Procedure to become ‘Assistant Loco Pilot’ in Indian Railways


Aspirants interested to get in to the post of ‘Assistant Loco Pilot’ should qualify 10th class under 10 + 2 system /ITI/Diploma in technical streams. After obtaining necessary educational qualifications, they can get in to the post by clearing the recruitment procedure of Railway Recruitment Board.

Obtain Adequate Educational Qualifications

Candidate should acquire adequate educational qualifications to apply for the post of ‘Assistant Loco Pilot’. Pass in matriculation under 10 + 2 system is the basic qualification required for the post. Diploma holders from an AICTE approved institution in any of the following subjects are also eligible to apply.

  • Automobile Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Another option to make oneself eligible for ‘Assistant Loco Pilot’ post is to obtain ITI qualification from an institution approved by SCVT/ NCVT. ITI must be done in any of the following subjects.

  • Fitter
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Armature and Coil Winder
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Heat Engine
  • Mechanic Radio and T.V
  • Machinist
  • Mill Wright /Maintenance Mechanic
  • Mechanic Diesel
  • Turner
  • Refrigeration and A.C Mechanic
  • Tractor mechanic
  • Mechanic motor vehicle
  • Wireman

Higher degree holders in Automobile Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics Engineering/Mechanical Engineering are also considered for the job. Such candidates can expect better job promotion in long run.

Job Search for the profile of Assistant Loco Pilot

After acquiring required educational qualification, candidate can search for the job position of ‘Assistant Loco Pilot’. Details about the job will be published in the official portal of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) or leading news dailies. RRB is responsible for organizing written test and interview for railway recruitments. Eligible candidates in the age group of 18- 30 years can send their application through postal method. Application form and necessary details on how to fill it will be available in RRB website.

Participating the Recruitment Process

The final step to get in to the job is to qualify the selection process of RRB. Selection is usually done through a three stage process.

  • Written test
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Fitness Test

Written test comprises of 120 objective model questions which must be answered in 1 and half hours. Exam is meant to evaluate the technical and aptitude skills of the candidate and is based on the following topics.

  • General Awareness
  • General intelligence
  • General Science
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • Technical Knowledge

Those who successfully clear the written test will be informed about the date for document verification and personal interview. After clearing this level, the medical fitness of the candidate is checked. In this stage the eyesight of the candidate and physical fitness of the candidate is checked. Those who successfully clear these stages can get in to the position of ‘Assistant Loco Pilot’ in Indian Railways.



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32 Responses to “Procedure to become ‘Assistant Loco Pilot’ in Indian Railways”

  1. 32

    I have completed diploma engineering in instrumentation. Am I eligible for the post of assistant loco pilot?

  2. 31

    sir..I have completed my 10th class and intermediate….can I apply for this job..?if yes please send me one model question paper….

  3. 30
    B Mahendra varma:

    my qualification Is aeronautical engineering is applicable for the post of assistant loco pilot…?
    please inform as soon as possible….

  4. 29
    sambath kumar:

    I am complete my 3year diploma in mechanical engineerin course by 10th qualification .my i apply for assitant loco pilot&thechnician post pls tell me details

  5. 28

    Sir -0.5 Eye sightness eligable for ass-locopiolit?

  6. 27

    Diploma final.year students are eligible

  7. 26

    my eyes are weak that means i cannot see far away thing and i wear specks of power 1.50. so can i will be selected as ALP in indian railways. please help me i really want to apply for ALP post.

  8. 25

    I have complited JOC(job orientated course) state council of vocational education government of karnataka…2 Years can i able to apply the job of assistant loco pilot..iam waiting your answer

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  10. 23

    my name is muralidhar.sir i havebeen complited my M.Sc ELECTRONIC AND INSTRUMENTATION am i appliable for the post of Asst.Loco Pilot post of 2014.kind give the information about this.

  11. 22
    srikanth reddy:

    Sir iam pursuing diploma in ece can i apply now for loco poilet

  12. 21
    hitesh ojha:

    Can i apply for alp if i m appear in final year in mechanical diploma?

  13. 20

    Dear sir
    I am shantanu from vadodara gujarat.
    As am persuing with my final year in graduatuion in but i want to apply for ALP in indian railways. am i eligible to apply for this or do i have to complete ITI or any TECH COURSE??


  14. 19

    sir,assistant loco pilot ke forms kab tak aayenge ??please bata dijiye .

  15. 18

    i passed diploma in electrical engineering.i want to know when will new recruitment published in railway alp?

  16. 17

    I have compleated my nd i have done mechanical diesel 1 yrs programme frm n.c.v.t . So can u plz tell me what is my future scope for ALP. I m very interested in ALP…
    Thank u……

  17. 16

    sir,model question paper plz

  18. 15

    sir, when come loko pialot requarment

  19. 14
    syamesh k v:

    i’m a btech student of mechanical.engg. can i apply for ALP test

  20. 13

    dear sir kya alp k liye disel mechenical one year iti chlegi

  21. 12

    sir i am doing bsc(it) final year….after finishing my degree i want to become a loco pilot….what is the procedure….what ITI course is required for this post…..

  22. 11
    shubham jadhav:

    give me imformation indian railway loco poillet on my email

  23. 10
    sunil jagtap:

    Sir i am graduat in t.y.bsc chemistry then what type of job i will gey in indian railway

  24. 9

    sir iam completed diploma 2nd year and entered into final year in electrical and electronics engineering branch.can i apply for the post of asst locopilot.pls reply to my mail or contact me @7702008385

  25. 8

    sir I am doing engineering 3 rd semester. can I apply for assistant of loco pilot sir please inform………. please

  26. 7

    Respected sir, I’m doing information technology in B.Tech can i apply for the post of ALP in indian railways please give me the positive answer sir i like this job very much plz plz plz plz plz

  27. 6

    i have vision R eye 6/6p and L eye 6/6 can i select as loco pilot

  28. 5

    What is couser that a student want choose for to be loco pilot

  29. 4
    rohit upadhyay:

    sir, i am appearing in diploma mechanical 5th sem student. can i apply for loco pilot. i am from ugc . plz inform me on my id or no. 9151027379

  30. 3

    Respected sir,
    I was very confuse about my carrier but finaly i chosen railway. Sir it is requested you to please send me step detail from class 12th and full detail up to train driver(loco-pilot).i think you can understand my feeling. Sir please sent me right path on my id or you can contect me at 8982272934.thanq sir.

  31. 2

    i have small sight for my right eye can i did laser treatment. can i attend for the medical test of alp

  32. 1

    i had completed of stream eee. after becoming assistant loco pilot, i can be eligible for attempting departmental tests for becoming JE or SE.