Loco Pilot is a dream profession, career for some the government job aspirants. Loco Pilot gets the opportunity to travel across the country during his service.
Loco Pilot is a government post in the Indian Railways . Loco Pilot is the driver of the train. He is the person who drives the train from one station to another.
He is responsible for driving the train safely and help the passenger to reach their destination safely and at accurate time. In Indian Railways Loco Pilot is a Group B job profile.
For some people in India, it is a matter of pride if they get the opportunity to work as loco pilot in Indian Railways.
Indian Railways recruits various candidates for different posts especially Loco Pilot and Assistant Loco Pilot.
Loco Pilot Academic Qualification
To become a loco pilot in the Indian Railways , the candidates must have the minimum qualification of Matriculation Passed and completed the ITI diploma.
A candidate who have passed the Class 10th exam and completed his ITI Diploma course is eligible for applying for the examination of Loco Pilot.
Note that the ITI Diploma must be of two years from educational institution recognised by NCVT or SCVT. The candidate having diploma in the trade – Mechanical, Automobile, Electronical, are eligible for the post.
Moreover , a candidate having graduation(engineering) in the same field/trade can also apply for the post.
Loco Pilot Salary
The loco pilot are hired at the pay scale of Rs 5200 – Rs 20000 with a Grade pay of Rs 1900 .
An average loco pilot earns more than Rs 30000 thousand during the joining and keeps on increasing on the bases of their experience, promotions and policies of the government .
A loco Pilot at different rail routs also get extra benefits in their salary.
Assistant Loco Pilot Salary Slip
Job Profile of a Loco Pilot
When a candidate is recruited for the post of loco pilot, he is hired for these post.
Assistant Loco Pilot, Senior Assistant Loco Pilot, Power Controller and Crew Controller.
Training of a Loco Pilot : A candidate who have passed the examination and cleared the interview and medical test is then given training of loco pilot.
During his training period the candidate is given technical and non technical knowledge .
How to Become a Loco Pilot ?
To become a loco pilot a candidate have to pass these stages.
- Candidate have to fill the form for the examination when the notification is released by the organisation for the post of loco pilot.
- The candidate then have to appear for the written test and qualify it .
- The qualified candidates are called for interview by the recruitment organisation. The interview is normal , not very hard. The candidates with good knowledge can easily crack the interview.
- After the interview, the Candidate will have to appear for the Medical Test.
- A candidate who complete the above steps and fulfil the eligibility criteria is selected for the various post of loco pilot.
Physical Eligibility : For Becoming a loco pilot, the candidate must be medically and physically fit. Candidate must have good eyesight (6/6).
During Medical Test , Hearing test , Diabetes test, BP check , Chest X ray , etc are conducted.
Examination Details of Loco Pilot
Examination for the post of loco pilot is held once every year. The mode of examination is online. The exam is conducted in three stages namely – CBT Stage 1, CBT Stage 2, CBAT Exam . The candidates can give the examination in two languages namely – English and Hindi.
CBT Stage 1 : The CBT Stage 1 exam is a common exam for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician . This exam consists of 75 question which are to be answered by the candidate in a time period of 60 minutes.
CBT Stage 2 : The CBT Stage 2 exam is for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot. The exam is conducted in two parts . Part A consists of 100 question ( 90 minutes), Part B consists of 75 question ( 60 minutes).
CBAT Exam : Computer Based Ability Test.
Syllabus for the examination of Loco Pilot : The exam for loco pilot consists of the questions from the topic – arithmetic, reasoning, general awareness, general science, technical ability, common sense ,current affairs etc
Preparation Books For becoming a Loco Pilot
There are a lot of books in the market which consist of the syllabus and question and concepts which are asked in the examination for loco pilot.
Some of them are – Arihant , Unacademy , Adda 247 , Disha Publications, RS Aggarwal etc.
1. Kiran Publications 27000+ Previous Year Question Paper
Loco Pilot FAQs
Q. What are the pros of becoming a Loco Pilot ?
There are a lot of Pros(advantages) of becoming a Loco Pilot.
1. Its a permanent government job. It ensures job security.
2. This job is good for the person who wishes to travel new places.
3. This is a respectable job.
Q. What are the cons of becoming a Loco Pilot ?
There are some cons for becoming a loco pilot –
1. It is an on field job. In this you will have to stay away from home during the travel.
2. Some time you have to the night shifts also.