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. In this post, we will see the Eligibility criteria, duties & job profile and gross salary in hand per month of the ALP post in railways.
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.
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.
10th /12th plus ITI from the government recognized institutes. OR 10th/12th plus Course Completed under Apprenticeship Act.
The exam is divided into two parts
- 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.
- 2nd stage computer-based test: This part is subdivided into two 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.
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 candidate needs to be careful.
Loco Pilot Salary
|Post Group||6th CPC Pay scale/Grade Pay||Initial Basic Pay after 7th CPC||Gross Salary per Month|
|Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)||5200-20200 with Grade Pay 1900||19900||24000 - 30000|
|Senior ALP/Assistant Gaurd||5200-20200 with Grade Pay 2400||25500||30600 - 37600|
|LP Shunter-I/ Sr. Goods Gaurd||9300-34800 with Grade Pay 4200||35400||42423 - 51000|
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.