1. RRB RPF 2023 Notification

The Railway Recruitment Board will announce the RRB RPF 2023 notification on their official website https://indianrailways.gov.in/ . RRB RPF( Railway Protection Force) 2023 examination is conducted all over India to select the candidates for the constable and sub-inspector posts. As per RRB RPF 2018 notification there are 9739 vacancies. Both Males and Females can apply for the RRB RPF post. Before applying for the post a candidate must see the eligibility criteria for the RRB RPF post. A candidate can also check past notifications of RRB RPF to check the syllabus and exam pattern. The link for RRB RPF 2018 notification is given below,

Check here for RRB RPF 2018  Notification

2. About RRB RPF 2023 Exam

RRB RPF 2023 exam notification is yet to be released. RRB RPF 2023 examination is conducted online. RRB RPF selection process contains 4 stages and the complete exam pattern is given below,

2.1 CBT (Computer-based exam)

A candidate can opt for any medium for examination. RRB RPF CBT exam contains three subjects which are mentioned below,

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsNo. of Marks Duration
Arithmetic3535        90 min
General Intelligence & Reasoning3535
General Awareness5050
Total12012090 minutes


Note: There is a penalty for wrong answers. 1/3 mark is subtracted for a wrong answer and no mark will be subtracted for an un-attempted question. 

2.2 PET (Physical Efficiency Test) and PMT (Physical measurement test)

The physical efficiency test for the post of constable and sub-inspector posts is a different measurement of the physical efficiency test is given below.

For the post of Sub-Inspector

Gender1600 Metre run800 Metre run Long JumpHigh Jump
Male 6 min 30 sec12 feet3 feet 9 inc
Female4 min9 feet3 feet


For the post of Constable

Gender1600 Metre run800 Metre run Long JumpHigh Jump
Male 5 Min 45 sec14 feet4 feet
Female3 min. 40 sec9 feet 3 feet


Physical measurement test is conducted for both Constable and Sub-Inspector posts.

CategoryChest in cm (Only for Males)Heights in cm
For Dogras, Grahwalis, Gorkhas, Kumaonese and 

other categories specified by Govt.



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4. RRB RPF 2023 Exam Highlights

RRB RPF is conducted to recruit the police force for constable and sub-inspector posts. The highlights for RRB RPF are given below

                                          RRB RPF 2023 Highlights 
Name of the ExaminationRRB Railway police force. 
Conducting BodyRailway Recruitment Boards (RRB)
Name of postConstable and Sub-inspector posts
Exam Type LevelAll India level
RRB RPF 2023 NotificationTo be Notified
RRB RPF CBT exam dateTo be Notified
Total vacanciesTo be Notified
Selection process of RRB RPF
  1. CBT (Computer based test)
  2. PET (Physical efficiency test)
  3. PMT (Physical measurement)
  4. Document verification.
Age limit18 to 20 (For Constable) and 20 to 25 (For Sub inspector)
Educational QualificationGraduate from a recognized University.
Official websiteIndianRailway(indianrailways.gov.in)


5. RRB RPF 2023 Online Application & Fee

Candidates who are applying for the RRB RPF exam should refer to the full notification first to understand the exam syllabus and marking scheme. A candidate must visit the official website of RRB  IndianRailway(indianrailways.gov.in)

5.1 Online application process

  • Download the notification and read the eligibility criteria before applying.
  • Click on the online application link for RRB Constable and Sub-inspector posts. Enter the basic details such as name, DOB, Mothers’s name, father’s name, etc. Submit the details.
  • Select the Photo tab and upload the photo According to the specifications.
  • After submitting the application form registration ID and password will be generated.
  • The application details are directed to the payment gateway. The payment must be done online/ offline mode. 
  • Download the application form for future reference. 

5.2 Exam Fee Details

Candidates who are applying for the RRB RPF 2023 post will have to pay prescribed fees. The application fees as per category are mentioned below,

S.NOCandidate categoryFee
1URRs 500/- ( Out of which Rs 400 is refundable)
2SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/Females/Economically weaker section/minoritiesRs 250/- ( Out of which Rs 250 is refundable)


6. RRB RPF 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the RRB RPF posts a candidate must see the eligibility criteria which are given below

6.1 Educational qualifications

  • 10th, 12th or any graduation from a recognized institute are eligible for RRB RPF (Railway Protection Force)
  •  RRB RPF Sub Inspectors are required to have a graduate degree from an accredited university.

