Railway Protection Force
Railway Protection Force

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of passengers, railway property, and infrastructure across the vast network of Indian Railways. To fulfill its mandate, the RPF regularly conducts recruitment drives to hire capable and dedicated individuals. If you’re considering a career in the RPF, here’s everything you need to know about the recruitment process.

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Latest RPF Vacancies

Constable, Sub Inspector - ( 4660 Posts)

Post NameConstable, Sub Inspector
Number of Posts ( 4660 Posts)
Job Location: -, Anywhere in India
Pay Scale: INR21700-35400
Last Date for application: 14th May 2024
Constable, Sub Inspector - RPF


The RPF offers various positions, including Constable, Sub-Inspector (SI), and others, depending on the requirements.

Constable, Sub Inspector – 4660 Posts

Post NameConstable, Sub Inspector – 4660 Posts
QualificationConstable: 10th pass or equivalent from a recognized Board.
Sub Inspector: Graduate from a recognized university. for more details please refer notification.
Pay ScaleRs.21700-35400/- Per Month
Age LimitMaximum 28 Years.
Application FeeFor all candidates: Rs.500/-.
For candidates who belong to SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen, Females, Minorities, or Economically Backward Class (EBC): Rs.250/-.
Advt No
Last DateMay 14, 2024
Apply OnlineClick Here to apply online (The link will be activated on 15th April 2024)
NotificationView Details

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age Limit: The minimum age for most positions is 18 years, and the maximum age varies based on the position and category (general, SC/ST, OBC).
  • Educational Qualifications: For Constable positions, candidates must have passed the 10th standard from a recognized board. For SI positions, a graduation degree is required.

Selection Process:

  • Computer-Based Test (CBT): The first stage of the selection process is a CBT that tests candidates’ knowledge in areas such as General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & Reasoning.
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Candidates who qualify in the CBT undergo a PET that includes tasks like running, long jump, and high jump.
  • Physical Measurement Test (PMT): Candidates’ physical measurements such as height and chest size are checked to ensure they meet the prescribed standards.
  • Document Verification: Candidates who clear the PET and PMT are called for document verification.
  • Medical Examination: Finally, candidates undergo a medical examination to ensure they are fit for the job.

Syllabus and Exam Pattern:

  • The CBT for both Constable and SI positions includes questions from topics like General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & Reasoning.
  • The exam pattern may vary slightly for each position, so candidates should refer to the official notification for detailed information.

Application Process:

  • Candidates can apply for RPF recruitment online through the official website.
  • They need to fill out the application form, upload required documents, and pay the application fee.

Preparation Tips:

  • Candidates should start their preparation early and follow a structured study plan.
  • They should focus on understanding the concepts rather than rote memorization.
  • Practicing previous years’ question papers and mock tests can help candidates familiarize themselves with the exam pattern and improve their time management skills.

RPF About Us

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. The force is under the authority of the Ministry of Railways (India). Its duties include:

  1. Ensuring the safety and security of passengers, passenger area, and railway property.
  2. Prevention and detection of crime on railways.
  3. Protection and safeguarding of valuables and passengers’ belongings.
  4. Assistance to passengers in distress.
  5. Crowd control and maintaining order in trains and railway premises.
  6. Ensuring the smooth flow of railway operations by managing emergencies and disruptions.

RPF personnel are responsible for patrolling trains, railway stations, and tracks to ensure the safety of passengers and property. They also assist other law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order on railway premises.
Official Website: https://rpf.indianrailways.gov.in/

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