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RPF Constable Eligibility 2024, Age Limit and Educational Qualification

Ministry of Railway (Railway Board) is one of the prestigious organizations offering a higher number of employment opportunities to candidates with minimum eligibility criteria across the country. As the notification has knocked on the door with 4208 vacancies for the post of Constable in RPF/RPSF, candidates must be looking for detailed knowledge of RPF Constable Eligibility 2024.

RPF Constable Eligibility 2024

The RPF Constable Eligibility Criteria 2024 include educational qualifications, age limit, nationality, physical standard, medical fitness, experience if required, and number of attempts as well. For the convenience of candidates, we have covered the RPF Constable Eligibility 2024 here. Understand the required eligibility to apply for the concerned recruitment process.

RPF Constable Eligibility 2024 
Nationality The candidate must be a citizen of India.
Educational Qualification Candidate should have completed their 10th grade from a recognized institution.
Age Limit
  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: 28 years
Age Relaxation Varies according to category
Number of Attempts Until the candidates have crossed their maximum eligible age limit as per the notification
Experience Previous experience is not required.

RPF Constable Nationality

The nationality of the candidates is important for RPF Constable Recruitment 2024. To be eligible to apply for the post of Constable in RPF/RPSF, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

Constable Nationality – Indian Citizen

RPF Constable Educational Qualification

The candidates interested in the RPF Constable Recruitment 2024, need to fulfill the minimum educational qualification as mentioned in the notification PDF. The required Educational qualification is as follows:

Constable Educational Qualification – Candidate must have passed class 10th or equivalent from a recognized board/institution by the Government of India. The candidates waiting for their final result of final examination should not apply.

RPF Constable Age Limit

The minimum age criteria required is 18 years and the maximum age specified is 28 Years as of (1st July 2024). Candidates must check the details below:

Prescribed age in the normal course: 
  • Minimum Age Limit: 18 Years
  • Maximum Age Limit: 25 Years
Age applicable to this CEN: 
  • Minimum Age Limit: 18 Years
  • Maximum Age Limit: 28 Years
  • Age Relaxation is Applicable as per the Rules.

Note: The candidates who have exceeded their age limit and missed the opportunity to apply to RPF Recruitment 2024 due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been granted a one-time age relaxation of 3 years beyond the prescribed upper age limit for the post of Constable. 

RPF Constable Age Relaxation

The relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to the candidates of various categories as per the rules of the government. The category-wise age relaxation for the RPF Constable Recruitment is provided in the table below.

Category Age Relaxation Beyond Upper Age Limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Candidates domiciled in Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh (1980-1989) 5 years (UR/EWS), 8 years (OBC), 10 years (SC/ST)
Central Govt. employees with 3 years of service 5 years (UR/EWS), 8 years (OBC), 10 years (SC/ST)
Widows, divorced women, and women judicially separated (not remarried) 2 years (UR/EWS), 5 years (OBC), 7 years (SC/ST)

Date of Birth

The candidates interested in the post of RPF Constable must fall on the following dates including the dates mentioned here.

Age Group (in years) Upper limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than) Lower limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)
UR & EWS OBC (NCL) SC & ST All candidates
18 – 28 02.07.1996 02.07.1993 02.07.1991 01.07.2006

RPF Constable Physical Measurement Test

The candidate qualifying for the computer-based exam needs to qualify for the next stage which is the physical measurement test. The Physical Measurement of height and chest is mentioned below in the table:

Category Height (in CMs) Chest (in CMs) (Only for Male)
Male Female Unexpanded Expanded
UR/EWS/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 Physical Efficiency Test

The candidates have to qualify for the RPF Physical Efficiency Test after qualifying the two stages of the RPF constable for final selection in the exam. The details regarding the Physical Efficiency Test are tabulated below.

Category 1600 meters run 800 meters run Long Jump High Jump
 Male 5 min 45 secs 14 ft 4 ft
Female 3 min 40 secs 09 ft 3 ft

RPF Constable Format of Documents

The candidates who meet the required standards in the Physical Measurement Test and the Physical Efficiency Test will be called for the Document Verification stage of the selection process. In order to be eligible for further consideration, the candidates must present the necessary documents in the prescribed format.

The documents also vary according to the category the candidates have selected while applying for the RPF Constable Recruitment 2024. The official notification provides the list of documents that the candidates need to bring in original as well as in photocopy (self-attested) at the time of verification.  For the ease of the candidates, we have provided the list here as well.

  • 10th /Matriculation Certificate as proof of age
  • 10th /Matriculation Certificate as proof of educational qualification
  • Caste Certificate (for SC, ST & OBC-NCL candidates) in the format prescribed for employment under the Central Government
  • Discharge Certificate for Ex-Servicemen
  • Two copies of self-attested color photograph
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the present employer in case of serving Government Employees
  • Domicile certificate wherever applicable
  • Certificate belonging to the Economically Weaker Section in the format prescribed for employment under the Central Government



Why it is necessary to understand RPF Constable Eligibility 2024?

The candidate fail to match the RPF Constable Eligibility 2024 as per the notification, won't be eligible for the recruitment process.

What is the age criteria required for the RPF Constable Recruitment 2024?

The minimum age required is 18 years and the maximum age required is 28 years. Check the age relaxation details mentioned below.

What is the educational qualification required for RPF Constable Recruitment 2024?

The candidate must be 10th passed from the recognized university as on 14th May 2024.

What are the parameters of the Physical Efficiency Test in the RPF Constable Recruitment 2024?

To qualify the PET stage of the RPF Constable Recruitment 2024, the candidates will have to perform running, long jump and high jump the citeria for which are as follows: Male candidates - 1600 meters run in 5 min 45 sec, 14 ft long jump and 4 ft high jump Female candidates - 800 meters run in 3 min 40 sec, 9 ft long jump and 3 ft high jump.

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