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9th December 2018

RPF Constable/ SI Admit Card Released

Ministry of Railways released the admit card for the upcoming Constable and SI examination in Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) and Railway Protection Force (RPF). Click on the below given link to download the admit card Group-wise

Group E+F (RPF SI): Click Here 

Group F (RPF Constable): Click Here

26th November 2018

RPF SI Examination 2018 Rescheduled

Ministry of Railways released an important notice regarding the exam dates of Sub Inspector examination 2018. Previously it was 19th Jan 2018 which has now re-scheduled to 13th Jan 2018. 

Phase 1 43108 E + F Wednesday-19-Dec-18 Wednesday-19-Dec-18
Phase 3 455964 A + B Saturday-05-Jan-19 Sunday-06-Jan-19
Phase 3 926683 C + D Wednesday-09-Jan-19 Thursday-13-Jan-19
TOTAL 1425755    

NOTE: RPF SI Admit Card Will Be Released on 9th December 2018

Click here to check Official notice

23rd November 2018

CBT Examination Schedule for Constable Recruitment

Ministry of Railways has released the exam schedule of the upcoming Constable in Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) and Railway Protection Force (RPF)

CBT Examination Schedule for Constable Recruitment

Phase 1 E 20/12/2018 22/12/2018
Phase 4 A + B + F 17/01/2019 25/01/2019
Phase 5 C + D 02/02/2019 19/02/2019

Click here to check Official RPF Constable exam schedule

20th November 2018

RPF SI Exam Schedule Out!!

Ministry of Railways has released the exam schedule of the upcoming Sub-Inspectors & Constable in Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) and Railway Protection Force (RPF). (Railway Protection Force (RPF) ने Constable और SI पद के लिए होने वाले एग्जाम के रोल नंबर जारी कर दिए थे। अब RRB ने कैंडिडेट्स के परीक्षा तारीख की घोषणा भी कर दी गई है। जिन आवेदकों ने इन पदों के अप्लाई किया है वो नीचे दिए गए लिंक से अपनी परीक्षा तिथि की जानकारी प्राप्त कर सकते हैं।

CBT Examination Schedule for Sub Inspector Recruitment

Phase 1 43108 E + F Wednesday-19-Dec-18 Wednesday-19-Dec-18
Phase 3 455964 A + B Saturday-05-Jan-19 Sunday-06-Jan-19
Phase 3 926683 C + D Wednesday-09-Jan-19 Sunday-19-Jan-19
TOTAL 1425755    

Download of call letter :

The call letter for each day of exam will be made available 10 days prior to the date. For example, the call letters for the exam on Jan 09 2019 will be available for download for Dec 30, 2018 and the call letter for Jan 10, 2019 from December 31, 2018 awards.

 Click here to check Official RPF SI exam schedule

16th November 2018

RPF SI/Constable Roll Numbers Out (RPF SI/कांस्टेबल 2018 परीक्षा तिथि और रोल नंबर हुए जारी)

Ministry of Railways has released roll numbers for Sub-Inspectors & Constable in Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) and Railway Protection Force (RPF). The exam will be held from 19th December 2018.

रेलवे प्रोटेक्शन फोर्स (RPF) ने RPF और RPSF में कांस्टेबल और सब इंस्पेक्टर भर्ती परीक्षा की तिथि घोषित कर दी है। ये भर्ती परीक्षाएं 19 दिसंबर से शुरू होंगी। कांस्टेबल और SI पदों के लिए सीबीटी (कंप्यूटर बेस्ड टेस्ट) ग्रुप वाइज होंगे। केंद्रीय भर्ती समिति ने वैध उम्मीदवारों के लिए SI और कांस्टेबल के रोल नंबर जारी कर दिए हैं।

14th November 2018

RRB RPF/RPSF Constable All India Test

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रेलवे RPF/RPSF कांस्टेबल ऑल इंडिया टेस्ट (AIT): 16-19 नवम्बर, 2018: यहाँ क्लिक करें!

