RRB ALP and Technician Eligibility 2018: Age-Limit and Educational Qualification Details

The Railway Recruitment Board recruits a large number of young and aspiring candidates. There are a total of 21 Recruitment Boards across India. This year, the Boards are inviting online applications for over 26, 502 Vacancies, out of which 17, 673 Posts are reserved for the Assistant Loco Pilot and 8829 Posts are for various Technicians Posts. The filling of online application has been started from 28th Feb 2018 and the last date of filling the application form is 31st March 2018 (23:59 Hrs).

Before filling the Application form, it is necessary to read the instructions first. It is very important that whether you meet all the eligibility criteria for the post or not. In this article, we will give you information about the different eligibility conditions of RRB ALP and Technician Posts.

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

Important Dates of RRB ALP and Technician Posts 2018



Starting date of the Application Form28th Feb 2018
Last Date of the Application Form31st March 2018
Last Date of the Application Fee through Online/SBI29th March 2018 (13:00 Hrs)
Last date of the application Fee (Challan)28th March 2018 (13:00 Hrs)
Last Date of the Application Fee through Online Banking/Net Banking/ Debit/Credit cards30th March 2018 (22:00 Hrs)

RRB ALP and Technician Eligibility Criteria (CEN 01/2018)

  • The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  • The Upper Age-limit for all the categories has been extended two (2) years by Ministry of RailwaysSo 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 Required for RRB ALP and Technician

  • 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.
DesignationDepartmentEducational Qualification
 Assistant Loco Pilot
  1. Electrical
  2. Mechanical
 A) You need to have a Matriculation/SSLC plus ITI course from a recognized institution of NCVT/SCVT in respective trade.
You need to have a matriculation/SSLC course completed act apprenticeship.B) You need to have 3 years of Diploma in a respective engineering discipline from recognized Institution.
Technician Grade III
  1. Electrical
  2. Engineering/Mechanical
  3. Stores
  4. Electrical/Mechanical
  5. General
  6. Engineering
You need to have a matriculation/SSLC plus ITI degree from a recognized institution of NCVT/SCVT in the respective trade according to your designation.OR

You must have a matriculation/SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the respective trade.

  1. Technician Gr. III Signal
  2. Technician Gr. III Telecommunication
  1. S & T
A) You need to have a Matriculation/ SSLC plus ITI course from a recognized institution of NCVT/SCVT in the respective trade as per your designation.
A Matriculation/ SSLC plus course completed act apprenticeship in the respective trades.
B) You must have passed your 10+2 with Physics & Maths

Age Relaxations for Various Categories for RRB ALP and Technician

The age limit for ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) and Technician 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 is 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)]
RRB CEN 01/2018 ALP and Technician Recruitment 2018
UR28 Years30 Years
OBC31 Years33 Years
SC33 Years35 Years
ST33 Years35 Years

These are the different eligibility criteria’s that are required for the Recruitment Process of RRB ALP and Technician 2018.

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  1. Sir kya aane wali 4 saal baad alp group c ke liye iti hata di jaygi kya….
    Agar hata di jaygi to kya qualification mangege…..

  2. Sir may all Ka form vhopal zone se bhara hu.lekin Bhopal me ex service man Ka Kota nahi hai to kya hoga..please bataye

  3. an ex – servicemen fill alp and technician fill or not . i having no certificate except matriculation please tell me quickely

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