Are you interested in Government jobs in Indian Railways? Then here is a golden chance to get RPF Jobs for the people who are looking for such opportunity. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) also known as Railway protection special force (RPSF) is a security force of India entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways. Ofcourse, it is a great opportunity for desirous candidates, if u want to apply then you are welcome to apply for the RPF jobs but before applying its important to know the eligibility. The candidates who are interested and willing to apply for RPF / RPSF must check the eligibility before applying for the post. On this article candidates can check the RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018.

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RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018

Candidates applying for the post shall be advised to ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post/examination. Once you will meet the eligibility criteria of post then you can apply for RPF. Here, we have provided the RPF eligibility details such as educational qualification, age limit etc. It is required to satisfy each and every eligibility conditions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizenship : Must be a citizen of India
  • Educational Qualification and age
Category Educational
Age Experience
Sub Inspector (Exe) Graduate from a recognized university 20 25
Sub Inspector (Band) Potential Band Masters Course or equivalent 20 25 (subject to para (v) below
Constable(Exe) / Ancillary As provided in RPF
18 25
Constable (Band) As provided in RPF 18 25 02 years experience in specified musical instrument
Driver Grade-Ill Same as tor Constable (Exe) 20 25 Heavy vehicle driving License which must be least six months old.
  • Date of birth mentioned in Matriculation or equivalent certificate alone shall be acceptable. Age will be counted as on 1st July of the year if notification is issued between January and June; and ” 1st January of next year if notification is issued between July & December. Advertisement must specify cut-off dates for eligibility, for example “born between July 02, 1990 and July 01, 1997 (both days inclusive)” .

Relaxation in Age (as per order of the Government of India) :

Category Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (Unreserved) UR-5 years
OBC-8 years
SC/ ST- 10 years
Only for post of Sub Inspector: Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen, who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & years continuous service on date of reckoning UR-5 years
OBC-8 years
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but not remarried. UR-2 years
OBC-5 yearsSC/ST-7 years

Special provisions for ex-servicemen: Definition of “Ex-serviceman” shall be included in notifications, clearly mentioning that it does not include retired/discharged personnel of’ Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Central Police Organizations (CPOs). Ex-Servicemen will be required to clearly indicate all required particulars including community in the ONLINE Application and produce all documentary proofs including Community certificates in the prescribed format during document verification. Age may be relaxed beyond upper limit by 03 years for UR, 6 years for OBC and 8 years for SC/ ST after deduction of military service rendered (minimum of’ 6 months after attestation) from actual age as on the date of reckoning.

Physical Measurement

Category Height (in cms.) Chest (in cms) ( only for Male)
UR/OBC 165 157 80 85
SC/ST 160 152 76.2 81.2
For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other categories specified by Govt. 163 155 80 85

It shall be clearly mentioned in the notification that those opting for ‘Group F’ i.e. RPSF (in the case of Sub-Inspectors as well as Constables) shall have to serve in RPSF only. They will be eligible for posting in a Zone only after promotion to a Gazetted rank.


All candidates qualifying in 1600 mts/800 mts will be measured for eligibility with respect to height and chest. Chest measurements will be taken only for male candidates. If a male candidate’s unexpanded chest measurement is below eligibility limit, measurement for expansion of chest shall not be taken and he shall be treated as disqualified. Male candidates who do not have minimum height shall not be considered for measurements of chest and shall be treated as disqualified. Candidates who do not have minimum height, chest (unexpended/expended) (if applicable) shall be treated as having failed in PMT.


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  1. my date of birth is 03/06/1990 ……….obc catogiry but officeial is needed as an 01/07/2018
    please change as an date

    • If you are under a creamy layer then you can apply for both of the post, SI, and Constable. But if you are not then you are not eligible to apply.You can checkthis pagefor more information about RPF eligibility.

  2. Sar Mera name Mahesh solanki he sar me SC hu sar mera born 22-5-1988 he sar mujeye form bhana that sar MERI hair 63in he sar puritera photo hi sar

  3. Meri date of birth 01/07/1990 hai kya me form submit kar sakta hu. Aur me SC cattegerry se hu. Kitne number tak pass ho jaunga me.

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