RPF Application Form 2018
Anangsha Patra, 07 Jul 2018

RPF Application Form 2018 - The last date to make final submission of RPF application form has been extended to July 10, 2018. Earlier, the last date of final submission was July 7, 2018. Now, candidates have three days in their hand to upload documents and make final submission. The application process of RPF recruitment closed on June 30. Candidates were able to register for the exam till 11:59 pm. Candidates had to fill RPF application form online. The last date to pay the application fees online was July 2, 2018 while it was July 5 for offine payment. The application fee was Rs 500 for general and OBC male candidates while it was Rs 250 for SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen and women which can be paid both online and offline. RPF application form 2018 was released by Ministry of Railways on June 1, 2018.

To fill RPF application form 2018, candidates had to first register for the exam by submitting personal details, category, roll number of class 10, contact details and email ID. After successful registration, applicants had to proceed to fill other details in the application form, choose their preferred railway zones, pay the examination fee and upload photo and document. Candidates had to enter their Aadhaar number while filling RPF application form 2018 but it was optional. Candidates can edit the details entered in RPF 2018 application form by paying Rs 250. According to RPF recruitment eligibility criteria, candidates applying for the post of Constable should be 18 to 25 years and must have passed SSLC/matriculation. Applicants to be eligible for the post of Sub-Inspector should be between 20 to 25 years and have completed their graduation. Candidates can read below more details on RPF application form 2018.

Dates of RPF Application Form 2018



RPF 2018 application form

June 1, 2018 (Available now)

Last date of RPF registration

June 30, 2018 till 11:59 pm

Last date of fee payment (Online) 

July 2, 2018 till 11:59 pm

Last date of fee payment (offline)

July 5, 2018 till 11:59 pm

Last date to upload photo and final submission

July 10, 2018

According to RPF eligibility criteria, candidates applying for the post of Constable should be 18 to 25 years and have passed SSLC/matriculation. Applicants to be eligible for the post of Sub-Inspector should be between 20 to 25 years and have completed their graduation. 

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What details required to fill RPF Application Form 2018? 

Candidates should keep the following details ready to fill RPF 2018 application form. 

Details required to fill application form

  • Email ID

  • Credit/debit card details to pay the fees online

  • Admit card of SSLC/matric or graduation for entering roll number in the application form

  • Marksheet of SSLC/matric or graduation to fill educational qualification

  • Aadhaar card

  • Scanned photograph and signature as per the dimensions

Steps to fill RPF Application Form 2018

The application form of RPF recruitment can be filled in the following steps:

  • Step 1: Registration
  • Step 2: Verification of mobile number and email id
  • Step 3: Fill educational details and preferences of zonal railways
  • Step 4: Payment of examination fee
  • Step 5: Uploading of photograph and documents
  • Step 6: Final submission

How to fill RPF Application Form 2018?

The above-mentioned steps are explained below: 

Step 1: RPF 2018 Registration

  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ link

  • Select the group to apply

  • Read the instructions carefully before registration

  • Enter details like name, date of birth, father’s name, Aadhaar number (optional), category, state, education board, year of passing Class 10/matric, mobile number, email id, roll number of class 10/matric

  • Agree to the terms and condition and click on ‘Continue’ button

  • On successful registration, One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to candidate’s email address and mobile number along with registration details

  • The details of registration will also be sent to candidate’s registered email id and mobile number

The snapshot of the registration page is given below:





Step 2: Verification of mobile number and email id

  • Click on ‘Verify through OTP’ link

  • Enter the OTP received on registered email id

  • On verification of email id and mobile number, registration number will be generated

  • Candidates can proceed with online application by clicking ‘Candidate Login’ link by using the registration number 



Step 3: Fill educational details and preferences of zonal railways (Part II and III)

  • In this part candidates have to provide educational qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, ExSM, Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.

  • Candidates have to enter preferences of railways. They can set their priority or preferences by clicking on ‘Preference’ drop downs.

  • Candidates have to furnish all relevant information on their educational qualification.

  • Choose exam language for appearing in Computer Based test. English is the default language but candidates can choose other language apart from English from the drop down list of languages.

  • Candidates have to fill details like mother tongue, address for communication etc. 

Step 4: Payment of examination fee


On completion of application details candidates will be directed to the Payment page to choose payment mode online or offline.

Candidates should provide the details of the beneficiary account in which they would like to receive the refund like Beneficiary name, Bank name, Account Number and IFSC Code in the online application.

  • It is mandatory for all candidates to fill their bank account details.
  • In case of online payment, candidates will be automatically directed to the next stage of application for uploading documents.
  • Those paying through offline mode i.e Bank challan, the payment confirmation may take about an hour. The time period for payment confirmation may vary from 24 hrs to 48 hrs in case of Post Office payment.
  • On getting the confirmation status, candidate can proceed further with the online application process.


