RPF Constable 2022: Exam Date, Notification, Application, Eligibility

Railway Protection Force Constable 2022 ( RPF Constable )

Rachit Kumar Saxena

Rachit Kumar SaxenaManager-Editorial

Updated on May 25, 2022 21:23 IST

RPF Constable exam 2022 recruitment will start soon. Railway Protection Force(RPF) Constable recruitment process will start with the official notification released by the Indian Railway Recruitment Board. The official notification will be released soon and it will officially mention the eligibility conditions for the candidates, the number of vacancies, cutoff dates for age calculation, syllabus and exam pattern for the exam. The official notification will kick start the application process and notify the exam dates. The RPF Constable exam notification can be released in June/July 2022.

RPF Constable selection process comprises three stages. The candidates are required to clear all the stages separately to qualify for the appointment to the position. RPF Constable though is at the lowest level in the police force but the scope of duty is very broad which makes this job interesting.

What is RPF Constable Exam?

Indian Railways recruits male and female Constables for Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) through RPF Constable Exam. Ministry of Railways releases RPF Constable Notification to fill a large number of vacancies for different zones of Indian Railways. The exam is conducted in a centralized manner, however, recruitment is done separately for various railway zones. RPF Constable Notification for this year's exam is going to be out soon. Therefore, it is important for applicants to know all basic details about the exam. 

RPF Constable 2022 Latest Updates

May 25: RPF Constable 2022 Notification will be released soon. Check here for steps to apply online for RPF Constable 2022

RPF Constable Exam 2022 Highlights

Exam Name

RPF Constable 2022

Conducting Body

Ministry of Railways

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once in a year/ vacancy based

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

90 minutes

Language of the Paper

Candidates can choose any of the following languages:

Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujurati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese and Manipuri.

Exam Fees

INR 500 for the General category and INR 250 for the rest of the categories

Exam Purpose

To recruit male and female constables for RPF and RPSF

Exam Website


RPF Constable 2022 Exam Dates

RPF Constable 2022 exam dates have not been released yet. However, in the table given below candidates may find tentative dates and events for RPF Constable 2022 exam:

RPF Constable Exam Events

RPF Constable Exam Dates

Salient Features

Notification releases

June/July 2022 (Tentative)

Notification for the RPF Constable exam 2022 is going to be released soon. 

Online registration begins

June/July 2022 (Tentative)

We will update the exact date of the beginning of online registration soon.

Last date of registration

July/August 2022 (Tentative)

The last date of registration is to be notified in the official notification 

Last date of fee payment

July/August 2022 (Tentative)

The last date of fee payment is to be updated later. 

Date of CBT

September/October 2022 (Tentative)

The date of CBT is to be updated later. 

Result of CBT

October/ November 2022 (Tentative)

CBT result dates will be released later

Date of PET/PMT

December 2022 (Tentative)

Date of PET/PMT to be updated later. 

RPF Constable final result 

February 2023 (Tentative)

The date of RPF Constable's final result is to be updated later. 

RPF Constable 2022 Application

RPF Constable 2022 applications will be available to the candidates after the release of the official notification. The candidates will get approximately one month for filling in the application. The candidates need to submit the application fee as per their category and only after submitting the fee, the application form will be completed. The notification will lay down the application process and the candidates can see the steps to apply online for RPF Constable 2022.

RPF Constable 2022 Eligibility Conditions

The basic criteria that candidates need to meet in order to fulfil RPF Constable eligibility are:


Candidates must be Indian citizens

Age Limit for RPF Constable

  • The age of the candidates must be between 18 and 25 years

Educational Qualification Required for RPF Constable

  • SSLC/ Matric from a recognised board
  • Candidates must possess certain physical criteria and physical efficiency

RPF Constable 2022 Vacancies

The official advertisement will notify the number of vacancies in the RPF Constable exam. The recruitment is done for both males and females. So the candidates can expect a good number of RPF Constable Vacancies because it is an all India level recruitment and Indian Railway is the largest employer of India.

RPF Constable 2022 Selection Process

The selection process for RPF Constable or RPF Constable exam pattern comprises several stages. They have been given below:

  • Computer-Based Test (CBT): The first stage is a computer-based online test. The total duration of this test is 90 minutes and candidates are asked questions on General awareness and Science, Arithmetic, General Intelligence, and Reasoning. To know the RPF constable syllabus in detail, click here. 

