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

 

(i)
Pay Scale
5200 – 20200
(ii)
Grade Pay
1900
(iii)
Initial Pay
5830
(iv)
Total Pay (i) + (ii )
7730

 

 

  • 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.

 

Comments

dear sir,

i have given the technical exam or stage one exam of alp on 15-7-12, and soon the apptitude exam will be conducted.. so i dont have any idea what contents will it contain.. can u provide me some sample papers of apptitude test.. and would railway provide quarters and leaves for alp? or alp have to be in train for months? pls reply 

with regards.

Hello sir,

 

My brother has completed ITI but he has not passed 10th std ....Is he qualified for the RRB exam and may i have the date of examination sir....Please need to a greater level sir.

 

thanking you.

Dear Sir,

I am a graduate in mechanical engineering. My application for SE got rejected. I got selected for ALP aptitude test. Hope i will get through. Is there any advantage for an ALP to become an SE than a non departmental candidate. If i joined as ALP is there any minimum mandatory period i should serve as ALP. Please help..Thanks in advance.

Dear Sir,

I am a graduate in mechanical engineering. My application for SE got rejected. I got selected for ALP aptitude test. Hope i will get through. Is there any advantage for an ALP to become an SE than a non departmental candidate. If i joined as ALP is there any minimum mandatory period i should serve as ALP. Please help..Thanks in advance.

hai sir, i am selected alp test further i face aptitude test .In that which type of questions i faced,give me some suggetions for reference books plz sir.

Hi Sir I am selected in 1st stage ALP exam. But i heard that the nature of work of ALP is very hard and Duty Hours are more. So plz give some information regarding nature of work, duty hours, leaves.

Thanks

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In reply to by taher khan (not verified)

Job of ALPs are nowadays a little difficult due to extended duty hours, vacancies existing. Besides in goods train working there is always element of uncertainty. But they are compensated by the way of running allowance.

sir.i selected written test of alp. sir wich book is better for prepaaration of aptitude test and what is the syllabus of aptitude test. please suggest me sir.

Respected sir,

My brother is selected in bank (clerk) and also selected for alp aptitude. He has done Engineering in Electronic & Communication. Is any department growth opportunity for engineers who join ALP like promotion in JE or SE. If what it takes.

 

Sir,

 

if the +12 qualification person get opportunity from souther railway department, what salary he/she gain?

 

what is exact type of questions will come railway aptitude test.....my subject is automobile engg...if any questions will come from the technical side in the aptitude test?

sir

I am going to write aptitude test for assistant loco pilot next month.Please give me a suggestion on this aspect for preparing this examination.

i selected ALP first stage can u tell what tape of equations in aptitude test also tell me some english version books plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

Is there is any coaching classes needed for aptitude test of alp ........If yes plz give me some good institutes name with city for preparation . I AM FROM M.P JABALPUR

right now i m under the training of 1 yr. chargeman Apprenticeship in GCF in ordinance factory jabalpur .......... And i am. selected for loco exam what can i do whether i join alp or continue my training

sir, if we fill five year bond with railway administration, then what would be its restrictions?

can i leave railway for dmrc, or drdo or any other govt. organization?

can i apply for any other job in railway itself in that bonding period?

pls hoping for a elaborated reply.

i am clear in the written exam of assistant loco pilot and i want to know about the exam of  aptitude test that what kind of paper is it?

I want to know the promotion aspect of JE(Information Technology) and nature/responsability  of work..and also the place of posting.   as there is no any post like SSE(Information Technology) in RRB.

Upto which level/post  a person with JE (Information Technology) can reach through regular or  departmental promotion. and what is time gap of next promotion with Grade Pay.

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