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

Permalink

In reply to by shishir (not verified)

JE(IT) will work in Divisional offices of Railways. He has to work in Software used in Railway office - maintenance and some data entry work. Promotion depends varies from Railway to Railways. You get get SSE grade in 4-7 years after that it is very difficult to get promotion.

sir 

my  father  was given  vrs  on  15-07-2012     so      how  many  months   settle   for    final settlement  and  monthly pension

Sir,

I am planing to apply for the post of Helper-ii

So could you give me the details about the duties of Helper-ii 

I am a graduate if i selected as helper-ii shall i change my designation if i got an upper level job in this organization...?

Please reply me

Thanks

Hello Sir,

I am graduate 

I am very much interested to do job in railway sector.

Now my age is 24 years 

Shall i apply for the post Helper-ii or Trackman

which will be preferrable?

               or

shall i leave these notification

please give me your valuable suggestion

thanks in advance

 

Sir for final selection of alp whether written examination & aptitude test marks will be both taken together or only aptitude test marks will be considered ? and after aptitude test is there any interview ? please answer sir.
thank you....

Hello Sir,

I applied for the post of Helper-ii how much salary shall i expect from that post..!!!

Let me know if i got job in central railway zone shall i able to change zone if i get the better job in other

railway zone or same zone

Shall i need to give any time bound agreement while i am joining in the job?

if i get good job shall i able to change to new position?

 

 

thank's in advance

hello sir,

             i am irshad ali,sir i am having two doubt about loco pilot exam.

1) in rrb secunderabad notification no:01/2011 loco pilot post has been increased or not,if increased how many vacancy are there.

2)i was  cleared loco pilot written exam (15-07-2012) and 21 september i written psychology test and i wrote very good.my frnds are saying psychology test is just qualifing test only.

written exam i wrote not good.how the selection process take place written exam + psychology or only written marks only..

Hello Sir

If i got the job as Helper-ii post how can i upgrade my designation

How would i know the departmental exam information or notification?

Thank's In advance

sir,
pls tell me what is the expected cut off marks rquired to qualify in aptitude test for the post of assistant loco pilot cat no 01/2011 for rrb malda? pls also tell is there any negative marks in aptitude test and what is the minimum marks required to qualify in each paper of aptitude test?

sir, pls tell how many marks is required to qualify in the written test of rrb malda for the post of assistant loco pilot cat no 01/2011.

Hello sir

I am a graduate B.Tech(E.C.E)

I have much interest to do job railway sector.

normally when will railways release notifications?

and for which posts i am eligible ?

In blogs i have seen that first join in railways then you can write departmental exams.

How would i know about departmental exams in railways

could you suggest me......

please reply me as early as possible...

Thank you sir!!!

Permalink

In reply to by Guest (not verified)

Since you are Engineering graduate in ECE, you are eligible for the post of Senior Section Engineer in Signal & Telecommunication Department in Railways. You have to regularly visit the web sites of various Railway Recruitment Boards of Indian Railways for notifications. Normally notification will be issued in the month of February of every year. Departmental examinations are conducted to give promotions to railway employees in the department. Apart from recruitment through RRBs, you can apply for All India Engineering Services Examination for Group A Officers post which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi. You may see UPSC web site for details.  

Permalink

In reply to by Guest (not verified)

Hello sir 

could you suggest me Shall I apply for Helper-ii post or not?

because i am thinking that if i get as helper-ii i am able to write departmental exams?

So if i got helper-ii post which group exam i am able to write either group c or group b?

Thank you Sir....

Permalink

In reply to by Guest (not verified)

With the B. Tech qualification it is not advisable that you join as Helper. This is the lowest category of employment in Railways. It may give you opprtunity to write Group C exams, not Group B.

SIR in rrb BHOPAL notification no:01/2011 loco pilot post has been increased or not,if increased how many vacancy are there. Because RRBBILASPUR vacancy now has been increase 500+ for there old notification

Hi good day and i am about to attend psychology test for alp in scr division and do i need to take any original certificates to exam. And is there negative marking in aptitude test for alp

dear sir,

if i got selected for assistant loco pilot, then can i apply for junior engineer post (i am diploma in engineering) without breaking bond with railway, or i have to pay penalty for applying for other posts?

and secondly, can i write departmental exams, while working as assistant loco pilot in first year of training?

thanks and regards.

Permalink

In reply to by guest (not verified)

Candidate who is selected to the post of ALP through RRB have to execute a bond stating that in case he quits Railway service within 5 years from the date of appointment he will repay the entire amount of training cost to Railway Administration. Candidate selected as ALP and working as such can also apply for JE post (Direct Recruitment Quota only) through proper channel/producing no abjection certificate from competent authority. In case he gets selected, he will be relieved to carry out his new appointment , The service rendered as ALP is counted as qualifying service for all benefits. 

Sir, I have written Aptitude Test for ALP and sure of qualifying the same, I have hope of getting 80 marks in 1 stage examination and belong General Category Is there chances of getting cleared.

Sir, I have written Aptitude Test for ALP and sure of qualifying the same, I have hope of getting 80 marks in 1 stage examination and belong General Category Is there chances of getting cleared.

Permalink

In reply to by Kumar.bala (not verified)

Actualy i am qualified in assistant loco pilot kolkata. and had been called for aptitude test.actually i have no ideaa about this test, so kindly get me know about this in detail. is it important or just a formality

Permalink

In reply to by Kumar.bala (not verified)

Actualy i am qualified in assistant loco pilot kolkata. and had been called for aptitude test.actually i have no ideaa about this test, so kindly get me know about this in detail. is it important or just a formality

To protect against spam we limit the Comments only for the registerd users. Please register  or loginThank you for your understanding.

Book navigation