6.2 Age limit

The age limit For constables is 18 to 25 years and for Sub-Constable 20 to 25 years. Upper age limit candidates are given age relaxation which is given below,

S.NoCategoryAge relaxation
1SC/ST5 years
2OBC3 years
3Ex-servicemen Up to the length of service rendered in defence 

UR- 3 years

OBC- 6 years

SC/ST- 8 years

4 A candidate who is normally residing in Jammu & Kashmir from January 1st to December 31stUR – 5 years

OBC- 8 years

SC/ST – 10 years

5Central government employees other than Ex-servicemenUR – 5 years

OBC- 8 years

SC/ST – 10 years

6Divorced, a woman who is judicially separated from her husband, divorced UR – 2 years

OBC- 5 years

SC/ST – 7 years


7. RRB RPF 2023- Important Dates

RRB RPF 2023 notification is not yet released. A candidate who is applying for RRB RPF must stay updated and never miss updates from the Railway Recruitment Board. The Important dates are tabulated below,

RRB ALP and Technicians notification 2023Important dates
RRB ALP and Technicians notification 2023To be notified 
Online application form releaseTo be notified 
Last date of payment through onlineTo be notified 
CBT 1(preliminary exam)To be notified 
Declaration of the result of CBT 1To be notified 
PET (Physical Efficiency Test) To be notified 
PMT (Physical Measurement Test)To be notified 


8. RRB RPF Selection Procedure

RRB RPF 2023 notification will be released on the official website of RRB. The selection procedure of RRB RPF contains 4 stages mentioned below,

  1. CBT (Computer-based one):  It contains 120 questions for 1 hour and 30 minutes. A candidate can select a medium of language. All the detailed instructions will be given in the E-call letter, minimum qualifying mark for general category candidates is 35%, and for SC/ST is 30%.  
  2. PET( Physical efficiency test) and PMT (Physical Measurement Test): Based on the score obtained in the computer-based test the candidates are called for PET and PMT. This stage is qualifying in nature. 

Document verification 

This is the last stage for the RRB RPF exam. The selected candidates are called for Document verification and the selected candidate should produce a NOC certificate. All the Important documents which are mentioned at the time of the application process should be submitted for document verification. After that final posting will be given.

9. RRB RPF Syllabus 2023

RRB RPF exam contains one CBT exam for all posts. The syllabus of RRB RPF contains three subjects and the complete syllabus of RRB RPF is given below,

General Awareness

Indian HistoryCulture and societyGeography
Indian PolityEconomicsIndian constitution
General ScienceSports Current affairs, etc



Whole numbers, decimals, integers, fractionAverageDiscount, SI, CI, Interest
Direction and distanceProbabilityPermutation and combination
Data interpretationRatio and ProportionProfit and loss, etc.


General Intelligence & Reasoning

Analogies Spatial visualisationSimilarities and differences
Coding and


JudgmentNumber series
Arithmetical reasoningStatement conclusionSyllogistic reasoning
Visual memoryVerbal and figure




Arithmetic, non-verbal series Problem-solving analysis Relationship concepts
Decision-making, etc


10. RRB RPF Vacancy 2023: Category-Wise

The RRB RPF 2023 notification is not yet released. A candidate can refer to RRB RPF 2018 category-wise vacancies of SI and constable which is given below,

RRB RPF (SI and Constable) 2018 Category-wise vacancies is given below
GroupZonal RailwayMaleFemale
ASR, SWR & SCR65682343280462111454138927
BCR, WR, WCR,&SECT3294218514403889245187712
CER, ECR, SER&ECoR8771841349212878162011322421391
DNR, NER, NWR, NCR76115268651046646141751441006


11. RRB RPF Cut-Off: Expected & Previous Year’s Cut-off Marks

A candidate can check the previous year’s cut-off of RRB RPF 2018 is given below.

                                        RRR RPF SI 2018 Cut-off category-wise


                               RRB RPF Constable 2018 cut-off category-wise


12. RRB RPF 2023 Salary Structure

The salary for the constable will be between Rs 26,000 to Rs 35,400/- per month. The salary structure is divided into Class X, Class Y, and Class Z according to their population.

Class X – Generally it contains those cities which have more than 50 lakhs population in metropolis cities.

Class Y- Generally it contains those cities which have a population between 5 to 50 lakhs in metropolis cities and other big cities.

Class Z-Generally contains those cities which are having below 5 lakhs population in small cities and villages. 

