last date for fee payment through SBI Bank Challan 05-03-2020 up to 1 PM.
Last date for fee payment through Post Office Challan 03-03-2020 up to 1 PM
RRB ALP Admit Card Download Mid of April 2020
RRB ALP Exam Date 2020 April-May 2020
Declaration of exam Results August 2020

5. RRB ALP Syllabus 2020 & Exam Pattern

RRB ALP Syllabus 2020 for first stage  computer based test consist of Mathematics, General Science and General Intelligence & Reasoning sections for 75 marks and It will be held for the duration of 1 hour. A total of 75 multiple choice based questions to be given and each question equally carries 1 mark. Candidates need to qualify the exam by securing cut off marks to be decided by the respective railway recruitment board.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2020 for First Stage CBT

S.N. Section Qsns Marks Time
TOTAL 75 75 1 Hour
1 Mathematics 75 75 60 Min
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
3 General Science
4 General awareness on current affairs

Many job seekers will apply for these posts, which means the competition will be very high. To qualify in RRB ALP exam 2020, candidates need to secure good score. Make sure to take few online tests, refer books for guidelines and prepare in a good manner.

The First Stage Computer Bases Test is objective in nature and the score of first stage exam shall be used only for short listing of candidates for second stage exam as per their merit. Candidates who are shortlisted for Second Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of a community shall continue to be considered only against that community for all subsequent stages of recruitment process.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2020 for Second Stage CBT

Paper Sections Qs Marks Duration
Total 175 175 150 Minutes
Part A 1. Mathematics
2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
3.Basic Science and Engineering
4.General Awareness on Current Affairs
100 100 90 Minutes
Part B Technical Trade 75 75 60 Minutes

Stage 2 of Computer Based online test to be conducted for selected candidates in stage 1 only. RRB ALP Syllabus for stage 2 CBT consist of 175 questions for 175 marks with time duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. For each wrong answer 1/3 rd marks will be deducted from final score.

Mathematics ,General Intelligence and Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering, and General Awareness on Current Affairs are the 4 sections included in PART A question paper and Technical trade subject included in PART B question paper.

Check the topic wise RRB ALP Syllabus 2020 and prepare according to exam pattern.

A. RRB ALP Syllabus for Mathematics

  • Number system,
  • 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.

B. RRB ALP Syllabus for 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.

C. RRB ALP Syllabus for General Science

The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.

D. RRB ALP Syllabus for General awareness

General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

E. RRB ALP Technical Syllabus

  • Electrical
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Automobile
  • Mechanical

6. RRB ALP Admit Card 2020

The candidates whose application would be accepted by the examination conducting authority i.e the Railway Recruitment Board can get their admit card for RRB ALP exam. RRB ALP admit card 2020 for online test will be available in the second week of April 2020. Separate admit cards will be issued for each candidate, according to that candidates must appear on given exam date and time.

RRB ALP admit card 2020 or call letter for online exam (Phase-I) will available to download from 10 days before the exam date. All the candidates need to download their admit cards in online only from the respective railway board official website as the authority doesn’t send any hard copy of it through post. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination hall without a valid RRB ALP Admit Card 2020.

To download RRB ALP Admit Card 2020, candidates should follow the given steps.

  • Step 1 – Go to RRB official website of indianrailways.gov.in
  • Step 2 – Select your respective region or board and click on download call letter.
  • Step 3 – Enter required details such as registration number and date of birth then click on “submit”.
  • Step 4 – Finally, download your generated e-call letter or RRB ALP Admit card 2020 and take a print out.

7. RRB ALP Result 2020

The RRB ALP result 2020 will be out in August 2020. Those who will be passed will only be eligible for Document Verifications and Medical fitness test. The RRB ALP results will be published on concerned regional website of Railway reccuient cell board. Candidates have to login with their registration number and password (birth date) to know the status of result. There are a lot of people appear for the written examination but few of them can manage to go further rounds.

Candidates can check their RRB ALP result 2020 by opening RRB regional website. Generally, selected candidates list will be available in pdf format with secured marks. Search by name or admit card to easily find out the results.

A final merit list will be available on concerned RRB regional websites after completion of the document verification process and medical standard test.

8. Expected RRB ALP Cut Off 2020

RRB ALP cut off 2020 to be decided by concern railway recruitment board based on candidates performance in written examination. The following table represents the previously conducted RRB ALP cut off marks in written examination. These marks are reference purpose only and for 2020, the concern railway recruitment board will release cut off marks officially after declaration of results.

Candidates are required to secure minimum cutoff marks in written examination to progress for next stage of selection process. These RRB ALP cut offs are set according to the number of candidates who have achieved better score in the examination by category wise subject to availability of posts.


What is the ALP stands for in Indian Railways?

ALP stands for Assistant Loco Pilot in Indian railways. Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRB) is the responsible to hire ALP’s through RRB ALP 2020 Recruitment Notification. The salary of the RRB APL is around Rs.19900 plus other allowances will be given.

Is the ALP exam online?

Yes, it is. RRB will conduct ALP exam in online mode only and name of the test is RRB CBT (Computer Based Test). It has 2 stages, selected candidates in the first stage will progress to appear in the second stage.

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