RPF 2018 – The admit card for RPF 2018 CBT has been released. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) released it for Sub-Inspector (SI) and Constable on December 08. The admit card for RPF SI 2018 is only available for Group E and F and the RPF Constable 2018 Admit Card has been issued to Group E candidate. The RPF admit card for others will be issue 10 days before the exam. The CBT of RPF 2018 is beging held to fill 8619 SI and 1120 Constable vacancies. The exams for SI starts from December 19 and for Constable it begins from December 20, 2018. The CBT of RPF 2018 will be held in 15 languages. All the questions in the exam will be of MCQ type. Each question will carry 1 marks and for marking incorrect answer, negative marking of 1/3 mark will be done. Candidates can check more details on RPF 2018 admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancies, preparation, and more details from this page.

Latest: RPF SI and Constable admit card has been issued. Download from the “Admit Card” link below.

RPF SI Recruitment RPF Constable

RPF 2018 Admit Card

RPF 2018 admit card has been issued to candidates with successful application status. Eligible candidates will be able to download it 10 days before the exam date. Candidates will not receive admit card via any offline medium. After getting the RPF admit card, the candidates will have to read all the instructions on it carefully.

On the examination day, with the admit card the candidates will also have to carry one coloured passport size photograph and valid id proof. The photo must be the same as that uploaded in the application form. An ID proof can be an Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Passport, College ID Card, etc. It is to be brought in original.

RPF Recruitment 2018 Exam Dates

The official website for RPF Recruitment 2018 exam date has been released. With it, the date for the release of the roll number and admit card has also been declared. Candidates can check all the important dates from the table below.

The important dates for RPF Recruitment 2018 are:

RPF Recruitment 2018 Important Dates
RPF 2018 Notification will release on 19 May 2018
Application form can be filled from 01 Jun 2018 (10:00 am)
Last date to apply online 30 Jun 2018 (11:59 pm)
The last date to pay offline fee 05 Jul 2018 (11:59 pm)
Roll Number will be available on 16 Nov 2018New!
RPF Admit Card can be downloaded from 09 Dec 2018New!
RPF Recruitment 2018 CBT will be held on 19 Dec 2018New!

आरपीएफ भर्ती 2018 की जानकारी हिंदी में

Official Notice for RPF Exam Date 2018

RPF Exam Date 2018
The official website for RPF Constable Recruitment 2018 is constable.rpfonlinereg.org and for RPF SI Recruitment 2018 it is si.rpfonlinereg.org.

Stage 1 – CBT of RPF Recruitment 2018

Computer based test will be held simultaneously for all the Groups. The important features of RPF 2018 CBT are as follows:

Language – The exam shall be held in 15 languages, which will be:

  • Manipuri, Hindi, Assamese, English, Punjabi, Urdu, Oriya, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi, Malayalam, and Kannada.

Level of Question in the Exam – The questions in the exam will be of the class 10th level.

Sections in the Exam – The question paper will be divided into three sections that are:- General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence and Reasoning.

Marking Scheme – 1 mark shall be awarded for the correct answer and 1/3 marks will be deducted for choosing an incorrect response.

Time and Number of Questions – For the CBT of each post, the number of questions and in each section is as follows:

Post Exam Duration No. of Qs in General Awareness No. of Qs in Arithmetic No. of Qs in General Intelligence Reasoning
SI (Exe) 90 minutes 50 35 35
Constable 90 minutes 50 35 35

Syllabus of RPF Recruitment 2018 Computer Based Test

The syllabus of the CBT is as follows:

General Awareness: The questions will test the candidate’s general awareness about the society and environment around. Candidates must keep a track of all the

  • Current Events
  • Indian History
  • Art and Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Policy
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Sciences, etc.

Arithmetic: This section will include questions on

  • Number System
  • Decimals
  • Whole Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Relationships between Numbers
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Use of Table and Graphs
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance, etc

General Intelligence and Reasoning: Questions will be asked on

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discriminating Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Figure Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Syllogistic Reasoning, etc.

RPF Recruitment 2018

Few important points that candidates should know about RPF Recruitment 2018 are:

RPF Recruitment 2018 Notification has been released by Indian Railways. The notification for RPF SI Recruitment 2018 and RPF Constable Recruitment 2018 has been released separately. Candidates can get it from the link below:

RPF Recruitment Constable Notification 2018 RPF Recruitment SI Notification 2018
Click Here to download RPF Constable Notification in Hindi Click Here to download RPF SI Notification in Hindi
Click Here to download RPF Constable Notification in English Click Here to download RPF SI Notification in English

Post Under RPF Recruitment 2018 RPF Recruitment is being conducted to fill vacancies of:

  • Sub-Inspector (Executive)
  • Constable (Executive)

How much salary does an RPF employee gets? – As per the released notification, the initial pay

  • Of Sub-Inspector will be – Rs. 35,400 + allowance
  • Of Constable will be – Rs. 21,700 + allowance

Selection Process of RPF Recruitment 2018 – The recruitment of the candidates will be done on basis of: 8619 vacancies are available for Constable and 1120

1st Phase – Computer Based Test (CBT)
2nd Phase – Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
3rd Phase – Trade Test (Only For Drivers / Ancillary Staff / Band)
4th Phase – Document Verification
Note: There will be no CBT for Constable (Band) and Sub-Inspector (Band).

