RPF SI 2024: Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Salary & Vacancy

Railway Protection Force Sub-Inspector 2022 ( RPF SI )

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Updated on Jun 27, 2024 12:31 IST

RPF SI 2024 exam date will be announced soon by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs). The RPF SI recruitment 2024 is expected to be held in July/ August 2024. The official RPF SI exam date 2024 will be announced soon on the official website- https://rpf.indianrailways.gov.in as well as on the regional websites of the RRBs. The RRBs invited RPF SI application 2024 from April 15 to May 14, 2024. The RPF SI form correction 2024 facility was available from May 15 to 24, 2024. Candidates were also asked to re-upload the photograph/signature on the RPF SI application form 2024 for the RPF SI 2024 from May 27 to June 17, 2024.

The RRB aims to fill a total of 452 vacancies for the post of Sub-Inspector (SI) in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). The initial salary of candidates is INR 35,400. Read this article below for more details on RPF SI 2024 including eligibility criteria, the application process, vacancies, exam patterns, and more.

Q:   What is RPF Sub Inspector exam date 2024?

A:

The RPF Sub Inspector exam date 2024 has not been announced yet by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs). The RPF SI 2024 exam dates will be released soon on the official websites of the RRBs. The RPS SI exam will be conducted online as the computer based test (CBT). The RPF SI recruitment exam comprises questions from Basic Arithmetics, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness.

 

Q:   When will the RPF SI admit card be released?

A:

The RPF SI admit card 2024 will be released around five days before the examination. The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) will issue the admit cards of the RPF SI 2024 exam on their respective websites. Candidates need to visit the official RRB website of their respective region to download the RPF SI admit card. Moreover, the direct RPF SI admit card 2024 download link will be shared on the Shiksha page as well - https://www.shiksha.com/exams/rpf-si-exam-admit-card

 

Q:   What is RPF SI salary?

A:

The gross salary of an RPF Sub Inspector ranges from INR 43,000 to 52,000 depending upon their place of posting. This inclusive salary amount comprises basic pay, grade pay, DA, HRA and other applicable allowances. As basic pay is INR 35,400 according to 7th CPC pay matrix, the other allowances add up substantially to the CTC. 

 

Q:   What is RPF SI syllabus?

A:

RPF SI syllabus for different subjects is given below.

RPF SI General Awareness Syllabus

  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science, etc.
  • Arithmetic

RPF SI Arithmetic section

  • Number systems
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • 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.

RPF SI General Intelligence & reasoning Syllabus

  • 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
 

What is RPF SI exam?

RPF SI exam is conducted by the Ministry of Railways to select eligible male and female candidates for recruitment to the post of Sub-Inspectors (SI) in Level 6 of 7th CPC in Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Forces (RPSF) in various zones of Indian Railways. 

Q:   When RPF SI exam will be conducted?

A:

RPF SI exam dates are yet to be announced by the examination authority. The computer based test is divided into three sections-Basic Arithmetics (35 questions, 35 marks), General Intelligence and Reasoning (35 questions, 35 marks), and General Awareness (50 questions, 50 marks). Candidates are allotted 1 hour and 30 minutes (90 minutes) to complete the entire exam. For correct answers, candidates score one mark. There is a negative marking penalty of 1/3 mark for every incorrect response. The total marks allotted to the exam are 120.

 

Q:   How many vacancies are there in RPF SI 2024 exam?

A:

RPF SI vacancies were announced along with the notification. A total of 452 vacancies were announced for RPF SI exam. The selection of candidates against the vacancies will be done based on CBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET) / Physical Standard Test (PST),  Document Verification & Medical. Any graduate candidate can apply for the exam.

 

Q:   What is RPF SI selection process?

A:

The different stages of RPF SI selection process are explained below:

Phase 1: Computer-Based Test (CBT): This is the initial stage of selection process that assesses candidates' knowledge in subjects such as General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.

Phase 2: Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Candidates who qualify for the CBT are then required to undergo a Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The PET includes physical tasks such as running, long jump, and high jump. 

Phase 3: Physical Measurement Test (PMT)- Candidates who clear the PET are subjected to a Physical Measurement Test to ensure that they meet the prescribed physical standards.

