There are 16595 vacancies for these position, category-wise break-up of which is given below:
UR: 8170, SC: 2695, ST: 1589, OBC: 4141, TOT: 16595.
You can find RRB-wise vacancy positions in the notification, which is also given at right.
Salary for Asst. Loco Pilots:
Indian Railway is offering following pay-scale for these positions:
Rs. 5200-20,200 with grade pay: Rs. 1900.
Eligibility for Asst. Loco Pilots:
Age Eligibility: (as on 01.01.2012)
Min: 18 years, Max: 30 years.
Age relaxation exists as per Govt. rule and accordingly upper limit of date of birth is:
For UR: 02.01.1982, OBC: 02.01.1979, SC/ST: 02.01.197.
Lower limit of date of birth for all is however: 01.01.1994.
Academic Qualification Eligibility:
Matriculation OR its equivalent under 10 + 2 system and Course Completed Act. Apprentice OR I.T.I. in any of the following specific trades recognised by SCVT/ NCVT:
(3) Instrument Mechanic
(4) Mill Wright/ Maintenance Mechanic
(5) Mechanic Radio & T.V.
(6) Electronics Mechanic
(7) Mechanic Motor Vehicle
(9) Tractor Mechanic
(10) Armature & Coil Winder
(11) Mechanic Diesel
(12) Heat Engine
(15) Refrigeration & A.C. Mechanic
OR Diploma in Electrical / Mechanical / Electronics /Automobile Engineering recognised by AICTE in lieu of I.T.I.
Candidates having higher Educational qualification in Electrical/ Mechanical/ Electronics/Automobile Engineering recognised by AICTE are also eligible.
Physical Fitness Eligibility:
On top of above age and academic qualification eligibility, to be an Asst. Loco Pilot in Indian Railway, you must also possess the following A-1 medical fitness:
Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test (must not accept + 2D) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses (must clear fogging Test). Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision must be present.
Selection Process for Indian Railway Asst. Loco Pilots:
The selection process consists of a written exam followed by an aptitude test. You can find more about this exam in my blog post titled: RRB Asst. Loco Pilot Exam Pattern, Papers & Books.
RRB Asst. Loco Pilot Exam Form 2011-2012: How to apply
You have to apply for the Asst. Loco Pilot Exam of Indian Railways in the offline form.
This form is also available in last page (i.e. Page-5 of the notification). After downloading the same go through section “4. HOW TO APPLY” of the notification
, fill the form and send the same to the corresponding RRB as desired by you which is given in section-15, page-3 of the notification
Some RRB has also the facility for online submission of the forms and you have to visit the website of that RRB and submit the online form. List of these websites is given in section-15, page-3 of the notification and how to apply online for RRB Asst. Loco Pilots is given in section-11, page-3 of the notification.
Important Dates for RRB Asst. Loco Pilot Recruitment 2011-2012:
Date of form availability/submission of form starts: 13.08.2011
Last date for application form: 12.09.2011 (for remote areas: 27.09.2011).
Hope with above info you can apply confidently for these railway Asst. Loco Pilot positions. To prepare for the same please tune into my next blog post titled: : RRB Asst. Loco Pilot Exam Pattern, Papers & Books.