RPF Selection Process 2020 for SI & Constable
RPF Selection Process 2020 – The Ministry of Railways prescribes the selection process of RPF 2020. The RPF Selection Process 2020 is specified for both SI and Constable posts on the official notification. RPF 2020 exam will be conducted in three stages. RPF 2020 selection process consists of three stages - Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Measurement Test (PET & PMT) and Document Verification (DV). Candidates qualifying in all these phases will be recruited as SI and constables in RPF. To qualify each stage of the RPF 2020 selection process, candidates must score the minimum cutoff as prescribed by the exam conducting body. The Indian Ministry of Railways conducts the RPF Recruitment 2020 to select eligible candidates for various posts like Sub-Inspector (SI) and Constable. In this article, candidates can find all the details related to the RPF selection process 2020.
Important- To get shortlisted for next round, candidates have to pass the written test with RPF Cut off 2020.
RPF Selection Process 2020
The initial step of the RPF 2020 selection process is RPF Eligibility Criteria 2020. Only candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the exam. All the stages of the RPF 2020 selection process are explained here:
RPF Exam Pattern 2020 - Computer Based Test (CBT)
Candidates who fill the RPF 2020 applications, will be able to appear for the first stage which is the CBT. The CBT is an online test for both SI as well as the Constable posts and will be held separately. The difficulty level of questions asked in the CBT for SI will be similar to graduation level while the difficulty level of questions asked for Constable post will be similar to class 10. The CBT test will consist of three sections - General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & Reasoning. Each question will carry one mark while there will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks per wrong answer. The RPF 2020 exam pattern for SI and Constable is mentioned in the table here:
RPF SI/ Constable Exam Pattern 2020 for Computer Based Test
General Intelligence & Reasoning
RPF Selection Process 2020 - PET / PMT
As per the RPF 2020 selection process, candidates scoring equal to or more than the qualifying cut off marks in the CBT will be shortlisted to appear for PET (Physical Efficiency Test) and PMT (Physical Measurement Test). Candidates 10 times the number of total vacancies as per category will be selected for PET/ PMT. For example: if there are 8000 vacancies released then a total of 80000 candidates will be shortlisted for PET and PMT. The Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) will be qualifying in nature and therefore, marks will not be allotted for the same. The gender-based PET tasks prescribed for both the posts have been provided below.
Exam Pattern for PET (Constable)
1600 meters run
800 meters run
5 min 45 secs
3 min 40 secs
Exam Pattern for PET (Sub-Inspector)
1600 meters run
800 meters run
Sub-Inspector (Exe) Male
6 min 30 secs
3 ft 9 inch
Sub-Inspector (Exe) Female
RPF Selection Process 2020 - Document Verification (DV)
As per the RPF selection process 2020, the last stage is DV. Candidates qualifying in the PET and PMT will be called for the DV. The DV process will be conducted by the Ministry of Railways. Candidates will be selected for DV on the basis of marks scored by candidates in CBT and their performance in the PET/ PMT. Candidates selected for DV will need to appear for the medical test as well. Candidates qualifying the medical test will be selected for the posts they have been applied for.
What After the RPF 2020 Recruitment?
The post being allotted the posts, candidates will have to undergo training at RPF/RPSF centres. After their training is completed they will be appointed to the respective posts in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of various Zones of Indian Railways and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). Candidates recruited for the post of RPF SI will be entitled to an initial pay of Rs. 35,400 plus other allowances, while candidates appointed for RPF Constable posts will be provided an initial pay of Rs 21,700 plus various other allowances.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - RPF Selection Process 2020 for SI & Constable
Question: How many stages are there in the RPF 2020 selection process?
There are 3 stages in the selection process of RPF 2020. CBT, PET/PMT and DV as well as the Medical.
Question: Is there any negative marking in the CBT?
Yes there is a negative marking of 1/3 rd per answer in the CBT.
Question: What is the salary of SI as well as the Constable?
The salary of SI is Rs. 35400, while that of Constable is Rs. 21700.
Question: How many questions are there in CBT?
There are 120 questions in CBT Exam.
Question: How much time is allocated for CBT?
90 minutes/ 1 hour 30 minutes is the time duration allotted for CBT round of RPF.
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Questions related to RPF SI
is RPF SI exam same in competition level of UPSC? Or is it less difficult to UPSC
The eligibility criteria for RPF SI as well as UPSC is based on graduation in any discipline from a recognized university, in case of RPF SI the exam is conducted in three stages such as Computer Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test and Physical Measurement Test, followed by Document Verification, however in case of UPSC the three stages are Preliminary which has two papers, each of 200 marks, it's conducted in MCQs format, the second stage is Mains which is subjective paper you have to write answers, there are total of nine papers, and last stage is Personality Test. The syllabus of UPSC is humongous, it's one of the toughest exam, however RPF SI consists of only CBT Test which consists of sections like General Awareness, General intelligence and Reasoning, Arithmetic, as this is CBT based hence practice and accuracy matters lot here, preparing for UPSC is lot more different as I said the syllabus is quite extensive.
i m complete my graduation from netaji Subhash open University can i eligible for the post of rpf si?
Netaji Subjas Open University is a recognized distance learning university, so you can definitely apply for RPF SI post, and not only this you can appear for UPSC, SSC, State PSCs, banking ,insurance, railway or any other government exams as majority of these do not ask for specific aggregate, only in few cases where you need to fulfill the requisite.