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RRB ALP Exam 2020 | Notification, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit card

The RRB ALP 2020 recruitment is one of the most important exams in the Railways department. In this recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP), the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has set up the selection procedure and other criteria. Candidates read all the information given here about the RRB ALP 2020 recruitment.

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RRB ALP Recruitment – Notification PDF

RRB ALP 2020 : Important Dates

Here the important dates about the RRB ALP 2020 recruitment are given in the table. Use this tentative schedule and create your study plan for the exam.

Events of RRB ALP 2020 RecruitmentTentative Dates
Online application formTo be out soon
Last Date for application fee PaymentTo be out soon
1st stage Computer Based Test (CBT)To be out soon
2nd stage Computer Based Test (CBT)To be out soon
3rd stage Computer Based Test (CBT)To be out soon


RRB ALP Apply Online:

Here we have added the step-by-step procedure to follow in the RRB ALP 2020 apply online procedure. Those who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for the mentioned posts.

  • Visit the Official Website of the zonal website, that you want to apply.
  • Complete all the valid credentials.
  • Scan and upload the recent passport size color photograph and signature.
  • Make an online payment using a secured payment gateway.
  • After the successful submission of the application, take a printout for future reference.

Application Fee:

Non – refundable RRB ALP 2020 application fee for the processing of application will be drawn from the candidates as follows.

  • Rs.500/- Application fee for General and OBC category candidates.
  • Rs.250/- for SC / ST / PwD / Transgender / Female / Minorities / Economically Backward classes.

Note: Application fee is payable through online using the secured payment gateway.

RRB ALP Vacancy:

In the official notification, you can get complete details regarding the zone-wise RRB ALP 2020 vacancy. Also, you can check the category-wise vacancy details.

RRB ALP Eligibility:

The eligibility details of the RRB ALP recruitment 2020 are listed below.

Age Limit

Candidates should possess the following age limit to apply for the ALP & Technician posts

  • Minimum – 18 years
  • Maximum – 28 years
Name of the CommunityAge Relaxation
SC /ST5 years
OBC3 years
Ex-servicemen3 years
PWDUR – 10 yearsOBC – 13 years

SC /ST – 15 years

Jammu & Kashmir Domicile5 years
Railway  Staff – (Group ‘C’ & ‘D’)UR – 40 yearsOBC – 43 years

SC /ST – 45 years

Candidates from Quasi-Administrative offices of Railways5 years
Widowed / Divorced / Judicially separated womenUR – 35 yearsOBC – 38 years

Sc / ST – 40 years

Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act ApprenticeshipShall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961.
Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 yearsUR – 35 yearsOBC – 38 years

Sc / ST – 40 years


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Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates should have the Educational/Technical qualifications indicated for notified posts in the CEN from recognized Institute/University as on the closing date for submission of the ONLINE application.
  • Annexure-A may be referred for the prescribed qualification against each of the posts. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational/technical qualification SHOULD NOT apply.
  • Diploma/Degree in Engineering will not be accepted in lieu, of course, completed Act Apprenticeship / ITI for the post of Technicians unless otherwise specified.
  • Graduate Act Apprentice will not be accepted in lieu of Course Completed Act Apprenticeship (CCAA).

For the very much detailed information, check the official notification of the RRB ALP 2020.

RRB ALP Salary

The RRB Assistant Loco Pilot salary will have basic pay additional to the various allowances and perks. Railway provides a lot of benefits to its candidates apart from fixed basic salary. Besides, they are eligible for yearly increments.

Salary ComponentsRRB ALP Salary
Grade PayRs.1900
RRB ALP PayscaleRs.19,900
Assistant Loco Pilot Salary (inclusive of allowances HRA, DA, etc.)Rs.35,000 (Approximately)

RRB ALP Recruitment – Selection procedure:

Job seekers for the posts mentioned in will be selected based on their performance in the following screening process

  • First Stage CBT
  • Second Stage CBT
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test (For ALP Only)
  • Document Verification

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

Here we have added the RRB ALP 2020 exam pattern. With this you can know about the complete exam scheme, timings, marking schemes, etc.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern – First Stage CBT

  • RRB ALP Exam Pattern for the First Stage CBT has been provided below.
  • The Online Test will be conducted for 75 marks
  • The time duration of the exam will be 1 hour.
SubjectQuestionTime Duration
Mathematics7560 minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs
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RRB ALP Exam Pattern – First Stage CBT

  • The RRB ALP Recruitment online examination will be conducted for 120 questions
  • Each question carries 1 marks
  • The time duration of the online exam is 2 hrs 30 minutes.
 Name of the SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Part AMathematics2525 

90 Minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning2525
Basic Science & Engineering2525
General Awareness on Current Affairs2525
Part B(Check Below)7560 Minutes

Part B questions for the Qualifying test will be selected from the following disciplines:

Electrical & Combination of Electrical Engineering

  • Electrician / Instrument Mechanic / Wireman / Winder (Armature) / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.