 The salary structure of the RRB RPF constable is given below

Salary StructureClass XClass YClass Z
Basic payRs 21,700Rs 21,700Rs21,700
Dearness allowanceRs 868Rs 868Rs 3,600
House rent allowanceRs 5,208Rs 3,472Rs 1,734
Transportation allowanceRs 3,600Rs 3,600Rs 3,600
RPF Constable SalaryRs 31,270Rs 29,636Rs 27,902


13. RRB RPF 2023 Exam Centre

The exam center for RRB RPF is decided as per zone wise which is mentioned below,

Railway ZonesExam Centers
Southern Railway (SR)Chennai, Madurai, Palghat, Trichy, Thiruvananthapuram.
South Western Railway (SWR)Hubli, Bangalore, Nagpur, Raipur.
South Central Railway (SCR)Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Vijayawada, Nanded.
Central Railway (CR) Mumbai, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Pune, Sholapur.
Western Railway (WR) Mumbai, CST, BCT, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Ratlam, Rajkot, Bhavnagar.
Western Central Railway (WCR) Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota.
South East Central Railway (SECR)  Bilaspur, Nagpur, Raipur.
Eastern Railway (ER)Kolkata, Howrah – I, Howrah- II, Sealdah, Malda, Asansol, Chittaranjan.
East Central Railway (ECR)Hajipur, Danapur, Mugalsarai, Dhanbad, Sonpur, Samastipur.
South Eastern Railway (SER)Garden Reach, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur, Ranchi, Shalimar
East Coast Railway (ECoR)Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Waltair, Sambalpur
Northern Railway (NR)Baroda, House, New Delhi, Delhi – I, Delhi – II, Ambala, Moradabad, Lucknow, Firozpur
North Eastern Railway (NER)Gorakhpur, Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi, DLW
North Central Railway (NCR) Allahabad, Jhansi, Agra
North East Frontier Maligaon, Guwahati, Katihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia.


14. RRB RPF Preparation Tips 2023

A candidate must prepare himself/herself before giving the exam. RRB Railway protection force is one of the prestigious exams which is conducted by the Railway recruitment board for the Constable and SI posts. Here are some important tips for preparing for the RRB RPF exam.

  • A candidate must prepare the roadmap of the RPF exam which must contain the exam pattern, syllabus, previous year papers, etc. 
  • A candidate must prepare a study plan according to his/her schedule. A study plan must include understanding the concepts and revision.
  •  Giving mock tests daily helps in improving the score for exams.
  • Always try to solve easy questions first and then hard questions in order to attempt maximum questions.

15. RRB RPF 2023 Admit Card & Call Letter

The RRB RPF 2023 Admit card and e-call letter will be issued 10 days prior to the exam (CBT/PET/PMT/document verification). E-call letter will be sent to the eligible candidates via mail or SMS. A candidate can download the E- call letter and read the instructions carefully written in the E-call letter. A candidate must bring identity proof along with a photograph before going to the exam. 

16. RRB RPF CBT 2023 Result

The  RRB RPF 2023 Computer-based test (CBT) results will be announced a few days after the RRB RPF exam. The results will be announced on the official website of RRB Indian Railway (indianrailways.gov.in).

17. RRB RPF 2023 Physical efficiency test/Physical measurement test

After RRB RPF CBT exam eligible and shortlisting candidates are called for the Physical efficiency test and physical measurement test. Suitable candidates are selected for the RRB constable and SI posts. 

18. FAQ's

1. What is the Age limit for RRB RPF 2023 exam?

Ans. The age limit for constables is 18 to 25 years and for Sub-Inspector 20 to 25 years.

2. What is the selection process for the RRB RPF?

Ans. The selection process for RRB RPF is given below,

Stage 1: Computer-based test (CBT)

Stage 2: PET( Physical efficiency test) and PMT (Physical Measurement Test)

Stage 3: Document verification. 

3. Which posts are released in RRB RPF notification?

Ans.  Constable and Sub-inspector posts are released in RRB RPF. 

4. How many vacancies are there in RRB RPF 2023?

Ans. RRB PRF 2022 notification has released 9000+ vacancies for Constable and SI. RRB RPF 2023 notification is yet to be released

5. What is the educational qualification for giving RRB RPF exam?

Ans. A candidate must have a 10th and graduation and can apply for RRB RPF constable and graduation for Sub-inspector 2023.

6. What is the minimum Height for RRP RPF?

Ans. The minimum height for male candidates is 165 cm and for female candidates is 157 cm.

7. What is the total number of questions in the RRB RPF CBT exam?

Ans. The total number of questions in the RRB RPF CBT exam is 120 questions for 90 minutes. There is also a negative marking, so candidates are advised to read the question thoroughly before answering the question.

8. What is the salary for an RRB constable in 2023?

Ans. The salary range of a constable is 26,000 to 35,400/-.

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