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RRB ALP Exam is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board or RRB to recruit for Assistant Loco Pilots & Technicians. This is a common exam that the Indian Railways Conducts to recruit Assistant Loco Pilots & Technicians in various units of the Indian Railways Regions. 

RRB ALP Exam Dates

The last date to apply for RRB ALP & Technicians is 31st March 2018. So, apply soon before the last date runs out!

To know more about the important events & exam dates, have a look at the table mentioned below:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Start Date of Online Application for RRB ALP & Technicians

3rd February 2018

Last Date for Applying online for RRB ALP & Technicians (Extended Date)

31st March 2018

Last Date for Payment for Railways RRB ALP & Technicians

31st March 2018

Tentative Date of Exam for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians

April/May 2018

RRB ALP Vacancy 2018

The total no. of vacancies for RRB ALP & Technicians are 26,502. Make sure you apply for the Railways RRB ALP exam now! 

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria

Overall, there are 2 criteria on which your eligibility is judged for RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 exam - Education and Age. You need to qualify the following eligibility standards to apply for this RRB exam.

Latest Update: RRB has increased the upper age limit for ALP & Technicians. The revised Upper Age limit is mentioned below:

1. RRB ALP Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years

  • Maximum Age: 30 Years

RRB ALP Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST: 5 years

  • OBC: 3 years

  • PWD: 10 years

2. RRB ALP Educational Qualifications

Assistant Loco Pilot:

  • You should have Matriculation / SSLC Plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/ Degree in Engineering.


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

RRB ALP Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

RRB ALP & Technicians selection will be based on 4 stages as follows:

1.       First stage CBT

2.       Second stage CBT

3.       Computer Based Aptitude Test

4.       Document Verification

First Stage CBT


No. of Qs




60 Mins

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Science

General Awareness & Current Affairs

Second Stage CBT



No. of Qs


Part A



90 Mins

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Basic Science & Engineering

General Awareness on Current Affairs

Part B

Relevant Trade


60 Mins



2 Hours 30 Mins

  • There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT.

  • 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

  • If you qualify both the above stages, you will be called for Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification as applicable.

How to Apply Online for RRB ALP Recruitment?

Individuals have to apply only through online for the post mentioned in the RRB ALP Recruitment. Those who are satisfying the eligibility criteria can follow the instructions to apply for the posts mentioned.

  • RRP ALP Recruitment 2018 advises the candidates to ensure the eligibility requirements before applying for the posts.
  • Candidates can apply online from the link provided below on our website.
  • Visit the Official Website of each zonal websites.
  • Find the desired notification from the website.
  • Fill in all valid credentials.
  • Scan and upload the recent passport size color photograph and signature.
  • Make an online payment using a secured payment gateway.
  • After successful submission of the application, take printout for future reference.

RRB ALP & Technician Syllabus


General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Science

General Awareness on Current Affairs

-Number system






-Ratio and Proportion



-Time and Work

-Time and Distance

-Simple and Compound Interest

-Profit and Loss


-Geometry and


-Elementary Statistics

-Square root

-Age Calculations

-Calendar & Clock

-Pipes & Cistern


-Alphabetical and Number Series

-Coding and Decoding

-Mathematical operations




-Venn Diagram

-Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

-Conclusions and Decision making

-Similarities and Differences

-Analytical Reasoning




-Arguments and Assumptions



-Life Sciences

-Earth Sciences

-Environmental Sciences

-Astronomy & Space Technology

-Computer & Mobile Technology

-Inventions & Discoveries


-Military Technology



-Science & Technology








-Miscellaneous Topics

RRB ALP Admit Card and Result 2018

The RRB ALP exam is a Computer Based Exam. Hence, there are only a few offline question papers that can be found. Other than those papers, you can also find memory based Previous Year Questions which can help you in your preparation.

The Admit Cards for Railway RRB Exams are released just a couple of weeks before the Exam. 

The RRB ALP Result for all exams that it holds comes out within 1-2 months of the exam date. Similarly, the RRB ALP Result 2018 will be announced after the exam takes place. 

RRB ALP 2018 Official Notification

As you are now aware of the highlights of RRB ALP Exam, you can find out all the other tiny details from the Official RRB ALP Notification 2018. The notification will give you more information on Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and more!

RRB ALP Official Notification - Click Here

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