Number of Vacancies Under RPF Recruitment 2018

There are total 8619 vacancies for Constable and 1120 for SI. The distribution of these is as follows:

  • Out of the total, 10% vacancies shall be reserved for Ex-Serviceman

The RPF Recruitment Vacancy Details are as follows:

Constable (Exe) Vacancies in RPF and RPSF

Sub-Inspector (Exe) Vacancies in RPSF and RPF Recruitment

The abbreviation above stands for:- CR – Central Railway, ECR – East Central Railway, ECoR – East Coast Railway, NR – Northern Railway, NER – North Eastern Railway, NWR – North Western Railway, SCR – South Central Railway, ER – Eastern Railway, NFR – North East Frontier Railway, SER – South Eastern Railway, NCR – North Central Railway, SECR – South East Central Railway, WR – Western Railway, WCR – West Central Railway, SR – Southern Railway, SWR – South Western Railway.

RPF Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2018

The eligibility criteria of RPF Recruitment 2018 has to be fulfilled by all the candidates. It is as follows:

Citizenship – Candidates should be a citizen of India.

Age Limit – The acceptable age will be as mentioned in class 10th certificate. For each post, the age limit is as follows:

  • Sub Inspector – 20 to 25 years, as on July 01, 2018
  • Constable – 18 to 25 years, as on July 01, 2018

The relaxation on the age limit for each category is as follows:

Category Relaxation on the Upper Age Limit
SC / ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir (between 01 Jan 1980 to 31 Dec 1989) UR – 5 years
OBC – 8 years
SC / ST – 10 years
Only for Sub Inspector – Central Govt. employees. UR – 5 years
OBC – 8 years
SC / ST – 10 years
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but not remarried UR – 2 years
OBC – 5 years
SC / ST – 7 years

Education Qualification – The education qualification required for Sub-Inspector and Constable is as follows:

  • Sub Inspector – The candidate must possess a graduation degree from a recognized University.
  • Constable – Candidates have passed SSLC / Matric / 10th from a recognized Board

It is important to note that the candidates in awaiting the result of final year are not eligible.

Physical Requirements for RPF Recruitment 2018

Candidates must not ignore physical requirements for RPF post. Such is because, no matter how eligible candidate is if they do not fulfill the RPF 2018 Physical criteria, they will not get the job.

The required physical requirements are:

Category Height (in cms) Chest (in cms) – Only for Male Candidates
Male Candidates Female Candidates Unexpanded Expended
UR / OBC 165 157 80 85
SC / ST 160 152 76.2 81.2
For Garhwalis, Marathas, Kumaoni, Gorkhas, Dogras, and other category specified by Govt. 163 155 80 85

RPF Recruitment 2018: Apply Online for 9739 Vacancies

The application form for RPF Recruitment 2018 was available in Hindi and English language and in online mode. There was no offline application forms available. Each candidate could only submit one application form, else, the they were disqualified.
Important notice for SC / ST candidates:

  • SC / ST candidates will get free travel facility for the exam and PET but only if they upload caste certificate with the RPF 2018 application form.
  • During the travel, the candidates will have to show the same certificate to the Reservation Clerk and/or Ticket Checking Staff.

How to Apply for RPF Recruitment 2018: To apply, the candidates had to click on the link provided on this page. Then, the candidates had to register by submitting details such as Name, Father’s Name, Aadhaar Number, Education Board, Matric Roll Number, etc. Once, the registration was done, candidates got a registration number and password. Then, candidates were able to login and fill other details in the application form of RPF.

RPF Recruitment 2018 Application Fee: It is expected that the amount of application fee was the same as RRB Group D Recruitment 2018.

  • Rs. 250 for Sc / ST / Ex-Serviceman / PwD / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class.
  • Rs. 500 for candidates of other categories.

Mode of Paying the Fee: The candidates will be able to submit the application fee by – Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card / SBI Bank Challan / Post Office Challan.

Note: Candidates must preserve the payment receipt if the fee paid via challan. It is to be produced during the Document Verification Round.

