Recruitment of Constables in RPF and RPSF

The Indian Railway offers a golden opportunity for those who aims to get placed into the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). The recruitment of constables in Railways is done for both male and female candidates. The main job responsibilities of a constable includes safety of Indian Railways and its properties, safety of passengers and safe transportation of goods.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Constable in Indian Railways

  • Maintenance of Law and order in the Railway premises.
  • Security of passengers and their baggage and goods trains.
  • Control and prevention of all heinous crimes in trains and railway premises.
  • Registration, Investigation and Prosecution of all such offenses.

Pay Scale of RPF & RPSF Constable Posts

The Constables in Indian Railways receives a salary of Rs.8460/- in the Pay Band of Rs.5200-20200/- including Grade Pay of Rs.2000/-

Note: Pay Scale is a variable and may change according to policies.

Eligibility Criteria for Constables in RPF and RPSF

Educational Qualifications

Candidates should have successfully completed their class 10th or Matriculation from a recognized board or institution.

Age Limit

The age of the candidate should be between 18 to 25 Years. However, there’s a relaxation of age limit for candidates belonging to reserved category as per Government of India norms.


Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the post of constables in Indian Railways

Physical Standards

Male: 165
Female: 157

Male: 160
Female: 152

For Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other categories
Male: 163
Female: 155

Chest: Unexpanded
Male: 80
Female: 85

Male: 76.2
Female: 81.2

For Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other categories

Male: 80
Female: 85

Recruitment Process for Constables in RPF and RPSF

The candidates are required to go through Four phases of selection:
  • Phase-I: Computer Based Test
  • Phase-II: PET/ PMT
  • Phase-III: Trade Test (For drivers/Ancillary staff/ Band)
  • Phase IV: Document Verification

Examintion Syllabus: Recruitment of Constables in RPF and RPSF

The syllabus for the recruitment of constables in RPF and RPSF are as follows
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: 35 marks
  • General Knowledge/Awareness: 50 marks
  • Arithmetic: 35 marks

General Intelligence and Reasoning: Here the topics mostly includes number series, arithmetical reasoning, clocks and calendars, Alphabet series, Decision making, blood relations, non-verbal series. Analogy, Coding-Decoding, Number Ranking, Directions, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures Cubes and Dice, etc.

General Knowledge/Awareness: The General Knowledge/Awareness topics generally includes Indian Society and Geography, Current Affairs – National & International Importance, History, Culture, Science & Technology, Political Knowledge, Development Programs, Economics, Ecology and Environment, General Awareness of Railways.

Arithmetic: It comprises of topics such as average, number system, simplification, Decimals and Fractions, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Problems on Ages, Ratio and Proportions. Mixtures and Allegations.

Application Process: Recruitment of Constables in RPF and RPSF

The application process for RPF & RPSF Constables Recruitment in Indian Railways is completely online. Candidates can register through the respective zonal websites of RRBs. A valid Email Id and Mobile No is mandatory for registration. While filling application form you are advised to read instructions provided on official website carefully and follow every step as applicable. An incomplete application form may attract cancellation of candidature. Offline or any other mode of application will not be accepted.
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