RRB ALP Vacancy Increase is hereby notified. As per the official notice released by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) vacancies are to be increased from 26,502 to 60,000. A great news for the ALP post seekers in Indian Railways, almost 33,498 more opportunities are opening up.

This, RRB ALP Vacancy Increase, will not affect exam dates. The first stage of RRB ALP 2018 Recruitment exam will be held on August 09, 2018. The admit card for the same will be available 4 days prior to the exam, i.e on August 4 or 5, 2018.


The details of the new post wise vacancy change will be soon available on the website of RRBs. Candidates have to keep an eye on the website for the RRB ALP Vacancy Increase.

The candidates whose application status is now clear will be able to download the RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 Admit Card and appear in the first stage CBT. For practice, the mock tests are available on the official website.

RRB ALP Recruitment 2018

The first stage of the RRB ALP Recruitment 2018 is the screening exam. Candidates who will obtain the minimum cutoff marks in this exam will go for the second stage of the exam.

The cutoff marks needed to clear the first stage CBT exam is: UR – 40%, OBC – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%.

The duration of the first stage CBT will be 60 minutes, and there will be 75 MCQs. There is a provision on the negative marking of 1/3 marks for each wrong answer. The First stage CBT will contain questions from Mathematics, General intelligence & reasoning, General Science, General knowledge on current affairs.  The candidates who will clear the first stage CBT will be appearing for the second stage of the recruitment exam. The result of the first stage CBT will be also available online.

The second stage CBT will have two parts: Part A and Part B. Duration for Part A is 90 minutes and for Part B is 60 minutes. Part A will have 100 questions and Part B will have 75 Questions. There will be negative marking, 1/3rd of the total marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The cutoff marks needed to clear the second stage CBT is: UR – 40%, OBC – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%.

After the second stage CBT exam, a computer-based aptitude test (CBAT) will be held for the candidates who will qualify in the second stage (Part A and B). There will be no negative marking applicable for this test. However, the candidates have to score a minimum of 42% marks to pass through.

Selection Process

The selection process of RRB ALP 2018 involves qualifying 3 stages. On clearing all the 3 stages that are – first stage CBT, second stage CBT and the CBAT, candidates will be called for the document verification. On verification, the recruitment will be finalised. The pay scale at the initial level for ALP and Technicians will be Rs. 19,900/- along with that candidates will get DA, TA, and HRA.