Phase 4: Document Verification- After clearing the PET and PMT, candidates need to provide the necessary documents to verify their eligibility, which typically includes educational certificates, identity proof, and other relevant documents.

 

Q:   What is RPF SI application fees?

A:

The application fee for RPF SI is INR 500 for unreserved categories while it is INR 250 for reserved categories. Interested candidates need to fill the application form online. The application fees can be paid online and offline. The application fees is refunded to candidates after they appear for the exam. Interested candidates are required to fill the application form online only. The hard copy of the application form is not required to be send by candidates. The application fee can be paid both online and offline.

 

 

 

RPF SI Dates 2024

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of RPF SI 2022 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

15 May '24 -

24 May '24

RPF SI Form Correction

15 Apr '24 -

14 May '24

RPF SI Application Form

RPF SI 2024 Exam Highlights

Candidates can check below some of the important highlights of RPF SI exam.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

RPF SI

Conducting Body

Ministry of Railways

Exam Level

Graduate-level exam

Exam Frequency

Depends on the number of vacancies

Mode of Exam

Online

Total Candidates Register for RPF SI 

452 vacancies in 2024

Post Offered

Recruitment of SI in RPF and RPSF

Exam Fees

INR 500 for unreserved categories while it is INR 250 for reserved categories

Exam Duration

90 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Three (120 marks)

Total Questions

120 questions

Marking Scheme

  • One mark for each correct response
  • 1/3 marks are deducted for wrong answer

Language/Medium of Exam

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

Groups 

Group A, B, C, D, E and F

No. of Test Cities

Over 100 cities

Official Website

https://indianrailways.gov.in/

Also Read: RPF SI Dates 2024

Q:   When RPF SI notification 2024 was released?

A:

The short RPF SI notification 2024 was released on March 2, 2024. The detailed notification was released on April 14, 2024. The notification for SI was released to fill up a total of 452 vacancies. RPF SI notification was released in PDF form and comprises the details related to the exam such as important dates, selection process, vacancies, eligibility and many more. The selection of RPF SI comprises CBT, PET/PMT and document verification. The CBT will be conducted by RRB. The PET/PMT and document verification is conducted by the Railway Protection Force.

 

Q:   When RPF SI application form 2024 was released?

A:

RPF SI application form was released on April 15, 2024. The application form needs to be filled online only. The application fees are INR 500 for the Unreserved category, whereas, the other categories SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/Female will have to pay INR 250. The application amount is refunded by the MoR when the candidate appears for the RPF CBT exam (INR 400 is refunded for UR and INR 250 is refunded for the other categories excluding the banking charges). 

 

RPF SI Admit Card 2024

The RPF SI admit card 2024 will be released soon on the official websites of the RRBs. To download the RPF SI admit card, candidates need to enter their registration number and password. RPF SI admit card carries details such as the candidate's name, roll number, date of birth, exam centre details, exam date and many more. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. Candidates need to follow the steps given below to download the RPF SI admit card 2024:

  • Visit the official website of the RRBs.
  • Click the admit card link on the home page.
  • Enter the registration number and password.
  • Download the RPF SI admit card and take its printout.

The RPF SI admit card is issued separately for different groups and stages- Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification.

RPF SI Exam Day Guidelines 2024

The exam day guidelines for the RPF SI exam are given below:

  • Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, Bluetooth, pen drives, laptops, calculators, wrist-watches or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the RPF SI exam centre
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry pens/pencils inside the exam centre
  • Candidates need to carry an RPF SI admit card to the exam centre. Without the admit card, candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam
  • Carry one photo-identity proof (both original and photocopy) along with the admit card
  • Candidates should reach the exam centre early to complete the verification process
  • No candidates are allowed to enter the exam hall once the exam begins
  • Candidates must bring one colour photograph along with the admit card

Q:   When will the RPF SI admit card be released?

A:

RPF SI admit card is released four days before the exam. Before the release of admit card, the city intimation slip is released. To download the admit card, candidates need to user ID and password. The admit card is an important document without which candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post.

 

Q:   How to download RPF SI admit card?

