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Number System and LCM/ HCF
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Ratio and Proportion
Mixture or Alligation
Profit, Loss and Discount
Time Distance and Speed
Time and Work
Square Roots & Cube Roots
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Linear and Quadratic Equations
2D - Mensuration
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Bar Graphs
Pie - Charts
Permutations and Combinations
Counting Techniques and Probability
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Reasoning Ability
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Blood Relations
Direction Sense
Seating Arrangement
Number Ranking and Time Sequence
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English Language
Spotting of Errors
Phrase Substitution
Ordering of Sentences (Jumbled-up Sentences)
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Synonyms & Antonyms
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General Awareness
Indian History
Physical and Indian Geography
Indian Polity and Constitution
Indian Economy
General Science
Traditional General Knowledge
Games and Sports
Awards and Honours
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What is 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 only central armed police force (CAPF) which has the power to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals. The force is under the authority of Ministry of Railways (India). The strength of RPF is about 65,000.

RPF Salary and Pay Scale?

  • Constables – Level 3 of 7th CPC Pay matrix with Initial Pay of Rs 21,700/-
  • Sub-Inspectors – Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay matrix with initial pay of Rs. 35,400/- and Allowances


What is the recruitment process of RPF 2018 ?

Only single online application has to be submitted by the candidate to the Employment Notice for the notified post through the link provided on the official website.

The entire recruitment process shall involve a Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV).

The date, time and venue for all the activities, namely, CBT, PET, PMT and DV or any other additional activity, as applicable, shall be fixed by CRC and shall be intimated in due course. Request for postponement of any of the above activity or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.

What is the syllabus for the RPF examination 2018 ?

General Awareness:

  • Environment
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science


  • Number systems
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and loss
  • Discount
  • Use of table and graphs
  • Mensuration
  • Time and distance
  • Ratio and proportion

General Intelligence & reasoning:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Judgment
  • 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

After you read this RPF Syllabus, go through the details of RPF Recruitment 2018:

What is the Eligibility Criteria for RPF examination 2018 ?

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
  • Educational Qualification and age:

    Category Educational Qualification Age
    Min Max
    Constable SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board. 18 25
    ( Executive)

    Physical Measurement:

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


    What are the age relaxations offered?

    The relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age for the following categories/ communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates:

    Srl No Category Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
    1 SC/ST Candidates 5 years
    2 OBC – Non Creamy Layer candidates 3 years
    3 Ex-servicemen candidates who have put in not less than 6 months continuous service after attestation. To the extent of service rendered in Armed Forces plus
    UR – 3 years, OBC-Non-creamy Layer – 6 years . SC/ST – 8 years
    4 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( Unreserved) UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
    5 Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & continuous service UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
    on date of reckoning.
    6 Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but remarried UR – 2 years
    OBC- Non-creamy layer – 5 years.
    SC/ST – 7 years


    What are the important dates for RPF 2018?

    Opening Date for Submission of On-Line Application Form and Fee: June, 2018
    Last Date of Submission of On-Line Application Form: 30June, 2018
    Last Date for On-Line Fee Payment: 2July, 2018
    Last Date for Off-Line Fee Payment: 05July, 2018


    What is the RPF examination fee 2018?

    Srl. No Candidates Categories Fee
    1 For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at Sl No. 2
    * Rs. 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
    Rs. 500/-
    2 For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex- serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class.
    * This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
    Rs. 250/-


    RPF Vacancies 2018

    The Groups of Zonal Railways and RPSF wise summary of vacancies for Constable is furnished below for immediate reference.

    Group Zonal Railway Male Female
    A SR, SWR & SCR 656 82 34 32 804 621 114 54
    B CR, WR, WCR & SECR 329 42 18 51 440 388 92 45
    C ER, ECR, SER & ECoR 877 184 134 92 1287 816 201 132
    D NR, NER, NWR & NCR 761 152 68 65 1046 646 141 75
    E NFR 136 5 12 7 160 128 17 14
    F RPSF 378 66 18 204 666 - - -
      Total 3137 531 284 451 4403 2599 565 320

    RPF Constable 2015 Cutoff Marks?

    RPF Constable Previous Cutoff Marks:

    Name of the Subject 

    Marks Allotted for Each Subject 

    RPF Constable 2015 Cutoff

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    General Intelligence/Reasoning






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