Railway Recruitment Boards notification for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) – 2024

Detailed Centralised Employment Notice
CEN No.: 01/2024

Recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)

Opening date of Application 20.01.2024
Closing date for Submission of Application 19.02.2024 (23.59 hours)
Dates for Modification window for corrections in application form with payment of modification fee (Please Note: Details filled in ‘Create an Account’ form and Chosen RRB cannot be modified) 20.02.2024 to 29.02.2024

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the following post mentioned in the table below. Applications (complete in all respects) must be submitted ONLINE ONLY latest by 23.59 hours of 19.02.2024.

Post Pay Level in 7th CPC Initial pay (Rs.) Medical Standard Age as on 01.07.2024 Total Vacancies (All RRBs)
Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Level-2 19900 A-1 18-30 years 5696

RRB-wise & Railway Zone-wise detailed distribution of vacancies is given in Annexure B.

Educational Qualification: A) Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognised institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the  trades of Fitter, Electrician, Instrument Mechanic, Millwright / Maintenance Mechanic, Mechanic (Radio & TV), Electronics Mechanic, Mechanic (Motor Vehicle), Wireman, Tractor Mechanic, Armature & Coil Winder, Mechanic (Diesel), Heat Engine, Turner, Machinist, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Mechanic.
Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the trades mentioned above
B) Matriculation / SSLC plus three years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering
Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution in lieu of ITI.
Note: Degree in the Engineering disciplines as above will also be acceptable in lieu of Diploma in Engineering.

(i) Please read the information given in the CEN thoroughly before filling up the ONLINE application.
(ii) Candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the prescribed educational and technical qualifications for the post on or before the closing date for submitting application against this CEN. Candidates waiting for final results of
prescribed educational /technical qualifications are not eligible to apply.
(iii) Applications must be submitted ONLINE only through the official RRB websites listed in Para 13 (f).  Candidate can apply to only one RRB and Only one application per candidate will be accepted for the notified post in this CEN. Applicants who submit more than one application against this CEN shall be disqualified and debarred.
(iv) Eligibility of the candidates will be provisional based on details furnished by the candidates in the application. The RRB will not undertake detailed scrutiny of applications for the eligibility, therefore, candidature will be accepted only provisionally subject to fulfilling basic eligibility criteria as required. Candidates must go through the requirements of educational qualification, age, medical standards etc. and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for the post. The certificates/documents in support of their Educational Qualifications and Age/Caste/Category, etc. shall be sought at the time of Document Verification by RRB. After scrutiny of the certificates/ documents of EQs/ age/caste/ category, etc., if any claim made in the application is not substantiated by certificates/ documents, the candidature of candidate will be cancelled. Further, during any stage of the recruitment or even thereafter, if it is found that any information about the candidate is false/incorrect or if the candidate has suppressed any relevant information or the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/her candidature will be rejected forthwith.
(v) Crucial date for claim of SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/EBC status or any other benefit viz. fee concession, reservation, age­ relaxation, etc., where not specified otherwise, will be the closing date for submission of ONLINE applications against this CEN
(vi) Medical Fitness: Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the prescribed medical standards for the post of ALR
Candidates who are found medically unsuitable for this post shall not be given any alternative appointment.
(vii) Age (as on 01.07.2024): 18-30 years (Please see para 5.1 for details about age relaxations).
(viii) Selection of RRB: RRB-wise & Railway-wise vacancies indicated in this CEN are provisional and these may increase or decrease as per the requirement of the Railway Administrations concerned. Candidates can choose
only one RRB and indicate their preference for Railway Zones notified under that chosen RRB only.
(ix) Candidates must have their own active mobile number and a valid personal Email ID for all communication during the entire duration of recruitment, as all communication with them will only be through SMS and/or email
(x) During the ONLINE APPLICATION, candidates will be asked to Create an Account. Candidates are advised to fill in the details required for account creation with utmost care, as corrections of any kind will NOT be permitted once the account is created. Details filled in the ‘Create an Account’ form (including mobile number and Email ID) cannot be modified at any stage once the account is created.
(xi) After the submission of the ONLINE application (complete in all respects), if a candidate wishes to further modify, change or correct any detail except details filled in ‘Create an Account’ form (including Email ID and mobile number) and Chosen RRB, he/she may do so by paying a modification fee of Rs. 250/- (non -refundable) for each occasion from 20.02.2024 to 29.02.2024. Details filled in ‘Create an Account’ form (including Email ID and mobile number) and Chosen RRB cannot be changed.
(xii) After 29.02.2024, RRBs shall not entertain any representation for modification of the information furnished in the application.
(xiii) Shortlisting of candidates for the Second Stage CBT shall be done RRB-wise at the rate of 15 (fifteen) times the vacancies for that RRB (may increase or decrease as per requirement of the Railway Administration). It will be based on their merit in CBT-1. Marks will be normalized in all the stages of exam that involve multiple shifts. The shortlisted candidates for CBT-2 shall be informed through official RRB websites as well as via SMS and email (to their registered mobile number and email ID) to download their E-call letters for appearing in CBT-2.
(xiv) Negative Marking: There will be negative marking (@1/3rd mark for every wrong answer) in both CBT-1 and CBT-2. There shall be no negative marking in the Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT).
(xv) Banned Items: Candidates carrying banned items like communication devices and electronic gadgets (mobile phones, Bluetooth, pen drive, laptops, calculators, smart watches), bangles, chains, bracelets, hearing aids, wallets/purses, belts, shoes, metallic wears, etc., or any stationery items like pen/pencil, shall NOT be allowed to appear in the exam. Any violation shall lead to disqualification besides legal action and debarment from future recruitment exams. (xvi) Cloak room arrangement for safe-keeping of belongings may not be available at the exam venues. Therefore, candidates are advised not to bring any valuables/banned items including mobile phones etc. to the examination venue.

Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to submit their ONLINE application well before the closing date for submission of application and to avoid any last-minute rush. This precaution is recommended due to the possibility of heavy internet or website traffic during the final days.

Helpline for candidates: For any queries related to technical issues of submission of Application of CEN (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all working days) Email: rrbhelp@csc.gov.in Phone: 95920 01188

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