RPF SI 2024 Preparation Tips, Smart Strategy and Trick

Railway Protection Force Sub-Inspector 2022 ( RPF SI )

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Updated on Mar 18, 2024 18:00 IST

RPF SI Preparation 2024: Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Ministry of Railways releases RPF SI notification for recruitment 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. The selection of the candidates is based on the computer-based test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT), and Document Verification. Candidates should opt for a unique preparation strategy to ace the exam. To clear the exam, candidates needs to have the knowledge of RPF SI syllabus and exam pattern. Current Affairs plays an important role in RPF SI exam, therefore, candidates should be thorough with the latest national and international events. The average duration of RPF SI preparation is six months. With the right RPF SI preparation, candidates can clear the exam with flying colours. Patience, perseverance, and hard work are the roadmaps to success in RPF SI exam. In this article, we have discussed RPF SI preparation tips. Following these tips candidates will be able to perform well in the exam.

Q:   What is the level of difficulty of the RPF SI syllabus?

A:

The standard of RPF SI syllabus is of graduation level. The difficulty level topics given in the syllabus is of moderate level. RPF SI syllabus is given below.

SectionsTopics CoveredGeneral Awareness

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

Arithmetic

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.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Analogies, Spatial Visualization, Problem Solving Analysis, Decision Making, Discriminating Observation, Arithmetical Reasoning, Arithmetic Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Syllogistic Reasoning, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Orientation, Judgment, Visual Memory, Relationship Concepts, Verbal and Figure Classification, Non-Verbal Series, Statement Conclusion

 

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
 

RPF SI Preparation Tips 2024

Merely making study plans will not help unless candidates have proper section-wise methods to prepare each and every topic. Listed below are the section-wise RPF SI preparation tips.

RPF SI Preparation Tips for General Awareness

The General Awareness section aims at testing the candidate's General Awareness of the environment around him and its application to society, to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experiences as many be expected of any educated person. It tests the candidates on questions relating to Indian history, art & culture, geography, economics, general polity, Indian Constitution, sports, general science, etc.

  • This section in the RPF SI exam carries maximum marks. Therefore, candidates need to prepare this section well
  • Before studying the General Awareness section, candidates must know the subjects and syllabus
  • Questions are usually asked from Indian History, Art and Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Sports, General Science, etc
  • Going through the RPF SI syllabus, candidates can identify their strong and weak subjects
  • After understanding the subjects, set your priorities for studying these subjects accordingly
  • After analyzing the syllabus, it is advised to go through the previous years' papers for the last five years at least
  • Practicing the previous years’ papers will help in boosting confidence and strengthening knowledge for the exam
  • Candidates must prepare a study plan covering almost every subject and their relevant topics for studying
  • Refer to the relevant book for this section
  • Read newspapers and magazines
  • Make it a habit of reading daily

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RPF SI Preparation Tips for Arithmetic 

Arithmetic section is a scoring one because questions can be answered in less than a minute. The questions will be Number systems, whole numbers, decimal and fractions and 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. Candidates are advised to make a note of all the formulae which will also help in revision. Candidates can follow the tips given below for this section.

Review Basics

It is very important to clear the basics in Arithmetic section. If the candidates have a strong layout of mathematical concepts, it becomes easy to solve the questions. Do not rush for the tricks, understand, learn and practice rather.

Practice Questions from Practice Sets

To learn the basics, refer to the books that can help you to clear the concepts. This will give a thorough idea of the questions and help you learn quickly. Practicing questions from practice sets you will get a wide variety of questions.

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Evaluate Practice Sets

Do not forget to evaluate your practice sets. Note down the questions you have attempted correctly and incorrectly in the exam. Start practising according to that.

Strengthen Weak Areas

Analyse your weak areas and strengthen them with practice and learning.

Attempt Mock Tests

Take mock tests regularly while preparing for the exam. This will exhibit the real scenario where you stand.

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How to Prepare for RPF SI General Intelligence and Reasoning?

This section is considered as one of the most scoring sections. This section tests the ability to think and solve problems. To clear the exam, candidates need to identify those sections where they can attempt a maximum number of accurate questions and score the highest marks. Check below a few preparation tips to ace this section.

  • Candidates must sharpen their logical analytical skills
  • Candidates must have command over the concepts
  • Try to practice as much previous years’ paper
  • Follow a proper strategy and time-table for all the sections of the question paper
  • Focus on the important topics first
  • