Railway Protection Force SI Recruitment – 452 Sub-Inspector Posts

Ministry of Railways.
Last Date: 14/05/2024.

Ministry of Railways, Government of India has released an employment notification for the recruitment of 452 Posts of Sub-Inspector (Executive) in Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force. Interested and eligible candidates may apply online here. 

Railway Protection Force Constable Recruitment

Name of post: Sub-Inspector (Executive)
Name of organisation: Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force

No of posts: 452 Posts
# Male: 384 posts
# Female: 68 posts
Pay: Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay matrix with initial pay of Rs 35,400/- and Allowances.
Advertisement No: CEN No. RPF 01/2024
Helpline for candidates: For any queries related to technical issues of submission of Application of CEN (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all working days)

Eligibility Criteria of Railway Protection Force SI Recruitment

Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit: Candidate age must be between 20 to 28 years as on 1st July 2024.

Age Relaxation: The category-wise age relaxation is as mentioned below
# SC/ST: 5 years
# OBC (Non-Creamy Layer): 3 years
+ For more details, pl check official notification .

Medical Fitness: Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the prescribed medical standard for the post.

Educational Qualification: Candidate must be a Graduate from a recognized university.

Application Fee for RPF SI Recruitment

Candidates have to pay an examination fee as mentioned below as per their categories or community: 
Category Fee
SC Rs 250/-
ST Rs 250/-
Female Rs 250/-
Ex-Serviceman Rs 250/-
Minorities Rs 250/-
Economically backward class. Rs 250/-
Others Rs 500/-
Payment Mode: ONLINE fee payment only through internet banking, debit/credit cards, or UPI will be accepted. All applicable service charges shall be borne by the candidate.

How to Apply for Railway Protection Force Recruitment ?

Interested and eligible candidates may apply online for these vacancy through online mode by visiting official RPF Recruitment Portal. Candidates may follow below mentioned steps to apply for RPF Recruitment.

# Scroll down, go to Important Web-Links section .

# Click on the "Online Application Form" and candidates will be asked to Create an Account .

# In the next stage, click on "Online Application Form" Link and Login.

# Fill your all personal and educational details and upload necessary documents.

# Make payment of application fee as per your category and submit the form.

# At the end, take a print out of the application form .

Important Dates of RPF Recruitment 2024

# Starting date of submission of online application: 15th April 2024
# Last date of submission of online application: 14th May 2024
# Dates for Modification window for corrections in application form: 15th to 24th May 2024

Important Web-Links of RPF SI Vacancy

Online Application Form Click Here
Advertisement Details Click Here
Official Website Click Here

Selection Process of RPF SI Recruitment

The recruitment process of Sub-Inspector posts under Railway Protection Force (RPF) shall comprise of the following stages:

(i) Computer Based Test (CBT)
(ii) Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
(iii) Document Verification (DV)


Computer Based Test (CBT)

Name of exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)

Date of exam: To be updated later

Mode of exam: Online (CBT)

Duration of exam: 90 minutes

Total no. of questions: 120 nos

Type of questions: Multiple Choice Question

Standard of questions: The standard of examination will be Graduation level.

Negative marking: There shall be negative marking @1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.

Pass marks: Minimum pass percentage for eligibility: UR, EWS and OBC-NCL - 35%, SC & ST - 30%

Normalization: Normalization of marks will be done for CBTs held in multiple shifts.
Medium of examination:
 Questions for CBT will be available in English, Hindi and 13 regional Indian languages (viz., Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu). Accordingly, candidates must choose their medium of examination from any one amongst those listed in the ONLINE application form. CBT questions will be displayed in the language opted and in English.


Syllabus for CBT


Questions are likely to cover topics pertaining to the following syllabus.

# Arithmetic (35 marks): Questions on Number System, Whole Numbers, Decimal & Fractions and relationship between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Use of Tables & Graphs, Mensuration, Time & Distance, etc.

# General Intelligence and Reasoning (35 marks): Questions on Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving Analysis, Judgement, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discriminating observation, Relationship concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Verbal & Figure classification, Arithmetic number series, Non-verbal series, Coding and Decoding, Statement- Conclusion, Syllogistic reasoning, etc.

# General Awareness (50 marks): Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the Environment around him/her and its application to society; to test knowledge of current Events and such matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to Indian History, Art and Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Sports, General Science, etc.


Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Measurement Test (PMT)


# Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CBT shall be called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Measurement Test (PMT) & Document Verification (DV) to the extent of 10 times the number of vacancies in each category for Male/Female/Ex-Servicemen as per merit.

# Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET, however, they will have to undergo PMT.

# In case requisite candidates from the above shortlisted candidates do not qualify in PET/ PMT, and there is a shortfall in any category/Group of Male/Female/Ex-Servicemen, additional candidates to the extent of 10 times the shortfall will be called for PET/ PMT for a second round of PET/ PMT as per their merit in CBT. There shall be a maximum of two rounds of PET/ PMT. If vacancies of Female and Ex-servicemen are not filled up after second round of PET/ PMT, vacant posts will be filled up by Male candidates of respective category.

# Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded.  

Document Verification (DV)


# Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and subject to their qualifying in PET & PMT, candidates shall be considered for Document Verification.

# Candidates who do not appear for Document Verification will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in CBT and PET/PMT.

# Candidates shortlisted for DV will have to submit all their original documents along with two sets of self-attested photocopies at the time of DV.

# Further, these candidates should upload the scanned copies (in true colour) of Photo & Signature before their DV date through the portal - https://oirms-ir.gov.in/rrbdv.

# No additional time will be given to the candidates who are not producing their original certificates on their date of DV and the candidature of such candidates is liable to be forfeited.

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