RRB ALP Apply Online 2020 – Check complete details about the online application

RRB ALP Apply Online 2020-21 portal will be available from December 2020 (Tentative). Candidates interested to appear for the recruitment exam must apply for the test via an online portal i.e. indianrailways.gov.in. The official date for the exam is yet to be announced. The registration and application process will be conducted through online mode only.

RRB ALP 2020 Application process is primarily divided into 3 main steps- Registration, Filling Application Form, and Fee Payment. The application fees for the General category are INR 100. Aspirants from the SC/ ST/ PWD reserved categories are exempted from fee payment.

RRB ALP 2020 is a national level test organized by the Railway Recruitment Board. It is held to recruit meritorious candidates for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilot and Grade- 3 Technician. There are nearly 23,801 vacancies this year

RRB ALP Apply Online 2020 – Highlights 

Name of Exam RRB ALP 2020 (Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot)
Conducting Authority Railway Recruitment Board
Official website indianrailways.gov.in
Mode of registration Online
Availability of RRB ALP 2020 Application Form December 2020 (tentatively)
The minimum eligibility to fill RRB ALP 2020 Application form Qualified Class 10 and ITI certification
Documents required for filling RRB ALP 2020 application form Scanned copies of recent photograph, signature, caste certificate (SC/ ST category) and Aadhaar Card
RRB ALP 2020 Application Fee General, OBC (Male): INR 100 SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female /Minority/ Economically Backward /Ex-Servicemen: Exempted

RRB ALP Apply Online 2020 – Important Dates

The application process will begin from the month of December 2020. Aspirants must browse the official RRB website for updates about the ongoing processes and exams. Important dates regarding RRB ALP 2020 Application process are given as below:

RRB ALP 2020 Online Registration begins December 2020
The online registration portal will be open for 15 days
Availability of RRB ALP 2020 Admit Card 2 weeks prior to the exam
RRB ALP 2020 Exam Date Will be updated soon

RRB ALP 2020 Eligibility Criteria

RRB ALP 2020 eligibility norms are set up by the organizing board. Each individual must make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the recruitment test before applying for the exam. Before applying for RRB ALP, check the eligibility criteria that are as stated below-

For Assistant Loco Pilot (ALPs):

  • Candidates should have passed matriculation and completed course Act Apprenticeship Industrial Training Institute approved by NCVT or SCVT in the respective trade.
  • Those who have a diploma in Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical / Automobile Engineering recognized by the AICTE are also eligible for the exam

For Grade III Technician:

  • Aspirants should have a qualified matriculation exam and completed course Act Apprenticeship/ ITI approved by NCVT or SCVT in the required trade.
  • Those who have qualified 10+2 School Certificate Examination / Higher Secondary Certificate/ Intermediate Examination with Physics and Mathematics.
  • Candidates who have a 3- year diploma in Engineering in Electrical/ Telecommunication/ Communication/ Information science/ Computer Technology approved by the AICTE are also eligible

Age Limit

The lower age limit is 18 years and the upper age limit is 30 years. Age relaxation will be applicable for reserved categories as given below

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC Category 3 years
PWD 10 year

How to fill the RRB ALP 2020 Application form?

RRB ALP and Technician application form have to be filled online through different regional RRB websites. Online application procedure and application fees remain the same for all railway zones. Find the complete RRB ALP online application process below:

Step 1- Visit respective RRB websites to find the online application link for RRB ALP and technician, click on the link.

Step 2- Complete registration process by entering your name, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, aadhaar number, state, community, SSLC/Matric Roll number, year of passing SSLC/Matric, mobile number, and email-id.

Step 3- Submit the details entered. Post completion of RRB ALP registration, OTPs (One Time Password) shall be sent to the registered mobile number and email along with the registration details. Keep the details in safe.

Step 4- In the next part of the application form, candidates need to provide details of Educational qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, Caste/Category, etc. Save the details.

Step 5- In the next part of the application, candidates will be directed to the online payment section. Payment can be made online and offline, both. For online payment, candidates can choose net banking/credit card/debit card/UPI and in case of offline payment, Bank Challan or Post Office Challan can be availed.

Step 6- After successful online payment, candidates will be automatically redirected to Part II of the application for more details such as detailed educational qualification, choice of exam language for first and second stage CBT, etc.

Step 7- Upload your recent photograph (scanned). Find the photograph specifications below –

Step 8 – Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload a scanned copy of their SC/ST certificates (JPG/JPEG format, 50kb – 100kb) also for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass).

