ALP Recruitment 2024

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Assistant Loco Pilot – ALP Recruitment 2024 Check Now

ALP Recruitment 2024: The number of available positions for the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) recruitment 2024 has been highly increased by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). It was initially stated that there were 5696 open positions, but the number has since been adjusted to 18,799 positions. Candidates who have already submitted their applications find themselves with a golden opportunity by this increase. The revised vacancies are dispersed across a number of different zonal railways, with the South East Central Railway exhibiting the greatest increase in the number of available positions.

Important Dates

EventDate
Application Start DateJanuary 20, 2024
Application Last DateFebruary 19, 2024
Correction WindowFebruary 20-29, 2024
Photo & Sign Upload DateMay 27-31, 2024
CBT 1 Exam DateJuly – August 2024
CBT 2 Exam DateSeptember 2024

Revised Vacancy Details

Zone-wise Vacancy Distribution

Zonal RailwayVacancies NotifiedIncreased Vacancies
Central Railway5351786
East Central Railway7676
East Coast Railway4791595
Eastern Railway4151382
North Central Railway241802
North Eastern Railway43143
Northeast Frontier Railway129428
Northern Railway150499
North Western Railway228761
South Central Railway5851949
South East Central Railway11923973
South Eastern Railway3001001
Southern Railway218726
South Western Railway4731576
West Central Railway219729
Western Railway4131376
Total569618799

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With this revision, the total number of vacancies has tripled, significantly increasing the chances of selection for the candidates.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have one of the following qualifications:

  • Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in specified trades.
  • Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in specified trades.
  • Matriculation / SSLC plus three years Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile Engineering.
  • A combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution in lieu of ITI.
  • Degree in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above will also be acceptable in lieu of Diploma in Engineering.

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 33 years (Relaxation applicable as per rules)

Selection Process

The selection process includes the following stages:

  1. CBT 1: Initial screening through a Computer Based Test.
  2. CBT 2: Second stage of the Computer Based Test.
  3. CBAT: Computer Based Aptitude Test.
  4. Document Verification: Verification of documents for candidates who pass the CBTs.
  5. Medical Examination: Medical fitness test as per the prescribed standards.

Medical Standard

Medical StandardGeneral FitnessVision Standards
A-1Physical fit in all respectsDistant Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test
  Near Vision: Sn:0.6, 0.6 without glasses
  Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc.

How to Apply for RRB ALP Recruitment 2024

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to RRB Recruitment Official Website.
  2. Read the Notification: Carefully read the full notification before applying.
  3. Click on Apply Online: Find the link to apply for the ALP post.
  4. Fill in Details: Complete the application form with correct personal and educational details.
  5. Upload Documents: Upload the required documents, photo, and signature.
  6. Pay Application Fee: Make the payment using available online methods.
  7. Submit Application: Review all details and submit the application. Keep a copy of the submitted form and payment receipt.

RRB ALP Syllabus 2024

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) recruitment examination in three phases: CBT 1, CBT 2, and CBAT. Candidates must clear each phase to qualify for the ALP posts. The syllabus for RRB ALP 2024 includes topics from Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science (10th-standard level), General Awareness & Current Affairs, and Basic Science and Engineering subjects.

Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

  • Mode of Exam: Online
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking: ⅓rd mark deducted for each wrong answer

CBT 1 Exam Pattern

  • Number of Questions: 75
  • Total Marks: 75

CBT 2 Exam Pattern

  • Number of Questions: 175
  • Total Marks: 175

CBAT (Computer-Based Aptitude Test)

  • Conducted for candidates who qualify CBT 2.

Detailed Syllabus

CBT 1 Syllabus

  1. Mathematics

    • Mensuration
    • Number system
    • BODMAS
    • Decimals
    • Fractions
    • LCM and HCF
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Percentages
    • 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
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning

    • Analogy
    • 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
  3. General Science

    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Environment
    • Note: The General Science syllabus covers Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.
  4. General Awareness

    • Current Affairs (Latest Awards, Sports Events, Railway Updates, National Current Affairs)
    • Science and Technology
    • Polity
    • Economy
    • Awards & Honors
    • Art & Culture
    • Sports
    • Static GK

Preparation Tips

  1. Understand the Exam Pattern: Familiarize yourself with the CBT 1 and CBT 2 exam patterns to manage time effectively during the exam.
  2. Refer to Previous Year Papers: Solve previous year question papers to understand the type of questions asked and the difficulty level.
  3. Focus on Weak Areas: Identify and work on areas where you are weak.
  4. Regular Practice: Practice regularly to improve speed and accuracy.
  5. Stay Updated: Keep yourself updated with current affairs, especially related to awards, sports, and railway updates.
  6. Revise Regularly: Regular revision is crucial to remember important concepts and facts.

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