Do you know the Salary of RRB Assistant Loco Pilot?

The Government of India, Ministry of Railways had issued advertisement notice for the recruitment of 26502 Assistant Loco Pilot. These posts are further subdivided for each Railway recruitment board.  Here, I will share the Eligibility terms, responsibility & job nature and total salary in hand per month for the ALP post in railways.


Loco Pilot Salary

After the successful selection in RRB ALP examination, a candidate gets appointed in the post of Asst. LP in the pre-revised pay band of 5,200-20,200 with Grade pay of 1,900. The post is a class-IV cadre as per central government employees hierarchy. The 7th Pay Commission has already been implemented in the Railway Department. Hence the revised basic pay of a newly selected ALP is 19,900. The minimum gross salary would be Rupees 28,000/- per month.

RRB ALP, Sr. ALP, LP Shunter & Goods Guard Salary after 7th CPC
Post NameAssistant Loco Pilot (ALP)Senior ALP/Assistant GuardLP Shunter-I/ Sr. Goods Guard
Post ClassClass – IVClass – IVClass – III
6th CPC Pay Scale5,200-20,2005,200-20,2009,300-34,800
Grade Pay1,9002,4004,200
6th CPC Basic Pay7,1007,60013,500
7th CPC Basic Pay19,90025,50035,400
Gross Salary Per Month in Rs28,000 – 42,00036,000 – 55,00053,000 – 78,000

The above salary also includes the house rent allowances, provident fund, dearness allowances etc. After completion of each year service, he/she also get annual increment at the rate of 3% on the basis of performance in the job. Apart from this a Railway employee including the ALP gets following facilities.

  • Overtime Allowance
  • Yearly Bonus
  • Free Medical Facility at Railway & Empanelled Hospitals to the employees and dependents
  • Free Railway Tickets to family members on certain routes
  • Home Town and All India Leave Travelling Allowances
  • Gratuity
  • 30 days Earned Leave
  • 12 Days Casual Leave
  • 30 Days Half Pay Leave or Medical Leave

Loco Pilot Duties

He/she responsible for overall health checkup of a loco (like oil level, fuel, working conditions of brake) and must have a sound knowledge of signals, safety manuals etc.

Read: Railway Group D Salary

Career graph of Loco pilot

An Assistant loco pilot can be promoted to Sr. ALP whose grade pay is 2400. The Sr. ALP may become LP Shunter grade-II on the basis of performance. The LP Shunter-II can become the LP Shunter Grade-I with grade pay 4200 which is equivalent to RRB Junior Engineer. Here is the salary breakup of ALP, Sr. ALP, and LP Shunter.

How to become Assistant Loco Pilot

In order to be Loco pilot in Railways department, you need to appear in the examination which is being conductive by respective Railways recruitment board. Here are the detailed eligibility criteria for the post.


Age Limit

The Age of the candidate will be between 18 to 28, however, the relaxation in the age limit will apply to reserved classes as per the government of India rules and guidelines.

Education Qualification

10th /12th plus ITI from the government recognized institutes. OR 10th/12th plus Course Completed under Apprenticeship Act.

Online Examination

The exam is divided into two parts

  1. 1st stage Computer Based Test:     It will have 75 questions from Mathematics, Aptitude, Reasoning, Science and General Awareness. The candidate will have 60 minutes to solve the questions.
  1. 2nd stage Computer-based test:     This part has parts named as A & B.

The candidates who have applied for the Assistant Loco Pilot post, they have to undergo one more Computer-based aptitude test after clearing the 2nd stage CBT.

Negative Marking

There is a negative marking system in the online examination. So one wrong answer will cost you 1/3 rd of the mark assigned to one questions. So a candidate needs to be careful.

12 thoughts on “Do you know the Salary of RRB Assistant Loco Pilot?

    • RRB Loco Pilot can’t be best for the engineers. You can join this job but try for an executive or an officer post in the government department through GATE, PSC, IBPS or individual examination.

  1. Mene iti complete kiya h and loco pilot k liye apply kiya h. But by chance agar m second stage m paas ho gya and computer aptitude m paas nhi kr pau.

    to kya m Technician post k liye alligible rhuga.
    Jesa ki kaha ja raha h ki Technician k liye only second stage pas krna h

    • You please visit the nearest railway Junction and met the Assistant Loco Pilot there. They will guide you better in this regard.

    • Yes, It’s a good job for girls too. There are various sections where a Loco pilot can work depending upon their skills set.

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