Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)

Previously known as Assistant Driver.

  • Job profile: He assists Loco Pilot in Driving or piloting the train. Job require continuous attention and high degree of responsiveness. Your response to situations are tested by an Aptitude test. You will assist Driver in performing his duties including calling out signal as soon as one is sighted, fine-tuning Loco ,attending minor repairs of the Loco.
  • The strenuous nature of the job is compensated by allowances of which the important one is Running Allowance. You are paid Running Allowance based on the monthly kilometres on the run.
  • Career path : ALP's next promotion is Sr. ALP followed by LP. After becoming LP one can write also exams for Power Controller, Crew Controller, Loco Foreman (Loco supervisor) . These posts have the added advantage of getting Running Allowance without actually running.
  • Qualification : Matriculation or equivalent undre 10+2 system and Course Completed Act Apprentice or ITI recognised by SCVT/NCVT or Diploma in Mecahnical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile Engg recognised by AICTE or higher qualification.
  • Selection Process : Written Examination followed by Aptitude Test and Document Verification.
  • Salary and other perks


Pay Scale
5200 – 20200
Grade Pay
Initial Pay
Total Pay (i) + (ii )



  • Other Allowances depend on various conditions and hence cant be stated uniformly. Other major allowances include :
    DA on Total Pay above plus the running Allowance
    Transport Allowance
    Running Allowance
    House Rent Allowance(if not provided with quarters
  • Deductions from salry include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.



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49 years 6 months

khasimappa (not verified)

Sat, 06/10/2012 - 15:26

The medical standard for loco pilot is A-1. but i saw some loco pilots wearing glases and driving the train, WHY SO.....?
i m asking this query because i m using glass and also have hope to get more than 80 marks in assistant loco pilot written exam...

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sobon (not verified)

Sat, 06/10/2012 - 16:06

what is the minimum criterion for passing aptitude test in alp? i have given aptitude exam and had done 160 questions correctly...also i have SC quota... what is the chance of getting selected in ALP guwahati?

questions r easy ...but u will not be having time to do them...there will be 5 they will be given 94 qustions to be ticked in 5 min...
for sample paper visit -

Hi santosh..
thanx for previous answer... is der ny -ve marking and hw much ques one should attempt for getting success.. aptitude test marks is added or not in final selection...

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santoshsssss (not verified)

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 00:20

In reply to by Avinash Singh (not verified)

-ve marking is not there ...and yes aptitude test marks are added for selection...there will be totaly 5 rounds in apti u have to pass all the rounds....dude pratice like any thing...u have to be very fast..

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guest (not verified)

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 19:24

is there any kind of cut off marks in aptitude test exam of alp?if yes,then what is it?and no,then how much,i mean what % of answer can make some 1 sure about to get selected?how much can some 1 can give right answer 2 memory test?

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sagar.bangalore (not verified)

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 21:39

when will the ALP aptitude test result
be announced which was held between
17/09/2012 to 25/09/2012 at

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Kumar.bala (not verified)

Sat, 13/10/2012 - 17:16

Hi sir i'm sure of qualifying Rrb alp tests i.e.,both written and psychology tests. I have a doubt that i have a eye sight.. If i fail in medical test in any one test can i apply re-medical and is laser treatment allowed

any one have idea of having sectional cutoff for each test it may be 30%  40 % 50%? because i attempt     4 sections 100% but last test 42/72 attempt and my friend attempt 36/72 in last section pls any one knows pls reply me is there chance to qualify ? 

i am prasanna i atend aptitude test for loco pilot in bangalure writen test i espect 85 marks and aptitude test first 4 section 100% 5th section 65% any chance is ther for me that means writen 50pionts and aptitude 26 piont total 76 pionts please cal me 9900150173

arinjoy ghosh

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 00:52

any one help me sir how alp driver merit list made ,written exam number and phyco test number join and then made merit much number get to pass phyco test,is 40% or there are a merit which student get maxmum number is phyco they qualify ,mainly i question about which bassis the merit list made.plz help me..

Priyam Saha

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 23:46

I want to know the pass marks in each section in the psycho test ........ Only rrb bhuwaneswar announced that the ratio of written test marks and psycho test marks shall be 70:30....So will it be followed in every RRB ? PLZ help me.....

If any ITI certificate earned through correspondence education is valuable r no ???

ITI trades like : DIESEL MECHANIC, FITTER, ELECTRICIAN ll b valuable for ALP designation ?