Railway Protection Force Constable Exam 2021
Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus
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.
|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|
Railway Protection Force Constable Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021
- Educational Qualification
- Age Limit 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.
Candidate must be a citizen of India.
Candidate appearing for the exam must be SSLC or matric passed from a recognised board.
However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
|Category||Upper Age Limit|
|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|
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
|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|
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|
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|
*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
- Indian Constitution
- India and its neighbouring countries.
- Awards and Recognition
- Number Systems
- Ratio and Proportion
- Whole Number
- Decimal and Fractions
- Time and Distance
- Relationships between numbers
- Use of table and graphs
- Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
- Profit and Loss
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning
- 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
|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|