Salary of Assistant Loco Pilot in Indian Railways

Stages of Exam : 

There shall be two stages examination (First stage CBT and Second Stage CBT) common for ALP and Technician. In addition , candidates who  opts for ALP and qualify in Second Stage CBT have to undergo Computer Based Aptitude Test (AT). Marks will be normalized in all the stages of exam.

Candidates should ensure that they possess/fulfill all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post(s) as on the closing date for submitting application. Candidates waiting for results of prescribed educational qualification should not apply.

Candidates are advised to ensure that they are eligible as per the medical standards for the posts opted by them. Those who are opting for ALP Post may note that the post has stringent medical standard and hence they are specifically advised to ensure that their fitness both in terms of vision as well as physical standards is as per the prescribed requirements detailed in the medical manual of centralized employment notice. 

Salary of Assistant Loco Pilot
AGE LIMIT : 18 to 28 years.

Negative Marking: 

There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT. 1/3rd of the
marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer. There shall be no negative marking for Computer Based Aptitude Test.

Apart from the basic pay, you will be entitled for other perks and allowances like DA, HRA, Running Allowance, etc.

Salary is mainly calculated on the basis of basic pay. Gross salary is a sum up of Basic pay + HRA + DA + TA + DA + running allowance + others (if applicable)

Scale of pay

Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of `19900/- plus other allowances as admissible.


8% or 16% or 24% of Basic Pay, depending upon the place/city of posting.

Night Duty Allowance duties  

Night Duty hours is the duty between 22.00 hrs to 06.00 hrs. It will depend on your duty roster.

Transport Allowance 

Rs 900/- or 1800/- + D.A. , it also depends on place of posting.

Running Allowance

Rs 3.81 per Kms (More than 5000+ hours in case of goods train)

Over time Allowanc

Train gets late for many reasons like bad weather, engineering maintenance andfor many other reasons. It increases duty hours and credits into overtime

Dress allowance 

Once in a year - 5000/-

Cell allowance - 68

If we add all the amount it becomes around 50 thousands initially. This is just Gross salary. There are deductions also so on an average Net salary will be around 45 thousands. On the other hand Running Allowance and overtime can increase it between 50k - 60k.

There is also a dark side of this cadre hardly someone will tell you. You may get posting in some remote areas where you can not live with your family. Initially you will have to spend around 8 - 10 years in Goods train. So you will get a handsome amount every month but Nothing great comes easy.


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