11th November 2018

RPF Dates announced: Check here

Indian Railways Recruitment Board has released the notification regarding the exam dates for the upcoming Constables and SIs in RPF/RPSF examination 2018.  Computer Based Test will begin from 19th December onwards. CBT will be conducted group-wise simultaneously for Constable and SI for  all 6 groups one by one in the following order;
1. Group E: NF Railway
2. Group F: RPSF
3. Group A: S Railway, SW Railway, and SC Railway
4. Group B: C Railway, W Railway, WC Railway, and SEC Railway
5. Group C: E Railway, EC Railway, SE Railway, and Eco Railway
6. Group D: N Railway, NE Railway, NW Railway, and NC Railway

NOTE: The Central Recruitment Committee for SI and the Central recruitment Committee for Constable have allotted Roll numbers to all valid candidates and these roll numbers will be communicated to them by 16th November through e-mail. Thereafter detailed CBT schedule will be released on the official website of Indian Railways.

Click Here to view the official notification


13th August 2018

RRB RPF/RPSF Constable All India Test
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रेलवे RPF/RPSF कांस्टेबल ऑल इंडिया टेस्ट (AIT): 17-20 अगस्त, 2018: यहाँ क्लिक करें!

RPF/RPSF Recruitment-2018
Indian Railways Recruitment Board has released the notification regarding recruitment drive for 9,739 vacancies for Railway Protection Force (RPF) Sub Inspector (SI) and Constable Post. Potential candidates that want to apply to become either Constable or sub-inspector Candidates will be able to register online from 1st June at 10 AM till 30th June.

रेलवे बोर्ड ने रेलवे प्रोटेक्शन फोर्स में कांस्टेबल और सब-इस्पेक्टर के रिक्त पदों के लिए महिला और पुरुष कांस्टेबल के खाली पड़े 9,739 रिक्तियों के लिए आधिकारिक अधिसूचना जारी कर दी है। इच्छुक अभ्यर्थी रेलवे की आधिकारिक वेबसाइट के माध्यम से 1 जून से से 30 जून तक आवेदन कर सकते है।

Check Here for Official Notification for Constable 2018: Click Here! 

Check Here for Official Notification for Sub-Inspector 2018: Click Here!

कांस्टेबल रिक्ति पद की आधिकारिक अधिसूचना हेतु: यहाँ क्लिक करें!

उप-निरीक्षक पद की आधिकारिक अधिसूचना हेतु: यहाँ क्लिक करें!

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About Exam

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a security force of India entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways. This is the only central armed police force (CAPF) which has the power to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals. RPF has accepted the challenge and 1286 important passenger trains have been provided with RPF escorts over Indian Railways.

The suitable officers and men volunteering themselves from the RPF joined so raised “Special emergency Force” which subsequently named as Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) with least consideration of hardship and inconvenience caused to them and to their families at home.


Exam Dates/Notifications

Opening Date for Submission of On-Line Application Form and Fee: 10 hrs on 01 June, 2018

Last Date of Submission of On-Line Application Form: 23.59 hrs on 30 June, 2018

Last Date for On-Line Fee Payment: 23.59 hrs on 02 July, 2018

Last Date for Off-Line Fee Payment: 23.59 hrs on 05 July, 2018

Tentative Date for Computer Based Test (CBT): In September and October 2018

Study Plan

Reaching success isn’t hard, however, it requires knowing the correct strategies to achieve goals. Aspirants planning to become RPF Constables need to know the same. If you are one of the aspiring candidates for the post read the article to know the top strategies to clear RRB RPF 2018 exam.
Railway Protection Force(RPF) Exam Preparation Tips
Read Syllabus Carefully
Just like any other government exam, preparing for RRB RPF exam requires preparing given syllabus with utmost planning. Therefore knowing the correct syllabus is essential for excelling in the examination.
Adequate Management of Time
Time is a constraint to most successful of people. Managing time in for completion of questions and revision is very important. But, to reach this level students must practice previous year papers and/or mock test. At the same time, they should keep in mind that each and every topic of the exam is equally important. The importance of topics or subject of the paper can be judged on the basis of the marks allocated to them.
For example there are 50 questions in General Awareness section which carry 1 mark each, meanwhile, Arithmetic & Reasoning sections carry 35 questions of 1 mark each. In such a case even though the marks are same for all three sections, but there are more number of questions in GA section. Therefore time for attending GA, Arithmetic and Reasoning should be adequately managed and distributed by the student, keeping in mind the total time for the exam is 90 minutes. Also, as a student, you should have enough time for revision too.
The More The Merrier- Practice, Practice & Practice
This quote is apt for life, money and exam preparation. By that as it may, the more you practice for practice for your exam, the higher the chances of scoring high marks in the exam. For practicing students can download previous year question papers from RPF Recruitment website. This will help you to know the type of questions mostly asked in the exam as well as new questions that might appear in the exam.
Build Your Confidence-Remove Your Fears
In most exams, the fear of biological clock stresses out student and they fall short of marking their answers. This usually happens due to stress, anxiety, and lack of confidence. Therefore it is equally essential to be just the right amount of confidence before giving an exam. To build your confidence try to attend free All India Tests or mock exams to compete with other students. Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Work on both and finally practice more to test your knowledge again & again and again. This will enable you to excel in your exam.
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Application Process

