RRB ALP Exam 2017 Notification Online Application at indianrailways.gov.in

RRB ALP 2017: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) of Indian Government had released one centralized employment notice in January 2017. Circular says there are more than twenty thousand vacancies existing in its various zones across country, for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician positions. A common written examination is going to be conducted to occupy these places with suitable ITI/ Diploma holders. Citizens who are endeavouring hard to get a Railway job don’t waste this opportunity and write the exam. Those who wish to know more details about this RRB ALP 2017 can read the below given paragraphs.

Board Name Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Exam Name Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician Exams 2017
Vacancy Nos 23801 (approx) Last Date soon
Education ITI/ Diploma/ Degree
Job Nature Permanent
Location India

RRB ALP 2017

Male/ Female citizens who are ready to work in any shifts/ railway units allotted by Railway Administration can apply for this ALP Exam 2017. For some of the category posts, security deposit and bond will also be executed.

  • Both male and female citizens can apply.
  • Final year students no need to apply.
  • Defence Personnel who will retire within one year of closing date can apply.

About 21 RRBs are participating in this examination. The function of this exam conducting board is to recommend the names of suitable candidates for appointment as ALP/ Technician in railway administration, after successful implementation of RRB ALP 2017.

Designation & Salary

The RRBs in which appointment is going to be done are tabulated down. Mostly appointments will be done based on preference mentioned by candidate in application.

No. RRBs Positions
1. Kolkata Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians Grade-III
2. Bangalore
3. Ajmer
4. Ahmedabad
5. Bhubaneswar
6. Allahabad
7. Bhopal
8. Bilaspur
9. Chennai
10. Gorakhpur
11. Chandigarh
12. Guwahati
13. Jammu & Srinagar
14. Malda
15. Secunderabad
16. Mumbai
17. Muzaffarpur
18. Siliguri
19. Ranchi
20. Thiruvananthapuram
21. Patna

Training is the initial stage of ALP and Technician appointments. During this period stipend shall be given on monthly basis. On successful completion of training, in a scale of Pay Band-1 salary and other admissible allowances will be provided.

  • Training period – Stipend only
  • After Training, Basic payRs.5200 – 20200/-
  • After Training, Grade PayRs.1900/-

Eligibilitiy Criteria

(i) Qualification: Apprenticeship or Industrial Training Institute certificate approved by NCVT/ SCVT on relevant trades should be possessed by appliers. Diploma or higher Engineering qualification is also found suitable for ALP and some of the Technician posts. The below indicated qualification will differ based on departments which he/ she is applying.

Assistant Loco Pilot Technician
Matric and Apprenticeship/ ITI in any of the subjects
·  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 & AC Mechanic
Diploma/ Degree in any of the Engineering subjects
·  Mechanical
·  Electrical
·  Electronics
·  Automobile
Matric and Apprenticeship/ ITI in any of the subjects
·  Electrician
·  Electrical Fitter
·  Wireman
·  Electronics
·  Information Technology
·  TV & Radio
·  Instrumentation
·  Computer
·  Computer/ Data Networking
·  Diesel/ Motor Mechanic
·  Machinist
·  Welder
·  Turner
·  Blacksmith
·  Forger & Heat Treater
·  Painter
·  Carpenter
·  Mason (Building Construction)
·  Footwear Manufacturer
·  Sanitary Hardware Fitter
10th & 12th with Physics and Maths
Diploma/ Degree in any of the Engineering subjects
·  Electrical
·  Electronics
·  Microprocessor
·  TV Engineering
·  Fibre Optical Communication
·  Telecommunication/ Communication
·  Sound & TV Engineering
·  Industrial Control
·  Electronic Instrumentation
·  Industrial/ Applied/ Digital/ Power Electronics
·  Information Science
·  Information Technology
·  Computer – Application/ Science/ Engineering/ Technology

(ii) Age Limits: There are minimum and maximum age limits to apply for this RRB ALP 2017. The minimum age limit indicated below is common for all categories, but the ceiling age is applicable for General category. Cut-off date for calculating ages is 1st July 2017.

  • Minimum age limit – 18 years
  • Maximum age of Widows/ Divorced Woman (UR) – 35 years
  • Maximum age of Railway staff/ Casual Labour & Substitutes (UR) – 40 years
  • Maximum age limit (Others)30 years

(iii) Age Relaxations: Individuals coming under following classifications can appeal for relaxations in ceiling age, by producing proper document proofs. The concessions that will be given for reserved categories as per government orders are,

  • For SC/ ST/ J&K Domiciles: 5 years
  • For OBC persons: 3 years
  • For Ex-servicemen: Service in Defence Force + 3 years
  • For PWD category: 10 years

Selection Process

RRB will conduct a Written Examination commonly for ALP and Technician posts. Approximately 100 to 120 questions shall be asked in this objective type test. Maximum time given to complete this test is 90 minutes. The topics from which questions shall come are,

  • General Awareness
  • Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Science
  • Technical Ability

Based on written exam performance contestants will be shortlisted to a reasonable limit and appliers of ALP posts shall be called for Aptitude Test followed by original certificate verification and appliers of Technician posts shall be called for certificate verification only.

A merit list will be prepared by the board and candidates whose names are in the list will be invited for medical fitness checkup by Railway Administration. In the order of merit and preference mentioned by participants in application, selection will be done.

  • ALP designation: Written Exam, Aptitude Test, Document Verification and Medical Fitness Test
  • Technician posts: Written Exam, Document Verification and Medical Fitness Test

How to Apply for RRB ALP 2017

Examination Fee: The male candidates coming under Unreserved/ OBC categories have to remit the examination fee for this recruitment. In the form of bank draft or Indian Postal Order drawn on favour of concerned RRB’s “Assistant Secretary/ Secretary/ Member Secretary/ Chairman”, fee can be remitted.

After getting draft, write applicant’s “CEN No., Category No., Name and Postal Address” at the reverse side. Another way to remit fee is doing electronic payment at any of the Computerized Post Offices across India.

  • Non-refundable feeRs.40/-
  • Exemption – For SC/ ST/ EXSM/ PWD/ Woman/ Economically Backward candidates
  • Payment Mode – Offline

Applying Manner: On an A4 size bond paper of 80 GSM take a printout copy of application format that is given in relevant RRB website/ Employment Newspaper. Now fill the application in English/ Hindi without any mistakes. Signature should also be in English/ Hindi in running letters.

Against the Option column in application candidates can mention the category of posts under RRB which they like to enter most, in the order of preference. A colour photograph should be pasted in the space provided and candidates must put their left thumb impression on application.

To get considered for the RRB ALP 2017, aspirants should also have to write “Application for the Post of __________Category No. __________ Centralized Employment Notice No. ___________ and Community” on top of envelope containing application.

Application can be dropped in the box kept at relevant RRB or can be sent through postal mode. Serving government/ PSU employees should apply through proper channel to the relevant RRBs. Address for applying is given in official notice.

Don’t submit more than one application in the same RRB. The documents copies that should be sent along with the completed application and bank draft/ fee receipt are listed down.

  • Passport size photograph (mentioning name and category number)
  • Academic Records
  • Caste certificate
  • Birth certificate, etc.
Official Notification indianrailways.gov.in

Dates to Remember

  • Notification Released date – soon
  • Last date for receipt of application – soon
  • For appliers from abroad, last date of application submission –
  • Tentative date of written examination –

Note: Regarding upcoming RRB’s ALP and Technician exams we have provided lot of information on above paragraphs. Refer the official advertisement for further details.

Updated: 2017-07-22 — 9:51 am

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