How to Join Railway Protection Force RPF, Eligibility, Salary, Selection Process , Syllabus


Are you looking for jobs, recruitment in railway sector? Ministry of Railways (India) has advertised for recruitment employees of the posts Railway Protection Force (RPF) vacancy. Interested and eligible candidate learn for eligibility criteria, how to apply, job interview information, Higher qualification as given below

About Railway Protection Force (RPF)
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a security force of India entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways .This is the central Railway armed police force which has the power to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals in railway department. The force is under the authority of Ministry of Railways (India)

Education Qualification
Applicant of Railway Protection Force (RPF) recruitment should be a citizen of India. Candidates should have passed Matriculation or any Equivalent to apply for  RPF Recruitment

Age Limit: The applicant should have the age between 18 to 25 Years to apply for RPF Recruitment.  The age relaxation will be according to the Government norms as mention below
5 years will be admissible to SC/ ST
3 years to OBC candidates
Pay Scale:All the Selected Aspirants for RPF Recruitment will be receiving emoluments on monthly basis as follows below

Salary: Rs.5200-20200/- + Grade Pay of Rs.2000/ 
Selection process of the Constables in RPF /RPSF: 
RPF Constable posts will be selected based on their performance in the following Stage. It has four stages to selection
Written Examination 
Physical Measurement  
Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 
Document Verification & Medical Examination 
Written Examination 
The Written Examination for RPF Recruitment carries 120 multiple-choice objective type questions should finish up with 90 minutes duration and Negative Marking for wrong answer. It exam will be qualifying in nature Details as follows
Railway Minister Statement the candidates should have following
Subjects Number of Questions Time Duration
Arithmetic 35 90 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35
General Awareness 50
TOTAL 120


Physical Measurement  
Railway Minister Statement the candidates should have following Physical Standards to qualify the Physical Measurement examination. Details as follows below
Category Height Male Chest Unexpanded Male Chest expanded Male * Height Female
UR/OBC 165 Cm 80 Cm 85 Cm 157 Cm
SC/ST 160 Cm 76.2 Cm 81.2 Cm 152 Cm
Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 
All selected candidates of all the above examination they should face Physical Efficiency Test (PET) test. This Test categorized as 03 events namely, 1600mts/800mts run, High Jump and Long Jump. Detailed description about the events is given below
Event Male Female Number of Chances
1600 meters 5 min 45 sec Not applicable One
800 meters Not applicable 3 min 40 sec One
High Jump 3 feet 9 inches 3 feet Two
Long Jump 14 feet 9 feet Two

Document Verification& Medical Examination 
Candidates should have to clear Document Verification & Medical Examination. Medical Examination will be done by the medical examiner of Railway Hospital as per the Indian Railway Medical Manual. 
How to apply online application For RPF 
  • Log on to the Official web portal of RRB where you want to apply for RPF Recruitment 
  • Find the career & recruitment section and click and navigate to find career part
  • Click on the apply link for RPF and fill up with all the requisites without any error. 
  • Make sure you use a valid email ID, which you have to keep active until the final declaration of results. 
  • Upload the relevant documents such as scanned photograph and signature
  • Make online payment which is integrated application and submit the application of RPF Recruitment.
  • Candidates should try to submission application before of closing date.
  • Keep the hard copy of online application with you for your future reference.

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