RRB ALP Recruitment 2018: Exam Date, Application Status & Print, Admit Card, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Now that the Application Forms are over, So the candidates are now waiting for RRB ALP Exam date and Admit Card. RRB ALP Exam date will release soon on RRB’s official websites and the admit card for RRB ALP exam will be released before 15 days of examination. It is advised that the candidates must check RRP ALP Application Status and take the printout of their Application Form for future reference purpose. Having the printout of the application form is necessary as it acts as a proof that you have successfully applied and submitted for the Railway Recruitment ALP 2018. The printout of the Application Form is also required during the Document Verification.

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As per the latest information, the Railway Department said that this year around 2,80,000 candidates have applied for the Railway Application Forms and around 2,12,000 applicants have successfully made the fee payment for the Railway Recruitment 2018. 

So, if you are preparing to get into the Railway Jobs, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will be providing you the complete details about the ALP Recruitment 2018.

Railway Recruitment Boards has released an official notification for Railway Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician Recruitment 2018. The Recruitment Boards are offering approx. 17, 849 Posts under the Assistant Loco Pilot(ALP) and 9170 vacancies for Technicians Posts. The online application was started on 3rd Feb 2018 which has been changed to 28th Feb 2018 and the Last date of filling the Online Application form is 31st March 2018 (23:59 hrs).

RRB ALP Admit Card 2018

The Admit card for RRB ALP Recruitment will be available online only in the respected RRB Website. The admit card will be issued only to those candidates who have successfully submitted the online application form. So make sure, that you keep all the registration details safely as this might be required while downloading the admit card.

RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2018

  • RRB invites Online Application for Railway Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians under CEN 01/2018 recruitment.
  • Over 26, 502 Vacancies are available. Out of which 17,673 vacancies are available for the  Assistant Loco Pilot and 8829 Vacancies are available for the Technicians Posts.
  • This year, overall the Railway Recruitment Board is providing around 2.5 Lakhs of Posts for the applicants.
  • The online application dates start from 28th Feb 2018 and close on 31st March 2018.

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Railway Assistant Loco Pilot Job Profile

  • The Assistant Loco Pilot helps in driving the train. The job requires continuous attention and the high degree of dedication and responsiveness.
  • He/she has to assist the driver in performing the duties including calling out the signal as soon as one is sighted.
  • He/she also looks after the fine- tuning Loco and attending minor repairs of the Loco.
  • Your responses to the situations will be tested by an aptitude test and the candidates who reach the expectation of this Railway Examination will be posted as Assistant Loco Pilot.

 Railway Technician Job Profile

  • A signal maintainer or a Technician has to work indoors as well as outdoors where the Railway signaling installations are provided.
  • He has to maintain the Block instruments and panels that are provided at the Station Houses, Points and Crossings provided at the outdoor where the rails are joined, Gate signals. The work includes normal maintenance and attendance during any failure.
  • The Technicians works under the control of Junior Engineer (signal).

Dates for RRB ALP Exam 2018

The Important Dates Regarding the ALP Recruitment (Level-1) 2018 is mentioned below. 

Application Form Starts 28th Feb 2018
Last Date to Apply 31st March 2018
Application Fee Last Date (SBI) 31st March 2018
Last Date for Online banking/ debit/credit cards 31st March 2018
date of Admit Card release April/May (tentative)
Exam Date May (tentative)

Click here for detailed information about RRB Exam Date 2018

RRB ALP Exam Pattern 2018

The Exam for RRB ALP and Technician (CEN 01/2018) is conducted in two stages. The First Stage CBT, The second stage CBT and the Final Computer Based Aptitude Test and the Document Verification as applicable.

First Stage CBT:

  • The total stage of the first stage of Computer Based Test for both ALP and Technicians is 60 minutes and the number of questions available will be 75.
  • The minimum percentage of marks for the eligibility in various categories are:
    • For UR Category- 40%
    • OBC- 30%
    • SC- 30%
    • ST-25%
  • The percentage of marks will be relaxed by 2% for the Person with Disability candidates.

