RPF Cutoff 2018
Anangsha Patra, 24 Aug 2018

RPF Cutoff 2018 – The cutoff of RPF refers to the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify for next round of selection process. The examination authority, Indian Railways, releases two types of RPF cutoff – qualifying and overall. The qualifying cutoff has been announced along with the notification which is 35% for general and OBC while it is 30% for SC and ST. The overall RPF 2018 cutoff for Computer Based Test (CBT) will be announced in December. This cutoff is determined based on various factors like exam difficulty level, total marks, number of candidates appearing for the exam and number of vacancies.

 

Candidates securing both qualifying and overall RPF cutoff in CBT will be selected for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT). Candidates 10 times the number of vacancies will be selected for PET and PMT. There are total 9739 vacancies for Constable and Sub-Inspector’s posts. Therefore, approximately 97390 candidates will be selected for PET and PMT. The final allotment RPF cutoff will be determined based on candidate’s performance in CBT and PET & PMT. The CBT of RPF 2018 is scheduled to be conducted in September and October. Read below for more details on RPF cutoff including previous years’ RPF cutoff marks.

 

RPF Cutoff 2018 -Important Dates

The cutoff of RPF for Constable and SI posts will be released along with the RPF result 2018. The dates pertaining to the release of RPF cutoff is given below.

Important dates related to RPF cutoff

Events 

Dates 

RPF 2018 Computer Based Test

September and October, 2018

Release of RPF cut off of CBT

December, 2018

 

Factors Affecting RPF Cutoff 2018

The cutoff of RPF will be determined based on the following factors.

  • Number of candidates appearing for the examination

  • Exam difficulty level

  • Number of seats

RPF Cutoff 2018 – Qualifying marks

The qualifying marks of first stage CBT as per category are given below.

Qualifying marks of RPF for first stage CBT

Category 

Qualifying marks 

General and OBC

35%

SC and ST

30%

Types of RPF Cutoff 2018

There are two types of RPF cutoff mentioned below:

Qualifying Cut off – This is the minimum percentage required to qualify the exam.The qualifying cut off has been released by the examination authority.

Overall Cutoff – Based the qualifying marks, total marks and factors such as difficulty level, number of vacancies and number of candidates appeared for the exam, Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force will release the overall cutoff.

 

Calculation of RPF Cutoff 2018

The scores of candidates are calculated based on the number of correct answers after subtracting the number of incorrect answers. The process of calculation of RPF cutoff is explained below.

  • Candidates attempting the answer correct will get 1 mark.

  • There is negative marks for every wrong answer.

  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • Candidates will not get marks for any question left unanswered.

 

Previous years’ RPF Cutoff

The previous years’ RPF cutoff for Constable and SI posts are given below.

RPF Cutoff 2011 for Constable

Category

Male 

Female 

ESM

UR

56.15%

35%

35.1%

OBC

45%

35.18%

35.58%

SC

47.38%

30%

30.38%

ST

40.45%

30.77%

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RPF Cutoff 2011 for Sub-Inspector (SI)

Category

RPF Cutoff 2011

UR

102

OBC

100.5

SC

95.75

ST

94.25 

RPF Cutoff 2011

 

The final cutoff of RPF for SI post is given below:

Category 

RPF SI Cutoff 2011

General

102

OBC

100.5

SC

95.75

ST

94.25

 

RPF Cutoff 2018 – Why it is important?

The cutoff is decided by the examination authority to select deserving candidates for the post of SI and Constable.

  • Candidates who secure RPF cutoff will be shortlisted for the recruitment examination.

  • Merit list of candidates is prepared based on the cutoff marks.

  • Candidates are provided appointment based on their rank in the merit list. 

 

RPF Cutoff 2018 - Important Points

  • The cutoff of RFF for CBT will be calculated out of total 120 marks.

  • Based on RPF cutoff 2018 of CBT, candidates will be called for PET and PMT 10 times the category-wise total number of vacancies.

  • PET/PMT is qualifying in nature and there is no marks.

  • Candidates are called for document verification based on their performance in CBT and PET/PMT.

 

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