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About Railway RPF

The notification for Railway Protection Force (RPF) has been released by the The Railways Recruitment Board. There are a total of 9739 vacancies for the posts of Sub-Inspector & Constables. The online application for RRB RPF Recruitment 2018 ended on 30th June 2018.


RPF Recruitment Dates 2018

Event Date
Online Application Start Date 1st June 2018
Online Application Last Date 30th June 2018
Last Date For On-Line Fee payment 2nd July 2018
Last Date For Off-Line Fee payment 5th July 2018
Tentative Date For Exam September- October 2018



RPF Recruitment Vacancy 2018

A total of 9739 posts will be filled through RPF Recruitment 2018. Complete Details of vacancy for RPF Recruitment 2018 for Constable and Sub-Inspector is mentioned below.


Position Vacancy
Constable For Male 4403
Constable For Female 4216
SI (Sub Inspector) For Male 819
SI (Sub Inspector) For Female 301
Total 9739


Eligibility Criteria

Post Maximum Age Minimum Age
RPF Constable 25 Years 18 Years
RPF Inspector 25 Years 20 Years



Age Relaxation

Category Age Limit
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PWD 10 Years

RPF Recruitment Application Fee

The Online Application window for Railway Recruitment started from 1st June 2018 and will end on 30th June 2018. Candidates need to pay Rs. 500/- as application fee (UR & OBC) for RPF Recruitment 2018. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class must pay Rs. 250/- as application fee.

Exam Pattern

Railway RPF Exam will be carried out in 4 phases:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Document Verification (DV)

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Section Questions Max Marks Time
General Awareness 50 50 90
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence And Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120


  • CBT for RPF Recruitment Exam will constitute of multiple-choice objective type questions. There would be negative marking for every wrong answer – 1/3 marks will be deducted. The exam will be conducted in 15 languages in the Railway Exam will be as follows:
  • Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
  • RPF Recruitment Exam Pattern is same for Constable & Sub-Inspector posts. Level for Constable is 10th/matric level and level for Sub-Inspector is Graduate level.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Clearing Physical Efficiency Test (PET), which is qualifying in nature, is mandatory criterion for PET is as under:

For Constable:


Category 1600m Run 800m Run Long jump High jump
Constable Male 5 Min 45 Sec 14 Feet 4 Feet
Constable Female 3 Min 40 Sec 9 Feet 3 Feet



For Sub-Inspector:

Category 1600m Run 800m Run Long Jump High Jump
Constable Male 4 Min 9 Ft 3 Ft
Constable Female 6 Min 30 Sec 12 Feet 3 Feet 9 Inch



Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

For Constable & Sub-Inspector:

Category Height In cms Chest (In cms) (Only For Males)
UR/OBC 165 157 80 85
SC/ST 162 152 76.2 81.2
For Garhwalis, Horkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese And Other Categories Specified By Govt. 163 155 80 85


Document Verification

This is the final stage of selection process for RPF Recruitment. If candidates miss to appear for document verification then they will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.

RPF Recruitment Salary & 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