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.  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.

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 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.


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 candidate needs to be careful.

Loco Pilot Salary

Post Group6th CPC Pay scale/Grade PayInitial Basic Pay after 7th CPCGross Salary per Month
Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)5200-20200 with Grade Pay 19001990024000 - 30000
Senior ALP/Assistant Gaurd5200-20200 with Grade Pay 24002550030600 - 37600
LP Shunter-I/ Sr. Goods Gaurd9300-34800 with Grade Pay 42003540042423 - 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.

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.


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