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RPF SI 2022- Check Dates, Eligibility, Application Process and More


RPF SI 2022 – Ministry of Railways conducts the RPF SI exam for the recruitment for the post of Sub Inspector in the Railway Protection Force (RPF). The Ministry of Railways recruits sub-inspectors at group A, B, C, D, E and F levels posts. Aspirants will be able to fill out the online application form for RPF SI recruitment at the official website (indianrailways.gov.in). The selection of a candidate for RPF SI recruitment is based on a computer-based test followed by a Physical Efficiency Test, a Physical Measurement Test, and a Document Verification round. 

Candidates recruited through the RPF SI exam get a pay as per the Level 6 of the 7th CPC pay matrix. Read this article further for more information on RPF SI 2022, including eligibility criteria, the application process, vacancies, exam patterns, and more.

RPF SI 2022 – Overview

Before proceeding to check the complete information on RPF SI recruitment, candidates can check the space below to know the key highlights of the exam.

Overview of RPF SI 2022

Exam nameRailway Protection Force Sub Inspector
Commonly known asRPF SI
Conducting BodyMinistry of Railways
Post name Sub-Inspectors (SI)
Level of examNational
Recruitment Groups Group A, B, C, D, E and F
Selection ProcessComputer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) followed by Document Verification 
Mode of examOnline
Exam Duration 90 Minutes
Medium of test15 languages namely, Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri and Punjabi
Exam purpose Recruitment of SI in RPF and RPSF
Application modeOnline
Application FeeUnreserved Categories – Rs. 500
Reserved Categories – Rs. 250
Official Websiteindianrailways.gov.in

RPF SI Important Dates 2022

All the important dates such as the form filling starting date, last date, exam date, and the result date regarding RPF SI 2022 exam are yet to be notified. All the dates are expected to be announced soon. Once the official notification is released, we will update the same here.

EventsImportant Dates
Commencement of online application formTo be notified
Last date for submission of the online application formTo be notified
Issuance of Admit CardTo be notified
Written testTo be notified
Release of answer keyTo be notified
Declaration of resultTo be notified
PET and PMT datesTo be notified

RPF SI Vacancies 2022

The Ministry of Railway publishes vacancies in the official notification. The Ministry is yet to release the RPF SI notification 2022. Candidates can check the table below for the vacancies available in the previous session of RPF recruitment.

Previous Year’s RPF SI Vacancies

GroupsRailway ZonesMaleFemale
Group ASR, SWR, SCR12652
Group BCR, WR, WCR, SECR14456
Group CER, ECR, SER, ECoR287112
Group DNR, NER, NWR, NCR17369
Group ENFR3012
Group FRPSF59– 

RPF SI Salary 2022

Candidates are entitled to a pay scale under the 6th level of the 7th CPC pay matrix. The salary for the RPF SI is as follows. 

Basic Salary of RPF SI – Rs 35,400

Gross Salary of RPF SI – Rs 43,000 – Rs. 52,000

RPF SI Recruitment Groups

Ministry of Railway has divided different zones of Indian Railways for recruitment of RPF SI as mentioned in the table below.

Groups in RPF SI Recruitment

GroupsRailway Zone
Group ASouth Western Railway (SWR), Southern Railway (SR), South Central Railway (SCR)
Group BWestern Railway (WR), Central Railway (CR), South East Central Railway (SECR), West Central Railway (WCR)
Group CEast Central Railway (ECR), Eastern Railway (ER), East Coast Railway (ECoR), South Eastern Railway (SER)
Group DNorth Eastern Railway (NER), Northern Railway (NR), North Central Railway (NCR), North Western Railway (NWR)
Group ENorth East Frontier Railway (NFR)
Group FRailway Protection Special Force (RPSF)

RPF SI 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility conditions before filling the application form for RPF SI recruitment Failing to meet the eligibility conditions can lead to the cancellation of the candidature in later stages of the recruitment process. Following are the eligibility conditions for RPF SI recruitment.

Citizenship – Candidates must be an Indian citizen

Educational Qualification – Candidates must have passed the Graduation level or equivalent examination conducted by a recognised University in India

Age Criteria – Candidates whose age falls between the bar of 20 years to 27 years are eligible. The table below mentions category-wise relaxation of age.

Category Wise Relaxation of Age

SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years after deduction of the military service rendered
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years after deduction of the military service rendered
Candidates who had been domiciled in the state of J and K from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (Unreserved)5 years
Candidates who had been domiciled in the state of J and K during 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (OBC)8 years
Candidates who had been domiciled in the state of J and K from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (SC/ST)10 years

Physical Measurements – Candidates should have the following physical measurements depending upon their category.

Physical MeasurementsUR/ OBCSC/STHillman
Height (Male)165160163
Chest Unexpanded (Male)8076.280
Chest Expanded (Male)8581.285
Height (Female)157152155

How to Apply for RPF SI?

Candidates can fill out the application form for RPF SI in an online mode. The application process requires candidates to complete multiple steps. Check out the stepwise procedure to apply for RPF SI recruitment. 

1st Step – Visit the official website of Indian Railways, that is, indianrailways.gov.in

2nd Step – Click on the tab stating ‘Recruitment’ from the main menu

3rd Step – From the appearing window, click choose ‘Recruitment and Result by RPF’ from the drop-down menu as mentioned in the image below.

4th Step – Click the relevant link for ‘New Registration’ for RPF SI recruitment

5th Step – Enter details including name, date of birth, parent’s name, training board, class 10 roll number, versatile number and email ID

6th Step – Click on the ‘submit’ button to generate the enrollment number and password. 

