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Recruitment for 4208 Posts at Railway Protection Force Constable 2024

Recruitment for 4208 Posts at Railway Protection Force Constable 2024


Railway Protection Force Constable

Railway Protection Force is an armed force of the Union under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. The force was established by the RPF Act,1957, enacted by the Indian Parliament for “the better protection and security of railway property and passenger area”. It has the power to search, arrest, enquire, and prosecute offenses committed under the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act 1966 and the Railways Act, 1989 (amended from time to time). RPF has also been entrusted with the responsibility of security of railway passenger area and railway passengers since 2004. However the power of arrests under other penal laws rests in the hands of the Government Railway Police of each state.

1. Constable (Executive)

No of posts: 4208 Posts
# Male: 3577 posts
# Female: 631 posts
Pay: Level 3 of 7th CPC Pay matrix with initial pay of Rs 21,700/- and Allowances.
Advertisement No: CEN No. RPF 02/2024
Helpline for candidates: For any queries related to technical issues of submission of Application of CEN (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all working days)Email:
Phone: 9592001188

Criteria of Railway Protection Force Constable Recruitment 2024

Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India.Age Limit: Candidate age must be between 18 to 28 years as on 1st July 2024.
Age Relaxation: The category-wise age relaxation is as mentioned below
# SC/ST: 5 years
# OBC (Non-Creamy Layer): 3 years+ For more details, pl check official notification .
Medical Fitness: Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the prescribed medical standard for the post.
Educational Qualification: Candidate must have 10th Pass or Equivalent from recognised Board.

How to Apply for Railway Protection Force Recruitment 2024 ?

Interested and eligible candidates may apply online for these vacancy through online mode by visiting official RPF Recruitment Portal. Candidates may follow below mentioned steps to apply for RPF Recruitment.
# Scroll down, go to Important Web-Links section .
# Click on the “Online Application Form” and candidates will be asked to Create an Account .
# In the next stage, click on “Online Application Form” Link and Login.
# Fill your all personal and educational details and upload necessary documents.
# Make payment of application fee as per your category and submit the form.
# At the end, take a print out of the application form .

Important Dates of Railway Protection Force Constable Recruitment 2024

# Starting date of submission of online application: 15th April 2024
# Last date of submission of online application: 14th May 2024
# Dates for Modification window for corrections in application form: 15th to 24th May 2024

Important Web-Links Railway Protection Force Constable Recruitment 2024

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Application Fee for Railway Protection Force Constable Recruitment 2024

Candidates have to pay an examination fee as mentioned below as per their categories or community: 
SCRs 250/-
STRs 250/-
FemaleRs 250/-
Ex-ServicemanRs 250/-
MinoritiesRs 250/-
Economically backward class.Rs 250/-
OthersRs 500/-

Selection Process of RPF Constable Recruitment

The recruitment process of Constable posts under Railway Protection Force (RPF) shall comprise of the following stages:
(i) Computer Based Test (CBT)
(ii) Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
(iii) Document Verification (DV)

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Date of exam: To be updated later
Mode of exam:
Online (CBT)
Duration of exam: 90 minutes
Total no. of questions:
120 nos
Type of questions: 
Multiple Choice Question
Standard of questions: The standard of examination will be 10th/ Matric level.
Negative marking: There shall be negative marking @1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.
Pass marks: Minimum pass percentage for eligibility: UR, EWS and OBC-NCL – 35%, SC & ST – 30%
Normalization of marks will be done for CBTs held in multiple shifts.

Medium of examination: Questions for CBT will be available in English, Hindi and 13 regional Indian languages (viz., Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu). Accordingly, candidates must choose their medium of examination from any one amongst those listed in the ONLINE application form. CBT questions will be displayed in the language opted and in English.

Syllabus for CBT

Questions are likely to cover topics pertaining to the following syllabus.

# Arithmetic (35 marks): 
Questions on Number System, Whole Numbers, Decimal & Fractions and relationship between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Use of Tables & Graphs, Mensuration, Time & Distance, etc.
# General Intelligence and Reasoning (35 marks):
Questions on Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving Analysis, Judgement, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discriminating observation, Relationship concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Verbal & Figure classification, Arithmetic number series, Non-verbal series, Coding and Decoding, Statement- Conclusion, Syllogistic reasoning, etc.
# General Awareness (50 marks): Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the Environment around him/her and its application to society; to test knowledge of current Events and such matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to Indian History, Art and Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Sports, General Science, etc. 

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

# Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CBT shall be called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Measurement Test (PMT) & Document Verification (DV) to the extent of 10 times the number of vacancies in each category for Male/Female/Ex-Servicemen as per merit.
Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET, however, they will have to undergo PMT.
# In case requisite candidates from the above shortlisted candidates do not qualify in PET/ PMT, and there is a shortfall in any category/Group of Male/Female/Ex-Servicemen, additional candidates to the extent of 10 times the shortfall will be called for PET/ PMT for a second round of PET/ PMT as per their merit in CBT. There shall be a maximum of two rounds of PET/ PMT. If vacancies of Female and Ex-servicemen are not filled up after second round of PET/ PMT, vacant posts will be filled up by Male candidates of respective category.
# Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. 

i) The criteria for PET are as under:
Category 1600 meters run 800 meters run Long jump High jump
Constable (Exe) Male 5 min 45 secs – 14 ft 4 ft
Constable (Exe) Female —- 3 min 40 secs 9 ft 3 ft

ii) The criteria for PMT are as under:
Category Height (in CMs) Chest ( in CMs) ( Only for Male)
Male Female Unexpanded Expanded
UR/EWS/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.

Document Verification (DV)

# Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and subject to their qualifying in PET & PMT, candidates shall be considered for Document Verification.
# Candidates who do not appear for Document Verification will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in CBT and PET/PMT.
# Candidates shortlisted for DV will have to submit all their original documents along with two sets of self-attested photocopies at the time of DV.
# Further, these candidates should upload the scanned copies (in true colour) of Photo & Signature before their DV date through the portal –
# No additional time will be given to the candidates who are not producing their original certificates on their date of DV and the candidature of such candidates is liable to be forfeited.

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