RPF SI Recruitment

RPF SI Exam Highlights

Railway Protection Force or RPF came into existence in 1872 to provide better protection and security of railway property. RPF works under the aegis of Indian Ministry Of Railways. It has the power to search, investigate, arrest and prosecute. Every year RPF and RPSF invite application from all the eligible candidates to fill the SI vacancies in various zones of Indian Railways.

RPF SI Exam Highlights

Conducting AuthorityRailway Recruitment Board
Website https://si2.rpfonlinereg.org
Posts Sub Inspector (Executive)
Mode of application Online
Application form release To be announced
Application form last date To be announced
Stages of Exam Phase 1 (CBT), Phase 2 (PET & PMT), Phase 3 (DOCUMENT VERIFICATION)

RPF SI Exam Notification

Indian Railway will release the official notification for Railway Protection Force & Railway Protection Special Force Sub-Inspectors (RPF & RPSF SI). The RPF SI notification will have all the details and candidates should go through it not to miss any important updates. All the candidates have to visit the official website for filling the online application form of RPF and RPSF SI. RPF SI Exam Pattern

Every year Railway conducts recruitment for the post of Sub-Inspectors. To get the dream job a candidate must be familiar with the RPF SI exam pattern. The entire recruitment of RPF SI will be objective type online mode. All stages of the RPF SI examination are mandatory. Railway Protection Force Sub-Inspectors or RPF SI will take place in three stages- Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV). A candidate has to qualify all the three stage to be appointed as RPF SI.

RPF SI Phase 1

RPF SI Phase 1 will be of objective type online mode. A candidate has the facility of choosing the exam language in which he/she wants to give the RPF SI Phase 1 exam from the set of languages mentioned in the Paper. RPF SI Phase 1 consists of 120 questions with a time limit of 90 minutes. RPF SI Phase 1 will have a penalty of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer.

Sr. No.Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1. General Awareness 50 50 1 hour 30 minutes
2. Arithmetic 35 35
3. General Intelligence & reasoning 35 35
  Total 120 1 hour 30 minutes

RPF SI Physical Efficiency Test And Physical Measurement Test

Candidates who qualify the Phase 1 of RPF SI will be called for the second stage of RPF SI recruitment ie for Phase 2. All the candidates need to follow certain parameters to be called for document verification, which is the last stage of RPF SI recruitment process. This is only qualifying in nature and no marks are awarded for it.

Category1600 meters run800 meters runLong jumpHigh jump
Sub-Inspector ( Exe) Male 6 min 30 secs - 12 ft 3 ft 9 inch
Sub-Inspector ( Exe) Female - 4 mins 9 ft 3 ft

RPF SI Document Verification

The last phase or stage of RPF SI recruitment is - document verification. A detailed analysis of the RPF SI application form that a candidate has filled during online applying procedure is checked and the candidates are asked to produce the documents of the information they have provided. If a candidate failed to provide all the documents required to present then his/her candidature is cancelled.

RPF SI Exam Syllabus

Before starting RPF SI preparation aspirants must be well versed with the detailed syllabus of the exam. Since RPF SI exam consists of questions from General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning so each section will have a different syllabus. A detailed look into the syllabus for RPF SI can be get from below:

General AwarenessArithmeticGeneral Intelligence & reasoning
Indian History Number systems Analogies
Art & Culture Whole numbers Similarities and differences
Geography Decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers Spatial visualization
Economics Fundamental arithmetical operations Spatial orientation
General Polity Percentages Problem solving analysis
Indian Constitution Ratio and Proportion Judgment
Sports Averages Decision making
General Science Interest Visual memory
  Profit and Loss Discriminating observation
  Discount Relationship concepts
  Use of table and graphs Arithmetical reasoning
  Mensuration Verbal and figure classification
  Time and Distance Arithmetic number series
    Non-verbal series
    Coding and decoding
    Statement conclusion
    Syllogistic reasoning

RPF SI Exam Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for applying online for RPF SI a candidate must possess some essential criteria as mentioned in the official notification of RPF SI. A candidate must not be younger than 20 years and older than 25 years on the date mentioned in the RPF SI official notification. This age limit pertains to general category.

RPF SI Age Criteria

PostAge Criteria
Sub Inspector (Executive) On 01.7.2018 the age of candidate shall be between 20 – 25 Years

RPF SI Age Relaxation

Like all other recruitment, RPF SI also provides relaxation in the upper age limit of the reserved category. This age relaxation varies from one category to another within the reserved category. To claim age relaxation a candidate must have a valid caste certificate that should be produced when asked.