RPF Application Fees


  • Net banking
    credit card

  • debit card

  • SBI Challan

  • Post Office Challan

Fee Structure:



For all candidates for General and OBC
(Rs. 400 will be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT)

Rs. 500

For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class (Rs. 250 will be refunded after deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT)

Rs. 250

Step 5: Uploading of photograph and documents

  • After payment of fees, candidates have to upload their photograph.

  • Candidates have to choose ‘Upload Photo’ tab for uploading photograph.

  • The photograph should be coloured and recent and in between 15 to 40 Kb.

  • The size of the photograph should be 35 mm X 45 mm with name and date printed on it.

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload scanned copy of their SC/ST certificates in JPG/JPEG format.

  • The file size should be between 50kb to 100kb for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass).

At the end of RPF application form candidates have to agree to the declaration and submit RPF application form. Candidates have to download and print RPF application form and preserve it for reference.  


RPF 2018 Application Form – Process of Verification of OTP

  • Click on ‘OTP verification’ link provided below.

  • Enter registered email id

  • Enter OTP received on email address.

  • Enter OTP received on registered mobile number

  • Enter Captcha code

To Verify OTP – Click Here


How to print RPF Application Form 2018?

  • Click on ‘Print Application’ button

  • Enter Registration number

  • Enter Date of Birth

  • Enter Captcha

To print RPF Application Form 2018 – Click Here


RPF Application Form Correction

Candidates can edit the details in application form after final submission. Except registration number, state, RPF zonal group, email ID and mobile number, candidates can make changes in the details entered in RPF application form 2018. The fee for editing is Rs 250. Editing of details in RPF application form 2018 will be permitted twice only. The process of editing the details in application form is explained below.


Steps to edit the details

  • Click on the ‘modify application’ link to be provided on this page

  • Login using registration number and password

  • Pay the modification fee

  • After this login again and proceed with the changes

  • Submit RPF application form 2018

  • Take printouts of the same 

RPF Application Form 2018 – Important Points

  • Candidates should apply to only one Zonal Group.
  • The selection of zonal group once entertained is final and no changes will be entertained thereafter
  • The name entered in RPF application form should be same as Class 10/matric/SSLC certificate
  • The contact number and email id should be entered correctly since all communications related to the recruitment will be sent to the same

What documents to preserve after final submission?

Candidates have to preserve the following documents till the recruitment process is over.

  • Printout of application

  • 12 copies of identical photographs

  • Payment confirmation page  

RPF Application Form 2018 – Rejection of application

The application form of RPF 2018 may be rejected for the following grounds:

  • Invalid photograph

  • Multiple application

  • Incomplete information

  • Furnishing wrong information

  • Candidates not having requisite qualification

RPF Application Form 2018 – FAQs

Ques: How to retrieve password or registration ID?

Ans: The password is sent to the candidate’s email id and mobile number. Candidates can retrieve the password from email id and mobile number. 

Ques: What if I did not get payment confirmation?

Ans: Candidates opting for fee payment through challan will get their payment confirmation within 60 minutes. If any candidates do not get confirmation within an hour have to login again to check the same. 

Ques: How to check application status?

Ans: Candidates have to login with their registration number and password to check RPF 2018 application status. 

Ques: What should I do if there is lot of delay in accessing the page?

Ans: This depends on internet connectivity, large number of applicants registering at the same time. If candidates are not able to get registration page immediately after it is released, retry after a gap of 15 minutes or at night.

Ques: How do I know that my application is registered?

Ans: There are five stages of registration. RPF registration is successful only on completion of all the stages including the fee payment and photo upload. Candidates will receive an email and SMS alert on the completion of successful registration.

Ques: I did not receive the email intimation for registration of RPF application 2018?

Ans: The Registration ID is sent by auto-response confirmation emails. Candidates have to check their bulk or spam folder.

Ques: How do I re-confirm that RPF application form is saved?

Ans: In case of doubt about the successful completion of application, candidates are advised to visit the page for print application. They have to generate the printout of RPF application form and preserve the hard copy.

Ques: What details should I provide while writing for any problem?

  • Registration number

  • Registered email ID

  • Details including the Operating System (like Windows XP, Vista, Linux etc.) and internet Browser & version (like Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 3.0, Firefox 3.5 etc.) used

Ques: Should I make fee payment if there is fee exemption?

Ans: Yes, fee payment is mandatory for all the candidates. Later it will be refunded if the candidate appears for CBT.

Ques: Can I change my RPF zonal group using modify application option?

Ans: No candidates cannot change from one RPF group to another RPF group. The selection of RPF group once entered is final.


What after RPF Application Form 2018

RPF admit card will be issued to candidates whose applications are accepted by the exam conducting authority. 

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