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RPF Recruitment 2018 Out – 9739 Vacancies Announced!

RPF Recruitment 2018 PDF – Railways have 9739 Vacancies for Railway Protection Force SI and Constable. Get complete details here.

RPF Recruitment 2018

Railway Protection Force invited online application for the post of Constable and Sub Inspector for both male and Female earlier this year in Railway Protection force of various Zones of Indian Railways and Railway Protection Special Force. Interested and eligible candidates applied for RPF and RPSF till 30th June 2018. RRB has released Railway Protection Force recruitment notification 2018 for the recruitment of 9739 vacant posts for Constable and SI. Around 50% of these vacancies are reserved for Women.

Vacancies for RPF Recruitment 2018:

Category RPF Constable Sub Inspector
Male Female Male Female
UR 3137 2599 454 157
SC 531 565 124 50
ST 284 320 69 28
OBC 451 732 172 66
Total 4403 4216 819 301

Important Dates for RPF Recruitment 2018:

Events Important Dates
Online Applications Start 1st June 2018
Last Date for Online Applications 30th June 2018
Last Date for Payment To be Released
Tentative Dates for Exam To be announced

Eligibility Details:

a) Citizenship: The applicant must be a citizen of India

b) Education: The applicant must have passed the Matriculation or equivalent examination conducted by a recognized Board. Class 10/SSLC/ Matriculation is essential for those applying for RPF Posts. Those awaiting their final examination results need not apply for the posts advertised.

Educational Qualification and age:

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

RPF Exam Pattern Selection Procedure :

Computer Based Test shall be held simultaneously for all Zonal Railways and RPSF. RPF Selection will be on the basis of 4 stages as follows:

  1. Written Examination (Computer Based Test)
  2. PET
  3. PMT (Measurement Test)
  4. Medical Examinations

Steps to apply for RPF Online Exam 2018

APPLY FOR RPF/RPSF CONSTABLE ONLINE FORM 2018

APPLY FOR RPF/RPSF SI ONLINE FORM 2018

  1. Click on the above link to apply for RPF Constable or SI Online exam 2018
  2. Fill the application form without any error
  3. Upload photograph and signature along with required documents
  4. Pay the application Fee if applicable
  5. Submit the application form.

Signatures of the candidate must be the same at the time of CBT, PET/PMT, and DV. If the signature of the candidate is found to be different at any stage, it will lead to cancellation of candidature.

Application Fee for RPF Recruitment:

S.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 Pay Scale:

  1. Constable: Level 3 of 7th CPC Pay matrix with initial pay of Rs. 21,700 and allowances.
  2. SI: Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay matrix with initial pay of Rs 35,400/- and Allowances

Stay tuned for more updates on RPF Recruitment 2018!

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RPF Cut off Marks 2018 | Previous year and Expected cut off

Check the RPF Cut Off of previous years and set your target score for the exam based on the expected cut off marks. Prepare for the RPF exam keeping this target score within sight and mind at all times.

Previous Years’ RPF Cut Off

The RPF Computer Based Test for Constable and SI is scheduled to be held tentatively in the month of November/December 2018. The application window has closed. And we suggest you to start preparing for the exam immediately if you haven’t already started. We also suggest you to go through the cut off of previous years to set your target score. We have provided in this article the official previous year RPF cut off and expected cut off 2018  . Those who qualify the Computer Physical Efficiency Test and Physical Measurement Test – after the CBT . Scroll down to read more.

Importance of Knowing RPF Cut off Marks

Aspirant should be familiar with the RPF cut off marks which will help them to get a fair idea of how much score they need to score in the exam to qualify. They can strategize their preparation accordingly. There exist total 9739 vacancies. Candidates equal to 10 times the vacancies will be selected for next stage. So, you need to secure the minimum marks needed to qualify as well as the surpass the cut off marks in order to appear in the merit list. The order in the merit list will matter at the time of final posting. Those who rank high will be given preference.

Types of RPF Cut off

Three types of cut off will be applied in the RPF SI and Constable exam as given below:

  • Qualifying cut off – It is the minimum percentage of marks to be secured in  the CBT exam. It is 35% for General category and 30% for SC and ST. This is the first criteria to qualify.
  • Sectional cut off – Sectional cut off is the minimum marks to be scored in each of the section to be eligible to qualify for the next stage.
  • Overall cut off –  It is the cut off applied on the total marks.

Factors that affect RPF Cut Off

Merit list is prepared on the basis of cut off marks. The cut off of any exam depends on multiple factors. We have listed some of the reasons below.

  • Difficulty level of the exam – The exam difficulty varies from time to time and also from one section to another section. Try to avoid negative marks and attempt questions which you know first. Based on the difficulty , the cut off marks is decided.
  • Number of vacancies –  The number of vacancies have gone down this year. In 2015, total 16000 + vacancies were announced. This means that there are less number of seats.
  • Number of aspirants –  More than Lakhs of candidates appear for RPF exam. This number is increasing so is the competition.

