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RPF Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI) 2018




Government of India, Ministry of Railways has released recruitment of Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI) in Railway Protection Force (RPF) of various Zones of Indian Railways and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) Examination 2018 notification on 1st June 2018. Any eligible candidate, who aspires to Constables or Sub-Inspectors (SI) is required to register online for the Recruitment Process.


Exam Dates


RPF Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI) examination dates schedule is listed below:




Online registration starting date

1st June 2018

online registration last date

30th June 2018

online fee payment last date

02nd July 2018

Offline Fee payment last date

05th July 2018

Photo upload and final submission last date

07th July 2018

Exam date

September and October 2018

Date of uploading  Admit Cards on website

Will be notified later.


Will be notified later.


Fee Details: Candidates will be required to pay the requisite application fee. The payment can be made in cash (by taking challan & depositing the fee in any SBI branch or Post office) or online through credit/debit/net banking methods. For General category, candidates will have to pay Rs 500/- ( Rs. 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.) and those belonging to SC/ST/Women/XS/Minorities/Economically backward category will have to pay Rs 250/- (Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.).


Vacancies: Total 8619 vacancies in RPF Constable and 1120 vacancies in SI are announced as per the official notification.


Note I: As per Govt of India instruction, the reservation for Ex-servicemen (ESM) shall be 10% of the combined vacancies of male and female of each group of zones.


Note II: Since the reservation for ESM and Female are horizontal in nature, vacancies remaining unfilled for want of suitable ESM and Females during recruitment shall be filled up by the suitable Male candidate as per existing guidelines.


Exam Pattern


RPF Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI) Examination Pattern:


RPF Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI) exam will be conducted through CBT (Computer Based Test). Online CBT test will be held on September and October 2018. Questions will be Objective Type (Multiple Choice) and will be provided either in English or in local language according to the choice of candidates.





90 Minutes (Total)

General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



General Intelligence & Reasoning







Candidates will be required to answer all questions and shall be awarded 01(one) mark for each correct answer. Negative marks shall be awarded for every wrong answer.  1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. No mark shall be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.


RPF Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI) Syllabus:


General Awareness: Awareness of the environment around him and its application to society; knowledge of current events and everyday observations. The test will also include questions relating to Indian History, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Sports, and General Science etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: Number systems, whole numbers, decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of table and graphs, mensuration, time  and distance, ratio and proportion etc.

General Intelligence & Reasoning: Analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.


Eligibility Criteria


RPF Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI) Eligibility Criteria:

(A)    A candidate must be a citizen of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India

(B)    Essential Educational Essential Educational Qualification of RPF Constables and Sub-Inspectors (SI): (AS ON 01.07.2018):

(i) Qualification of RPF Constables:  SSC/Matriculation from a recognized board

                            Age limit: Not below 18 years and not above 25 years as on 01.07.2018

(ii) Qualification of Sub-Inspectors (SI): Graduation from a recognized University or Institute.

             Age limit: Not below 20 years and not above 25 years as on 01.07.2018


Note: Matriculation certificate from a recognized Board for Constable (Executive) and Degree from a recognized University for Sub-Inspector (Executive) shall only be valid. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational qualification SHOULD NOT apply.


(C)    Physical Measurement:



Height (in CMs)

Chest ( in CMs) ( Only for Male)















For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt.






Relaxation of Upper age limit: Age relaxation of SC/ST - 5 Years, Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) - 3 Years, Persons With Disabilities (PWD) - PWD (SC/ST) - 15 Years, PWD (OBC) - 13 Years and PWD (Gen) - 10 Years, Ex Servicemen(Gen) - 3 Years, Ex Servicemen(OBC) - 6 Years, Ex Servicemen(SC\ST) - 3 Years.


Note: If a candidate is eligible for relaxation of age on more than one ground, he/she would be accorded the highest of the age relaxations (not cumulative) for which he/she is eligible.