Second Stage CBT:

  • The candidates who have qualified the first stage CBT will be able to appear the second stage CBT exam.
  • The total duration of the examination is 2 Hours and 30 Minutes. (Part-A and Part-B)

Part- A:

  • The Part A Examination will be of 90 minutes and the number of questions available will be 100.
  • The minimum percentage of marks for the eligibility in various categories are:
  1. For UR Category- 40%
  2. OBC- 30%
  3. SC- 30%
  4. ST-25%
  • The marks scored in Part- A will be used for shortlisting the candidates for the further stages of the recruitment procedure subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part-B.


  • The total time duration of the Part-B Examination is 60 minutes and the total number of questions asked is 75.
  • The Qualifying marks for this Part-B is 35%. (applicable to all the candidates. No relaxation is applicable).

Now, if the candidate clears both the Stages of Examination, then he/she is shortlisted for the Computer Aptitude Test. The Computer Aptitude Test will be only for those candidates who have opted for Assistant Loco Pilot.

Final Selection Process for RRB ALP 2018

  • The ALP Merit List will be prepared on the basis of the candidate’s score in the Aptitude Test with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part-A of the Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage of the marks obtained in the Computer-Based AT.

RRB ALP & Technician Syllabus 2018

First Stage CBT for RRB ALP Exam

  1. Mathematics:
    • Number System, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calender and Clock, Pipes and Cisterns etc.
  2. 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.
  3. General Science:
    • This part includes the syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th Standard Level.
  4. General Awareness on Current Affairs:
    • Science and Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.

Second Stage CBT For RRB ALP Exam

The syllabus of Part-A is same as that of First Stage CBT except for the Basic Science and Engineering. The topics that are covered under Basic Science and Engineering are:

  • 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.

Note: The examination pattern of RRB ALP and Technicians are completely same. The above data is applicable for the preparation of both RRB ALP and Technician Posts 2018.
As per the latest Press Conference Release, the Ministry of Indian Railways has decided to make modifications in the CBT Question Papers. The Department has decided to make the question papers available in different regional languages for the candidates to answer.


Books Recommended for ALP Recruitment 2018

The following are the books that are recommended for ALP and Technicians Grade Preparation 2018:

Railway Assistant Loco Pilot Vacancy 2018: RRB CEN 01/2018

RRB ALP Vacancy 2018

RRB ALP Vacancy 2018

                                                        RRB ALP Vacancy 2018

RRB ALP Recruitment details 2018

Name of the Recruiter Board Railway Recruitment Board, Ministry of Railways
Name of the Posts Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians
Total Number of Vacancies Available 26, 502
Eligibility ITI+ Trade Certificate in concerned Trade
Salary Rs 19, 900 per month+ other allowances (on the basis of Level 02 7th Pay CPC Pay Matrix.
New Online Application Starts From 28th Feb 2018
Last Date of Application 31st March 2018 (Extended)
Application Fees Rs 500 (GEN) Rs 250/- (For Reserved Category) The fee is refundable for both the categories. 

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Application Fees

  • For ALP Posts, the application fees is Rs 500 for General Category and Rs 250/- for the Reserved Category (ST/SC/PWD/Women/OBC).
  • For the General Candidates, the application fee of Rs 400/- will be refunded if they appear the Exam. 

Eligibility Criteria for RRB ALP 2018 (Railway Loco Pilot)

Relaxation in Upper Age limit / Maximum Age for Various Categories/Communities- Click Here to Detailed Notice 

  • The candidate who is applying for this post must be an Indian Citizen.
  • The Upper Age-limit for all the categories has been extended two (2) years by Ministry of Railways. So now the current Age Criteria for the candidates is 18 years to 30 years for RRB Loco Pilot and Technician 2018 recruitment.
RRB Loco Pilot Age-Limit Criteria (Revised)

RRB Loco Pilot Age-Limit Criteria (Revised)

Educational Qualifications For RRB ALP 2018

  • The candidates who are applying for this job must have passed the matriculation or the equivalent examination under 10+2 from a recognized Government board or institution.
  • Must have done ITI from a recognized SCVT/NCVT in the related trade.
  • The candidates who are holding a Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Automobile Engineering approved by AICTE.
  • 20% seats are reserved for the candidates who have completed the Act Apprenticeship Course under Apprenticeship Act.

