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RPF Syllabus 2018 | Overview

Organization  Indian Railways
Exam Name RPF/ RPSF Exam 2018
Exam Mode Online
Name of the Post Railway Protection Force Constables & SI
No of Vacancies 9739
Apply Mode Online
Exam Date September /October 2018
Indian Railways has announced 9739 vacancies for the post of RPF constable/ RSPF Sub Inspector ( SI). This year, 50 % of the vacancies have been reserved for the female candidates. Aspirants can opt for any one language from Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujurati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese and Manipuri to attend the test. Candidate must obtain at least 35% Marks (30% in the case of SC and ST candidates) in the Phase I Examination for being considered for Phase II.

RPF Syllabus | Selection Process

The RPF selection will be based on 3 stages, check out selection process for SI & Constable posts.

  1. Computer Based Test – Phase I
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test – Phase – II
  3. Document Verification Phase III

RPF Syllabus | Phase I Exam Pattern (CBT)

Phase I Computer Based Test RPF Exam Pattern are given below. 1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. CBT shall be held at different centers across the country simultaneously for all the Groups. The standard of the examination will be 10th/Matric level.


Test No of Questions Marks Time
General Awareness 50 50 90 Minutes
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

RPF Syllabus | Phase II (PET, PMT)

Phase II includes Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Measurement Test. Based on the merit in Phase I, candidates will be called for Phase II. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. PET & PMT Exam Pattern are given below.

Check out RPF Constables criteria for PET

Category 1600 meters Run 800 meters Run Long Jump High Jump
Constable (Male) 5 min 45 sec 14 Feet 4 Feet
Constable (Female) 3 min 40 sec 9 Feet 3 Feet
Check out RPF Sub-Inspectors criteria for PET
Category 1600 meters Run 800 meters Run Long Jump High Jump
SI (Male) 6 min 30 sec 12 Feet 3 Feet 9 inch
SI (Female) 4 min 9 Feet 3 Feet

RPF Syllabus 2018 | Phase III (DV)

  1. Based on your performance in CBT and subject to your qualifying in PET & PMT, you will be called for Document Verification (DV).
  2. In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by the age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.
  3. The aspirants must produce all original documents in support of their educational qualification, age, SC/ST/OBC status, where applicable domicile and any other extracurricular activities including NCC at the time of Viva-Voce and documents verification.
  4. Your appointment is subject to your passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and successful completion of initial training.

The format of Certificates for Document Verification

The following documents in original, as well as their self-attested photocopies, will be required for verification in respect of candidates who qualify in PET/PMT.a. 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of age.

b. 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of educational qualification.

c. Caste certificate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in the format prescribed for employment under Central Government.

d. Discharge certificate for Ex-Serviceman.

e. Two copies of self-attested color photograph

f. No Objection Certificate(NOC) from the present employer in case of serving Govt. employees.

g. Domicile certificate wherever applicable.

CBT RPF Syllabus for Constables & Sub-Inspectors

RPF Syllabus – General Awareness

General Awareness Environment
Current Affairs
Indian History
Art & Culture
Geography
Economics
General Polity
Indian Constitution
Sports
General Science

RPF Syllabus – Arithmetic

Arithmetic Number systems
Whole numbers
Decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations
Percentages
Ratio and proportion
Averages
Interest
Profit and loss
Discount
Use of table and graphs
Mensuration
Time and distance
Ratio and proportion

RPF Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies
Similarities and Differences
Spatial Visualization
Spatial Orientation
Problem Solving Analysis
Judgment
Decision Making
Visual Memory
Discriminating Observation
Relationship Concepts
Arithmetical Reasoning
Verbal and Figure Classification
Arithmetic Number Series
Non-verbal Series
Coding and Decoding
Statement Conclusion
Syllogistic Reasoning

RPF Syllabus 2018 | Important Dates

Events Important Dates
Starting Date for Online Applications 1st June 2018
Last Date to Apply 30th June 2018
Last Date for Payment 2nd July 2018
Tentative Exam Date September /October 2018

We hope that this detailed article on RPF Syllabus helps you in your preparation. Mastering these important topics of RPF Syllabus will ensure you score high in the RPF/ RPSF Exam 2018. Go through RPF Constable/ SI question papers from previous years to have an idea about the level of the exam. If you have any query regarding RPF Syllabus or the exam in general, drop a comment below and we will get back to you.