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RPF Recruitment Notification 2018: Railway Police Force or the RPF examination is conducted annually by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). The exam is conducted to recruit applicants for the post of Constables and Sub-Inspectors. The board selects both male and female candidates for the available posts in RPF. The board released its RPF Recruitment Notification on 31st May 2018.

RPF online application began on 1st June 2018 and the application ended on 30th June 2018. The RPF Admit Card for the same will be released in the last week of November. RPF exam is supposed to take place on 19th December 2018. Before the exam begins you should have an insight into the exam to get a clear idea of the RPF Recruitment process.

RPF Recruitment Notification 2018

Let us have an overview of RPF exam before going into the RPF Recruitment details:

Name of the ExamRailway Police Force Examination for the Post of Constables and Sub-Inspectors 2018
Organising BodyRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Type of ExamNational Level
Occurrence of the ExamOnce in a Year
Posts OfferedConstables and Sub-Inspectors
Date of Exam19th December 2018
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Official Websiteindianrailways.gov.in

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RPF Recruitment Notification 2018 | Important Dates

The important dates for RPF Recruitment 2018 are as under:

Release of Official Notification31st May 2018
Beginning of Online Application1st June 2018
Last Date to Apply30th June 2018
Release of Admit CardLast Week of November 2018
RPF 2018 Exam19th December 2018
Declaration of resultTo be updated soon

RPF Recruitment Notification 2018 | RPF Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should fulfill the RPF eligibility criteria mentioned below in order to apply for the exam:

Age LimitFor Constables:


  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 25 years

For Sub-Inspectors:

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 25 years
Educational QualificationA graduation degree from a recognised university or an equivalent qualification.
NationalityIndian nationals can only apply for the exam.

Note: There is age relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved categories:

  • i. SC/ST – 5 years
  • ii. OBC – 3 years
  • iii. PwD – 10 years

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RPF Recruitment Notification 2018 | How To Apply For RPF Exam 2018

Follow the steps as under to apply for RPF exam:

i) Visit the official website of RPF: indianrailways.gov.in.

ii) Click on “Direct Online Application” link.

iii) Select the Group you want to apply for.

iv) Register yourself by entering your “Personal”, “Educational” and “Contact” details.

v) The registration details will be sent to you on your registered mobile number and email id.

vi) Open the application form by entering the credentials sent to you on your mobile and Email.

vii) Validate your “Age” and “Educational” details.

viii) Fill in your “Personal” details.

ix) Upload your scanned “Photographs” and “Signature”.

x) Now proceed to the payment option and make payment of RPF application fees.

xi) Download the confirmation page and take printouts of the same for future reference.

RPF Recruitment Notification 2018 | RPF Application Fees

Applicants can pay the RPF application fees online through Debit Cards/Credit Cards/Net Banking. Offline fees can be paid through SBI Challan or Post Office Challan. The RPF application fees for different categories are as under:

SC/STRs 250
Ex-ServicemenRs 250
PwDRs 250
OBCRs 250
GeneralRs 500
FemaleRs 250

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RPF Recruitment Notification 2018 | RPF Vacancies

A total of 9739 vacancies have been announced by the Railway Police Force for RPF Recruitment 2018. A detailed information of RPF vacancy is tabulated below:

Male Constable4403
Female Constable4216
Male Sub-Inspector (SI)819
Female Sub-Inspector (SI)301

RPF Recruitment Notification 2018 | Selection Process & Exam Pattern

RPF has four stages:

  • Stage 1: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Stage 2: Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Stage 3: Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Stage 4: Document Verification (DV)

RPF Computer Based Test

The online exam of RPF has 3 sections with a total of 120 questions. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer and there is no negative marking for questions left unanswered. A detailed exam pattern is tabulated below:

SectionsNo. of Questions/Maximum MarksTime Duration
Arithmetic35/35A composite time duration of 90 minutes
General Awareness50/50
General Intelligence & Reasoning35/35

RPF Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Measurement Test

It is mandatory for applicants to get through the Physical Efficiency Test in order to go to the next stage of selection.

The Physical Efficiency Test pattern is as under:

Male Constable1600 metres run – 5 min 45 sec


Long jump – 14 feet

High jump 4 feet

Female Constable800 metres run – 3 min 40 sec


Long jump – 9 feet

High jump – 3 feet

The requirements of Physical Measurement Test are as under:


Height- 160/152

Chest (Only for male)- 76.2/81.2


Height- 165/157

Chest (Only for male)- 80/85

For Gorkhas, Garhwalis, Kumaonese  Marathas, Dogras, and other categories.Height- 163/155


Chest (Only for male)- 80/85

RPF Recruitment Notification 2018 | RPF Admit Card

RPF Hall Ticket will be released separately for all the stages of RPF exam. The release of CBT admit card will be followed by the release of Physical Efficiency Test admit card. The admit card for physical efficiency will be issued only to those applicants who get through CBT. RPF admit card will be released online on the official website of RPF. The hall ticket will be released online and there will be no offline hall ticket sent by post.

RPF Recruitment Notification 2018 | Official Websites

The region-wise official websites of RPF are as under:

  1. Jammu
  2. Bilaspur
  3. Bhopal
  4. Gorakhpur
  5. Ahmedabad
  6. Kolkata
  7. Bangalore
  8. Malda
  9. Ajmer
  10. Allahabad
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Chandigarh
  13. Chennai
  14. Guwahati
  15. Mumbai
  16. Muzaffarpur
  17. Patna
  18. Secunderabad
  19. Ranchi
  20. Siliguri
  21. Trivandrum

Now that you have all the necessary information regarding RPF Recruitment Notification 2018, we hope you do not face any issue with your RPF Preparation. Take as many mock tests as you can. You can take RPF Mock Test Series on Embib) to sharpen your paper solving skill. These tests have more or less the same syllabus as that of RPF exam. This will help you in managing time as well.

If you face any issue regarding RPF Recruitment Notification, do drop down your queries in the comment section below and we will get back to you at the earliest.

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