Step 9 – Click on the declaration box to assert that all details provided are correct. Proceed to final submission. Submit the application form.

Step 10 – Take a printout of the application form and preserve it for future references.

RRB ALP Photograph Specification

Find the table below to get all details: 

Image Dimensions Format Size of file (max)
Photograph 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm .jpg/ .jpeg 20- 50 KB
Signature 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm .jpg/ .jpeg 20 – 50 KB
Caste Certificate .jpg/ .jpeg 50- 100 KB

Payment of Application Fees

  • Each applicant must pay the non-refundable application fees of RRB ALP 2020.
  • They can pay the fees through the online mode by using Debit/ Credit card, or Net Banking.
  • Fees can also be paid by offline mode using SBI e-Challan and Post Office Challan.
  • Candidates must enter the necessary payment details on the bank page and save a copy of the receipt of the transaction.
  • After all the above steps are completed, participants must carefully go through the application form and rectify any mistakes made while filling it.
  • A confirmation page of the RRB ALP 2020 application will be generated which should be printed out for future correspondence.

RRB ALP 2020 Application Fees for various Categories are:

Category Application Fee
General/ OBC (Male) INR 100
SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female /Minority/ Economically Backward /Ex-Servicemen Exempted

RRB ALP 2020 Application Form Correction

Candidates who have made any mistake while filling RRB ALP 2020 Application Form can rectify it. They must go to the official regional RRB website and click on the ‘Modify Application’ link on the registration panel. Applicants must first pay a fee of INR 100 regardless of their category to edit an application. They will have 2 options for correction in RRB online applications which are given below:

  • Modify application in the same RRB: Individuals can rectify their applications within the RRB to which they have already applied.
  • Modify Application and apply to different RRB: They can also opt to apply to a different RRB altogether.

After paying the fee, participants can choose the RRB to which they wish to re-apply. The application form they have already submitted will be canceled and a new Registration Number for the new RRB will be generated. Candidates can log in again with the new Registration number and complete the further process.

  • The following fields cannot be changed: Name of the applicant, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, email ID, and Mobile number.
  • This is the only opportunity to edit the form so aspirants are advised to be very cautious while modifying the application form.

Details in Application Form

Candidates will be required to enter information about the following details asked in RRB ALP 2020 Application Form:

Applicant’s Name As on educational documents
Father’s Name In not more than 50 characters
Gender Choose whether Male/ Female
Date of Birth In DD/MM/YYYY format
District Choose nationality from the drop-down list
Category Choose from the drop-down list
Nationality Select nationality
Aadhaar Number Enter 12 digit UID number
Address Local and permanent address of applicants
Mobile and telephone number Telephone number with STD code and 10 digits mobile number
Qualification details Total marks, aggregate, name of institution, name of the degree, discipline, year of completion, etc.
Exam details Preferred language, scribe details, etc.


Candidates should take RRB ALP Mock Tests 2020 and follow our study plan to ace the exam.

RRB ALP Apply Online FAQs

Q: What is the age limit for the RRB ALP exam?

A: Candidates should be between 18 to 28 years to be eligible for the RRB ALP exam.

Q: Is there any qualifying marks in the exam?

A: Yes, there are qualifying marks for CBT. Candidates need to secure these qualifying marks to be selected for the next stage.

Q: What is the required educational qualification for RRB Group D?

A: For ALP and technicians posts, candidates have to be matriculation pass along with a professional degree in the concerned area.

Q: When will the RRB ALP application begin?

A: RRB ALP application will start soon, RRB hasn’t notified it yet.

Q: Is there any normalization of marks in the RRB ALP exam?

A: Yes, in RRB ALP normalization of marks is done as CBTs are conducted in multiple sessions.

Q: How can I apply for RRB ALP?

A: Candidates need to apply online on the respective RRB websites for different railway zones.

Q: How many candidates apply for RRB ALP and technician?

A: RRBs received Over 47 lakh applications last year for RRB ALP and technician.

Q: When can I apply for the RRB ALP exam?

A: The application date for RRB ALP has not been released yet, candidates can start applying after activation of the application link.  

Q: Can female candidates apply for RRB ALP and Technician exam?

A: Yes, the posts are available to apply for male and female gender both.

Q: Can I modify my RRB ALP application?

A: Candidates can modify their RRB ALP application form after final submission by paying the modification fee of Rs 100 (Non-Refundable). This facility can be availed only twice.


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