7th Step – Login to enter complete details such as educational qualification and address details

8th Step – Upload photograph and signature in the prescribed format

9th Step – Review all the details and pay the application fee

RPF SI Application Fee 2022

Candidates need to pay an amount as the application fee. Non-payment of the application fee would lead to the cancellation of the candidature. Candidates can pay the application fee online as well as offline modes. The table below mentions the fee to be born with the RPF SI application form. 

CategoryGenderApplication Fee
General MaleRs. 500
SC, ST, OBC MaleRs. 250
General, ST, SC, OBCFemale Rs. 250

RPF SI 2022 Admit Card

The Ministry of Railway issues RPF SI admit cards to all the candidates who will be submitting the application form before the last date. Downloading the RPF SI admit card is mandatory before the exam date is mandatory for all the candidates. The download link is made available at the official website, i.e. indianrailways.gov.in. Candidates failing to carry the admit card on the exam day will face denial of entry. 

Ministry of Railways will issue RPF SI admit cards for all the stages of the recruitment process, i.e. CBT, PET, PMT and Document Verification round. Candidates can find details such as exam venue, exam schedule, exam day guidelines along with some personal information of the candidate mentioned on the RPF SI admit card. 

RPF SI Recruitment Process

The recruitment for the post of Sub Inspector in Railway Protection Forces is done by following a four-stage process. The recruitment process for RPF SI is as follows.

1st Stage – Computer Based Test

2nd Stage – Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) 

3rd Stage – Document Verification 

RPF SI Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates aspiring to become SI at Railway Protection Forces must prepare for the recruitment process as per the exam pattern for all the rounds. Knowing the RPF SI exam pattern, as mentioned below, will help in enhancing the preparation process. 

  1. Mode of exam – Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Type of questions – Multiple Choice Questions
  3. Number of questions – 120
  4. Total marks – 120
  5. Duration of exam – 90 minutes
  6. Sections in the exam – RPF SI CBT will comprise three sections, namely,
    1. General Awareness
    2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
    3. Arithmetic
  7. Marking Scheme – 
    1. For each correct response – (+) 1 mark is awarded
    2. For each incorrect response – (-) 1/3 marks are deducted
    3. For unattempted questions – No marks awarded or deducted

RPF SI Syllabus 2022

Besides the exam pattern, candidates must prepare for the exam according to the RPF SI syllabus. Problems in the exam are based on the topics included in the RPF SI syllabus. Candidates can check out the syllabus for RPF SI recruitment below.

General Awareness SyllabusArithmetic SyllabusGeneral Intelligence and  Reasoning Syllabus
ArithmeticNumber systemsAnalogies
Art and CultureWhole numbersArithmetic Number Series
EconomicsDecimal and FractionsArithmetical Reasoning
General PolityRelationships between numbersCoding and Decoding
General Science, etc.Fundamental Arithmetical OperationsDiscriminating Observation
GeographyPercentagesNon-Verbal Series
Indian ConstitutionRatio and ProportionProblem Solving Analysis
Indian HistoryAveragesRelationship Concepts
SportsProfit and LossSimilarities and Differences
– MensurationSpatial Orientation
– Time and DistanceSpatial Visualization
– Ratio and Proportion, etc.Syllogistic Reasoning
– – Verbal and Figure Classification, etc.

RPF SI 2022 Answer Key

The Ministry of Railway releases the answer key for the RPF SI recruitment exam. Candidates can visit the official website (indianrailways.gov.in) and download the RPF SI answer key. Registration number and password act as the login credentials for downloading the answer key and the response sheet. Candidates can calculate the probable scores using the RPF SI Answer key, response sheet and question paper. 

In case any candidate finds an answer mentioned in the RPF SI answer key is incorrect, they can raise objections against the same within the specified schedule.

RPF SI Result 2022

Ministry of Railway will release RPF SI results in four stages CBT, PET/PMT, DV and final product. Candidates can visit the official website (indianrailways.gov.in) to check the RPF SI result 2022. The results will be available in a PDF format; candidates can access the PDF and press “Ctrl+f” to check the availability of names in the PDF. Candidates qualifying in CBT are called for the PET/PMT followed by a document verification round. Candidates are appointed if they can pass the Medical Fitness Test, document verification, and successful completion of initial training. Also Check, RPF Sub Inspector CBT 1

Frequently Asked Questions on RPF SI Recruitment

Candidates may come across several queries related to RPF SI recruitment, so we have provided some of the frequently asked questions to resolve common queries.

Q.1: What is the mode of filling out the application form for RPF SI recruitment?
Ans: Candidates aspiring for RPF SI recruitment can fill out the application form in an online mode. The official website of Indian Railways will host the online application form.

Q.2: What is the medium of the RPF SI recruitment exam?
Ministry of Railways conduct the computer-based test under RPF SI recruitment process in 15 different languages, namely, Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri and Punjabi.

Q.3: Is there any negative marking in the RPF SI recruitment exam?
Yes, the Ministry of Railways deduct 1/3 marks for each incorrect response marked by the candidate. There will be no negative marking for unattempted questions.

Q.4: How many questions are asked in RPF SI CBT?
Candidates need to answer as many as 120 questions divided into three sections. Each question comprises one mark.

Q.5: What is the application fee for the RPF SI recruitment form?
Unreserved category candidates need to pay Rs. 500, in contrast, reserved category candidates need to pay Rs. 250 as the application fee while completing the registration process.

Now we have provided all the details of the RPF SI Exam. Candidates willing to appear for the exam can prepare as per the exam pattern and syllabus for RPF given in this article. For any query related to information about RPF SI, candidates can write in the comment section.

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