A:

RPF SI admit card will be made available online on the official website. However, we will provide the direct link to download the admit card. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the user ID, password and captcha code. The admit card is released four days before the exam. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post.

 

Q:   What if there are discrepancies in the RPF SI admit card?

A:

RPF SI admit card is an important document and all the details printed in the same should be correct. In case of any discrepancies in details, candidates should inform the examination authority for correction. The examination authority will correct the details and issue fresh admit card.

 

RPF SI Syllabus 2024

The syllabus of the RPF SI online exam comprises topics from the following subjects- General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & Reasoning. The standard of the RPF SI syllabus 2024 is of graduation level. The detailed RPF SI 2024 syllabus is given below:

RPF SI General Awareness Syllabus

  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science, etc.
  • Arithmetic

RPF SI Arithmetic section

  • Number systems
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • 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.

RPF SI General Intelligence & reasoning Syllabus

  • 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

Q:   What is RPF SI syllabus?

A:

RPF SI syllabus for different subjects is given below.

RPF SI General Awareness Syllabus

  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science, etc.
  • Arithmetic

RPF SI Arithmetic section

  • Number systems
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • 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.

RPF SI General Intelligence & reasoning Syllabus

  • 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
 

Q:   What is RPF SI syllabus for Reasoning?

A:

RPF SI syllabus for Reasoning is given below:

  • 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
 

Q:   What is RPF SI syllabus for Arithmetic?

A:

RPF SI syllabus for Arithmetic is given below:

  • Number systems
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • 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.
 

RPF SI Exam Pattern 2024

The RPF SI exam pattern 2024 for CBT is such that it is divided into three sections Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & reasoning. Besides Hindi and English, the CBT will be conducted in regional languages. The exam pattern will carry a total of 120 questions of 200 marks. The duration of the test is 90 minutes. Candidates qualifying for the CBT are called for PET/PST.  It is mandatory to clear the PET and it is qualifying in nature.

Q:   What is RPF SI exam pattern?

A:

RPF SI exam pattern is such that it comprises CBT 1, PET/PMT, Document Verification and Medical Exam. The CBT comprises three sections. The standard of questions is of graduation-level. Each question carries one mark and there is also negative marks. Candidates are required to obtain 35 per cent marks (30 per cent marks by SC and ST candidates) to qualify the CBT. Questions in the test are asked from General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. The test carries a total of 120 marks. PET is qualifying in nature and candidates are given different tasks. 

 

Q:   What is the structure of RPF SI CBT exam?

A:

The structure of RPF SI exam pattern is given below.

SectionsMarks

General Awareness

50

Arithmetic

35

General Intelligence & reasoning

35

 

Q:   What is the structure of RPF SI PET/PMT?

A:

The structure of RPF SI PET/PMT is given below.

Category1600 meters run800 meters runLong jumpHigh jump

Sub-Inspector ( Exe) Male

6 min 30 secs

-

12 ft

3 ft 9 inch

Sub-Inspector (Exe) Female

-

4 mins

9 ft

3 ft

 

RPF SI Application Process 2024

RPF SI application form 2024 was released on April 25, 2024. Candidates who met the eligibility criteria could apply for RPF SI 2024. Candidates were required to fill out only one RPF SI 2024 application form. The application fee for RPF SI was INR 500 for unreserved categories while it was INR 250 for reserved categories. The application form was released along with the RPF SI notification 2024.

Q:   How to fill RPF SI application form?

A:

The steps to fill RPF SI application form are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RPF
  • Click the ‘New Registration’ link on the home page of the online registration portal 
  • Confirm that candidates have read and understood the instructions clearly by clicking the checkbox
  • Select the Zonal Group to which they would like to apply
  • Register for the exam
  • Verify the Email ID and Mobile Number through OTP
  • Fill Part 2 and 3 of RPF SI application page
  • Update bank details
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit the form
 

Q:   What are the reasons for the rejection of RPF SI application form?