RRB ALP Educational Qualifications

RRB ALP Educational Qualifications

                                                    RRB ALP Educational Qualifications

Age Relaxations for RRB ALP 2018

Now Age-Limit Criteria for RRB ALP and Technicians 2018 recruitment is 18 years to 30 years. The upper age limit is relaxable under, subject to the submission of the requisite certificate.

  • 5 years of age relaxation will be provided for ST/SC Candidates.
  • 3 years of age relaxation will be provided for OBC Candidates.
  • For the Ex-Servicemen candidates, up to the extent of service rendered in Defence, plus 3 years, provides they have put in more than six months of service after affection.
  • 5 years of age relaxation is given to those candidates who have been domiciled in the state Jammu and Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
  • 10 years of age relaxation is given to the PWD candidates- [13 years (OBC Category), 15 years (ST/SC)]

Let’s have a look to the Revised Version of the RRB ALP Age Limit 2018:

RRB CEN 01/2018 ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018
Category Notified Revised
UR 28 Years 30 Years
OBC 31 Years 33 Years
SC 33 Years 35 Years
ST 33 Years 35 Years

Pay Scale of RRB CEN 01/2018 ALP Recruitment 2018

The pay- scale of RRB ALP and Technician is Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with an initial payment of Rs 19, 900/- plus the other allowances as admissible.

RRB CEN 01/2018 Recruitment Application Procedure

The Applications available online only and are available on the official website of the respected RRBs. The newly revised application form will be available from 28th Feb 2018 and the last date to submit the application form is 31st March 2018. Before filling the online application, the candidate must make sure that they fit all the eligibility criteria and conditions required for RRB ALP. Before heading to fill in the online application form, the candidate should read the instructions carefully. The step by step procedure of RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Online Application is mentioned below:

  1. Visit the Official Regional RRB Website – indianrailway.gov.in and check for the ALP Recruitment 2018 Notification.
  2. Click on the link which says “CEN01/2018.
  3. After clicking on the link, the online application will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Fill in all the required details and upload the photo and the signature.
  5. After the completion of all the application requirement, submit the online application form.

Application Procedure of the RRB ALP and Technician 2018 Recruitment (CEN01/2018)

The application form is available online in the respected RRB Websites.  Before filling the online application, the candidate must make sure that they fit all the eligibility criteria and conditions required for RRB Technicians. The step by step procedure to fill in the RRB Technicians 2018 Application Form is mentioned below:

Registration Process:

  1. Visit the concerned RRB Website – indianrailways.gov.in
  2. Click on the Link “CEN 01/2018” for the Recruitment of Technicians Posts.
  3. After this, Click on the “New Registration” link.
  4. Register yourself first. Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Father’s name, Mother’s name, Aadhaar number, State, Community, SSLC/ Matric, Mobile Number and e-mail ID.
  5. Then, Submit the Registration.
  6. Before submitting the registration form, ensure that all the information that you have provided is correct.
  7. After the submission of the registration form, the user id and the password will be sent to the candidate.
  8. A One Time Password will be submitted to the candidate’s registered mobile number and e-mail ID along with the registration details.

Section of the Application: Part-1

  1. In the Part-2 of the Application Page, the candidates have to provide the educational qualification, community, gender, religion, ex-servicemen, PWD etc, Age Relaxation and other details.
  2. After providing the above details, the candidate is redirected to the payment page. The payment can be done online through net banking/credit card/debit card and offline such as Bank Branch challan or Post Office Challan.
  3. If you are making the payment online, then you will be redirected to the Part- B additional application filling details.
  4. The candidates who are making the payment through SBI Challan/ Post-Office Challan, have to provide the details of the beneficiary account.

Section of the Application: Part-2

  1. After the completion of Part I section of the Application Page, the candidates have to fill in the details of the educational qualifications, choice of the examination language of the first and second stage of CBT, Mother Tongue, address and other details.
  2. Upload the scanned photograph as per the specifications mentioned.

Specifications of the Scanned Photograph

  • The passport size photograph should be in colour and the background should be in white color.
  • The dimensions of the photograph must be 35 mm x 45 mm with name and date printed on it.
  • Should be in JPEG/JPG Format in 100 DPI.
  • The photograph size must be between 15 Kb to 40 Kb.

