RRB ALP 2020

Apr 26, 2019 - 09:36

RRB ALP 2020 Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Date

RRB ALP is a national level recruitment drive to fill about 6437 vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians in Indian Railways. The recruitment drive will be organized and managed by one of the 21 Regional Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) for all the regions.
All 21 Railway Zones including Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri, and Thiruvananthapuram are expected to fill vacant posts for for Assitant Loco Pilots and Technician.

 RRB ALP 2020 Vacancy:

2020 RRB ALP Recruitment
S.No RRB Name UR SC ST OBC Total Ex
1. ADI WR 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
2. AII NWR 417 117 61 204 799 80 00
3. WCR 27 08 04 14 53 00 00
4. ALD NCR 1447 358 161 593 2559 257 00
5. NR 555 164 82 297 1098 43 00
6. BB CR 542 141 89 197 969 97 00
7. SCR 66 20 10 36 132 13 00
8. WR 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
9. BBS ECoR 304 72 35 44 455 46 00
10. BPL WCR 384 116 58 208 766 00 00
11. WR 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
12. BSP CR 84 33 40 48 205 21 00
13. SECR 293 74 33 92 492 49 00
14. CDG NR 620 184 92 332 1228 122 00
15. GHY NFR 179 53 26 95 353 35 00
16. GKP NER 623 186 92 333 1234 43 00
17. JAT NR 96 28 14 51 189 00 00
18. RCF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
19. KOL ER 30 08 10 06 54 05 00
20. SER 180 55 36 100 371 37 00
21. MAS ICF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
22. SR 177 128 68 56 429 31 00
23. MFP ECR 156 46 24 84 310 31 00
24. MLD ER 66 19 09 34 128 13 00
25. SER 83 25 12 45 165 17 00
26. PNBE ECR 174 52 26 93 345 34 00
27. RNC ECR 631 187 94 337 1249 125 00
28. SER 222 74 33 119 448 44 00
29. SBC RWF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30. SWR 233 64 35 103 435 43 00
31. SC ECoR 49 15 06 00 70 07 00
32. SCR 1339 396 200 714 2649 267 00
33. SGUJ NFR 197 58 29 105 389 39 00
34. TVC SR 56 13 08 22 99 02 00
Total 9230 2694 1387 4362 17673 1501 00


RRB ALP 2020 Exam Date:

The table below highlights the tentative schedule for RRB ALP.

Events Dates
Release of Official Notification 3 Febuary 2020
Availability of Application Form 3 Febuary 2020
Application Form Submission Deadline 31 March 2020
Issue of Admit Card for Written Exam 2 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date
Scheduled Exam Date March/April 2020
Publication of Results Approximately a month after Exam


RRB ALP 2020 Eligibilty Criteria:

RRB ALP 2020 eligibility norms are as 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-

Academic Qualification :

  • 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 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


SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 year


RRB ALP 2020 Exam-Pattern:

he below table elaborates RRB ALP 2020 exam pattern. Go through the detailed syllabus as mentioned below.

RRB ALP & Technicians selection will be based on 4 stages as follows:

  • First stage CBT
  • Second stage CBT
  • Computer Based Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification
First stage of CBT
  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Comprises of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • Negative Marking will be applicable. For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted. Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT.
Serial No. Section No.of questions Duration



75 Questions in total

60 minutes


General Intelligence & Reasoning


General Science


General Awareness on Current Affairs


Second Stage of CBT

Short listing of Candidates for the Second Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in the First Stage CBT Exam.Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific trade(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.


Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

Serial No. Section No. of Questions Duration



100 Questions in total

90 minutes


Generala Intelligence & Reasoning


General Science


General Awareness on Current Affairs



Qualifying Marks: 35 % (Applicable to all candidates and no relaxation)
This paper is qualifying in nature and will have questions from the trade syllabus as prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET)

Subject No.of Questions Duration

Relevant Trade

75 Questions

60 minutes


Computer Based Aptitude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP)

Candidates require a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
There will be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
The ALP merit list will be made only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT

Document Verification

Based on the performance of candidates in Part Aof the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT (For Technician posts) and based on the performance of candidates in both Part A of the Second Stage CBT and Computer Based AT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT (For ALP), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification. In addition, candidates equal to 50% (may increase or decrease at the discretion of Railways) of the number of vacancy for various posts will also be called for DV. These additional candidates will, however, be considered for empanelment only if there is a shortfall in empanelment from the merit list or/and as replacement against the shortfall on account of non-joining of recommended candidates in the working post or/and any other special requirements.

RRB ALP 2020 Syllabus:

Check out the RRB ALP 2020 Syllabus. Given below is a list of all topics and subjects, from which the questions will be asked. You can prepare and plan for the exams by knowing the topics you have to cover.

General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs
Number system
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Geometry and
Elementary Statistics
Square root
Age Calculations
Calendar & Clock
Pipes & Cistern
Alphabetical and Number Series
Coding and Decoding
Mathematical operations
Venn Diagram
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
Conclusions and Decision making
Similarities and Differences
Analytical Reasoning
Arguments and Assumptions
Life Sciences
Earth Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Astronomy & Space Technology
Computer & Mobile Technology
Inventions & Discoveries
Military Technology
Science & Technology


RRB ALP 2020 Pre-Exam Training:

There is no pre-exam training in RRB ALP.

RRB ALP 2020 Salary:

Apart from the basic pay, you will also be entitled to other perks and benefits like DA, HRA, Running Allowance, etc. The pay scale is Rs. 5200 – 20200/-. Furthermore, you will get grade pay of Rs.1900. Your gross salary would be Rs.26752/-.

RRB ALP Pay/Allowances Recoveries
 Pay  Rs. 5830/-  NPS Rs. 1848/-
 Grade Pay  Rs. 1900/-  Income Tax Rs. 0
 DA  Rs. 10752/-    
 HRA  Rs. 1005/-    
 TPA  Rs. 828/-    
 NDA  Rs. 387/-    
 Running All  Rs. 6050/-    
 Gross Pay  Rs. 26752/-  Deductions Rs. 1848/-
 Total Deduction  Rs. 1848/-    
 Net Pay  Rs. 24904  


Allowances – RRB ALP Salary 2020

  • Dearness Allowance
  • Running allowance (depending on the kilometers traveled).
  • Transport Allowance.
  • House Rent Allowance (in case of no quarters is provided).
  • Deduction of 10% from the salary (for New Pension Scheme).

RRB ALP 2020 Application Fee:

Serial No. Categories Fee
1 For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at Sl No. 2
* Rs. 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
Rs. 500/-
2 For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class. 
* This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
Rs. 250/-


It is now been declared by the Government that the application fee of Rs. 400/- will be refunded for Unreserved Candidates appearing for Railway Recruitment Exam and the complete exam fee of Rs. 250/- will be refunded for candidates belonging to reserved category.

RRB ALP 2020 Admit Card:

Those candidates who have successfully registered for Railway Recruitment 2020 Exam will be issued Admit Card for first stage of CBT. Admit Card will be issued separately for Stage 1 CBT and Stage 2 CBT. Admit Card for Stage 2 CBT will be issued to candidates who will be clearing Stage 1 CBT of Railway Recruitment 2020.

How to Download Admit Card:-

  • Go to http://indianrailways.gov.in and click on careers section.
  • Select download RPF constable call letter for constable examination
  • Then enter your Registration Number/Roll Number and Date of Birth/Password
  • Finally click on the submit button, your RPF constable admit card 2018 will generated and take a print.
  • The RPF constable admit card is issued and available 10 days prior to the examination. It will be available in the official website of the bank. Candidates are required to download the admit card and get a printed copy of the same.

RRB ALP 2019 Previous Year Result Out:

Candidates can download the RRB APL Scorecard from the official website of RRBs. Also, the roll numbers of shortlisted candidates are published at the respective boards. Selected Students have to appear for the RRB conducted the RRB ALP CBT 2 exam.

