RPF Syllabus 2018 – The syllabus of RPF has been announced by the Ministry of Railways along with the notification. RPF syllabus underlines the topics and sub-topics that candidates need to prepare for the exam. The standard of questions will be of Class 10 and graduation level. The topics given in RPF 2018 syllabus for general awareness aims to test a candidate’s awareness regarding the environment and its application to society. RPF syllabus for Mathematics includes topics like Number systems, whole numbers, decimal and fractions and relationships etc. Questions in General Intelligence and Reasoning is asked from analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory etc. The detailed RPF syllabus 2018 is given on this page. RPF 2018 examination is scheduled to be conducted from December 19 onwards. Read below for more details on RPF 2018 syllabus.
The syllabus for RPF recruitment 2018 is given below in details:
RPF syllabus for General Awareness: Questions in this section is aimed to test a candidate’s awareness regarding the environment and current affairs. Total marks allotted to this section is 50. Candidates need to prepare the following topics in this section.
Important Topics for General Awareness
Art & Culture
Preparation Tips: Candidates are advised to read newspapers, magazines, current affair books to stay updated with the recent events.
Best books to prepare for RPF General Awareness
Name of the book
Lucent’s General Knowledge
Manorama Year Book 2018 (English)
RPF syllabus for Arithmetic: Questions in this section test a candidate’s calculative skill and familiarity with numbers. This section carries 35 marks.
Important topics for Arithmetic are given below:
decimal and fractions
fundamental arithmetical operations
percentages, ratio and proportion
profit and loss
use of table and graphs
time and distance
ratio and proportion etc
Preparation Tips -
Revise the formulae related to arithmetic
Learn the shortcuts and tricks for simplifying lengthy calculations
Memorise the values of common squares, cubes, square roots and cube roots
Brush up the basics
Practice previous years’ question papers
Best books for RPF Arithmetic
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
RPF syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning: This section carries total 35 marks. Questions in this part aims to test a candidate’s thinking ability.
Important Topics for General Intelligence and Reasoning
Similarities and differences
problem solving analysis
verbal and figure classification
arithmetic number series
coding and decoding
Solve previous years’ question papers
Attempt mock tests
Be thorough with the syllabus
Best books to prepare for General Intelligence and Reasoning
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Test of Reasoning
RPF recruitment will be conducted in online computer based mode. The question booklet carries 120 questions. The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes. Marks allotted for the exam is 120. Candidates can check below the detailed exam pattern of RPF.
Detailed RPF 2018 exam pattern
General Intelligence & reasoning
RPF 2018 recruitment is conducted for total 9739 vacancies of constable and Sub Inspector (SI). According to RPF selection procedure, the exam is conducted in three phases – Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV).
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