A:

The reasons behind the rejection of RPF SI application form are given below:

  • Invalid photos 
  • Multiple applications
  • Any other irregularities which are observed and considered as invalid by Central Recruitment Committee
  • Any wrong information in the application form
  • Non-fulfillment of any eligibility criteria
  • Declarations not given by the candidate
  • Incomplete application
  • Age criteria
  • Candidates not having requisite educational criteria
 

Q:   How to modify RPF SI application form?

A:

The steps to modify RPF SI application form are given below:

  • Candidates need to go to the ‘online application’ link
  • Click on the ‘modify application’ link
  • Login using registration number and password
  • Pay the modification fee
  • After making payment, login using registration number and password then proceed with the changes and submit the application
 

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RPF SI Preparation Tips 2024

To ace the exam it is important to follow RPF SI Preparation Tips 2024. The tips and tricks to crack the RPF SI exam are given below:

  • Candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus
  • After going through the topics given in the syllabus, candidates must clear the concepts of every topic
  • Candidates must refer to good RPF SI Books or study materials to prepare 
  • Candidates must devote equal time to each section of the RPF SI exam as it will help them to complete the entire syllabus
  • It is important to prepare a proper study plan and follow it diligently
  • Candidates must attempt mock tests to understand the nature of the test

Q:   How can I prepare for the reasoning section of the RPF SI exam?

A:
The reasoning section of the RPF SI exam is worth 35 out of a total of 120 marks. To prepare for this section, you can follow these expert tips: 1. You need to begin with an understanding of the basic concepts of GI and resonance. 2. Solve the previous year's question papers to understand the questions and topics asked. 3. Prepare topic-wise with a read-through of the topic and then sectional practice. 4. For topics like analogies, decoding, and decision-making, you can take the help of YouTube to understand concepts. 5. For arithmetic reasoning, you need to develop command over quick calculations. 6. Complete the full mock to improve accuracy in this section in less time. 7. Analyze each mock to understand the areas where you are scoring poorly. Keep improving your score with practice and revision.
 

Q:   How do I prepare for the RPF SI?

A:
The RPF SI paper is objective in nature and consists of 120 questions. To prepare for this exam, you can follow these expert tips: 1. Carefully study the section-wise syllabus of RPF. It will help you select the right study material. 2. Brush up on the fundamentals of arithmetic in the initial months. 3. Later, you can devote three to four hours to practice. 4. In the arithmetic section, you need to focus on accuracy, as this section has a weight of 35 marks. 5. In the RPF exam, general awareness is most important, as it carries 50 marks. 6. To prepare this section, you need to memorize facts; hence, you can take help from previous year's papers. 7. To prepare the General Intelligence and Reasoning section, you can follow a similar strategy to arithmetic. 8. In the last month, you need to spend time practicing mock exams and analyzing them. 9. Focus on improving accuracy and speed with each mock. 10. You can use online resources to help you understand difficult topics in arithmetic and reasoning.
 

Q:   How do I prepare for general studies for the RPF SI?

A:
The general awareness section is one of the most important parts of the RPF SI paper. This section alone has 50 out of the total 120 marks in the computer-based test of RPF SI. To prepare for this section, you can follow the given tips: 1. Analyze previous year's papers to note important topics to prepare, as the syllabus is vast. 2. Refer to any one good GK book from Arihant, Pearson, or Lucent. 3. This subject is more about the memory of facts than practice. 4. You need to note down relevant data on Current Affairs from a monthly or yearly magazine. 5. You can read this subject in sections on arithmetic and reasoning. 6. Focus on multiple revisions to score well in the GK subject. 7. Conduct a practice test to determine which topics you are unfamiliar with. Study as much as you can to excel in this section.
 

RPF SI Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria of RPF SI provide details regarding age, educational qualification, and nationality. Candidates can check RPF SI eligibility below:

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Any graduate candidate can apply for the exam
  • The age of candidates should be between 20 to 28 years

Nationality

A candidate must be a citizen of India

RPF SI Age Limit

Post Prescribed age in normal course (as on 01.07.2024) Age applicable to this CEN (as on 01.07.2024)

SI (Exe.)

20 to 25 years

20 to 28 years

Note: Relaxation in the upper age limit is given to candidates belonging to reserved categories.

Also Read: RPF SI Eligibility Criteria 2024

RPF SI Educational Qualification

Any graduate candidate can apply for the exam.

