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RRB ALP Exam Date 2024

The RRB ALP 2024 notification for Technician positions announced 9000 vacancies. Applications were accepted from March 9 to April 4, 2024. The computer-based test for the Technician role is scheduled to take place between October and December 2024. The list of candidates shortlisted for document verification will be published in February 2025. The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) will open the window for re-uploading photographs and signatures for the RRB ALP exam from June 3 to 7, 2024.

What is the RRB ALP Exam Date?

The CBT 1 exam is scheduled between June and August 2024, the exact dates will be announced soon, followed by the CBT 2 exam in September 2024. The RRB ALP document verification shortlist will be announced in November or December 2024.

The RRB ALP notification detailed 5696 vacancies, with the application link open from January 20 to February 19, 2024. Candidates were able to modify their application details, subject to a modification fee, from February 20 to 29, 2024.

The RRB ALP selection process includes CBT 1, CBT 2, a Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT), and Document Verification. The last RRB ALP notification was in 2018, attracting 47.45 lakh applicants. Eligibility for the RRB ALP exam is restricted to candidates aged 18-30 years with a minimum educational qualification of Matriculation/SSLC.

What is the Exam Pattern for RRB ALP 2024?

This stage, applicable to both ALP and Technician positions, is purely qualifying, meaning the scores from this stage will not contribute to the final merit list.

  • The exam consists of 75 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and must be completed within 60 minutes.
  • Each question is worth one mark, totalling 75 marks for the exam.
  • Incorrect answers incur a penalty of ⅓ mark per wrong answer.

Candidates who meet the cutoff in the first stage of CBT will advance to the second stage CBT. This stage is divided into two sections: Part A and Part B.

  • Part A consists of 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes, while Part B includes 75 questions with a 60-minute time limit.
  • Part A of the second stage CBT consists of 100 multiple-choice questions covering topics such as Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering, and General Awareness on Current Affairs.
  • Both parts have a negative marking system, deducting ⅓ mark for each incorrect answer.
  • The scores from Part A are used to shortlist candidates for subsequent selection rounds, whereas Part B is purely qualifying.


  • This stage is exclusively for candidates applying for Assistant Loco Pilots.
  • The question papers are provided in both English and Hindi.
  • There are five test batteries, and candidates must achieve specific scores in each to pass the exam.
  • The total score for this stage is 42 marks.

RRB ALP 2024: Qualifying Marks

The qualifying marks for candidates appearing for RRB ALP 2024 are mentioned below:

RRB ALP 2024 Qualifying Marks
Stages Category Wise Qualifying Marks
CBT- 1
  • UR- 40 per cent
  • OBC- 30 per cent
  • SC- 30 per cent
  • ST- 25 per cent
CBT- 2 Part A

  • UR- 40 per cent
  • OBC- 30 per cent
  • SC- 30 per cent
  • ST- 25 per cent

Part B-35 per cent

CBAT 42 marks


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What is the exam date of RRB ALP 2024?

The CBT 1 exam is scheduled in 1st week of July, followed by the CBT 2 exam in August 2024.

What is RRB ALP 2024 eligibility criteria?

The minimum age limit is 18 years and the maximum is 30 years. Age relaxation is applicable as per government rules.

What is the total number of vacancies for RRB ALP?

The total vacancies for RRB ALP 2024 is 5696 across different Zones.