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 has released total 1120 vacancies for Sub Inspector post of which 819 vacancies are for male candidates while 301 vacancies have been announced for female candidates. The Computer Based Test of RPF SI was held 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. Candidates 10 times the number of category-wise vacancies, will be called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET),  Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV). Candidates qualifying PET, PMT and DV stage will be selected for recruitment for the post of Sub-Inspector under Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force.

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages Assamese, Bengali +13 More
Conducting Body: Ministry of Railways
Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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RPF SI 2018 Important Dates

24 Apr, 2019 Result - Final Result for Group A | Mode: Online
16 Mar, 2019 Result - Final Result for Group F | Mode: Online
28 Feb, 2019 Result - Group A, B, C and D | Mode: Online
08 Feb, 2019 Admit Card - Group E for PET, PMT and DV | Mode: Online
07 Feb, 2019 Admit Card - Group E for pet, pmt and dv | Mode: Online
07 Feb, 2019 Admit Card - Group F for PET, PMT and DV | Mode: Online
06 Feb, 2019 Answer Key - Group A, B, C and D | Mode: Online
05 Feb, 2019 Result - Group E and F | Mode: Online
09 Jan, 2019 - 19 Jan, 2019 Exam - Group C and D | Mode: Online
14 Jan, 2019 Answer Key - Group F | Mode: Online
11 Jan, 2019 Answer Key - Group E | Mode: Online
05 Jan, 2019 - 06 Jan, 2019 Exam - Group A and B | Mode: Online
31 Dec, 2018 Admit Card - Group C and D | Mode: Online
27 Dec, 2018 Admit Card - Group A and B | Mode: Online
19 Dec, 2018 Exam - Group E and F | Mode: Online
09 Dec, 2018 Admit Card - Group E and F | Mode: Online
16 Nov, 2018 Others - Release of roll numbers - Start Date | Mode: Online
01 Jun, 2018 - 07 Jul, 2018 Application | Mode: Online
19 May, 2018 Advertisement | Mode: Online

RPF SI 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of RPF SI 2018 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 had released the online application form of RPF SI on June 1, 2018. RPF SI application form 2018 was available till June 30. Candidates were able to fill only one application. Candidates submitting more than one application form were disqualified. After filling RPF SI application form 2018, candidates had to pay examination fee of Rs. 500. Women, SC and ST category candidates were required to pay Rs. 250. Candidates were able to make payment of 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 was 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 were required 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 had to upload scanned copies of photograph in prescribed dimensions

  • After uploading images, candidates had to sign the declaration

  • Upon signing the declaration, the filled application form was displayed for comfirmation

  • After confirming, candidates were able to print a copy of the application for future reference

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online, Offline Male ₹ 500
SC, OBC, ST Online, Offline Male ₹ 250
General, SC, OBC, ST Online, Offline Female ₹ 250

RPF SI 2018 Exam Pattern

Ministry of Railways has prescribed the exam pattern of RPF SI 2018 along with the notification. As per RPF SI exam pattern, CBT will be held 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 Awareness




General Intelligence and Reasoning




After the conduct of CBT, qualified candidates will be called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The exam stage is only qualifying in nature and no marks will be awarded for the test. The tasks allotted by the Ministry of Railways for PET are as follows.

Category1600 metres run800 metres runLong JumpHigh Jump
Sub Inspector (Male)6 minutes 30 seconds-12 feet3 feet 9 inches
Sub Inspector (Female)
-4 minutes9 feet3 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 will 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 will be sent to candidates’ registered email ID and mobile number. Candidates will 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
  • Passport
  • Government issued Identity card for employees
  • School/college/university photo ID card

RPF SI 2018 Answer Key

Ministry of Railways has announced the online answer key of RPF SI 2018. 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 2018 candidates can calculate their probable score in the exam. In case of discrepancies, candidates will be able to 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 2018 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 has already prescribed 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 2018 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

Year Category Cutoff
2018 General 42
OBC 42
SC 36
ST 36

RPF SI 2018 Selection Process

Ministry of Railways conducts RPF SI 2018 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)

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