No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-Non-creamy Layer (NCL) candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.


Recruitment Process:


The entire recruitment process shall involve a Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV).

The date, time and venue for all the activities, namely, CBT, PET, PMT and DV or any other additional activity, as applicable, shall be fixed by CRC and shall be intimated in due course. Request for postponement of any of the above activity or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.


Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement  (PMT)

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for PET and PMT to the extent of 10 times the category wise total vacancy in Group of Zonal Railways/RPSF notified. However, this limit may be increased/decreased as required ensuring availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded.


For Constable and Sub-Inspectors (SI) the criterion for PET is as under:



Sub-Inspectors (SI)





1600 meters run

5 min 45 secs


6 min 30 secs


800 meters run


3 min 40 secs


4 mins

Long jump

14 feet

9 feet

12 ft

9 ft

High jump

4 feet

3 feet

3 ft 9 inch

3 ft



(i) For 1600/800 meters event only one chance will be given. For the remaining events viz Long Jump and High jump, the candidates will be given up to 2 chances each.

(ii) Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET, However, they will have to undergo PMT.

(iii) A Candidate must qualify in all Tests as per above norm to be eligible for consideration.

(iv) All the candidates qualifying in 1600 mtrs/800 mtrs will be measured for eligibility with respect to height and chest. Chest measurement will be taken only for male candidates. If a male candidate’s unexpanded chest measurement is below eligibility limit, expanded measurement shall not be taken and he shall be treated as disqualified.

(v) Male candidates who do not have minimum height shall not be considered for measurement of chest and shall be treated as disqualified.

(vi) Candidates who do not have minimum height, chest (unexpanded/expanded) shall be treated as having failed in PMT.

(vii) PET/PMT is qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded.

(viii) A grievance redressal cell will be set up for redressal of grievances related to Height and Chest measurements.  


Document Verification:

(i) Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and subject to their qualifying in PET & PMT, candidates will be called for Document Verification.

(ii) In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.

(iii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and successful completion of initial training.

(iv) Candidates may please note that CRC only recommends names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administration. (v) Candidates who do not appear for Document Verification will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.


How to Apply:


Procedure/ Instructions for Registration/ Online Submission of Application

Click on the ONLINE application link for the recruitment of Constable or Sub-Inspector and carry out the following:

a) Confirm that you have read and understood the instructions clearly by clicking the check box.

b) Enter your name, Date of Birth and Father’s name, Mother’s name, Aadhaar number(optional), State/UT, Category, Education Board, 10th/Matric Roll number, year of passing 10th/Matric, mobile number and email-id and then submit for registration. Before submitting for registration, ensure and confirm that all the information are correct as the details furnished for registration cannot be changed later.

c) On submitting registration form, the registration number and password shall be displayed to the candidate. Also, OTPs (One Time Password) shall be sent to the registered mobile number and email along with the registration details. The candidate should retrieve the OTPs from email and mobile and then login to proceed with the filling up of application and to make payment. Candidate should note and preserve their registration number for later reference during the recruitment process. Central Recruitment Committee will not entertain any request seeking registration number.

d) The online format of application will have the fields for Educational qualification, Gender, Religion, ESM, and Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.

e) On completion of application details as above, the candidate will be directed to the payment page to choose payment mode i.e. Bank (online->net banking/credit card/debit card & offline->Other Modes->bank Branch for Challan) or Post Office Challan and complete the payment process. Please note the last date and time specified for each mode of payment and submit the application well in time.

f) In case of online payment, candidate will be automatically directed to Part II of application for filling up additional details. Those paying through Bank-offline mode, the payment confirmation may take about an hour and hence they have to again login after 60 minutes and look for confirmation of payment status. The time period for payment confirmation shall vary from 24 hrs to 48 hrs in case of Post Office payment. On getting the confirmation status, the candidate can start filling remaining part (part III) of the application. Candidates should provide the details of beneficiary account, in which they would like to receive the refund viz. Beneficiary name, bank name, Account Number and IFSC code in the online application. Part III of application will have following fields: Details of Educational Qualification, choice of Group and preference of Zone/RPSF, choice of exam language for CBT etc.:-

Choice of Zone/RPSF: Candidate shall opt for a Group and shall further indicate his/her preference of Zonal Railways falling in that Group (except for Group E & F). Candidates opting for Group E and F shall only have the option of N.F.Rly. and RPSF respectively. Once Group is opted candidates will be considered against the vacancies of that particular Group only.