Expected RPF Cut Off 2018

Name of the Subject No. of Qs Marks RPF Expected Cut Off 2018
General Awareness 50 50 30+
Arithmetic 35 35 20+
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35 25+
 Total 120 Questions 120 Marks  75+

Official RPF Cut Off 2015

Section No. of Qs / Marks Cut Off Marks
General Awareness 50 23
Numerical Ability 35 20
Reasoning Ability 35 25
Total 120 68

How to Check the RPF Cut Off

Note: The cut off will be released officially after the conduct of exam.

  • First of all, visit the official RPF constable website and official RPF SI website.
  • Then, find and click on the cut off link for RPF Constable / SI.
  • Check the cut off score.

We wish you all the best for the exam! Give your 100% in the exam and hope to clear the exam.So,tell us, did you find our post on RPF Cut Off helpful? Then, keep visiting us regularly for more cut off updates. And do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. ‘Cause your opinion matters!

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RPF Recruitment 2018 – 9500 Vacancies expected soon

RPF Recruitment 2018 PDF – Railways to soon announce 9500 Vacancies for Railway Protection Force. Get complete detals here. 

RPF Recruitment 2018

Railway Minister, Mr. Piyush Goel has posted a tweet stating that the RRB will be a releasing a recruitment notification for Railway Protection Force. The Recruitment drive will be released in April to fil about 9500 Vacancies.50% of these vacancies will be reserved for Women. This is a milestone for the Indian Railways as far as recruitment is concerned. Already, a record number of 90,000 vacancies have been announced by Railways for Group C and Group D vacancies. According to a new tweet from the Indian Railways, about 1.5 crore candidates have already applied for these 90,000 posts. No other government organization in the world would have seen so many recruitment or vacancies. Railway Minister has stated that the RRB RPF Recruitment notification will be released soon.

Piyush Goyal@PiyushGoyal

रेलवे 1 लाख लोगों को नौकरी एक साथ देगी, जल्द ही रेलवे प्रोटेक्शन फ़ोर्स में भी 9,500 भर्तियां शुरु होंगी, जिसमें 50% नौकरियाँ महिलाओं के लिए आरक्षित होंगी। pic.twitter.com/Vnl7pkX2AK

Important Dates for RPF Recruitment 2018:

Exam Events Important Dates
Online Applications Start April 2018
Last Date for Online Applications To be released
Last Date for Payment To be Released
Tentative Dates for Exam To be announced

Important Highlights on RPF Recruitment 2018

Name of Board Railway Protection Force/Railway Protection Special Force
Name of Post Constable
Total Number of Vacancies 9500
Application Mode Online
Last Date of RPF Applications Submission To be Announced
Job Category Indian Railway Jobs
Job Location Anywhere in India
Official Website www.indianrailways.gov.in
Category RRB Notification

Eligibility Details

a) Citizenship: The applicant must be a citizen of India

b) Education: The applicant must have passed the Matriculation or equivalent examination conducted by a recognized Board. Class 10/SSLC/ Matriculation is essential for those applying for RPF Posts.

c)Age Limit:

Minimum Age – 18 years
Maximum Age – 25 years

d)Age Relaxation

Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years

e) Physical Standards: An applicant must have the following physical standards:

Category Height Male (in cms) Chest Unexpanded Male (in cms) Chest expanded Male (in cms)* Height Female (in cms)
UR/OBC 165 80 85 157
SC/ST 160 76.2 81.2 152

*A minimum expansion of 5 cms in chest is essential

RPF Exam Pattern Selection Procedure :

RRB ALP Selection will be based on 4 stages as follows:

  1. Written Examination
  2. PET
  3. PMT (Measurement Test)
  4. Medical Examinations

The applicants are shortlisted based on the following tests conducted by the Railway department

1. Written Test: The Written Examination will consist of 120 multiple-choice objective type questions of one mark each and shall be of 90 minutes duration. The questions paper will be of matriculation standard with 120 as maximum marks. The question paper will consist of 35 questions on General Intelligence & Reasoning, 35 questions on Arithmetic and 50 questions on General Awareness. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 1(one) mark and 1 (one) mark will be deducted for 4 (four) incorrect answers. No mark shall be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.

2) Physical Efficiency Test (PET): will consist of three events namely, 1600mts/800mts run, High Jump and Long Jump. A candidate has to qualify in all the three events as shown in the table given below. No marks shall be awarded to any of the events. The minimum qualifying standard for each event is as specified under:

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

3) Measurement Test: Only those applicants who qualify in the Written Examination shall be called for PET and Physical Measurement.

4) Medical Test: The applicants who are finally selected will be sent for a medical examination at a Railway Hospital. They will have to qualify in medical category ‘B-1’ as per the Indian Railway Medical Manual. Those wearing glasses or having flat foot, knock-knee, squint eye, color blindness and other bodily defects are not eligible for appointment.

 Application Fee for RPF Recruitment: 

General – Rs. 40

OBC/SC/ST/PWD – No application Fee

RPF Pay Scale:

Rs. 5200/- 20200/- with Grade pay Rs. 2000/-

Steps to apply for RPF Online Exam 2018

  1. Go to the official website www.indianrailways.gov.in
  2. Fill the application form without any error
  3. Upload photograph and signature along with required documents
  4. Pay the application Fee if applicable
  5. Submit the application form

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