RRB RPF Constables and RSPF SI Exam Model Papers

About Exam


RRB or Railway Recruitment Board conducts various exams in multiple stages to hire for various posts in the Indian Railways. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) Recruitment  (रेलवे भर्ती ) is also held with the same purpose. RPF exam will be carried out for recruitment of Constables & Sub-Inspectors in RPF, in various units of Indian Railways. Once you get selected as RPF constable or SI, you will be serving in the Railway Protection Force (रेलवे सुरक्षा बल).

Note that some other such important Railway recruitment are ALP (Loco-pilot), Group D jobs, ASM (Assistant Station Master), TC, etc. 

Exam Pattern


RRB RPF SI and Constables Exam Pattern

You have to go through 3 stages of exams and tests for RPF selection (कांस्टेबल भर्ती).

These 4 stages are:Computer Based Test (CBT)

  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Document Verification (DV)

RPF SI and Constables Exam Pattern (CBT)

Phase I Computer Based Test RPF Exam Pattern are given below. 1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. CBT shall be held at different centers across the country simultaneously for all the Groups. The standard of the examination will be 10th/Matric level

TestNo of QuestionsMarksTime
General Awareness505090 mins
Arithmetic3535
General Intelligence & Reasoning3535
Total120120

RPF SI and Constables Exam Pattern Phase II (PET, PMT)

Phase II includes Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Measurement Test. Based on the merit in Phase I, candidates will be called for Phase II. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. PET & PMT Exam Pattern are given below

RPF Constables criteria for PET

Category1600 meters Run800 meters RunLong JumpHigh Jump
Constable (Male)5 min 45 sec
14 feet4 feet
Constable (female)
3 min 40 sec9 feet3 feet

RPF Sub-Inspectors criteria for PET

Category1600 meters Run800 meters RunLong JumpHigh Jump
SI ( Male)6 min 30 sec
12 Feet3 Feet 9 inch
SI (Female)
4 mins9 Feet3 feet

RPF Document Verification Phase III (DV)

Based on your performance in CBT and subject to your qualifying in PET & PMT, you will be called for Document Verification (DV).

In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by the age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.

The aspirants must produce all original documents in support of their educational qualification, age, SC/ST/OBC status, where applicable domicile and any other extracurricular activities including NCC at the time of Viva-Voce and documents verification.

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.

The following documents in original, as well as their self-attested photocopies, will be required for verification in respect of candidates who qualify in PET/PMT.

  • 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of age.
  • 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of educational qualification.
  • Caste certificate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in the format prescribed for employment under Central Government.
  • Discharge certificate for Ex-Serviceman.
  • Two copies of self-attested color photograph
  • No Objection Certificate(NOC) from the present employer in case of serving Govt. employees.
  • Domicile certificate wherever applicable.

Eligibility


Candidates applying for the post shall be advised to ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post/examination. Once you will meet the eligibility criteria of post then you can apply for RPF. Here, we have provided the RPF eligibility details such as educational qualification, age limit etc. It is required to satisfy each and every eligibility conditions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizenship : Must be a citizen of India
  • Educational Qualification and age
Category Educational
Qualification
Age Experience
Sub Inspector (Exe) Graduate from a recognized university 20 25
Sub Inspector (Band) Potential Band Masters Course or equivalent 20 25 (subject to para (v) below
Constable(Exe) / Ancillary As provided in RPF
Rules
18 25
Constable (Band) As provided in RPF 18 25 02 years experience in specified musical instrument
Driver Grade-Ill Same as tor Constable (Exe) 20 25 Heavy vehicle driving License which must be least six months old.

Date of birth mentioned in Matriculation or equivalent certificate alone shall be acceptable. Age will be counted as on 1st July of the year if notification is issued between January and June; and ” 1st January of next year if notification is issued between July & December. Advertisement must specify cut-off dates for eligibility, for example “born between July 02, 1990 and July 01, 1997 (both days inclusive)” 

Relaxation in Age (as per order of the Government of India) :

Category Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the
State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period
1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (Unreserved)
UR-5 years
OBC-8 years
SC/ ST- 10 years
Only for post of Sub Inspector: Central Govt.
employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen,
who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & years
 continuous service on date of reckoning
UR-5 years
OBC-8 years
SC/ST-10
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but not remarried. UR-2 years
OBC-5 yearsSC/ST-7 years

Special provisions for ex-servicemen: Definition of “Ex-serviceman” shall be included in notifications, clearly mentioning that it does not include retired/discharged personnel of’ Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Central Police Organizations (CPOs). Ex-Servicemen will be required to clearly indicate all required particulars including community in the ONLINE Application and produce all documentary proofs including Community certificates in the prescribed format during document verification. Age may be relaxed beyond upper limit by 03 years for UR, 6 years for OBC and 8 years for SC/ ST after deduction of military service rendered (minimum of’ 6 months after attestation) from actual age as on the date of reckoning.

