How to become Driver (Loco Pilots) in Indian Railways -

How to become Driver (Loco Pilots) in Indian Railways

Are You looking for a righteousness job for yourself in the Indian Railways? Then You Can try loco pilots in Indian Railways, If you want to be Driver in Indian Railway so you should read this article here we will tell you How to become Driver in Indian Railway and examination for Railway Loco Pilot.

How to become Driver (Loco Pilots) in Indian Railways

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Who are Loco Pilots, What does it mean?

Loco Pilots is the short form of locomotive Pilots. They are actual pillars of the Indian Railways. On average a single locomotive engine gave two loco pilots for driving it is a good job as the working conditions are very satisfying. Their Duty hours are generally around 8-10 hours.

How to become a loco Pilot?

One can become the loco pilot in Indian Railways by cracking an examination which is conducted by RRB NTPC

Eligibility For the entrance examination Conducted by RRB NTPC

A Candidate must be passed its 10+2 level with at least 65% minimum marks obtained and must be done his/ her diploma, ITI degree Completed form a recognized institute. B. Tech passed students also eligible for Loco Pilot or Driver in Indian Railway.


Candidate should be passed the minimum educational Qualification require form the posts of loco pilots is Matric or equivalent with ITI from any recognized institute or Diploma in Electrical/ Mechanical/ Electronics/ Automobiles branch of engineering.

The Candidates who are just 12th passed are not eligible for RRB-ALP. In order to sit in the exam or to be eligible for the entrance examination, one has to do ITI. So in Simple words, ITI is compulsory to become a Loco Pilot. The Candidate must be passed his/her ITI degree whether it is often 10th or often 12th. The Candidates must complete ITI Course in any specific trade or if you have a diploma degree in the field of mechanical/automobile/electrical/electronics then also you are eligible to apply for this position.

Meaning of RRB-NTPC

RRB- Railway recruitment board conducts Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit for many vacancies like Goods Guards, Loco-Pilots, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master, etc. in all over Indian.

RRB-NTPC Eligibility Criteria of 2019

Age Limit- The maximum age in which the candidate can apply is 30 years for level 2 and level 3. The candidates of OBC Category can apply up to the age of 33 years. and that of SC/SC Category can apply up to the age of 35 years.

The minimum age in which the candidate is eligible to fill form RRB-NTPC Recruitment 2019 is 18 years

What is the RRB Syllabus?

S No.Subject No. of Questions
1General Science30
2Arithmetic ability30
3General Knowledge30

How to Apply for RRB-NTPC

A candidate can easily apply for RRB-NTPC in following simple steps.

  1. Go on the official website of the Indian Railway
  2. Click on Recruitment for NTPC, Paramedical, Level-1
  3. Fill up all the details asked in the Applicant form. and then upload scanned photo and Signature.
  4. Submit the online form and pay the application fees

Salary of Loco Pilots

The persons who drive the trains are loco-pilots they can get a starting salary of around Rs 76,932 per month along with the Indian railway’s facilities.

Is RRB-NTPC is a tough examination? How one can crack it?

No, it is not a though examination, it is just you have to prepare well. Choose the most thought topics first limit your time the minimum as must you can for solving the problems. Make small goals to reach youts biggest goals and then you can easily crack it.

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