Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable 2018 : Selection Process, Syllabus & Guide Books | AssamCareer.com :: Jobs In Assam, Guwahati and North East India
Enter Your Email Address for Free Job Updates

November 30, 2018

Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable 2018 : Selection Process, Syllabus & Guide Books

The selection process and syllabus for the recruitment of Constable in Railway Protection Force (RPF) & Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) are as follows:

Phase I - Computer Based Test (CBT):

I) CBT shall be held at different centres across the country simultaneously for all the Groups.

II) Candidates shall have following language options for Computer Based Test (CBT) out of which they shall have opt for any one.
(1) Hindi (2) English (3) Urdu (4) Tamil (5) Telugu (6) Konkani (7) Malayalam (8) Kannada (9) Marathi (10) Gujarati (11) Bengali (12) Odia (13) Assamese (14) Manipuri and (15) Punjabi.

III) The standard of examination will be 10th/Matric level.

IV) Candidates will be required to answer all questions and shall be awarded 01(one) mark for each correct answer. Negative marks shall be awarded for every wrong answer. 1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. No mark shall be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.

V) Detailed instructions will be mentioned in the e-call letter for CBT regarding date, venue, reporting time, attendance, capture of biometric details, terminal/seat allotment etc.

VI) Candidates allowed to enter the examination hall/room will be required to mark presence as prescribed which will form the basis for the absentees’ statement. Signature and biometric thumb impressions of both thumbs of all candidates will be obtained as proof of appearing in the CBT test.

VII) After entering respective halls/rooms, candidates will take their allotted seats. Candidates will be strictly prohibited from bringing into examination halls/rooms any book or part of book, paper, calculator, mobile phones, gadgets of any description or from communicating from each other or from communicating with any person outside the examination hall/room. CCTV surveillance /videography of every hall/room of the centre shall be conducted in such a manner that the face of the candidate is captured during the examination to obviate the possibility of impersonation.

VIII) Candidates will fill their roll numbers and other particulars as specified at the appropriate places provided for this purpose.

IX) No candidates will be allowed to leave the hall/room till the conclusion of the examination. After the examination is over, necessary follow-up action shall be ensured by Agency concerned as per instructions received from Chairman, Central Recruitment Committee.

X) It will be necessary to obtain 35% marks (30 % marks by SC and ST candidates) to qualify in the CBT.

XI) All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test on the specified date, time and venue as per the e-call letter to be downloaded by the candidates from the websites of Indian Railways. The information about the e-call letter download shall be communicated through the websites as well as personnel email communication to the candidates.

Total Duration : 90 min.
No. of Questions: 120
Question Type and Syllabus:

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

b. Arithmetic (35 marks): Questions on Number systems, whole numbers, decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of table and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and proportion etc.

c. General Intelligence & reasoning (35 marks): Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

Phase II - Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT):

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for PET and PMT to the extent of 10 times the category wise total vacancy in Group of Zonal Railways/RPSF notified. However, this limit may be increased/decreased as required ensuring availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. 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:

a) Constable (Male):

1600 meters run: 5 min 45 secs
Long jump: 14 feet
High jump: 4 feet

b) Constable (Female):

800 meters run: 3 min 40 secs
Long jump: 9 feet
High jump: 3 feet


(i) For 1600/800 meters event only one chance will be given. For the remaining events viz Long Jump and High jump, the candidates will be given up to 2 chances each.

(ii) Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET, However, they will have to undergo PMT.

(iii) A Candidate must qualify in all Tests as per above norm to be eligible for consideration.

(iv) All the candidates qualifying in 1600 mtrs/800 mtrs will be measured for eligibility with respect to height and chest. Chest measurement will be taken only for male candidates. If a male candidate’s unexpanded chest measurement is below eligibility limit, expanded measurement shall not be taken and he shall be treated as disqualified.

(v) Male candidates who do not have minimum height shall not be considered for measurement of chest and shall be treated as disqualified.

(vi) Candidate who do not have minimum height, chest (unexpanded/expanded) shall be treated as having failed in PMT.

(vii) PET/PMT is qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded.

(viii) A grievance redressal cell will be set up for redressal of grievances related to Height and Chest measurements.

Phase III: Document Verification (DV)

(i) Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and subject to their qualifying in PET & PMT, candidates will be called for Document Verification.

(ii) In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.

(iii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and successful completion of initial training.

(iv) Candidates may please note that CRC only recommends names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administration.

(v) Candidates who do not appear for Document Verification will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.

Guide Books:

As the time is very limited now for extensive preparation, you may check the following book for revision purpose