RPF Constable Recruitment 2023 – Exam Date, Vacancy, Notification
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,
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,
A candidate can opt for any medium for examination. RRB RPF CBT exam contains three subjects which are mentioned below,
|Subjects||No. of Questions||No. of Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||35||35|
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
|Gender||1600 Metre run||800 Metre run||Long Jump||High Jump|
|Male||6 min 30 sec||–||12 feet||3 feet 9 inc|
|Female||–||4 min||9 feet||3 feet|
For the post of Constable
|Gender||1600 Metre run||800 Metre run||Long Jump||High Jump|
|Male||5 Min 45 sec||–||14 feet||4 feet|
|Female||–||3 min. 40 sec||9 feet||3 feet|
Physical measurement test is conducted for both Constable and Sub-Inspector posts.
|Category||Chest 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 Examination||RRB Railway police force.|
|Conducting Body||Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)|
|Name of post||Constable and Sub-inspector posts|
|Exam Type Level||All India level|
|RRB RPF 2023 Notification||To be Notified|
|RRB RPF CBT exam date||To be Notified|
|Total vacancies||To be Notified|
|Selection process of RRB RPF|
|Age limit||18 to 20 (For Constable) and 20 to 25 (For Sub inspector)|
|Educational Qualification||Graduate from a recognized University.|
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,
|1||UR||Rs 500/- ( Out of which Rs 400 is refundable)|
|2||SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/Females/Economically weaker section/minorities||Rs 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,
|3||Ex-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 31st||UR – 5 years|
OBC- 8 years
SC/ST – 10 years
|5||Central government employees other than Ex-servicemen||UR – 5 years|
OBC- 8 years
SC/ST – 10 years
|6||Divorced, 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 2023||Important dates|
|RRB ALP and Technicians notification 2023||To be notified|
|Online application form release||To be notified|
|Last date of payment through online||To be notified|
|CBT 1(preliminary exam)||To be notified|
|Declaration of the result of CBT 1||To 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,
- 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%.
- 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.
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,
|Indian History||Culture and society||Geography|
|Indian Polity||Economics||Indian constitution|
|General Science||Sports||Current affairs, etc|
|Whole numbers, decimals, integers, fraction||Average||Discount, SI, CI, Interest|
|Direction and distance||Probability||Permutation and combination|
|Data interpretation||Ratio and Proportion||Profit and loss, etc.|
General Intelligence & Reasoning
|Analogies||Spatial visualisation||Similarities and differences|
|Arithmetical reasoning||Statement conclusion||Syllogistic reasoning|
|Visual memory||Verbal and figure|
|Arithmetic, non-verbal series||Problem-solving analysis||Relationship concepts|
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|
|A||SR, SWR & SCR||656||82||34||32||804||621||114||54||138||927|
|B||CR, WR, WCR,&SECT||329||42||18||51||440||388||92||45||187||712|
|C||ER, ECR, SER&ECoR||877||184||134||92||1287||816||201||132||242||1391|
|D||NR, NER, NWR, NCR||761||152||68||65||1046||646||141||75||144||1006|
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 Structure||Class X||Class Y||Class Z|
|Basic pay||Rs 21,700||Rs 21,700||Rs21,700|
|Dearness allowance||Rs 868||Rs 868||Rs 3,600|
|House rent allowance||Rs 5,208||Rs 3,472||Rs 1,734|
|Transportation allowance||Rs 3,600||Rs 3,600||Rs 3,600|
|RPF Constable Salary||Rs 31,270||Rs 29,636||Rs 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 Zones||Exam 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.
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.
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/-.