RPF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA1. Educational Qualification
Educational qualification varies for the various posts in the RPF as given below:
For Executive Branch:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from a recognized University is the requisite qualification.
For Fire Service Branch:The candidate must have passed Intermediate/Higher Secondary (10 + 2) with Science and Sub. Officers Course or its equivalent Diploma in Science or Fire Fighting
For Constables:Should be in age group of between 18 - 25 years and qualification is High School.
The aspirant should be between 20 and 25 years for Sub-Inspectors.
For the post of constable the candidate should be 18 to 25 years for Constables.Relaxation of upper age limit is as per rules.
3. Physical Requirements for RPF Sub Inspectors / Constables
Height Minimum: 165 cms (160 cms for SC/150cms for ST/165 for Ex-S)
Height Minimum for Females: 157 cms for General/SC/ST/OBC
Chest Minimum: 80 cms (76.2 cms for SC/ST) with expansion of 5 Cms
Weight Minimum: 50 kg for SC and 48 kg for ST.
Note: Height of Gorkhas, Garhwalis, Kumaonese, etc., shall not be less than 160 cms (155 cms for females).
RPF Recruitment Exam SyllabusThe syllabus of the written test conducted for the candidates to appear in the RPF Exam of Indian Railway conducted by the Central Selection Board is as follows
a.General Knowledge Syllabus:The Candidates will face 100 marks objective type questions with in 01 hour time cover following syllabus
Objective type Questions on past/current affairs, History, Geography, Hindi, Mathematics and Science.
b.General English Syllabus:The aspirants gets Questions will be set on Grammar, Précis Writing, Correction of Sentences, Annotation of selected Paragraphs/Poems, etc. total of 50 marks with in 01 hour 1 Hr.
c.Essay Writing Syllabus: Essay can be written either in English or in Hindi in 300 words. 50 marks in 1 Hr.
Railway Protection Force Recruitment Exam Pattern
1. Sub-Inspectors in Executive Branch and Fire Service Branch
For Sub-Inspectors in Executive Branch and Fire Service Branch, the exam pattern comprises of three stages of selection process:
Stage I - Physical Fitness
Stage II - Preliminary Efficiency Test
Stage III - Written Test
Applicants who fulfill the prescribed standards of height and chest are eligible to appear in the Preliminary test. Those who qualify the Preliminary Efficiency test will have to appear in the written test.
The Preliminary Efficiency Test (PET) and Written Tests will be held at the Examination Centres of the Zonal Railways.
2. For Constables
Stage I - Physical Efficiency Test
Stage II - Written Test
Stage III - Viva voce/Interview
Those candidates who qualify the Physical Efficiency Test have to undertake the written test comprising of General Knowledge and Current Affairs, IQ and Essay. Candidates who qualify will be called for Viva voce or interview.
After going through the selection process the successful candidates are subject to medical examination. They must possess normal vision without glasses. Candidates having flat feet knock knee, squint eye or any other bodily defect shall not be eligible for appointment.
RPF Exam Test CentresMost of the major cities of the Countries are made the test centers of this exam. For further and detailed information one can see the advertisement in the Employment News
Where and how to Apply for RPF Recruitment Exam
Candidates can apply for the Technical Cadre Examination of Railway recruitment Boards in India, through the application forms published in the daily Newspapers or Employment News by the respective RRBs.