Choice of Exam Language for CBT: Candidates shall have following language options for Computer Based Test ( CBT) out of which they shall have to opt for any one: -  Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese and Manipuri.

g) Uploading of colour Photograph: Select the Upload Photo tab and upload your recent photograph. The photograph should be white/light colour background of size 35mm X 45mm with name and date printed on it. It should be in JPG/JPEG format scanned with 100 DPI. The size of the photograph should be between 15 - 40 KB. The colour photograph may be developed in a professional studio.

h) Candidates are advised to keep at least 12 (Twelve) copies of the same photograph for further use as and when required during the recruitment process.

i) Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload scanned copy of their SC/ST certificates (JPG/JPEG format, 50kb – 100kb) also for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass).

j) In the end, candidates have to confirm the declaration. After confirming the declaration and submission of the application the entire application shall be displayed for confirmation once again and on confirmation, the candidate may take the print of the application and preserve it for reference and record.

Modification of Application:

a. After final submission of ONLINE application, in case the candidates wish to make minor changes to correct inadvertent errors in the application, the correction of data other than State, email and mobile number can be done by paying the modification fee of Rs. 250/- (Non-Refundable). The modification fee shall be applicable to all candidates including fee concession categories and this fee is not refundable for any category. The modification to the registration and application details can be done twice only.

b. Candidates are cautioned to ensure that if they wish to modify their application, they are advised to do the same sufficiently well in advance of the closing date and time of the filling up of online application. In case, due to last minute congestion, if the modification attempt fails at any stage, and the modification carried out have not been saved or not submitted in time, the earlier information furnished in the application shall be considered and no correspondence on this subject shall be entertained.

c. The Registration number, email id and mobile number cannot be changed.

d. The procedure for modification of the application shall be as below

·  Go to the “ONLINE/E-Application” link.

·  Click on the ‘Modify Application’ link.

·  Login using Registration Number and Password.

· Pay modification fee through any of the modes available for actual examination fee payment. Ensure payment is done well within the date and time prescribed.

· After making payment, login using registration Number and Password, then proceed with the changes intended as per instructions given and submit the application. Preserve the print out of latest application for record.


For detailed information of Constable go through the link

For detailed information of Sub-Inspectors (SI)  go through the link


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Examination Details for Railway Recruitment Board : Assistant Loco Pilot(ALP)

Railway Recruitment Board conducts Loco Pilot exams every year for recruitment to various Indian Railways posts. With reference to the latest notification for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians in Indian Railways, please find below the details about selection process and exam pattern.

(For full notification, read:

Selection Process:
Selection is usually done through a three stage process.
•    First Stage on Online CBT (Computer Based MCQs Test)
•    Second Stage on Online CBT (Computer Based MCQs Test)
•    Document Verification
•    Medical Fitness Test

