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Railway RRB ALP Exam 2021 - Complete Details

About Railway RRB ALP Exam

Loco pilot is the short form for locomotive pilot and is considered to be the backbone of the Indian Railways. Usually, two loco pilots drive a locomotive engine. The Indian Railways conducts RRB ALP examination to select loco pilots and since the number of seats and vacancies are quite a few, only a handful get selected.

Railways RRB ALP 2021 Notification

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the Loco pilot recruitment examination every year throughout India for the recruitment of Locomotive pilot or loco pilot. The notification would contain all the exam details like the selection process, the application process, application fees, exam centres, etc. The RRB ALP 2021 exam is yet to be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Railways RRB ALP 2021 Important Dates

StagesExam Dates
Online Registrations BeginsTo be declared soon
Online Registrations EndsTo be declared soon
Online ExamTo be declared soon

Railways RRB ALP 2021 Mock Test

Railways RRB ALP 2021 Mock Test Series has the following features:

  • 15 Mock Tests for Railways RRB ALP in the latest pattern with detailed solutions
  • GK Supplement & Online Tests on All Topics with Detailed Solutions

Railways RRB ALP 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: 28 years

Educational Qualifications

  • You should have successfully cleared the 10th standard examinations.
  • A Diploma course in Engineering
  • An ITI course in any specific trade that should have been approved by the SCVT/ NCVT.
  • Aspirants must also have high levels of fitness. Loco pilots are required to maintain a high level of fitness in the course of their job.

Railways RRB ALP 2021 Vacancy

The latest vacancies would be announced along with the notification. Let us have a look at the previous year vacancies-

  • Assistant Loco Pilot - 27795
  • Various Post of Technicians - 36576

Railways RRB ALP Cutoffs

The Railways RRB ALP 2018-2019 cut-offs category-wise are given below.


Railways RRB ALP 2021 Application Process

Prerequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should,

  • photograph (3.5cm × 3.5cm)
  • signature with black ink (3.5cm x 3.5cm)

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

  • General/ OBC (Male): Rs. 100
  • All Others: Rs. Exempted

Steps to Apply for Railways RRB ALP Exam Online

  • Go to the official regional website and click on the link ‘Apply Now’ to begin the online registration process
  • Fill in all the asked necessary details
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature
  • Make the Application Fee Payment
  • Check all the filled information properly and then click on the “Final Submit” button
  • Take out a hard copy of the form for future reference

Railways RRB ALP Syllabus 2021

The section-wise syllabus for Railways RRB ALP Online Test is given below:

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Alphabetical and Number Series, Mathematical Operations, Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Relationships, Jumbling, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Similarities and Differences, Classifications, Conclusions and Decision making, Analytical reasoning, Directions, and Statement- Arguments and Assumptions, etc.

General Awareness & Current Affairs

Sports, Personalities, Politics, Science and Technology, Culture, Personalities, Politics and other topics of relevance and importance.


Decimals, number systems, LCM, HCF, BODMAS, fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Distance, Mensuration, Simple and Compound Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Geometry, Profit and Loss, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Algebra, Age Calculations, Pipes and Cistern, Square Root and Calendar and Clock, Simplification and Approximation, etc.

Basic Science and Engineering

Engineering drawings (Geometric figures, Projections, Drawing Instruments, Symbolic Electricity, Measurements, Work Power and Energy, Heat and Temperature, Levers and Simple Machines, Environment Education, IT Literacy, Occupational Safety, and Health, etc.

Exam Date

To be announced

Total Vacancies

To be announced


What is the age criteria for RRB ALP?

Minimum: 18 years, Maximum: 28 years

When will the RRB ALP exam 2021 be conducted? +

RRB ALP 2021 will be conducted based on the official notification issued by RRB.

What is the application fees for RRB ALP? +

For Gen and OBC category males, it is Rs.100. Rest are exempted from paying fees.

What is the total number of vacancies in Railways RRB ALP? +

The total vacancies are as follows:
Assistant Loco Pilot - 27795
Various Post of Technicians - 36576

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