Railway Protection Force Constable Eligibility Criteria

Railway Protection Force Constable Eligibility Criteria

To apply for Railway Protection Force an aspirant should meet various eligibility Criteria wrt to Education Qualification, Age Nationality, Number of attempts permissible etc. To know in detail about the topics/Chapters which are covered under these subjects for each Phases Railway Protection Force 2018-19 exams

Educational Qualification 


CategoryEducational QualificationAge
Min Max
Constable  ( Executive) SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board. 18 25

Physical Measurement:

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

Age Criteria 


Srl NoAge GroupUpper limit of Date of Birth ( Not earlier than)Lower limit of Date of Birth ( Not later than)
UROBC-Non Creamy LayerSC/STFor category/category all
1. 18 to 25 02.07.93 02.07.90 02.07.88 01.07.2000

Physical Measurement:

Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. The criteria for PET is as under:

Category1600 meters800 metersLong Jump>High Jump
Constable (Male) 5 min 45 secs - 14 feet 4 feet
Constable (Female) ---- 3 min 40 secs 9 feet 3 feet

Age : Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below: (Both dates inclusive)

Date of birth mentioned in 10th/Matriculation or equivalent certificate alone shall be acceptable. The lower and upper age limit indicated in the Employment Notice will be reckoned as on 1st July 2018.

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 NoCategoryAge 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 on date of reckoning. UR – 5 years

OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years

SC/ST – 10 years

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



The following documents in original, as well as their self attested photo copies will be required for verification in respect of candidates who qualify in PET/PMT.

  • 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of age.
  • 10th/Matriculation certificate as proof of educational qualification.
  • Caste certificate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in the format prescribed for employment under Central Government.
  • Discharge certificate for Ex-Serviceman.
  • Two copies of self attested colour photograph
  • No Objection Certificate(NOC) from the present employer in case of serving Govt. employees.
  • Domicile certificate wherever applicable

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