Selection Process for RPF SI Recruitment & Constable – 2018

The Railways Recruitment Board has released a notification for Railway Protection Force. Both the Notifications for Sub-Inspector & Constables are released. Check the Selection process for Sub-Inspector & Constables in this Post

Selection Process:

Computer Based Test (CBT)
Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
Document Verification (DV).

(1) Hindi
(2) English
(3) Urdu
(4) Tamil
(5) Telugu
(6) Konkani
(7) Malayalam
(8) Kannada
(9) Marathi
(10) Gujarati
(11) Bengali
(12) Odia
(13) Assamese
(14) Manipuri
(15) Punjabi

RPF Exam Pattern and Syllabus

TestNo. of questionsMax MarksTime
General Awareness5050
Arithmetic 353590 Min
General Intelligence
& reasoning
Total Questions120120

There is 1/3rd negative marking for each wrong answer in the Online Written Exam.

Note: The standard of examination tor Sub Inspectors will be graduate level and for other categories, 10th level.

a. General Awareness: 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 observation and experience 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: 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, 1nensuration, time and distance, ratio and proportion etc.

c. General Intelligence & Reasoning: 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.

Physical Efficiency Test for Sub-Inspectors:

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:

For Sub-Inspector:


For Constable :

Constable PET-RPF

(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 center or any other such institution as decided by the Railway Administration. The trainee recruits/cadets will be given a stipend of Rs. 21,700/- plus other allowances(constable) 35,400/- plus other allowances (SI )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.

 Beware of touts and job racketeers trying to deceive by false promises of securing job in Railways either through influence or by use of unfair and unethical means. CRC has not appointed any agent or coaching centre for action on its behalf. Candidates are warned against any such claims being made by persons/agencies. Candidates are selected purely as per merit. Please beware of unscrupulous elements and do not fall in their trap. Candidates attempting to influence Central Recruitment Committee, directly or indirectly, shall be disqualified and legal action can be initiated against them.

 Candidates are advised to consult only the official website of as mentioned in the notification above. They should be
cautious of FAKE websites put up by unscrupulous elements/touts.

Check Official Notification Here

9739 Vacancies – RPF Constable/ Sub Inspector Notification 2018 Railway Job


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