Sr. No.CategoryAge Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 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.
  • 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

RPF SI Education Criteria

RPF ask for a bachelor’s degree in any subject from any recognized university to be eligible for applying online for RPF SI recruitment as on the date mentioned in the official notification of RPF SI. All the candidates who are waiting for their final year exam result should not apply as their candidature will be cancelled. Refer table below:

S.No.POSTEducational Qualification
1. Sub Inspector (Executive) Graduate from a recognized University

RPF SI Exam Calendar

Railway releases the notification for Sub-Inspectors exam every year. Till now the notification for RPF SI has not been released yet but as soon as the notification is out we will update you with all the details and important dates. A candidate should not wait for the last date to apply online and should fill the application form for RPS SI as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush.

RPF SI Exam Dates

Registration Open on designated online portal To be announced
Online Payment of Application Fees To be announced
Registration Closes To be announced

RPF SI Vacancy

Since the official notification of RPF SI is not out so the exact number of vacancies for RPF SI can not be told right now. A candidate is advised to visit the official website to know details. The number of vacancies for RPF SI can be in lines with the vacancies of the previous year. We will also update you with all the details of RPF SI vacancies once the official notification for RPF SI is out. Given below is the previous year vacancies.

GroupZonal RailwayMaleFemale
A SR, SWR & SCR 75 9 21 21 126 29 5 9 9 52
B CR, WR, WCR & SECR 59 24 13 48 144 22 11 5 18 56
C ER, ECR, SER & ECoR 149 49 21 68 287 59 18 9 26 112
D NR, NER, NWR & NCR 96 36 10 31 173 39 14 4 12 69
E NFR 21 5 1 3 30 8 2 1 1 12
F RPSF 54 1 3 1 59 - - - - -
Total 454 124 69 172 819 157 50 28 66 301

How To Apply

Before applying for RPF SI, a candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria for the post. Candidates are advised to apply online through the official website of the Railways. Since the procedure to apply for RPF SI is online so here are some basic steps to follow-

  • Click on the application link for the recruitment of Sub-Inspector and enter the details asked.
  • A registration number and password will be generated and should be noted down.
  • A candidate should log in again using that registration number and fill all the details asked.
  • After completion of all the details, the candidate will be directed to the payment page if paying online.
  • After payment of the RPF SI fee, the candidate can start filling the next part of the application form.
  • Those paying offline challan will have to wait for some hours or two days to complete the third part of the RPF SI online application form.
  • Candidate paying offline challan will have to submit all the details of the beneficiary account to get the refund.
  • After completion of all the part, a candidate should take out the print out of the RFI SI Application form.
  • All the documents asked to upload and the candidature picture should be in the dimensions as mentioned in the RPF SI official notification.

RPF SI Application Fee

A candidate filling the application of RPF SI has to pay the fee through online mode only. The application fee for RPF SI varies for general and reserved category. The fees paid for the RPF SI will be refunded to the candidates once they appear for the computer based online exam of RPF SI. For further details of the RPF SI application fee refer to the table below-

S.No.CategoriesApplication 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/Exserviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class. * This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT. Rs. 250/-

RPF SI Admit Card

All candidates should download their call letter from Railway official website by entering his/her details i.e. Registration Number/Roll Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the RPF SI admit card will be sent by post or courier to any candidate. All candidates should bring this admit card print out along with an original id proof and its photocopy. Without this admit card no candidate will be allowed to give the RPF SI online exam.

RPF SI Salary

A candidate appointed as RPF SI will be paid in Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay matrix. Besides this RPF SI will be eligible for other benefits which include dearness allowance, house rent allowance, transport allowance, children education allowance, medical facilities, CSD facility etc. Candidates appointed as RPF SI will be covered under the national pension system (NPS) of the government. The Salary for RPF SI is given below:

Sub Inspector (Executive) Level 6 of 7th CPC pay Matrix with initial pay of Rs. 35,400/- plus other allowances admissible at that time.

RPF SI Exam Result

After the completion of the online exam of RPF SI, all the candidates are always eager to know the dates for the final result. The final result for RPF SI can be downloaded from the official website of the Railways. The exact date for the declaration of the RPF SI will be mentioned in the official notification of RPF SI once it is out.