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.



i select for alp banglore...some tell medical test is tough...physically no defect...but some teeth get affected whether due to this reason they reject???