RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020 – Indian Railways will prescribe the eligibility criteria of RPF 2020 recruitment along with the notification. RPF 2020 eligibility criteria include age limit, minimum qualification, nationality, physical measurement required to apply for Constable and Sub-Inspector posts available under Railway Protection Force (RPF). As per RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020, candidates' age must be between 20 and 25 years for Sub-inspector post while the age limit for constable post is 18 to 25 years. Candidates applying for RPF Sub Inspector post must have completed graduation while for RPF Constable, applicants should have passed class 10. Before filling the form, candidates must fulfill the RPF 2020 eligibility norms prescribed by the conducting body.
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RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Highlights

Candidates applying for the post of Constable and Sub-Inspector in RPF and RPSF should fulfill the following eligibility criteria of RPF 2020

  • Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India
  • Age Limit: For the post of Constable and Sub-Inspector, the age limit is as follows:

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020- Age Limit


Age limit (in years)

Constable (Executive)




Sub-Inspector (Executive)2025

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020- Date of birth


Upper Age limit- Date of Birth ( Not earlier than)

Lower limit of Date of Birth ( Not later than)


OBC-Non Creamy Layer


For all categories
Constable02.07.199402.07.199102.07.198901. 07. 2001
Sub Inspector02.07.199402.07.199102.07.198901. 07. 1999

Note: Age of candidates will be calculated as on July 1, 2020. Candidates must provide the date of birth mentioned in class 10 certificate.

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020 – Relaxation in age

Candidates belonging to reserved categories will be able to avail relaxation in the upper age limit. The category-wise age relaxation has been provided in the table below.


Upper age relaxation


5 years


3 years

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (Unreserved)

UR - 5 years
OBC - 8 years
SC/ ST - 10 years

Only for the post of Sub Inspector: Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen, who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & years continuous service on the date of reckoning

UR - 5 years
OBC - 8 years
SC/ST - 10

Widows, divorced women, and women judicially separated from husband but not remarried.

UR - 2 years
OBC - 5 years

SC/ST - 7 years

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020- Educational Qualification

The educational qualification required for Constable’s post is Class 10 while it is graduation for Sub-Inspector post. Candidates yet to receive their final result of Class 10/ graduation are not eligible to apply for the exams according to RPF 2019 eligibility criteria.

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020- Physical Measurement

Candidates must fulfill the following category-wise physical standards.


Height (in cm)

Chest (for Male) (in cms)















For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt.





RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020- Reservation

  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories must submit requisite documents during document verification to avail reservation.
  • Candidates will be considered against unreserved vacancies subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria irrespective of the category they belong to.
  • Against the vacancies for specific reserved communities (SC, ST, OBC-NCL) candidates belonging to other categories will not be considered.
  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories who fulfil required educational qualification can apply for unreserved vacancies as well. In such cases, candidates will have to compete with the unreserved category (general) candidates during the course of the selection process.
  • Reserved category candidates applying under unreserved categories will not be able to utilize relaxation applicable for reserved category candidates.

RPF exam is conducted by the Ministry of Railways to recruit candidates for the post of Constable and Sub-Inspector. The recruitment process is completed in three stages – Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification. RPF application form 2020 will be released in the first week of June in the online mode. The application form will be available till the last week of June. Candidates will be able to pay the fee using both online offline mode. Candidates successfully registering for the exam will be issued RPF admit card ten days prior to the commencement of each stage of the exam.

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