Calculation of Date of Birth

Age Group (in years) Upper limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than) Lower limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)
UR & EWS OBC (NCL) SC & ST All candidates

20 – 28

02.07.1996

02.07.1993

02.07.1991

01.07.2004

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Q:   What is RPF SI eligibility criteria?

A:

RPF SI eligibility criteria is given below:

Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates need a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university. The specific educational qualifications may vary depending on the recruitment notification and position.

 

Q:   How much relaxation in the upper age limit is given to RPF SI?

A:

The age relaxation given to RPF SI is given below:

RPF Constable & SI Age Relaxation
CategoryAge Limit
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the UT of JK & Ladakh 
during the period of 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989
UR/EWS- 5 years
OBC- 8 years
SC/ST- 10 years
Only for the post of SI: Central Govt. employees other than ex-servicemen,  
who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service on the date of reckoning
UR/EWS- 5 years
OBC- 8 years
SC/ST- 10 years
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husbands but not remarriedUR/EWS- 2 years
OBC- 5 years
SC/ST- 7 years
 

RPF SI Selection Process

The complete selection process of RPF SI is explained below in detail.

Filling the RPF SI Application Form

RPF SI application forms are required to be submitted online only through the official website. Candidates candidate need to submit only one application form. RPF SI application form is required to be filled in English only. The application fee is INR 500 for Unreserved categories while it is INR 250 for Reserved categories.

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Release of RPF SI Admit Card

RPF SI admit card is made available online separately for CBT, PET & PMT and Document Verification. Candidates need to download their admit cards by logging into the required credentials. 

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Appearing in RPF SI CBT

The CBT will be held for 90 minutes and comprises 120 objective-type questions from General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. The total marks allotted to the test are 120. 

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Declaration of RPF SI Result

RFI SI result is released online separately for different groups, A, B, C, D, E, & F. The result PDF is released in the form of a merit list. RPF SI result displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Based on the merit in CBT, candidates 10 times the number of vacancies are called for PET and PMT. 

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Appearing in PET, PMT & Document Verification

It is mandatory to pass the PET and it is qualifying in nature. Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT, PET & PMT, they are called for Document Verification.

Final Selection

The appointment to the post of RPF SI is subject to passing the requisite medical fitness test, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of candidates, and successful completion of initial training. 

RPF SI Exam Centres

The examination authority releases the list of RPF SI test cities along with the notification. RFP SI exam centres are distributed division-wise under certain groups-A, B, C, D, E, F. Candidates applying to the railway zones under these groups, will be allotted exam centres coming under that particular region.

Q:   How do I clear RPF SI exam?

A:

The tips and tricks to crack RPF SI exam are given below:

  • Candidate should familiarise themselves with the RPF SI exam pattern, including the number of questions, marking scheme, and duration of the exam
  • Practice time management during your preparation and while attempting mock tests. Allocate specific time slots to different sections of the exam
  • Candidates must solve previous years' question papers to understand the exam pattern and identify the strengths and weaknesses
  • Candidates must pay attention to the important topics. Practice more questions from these areas to improve your understanding
  • Regularly revise the topics you have studied to retain information effectively
  • Focus on physical fitness and maintain a healthy lifestyle
 

Q:   Which are the best books for the RPF SI exam?

A:
According to the syllabus of RPF SI the following subject-wise books are suggested: 1. General Awareness: To prepare for this subject, you can read any good GK book available on the market. Most students prefer General Knowledge books by Arihant, Pearson, or Lucent. This subject is mostly about the memorization of facts and data. 2. General Intelligence and Reasoning: To prepare for this section, read RS Aggarwal's Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning or B. S. Sijwali and S. Sijwali's A New Approach to Reasoning. You need to study basic concepts in the initial period and later practice with any good mock test book. 3. Arithmetic: This section is about the practice of math. You can refer to any popular book to understand the basics and practice. The popular books include Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma, Objective Arithmetic by S Hand, and R S Aggarwal's Quantitative Analysis.
 

