Railway Recruitment (ALP/Technician) 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 examination, it is very important to ensure the eligibility criteria for the same. A candidate should be aware of the fact that if he/she fails to fulfil any of the eligibility criteria, his/her application will be cancelled. There are some basic eligibility criteria that should be looked upon while filling the application form and those are Educational qualification, age criteria, Medical standard etc.

Railways ALP/ Technician Educational Criteria

There are different educational criteria for different posts under Railways recruitment/Technician posts, the most common educational criteria is that a candidate should be an SSC/ Matriculation/ ITI from a recognized university. There are candidates who have a degree/ Diploma in Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical) are also eligible for the post of Technician. For complete details on Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 educational criteria candidates can refer to the following table.

Name of the PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Loco Pilot You should have Matriculation / SSLC Plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/ Degree in Engineering.
Technicians Matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering (As Applicable).

Railways ALP/ Technician Age Criteria

The most common thing which makes candidates worried about is whether they are eligible for the post or not. Railway recruitment board is inviting applications from young candidates for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot/ Technician. A candidate of minimum age of 18 years and a maximum age of 28 years is eligible to apply for the post. Details on Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 age criteria is given below

PostAge Criteria
Railways ALP/ Technician Minimum age - 18 Years / Maximum age - 28 years

Railways ALP/ Technician Age relaxation

There is an upper age relaxation provided by the government of India to certain communities like OBC (Non creamy Layer)/SC/ST/ Widows/Divorced along with other candidates. Those candidates who fall under any of the following categories and seeking age relaxation can take advantage of that. For complete table on Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 age relaxation please refer below:

Sr. NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates  5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates 3 years 
3. Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
4. All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in the state of J & K during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
5. Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years 
6. Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
  • PWD(SC-ST)–15years
  • PWD(OBC)–13years
  • PWD (Gen) –10 years
7. Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and Erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in  minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)
  • SC-ST–45years of age
  • OBC–43years of age
  • Gen–40 years of age
8. Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes Up to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower
9. Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried
  • SC-ST–40 years of age
  • OBC–38 years of age
  • Gen–35 years of age
10. Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the  posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961
11. Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years
  • SC-ST–40 years of age
  • OBC–38 years of age
  • Gen–35 years of age

Railways ALP/ Technician Medical Standard test

Medical standard tests will be carried out with those candidates who qualify the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 written examination (First stage and Second Stage). Before opting for the desired post, a candidate needs to ensure that he/she is eligible for the opted post. If by any chance the candidate fails in any of the standard, his/her candidature will be rejected and no alternate appointment shall be given to him/her. Medical test will happen to check that the candidates are fit to carry out the duties needed for the opted post in Railways Recruitment exam. For complete details on medical standard please refer to the table below:

Sl. NoMedical StandardPhysical FitnessVisual Acuity
1 A-1 Physically fit in all respects Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test (must not accept +2D) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses and Must pass tests for Color Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision etc.
2 B-1 Physically fit in all respects 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to 2 B-1 exceed 4D) Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision etc
3 B-2 Physically fit in all respects 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Binocular Vision etc.
4 C-1 Physically fit in all respects Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

Railway ALP/ Technician 2021 Qualifying marks

There will be minimum qualifying marks requirement in the Railways recruitment ALP/ Technician2021 exam. There are generally three stages in the examination pattern. For each stage candidates have to acquire minimum qualifying marks. There is certain relaxation given to reserved candidates.

First Stage Qualifying Marks

For stage one, an unreserved candidate has to secure at least 40% of the maximum  marks as qualifying marks, reserved candidates on the other hand, have to get 30% of the maximum marks. To know more details about the qualifying marks please refer the table below:

StageQualifying marks
First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician) UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

Second Stage Qualifying Marks

For the second stage exam there are two parts and in both of the exams, the qualifying marks are different. Below are the details.

Second Stage Qualifying Marks (Part A)

For Part A exam, the qualifying marks for all the categories are different. An unreserved category candidates needs 40% of the maximum marks whereas an OBC and SC candidates have to get 30% of the maximum marks. Other details are provided below in the table.

StageQualifying marks
Second Stage CBT (Part A) UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

Second Stage Qualifying Marks (Part B)

For Part B exam there is no relaxation permissible to any reserved candidates. All candidates have to acquire at least 35% marks to qualify their Part B exam.

StageQualifying marks
Second Stage CBT (Part B) 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)

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