Railway RPF Recruitment 2018 : 9739 Vacancies, Selection Procedure

Railway RPF Recruitment 2018 : 9739 Vacancies, Selection Procedure

Indian Ministry of Railways, Government of India has declared a Railway Protection Special Force/ Railway Protection Force (RPSF /RPF) Recruitment 2018 notification to recruit the candidates for the post of Sub-Inspectors & Constable. Ministry of Railway is recruiting the 9739 candidates for this post. If you guys are interested in the Railway job, you need not wait a long. Because Railway Ministry has announced the large number of post for Railway Protection Force (RPF).

Railway RPF Recruitment 2018

You will be able to fill the application form online from 1st June 2018 (10:00 am). Fill the application form quickly so that you can get the nearest exam centre as it is served on the basis of First Come, First Serve. Both Female and Male are eligible to apply for this post.

Railway RPF Recruitment 2018 – Important Dates

Below are the important dates for the Railway Recruitment Process.

Event Date
Start Date to Apply Online 1st Jun 2018
Last Date of online Application Registration 30th Jun 2018
Dept Govt
Vacancies 9739
Posts Protection Force

Railway Protection Force (RPF) Vacancies 2018

There are 9739 total number of posts category wise that are distributed as given below.

Total Number of Posts For Sub-Inspector = 1120

RPF Sub-Inspector Vacancies 2018

Total Number of Posts For Constables = 8619

RPF Constables Vacancies 2018

RPF Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should go through the below eligibility criteria or requirement for the post before applying online.

RPF Educational Qualification & Age Limit

For Sub-Inspector (Executive) & Age Limit

Candidate must be graduate from a recognised university.

RPF Sub-Inspector Age Limit

For Constable (Executive) & Age Limit

Candidate must passed the 10th standard or metric from a recognised board.

RPF Constable Age Limit

Note : Age Limit will be considered as on 1st July 2018.

Age Relaxation for Raliway RPF Post

Age relaxation details for Railway RPF post is given below

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC – Non Creamy Layer Candidates 3 Years
EX-S (works at least 6 months) To the extent of
service rendered in
Armed Force plus
UR – 3 years,
Layer – 6 years.
SC/ST – 8 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been
domiciled in the State of Jammu &
Kashmir during the period from 1st
January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (
UR – 5 years
layer – 8 years
SC/ST – 10 years
Central Govt. employees
(Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen
who have rendered not less than 3
years of regular & continuous service
on date of reckoning.
UR – 5 years
layer – 8 years
SC/ST – 10 years
Widows, divorced women and women
judicially separated from husband but
UR – 2 years
OBC- Non-creamy
layer – 5 years.
SC/ST – 7 years

RPF Date of Birth Range

Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below: (Both dates inclusive)

Date of Birth Candidates in Railway RPF

RPF Pay Scale or Salary

Sub-Inspector : Candidate will get the Level 6th of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay (starting salary) of Rs. 35,400 and allowance.

Constable : Candidate will get the Level 3rd of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay (starting salary) of Rs. 21,700 and allowance.

Job Profile Salary
Sub-Inspector 35,400
Constable 21,700

RPF Application Fees

See below the feed need to pay for application but will be refunded after appearing for the exam.

Candidate Categories Fee
For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at SI No. 2

* Rs. 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT

For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/ Female/ Minorities/ Economically backward class.

* Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT


Note : Female candidates who have earlier applied in response to Notification No. 01/2016 issued by South Central Railway need not to apply fresh. But they have to fill remaining details.

RPF Selection Process

Below are the process for the selection of candidates to get the Sub-Inspector and Constable job profile in RPF (Railway Protection Force).

A. Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam Pattern is same for both Sub-Inspector & Constable.

Subjects No.
Marks Time
General Awareness 50 50 1 hrs 30 mins
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120
  • Paper will be based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Level of exam for Sub-Inspector : 10th/ matric
  • Level of exam for Constable : Graduate Level
  • Negative Marking : 1/3rd part of mark for every wrong answer from total score.
  • 15 Language eligible in Railway Exam : Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati,  Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.

B. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

It will be qualifying in nature but while passing it also mandatory for the candidates. The required features for the PET are given below.

RPF Sub-Inspector PET

RPF Sub-Inspector PET

RPF Constable PET

RPF Constable PET

C. Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

For both Constable & Sub Inspector

RPF Constable & Sub-Inspector PMT

D. Document Verification

It is mandatory for all the candidates to appear for document verification. Otherwise candidates will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.

Note : Shortlisted candidates should produce NOC from the employer on the date of his/her DV failing which their candidature will be cancelled.
Signatures of the candidates on all documents should be identical, either in English or Hindi.

If candidates have still any problems or doubts for applying or any queries, please leave any comment in below box.

Railway RPF Official Notification

You can check more details in the Railway RPF official notification by clicking on below link.

Railway RPF Official Notification

All the best for your upcoming exam!

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  1. harish kumar saini

    RPF recruitment date kab a rhi hai

    1. 3 FEBRUARY

  2. thanks for sharing this information.have shared this link with others keep posting such information..

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