RPF Constable

About RPF Constable Exam

  • Exam Pattern
  • Salary Info
  • Syllabus
  • Eligibility
  • Vacancies
  • Application fee

RPF Constable Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern

 

The RPF Constable Selection process consists of the below stages:

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

RPF Constable – Computer Based Test (CBT)

Name of the subject
(Objective)
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Duration (in Minutes)
General Awareness 50 50 120 Minutes
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

There is Negative marking of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer.

Choice of Exam Language for CBT: Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese and Manipuri.

PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY TEST(PET) & PHYSICAL MEASUREMENT (PMT)

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.

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

NOTE:
(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.

 

PHASE – III: DOCUMENT VERIFICATION 

(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.

FORMAT OF CERTIFICATES:
The following documents in original, as well as their self-attested photocopies will be required for verification in respect of candidates who qualify in PET/PMT.

  • 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of age.
  • 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of educational qualification.
  • Caste certificate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in the format prescribed for employment under Central Government.
  • Discharge certificate for Ex-Serviceman.
  • Two copies of self-attested color photograph.
  • No Objection Certificate(NOC) from the present employer in case of serving Govt. employees.
  • Domicile certificate wherever applicable.

NOTE: Candidates who wish to be considered against vacancies reserved/or seek age relaxation must submit the requisite/relevant certificate in original from the competent authority, in the prescribed format at the time of Document Verification. Otherwise, their claim for SC/ST/OBC/ESM status will not be entertained and their candidature/applications will be considered under General (UR) category, if eligible. Certificates obtained in any other format will not be accepted.

RPF Constable Salary

Selected candidates will have to undergo 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/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Railway Rules during the period of training.

RPF Constable comes under Level 3 of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

 

 

 

RPF Constable Syllabus

Below is the RPF Constable Computer Based Test (CBT) 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.

 

 

RPF Constable Eligibility Criteria 2018

 

 

  1. A candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age Limit (as on 1st July 2018)

Minimum age for RPF Constable – 18 years 

Maximum age for RPF Constable – 25 years

Note: 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.

Upper Age Limit Relaxation

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)

Srl No 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
1. 18 to 25 02.07.93 02.07.90 02.07.88 01.07.2000

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.

 

Education Qualification for RPF Constable

Candidate should have passed SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board.

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

 

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

RPF Constable Vacancies

There are a total 8619 vacancies in 2018 RPF Constable notification.

Total Vacancies – 8619

Male – 4403

Female – 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.

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.

 

 

RPF Constable Application Fee

 

S.No. Candidates Categories Fee
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.

 

About RPF Constable Exam

RPF Constable Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern

 

The RPF Constable Selection process consists of the below stages:

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

RPF Constable – Computer Based Test (CBT)

Name of the subject
(Objective)
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Duration (in Minutes)
General Awareness 50 50 120 Minutes
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

There is Negative marking of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer.

Choice of Exam Language for CBT: Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese and Manipuri.

PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY TEST(PET) & PHYSICAL MEASUREMENT (PMT)

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.

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

NOTE:
(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.

 

PHASE – III: DOCUMENT VERIFICATION 

(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.

FORMAT OF CERTIFICATES:
The following documents in original, as well as their self-attested photocopies will be required for verification in respect of candidates who qualify in PET/PMT.

  • 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of age.
  • 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of educational qualification.
  • Caste certificate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in the format prescribed for employment under Central Government.
  • Discharge certificate for Ex-Serviceman.
  • Two copies of self-attested color photograph.
  • No Objection Certificate(NOC) from the present employer in case of serving Govt. employees.
  • Domicile certificate wherever applicable.

NOTE: Candidates who wish to be considered against vacancies reserved/or seek age relaxation must submit the requisite/relevant certificate in original from the competent authority, in the prescribed format at the time of Document Verification. Otherwise, their claim for SC/ST/OBC/ESM status will not be entertained and their candidature/applications will be considered under General (UR) category, if eligible. Certificates obtained in any other format will not be accepted.

RPF Constable Salary

Selected candidates will have to undergo 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/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Railway Rules during the period of training.

RPF Constable comes under Level 3 of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

 

 

 

RPF Constable Syllabus

Below is the RPF Constable Computer Based Test (CBT) 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.

 

 

RPF Constable Eligibility Criteria 2018

 

 

  1. A candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age Limit (as on 1st July 2018)

Minimum age for RPF Constable – 18 years 

Maximum age for RPF Constable – 25 years

Note: 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.

Upper Age Limit Relaxation

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)

Srl No 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
1. 18 to 25 02.07.93 02.07.90 02.07.88 01.07.2000

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.

 

Education Qualification for RPF Constable

Candidate should have passed SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board.

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

 

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

RPF Constable Vacancies

There are a total 8619 vacancies in 2018 RPF Constable notification.

Total Vacancies – 8619

Male – 4403

Female – 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.

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.

 

 

RPF Constable Application Fee

 

S.No. Candidates Categories Fee
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.

 

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