RPF SI

RPF SI- Sub Inspector

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Summary

The Ministry of Railways conducts the RPF SI (Sub Inspector) exam to select appropriate male and female candidates for recruitment to the position of Constable in Level 6 of the 7th CPC in the RPF (Railway Protection Force) and RPSF (Railway Protection Special Forces) in multiple zones of Indian Railways. Although this is a national-level test. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online for RPF SI (Sub Inspector) by using the official website. For the RPF SI (Sub Inspector) exam, applicants should be between the ages of 20 and 25 years. The RPF SI (Sub Inspector) test is divided into three stages: CBT (Computer Based Test), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT), and Document Verification (DV). Candidates who passed these criteria of this examination will be considered for the RPF SI (Sub Inspector) position. The RPF SI (Sub Inspector) Computer Based Test (CBT) exam syllabus includes General Intelligence and Reasoning, Arithmetic, and General Awareness. Aspirants must pay Rs.500 for GEN/OBC/Other candidates and Rs. 250 for SC/ST/PWD candidates to fill out the application form for the RPF SI (Sub Inspector) exam. Below the section on the page, you will find more relevant data on the RPF SI (Sub Inspector) such as how to apply for these exams, exam patterns, important links or dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus of the exams, total vacancies, and other details.

Exam Pattern

Total Marks : 120
Total Time : 90 Min
-ve marking : 0.33 (For each wrong answer)
Subject Qns. Marks
General Awareness 50 50
Arithmatic 35 35
General Intelligence 35 35
Total 120 120

Eligibility Criteria

Essential Educational Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or Graduate from a recognized university.

 

Age limit:

The age limit of the applicants should be from 20 years to 25 years.

* Candidates must have been born between the dates of 02 July 1993 and 01 July 1998 (both days inclusive).*

 

The following are the permissible upper age limit relaxations as follows: 

SI. No.

Category

Age-relaxation

01

SC/ ST

05 years

02

OBC (NCL)

03 years

03

Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months of service after attestation

UR

To the extent of service rendered in Armed Forces plus, 3 years

OBC (NCL)

To the extent of service rendered in Armed Forces plus, 6 years

SC/ ST

To the extent of service rendered in Armed Forces plus, 8 years

04

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

05 years

OBC (NCL)

08 years

SC/ ST

10 years

05

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

05 years

OBC (NCL)

08 years

SC/ ST

10 years

06

Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but remarried

UR

02 years

OBC (NCL)

05 years

SC/ ST

07 years

 

Exam Pattern

Scheme of Railway RPF SI (Sub Inspector) Selection Procedure:

The procedure of recruitment will be divided into three stages:

• Computer Based Test (CBT)

• Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

• Document Verification (DV)

 

Railway RPF SI (Sub Inspector) Computer Based Test (CBT)

Part

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allowed

I

General Awareness

50

50

90 Minutes

II

Arithmetic

35

35

III

General Intelligence & reasoning

35

35

Total

120

120

90 minutes

Important Note:

I. The questions on the papers will be of the multiple-choice type.

II. Each question will be carried one mark.

III. Each incorrect answer will 1/3rd marks deduction.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Qualifying:

To qualify for the CBT, candidates must score 35 percent of overall marks (30 percent for SC and ST candidates).

 

Candidates will have the following language options for the Computer Based Test (CBT), from which they must choose one.

(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.

 

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for Railway RPF SI (Sub Inspector)

Category

Run

Long jump

High jump

SI (Sub Inspector) (Male)

1600 meters in 6 min 30 secs

12 feet

3 feet 9 inch

SI (Sub Inspector) (Female)

800 meters in 4 min

9 feet

3 feet

• Only one chance will be offered for the 1600/800 metres event.

• Candidates will be granted up to two chances each in the Long Jump and High Jump events.

• All candidates who qualify in the 1600 meters/800 metres will be measured for eligibility in terms of height and chest.

 

Physical Measurement Test for Railway RPF SI (Sub Inspector)

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

• Applicants who do not meet the minimum height and chest (expanded/ unexpanded) requirements for the PMT will be disqualified.

• PET/PMT is a qualifying test. There will be no marks given.

 

Document Verification for Railway RPF Constable

• Candidates who pass all stages are invited by the various Railway RPF zones for document verification.

• On the day of document verification, candidates must bring the genuine documents requested by RPF.

• If a candidate fails to submit original documents or if a document is found to be faked, his or her participation will be terminated.

Vacancy Details

The following are the likely positions that will be filled up through this Exam:

 

Male Candidates Vacancy for RPF SI (Sub Inspector)

Group

Zonal Railway

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

Total

A

SR, SWR & SCR

75

21

09

21

126

B

CR, WR, WCR & SECR

59

48

24

13

144

C

ER, ECR, SER & ECoR

149

68

49

21

287

D

NR, NER, NWR & NCR

96

31

36

10

173

E

NFR

21

03

05

01

30

F

RPSF

54

01

01

03

59

Total

454

172

124

69

819

 

Female Candidates Vacancy for RPF SI (Sub Inspector)

Group

Zonal Railway

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

Total

A

SR, SWR & SCR

29

09

05

09

52

B

CR, WR, WCR & SECR

22

18

11

05

56

C

ER, ECR, SER & ECoR

59

26

18

09

112

D

NR, NER, NWR & NCR

39

12

14

04

69

E

NFR

08

01

02

01

12

F

RPSF

--

--

--

--

--

Total

157

66

50

28

301

Syllabus

Syllabus for Railway RPF SI (Sub Inspector) Computer Based Test (CBT)

(A) General Awareness:

• Knowledge of Current affairs

• Indian History

• Art & Culture

• Geography

• Economics

• General Polity

• Indian Constitution

• Sports

• General Science etc.

 

(B) Arithmetic

• Number systems

• Whole Numbers

• Decimal

• Fractions

• 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 and Reasoning:

• 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.

Application Fee

Fee Payable by Candidates for Railway RPF SI (Sub Inspector) Exam:

Fee all candidates: Rs. 500/-

Note: This amount of Rs. 400 will be returned after deducting any applicable bank charges when you appear in the CBT.

EWS/ SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Minorities/ Transgender: Rs. 250/- 

Note: This amount of Rs. 250 will be returned after deducting any applicable bank charges when you appear in the CBT.

 

Payment Method:

a. ONLINE payment of fees using online banking, debit card/credit card, or UPI.

b. OFFLINE fee payment via

(i) SBI Bank Branch for Challan Payment Mode in any SBI branch.

(ii) Post Office Challan Payment Mode in any computerised Post Office branch.

All required service fees must be borne by the candidate.

How to Apply

For further information on how to fill out the online application form, see the instructions below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of your region's RPF or Click on the link provided on our website.

Step 2: Select the "apply now" button given on the website.

Step 3: Enter the required information, such as your father's name, your date of birth, your phone number, email id, category, and so on.

Step 4: Confirm your phone number and your email address with an OTP.

Step 5: A registration ID will be issued after verification.

Step 6: Login again with your Registration ID and password into the website.

Step 7: Fill in the remaining necessary information in the required field.

Step 8: Attach a scanned copy of your photo and your signature in the specified dimensions.

Step 9: Pay the online application fee by any mode or e-challan.

Step 10: Re-check your application and click the submit button.

Step 11: The application will appear on the screen for downloading and take a printout for future reference.

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