HOW TO APPLY For RPF Constable/Sub Inspector (Know How to Fill form: Step By Step)

A. Examination Fee: 

Candidates applying for the post notified in this Employment Notice have to pay the prescribed fee as per their category detailed below:

S.No.Candidates CategoriesFee
1 For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at Sl No. 2
* Rs. 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
Rs. 500/-
2 For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class. 
* This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
Rs. 250/-

Note: In the event of cancellation of notified vacancies, the examination fee will not be refunded.


I) ONLINE fee payment through internet baking or debit/credit cards.

II) OFFLINE fee payment through

    a) SBI Bank Challan payment mode in any branch of SBI.

    b) Post office Challan Payment Mode in any branch of computerized Post Office.

The online payment will be allowed till 23.59 hrs of 02.07.2018 and offline payment will be allowed till 23.59 hrs of 05.07.2018 for candidates who register themselves till 23.59 hrs of 30.06.2018. However, registration will be confirmed only on payment of the fee.

III) All applicable service charges shall be borne by the candidates. If the fee is paid through offline mode viz (II) a) & b) above, the receipt should be preserved. The same should be produced on demand at the time of Document Verification (DV).

IV) Minorities include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians (Parsis) subject to revision/deletion/inclusion, if any, received till the closing date of notification. Minority candidates claiming waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish, at the time of DV, “Minority Category Declaration” affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper that they belong to any of the above minority communities, failing which their candidature will be rejected.

V) Economically Backward Class ( EBC) candidates are those whose annual family income is less than Rs. 50,000/-. Such Candidates should have valid Income Certificate in the prescribed format or on the letterhead of the Issuing Authority to this effect. The certificate details should be filled in the online application and same should be submitted at the time of DV.

Candidates having BPL card also eligible for fee concession under EBC and all these candidates seeking fee concession should fill in the relevant details in the ONLINE application.

VI) Candidates who appear in CBT will be eligible for fee refund. For exam fee refund (amount as applicable), they should provide details of beneficiary account viz. Beneficiary name, Bank name, and Account Number and IFSC code.

VII) Applications not accompanied with examination fee, wherever applicable, will be summarily rejected.

 B. HOW TO APPLY: Steps to submit ONLINE Application - 

Click on the ONLINE application link for the recruitment of Constable/Sub-Inspector and carry out the following:

a) Confirm that you have read and understood the instructions clearly by clicking the checkbox.
b) Enter your name, Date of Birth and Father’s name, Mother’s name, Aadhaar number(Optional), State/UT, Category, Education Board, 10th/Matric Roll number, year of passing 10th/Matric, mobile number and email-ID and then submit for registration. Before submitting for registration, ensure and confirm
that all the information furnished above are correct as the details furnished for registration cannot be changed later.
c) On submitting registration form, the registration number and password shall be displayed to the candidate. Also, OTPs (One Time Password) shall be sent to the registered mobile number and email along with the registration details. The candidate should retrieve the OTPs from email and mobile and then login to proceed with the filling up of application and to make payment. Candidate should note and preserve their registration number for later reference during the recruitment process. Central Recruitment Committee will not entertain any request seeking registration number.
d) The online format of application will have the fields for Educational qualification, Gender, Religion, ESM, Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.
e) On completion of application details as above, the candidate will be directed to the payment page to choose payment mode i.e. Bank (online->net banking/credit card/debit card & offline->Other Modes->bank Branch for Challan) or Post Office Challan and complete the payment process. Please note the last date and time specified for each mode of payment and submit the application well in time.
f) In case of online payment, candidate will be automatically directed to Part II of application for filling up additional details. Those paying through Bank-offline mode, the payment confirmation may take about an hour and hence they have to again login after 60 minutes and look for confirmation of payment status. The time period for payment confirmation shall vary from 24 hrs to 48 hrs in case of Post Office payment. On getting the confirmation status, the candidate can start filling remaining part (part III) of the application. Candidates should provide the details of beneficiary account, in which they would like to receive the refund viz. Beneficiary name, bank name, Account Number and IFSC code in the online application.
Part III of application will have following fields: Details of Educational Qualification, choice of Group and preference of Zone/RPSF, choice of exam language for CBT etc:-
Choice of Zone/RPSF: Candidate shall opt for a Group and shall further indicate his/her preference of Zonal Railways falling in that Group (except for Group E & F). Candidates opting for Group E and F shall have only the option of N.F.Rly. and RPSF respectively. Once Group is opted candidates will be considered against the vacancies of that particular Group only.
Choice of Exam Language for CBT: Candidates shall have following language options for Computer Based Test ( CBT) out of which they shall have to opt for any one: -
Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujurati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese and Manipuri.
g) Uploading of colour Photograph: Select the Upload Photo tab and upload your recent colour photograph. The photograph should comply with the following requirements.

