RPF Recruitment 2018
Anangsha Patra, 16 Nov 2018

RPF Recruitment 2018 – Ministry of Railways had released notification for recruitment of various RPF posts on May 2018. RPF recruitment 2018 for 9739 vacancies under Constables and Sub-Inspectors in Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) has been announced, of which 8619 are for Constable while 1120 are for Sub-Inspector posts. The conducting body has released the roll numbers of eligible candidates from November 15. RPF recruitment 2018 Computer Based Test will be conducted from December 19. RPF recruitment 2018 exam will be conducted in three stages – Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT), and Document Verification (DV). Both male and female candidates can appear for RPF recruitment 2018. According to RPF recruitment eligibility criteria, candidates applying for Constable post must be between 18 and 25 years and have passed SSLC/matriculation while for Sub-Inspector post, candidates’ age should be 20 to 25 years and must be graduates. As many as 73 lakh candidates are likely to appear for the computer based examination. 

 

RPF Recruitment 2018 – Overview

Name of the exam

RPF recruitment

Conducting authority

Ministry of Railways

Posts

Constable and Sub-Inspector

Organisation

Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RSPF) in Indian Railway

Total

9739 (8619 Constable and 1120 Sub-Inspector)

Pay Scale

Constable: Initial pay is Rs 21,700 plus other allowances

Sub-Inspector: Initial pay of Rs 35400 and allowances

Level

Constable: Level 3

Sub-Inspector: Level 6

Age limit

Constable: 18 to 25 years

Sub-Inspector: 20 to 25

Stages of exam

CBT, PET, PMT and DV

RPF Recruitment 2018 – Vacancy Details

The zone-wise, post-wise and category-wise vacancy distribution for the posts of Constable and Sub-Inspector in RPF & RPSF is given in the table below.

Vacancy distribution for Constable Posts

Zone

Male

Female

SR, SWR, SCR

804

927

CR, WR, WCR, SECR

440

712

ER, ECR, SER, ECoR

1287

1391

NR, NER, NWR, NCR

1046

1006

NFR

160

180

RPSF

666

0

Total

3619

5000

Vacancy distribution for Sub-Inspectors Posts

Zone

Male

Female

SR, SWR, SCR

126

52

CR, WR, WCR, SECR

144

56

ER, ECR, SER, ECoR

287

112

NR, NER, NWR, NCR

173

69

NFR

30

12

RPSF

59

0

Total

819

301

Note: 10% vacancies are reserved for Ex-Servicemen for both male and female candidates as per government of India direction.

 

RPF 2018 Exam Dates

The dates related to application form, admit card, exam and result are given below. Candidates should keep these dates handy as it will help them to track events related to the exam.

Exam Dates of RPF 2018                                                                       

            

Events

            

RPF SI Dates

            

RPF Constable Dates   

            

Release of notification

            

May 19, 2018        

            

May 19, 2018        

            

Application begins on        

            

June 1, 2018

            

June 1, 2018        

            

Last date to apply        

            

June 30, 2018        

            

June 30, 2018   

            

Last date of fee payment (online)        

            

July 2, 2018

            

July 2, 2018

            

Last date of fee payment (offline)        

            

July 5, 2018

            

July 5, 2018 

            

Editing of application form

            

June 1 to 30, 2018

            

June 1 to 30, 2018

            

Dates to check roll number

        
            

November 16, 2018

        
            

November 16, 2018

        

Issue of admit card for  Phase 1 

            

December 9, 2018 onwards

            

December 9, 2018 onwards        

            

Computer Based Test Phase 1

            

December 19, 2018        

            

December 19, 2018        

            

Admit card for Phase 2

            

December 27, 2018 onwards        

            

-

        
            

Phase 2 CBT        

            

January 5 - 6, 2019 

            

-

        
            

Phase 3 hall ticket

            

December 30, 2018

            

-

        
            

Phase 3 online test

            

January 9 - 19, 2019

            

-

        
            

Declaration of CBT Result 

            

February 2018

            

February 2018



RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018

The examination authority, Indian Railway, has prescribed the eligibility criteria of RPF recruitment 2018 detailing the parameters like age, nationality and educational qualification. Candidates to be eligible for the recruitment process of RPF have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria prescribed by the exam conducting authority, RRBs.

RPF 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Candidates must be Indian citizens.

Age limit: The post-wise age limit for Constable and Sub-Inspector posts is given below:

Posts

Age limit

Max

Min

Sub-Inspector (Exe)

20

25

Sub-Inspector (Band)

20

25

Constable (Exe)/Ancillary

18

25

Constable (Band)

18

25

Driver Grade-III

20

25

Note: Relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to unreserved category candidates

Educational Qualification: Candidates applying for the post of constable must have passed SSLC/matric or equivalent qualification. Those applying for Sub-Inspectors posts must be graduate. Candidates awaiting their final exam results of SSLC/matric or graduation are not eligible to apply. Post-wise educational qualification is given below:

Educational Qualification for Constable and Sub-Inspector posts

Posts

Educational Qualification

Sub Inspector(Exe)

Should be graduate

Sub Inspector (band)

Must have done potential band master course or any equivalent degree

Constable (Exe)/Ancillary

Matriculation or equivalent examination

Constable (Band)

SSLC/Matric having 2 years experience in specified musical instrument

Driver Grade-III

Must have passed Class 10 and have heavy vehicle license which is at least six months old

Physical Measurement

The height of male candidates applying under General and OBC category should be 165 cm while it is 157 for female candidates. The physical measurement is given below:

Category of the Candidate

Height

Chest (For male candidates only)

Male

Female

Unexpanded

Expended

Unreserved/OBC

165

157

80

85

SC/ST

160

152

76.2

 

For

Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other

categories specified by Govt.