RPF SI Answer Key 2024

The provisional RPF SI 2024 answer key will be released for Computer Based Test (CBT) a few days after the completion of the test. Along with the answer key, the window to raise objections and question papers will also be made available. Candidates can access RPF SI answer key through the login window. Objections against the answer key will be accepted online only within the specified deadline.

Q:   How to calculate score Using RPF SI Answer Key?

A:

The process to calculate the score using the answer key is given below.

  • In the answer key, the correct answers are shown in green colour
  • If the answer is correct then the blue and green colour line can be seen on the same option
  • Candidates need to count the number of correct and incorrect answers
  • Multiply the number of right answers by one and incorrect answers by 1/3
  • Deduct the total sum of the incorrect answers from the correct ones that will give candidates their probable score
 

Q:   What are the types of RPF SI answer key?

A:

RPF SI answer key is released in two stages.

RPF SI Provisional Answer Key

The provisional answer key is released so that candidates can raise objections if they find any mistake in the answers. 

RPF SI Final Answer Key

The final answer key is released after reviewing the objections submitted by the candidates. The objections submitted by candidates are reviewed by the experts. If the objections are found to be correct, the examination authority revises the answers and publish the final answer key. 

 

Q:   How to raise objections against RPF SI answer key?

A:

Candidates can raise an objection if any against the answer key. The objection can be filed online on the official website of RPF SI. To submit the challenges, candidates need to pay INR 50 for each objection. Here is how candidates can raise an objection against the answer key:

  • Go to the official website
  • Select the 'view answersheet' option
  • Choose the group 
  • Fill the roll number, date of birth, date of exam, batch and captcha code in the login window
  • When the objection window is generated, enter question number, category, objection related to the question
  • Click on the 'make payment' button
  • Click 'yes' if you are ready for payment'
  • The process will be complete only after fee payment
 

RPF SI Result 2024

The results of the RPF SI 2024 exam will be declared online separately for different groups, A, B, C, D, E, and F. The RPF SI result 2024 will be made available in PDF form and it will display the roll numbers of qualified candidates. To qualify the CBT, candidates need to secure the category-wise qualifying marks decided by the examination authority. The selection of candidates will be done completely on the basis of their merit. 

Q:   How to check RPF SI result?

A:

RPF SI result is announced online on the official website. The steps to check RPF SI result are given below:

  • Visit the official website of RPF
  • Click 'RPF SI result link'
  • Clicking the link, the result PDF appears on the screen
  • Download the result PDF and save it
 

Q:   What is the formula to calculate RPF SI scores?

A:

For correct answers, candidates score one mark. 1/3 marks are deducted for wrong answers. The formula to calculate the scores is given below:

Total score= (Number of Right answers) x 1 – (Number of incorrect answers) x 1/3

 

Q:   Is there any relaxation in RPF SI qualifying marks for SC and ST candidates?

A:

RPF SI qualifying marks for SC and ST candidates are different from General category. The qualifying marks of RPF SI Is given below.

CategoryQualifying marks (In  Per Cent)

General/OBC

35

SC and ST

30

 

RPF SI Cutoff 2024

The cut-off marks of the RPF SI exam will be released along with the scorecard separately for the Computer-Based Test (CBT) and final selection. To qualify the CBT, candidates need to secure the category-wise qualifying marks and overall RPF SI Cut off 2024. There are no qualifying marks for PET/PMT, however, it is mandatory to qualify it. The cutoff is released separately for male and female candidates.

Q:   What is RPF SI cut off?

A:

RPF SI cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to score to qualify the exam and become eligible for the next round of selection process. Candidates need to secure RPF SI cut off in CBT to qualify for PET and PMT. The final cut off is prepared based on CBT. The minimum pass percentage is required in CBT exam is 35% for UR, EWS and OBC-NCL categories and 30% for SC & ST categories.

 

 

Q:   What are the factors that affect RPF SI cut off?

A:

The cut off will be determined based on the following factors:

  • Number of test-takers
  • Number of applicants
  • The difficulty level of test
  • Total marks
 

Q:   What was RPF SI cut off announced in 2018 for Group E?

A:

RPF SI cut off announced in 2018 for Group E is given below.