Exam Pattern: 2018
First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)
Duration: 60 Min,
No of Questions: 75
 Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.
 The First Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts. The score of first stage exam shall be used only for short listing of candidates for second stage exam as per their merit. Candidates who are shortlisted for Second Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of a community shall continue to be considered only against that community for all subsequent stages of recruitment process. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:
A. Mathematics
•    Number system,
•    BODMAS,
•    Decimals,
•    Fractions,
•    LCM, HCF,
•    Ratio and Proportion,
•    Percentages,
•    Mensuration,
•    Time and Work;
•    Time and Distance,
•    Simple and Compound Interest,
•    Profit and Loss,
•    Algebra,
•    Geometry and Trigonometry,
•    Elementary Statistics,
•    Square Root,
•    Age Calculations,
•    Calendar & Clock,
•    Pipes & Cistern 
B. General Intelligence and Reasoning
•    Analogies,
•    Alphabetical and Number Series,
•    Coding and Decoding,
•    Mathematical operations,
•    Relationships,
•    Syllogism,
•    Jumbling,
•    Venn Diagram,
•    Data Interpretation and Sufficiency,
•    Conclusions and Decision Making,
•    Similarities and Differences,
•    Analytical reasoning,
•    Classification,
•    Directions,
•    Statement – Arguments and Assumptions
C. General Science The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.
D. General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.
Second Stage CBT :
Short listing of Candidates for the Second Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in the First Stage CBT Exam.
Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific trade(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.
Total Duration: 2 hours and 30 Minutes (for Part Aand Part B together)
The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part Aand Part B as detailed below.

Duration: 90 Min,
No of Questions: 100
Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.
The marks scored in Part A alone shall be used for short listing of candidates for further stages of recruitment process subject to the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying mark in Part B.
The syllabus for Part A shall be as below
a. Mathematics
Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
b. General Intelligence and Reasoning
Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and decision making, Similarities and differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
c. Basic Science and Engineering
The broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.
d. General Awareness on Current Affairsin
Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

Duration: 60 Min,
No of Questions: 75
Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)
This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade. Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2). 
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All you want to know about Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Examinations

Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts. The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975.

Some of the departments and post for which the candidates are hired are:

  • Inspectors of Central Excise and Customs Department
  • Inspectors of Income Tax Department
  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics and CBI
  • Divisional Accountant, Junior Accountant, Auditor in various offices of Government of India
  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of Government of India

For the graduates, SSC provides a great opportunity to serve the country by being a part of its administrative and operational system.

The key details and structure of the examination is summarized below.

Age Limit and Qualifications Required

The age limit required for various posts are different (mainly in the range of 18-30 years). For posts like Inspectors, physical fitness related requirements are also present.

The candidates need to check thoroughly the details for the posts they are applying for, at the time of notification.

Structure of the examination

The examination consists of a Preliminary Examination followed by a Main examination. Earlier it also used to have interviews, but following a government order, interviews have been dispensed off for all non-gazette posts in the central government. A computer proficiency test or a skill test will also be held for some posts. There will be negative marking for the wrong answers, however there is no sectional cut-off.

The detailed notification comes generally during April-May.

Phase I -  Preliminary Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Questions)

As per the last released notification, the preliminary examination is of 200 marks. It has following 4 sections, which have to be completed in a total time of 60 minutes

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Phase II -  Main Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Questions)

The main examination will also have four sections. Section 1 and 2 will be compulsory for all candidates who have qualified. Section 3 and 4 are only for candidates who have applied for special posts.

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Phase III -  Descriptive Exam

SSC has also decided to add a paper based descriptive paper which can be attempted in English or Hindi for Essay, Precis, Letter writing. This paper replaced the interview of 100 mark

Phase III -  DEST/ CPT

Data Entry Speed Test or a Computer Proficiency Test will also be held for some positions.

Prospective Candidates

In official notice Staff Selection Commission said about 3.8 million candidates have applied for the exam in 2017. About 1.5 million candidates actually appeared in the preliminary examination against 3 million candidates who had registered for the exam in 2016.

Similarity with other examinations

Candidates preparing for banking and management can also consider for career opportunities through SSC, as the syllabus has many similarities (except the specialized posts). Speed and accuracy becomes the major determining factors for qualification, mainly in phase I and II.

Also as the Phase I and II are held mainly before major management examinations, it is a great way to test your preparations for coveted management examinations like CAT.


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