Refund of RPF Recruitment 2018 Application Fee: The fee amount of Rs. 250 will be refunded to reserved category candidates. To others, Rs. 400 shall be refunded. The refund for online payment will be credited in the same account. Whereas, for the refund of the fee paid via challan, the candidates will have to give following details:

  • Beneficiary Name
  • Bank Name
  • Account Number
  • IFSC Code

Choosing an RRB Group and Zone: During the RPF Recruitment application form filling, the candidates will have to choose a Group of Zonal Railway or RPSF. Candidates will also be required to give their preference for individual zones. For choosing the correct Group of Zonal Railway and individual Zone, refer to the table below:

Group Zonal Railway Nodal PCSC

Note: Only one Zone is to be selected in the application form. More than one group or zone shall lead to rejection.

Before applying for RPF Recruitment, it is important to note that if a candidate will apply for ‘Group F’, i.e. RPSF, then they shall have to serve in RPSF only. Posting will only be possible after promotion to a Gazetted rank.

RPSF 2018

Modification and Editing of RPF Recruitment

After the final submission of the application form, the candidates got the opportunity to make corrections in the application form. The important points to know about the RPF 2018 modification was as follows:

  • Candidates were only able to make minor changes through the correction window.
  • Correction of data, other than State, E-mail ID, Phone Number, can be done by remitting Rs. 250.
  • It can only be done twice.
  • Modification fee is to be paid by candidates belonging to all the categories.

Cutoff for RPF Recruitment 2018

RPF Recruitment 2018 Cutoff for CBT: The candidates will have to score a minimum of 35% marks in order to qualify the examination. The cutoff for the SC/ST candidates is 30% marks.

RPF Recruitment 2018 Cutoff for Trade Test: Candidates should have scored more than 40% marks. SC / ST candidates just need to score 35% marks.

Result of RPF Recruitment 2018 CBT

The result of RPF Recruitment CBT will be announced as merit list. The merit list will be released for each category, separately for each Group.

Candidates will qualify as per the result shall be called for PET and PMT. For Constable (Exe) and Sub-Inspector (Exe) the candidates will be called 10 times the number of vacancies.

  • It should be noted that the candidates who applied for the post of Constable (Band) and Sub-Inspector (Band) will not appear for CBT. Hence, will be directly called for PMT.

Tie Breaking in RPF Recruitment 2018

If two or more candidates secure the same rank in the exam then tie-breaking will be done on the basis of age. The older candidates will be allocated higher rank.

PET and PMT of RPF Recruitment 2018

RPF PET and PMT is qualifying in nature. Hall Ticket for RPF Recruitment 2018 will be released online, at least 3 weeks prior to the test. In PET and PMT, the physical ability of the candidates will be checked. The qualifying criteria of PET is:

  • Running, followed by Long and High Jump

Note: Ex-servicemen are exempted from PET.

Category 1600 mtrs 800 mtrs Long Jump High Jump
SI (Exe) 6 min 30 sec 12 ft 3 ft 9 inch
SI Female (Exe) 4 mins 9 ft 3 ft
Constable 5 min 45 secs 14 ft 4 ft
Constable Female 3 min 40 secs 9 ft 3 ft

Document Verification in RPF Recruitment 2018

Candidates who will get through CBT, PET and PMT will be called for the document verification round. Candidates have to be physically present for the RPF Recruitment 2018 document verification round. During the verification, the candidates will have to carry original and photocopies of the following documents:

Candidates who will get through CBT, PET, and PMT will be called for the document verification round. Candidates have to be physically present for the RPF Recruitment 2018 document verification round. During the verification, the candidates will have to carry original and photocopies of the following documents:

  • Class 10th certificate
  • Class 12th certificates (if any)
  • Graduation certificate (if any)
  • Discharge certificate for ex-servicemen
  • 2 copies of self-attested coloured photographs
  • Driving license.
  • No objection certificate from current employer.
  • Caste certificate
  • Domicile certificate.

It is important to note that all the documents should be in either Hindi or English language. If the documents are in some other language then the candidates need to get a self-attested translated version of it.

Compilation of RPF Recruitment 2018 Result

For RPF Sub Inspector, the following will be used for the getting the final result:

SI – Marks in only the CBT exam will be considered.

  • Out of 120, UR / OBC candidates should have secured a minimum of 42 marks. For SC / ST candidates the cutoff is 36 marks.
  • Candidates must have passed PET PMT and Document Verification.

For RPF Constable, the following will be used for the getting the final result:

Constable – Marks in CBT will be considered and the candidate should have qualified PET PMT and Document Verification.

  • Candidate should have scored 42 marks out of 120. The minimum marks for SC / ST is 36.

Medical Examination under RPF Recruitment 2018

Candidates selected as per the final result will be called for Medical examination. It will be conducted by concerned PCSCs at railway hospital. PCSCs will send a blank attestation form with the call letter for the medical test. The candidates will have to carry it during the medical exam.

The candidates need to qualify in ‘B-1’ category, as prescribed by Indian Railway Medical Manual. It should be noted that the candidates who wear glasses or have a flat foot, a squint eye, knock knee, colour blindness or any other bodily defect are not eligible.

Those who will pass the medical exam will be finally recruited.


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