Railway Protection Force Constable Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
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Railway Protection Force (RPF), under the Ministry of Railways, is a special protection force formed to protect the railway passenger & railway property. The RPF Constable Exam is conducted by the Ministry of Railways once in a year according to the vacancy available. It was developed in the year 1957 and comes under the central paramilitary force of India. It will be a proud moment for anyone joining in this force as they will be provided with the responsibility to head guard the Indian Railways in difficult circumstances. There are various posts under RPF such as the SI, constable, constable (ancillary).

The applicants must meet the RPF Eligibility Criteria to be eligible to apply for the application process. The selection is done based on a Computer Based Test, followed by a Physical Measurement and Efficiency Test and Document Verification.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Under Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam Recruiting eligible male and female candidates as constable for RPF and RSPF.
Conducting Body Ministry of Railways
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Railway Protection Force Constable Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. Candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Candidate appearing for the exam must be SSLC or matric passed from a recognised board.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the Railway Protection Force Constable Exam should be minimum of 18 years and maximum of 25 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 30 years
    OBC 28 years
    Ex-servicemen (UR) 28 years
    Ex-servicemen (OBC-Non-creamy Layer) 31 years
    Ex-servicemen (SC/ST) 33 years
    Candidates who had originally been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989 + Unreserved 30 years
    Candidates who had originally been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989 + OBC 33 years
    Candidates who had originally been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989 + SC/ST 35 years
    Widowed, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husband and not remarried + Unreserved 27 years
    Widowed, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husband and not remarried + OBC 30 years
    Widowed, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husband and not remarried + SC/ST 32 years
    Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen (UR) 30 years
    Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen (OBC) 33 years
    Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen (SC/ST) 35 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no limit on the number of attempts until the candidate fulfils all the required eligibility criteria.

Railway Protection Force Constable Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Last day for fee payment To be notified
Date of CBT Exam To be notified
Result date of CBT To be notified
Date of PET/PMT To be notified
RPF Constable Final Result To be notified

Railway Protection Force Constable Exam Pattern 2021

Important points regarding the pattern of the exam:

  • The exam is conducted in two stages – Computer Based Examination, PET & PMT.
  • The CBT question paper is available in Hindi and English and also in different regional languages Urdu, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Manipuri, Telegu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Konkani, Marathi, Odia, Gujarati.
  • No mark is deducted for non-answered questions.
  • Candidates that qualify for CBT are eligible for PET and PMT, where the candidate’s physical ability is tested.
  • Recruited candidates are called for document verification after that.
  • The final stage is medical check-up; only candidates who qualify the first three stages are eligible for it.

Pattern for Phase-I: Computer Based Test (CBT)

The paper is divided into three sections. A composite time of 90 minutes is given for CBT Exam.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 General Awareness

Questions in this section are set to assess the candidate’s general awareness on topics like science, sports, humanities, polity, current events, inventions etc.

Merit Ranking Nature 50 Objective (Multiple Choice) 1/3 50
2 Arithmetic

This section of the paper is designed to test the candidate’s numerical ability.

Merit Ranking Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 1/3 35
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning

Questions in this segment of the paper are testing the candidate’s mental ability and general intelligence.

Merit Ranking Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 1/3 35
Total Marks* 120

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Phase II: Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Measurement Test

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.

Railway Protection Force Constable Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Phase-I: Computer Based Test (CBT)

1 General Awareness

  • Science – Inventions Discoveries
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indian Constitution
  • India and its neighbouring countries.
  • Awards and Recognition

2 Arithmetic

  • Number Systems
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Time and Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Relationships between numbers
  • Use of table and graphs
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Discount
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Interest

3 General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Syllogistic Reasoning
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Spatial Visualisation
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Non – Verbal Series
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Decision Making
  • Verbal and Figure Classification
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Visual Memory
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Discriminating Observations

Syllabus for Phase II: Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Measurement Test

PET and PMT exams are just qualifying in nature. The events of this assessment are given below:

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

Points Related to the Phase II: Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Measurement Test

  • 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.
  • Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET, However, they will have to undergo PMT.
  • A Candidate must qualify in all Tests as per above norm to be eligible for consideration.
  • 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.
  • Male candidates who do not have minimum height shall not be considered for measurement of chest and shall be treated as disqualified.

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