RRB ALP Vacancy 2024: Zone wise details of increased vacancy in Railway ALP recruitment released, opportunity to change preference also

RRB ALP Vacancy 2024: Railway Recruitment Board has released the zone wise details of the increased vacancies in Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment (RRB ALP Recruitment). A few days ago, the Railways had increased the number of posts in the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot from 5696 to 18799. Now RRB has issued a revised official release and released the details of the increased number of posts zone wise and category wise. Railway Recruitment Board has also given the candidates an opportunity to revise the preference choice of their regional railway. Candidates have been given a chance to modify their preference in their form. Within 10 days, they can modify their preference if they want. This link for preference modification will be activated soon on the websites of various RRBs.

RRB ALP recruitment exam is proposed in August. Know the selection process and exam pattern here

– The selection process will consist of these stages – 1. First Stage CBT (Computer Based Test), 2. Second Stage CBT, 3. Computer Based Aptitude Test and 4. Document Verification.


For recruitment to ALP posts, two-stage exams (First Stage CBT and Second Stage CBT) will be common. Only those candidates who are successful in the First Stage CBT will be called for the Second Stage CBT. After passing the Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT) will have to be given.

Negative Marking
There will be negative marking in both the first and second stages. One-third marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. There will be no negative marking in the Computer Based Aptitude Test.

How will the first stage CBT be?
The first stage computer based written test will be of 1 hour in which 75 questions will be asked. To qualify the exam, unreserved category candidates have to score 40%, OBC candidates 30%, SC 30% and ST candidates 25% marks. You have to score minimum marks in this test otherwise you will be stopped here, you cannot participate in the further process. In this, you will be asked questions related to Maths, Reasoning, General Science, GK / Current Affairs.

How will the second stage CBT be?
Candidates who qualify the first stage exam will be able to appear in the second stage. The duration of this exam will be 2 hours 30 minutes. The paper will be divided into two parts. Part A and Part B.

Part A
The time for Part A will be 90 minutes and it will have 100 questions. To qualify this, unreserved category candidates will have to score 40%, OBC candidates 30%, SC 30% and ST candidates 25% marks. In Part A, questions related to Maths, Reasoning, General Science, GK/Current Affairs will be asked.

Part B
There will be 1 hour to write Part B. The total number of questions in this will be 75. To qualify Part B, candidates of all categories will have to score 35% marks. Part B will contain questions from the trade syllabus.

third step
Candidates who perform well in Part A of the second stage and qualify in Part B will be called for this. In this stage, candidates from all categories will have to score at least 42 marks, there will be no relaxation of any kind.

– The last step will be document verification.

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