  • The Colour passport photograph with white/light color background.
  • Photograph of size 35mm X 45mm with name and date printed on it.
  • It should be in JPG/JPEG format scanned with 100 DPI.
  • The size of the photograph should be between 15 - 40 KB.
  • The colour photograph may be developed in a professional studio. Photographs taken using mobile and self-composed portraits or selfie may result in rejection of application.
  • The photo should have clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses.
  • The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full face view looking at the camera directly.
  • The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow.
  • Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
  • In case the candidate wears glass, then the photograph should not have any glare on glasses.
  • The photograph must match with the candidate appearance on the day of various stages of CBT, PET, PMT and DV.

h) Candidates are advised to keep at least 12 (Twelve) copies of the same photograph for further use as and when required during the recruitment process.

i) Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload scanned copy of their SC/ST/>certificates (JPG/JPEG format, 50kb – 100kb) also for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass).

j) In the end, candidates have to confirm the declaration “I hereby declare that I have gone through the eligibility criteria for the post(s) applied for and meet all the requirements therein, that all the details furnished by me in the application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge & belief and nothing has been concealed or suppressed. I also understand that in case, any of the details furnished is found untrue during any stage of recruitment or thereafter Railway Administration shall disqualify me for the post(s) applied for and /or I shall be liable for any other action under the extant rules”. After confirming the above declaration and submission of the application, the entire application shall be displayed for confirmation once again and on confirmation, the candidate may take the print of the application and preserve it for reference and record.


RPF Vacancies for the post of Constable

Group Zonal Railway Male Female
A SR, SWR & SCR 656 82 34 32 804 621 114 54 138 927
B CR, WR, WCR & SECR 329 42 18 51 440 388 92 45 187 712
C ER, ECR, SER & ECoR 877 184 134 92 1287 816 201 132 242 1391
D NR, NER, NWR & NCR 761 152 68 65 1046 646 141 75 144 1006
E NFR 136 5 12 7 160 128 17 14 21 180
F RPSF 378 66 18 204 666 - - - - -
  Total 3137 531 284 451 4403 2599 565 320 732 4216

RPF Vacancies for the post of SI 

GroupZonal RailwayMaleFemale
A SR, SWR & SCR 75 9 21 21 126 29 5 9 9 52
B CR, WR, WCR & SECR 59 24 13 48 144 22 11 5 18 56
C ER, ECR, SER & ECoR 149 49 21 68 287 59 18 9 26 112
D NR, NER, NWR & NCR 96 36 10 31 173 39 14 4 12 69
E NFR 21 5 1 3 30 8 2 1 1 12
F RPSF 54 1 3 1 59 - - - - -
  Total 454 124 69 172 819 157 50 28 66 301

Note I: As per Govt of India instruction, the reservation for Ex-servicemen (ESM) shall be 10% of the combined vacancies of male and female of each group of zones.

Note II: Since the reservation for ESM and Female are horizontal in nature, vacancies remaining unfilled for want of suitable ESM and Females during recruitment shall be filled up by the suitable Male candidate as per existing guidelines.