163

155

80

 

RPF Application Form 2018

The application form of RPF recruitment 2018 has been released on June 1. Candidates can fill RPF 2018 application form till June 30. Only online applications will be accepted for the recruitment process. Fee for the recruitment exam is Rs. 500 for general and OBC male candidates and can be paid both online and offline. SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen, female, minorities, economically backward class candidates have to pay Rs. 250 at the time of application which will be refunded after deducting the bank charges on appearing in CBT. Candidates who wish to make changes in the application form after final submission can edit the details on payment of Rs 250. Except state, email ID and mobile number, candidates can edit other details in RPF/RPSF application form. Changes will be permitted only for twice. The steps to fill RPF 2018 application form are explained below:

Application Fee

Category

Fee

General and OBC

Rs 500 (Rs 400 will be refunded duly deducting bank charges)

SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen, female, minorities, economically backward class

Rs 250 (Fee will be refunded after deducting bank charges)

How to fill RPF application form 2018?

  • Register by submitting details like name, date of birth, father’s name, Aadhaar number, category, roll number of Class 10 or graduation, year of passing, contact details etc.

  • Registration number and password will be generated

  • Fill other details in the application form like educational qualification, gender, religion, ESM, Minority, Age relaxation, eligibility category etc.

  • Pay the requisite application fees online or offline

  • Choose group and zones/RPSF, exam centres and language for CBT

  • Upload scanned photograph and signature

  • Submit the application form. 

 

RPF Admit Card 2018 

The admit card of RPF recruitment 2018 will be issued to candidates 10 days before the exam – CBT/PET/PMT/Document verification. Therefore, admit card for Computer Based Test will be issued from December 9. However, RPF has released the login window to check the roll number, test centre, exam date, timing on November 16, 2018. To check the details mentioned above candidates have to login with registration id and date of birth as per the group selected by them filling the application form. Candidates have to download RPF 2018 admit card online. The admit card will include details like name, date, time and address of exam centres. Candidates must carry one photograph as well as photo-identity proof along with RPF admit card.

 

RPF Exam Pattern 2018 

The exam pattern of RPF recruitment 2018 provides details like marking scheme, number of papers, time duration, qualifying marks and number of question. According to RPF 2018 exam pattern, the standard of the examination will be of Class 10 level. Questions in the CBT will be asked from General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence and Reasoning. There will be a total of 120 questions that candidates have to answer within 90 minutes. Total marks of the test are 120. Candidates can choose any of the languages for appearing in CBT from Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi Assamese, and Manipuri. For correct answer candidates will score 1 mark while 1/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. PET/PMT is qualifying in nature and no marks will be awarded to candidates. The detailed exam pattern is given below.

Exam Pattern for RPF Recruitment 2018

Sections

Marks

Number of questions

Time duration

General Awareness

50

120

90 mins

Arithmetic

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

RPF Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of RPF recruitment 2018 has been prescribed by the examination authority. RPF 2018 syllabus contains the topics from General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence and Reasoning. The details of the topics are given below:

RPF Syllabus

Subjects

Topics

General Awareness

Indian History, Art and Culture, Geography, Economics etc

Arithmetic

Number System, Decimals and Fractions, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Time and Distance

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Visualisation, Decision Making, Coding and Decoding, Statements and Conclusions, Syllogism and Reasoning

RPF Answer Key 2018

The answer key of RPF recruitment 2018 will be released after completion of the exam by the RRBs. The answer key will be available online. Candidates have to log in with their application number. Before the release of official RPF 2018 answer key, the coaching institutes also releases the same. Using the answer key of RPF recruitment 2018, candidates can check correct answers to questions asked in the exam. They can also calculate the probable score based on the number of correct and incorrect answers. Candidates can challenge the answer key if they are not satisfied with the answers provided in it within the dates prescribed by the conducting authority.

 

RPF Result 2018

The result of RPF recruitment 2018 will be announced separately for different phases – CBT, PET and PMT and DV. First, the result of CBT will be declared in February. The result will be declared by the various RRBs. RPF 2018 result will be available online. To check the result, candidates either have to login with the required credentials or the roll numbers will be made available in a PDF file. A merit list will be prepared based on candidate’s marks in CBT. On the basis of the merit list candidates will be called for PMT and PET. Though PMT and PET is qualifying in nature, it is mandatory to clear this stage. Based on the performance of candidates in CBT, PET and PMT, they will be called for DV. RPF recruitment final result will be declared based on a candidate’s performance in the selection rounds.

 

RPF Cutoff 2018 

The cutoff of RPF recruitment is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to score to get selected for the next round of selection process i.e PET/PMT. The examination authority has decided qualifying cutoff for CBT as per categories. The qualifying marks for the CBT is 35% for general and OBC category while it is 30% for SC and ST. Apart from this, the conducting authority also decides cutoff for the merit list based on factors like the number of appeared candidates, the difficulty level of exam and number of vacancies. Only the candidates who secure both the cutoffs will be selected for the further stages of selection. RPF recruitment cutoff will be available as per regions, posts and categories.

 

RPF Selection Procedure 2018 

The selection procedure of RPF recruitment 2018 will be carried out in three phases. First, candidates have to appear for CBT. Second, candidates qualifying the CBT will appear in PET and PMT. Candidates 10 times the number of vacancies as per category will be called for PET and PMT. Third, based on candidate’s performance in CBT, PET and PMT, they will be called for document verification. Candidates selected for document verification have to undergo medical tests. Appointment of selected candidates is subjected to their satisfying the medical fitness test. Selected candidates will have to undergo training at RPF/RPSF centres. Passing the final examination at the end of training is mandatory for appointment to the force.

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