Electronics & Combination of Electronics Engineering

  • Electronics Mechanic / Mechanic Radio & TV

Electronics & Combination of Mechanical Engineering

  • Fitter / Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Turner / Machinist / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/ Heat Engine / Millwright Maintenance Mechanic

Automobile & Combination of Automobile Engineering

  • Mechanic Motor Vehicle / Tractor Mechanic / Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths

  • Electrician / Electronics Mechanic / Wireman

RRB ALP Syllabus

Here we have added the section-wise syllabus topics of the RRB ALP exam 2020.

General Awareness – RRB ALP 2020 Syllabus

  • Current Affairs (National and International).
  • Major Financial/Economic News.
  • Budget and Five Year Plans.
  • Books and Authors.
  • Awards and Honors.
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries.
  • Important Days.
  • International and National Organizations.

RRB ALP Syllabus for Arithmetic

  • Number System.
  • HCF, LCM.
  • Decimal Fractions.
  • Ratio and Proportions.
  • Unitary Method.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Time and Work.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Simple and Compound Interest.
  • Mensuration (2D and 3D).
  • Data Interpretation.

General Intelligence Syllabus

  • Figures and Pictures.
  • Space Visualization.
  • Decision Making.
  • Problem-Solving.
  • Arithmetical Number Series.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Relationship Concepts.
  • Visual memory.
  • Verbal and Figure Classification.

RRB ALP Syllabus for Reasoning


  • Number Series.
  • Alphabet Series.
  • Test of Direction Sense.
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Number Ranking.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • A problem on Age Calculation.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Decision Making etc.


  • Non-Verbal Series.
  • Mirror Images.
  • Cubes and Dice.
  • Grouping Identical Figures.
  • Embedded Figures etc.

General Science Syllabus

  • Environmental Studies.
  • Biology etc.

RRB ALP Syllabus for Technical Subjects

  • Mechanical
  • Thermo Dynamics.
  • Energy, Material.
  • Energy Conservation.
  • Applied Mechanics.
  • Turbo Machinery.
  • Production Engineering.
  • Automation Engineering.
  • Kinetic Theory.
  • The Strength Of The Material.
  • Metal Handling.
  • Refrigerators And Air Conditioned.


  • Machine Design.
  • System Theory.
  • IC Engines.
  • Heat Transfer.
  • Thermo Dynamics.
  • Materials Applying Motion.
  • The Power Plant Turbines and Boilers.
  • Metallurgical Production Technology.


  • Electrical India.
  • Rolls, Cables.
  • Proved To Be The Fundamental Electrical System.
  • An Alternative System Single Phase Motor.
  • Three Phase Motor System.
  • Light, Magnetism.
  • Electronics and Communication
  • The Transistor.
  • Digital Electronics.
  • Networking And Industrial Electronics.
  • Electronic Tube.
  • Semi-Conductor Physics.
  • Robotic Radio Communications Systems And Satellite Matters.
  • Computer And Micro Processor.

RRB ALP Preparation Tips

  • Candidates first note the completely updated syllabus and exam pattern of the RRB ALP 2020 exam.
  • Mark your Weak Zones and give high priority for those topics.
  • At the same time don’t avoid practice for your strong topics.
  • Your preparation plan for the RRB ALP 2020 exam should cover all the areas.
  • In your daily preparation, divide your available study time and focus on all the subjects.
  • Check RRB ALP previous year cut offs to set your preparation standard.
  • As per the weightage, concentrate on each subject take mock tests. So that you can get a good improvisation. Your probability of success will also go higher.
  • Make a separate study practice notes for each subject. Use it for revision at regular intervals.
  • If you do not allow time for revision at regular intervals, then you will surely feel the exam pressure so high.
  • So it is well and good to do regular revision for all subjects.

If you want to be a winner in the RRB ALP 2020 recruitment, follow all these preparation tips without fail. Also, check RRB ALP previous year question papers for reference. Practice more with RRB ALP 2020 mock tests to increase your capacity to score more marks.

RRB ALP 2020 Admit Card:

Visit the official web page often to download e-admit card. The Admit card carries all the important information about exams such as examination date, examination place, candidate’s name, roll number, gender, and other details. And it is mandatory to carry the Admit card to the examination hall. Download the admit card from the link provided below.

RRB ALP Exam Result:

After the successful completion of each stage, the RRB will declare the result. Aspirants can check results on the official website. An applicant needs to log on to the official website to know the result of each examination. Or as an alternate click on the direct link given below for easy access.

RRB ALP Recruitment – FAQs

Candidates check the FAQs related to the RRB ALP 2020 recruitment notification.

Q: What is the selection process for RRB ALP 2020 recruitment?
A: The selection process will have 3 stages.

  • First Stage CBT
  • Second Stage CBT
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test (For ALP Only)

Q: Is there any sectional time for the RRB ALP exam?
A: There is no sectional timing.

Q: What is the age limit to apply for the RRB ALP 2020 recruitment?
A: 18 to 28 years.