Female

OBC

SC

ST

UR

46.92

38.67

40.81

42

Male

OBC

SC

ST

UR

77.32

69.44

62.62

74.22

 

RPF SI Vacancies 2024

The details regarding the vacancies were announced along with the notification. A total of 452 RPF SI vacancies were announced this year. In 2018, a total of 1,120 vacancies were announced for both male and female candidates. The vacancy break-up is given below.

Post/ Rank Male Female ExSM 10%of total vacancy
UR SC ST OBC EWS Total UR SC ST OBC EWS Total

Sub-Inspector (Exe.)

157

57

28

104

38

384

28

10

5

18

7

68

45

 

Q:   How many vacancies are there in RPF SI 2024 exam?

A:

RPF SI vacancies were announced along with the notification. A total of 452 vacancies were announced for RPF SI exam. The selection of candidates against the vacancies will be done based on CBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET) / Physical Standard Test (PST),  Document Verification & Medical. Any graduate candidate can apply for the exam.

 

Q:   What is RPF SI selection process?

A:

The different stages of RPF SI selection process are explained below:

Phase 1: Computer-Based Test (CBT): This is the initial stage of selection process that assesses candidates' knowledge in subjects such as General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.

Phase 2: Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Candidates who qualify for the CBT are then required to undergo a Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The PET includes physical tasks such as running, long jump, and high jump. 

Phase 3: Physical Measurement Test (PMT)- Candidates who clear the PET are subjected to a Physical Measurement Test to ensure that they meet the prescribed physical standards.

Phase 4: Document Verification- After clearing the PET and PMT, candidates need to provide the necessary documents to verify their eligibility, which typically includes educational certificates, identity proof, and other relevant documents.

 

RPF SI Salary 2024

Selected candidates will be in level 6 of the 7th CPC with initial pay of INR 35,400. Besides, candidates are also entitled to various allowances as per the government rules. RPF SI salary for the per month is between INR 43,300 to 52,030 as per the 7th pay commission. 

 

Q:   What is RPF SI salary?

A:

The gross salary of an RPF Sub Inspector ranges from INR 43,000 to 52,000 depending upon their place of posting. This inclusive salary amount comprises basic pay, grade pay, DA, HRA and other applicable allowances. As basic pay is INR 35,400 according to 7th CPC pay matrix, the other allowances add up substantially to the CTC. 

 

Q:   What are the perks and allowances offered to RPF SI?

A:

Selected candidates to the post of RPF SI enjoy good perks and benefits. Perk is given in addition to their monthly salary income. Candidates are given following perks and allowances:

  • Provident fund
  • Overtime Allowance
  • Ration Allowance
  • Dress Allowance
  • Gratuity
  • Monthly Pension (After retirement )
  • Medical facilities
  • Pass and Privilege Ticket Orders
  • Dress Allowance
  • Night Duty Allowance
  • Educational assistance
  • Ration Allowance and
  • Traveling and transfer allowance
  • Other financial matters
 

Q:   What is RPF SI grade pay?

A:

According to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations, the grade pay assigned to RPF SI was INR 4200. With this grade pay, the salary was calculated in the pay band of INR 9300-34800. However, after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, the grade pay system was discontinued. Now, the RPF SI starts at the basic pay level of INR 35400 (Level-6) as per 7th CPC pay matrix.

 

RPF SI Exam Trend: Registered vs Appeared

The table below highlights the number of candidates who appeared and registered for RPF SI exam in 2018. 

Number of Registered Candidates

Group Community Applied
Female Male

 

Group-A

OBC

16,883

91,542

SC

8,156

43,304

ST

3,797

28,316

UR

5,928

25,745

 

Group-B

OBC

17,710

90,430

SC

10,240

4,3073

ST

5,642

21,066

UR

10,140

33,992

 

Group-C

OBC

22,561

1,71,273

SC

11,076

89,166

ST

7,752

31,095

UR

13,358

64,787

 

Group-D

OBC

32,637

1,73,123

SC

21,381

1,17,383

ST

3,913

20,412

UR

28,534

1,18,232

 

Group-E

OBC

631

3,953

SC

419

3,301

ST

500

2,004

UR

407

2,932

 

