RPF Constable Recruitment 2018

Brief Information: Indian Railway has published an employment notification for the post Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable. Those candidates who are seeking to join Indian Railways Constable and Sub Inspectors post can read following details and full notification before apply online. All the details of this post are given below.


Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable


Start Date End Date

01 June 2018

Application Form

01 June 2018 30 June 2018
Application Fee

General/OBC: 500/- SC/ST/PH/Economically BC : 250/-

Correction Charges

Rs. 250/-
Mode of Payment

Pay through Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card and Challan.

Last Date to Pay Fee

02 July 2018 for Online & 05 July 2018 for Offline
Last Date to Complete Form

16 July 2018

Age Limit

Minimum 18 Years & Maximum 25 Years
Education Qualification

Class 10th

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

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Exam Date

Sub Inspector: 19/12/2018 to 13/01/2019

Constable: 20/12/2018 to 12/02/2019

Vacancy Details

8619/- Posts


Admit Card


Exam Date Notice


Apply Online


Print Application

Click Here

English  |  Hindi

Official Website

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Eligibility Criteria


Candidates should a citizen of India.

Age Limit

The candidate’s minimum age limit should be 18 year and maximum 25 year on 1st July 2018.

Age Relaxation

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

Education Qualification

The candidates should have passed class 10th SSLC/Matric from a recognized board.

Vacancy Details

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

 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. 

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

Selection Procedure


Computer Based Test: The examination will be held in online mode. There are 120 questions and each question carry one marks for right answer. There will a negative marking of 1/3rd. The duration of RPF constable exam will be 90 minutes. To qualify the RPF Constable CBT exam it is necessary to obtain 35% marks for General/OBC category and 30% marks for SC/ST category candidates.

Question Type and Syllabus:

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.

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.

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.

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