Physical Measurement


Category Height (in cms.) Chest (in cms) ( only for Male)
UR/OBC 165 157 80 85
SC/ST 160 152 76.2 81.2
For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and
other categories specified by Govt.
163 155 80 85

PET/ PMT

All candidates qualifying in 1600 mts/800 mts will be measured for eligibility with respect to height and chest. Chest measurements will be taken only for male candidates. If a male candidate’s unexpanded chest measurement is below eligibility limit, measurement for expansion of chest shall not be taken and he shall be treated as disqualified. Male candidates who do not have minimum height shall not be considered for measurements of chest and shall be treated as disqualified. Candidates who do not have minimum height, chest (unexpended/expended) (if applicable) shall be treated as having failed in PMT.

Syllabus


General Awareness Syllabus for RPF Constable & SI

Subjects

Topics

No. of Questions

General Knowledge
  • Static Gk
  • History (Only Basic)
  • Economics (Only Basic)
  • Indian Polity & Constitution (Basic)
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • General Science
26-30 Qs
Current Affairs 

 

  • CEO & Heads
  • Obituary
  • Sports
  • Government Schemes
  • National & International Affairs
  • Appointments & Resignations
  • Awards & Honours
19-23 Qs

Arithmetic Syllabus for RPF Constable and Sub Inspector

Topics

Important Areas 

No. of Expected Qs

Number system
  • LCM & HCF
  • Divisibility and Remainders
  • Rational & Irrational Numbers
  • Integers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Whole numbers
  • Properties of Numbers
2-3 Qs
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • SI 
  • CI
  • SI & CI Combination problems
2 Qs
Time and Work
  • Work Efficiency 
  • Work and Wages
  • Pipes & Cistern
2-3 Qs

Percentages

  • Arithmetic questions based on the application of Percentages
1-2 Qs

Averages

  • Calculation of Average in terms of Height, Marks, Age etc
  • Average Money Expenditure
  • Average temperature 
1-2 Qs

Profit, Loss, and Discount

  • True discount
  • M.P, C.P & S.P based problems
  • Successive Discount
  • Partnership
  • Discount and M.P based problems
2 Qs

Mensuration

  •  Area, Perimeter, and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
3-4 Qs

Simplification

  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Decimal and fractions
5-6 Qs

Ratio and Proportion

  • Ratio (Simple & Compound)
  • Direct or Indirect Proportion
  • Componendo & Dividendo
  • Third, Fourth & Mean Proportional
 1-2 Qs
Time and Distance
  •  Relative Speed Based Problems
  • Problems on Boats and Streams
  • Problems on Trains
 2-3 Qs
D.I.
  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Miscellaneous
1-2 Qs

General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus for RPF SI and Constable

Topics

Sub-Topics

No. of Questions

Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Clock & Calendar
  • Logical Puzzle
2-3 Qs
Classification
  • Image Based
  • Number based
  • Gk Based
  • Letter and Number
  • Letter Based
3-4 Qs
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Mirror Image
  • Water Image
  • Hidden Image
  • Pattern Completion
  • Cubes and Dices
  • Paper Folding
  • Paper Cutting
  • Missing Term
  • Counting Figures
  • Spatial Visualization
2-3 Qs
Order & Ranking
  • Matrix & Diagram related problems
1-2 Qs
Coding & Decoding
  • Letter shifting
  • Operation based on place value
  • Analogy
2-3 Qs
Venn Diagram
  • Logical Venn Diagram
1 Q
Distance and Direction
  • Route based problems
  • Problems based on Direction(Sun and it's image problems)
2-3 Qs
Series
  • Number Series
  • Mixed Series
  • Alphabetic Series
1-2 Qs
Blood Relation
  • General problems
  • Family Tree based problems.
  • Coded Blood Relations
1-2 Qs
Others
  • Matrix
  • Statement & Conclusion (Most Important)
  • Syllogism (Most Important)
  • Statement & Assumptions (Most Important)
  • Sequence-based problems (Dictionary based)
8-9 Qs

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