Group-F

OBC

-

11,562

SC

-

5,131

ST

-

2,074

UR

-

10,194

Total

2,21,665

12,04,090

Number of Qualified Candidates

Group Community Attended
Female Male

 

Group-A

OBC

7,051

52,903

SC

3,436

22,273

ST

1,985

18,878

UR

2,423

14,676

 

Group-B

OBC

8,919

60,344

SC

5,115

25,580

ST

2,607

11,669

UR

5,147

20,536

 

Group-C

OBC

13,192

1,28,643

SC

6,019

60,288

ST

4,503

21,624

UR

7,453

45,792

 

Group-D

OBC

17,340

1,18,714

SC

10,611

76,117

ST

2,088

13,023

UR

14,789

77,287

 

Group-E

OBC

282

2,421

SC

168

1,854

ST

176

923

UR

150

1,765

 

Group-F

OBC

-

6,629

SC

-

2,464

ST

-

1,056

UR

-

6,528

Total

1,13,454

7,91,987

RRBs Official Website Links: Region-Wise

Have a look at the RRBs official website links of all the regions below:

RRB

Official Website Address

Ahmedabad

www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in

Kolkata

www.rrbkolkata.gov.in

Ajmer  

www.rrbajmer.gov.in

Malda  

www.rrbmalda.gov.in

Bengaluru

www.rrbbnc.gov.in

Mumbai

www.rrbmumbai.gov.in

Bhopal

https://rrbbhopal.gov.in/

Muzaffarpur

www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in

Bhubaneswar

www.rrbbbs.gov.in

Patna

www.rrbpatna.gov.in

Bilaspur             

www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in

Prayagraj

www.rrbald.gov.in

Chandigarh

www.rrbcdg.gov.in

Ranchi

www.rrbranchi.gov.in

Chennai             

www.rrbchennai.gov.in

Secunderabad

www.rrbsecunderabad.gov.in

Gorakhpur

www.rrbgkp.gov.in

Siliguri

www.rrbsiliguri.gov.in

Guwahati          

www.rrbguwahati.gov.in

Thiruvananthapuram

www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in

Jammu-Srinagar

www.rrbjammu.nic.in

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The RPF Sub Inspector exam date 2024 has not been announced yet by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs). The RPF SI 2024 exam dates will be released soon on the official websites of the RRBs. The RPS SI exam will be conducted online as the computer based test (CBT). The RPF SI recruitment exam comp

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RRB ALP application fee is INR 500 for General and OBC categories while it is INR 250 for SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Female/Transgender/Minorities/Economically backward class. The application fee will be refunded to candidates after appearing in the first stage CBT. Candidates belonging to the General and

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The fee refund process for RPF SI exam is given below:

  • All candidates must clearly mention the bank details (Name of Bank, Name of Account Holder, Account Number and IFSC Code) for receiving the refundable portion of their examination fee (i.e., INR 400 or 250 as applicable minus bank charges) in the

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The tips and tricks to crack RPF SI exam are given below:

  • Candidate should familiarise themselves with the RPF SI exam pattern, including the number of questions, marking scheme, and duration of the exam
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After the final submission of RPF SI application form, if candidates want to make corrections in the create an account form  (including mobile number and Email ID), they need to pay a modification fee of INR 250. This modification fee is common irrespective of community and category. The modificatio

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While filling the RPF SI application form, candidates must ensure that they fill the details correctly as the examination authority might reject their applications on several grounds. Candidates must keep the following points in mind so that their applications does not get rejected. 

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Anangsha Patra

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RPF SI admit card is an important document and all the details printed in the same should be correct. In case of any discrepancies in details, candidates should inform the examination authority for correction. The examination authority will correct the details and issue fresh admit card.

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Answered 2 months ago

RPF SI admit card will be made available online on the official website. However, we will provide the direct link to download the admit card. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the user ID, password and captcha code. The admit card is released four days before the exam. The hard co

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Anangsha Patra

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A candidate who is in the final semester of graduation and has a RE in one subject would not be eligible to apply for the RPF SI exam in 2024. The eligibility criteria require the candidate to have completed their graduation degree before applying for the exam.

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