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RPF SI Eligibility 2024, Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Physical Standards

Candidates applying for the RPF SI 2024 exam must fulfill the requirements. So here we will suggest to check the complete eligibility criteria before applying for this recruitment for Sub-Inspector vacancies in the Railway Protection Force (RPF). Check the detailed eligibility criteria including nationality, age limit, educational qualification and physical standards in this article below.

RPF SI Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria for RPF SI Recruitment 2024 include nationality, age limit, educational qualification, and physical standards. Check the details for each criterion in the following sections.

RPF SI Nationality

The candidates applying for this post must be Indian Citizens. Candidates from other countries cannot are not eligible as is the case for some Govt. Jobs.

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RPF SI Educational Qualification

It is one of the most important aspects of the eligibility criteria that the candidates need to ensure before applying for the RPF SI Recruitment 2024. Candidates require a Bachelor’s degree in any field to apply for this post. Appearing or final-year candidates are not eligible.

  • The minimum qualification required is a Graduate degree from a recognized university.
  • Those awaiting the results of their final examination should NOT apply.
  • The educational qualification required should be obtained on or before 14 May 2024.

RPF SI Age Limit

Apart from the educational qualification, the candidates must also check whether their age falls in the range of upper and lower age limit as determined by the Ministry of Railways in order to be eligible for the Sub Inspector post. RPF SI 2024 Notification has specified the age limit on 01 July 2024 as 20 to 28 years. Certain eligible candidates can also avail of age relaxation in the upper age limit.

RPF SI Age Limit (as on 01 July 2024)
Minimum Age 20 years
Maximum Age 28 years

RPF SI Age Relaxation

Among the candidates applying for the RPF SI Recruitment 2024, those belonging to certain categories are provided the advantage of relaxation in the upper age limit. This relaxation is provided according to the latest norms followed by the Ministry of Railways. For the reference of the candidates, we have provided the details (as mentioned in the official notification) regarding the age relaxation in the table below.

Category Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
  • UR/EWS – 3 Years
  • OBC – NCL – 6 Years
  • SC/ST – 8 Years
Female candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husbands but not remarried
  • UR/EWS – 2 Year
  • OBC – NCL – 5 Years
  • SC/ST – 7 Years
Central Government employees other than ExServicemen, who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service on the date of reckoning
  • UR/EWS – 5 Years
  • OBC – NCL – 8 Years
  • SC/ST – 10 Years

RPF SI Medical Standard

As mentioned in the official notification, the candidates should fulfill the medical standard of B-1 to qualify for this post.

RPF SI Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

The Physical Measurement Test (PMT) will be conducted to check the health, preparedness, and suitability of the candidates for the post of Sub-Inspectors. The Physical Standards required for this post include height (for all) and chest size (for males only).

Relaxation in the Physical Standards is provided to certain categories of candidates including Females, EWS, OBC, SC, and ST. The other groups like Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and Others specified by the Govt are given relatively more relaxation in Physical Standards due to their adeptness in certain regions of India.

Physical Standards for RPF SI Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
Category UR, EWS, OBC SC, ST Others*
Height (CM) Male 165 160 163
Female 157 152 155
Chest (CM); Only for Males Unexpanded 80 76.2 80
Expanded 85 81.2 85

* Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese & Others specified by the Govt.

RPF SI Physical Efficiency Test

The candidates who qualify for the CBT level of the selection process will be called for further evaluation in the Physical Efficiency Test (PET). This test along with the PMT will determine whether the candidates are fit to be assigned the post of Sub Inspector in the Railway Protection Force as it is a highly demanding job. The table below will provide the candidates with a clear understanding of the format of this stage,

Category 1600 meters run 800 meters run Long Jump High Jump
Male 6 min 30 sec 12 ft 3 ft 9 inch
Female 4 min 09 ft 3 ft



When can I apply for RPF SI Recruitment 2024?

You can apply for RPF SI 2024 exam from 15th April 2024 to 14th May 2024 on the official portal of board.

Can I apply for RPF if I am waiting for Final Year results?

No, as per the notification, you must have completed your graduation before the last date of application form i.e. 14 May 2024.

What are the physical standards required for RPF SI PST?

Detailed physical standards for each category including height and chest size are given in this post above.

What is the height required for RPF SI 2024?

The male candidates should be 165 cm or above, while female candidates should be 157 cm or above. Relaxation in this criterion is provided to certain categories. Check the table above for category-wise height standards.