RPF SI 2022: Exam Dates, Application Form, Pattern, Eligibility & Vacancy

Railway Protection Force Sub-Inspector 2022 ( RPF SI )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Jun 1, 2022 17:01 IST

RPF SI 2022: The Ministry of Railways conducts RPF SI exam to select both male and female candidates for the post of Sub-Inspector. RPF SI notification 2022 is yet to be released by the Ministry of Railways. The selection process comprises Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification. RPF SI exam is conducted in 15 regional languages. The test comprises questions from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge, Numerical Aptitude, General English. Any graduate candidate aged between 20 and 25 years can apply for the exam. In 2018, a total of 2,21,665 female and 12,04,090 male candidates had applied for the exam. Read below for more details on RPF SI 2022 including important dates, vacancies, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. 

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. 

RPF SI 2022 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 

2,21,665 female and 12,04,090 male candidates had applied for the exam in 2018

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/

RPF SI Dates 2022

The examination authority is yet to announce RPF SI dates. Once the dates are announced, they will be updated in the table below:

Events Dates Salient Features 

Application Form 

To be notified

The application form will be available online

Last date to apply 

To be notified

The application form window will be open for one month

Last date of fee payment

To be notified

Candidate can pay their application fees both online and offline. The fee payment dates are different for online and offline payment

RPF SI CBT

To be notified

The exam dates of RPF SI will be conducted in CBT mode across various cities spread throughout the country. 

RPF SI Notification 2022

RPF SI notification is released to invite candidates for the post of Sub-Inspectors (SI) in Level 6 of 7th CPC. The recruitment is open for both male and female candidates. RPF SI Recruitment is done for Group A, B, C, D, E & F. RPF SI notification comprises details such as eligibility, important dates, application process, exam pattern, syllabus and many more.

RPF SI Application Process 2022

RPF SI application form 2022 will be released online. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for RPF SI 2022. Candidates are required to fill only one RPF SI 2022 application form. The application fee for RPF SI is INR 500 for unreserved categories while it is INR 250 for reserved categories. 

RPF SI Eligibility Criteria 2022

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

  • 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 25 years

Also Read: RPF SI Eligibility Criteria

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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.

RPF SI Syllabus 2022

RPF SI syllabus comprises topics from  General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & Reasoning. The standard of the syllabus is of graduation level. RPF SI 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

RPF SI Exam Pattern 2022

RPF SI exam pattern 2022 for CBT is such that it is divided into three sections-General 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 the CBT are called for PET/PST.  It is mandatory to clear the PET and it is qualifying in nature.

RPF SI Preparation Tips 2022

The tips and tricks to crack 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 each and every topics
  • Candidates must refer to a good book or study material to prepare for RPF SI 
  • Candidates must devote equal time to each section of 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 dilligently
  • Candidates must attempt mock test to understand the nature of the test

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RPF SI Admit Card 2022

RPF SI admit card is released separately for different groups and stages of selection-Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification. To download RPF SI admit card, candidates need to enter 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.

RPF SI Exam Day Guidelines

The exam day guidelines for RPF SI exam is given below:

  • Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, bluetooth, pen drive, laptops, calculators, and wrist-watches or any other communication devices are not allowed inside RPF SI exam centre
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry pen/pencils inside the exam centre
  • Candidates need to carry 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

RPF SI Answer Key 2022

The provisional RPF SI 2022 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.

RPF SI Result 2022

RPF SI result 2022 will be declared online separately for different groups, A, B, C, D, E and F. The result 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. 

RPF SI Cutoff 2022

RPF SI Cut off 2022 will be released along with the scorecard separately for Computer-Based Test (CBT) and final selection. To qualify the CBT, candidates need to secure the category-wise qualifying marks and overall cutoff marks. There is no qualifying marks for PET/PMT, however, it is mandatory to qualify it. The cutoff is released separately for male and female candidates.

RPF SI Vacancies 2022

The details regarding the vacancies will be announced along with the notification. In 2018, a total of 1,120 vacancies were announced for both male and female candidates.

RPF SI Salary 2022

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.

Also Read: RPF SI vacancies

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

RPF SI 2022 FAQs

Q. How will I apply for RPF SI exam?

A. RPF SI application form is released on the official website. Candidates need to apply online for the exam.

Q. What is the exam fee for RPF SI exam?

A. The exam fee is INR 500, out of which an amount of INR 400 is refunded after deducting bank charges on appearing in the CBT. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/ Female/ Minorities / Economic Backward Class, the exam fee is INR 250 which is also refunded after deducting the bank charges.

Q. What is the process after selection in RPF SI exam?

A. Selected candidates will have to undergo rigorous initial training in any one of the RPF/RPSF training centres or any other such institution as decided by the railway administration. The trainee recruits/cadets are given a stipend of INR 35,400 plus other allowances.

Q. How would I know my RPF SI registration is complete?

A. There are five stages in RPF SI registration. On completion of all these stages, you will get an email and SMS alert. 

Q. What is the standard of RPF SI syllabus?

A. The standard of the RPF SI syllabus is of graduation level. 

Q. How many RPF SI application forms can I submit?

A. Candidates need to submit only one application form for RPF SI exam.

Q. When RPF SI exam dates will be announced?

A. RPF SI notification is yet to be announced. The exam dates will be released along with the notification.

Q. In how many languages RPF SI exam is conducted?

A. RPF SI exam is conducted in 15 languages: Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri and Punjabi

Q. What is the marking scheme in RPF SI exam?

A. For the correct answer, candidates score one mark. For incorrect answers, 1/3 marks are deducted as penalty.

Q. What is the salary of candidates selected through RPF SI exam?

A. The salary of candidates selected through RPF SI exam is INR 35,400.

Q. What are the qualifying marks for RPF SI exam?

A. To qualify RPF SI CBT, candidates belonging to General and OBC categories need to obtain 35 per cent marks while it is 30 per cent for SC and ST candidates. 
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