You can follow the below steps to check the RRB ALP Result 2019-19:

  • Go to this link – RRB ALP & Technician Result 2018-19.
  • Enter your registration number and Date of Birth.
  • RRB Results will appear.
  • Download it and save it for future reference.

RRB ALP 2019 Previous Year Analysis:

RRB ALP Exam Analysis:-

Good Attempts
Basic Science and Engineering
General Awareness
Relevant Trade


Section Wise RRB ALP Exam Analysis

General Intelligence section
Topics No. Of Questions
Statement and conclusion 4-5
Blood relation 2
Non-verbal (mirror image) 1
Coding-Decoding 2
Seating Arrangements 1
Series 3-4
Total 25


Mathematics section analysis:

Topics No. of questions
SI, CI, Profit, and loss 3-4
Simplification 5-6
Ratio and proportion 1
Geometry 3-4
Time and work 2-3
Number system 1-2
Speed and distance 3-4
Average and percentage 2
Mensuration 4-5
Mean, Median and Mode 3
Total 25


Basic Science and Engineering section analysis:

Topics No. of questions
Engineering Drawing (projections, views, drawing instruments, lines, geometric figures, symbolic representation) 10-11
Units and measurements 1
Mass weight and density
Work power and energy 4
Speed and velocity 2-3
Heat and temperature 2
Basic electricity 4
Levers and simple machines 2-3
Occupational safety and health 1
Environmental education 1
IT literacy 2
Total 40


General Awareness

Topics No. of questions
Force and laws of motion 3-4
Gravitation 2-3
Kinematics 2-3
Work and energy 2-3
Sound 2-3
Heating effect of current 1
Magnetic effect of current 1
Dispersion of light 4-5
The human eye 2-3
Sources of energy 2-3
Units and dimensions 3-4
Current electricity: electric current, electric current in conductors, Ohm’s law,  limitations in Ohm’s law, drift of electrons and the origin of resistivity, resistivity of various materials, temperature dependence of resistivity, electrical energy, power combination of resistors series and parallel, cells, emf, internal resistance, cells in series and in parallel, Kirchhoff’s laws, Wheatstone bridge, meter bridge, potentiometer, current electricity 3-4
Total 38


Mathematics section analysis:

Topics No. of questions
Surface area and volume: area of different types and triangles, surface areas and volume of- cube, cuboids, a right circular cone, cylinder, prism, pyramid, tetrahedron, frustum. 4-5
Circle 3-4
Co-ordinate geometry 3-4
Trigonometric ratios 4-5
Quadratic equations 3-4
Arithmetic progression 2-3
Similar triangles 2
Pythagoras theorem 1-2
Bodmas rule 2
Linear equations 1-2
Height and distances 2
Rational and irrational numbers 2-3
Number system 2
Statistics and probability 3-4
Total 37


RRB ALP 2018 Previous Year Cut-Off:

Get all details of RRB ALP 2018 Cut Off. The Railways ALP 2018 CBT exam is scheduled for April/May 2018, so you must be in search for previous year cut-off of Railways RRB Paper. Due to repeated requests for Railways ALP Previous Year’s Cut offs marks, we have decided to provide previous year cut-off of Railways RRB exam.

RRB Region Unreserved OBC SC ST
Ahmedabad 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Ajmer 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Allahabad 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Bangalore 42.07% 39.07% 31.13% 33.05%
Bhopal 53.61% 47.75% 45.33% 36.56%
Bhubaneswar 73.43% 70.05% 60.89% 54.84%
Bilaspur 49.27% 42.63% 36.31% 37.42%
Chandigarh 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Chennai 57.76% 55.63% 51.01% 50.74%
Gorakhpur 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Guwahati 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Jammu Srinagar 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Kolkata 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Malda 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Mumbai 67.48% 66.43% 60.30% 59.30%
Muzaffarpur 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Patna 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Ranchi 71.81% 69.37% 65.47% 62.99%
Secunderabad 55% 51.30% 41.90% 42.30%
Siliguri 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%
Thiruvananthapuram 52.77% 46.09% 42.00% 47.72%


