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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.
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 name||Railway Protection Force Sub Inspector|
|Commonly known as||RPF SI|
|Conducting Body||Ministry of Railways|
|Post name||Sub-Inspectors (SI)|
|Level of exam||National|
|Recruitment Groups||Group A, B, C, D, E and F|
|Selection Process||Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) followed by Document Verification|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Exam Duration||90 Minutes|
|Medium of test||15 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 Fee||Unreserved Categories – Rs. 500|
Reserved Categories – Rs. 250
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|
|Written test||To be notified|
|Release of answer key||To be notified|
|Declaration of result||To be notified|
|PET and PMT dates||To be notified|
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
|Group A||SR, SWR, SCR||126||52|
|Group B||CR, WR, WCR, SECR||144||56|
|Group C||ER, ECR, SER, ECoR||287||112|
|Group D||NR, NER, NWR, NCR||173||69|
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
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
|Group A||South Western Railway (SWR), Southern Railway (SR), South Central Railway (SCR)|
|Group B||Western Railway (WR), Central Railway (CR), South East Central Railway (SECR), West Central Railway (WCR)|
|Group C||East Central Railway (ECR), Eastern Railway (ER), East Coast Railway (ECoR), South Eastern Railway (SER)|
|Group D||North Eastern Railway (NER), Northern Railway (NR), North Central Railway (NCR), North Western Railway (NWR)|
|Group E||North East Frontier Railway (NFR)|
|Group F||Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF)|
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|
|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 Measurements||UR/ OBC||SC/ST||Hillman|
|Chest Unexpanded (Male)||80||76.2||80|
|Chest Expanded (Male)||85||81.2||85|
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
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||Male||Rs. 250|
|General, ST, SC, OBC||Female||Rs. 250|
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.
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
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.
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 Syllabus||Arithmetic Syllabus||General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus|
|Art and Culture||Whole numbers||Arithmetic Number Series|
|Economics||Decimal and Fractions||Arithmetical Reasoning|
|General Polity||Relationships between numbers||Coding and Decoding|
|General Science, etc.||Fundamental Arithmetical Operations||Discriminating Observation|
|Indian Constitution||Ratio and Proportion||Problem Solving Analysis|
|Indian History||Averages||Relationship Concepts|
|Sports||Profit and Loss||Similarities and Differences|
|–||Time and Distance||Spatial Visualization|
|–||Ratio and Proportion, etc.||Syllogistic Reasoning|
|–||–||Verbal and Figure Classification, etc.|
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.
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
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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