Note III: Details of abbreviations: CR= Central Railway, ER=Eastern Railway, ECoR=East Coast Railway, ECR=East Central Railway, NR=Northern Railway, NCR=North Central Railway, NER=North Eastern Railway, NFR=North East Frontier Railway, NWR=North Western Railway, SR=Southern Railway, SCR=South Central Railway, SER=South Eastern Railway, SECR=South East Central Railway, SWR=South Western Railway, WR=Western Railway, WCR=West Central Railway, UR=Un Reserved (General) SC=Scheduled Caste, ST=Scheduled Tribe, OBC=Other Backward Classes, ESM=Ex. Servicemen

Selection Process

The entire recruitment process shall involve a Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV).


  • All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test on the specified date, time and venue as per the e-call letter to be downloaded by the candidates from the websites of Indian Railways.
  • The Written Examination will consist of 120 multiple-choice objective type questions of one mark each and shall be of 90 minutes duration. The questions paper will be of matriculation standard with 120 as maximum marks. The question paper will consist of 35 questions on General Intelligence & Reasoning, 35 questions on Arithmetic and 50 questions on General Awareness. 
  • It will be necessary to obtain 35% marks (30 % marks by SC and ST candidates) to qualify in the CBT. 


Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for PET and PMT to the extent of 10 times the category wise total vacancy in Group of Zonal Railways/RPSF notified. However, this limit may be increased/decreased as required ensuring availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. The criteria for PET is as under:


Category 1600 meters run 800 meters run Long jump High jump
Constable (Male) 5 min 45 secs - 14 feet 4 feet
Constable (Female) - 3 min 40 secs 9 feet 3 feet


Category 1600 meters run 800 meters run Long jump High jump
Sub-Inspector ( Exe) Male 6 min 30 secs - 12 ft 3 ft 9 inch
Sub-Inspector ( Exe) Female - 4 mins 9 feet 3 ft

(i) For 1600/800 meters event only one chance will be given. For the remaining events viz Long Jump and High jump, the candidates will be given up to 2 chances each.
(ii) Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET, However, they will have to undergo PMT.
(iii) A Candidate must qualify in all Tests as per above norm to be eligible for consideration.
(iv) All the candidates qualifying in 1600 mtrs/800 mtrs will be measured for eligibility with respect to height and chest. Chest measurement will be taken only for male candidates. If a male candidate’s unexpanded chest measurement is below eligibility limit, expanded measurement shall not be taken and he shall be treated as disqualified.
(v) Male candidates who do not have minimum height shall not be considered for measurement of chest and shall be treated as disqualified.
(vi) Candidate who do not have minimum height, chest (unexpanded/expanded) shall be treated as having failed in PMT.
(vii) PET/PMT is qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded.
(viii) A grievance redressal cell will be set up for redressal of grievances related to Height and Chest measurements. 

(i) Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and subject to their qualifying in PET & PMT, candidates will be called for Document Verification.
(ii) In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.
(iii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and successful completion of initial training.
(iv) Candidates may please note that CRC only recommends names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administration.
(v) Candidates who do not appear for Document Verification will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.

The candidates who appear in Document Verification will be sent for a medical examination at the Railway Hospitals. They will have to qualify in medical category ‘B-1’ as prescribed in the Indian Railway Medical Manual. Those wearing glasses or having flat foot, knock knee, squint eyes, colour blindness and other bodily defects are not eligible for appointment. Sending for Medical Examination will not guarantee employment and does not reflect that the candidate has been included in the select list.

Selected candidates will have to undergo a rigorous initial training in any one of the RPF/RPSF training centre or any other such institution as decided by the Railway Administration. The trainee recruits/cadets will be given a stipend of Rs. 21,700/- (Constable trainee) and Rs. 35,400/- (Sub Inspector trainee) plus other allowances as admissible under the Railway Rules during the period of training. Passing the Final Examination at the end of the training is a must for appointment to the Force.

Eligibility Criteria


The applicant must be a citizen of India.Citizenship: The applicant must be a citizen of India.

