RPF Recruitment 2018 Notification, Online Application Form, Age-Limit, Vacancy, Exam Date new




RPF Recruitment 2018 Notification, Online Application Form, Age-Limit, Vacancy, Exam Date

| Registration, Application Form, Dates, Syllabus

ONLINE applications are invited from eligible Male and Female candidates for the recruitment of Constable in Level 3 of 7 th CPC Pay matrix for the vacancies in Railway Protection Force (RPF) of various Zones of Indian Railways and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). Applications complete in all respect should be submitted ONLINE ONLY before 23.59 hrs of 30/06/2018.


RPF & RPSF Recruitment 2018 Details:

Here, we are providing official schedule of RPF & RPSF Recruitment 2018

Examination Name RPF & RPSF
Exam Mode Online
Name of Posts Constable in Level 3 of 7th
Total Number of Vacancies 9,739
Apply Mode Online
Official Website indianrailways.gov.in
Tentative Date for Computer Based Test (CBT) In September and October 2018

* RPF :- Railway Protection Force

* RPSF :-Railway Protection Special Force



RPF & RPSF 2018 Important Dates:

  • 10:00 AM
    June, 2018
    Opening Date for Submission of On-Line Application Form and Fee.
  • 11:59 PM
    June, 2018
    Last Date of Submission of On-Line Application Form
  • 11:59 PM
    July, 2018
    Last Date for On-Line Fee Payment
  • 11:59 PM
    July, 2018
    Last Date for Off-Line Fee Payment



Eligibility Criteria

  1. A candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
  3. Educational Qualification and age:
    Category Educational Qualification Age
    Min Max
    Constable ( Executive) SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board. 18 25

    Note: Matriculation certificate from a recognized Board for Constable (Executive) shall only be valid. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational qualification SHOULD NOT apply.

  4. Physical Measurement:
    Category Height (in CMs) Chest ( in CMs) ( Only for Male)
    Male Female Unexpanded Expanded
    UR/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
  5. Date of birth mentioned in 10th/Matriculation or equivalent certificate alone shall be acceptable. The lower and upper age limit indicated in the Employment Notice will be reckoned as on 1st July 2018.

    The relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age for the following categories/ communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates:

    Srl No Category Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
    1 SC/ST Candidates 5 years
    2 OBC – Non Creamy Layer candidates 3 years
    3. Ex-servicemen candidates who have put in not less than 6 months continuous service after attestation. To the extent of service rendered in Armed Forces plus UR – 3 years, OBC-Non-creamy Layer – 6 years . SC/ST – 8 years
    4. Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( Un) UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
    5. Central Govt. employees (Un) other than ex-servicemen who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & continuous service on date of reckoning. UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
    6. Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but remarried UR – 2 years OBC- Non-creamy layer – 5 years. SC/ST – 7 years
  6. Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below:

    (Both dates inclusive)

    Srl No Age Group Upper limit of Date of Birth ( Not earlier than) Lower limit of Date of Birth ( Not later than)
    UR OBC-Non Creamy Layer SC/ST For all category/category
    1. 18 to 25 02.07.93 02.07.90 02.07.88 01.07.2000

    Note: If a candidate is eligible for relaxation of age on more than one ground, he/she would be accorded the highest of the age relaxations (not cumulative) for which he/she is eligible.

    No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-Non-creamy Layer (NCL) candidates applying against un vacancies.

Examination Fee

Candidates applying for the post notified in this Employment Notice have to pay the prescribed fee as per their category detailed below:

S.No. Candidates Categories Fee
1 For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at Sl No. 2
* Rs. 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
Rs. 500/-
2 For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class.
* This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
Rs. 250/-

Note: In the event of cancellation of notified vacancies, the examination fee will not be refunded.




Only single online application has to be submitted by the candidate to the Employment Notice for the notified post through the link    provided on the official website

The entire recruitment process shall involve a Computer Based Test (CBT),Physical Efficiency Test (PET)


Candidates will be required to answer all questions and shall be awarded 01(one) mark for each correct answer. Negative marks shall be awarded for every wrong answer. 1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. The details are given below:-
Paper Subject No of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
1 General Awareness 50 90 min
2 Arithmetic 35
3 General Intelligence & reasoning 35



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. However, this limit may be increased/decreased as required ensuring availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. The criteria for PET is as under: The details 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



RPF & RPSF Syllabus 2018

General Awareness


General Intelligence & reasoning

general awareness of the environment around him Questions on Number systems Questions on analogies
knowledge of current events whole numbers similarities and differences
Indian History, Art & Culture decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers spatial visualization
Geography fundamental arithmetical operations spatial orientation
Economics percentages, ratio and proportion, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making,
General Polity , averages, interest,profit and loss visual memory, discriminating observation
General Polity discount, use of table and graphs relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning
Indian Constitution mensuration verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series,
Sports time and distance non-verbal series, coding and decoding
General Science etc ratio and proportion etc. statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc