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RPF Constable & SI Recruitment 2024 – Apply Online for 4660 Posts

RPF Constable & SI Recruitment 2024 – Apply Online for 4660 Posts Railway Protection Force (RPF)/ Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) has given a notification for the recruitment of Constable Vacancy.

Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.

RRB RPF Recruitment 2024- Overview

RPF Recruitment 2024: Overview
Name of the Organizing BodyRailway Protection Force (RPF)
Post NameRPF Constable
Total number of Vacancies4660 ( 4208 Constable + 452 SI)
Advt. no.CEN No. RPF 01/2024
CategoryGovt Jobs
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Online Application Dates15th April to 14th May 2024
Exam ModeOnline
Job LocationPan India
Selection ProcessCBT, PMT, PST, Document Verification

A total of 4460 vacancies have been released for the RPF Recruitment 2024. 4208 vacancies are for the RPF Constable and 452 Vacancies are for RPF SI posts. The vacancies are released for both male and female candidates. 15% of the total vacancy is reserved for women.  Check the vacancy details in the table below.

RPF Constable Vacancy 2024
RPF Constable4208
RPF SI Vacancy 2024

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has mentioned that the application fee for the online application process will be as per the norms. The candidates are required to pay the application fee online/offline (mode will be confirmed). For the application form, General/OBC category candidates are required to pay Rs. 500/- and SC/ST/Female/ESM/EBC candidates are required to pay Rs. 250/-.

RPF Recruitment 2024 Application Fee
CategoryApplication Fees
General and OBCRs. 500/-
Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe/Female/Ex. Servicemen/EBCRs. 250/-

RPF Recruitment 2024 Qualification: The post-wise qualification is given below.

RPF Recruitment 2024 Qualification
PostsEducation Qualification
Sub InspectorCandidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. The specific educational prerequisites may vary based on the recruitment notification and the particular position.
ConstableCandidates must have completed at least the 10th grade (equivalent to SSLC) from a recognized board or institution.

The minimum and maximum age limit for the RPF Recruitment 2024 for Constable and SI posts is given below. Candidates are required to adhere to this eligibility.

RPF Recruitment 2024: Age Limit
PositionMinimum AgeMaximum Age
For Constables Vacancy18 years25 years
For SI Vacancy20 years25 years

Candidates belonging to the reserved category have been provided age relaxation as shown in the table below as per government guidelines.

CategoryAge Limit
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PWD10 years

The RPF (Railway Protection Force) recruitment typically includes multiple stages to assess candidates for various positions, such as Constables and Sub-Inspectors. Check the details given below.

  1. Computer-Based Test (CBT) – Phase I: Initial online exam covering General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence, and Reasoning.
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) – Phase II: Qualified candidates from CBT undergo activities like running, long jump, and high jump. Physical standards vary by post.
  3. Document Verification: Candidates provide the necessary documents to confirm eligibility.
  4. Medical Examination: Successful candidates from document verification undergo a medical check to meet the required standards.
  5. Final Merit List: Ranking based on performance in CBT, PET, PMT, and document verification.

You must pass a computer-based online exam to be selected for RPF Constable or SI. The following is the RPF Exam Pattern 2024 for Constable and SI posts. 

  1. There is a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
  2. The duration of the exam is 90 Minutes (1 Hour 30 Mins).
  3. The Exam shall be computer-based and questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type.
  4. The difficulty level of the questions for the Constable post will be as per class 10th (Matriculation).
  5. The difficulty level of the questions for the SI post will be Graduation.
RPF Recruitment 2024 Exam Pattern
Subject Total No. of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning3535
General Awareness5050

Candidates must also appear for the RPF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) after they clear the written examination. Check the exam pattern for the RPF Constable and SI Physical Efficiency Test below.

For the Post of Constable

Category1600 metres run800 metres runLong JumpHigh Jump
Constable Male5 min 45 sec14 feet4 feet
Constable Female3 min 40 sec9 feet3 feet

For the post of Sub-Inspector

Category1600 metres run800 metres runLong JumpHigh Jump
SI Female4 min9 ft3 ft
SI Male6 min 30 sec12 feet3 feet 9 inch

RPF PMT Standards for Constable and SI Post: The candidates are required to possess the minimum Physical Standards for the SI and Constable posts as mentioned in the table below.

CategoryHeight (in cms)Chest (in cms) (only for Male Candidates)
For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other categories specified by Govt.16380/85

The final stage of selection will be the document verification round. Candidates who will clear all the stages will reach the DV round. In this round, the documents of the candidates like mark sheets, caste certificates, NOC Letters, and other important documents will be checked. Candidates who fail to produce the required documents as per the stated date will be disqualified.

There are three subjects from which the questions are asked in the RPF Recruitment 2024 Exam. The subjects are- General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. The syllabus is the same for both Constable and SI posts. However, the difficulty level of the questions may differ for the posts. Candidates can check some of the topics for the RPF Recruitment 2024 Syllabus below.

General AwarenessHistory, Polity, Geography, Economics, Static Awareness, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer, Current Affairs
ArithmeticNumber System, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, SI and CI, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Time and Distance
General Intelligence & ReasoningAnalogy, Odd One Out, Series, Conclusions, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Matrix, Blood Relation, Non-verbal, Missing Term
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