Physical Measurement

Category Height (in CMs) Chest ( in CMs) ( Only for Male)
Male Female Unexpanded Expanded
UR/OBC 165 157 80 85
SC/ST 160 152 76.2 81.2
For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt. 163 155 80 85

Age Limit

Age Limit:

Category Age
Min Max
Constable ( Executive) 18 25
Sub Inspector ( Executive) 20 25

Date of birth mentioned in 10th/Matriculation or equivalent certificate alone shall be acceptable. The lower and upper age limit indicated in the Employment Notice will be reckoned as on 1st July 2018. The relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age for the following categories/ communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates:

Srl No Category Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
1 SC/ST Candidates 5 years
2 OBC – Non Creamy Layer candidates 3 years
3. Ex-servicemen candidates who have put in not less than 6 months continuous service after attestation. To the extent of service rendered in Armed Forces plus UR – 3 years, OBC-Non-creamy Layer – 6 years . SC/ST – 8 years
4. Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( Unreserved) UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
5. Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & continuous service on date of reckoning. UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
6. Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but remarried UR – 2 years OBC- Non-creamy layer – 5 years. SC/ST – 7 years

Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below:(Both dates inclusive)

Post Age Group Upper limit of Date of Birth ( Not earlier than) Lower limit of Date of Birth ( Not later than)
UR OBC-Non Creamy Layer SC/ST For all category/category
Constable 18 to 25 02.07.93 02.07.90 02.07.88 01.07.2000
Sub Inspector 20 to 25 02.07.93 02.07.90 02.07.88 01.07.98

Note: If a candidate is eligible for relaxation of age on more than one ground, he/she would be accorded the highest of the age relaxations (not cumulative) for which he/she is eligible.

No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-Non-creamy Layer (NCL) candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.

Educational Qualification

Educational Qualification:

 Category  Educational Qualification
 Constable ( Executive)  SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board.
 Sub Inspector ( Executive)  Graduate from a recognized University.

Note: Matriculation certificate from a recognized Board for Constable (Executive)/Degree from a recognized University for Sub-Inspector (Executive) shall only be valid. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational qualification SHOULD NOT apply. Matriculation certificate from a recognized Board for Constable (Executive)/Degree from a recognized University for Sub-Inspector (Executive) shall only be valid. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational qualification SHOULD NOT apply. 


RPF Constable/Sub Inspector Exam Syllabus

a. General Awareness (50 marks): Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society; to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experiences as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to Indian History, Art &
Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Sports, General Science etc.

b. Arithmetic(35 marks): Questions on Number systems, whole numbers, decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of table and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and proportion etc.

c. General Intelligence & reasoning(35 marks): Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

Exam Pattern

RPF Constable/Sub Inspector Exam Pattern

The Railway Protection Force Constable Exam consists of the following Pattern:

1 Computer Based Test (CBT) General Awareness 50 90 min.
Arithmetic 35
General Intelligence & reasoning 35
Total No. of Questions 120
  • Candidates will be required to answer all questions and shall be awarded 01(one) mark for each correct answer. Negative marks shall be awarded for every wrong answer. 1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. No mark shall be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.
  • It will be necessary to obtain 35% marks (30 % marks by SC and ST candidates) to qualify in the CBT.

Job Profile

Job Profile of Constable in RPF/RPSF-2018
RPF/RPSF mainly job profile is to Protect and safeguard railway passengers and passenger area and railway property. They Ensure the safety, security and boost the confidence of the traveling public in the Indian Railways
• Carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property.
• Facilitate passenger-travel and security by removing all anti-social elements from trains, railway premises and passenger area.
• Remain vigilant to prevent trafficking in women and children and take appropriate action to rehabilitate destitute children found in Railway areas.
• Co-operate with other departments of the Railways in improving the efficiency and image of the Indian Railways.
• Act as a bridge between the Government Railway Police/local police and the Railway administration.
• Adopt proactively all modern technology, best human rights practices, management techniques and special measures for protection of female and elderly passengers and children, in the pursuit of these objectives.

RPF SI and Constable: Salary 

• Railway sub-inspector: Candidates will be hired at level 6 of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) with a starting salary of Rs 35,400 plus allowances.
• Railway constable: Candidates will be hired at level 3 of 7th CPC with an initial payment of Rs 21,000 and allowances.


  • What is the exam date for RRB RPF Recruitment 2018?

          A.-Tentative exam date is- In September and October 2018

  • What are the requirements for Registration? 

    A. Candidates should have their own mobile number and valid & active personal email id and keep them active for the entire duration of recruitment. The email id should be unique.

  • What is the procedure for Registration? 

    A. Enter the personal details asked for in the Registration page including your mobile number and email id and submit. The registration ID and password will be displayed to the candidate and OTPs will be sent to the registered mobile number and email id for validation.

  • Query about Forget Register id/register id is deleted? 