RRB ALP 2020 Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)s:

1.)What are the requirements for Registration in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians in 2020?
Candidates should have their own mobile number and valid & active personal email id and keep them active for the entire duration of recruitment. The email id should be unique.
2.) What is the procedure for Registration in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians in 2020?
Enter the personal details asked for in the Registration page including your mobile number and email id and submit. The registration ID and password will be displayed to the candidate and OTPs will be sent to the registered mobile number and email id for validation.
3.) Can I edit the Registration details in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians in 2020?
Registration details except mobile number, email id and State you belong to can be edited.
4.) What is the procedure to login in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians in 2020?
Use Registration ID and password which was displayed after registration and sent to your registered email id for logging in.
When will the online examination of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2020 be conducted?
The First stage of the examination will be conducted in the month of April/May 2018. 
5.) What is the eligibility criterion of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2020?
(A) Age (as on 01.07.2018): 18 – 28 Years 
(B)Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 05/03/2020)
  • 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. You can check the prescribed qualification against each of the posts from Official Notification from the link given below. 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).
6.) Why I have not received email/sms during registration procedure of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2020?
Check your details of mobile number and email id entered by you are correct or not. Check your spam mails. You may also refresh and check your email after intervals. If no mail/sms is received, click on resend option. If it is noticed that the email id / mobile number has been wrongly entered inadvertently, click on change email id/mobile number option.
7.) What should I do if I forget password while applying for RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) - ALP & Technicians 2020?
Your password is your registered date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY . It will be available in your registered email also.
8.) I am 2 months less than 18 year old, am I eligible to apply for ALP & Technicians in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) 2020 ?
Sorry, you are not eligible to apply this exam because the minimum age required is 18 years and the maximum age is 28 years.
9.) How many attempts are there in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2020?
There is no restriction on number of attempts.
10.) What is the Selection Process of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2020?
The selection process will consist of:
on-line test-First Stage 
on-line test-Second Stage
Medical tests.
11.) Is there any negative marking in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2020?
Yes, There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer. There shall be no negative marking for Computer Based Aptitude Test.
12.) What all documents should I upload at the time while applying for RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) - ALP & Technicians 2020?
  • Scanned passport size photo(15kb-40kb) of the candidate with name and date printed on it.
  • Scanned SC/ST certificate(50kb to 100kb). (if applicable)
  • Scanned passport size photo of the scribe(15kb-40kb). (if applicable)

13.) When I try to upload why the Photo/SC /ST certificate, it doesn’t accept while applying for RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) - ALP & Technicians 2020?
The documents should be in JPG/JPEG format for successful uploading and the size should be:

  • Passport size photos - 15 to 40 kb
  • SC/ST certificate - 50kb to 100 kb.

14.) Is there any age relaxation in RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians 2020?
The relaxation in upper age limit / maximum upper age for the following categories/communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates.

S. No. 




1. SC/ST candidates 5 Years
2. OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidates 3 Years
3. Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD) UR 10 Years
PWD OBC-Non Creamy Layer 13 Years
PWD SC/ST 15 Years
5. Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 Years

Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and Erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)


UR 40 Years of age
OBC- Non Creamy Layer 43 Years of age
SC/ST 45 Years of age
7. Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes Up to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower.
8. Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried. UR 35 Years of age
OBC- Non Creamy Layer 38 Years of age
SC/ST 40 Years of age
9. Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship. Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961.
10. Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years UR 35 Years of age

OBC-NCL(Non Creamy Layer)

38 Years of age
SC/ST 40 Years of age


NOTE: Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

15.) What is the exam pattern of RRB (RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD) for ALP & Technicians Second stage online examination 2020 ?
The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B as detailed below and The Total Duration is 2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part A and Part B together):

Part Name of Tests
No. of Questions Total Time
Part A Mathematics 100 90 Min
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Basic Science and Engineering
General Awareness on Current Affairs 
Part B Proffesional Knowledge 75 (Qualifying Mark: 35 %) 60 Min


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