Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force Sub Inspectors Exam (RPF SI)
About RPF SI 2018
The Ministry of Railways conducts Railway Protection Force (RPF) SI to recruit both male and female candidates for the post of Sub Inspector. The Ministry releases vacancies for Sub Inspector post for both male and female candidates. The Computer Based Test of RPF SI is conducted on different dates as per group in 15 regional languages. The exam contains questions from General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge, Numerical Aptitude, General English carrying 200 multiple choice questions. The conducting authorities shortlist 10 times the number of vacancies candidates category-wise and call them called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV). Candidates who qualify PET, PMT and DV stage are selected for recruitment for the post of Sub-Inspector under Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force.
RPF SI 2018 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force Sub Inspectors Exam|
|Short Exam Name||RPF SI|
|Conducting Body||Ministry of Railways|
|Frequency of Conduct||Vacancy Based|
|Languages||Assamese, Bengali +13 More|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||500 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||1 Hour 30 Minutes|
|Number of Seats||1120 Seats|
RPF SI 2018 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of RPF SI is prescribed by the Ministry of Railways are as follows.
Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India
Educational Qualification: Candidates should be graduates from recognised university
Age limit: Candidates must be between the age of 20 and 25 years
RPF SI 2018 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Ministry of Railways releases the online application form of RPF SI at its official website. Candidates can fill only one application form. Candidates who submit more than one application form are determined as disqualified. After filling RPF SI application form, candidates need to pay examination fee of Rs. 500. Women, SC and ST category candidates required to pay Rs. 250. Candidates can pay examination fee both online and offline.
Steps to fill RPF SI application form:
To apply for RPF SI exam, candidates had to follow the steps provided below.
Click on the link
Click on the checkbox
Fill details including name, date of birth, parent’s name, category, education board, class 10 roll number, mobile number and email ID
After filling all details, click on ‘Submit’
On submitting, registration number and password was generated along with OTP which are sent to registered mobile number and email ID
Login to furnish information such as educational qualification, gender, religion, etc.
After providing requisite details, candidates had to make fee payment
Having successfully made payment of fee, candidates need to fill ‘Part 3’ of application form
Part 3 consists of details of educational qualification, choice of group, preference of zone/ RPSF, choice of exam language
Candidates now need to upload scanned copies of photograph in prescribed dimensions
After uploading images, candidates had to sign the declaration
After signing the declaration, candidates can check filled application form
After confirming, candidates can print a copy of the application for future reference
|General||Online, Offline||Male||₹ 500|
|SC, ST, OBC||Online, Offline||Male||₹ 250|
|SC, ST, OBC, General||Online, Offline||Female||₹ 250|
RPF SI 2018 Syllabus
Art & culture
Decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations
Ratio and proportion
Profit and loss
Use of table and graphs
Time and distance
General intelligence & reasoning
Similarities and differences
Problem solving analysis
Verbal and figure classification
Arithmetic number series
Coding and decoding
RPF SI 2018 Exam Pattern
Ministry of Railways prescribes the exam pattern of RPF SI along with the notification. As per RPF SI exam pattern, CBT is conducted for 1 hour 30 minutes. The exam contains 120 questions. As per the marking scheme, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct response and 1/3 (0.33) mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The section-wise exam pattern of RPF SI Computer Based Test is given below.
General Intelligence and Reasoning
After the conduct of CBT, qualified candidates are called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The tasks allotted by the Ministry of Railways for PET are as follows.
|Category||1600 metres run||800 metres run||Long Jump||High Jump|
|Sub Inspector (Male)||6 minutes 30 seconds||-||12 feet||3 feet 9 inches|
|Sub Inspector (Female)||-||4 minutes||9 feet||3 feet|
RPF SI 2018 Admit Card
Ministry of Railway releases group-wise RPF SI admit card for all stages of the exam. Candidates have to enter registration number and date of birth to log in and check the roll number and other details. Candidates can check their roll number, test centre, exam date, timing with instructions in the call letter. Candidates need to qualify each preceding exam stage to be issued admit card for subsequent stages of the exam. The link to download RPF SI admit card can be checked from candidates’ registered email ID and mobile number. Candidates need to carry one photo identity proof and one coloured photograph along with the admit card to be allowed to take the test.
Steps to download admit card:
Click on the link
Enter credentials such as registration number and password
Admit card will be displayed on the screen
Download and print a copy of admit card
Documents Required at Exam
- Voter card
- Aadhaar card
- Government issued Identity card for employees
- School/college/university photo ID card
RPF SI 2018 Answer Key
Ministry of Railways announces the online answer key of RPF SI. To avail the answer key, candidates need to login to the window using registration number and password. With the help of the answer key, candidates can check the correct responses to all questions asked in the exam. On the basis of RPF SI answer key candidates can calculate their probable score in the exam. In case of discrepancies, candidates can also raise objections to the answers provided in the answer key within the dates prescribed by the ministry.
RPF SI 2018 Result
RPF SI result is declared individually after the completion of each stage of the exam. The result is released in four stages - CBT, PET/PMT, DV and final result. RPF SI result is available online in the form of pdf file. Candidates can check their result by using ‘Ctrl + F’ and then entering their roll number. If their roll number is present in the list of result, they have qualified the exam stage and are eligible to appear for the next stage of the selection process. Merit list are also prepared on the basis of candidates performance in the exam. Based on the merit list, candidates are shortlisted for PET/PMT. Candidates must qualify PET/PMT to be called for Document Verification. After Document Verification, the final result are declared based on which candidates are recruited for the posts they have applied under.
Steps to check RPF SI result
- Click on the link
- Result will be displayed as pdf file
- Click ‘Ctrl+F’ and then enter roll number
- If roll number is provided in the list, candidates have qualified the exam stage
RPF SI 2018 Cutoff
RPF SI cutoff is determined by Ministry of Railways separately for all stages of the exam. Based on the cutoff, candidates are selected for the subsequent exam stage. The cutoff is the minimum marks required to qualify the exam stage and be shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process. The Ministry of Railways releases the qualifying cutoff marks of CBT. To qualify CBT stage, general and OBC category candidates have to secure minimum 35% while SC and ST candidates have to obtain 30%. Candidates securing equal to or more than the cutoff of RPF SI CBT exam stage are shortlisted to appear in PET/PMT. The Ministry releases the cutoff on the basis of regions, posts and categories.
Qualifying Marks Trend
RPF SI 2018 Selection Process
Ministry of Railways conducts RPF SI to recruit candidates as Sub Inspector for Railway Protection Force. Candidates are selected for the posts of Sub Inspector on the basis of three exam stages – CBT, PET/PMT and Document Verification. Candidates qualifying each stage of the exam are selected for the next stage of selection process. After the conduct of Document Verification, a final result is announced. Based on the final result, qualified candidates are appointed for the post of Sub Inspector in various branches available under Ministry of Railways.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Class 10 certificate
- Graduation certificate
- Caste certificate (applicable for SC/ST/OBC candidates)
- Discharge certificate for ex-servicemen
- No objection certificate for current government employees
- Certificate of domicile (if applicable)