Important Documents to be Submitted

  • If the candidates belong to ST/SC Category, then they have to upload their scanned caste certificate. The scanned copy of the caste certificate must be in JPG/JPEG Format and the file size must be in between 50 Kb to 100 Kb. You can also avail a free travel authority as well (Second Class Railway Pass).

At Final Stage, The candidates have to confirm the declaration and submit the application form.

The candidate must take out the print out of the Application Form and preserve it for the reference and record.

Check Here for Documents Required for RRB ALP Recruitment CEN 01/2018

Modification/Changes in the Application Form of RRB ALP CEN 01/2018

If in case, the candidates want to make any modifications or minor changes in the application form then they can do it by just paying a modification fee of Rs 100/- (Non-Refundable). You cannot make changes in the state, e-mail ID and mobile number and registration number. The modification fee is applicable to all the candidates. The modification to the registration and application can be done twice only.

The procedure for modification of the application is as follows:

  1. Go to the online/ E-Application Link and click on “Already Registered
  2. Log-in using the Registration Number and Password.
  3. Click on the “Modify Application Link”.
  4. Pay the modification fee through any of the modes available for actual examination fee payment.
  5. After making the payment, login using the Registration Number and Password and proceed with the changes intended as per the instructions given and submit the application form.
  6. Take the print out of the application form for future reference.

Selection Process of RRB ALP Recruitment CEN 01/2018

The candidates will be selected on the basis of the online written examination. The questions contained in the question paper will contain the basic educational standard or minimum technical qualification prescribed for the posts. The questions will be objective based on multiple choice. The questions will be asked from various areas such as General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Studies and Technical Ability. The language of the question paper will be in English, Hindi, and Urdu along with local languages.

RRB ALP 2018 Recruitment Detailed Official Notification CEN 01/2018 PDF

Download Here – RRB ALP (CEN 01/2018) Official Notification PDF 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding RRB ALP 2018 Recruitment

Payment Status not updates
What are the requirements for Registration?
What is the procedure for Registration?
Can I edit the Registration details?
What is the procedure to log in?
How do I know that my application is submitted?
I have not received email/sms during registration procedure? Why?
Where should I refer for prescribed Education Qualification/Vacancies/PWD suitability/Medical Standards/Formats for various certificates?
What should I do if I forget password?
What all documents should I upload at the time of application?
When I try to upload the Photo/SC /ST certificate, it doesn’t accept Why?
How do I know that I belong to OBC creamy layer or Non-creamy layer?
What is the Examination Fees?
Whether examination fee is re-fundable?
Can I take the print out of the application any time?
What should I do if I have lost my SSLC/SSC/Matriculation Certificate?
Can I edit the details in the application?
How will I come to know whether my application is accepted/rejected?
Where can I find the contact numbers of various RRBs?
Whom should I contact in case there is any difficulty in filling up the application?
In case the exam trades selected for various Qualifications viz 10+2, ITI, Diploma , Degree are different, what will be my Exam Trade for second stage CBT?
I have completed the course from Centre of Excellence (COE) or Model ITI , can I apply against this notification?

 Region Wise (CEN 01/2018) Railway ALP Recruitment 2018

  1. RRB Ahmedabad Recruitment 2018
  2. RRB Ajmer Recruitment 2018
  3. RRB Allahabad ALP 2018
  4. RRB Bangalore Recruitment 2018
  5. RRB Bhopal Recruitment 2018
  6. RRB Bhubaneswar Recruitment 2018
  7. RRB Bilaspur Recruitment 2018
  8. RRB Chandigarh Recruitment 2018
  9. RRB Chennai Recruitment 2018
  10. RRB Gorakhpur Recruitment 2018
  11. RRB Guwahati Recruitment 2018
  12. RRB Jammu Recruitment 2018
  13. RRB Kolkata Recruitment 2018
  14. RRB Malda Recruitment 2018
  15. RRB Mumbai Recruitment 2018
  16. RRB Muzaffarpur Recruitment 2018
  17. RRB Patna Recruitment 2018
  18. RRB Ranchi Recruitment 2018
  19. RRB Secunderabad Recruitment 2018
  20. RRB Siliguri Recruitment 2018
  21. RRB Thiruvananthapuram Recruitment 2018


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