loco pilot recruitment 2018

loco pilot recruitment 2018


Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Railway Loco Pilot Exam every year to recruit eligible candidates for the post of the loco pilot. The job of the loco pilot in Railways is to assist the driver who pilots the train.

Every year around 2.5 lakh candidates appear for this exam. It is expected that this year too, Railway Board has announced 23801 vacancies of RRB Loco Pilot 2017 Exam.

The exam consists of the following selection process:

1, Written Examination

2.Document Verification

3. Medical test

Check out the complete details in the article below.

Railway Loco Pilot Written Examination


The written exam is the first step towards your dream of becoming a loco pilot in Railways. It consists of 6 subjects which are mentioned below.



No. of Questions



General Awareness








General Intelligence








General Science




Technical Ability







  • The written exam consists of objective type questions.
  • The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

General Awareness


This section consists of the questions based on the current Affairs and Static GK.

The questions are asked mainly from the following sections: History, Current Affairs, Polity, Economy, Static GK Topics like: First in India, Important historical monuments of India, Books and Authors, Sports etc.

This section can save your time in the exam, if prepared well.


This section consists of 20 questions. The questions asked in this section are from the topic:

Simplification based on four elementary operations Additions, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fraction, Decimal, “BODMAS” rule, LCM, HCF, Percentage profit and loss, Time and work, Time and distance, Ratio and proportion, Partnership, Set theory, Trigonometry, Statistics.

This section requires speed and accuracy.


This section is easy as compared to other sections. The questions are tricky. The important topics of this section are:

Analogy, Classifications (or add man out), Coding decoding, Distance and direction test, Blood relations, Puzzle test, Ranking & arrangement logical diagram, Alphabet test, Finding missing Number, Arithmetical Reasoning, Mathematical operations and non-verbal topics like Reasoning.

Technical Ability

This section consists of the questions from the following technical subjects:

1. Mechanical

2. Electrical

3. Electronics

4. Automobile

The important topics of the above- mentioned subjects are:

  • Mechanical: Dimensions, Heat, Engine, Thermodynamics, Energy, Material, Energy Conservation, Management, Applied Mechanics, Turbo Machinery, Production Engineering, Automation Engineering, Kinetic Theory, The Strength of The Material, Metallurgical, Metal Handling, Refrigerators and Air Conditioned.
  • Automobile: Machine Design, System Theory, IC Engines, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Materials Applying Motion, The Power Plant Turbines and Boilers, Metallurgical Production Technology.
  • Electrical: Electrical India, Rolls, Cables, Transfers, Proved to Be The Fundamental Electrical System, An Alternative System Single Phase Motor, Three Phase Motor System, Light, Magnetism, Motors.
  • Electronics and Communication: The Transistor, Dias, Digital Electronics, Networking and Industrial Electronics, Electronic Tube, Semi-Conductor Physics, Robotic Radio, communications Systems and Satellite Matters, Computer and Micro Processor.

RRB ALP Document Verification


The candidate who clear the written examination are eligible for the document verification stage, which is the second stage of RRB ALP Selection process.

During this stage, the candidates will have to produce their original documents. No extra time will be allotted to the candidate, if he fails to appear in this verification stage.

NOTE: Some RRBs provide 2nd Document Verification opportunity to the candidates. This is in the case of candidates absent during first stage verification process due to some reasons.

If the candidate does not appear in this final chance, then his candidature is cancelled by the authority.


RRB ALP Medical Fitness Test


The candidates who pass the document verification stage are recommended for appointment to the provisional panel. The candidate who will have to pass requisite medical fitness test conducted by RRBs.



Railway Assistant Loco Pilot – Get the List of Important Books!


Having the best books for your Railway Loco Pilot Exam preparation will add scores to your exam results. Below is the list of best RRB ALP Books to help in your preparations. Check it out!

Name of the book

Author/ publication

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Technicians Exam Book English Medium

V V K Suburaj

Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Practice Test Paper

Arvind Mohan Dwivedi

Railway Technical Question Bank

Kiran Publication

RRB: Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician (Gr. III) Recruitment Exam Guide: Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade 3 Recruitment Exam Guide

RPH Editorial Board

Railway Assistant Loco Pilot Exam

Lal Jain

This article consists of the important details of RRB ALP Exam 2018. Hope the above information will help you.

All the best for the exam!!