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  • PET/PMT: Those who clear CBT, are called for the Physical Measurement Test (PET) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). These tests are just qualifying in nature.
  • Document Verification: Those who qualify in the PET and PMT are called for Document verification.
  • Medical Examination: The next step of the selection process is the medical examination of shortlisted candidates at Railway Hospitals.
  • Training: Upon successful completion of the above steps, candidates need to undergo certain training to get a certificate, which at the end facilitates their official joining process.   
RPF Constable 2022 Exam Centres

The candidates need to apply as soon as possible to get the examination centre of their choice. The RPF Constable 2022 exam centres are located across the state. The examination centres are allotted on a first-apply-first-allot basis. So the candidates must fill out the application form early to get the examination centres of their choice. Get here the list of RPF Constable 2022 exam centres.

RPF Constable 2022 Syllabus

The candidates must understand all the topics given in the syllabus so that they can prepare well for the exam. The candidates should prepare all the topics in their entirety so that they should not miss anything. The weightage of the topics is not mentioned in the RPF Constable syllabus hence the candidates can not segregate important and non-important topics.

RPF Constable 2022 Exam Pattern

It is most likely that the pattern of the RPF Constable 2022 exam will be the same as in past years. The candidates should see the previous year's exam pattern to understand and internalise the pattern of the exam. A deep understanding of the RPF Constable exam pattern is essential to score better in the exam. It will help in time management during the exam.

RPF Constable 2022 Admit Card

Indian Railway will release the admit card after the scrutiny of applications. RPF Constable 2022 admit cards will be issued online ten days before the exam date. Admit card is an essential document to secure admission to the exam centre.

RPF Constable 2022 Result

Indian Railways will release the RPF Constable 2022 result after the completion of the exam process. The exam conducting authority will take around one month to release the result online. RPF Constable 2022 result will mention the roll number of the candidates eligible for the physical/ medical test.

RPF Constable 2022 Cutoff

The exam conducting authority will release the RPF Constable 2022 Cutoff after the result. Indian Railway will release the category-wise cutoff for the exam. The candidates can see here the previous year's RPF Constable cutoffs so that they can anticipate the level of preparation required for the exam.

RPF Constable Salary

One of the most lucrative factors for the post is the RPF Constable's salary. Candidates, who will be inducted for the posts after successfully clearing the competitive exams and training, will be eligible to receive a salary between INR 26,000 and INR 32,000 per month as per the posting location. Besides salary, they are eligible to receive various allowances such as travel allowance, accommodation, food, etc. See here the details about RPF Constable Salary.

RPF Constable Preparation

The candidates should start the preparation for the exam because it requires a focused effort of approximately nine months to one year to prepare for the exam. The candidates should start by preparing the study plan to chalk out the efforts required for the exam. After making the study plan, the candidates should start preparing for the exam by setting short-term and long term goals in mind. RPF Constable preparation requires the preparation practice, preparation for the physical standard tests and medical tests.

RPF Constable 2022 FAQs

Q: When will RPF Constable 2022 notification be released?

A: The RPF Constable 2022 notification will be released soon.

Q: How do I apply for RPF 2022?

A: The candidates can apply for the RPF Constable 2022 exam online at the web address provided in the official notification. The candidates can see here the steps to apply online for RPF Constable 2022.

Q: What is the age limit required for the RPF Constable Exam?

A: The age of the candidates must be between 18 and 25 years.

Q: What is the minimum qualification for RPF Constable exam?

A: Candidates must pass SSLC/Matric from a recognized board, this is the minimum educational qualification to apply for the posts. 

Q: What is the salary of RPF Constables?

A: Along with good job security and perks, RPF Constables are entitled to get INR 21,700 plus usual allowances such as travel allowance, accommodation, food, etc. 

Q: What kind of trainings are given to the shortlisted candidates in RPF Constable Recruitment?

A: After successfully completing the preliminary selection stages, shortlisted candidates will be given physical and arms training, these are a crucial part of the entire training process.

Q: Where do RPF Constables get postings after the selection?

A: They can be posted anywhere out of the 18 Railway Zones across the country, also they are subjected to job-related transfers as needed.

Q: What is RPF Constable application fee? 

A: RPF Constable application fee for General candidates is INR 500 and for the rest of the categories, it is INR 250. 

Q: In how many languages RPF Constable exam is conducted?

A: RPF Constable exam is conducted in 15 languages, candidates can pick up any language of their choice in which they are comfortable. 

Q: How many marks will I get for the correct answer in RPF Constable exam?

A: For the correct answer, candidates will score one mark.

Q: Is there any negative marking in RPF Constable?

A: Yes, there is negative marking in RPF Constable exam, 1/3 marks will get deducted for each wrong answer. 

Q: What is the qualifying percentage for RPF Constable recruitment?

A: To qualify RPF constable CBT, a candidate must obtain 35% marks if the individual belongs to the General category while it is 30% for SC and ST candidates.
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