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
Railway Protection Force Sub Inspector
Commonly known as
Ministry of Railways
Level of exam
Group A, B, C, D, E and F
Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) followed by Document Verification
Mode of exam
Medium of test
15 languages namely, Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri and Punjabi
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.
Commencement of online application form
To be notified
Last date for submission of the online application form
To be notified
Issuance of Admit Card
To be notified
To be notified
Release of answer key
To be notified
Declaration of result
To be notified
PET and PMT dates
To 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
SR, SWR, SCR
CR, WR, WCR, SECR
ER, ECR, SER, ECoR
NR, NER, NWR, NCR
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
South Western Railway (SWR), Southern Railway (SR), South Central Railway (SCR)
Western Railway (WR), Central Railway (CR), South East Central Railway (SECR), West Central Railway (WCR)
East Central Railway (ECR), Eastern Railway (ER), East Coast Railway (ECoR), South Eastern Railway (SER)
North Eastern Railway (NER), Northern Railway (NR), North Central Railway (NCR), North Western Railway (NWR)
North East Frontier Railway (NFR)
Railway 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
Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)
3 years after deduction of the military service rendered
6 years after deduction of the military service rendered
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)
Candidates who had been domiciled in the state of J and K during 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (OBC)
Candidates who had been domiciled in the state of J and K from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (SC/ST)
Physical Measurements – Candidates should have the following physical measurements depending upon their category.
Chest Unexpanded (Male)
Chest Expanded (Male)
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.
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.
SC, ST, OBC
General, ST, SC, OBC
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.
Mode of exam – Computer Based Test (CBT)
Type of questions – Multiple Choice Questions
Number of questions – 120
Total marks – 120
Duration of exam – 90 minutes
Sections in the exam – RPF SI CBT will comprise three sections, namely,
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Marking Scheme –
For each correct response – (+) 1 mark is awarded
For each incorrect response – (-) 1/3 marks are deducted
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.
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? Ans: 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? Ans: 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? Ans: 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? Ans: 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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