    A. Please click on "Forgot Registered Id" option given in the Already Registered page to get your Register id.

  • What is the procedure to login? 

    A. Use Registration ID and password which was displayed after registration and sent to your registered email id & mobile number for logging in.

  • How do I know that my application is submitted? 

    A. Your application is successful only on completion of all the stages including the fee payment and document upload. After the final submits, preview button will be enabled in case of successful completion of application to view or to take print of your application.

  • I have not received email/SMS during registration procedure? Why? 

    A. Check the correctness of mobile number and email id entered by you. Check your spam mails. You may also refresh and check your email after intervals. If it is noticed that the email id /mobile number has been wrongly entered inadvertently, click on change email id/mobile number option.

  • What should I do if I forget password? 

    A. Your password is your registered date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY.

  • What all documents should I upload at the time of application? 

    A. Scanned passport size photo(15kb-40kb) of the candidate with name and date printed on it. Scanned SC/ST certificate(50kb to 100kb). (if applicable) Scanned passport size photo of the scribe(15kb-40kb). (if applicable)

  • When I try to upload the Photo/SC /ST certificate, it doesn't accept Why? 

    A. The documents should be in JPG/JPEG format for successful uploading and the size should be: a. Passport size photos - 15 to 40 kb b. SC/ST certificate - 50kb to 100 kb.

  • How do I know that I belong to OBC creamy layer or Non-creamy layer? 

    A. The family income of the OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidate should not be more than 8 Lakhs. The OBC certificate should be in the format prescribed as at Notification Annexure-II wherein clear mention is made regarding the candidate not belonging to persons/sections of creamy layer. These are considered to be Non-Creamy Layer candidates.

  • What is the Examination Fees? 

    A. For candidates belonging to SC / ST / Ex- Servicemen / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class: Rs 250/-. This amount duly deducting bank charges shall be refunded to those who appear in first stage CBT All other candidates: Rs 500/- Out of this Rs 400/- duly deducting bank charges shall be refunded to those who appear in first stage CBT.

  • Whether examination fee is refundable? 

    A. The fee of Rs 250/- is refundable duly deducting bank charges to SC / ST / Ex- Servicemen / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class candidates on attending First Stage Computer Based Test. For others who have paid Rs 500/-, Rs 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges to those who appear in first stage CBT.

  • Can I take the print out of the application any time? 

    A. Yes. You can login by using registration ID and password and click on preview to view/take print of your application.

  • What should I do if I have lost my SSLC/SSC/Matriculation Certificate? 

    A. You cannot register without furnishing SSLC/Matric roll number and year Of passing as available in the certificate. If these details are furnished based on the copy of the certificate and in case the candidate is called for DV, the original/Duplicate SSLC/SSC/Matriculation certificate has to be submitted.

  • Can I edit the details in the application? 

    A. The details in the application (except mobile number, email id and State) can be edited with the modification option by paying modification fee of Rs.100/- each time which is non-refundable. The Modification can be done only twice. Pay the modification fees and modify your Application / Photo, The modification can be done only twice.

  • How will I come to know whether my application is accepted/rejected? 

    A. In case the application is rejected after scrutiny, the same will be communicated through email.

  • Query about Additional details till not activated after the payment? 

    A. Click on the "Check Payment Status" option provided in home page. To check your payment status. If payment is successful you can fill Additional Details. If failed / pending contact Your Bank.

  • Query about Payment made through Post office? 

    A. If paid through Post Office please wait 48 hrs. Please check your payment status in the post office website mentioned in the challan.

  • Query about EBC candidate is being asked to pay Examination fee of Rs 500/- 

    A. After selecting EBC option you have to select Yes for "fee concession and refund facility" then only your payment will be considered as 250/-.

  • Query about After Modification the candidate is being asked to pay exam fees of Rs 500/-? 

    A. You have changed your category from Fee exempted refundable category of Rs 250/- and hence you have to pay examination fee of Rs 500 again. However on appearing in 1st stage CBT, Rs 400 shall be refunded.

  • Query About Forgot registration Id shows you have entered wrong details? 

    A. Enter the correct details what you have given at the time of Registration.

  • Query About Address is not accepting? 

    A. Address should not contain any special characters so please enter address without any special characters.

  • Query About Which Address should I mention in the application? 

    A. Furnish the address to which the Communication should be made.

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