Railway RPF Exam Pattern & Syllabus | 9739 Vacancies


Railway Protection Force (RPF) 2018: 


Government of India, Ministry of Railways has released the exam dates for Sub-Inspectors & Constable in Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). Before setting a rigid study plan, an aspirant must have been aware of the latest exam pattern based syllabus, important topics and exam dates. 


Computer Based Test (CBT): From 19th December 2018


CBT will be conducted group-wise simultaneously for Constable and SI for all 6 groups one by one in following order


1. Group E: NF Railway
2. Group F: RPSF
3. Group A: S Railway, SW Railway and SC Railway
4. Group B: C Railway, W Railway, WC Railway and SEC Railway
5. Group C: E Railway, EC Railway, SE Railway and ECo Railway

6. Group D: N Railway, NE Railway, NW Railway and NC Railway

Selection Process: The subsequent procedure to get final selection is as follows.
  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Measurement Test (PMT) 
  4. Document Verification (DV)

1. Computer Based Test (CBT)

Subjects No. Of Questions No. Of Marks Duration
General Awareness 50 50 90 min
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120
  • It will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions.
  • Negative Marking: For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
  • 15 languages in the Railway Exam will be as follows:
  • Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati,  Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
  • Note: Exam pattern is same for Constable & Sub-Inspector.
  • Exam Level for Constable post in RPF: 10th/matric level
  • Exam Level for Sub-Inspector post in RPF:  Graduate level

RPF Exam Syllabus

General Awareness (50 marks): 

There will be 50 Questions for 50 Marks in General Awareness Section. This section covers the following chapters predominantly.

  • History
  • Polity
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Static Awareness
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Phyiscs
  • Computer
  • Current Affairs

Arithmetic(35 marks): 

There will be 35 Questions for 35 Marks in Arithmetic Section. Following topics sum up the major syllabus.

  • Number System
  • Percentages 
  • Ratio and proportion, 
  • Averages, 
  • Simple Interest (SI) & Compound Interest (CI), 
  • Profit and loss
  • Mensuration, 
  • Time and distance

General Intelligence & reasoning(35 marks): 

There will be 35 Questions for 35 Marks in General Intelligence & reasoning Section as well. Below mentioned chapters cover the whole nine yards syllabus for the same.

  • Analogy
  • Odd One Out
  • Series
  • Statement & Conclusions
  • Directions
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Matrix
  • Blood Relation (Age calculation)
  • Non-verbal Questions
  • Missing Term

2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. The criterion for PET is as under:
For Constable:

For Sub-Inspector:


3. Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
For both Constable & Sub Inspector:




4. Document Verification
Candidates who do not appear for document verification will not be considered eligible for the final selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.

Note: Shortlisted candidates should produce NOC from the employer on the date of his/her DV failing which their candidature will be cancelled.
Signatures of the candidates on all documents should be identical, either in English or Hindi.

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