RPF SI 2024 Books, Subject-wise Books for CBT

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RPF SI 2024 Books: The Ministry of Railways conduct RPF SI exam to select 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. To prepare for RPF SI 2024, candidates must buy the best books. Out of the plethora of RPF SI books, it is crucial that the candidates select good study materials. The best books for RPF SI may vary from candidate to candidate depending on the expertise and knowledge of the subject matter. Choosing the right RPF SI books for the different stages of the exam is quite important. Candidates must RPF SI books as per the syllabus.

Q:   Which books are best for RPF SI Reasoning?

A:

The Reasoning section is one of the most scoring sections. Candidates must aim to prepare it properly. Candidates must choose the books which provide them the best tips and tricks for the exam. The list of best books for Reasoning section is given below:

Books Name

Author/Publication

A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning

Dr. R.S. Aggarwal

A new approach to Reasoning

B S Sijwali & S Sijwali Arihant

Analytical Reasoning

M K Pandey

 

Q:   Which are the best books for RPF SI Quantitative Aptitude?

A:

To ace this section, candidates need to understand the concept. Check the list of RPF Books to prepare for the Mathematics section below.

Books Name

Author/Publication

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

R.S.Aggarwal

Fasttrack Objective Arithmetic

Arihant Publications

Objective Arithmetic

S Chand

Quantitative Aptitude for all Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha

 

Q:   Which are the best books for RPF SI General Awareness?

A:

The best books for RPF SI General Awareness are given below:

Books Name

Author/Publication

Lucent G.K.

Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul

Lucent General Science

Lucent

 

RPF SI 2024 Exam Pattern

Before proceeding towards good books, candidates need to understand the exam pattern. RPF SI comprises Computer  Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification. The CBT of RPF SI is divided into three sections: General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & Reasoning. The CBT will comprise a total 120 questions. The total marks of the test are 120. The duration of the test is 90 minutes. The qualifying marks for CBT is 35 per cent and 30 per cent for SC and ST. 

Also Read: RPF SI Exam Pattern

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.

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Sub-Inspector ( Exe) Male

6 min 30 secs

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12 ft

3 ft 9 inch

Sub-Inspector (Exe) Female

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4 mins

9 ft

3 ft

 

RPF SI Syllabus

Candidates must be thorough with the topics given in RPF SI syllabus or else they will face difficulty in choosing the books. The topics prescribed in the syllabus are of graduation level. Candidates can check some of the topics below mentioned in the syllabus:

Subjects Topics

General Awareness

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

Arithmetic

Number systems, Whole numbers, Decimal and Fractions, Percentages, Ration and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, etc.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Decision Making, Coding and Decoding, Visual Memory, Arithmetical Reasoning, Similarities and Differences, etc.

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.
 

Best books for RPF SI

Now that candidates are clear with the exam pattern and syllabus, let us check below the subject-wise RPF SI books:

RPF SI books for General Awareness

General Awareness is a very important subject and mostly asked in competitive examinations. Candidates can refer to the following books for General Awareness.

  • General Knowledge by Arihant
  • General Studies by Disha
  • General Knowledge Manual by Pearson
  • General Knowledge by Lucent

RPF SI books for Arithmetic

If practiced well, this section is considered to be one of the scoring sections. Understanding of basic concepts and formulas of topics are required to score high marks in this section. The following books are recommended for Arithmetic section.

  • Fast track objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude for all Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha
  • Objective Arithmetic by S Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma
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RPF SI books for General Intelligence and Reasoning

Reasoning is divided into two parts verbal and non-verbal. It will help candidates to analyse situations and in making decisions using limited data. Candidates can refer to the following books for RPF SI books for General Intelligence and Reasoning section.

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • A new approach to Reasoning by B S Sijwali & S Sijwali Arihant
  • Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
  • Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations by Pearson
  • Multi-Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra & Kumar Dr Lal

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 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.

 

Q:   What is RPF SI salary structure?

A:

The salary structure of RPF SI is given below:

PayRange
Pay ScaleRs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800
Grade ScaleRs. 4,200
Basic PayRs. 35,400
Gross SalaryRs. 43,300–Rs. 52,030
 

How to Prepare for RPF SI?

Listed below are few RPF SI preparation tips:

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Candidates must solve the previous years’ question papers or sample papers.
  • Buy the best study materials for the exam.
  • Practice sectional and full-length mock tests.
  • Fix a proper study routine and follow it diligently.
  • Study regularly and sincerely.
  • Try to cover all the topics given in the syllabus.

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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:

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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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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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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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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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Selected candidates will have to undergo a rigorous initial training in any one of RPF/RPSF training centre or any other such institution as decided by the Railway Administration. The trainee recruits/cadets will be given a stipend of INR 35,400 plus other allowances as admissible under the Railway

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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
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