RPF Constable Syllabus 2022: Download Section-Wise Syllabus PDF Here

Railway Protection Force Constable 2022 ( RPF Constable )

Rachit Kumar Saxena

Rachit Kumar SaxenaManager-Editorial

Updated on Apr 19, 2022 18:09 IST

RPF Constable syllabus 2022 will be officially mentioned in the official notification. The candidates can see here the previous year's syllabus so that they can prepare for all the topics given in the syllabus. There is no weightage or importance of topics mentioned in the official syllabus. The candidates need to check and solve the previous year's question papers to get a real feel about the topics and the difficulty level of questions. The syllabus in consonance with the previous year's question paper and cutoff can clearly define the level of preparation required to get selected for the exam. 

RPF Constable syllabus is prescribed by the Ministry of Railways. RPF Constable syllabus only lay down the outline in the form of topic names. It does not define the various aspects of the topic. The only official line mentioned in the syllabus is that the questions will be of the Class 10 standard. The candidates must prepare each and every sub-topic of the topics given in the syllabus from the standard textbooks.  This will be the first and foremost step towards the preparation for the RPF Constable exam. By getting acquainted with the syllabus, candidates can know the topics they need to cover under each subject. RPF syllabus comprises subjects such as General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning. The test paper of the RPF Constable exam comprises 120 questions and the total marks allotted to the test are 120. 

RPF Constable Exam Pattern

Before going deeper to understand the syllabus, the candidates must see the exam pattern. RPF Constable exam pattern is divided into Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV). The question paper of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) is framed in 15 languages-Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese (14) Manipuri and (15) Punjabi. For the correct answer, candidates score one mark. 1/3 marks are deducted for the wrong answer. Candidates need to obtain 35 per cent (30 per cent for SC and ST candidates). Candidates 10 times the number of vacancies are called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV). Maximum two rounds of PET/PMT. 

RPF Constable Syllabus Highlights

Check below the highlights related to the RPF Constable syllabus.



General Awareness

Questions are being asked to assess candidates' knowledge on General Awareness, which may include Science, Humanities, Sports, Polity, Innovations, Current Events, etc.


This section aims at assessing candidates’ Numerical Ability skills.

General Intelligence & reasoning

Questions in this section are framed to assess a candidate’s Mental Ability and General Intelligence.

RPF Constable Syllabus for General Awareness

This section carries total 50 marks. Questions are asked from the following topics:

  • Current affairs
  • Awareness of the events and developments in society
  • Indian History, Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity, Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large
  • Common Abbreviations
  • Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India
  • General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE) General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)

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RPF Constable Syllabus for Arithmetic

The total marks allotted to this section are 35. Questions are asked from the following topics:

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RPF Constable Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

This section carries total 35 marks. Questions in General Intelligence and Reasoning are asked from the following topics:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • 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

RPF Constable Syllabus for PET/PMT

Based on the merit of candidates in the CBT, candidates are called for PET/PMT. The test is qualifying in nature, however, it is mandatory to pass PET/PMT. No marks have been assigned for PET/PMT. 

Category 1600 meters run 800 meters run Long jump High jump
Constable (Male) 5 min 45 secs - 14 feet 4 feet
Constable (Female) - 3 min 40 secs 9 feet 3 feet


  • For 1600/800 meters event, only one chance is given. For the remaining events such as Long Jump and High jump, the candidates are  given up to two chances each
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempted from PET, however, they need to undergo PMT
  • All candidates qualifying in 1600 mtrs/800 mtrs, are measured for eligibility with respect to height and chest. Chest measurement is taken only for male candidates. If a male candidate’s unexpanded chest measurement is below eligibility limit, expanded measurement is not taken and he is treated as disqualified
  • Male candidates who do not have minimum height are not considered for measurement of chest and treated as disqualified
  • Candidate who does not have minimum height, chest (unexpanded/expanded) are treated as fail in PMT

Best Books for RPF Constable 

Candidates can refer to the following RPF Constable books.

RPF Constable Subjects

RPF Constable Books

General Awareness

General Knowledge by Lucent

NCERT books


Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma

Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe

Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal


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RPF Constable Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Q. Who releases RPF Constable syllabus?

A. RPF Constable syllabus is released by the Ministry of Railways, that conducts the exam.

Q. What are the different sections of RPF Constable exam?

A. The subjects included in RPF constable exam are General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & Reasoning. 

Q. How many questions are asked in the RPF Constable exam?

A. There are a total of 120 questions in RPF Constable exam. 

Q. What are the topics included in RPF Constable General Awareness?

A. The General Awareness section of RPF Constable exam comprises questions from Current affairs, Indian History, Art & Culture, Geography, General Polity & Indian Constitution, General Science.

Q. What are the important topics for RPF Constable Arithmetic section?

A. The important topics for RPF Constable Arithmetic section are Whole Numbers, Decimal, Fractions, Age Calculations, Number System, Averages, Percentages, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and loss, Time and Distance, Time and Work, etc.

Q. What are the important topics for the General Intelligence & Reasoning section in RPF Constable exam?

A. The important topics for General Intelligence & Reasoning in RPF Constable exam are Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualisation & Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, Judgement & Decision Making, Coding Decoding, Syllogism.

Q. Is it useful to solve sample papers or previous years' question papers of RPF Constable exam?

A. Yes, sample papers or previous years' question papers of RPF Constable exam help candidates to know the type of questions asked in the exam. 

Q. Are RPF Constable mock tests useful? 

A. Yes, RPF Constable mock tests are useful as it helps candidates to improve their speed and accuracy of solving questions.

Q. Can we expect questions which are not included in RPF Constable syllabus? 

A. It is highly unlikely to have questions which are not included in RPF constable syllabus, however, at times topics outside the syllabus are also asked. You need to prepare yourself for every circumstances.

Q. What is the duration of RPF Constable exam?

A. The duration of RPF Constable exam is 90 minutes. 

Q. What are the total marks of RPF Constable exam?

A. The total marks allotted for RPF Constable exam are 120.

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