RPF Exam Pattern

RPF Exam Pattern 2018 for Constables & Sub-Inspectors – Check Here! Railway Protection Force has announced a huge number of vacancies this year for the posts of Sub Inspector and Constable. A total number of 9739 vacancies are available to be filled – 8619 for the post of Constable and 1120 for the post of Sub Inspector. Here, we have provided the RRB RPF Exam Pattern 2018 for SI and Constable posts. Note that the exam pattern for both the posts is same. You only need to be more careful with the SI paper since it has a higher difficulty level.


RPF Exam Pattern 2018 for Constables & Sub-Inspectors – Check Here!

RRB RPF Exam Pattern 2018: The Indian Railways has finally released the two official notifications announcing the recruitment of RPF Constables & Sub-Inspectors. Railways Recruitment Board or RRB will be filling 9739 vacancies in RPF. Railways has come up with a golden opportunity for you which can make your dream come true to work in this reputed sector. Before you start your preparation have a look at the RPF Exam Pattern. It will give you a brief idea on how to start your exam preparations.

Important Dates for RRB RPF 2018

Exam Events Important Dates
Start Date of Online Applications 1st June 2018
Last Date of Online Applications 30th June 2018
Last Date for Payment 2nd July 2018
Tentative Date of Exam 19th Dec 2018

RPF Important Highlight

Before getting into the details of RPF Exam Pattern, let’s have an overview of the exam:

Organization Indian Railways
Exam Name RPF/ RPSF Exam 2018
Exam Mode Online
Name of the Post Railway Protection Force / Railway Protection Special Force Constables & SI
No of Vacancies 9739
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Stages Three
Exam Date 19th December 2018

RPF Exam Pattern 2018 for Constables & SI Post

The RPF selection will be based on 3 stages as follows:

  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  3. Document Verification (DV)

1. Phase I – Computer Based Test

The CBT will be the first stage of selection that will be based on the following pattern:

Sections Number of Questions / Maximum Marks
General Awareness 50 / 50
Arithmetic 35 / 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 / 35
Total 120 / 120
  • The total time duration for RPF CBT is 90 minutes.
  • There is negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • There is 1/3rd negative marking.
  • No mark shall be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.

The CBT will be conducted in the following languages:

  1. English
  2. Hindi
  3. Bengali
  4. Urdu
  5. Marathi
  6. Kannada
  7. Konkani
  8. Tamil
  9. Gujarati
  10. Telugu
  11. Manipuri
  12. Odia
  13. Punjabi
  14. Assamese
  15. Malayalam

The minimum marks to qualify in the CBT is 35 percent for candidates belonging to Unreserved Categories. For SC and ST candidates, the RPF Cut Off marks is 30 percent.

2. Phase II – Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

RPF Physical Efficiency Test (RPF PET)

The PET is just qualifying in nature and no marks will be awarded in this phase. This means it won’t be considered for final merit listing. But passing this phase is mandatory failing which candidates won’t be allowed to appear for the next Phase of the exam.

Based on the merit in the CBT, you will be called for PET and PMT to the extent of 10 times the vacancies allotted under that category.

Male Female
1600 meters run 5 min 45 sec
800 meters run 3 min 40 sec
Long Jump 14 feet 9 feet
High Jump 4 feet 3 feet

For both 800 meters and 1600 meters running event only one chance will be given. For Long Jump and High Jump, every candidate will get two chances. Ex-Serviceman candidates won’t have to appear for PET.

RPF Physical Measurement Test (RPF PMT)

The PMT too is just qualifying in nature but candidates must meet all the criteria.

Height Criteria
Categories Male Female
UR / OBC 165 cm 157 cm
SC / ST 160 cm 152 cm
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt. 163 cm 155 cm
Chest (Only For Male Candidates)
Categories Unexpanded Expanded
UR / OBC 80 cm 85 cm
SC / ST 76.2 cm 81.2 cm
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt. 80 cm 85 cm

Height and chest measurement will be conducted for all candidates who qualify in 1600 meters and 800 meters running event.  Chest measurement is only for male candidates. Male candidates whose height is below the criteria mentioned above will be disqualified and will not be considered for chest measurement. Again, if the unexpanded chest is below the criteria mentioned above, the expanded chest of the candidate will not be measured and the candidate will be disqualified.

Phase III – Document Verification

  • Based on your performance in CBT and subject to your qualifying in PET & PMT, you will be called for Document Verification.
  • In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.
  • Your appointment is subject to your passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and successful completion of initial training.

RPF Final Selection

Final selection and appointment of candidates will be on the basis of Medical Fitness Test as conducted by the Railway Administration. Also, the candidates’ documents (qualification, category, etc.) should be in order.

Know more about RPF Recruitment 2018 by clicking the link below:

RPF Recruitment Notification for Constables & Sub-Inspectors 2018

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