RPF Recruitment 2018 is open for 9739 vacancies. The vacancies are open for the post of Sub Inspector and Constable. For Constable, the total number of vacancies are 8619 and for SI there are 1120 vacancies. The candidates interested in applying for Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force can now fill the application form. The RPF Application Form 2018 is available online, from June 01 to 30, 2018. Candidates who will apply will be issued the admit card. Read the article below to know more details about RPF Recruitment 2018 for SI and Constable.
RPF Recruitment 2018 Dates
The official website for RPF Recruitment 2018 started working on May 19, and on June 01, the application form was released. The RPF Recruitment 2018 Last Date is June 30, 2018. 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)|
|RPF Admit Card can be downloaded from||10 days before the exam|
|RPF Recruitment 2018 CBT will be held on||Oct 2018|
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|
|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 will be available in Hindi and English language and in online mode. There will not be any offline application forms. It is important to note that each candidate can only submit one application form, else, the candidate will be 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 will have to click the link on this page. Then, the candidates will have to register by submitting details such as Name, Father’s Name, Aadhaar Number, Education Board, Matric Roll Number, etc. Once, the registration is done, candidates will get a registration number and password. Then, candidates will be 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 will be 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|
|A||SR, SWR, SCR||SR|
|B||CR, WR, WCR, SECR||CR|
|C||ER, ECR, SER ECoR||ER|
|D||NR, NER. NWR, NCR||NR|
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.
Modification and Editing of RPF Recruitment
After the final submission of the application form, the candidates will get the opportunity to make corrections in the application form. The important points to know about the RPF 2018 modification is as follows:
- Candidates will only be 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.
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|
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
- General Policy
- Indian Constitution
- General Sciences, etc.
Arithmetic: This section will include questions on
- Number System
- Whole Numbers
- Relationships between Numbers
- Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
- Ratio and Proportion
- Profit and Loss
- Use of Table and Graphs
- Time and Distance, etc
General Intelligence and Reasoning: Questions will be asked on
- Similarities and Differences
- Spatial Visualization
- Spatial Orientation
- Problem Solving Analysis
- 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.
Admit Card for RPF Recruitment 2018
After application form submitting, the candidates will have to check the eligibility status online. CRC will send SMS and e-mail to all the eligible candidates for regarding the issuance of admit card. Eligible candidates will be able to download it 10 days before the examination. 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.
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.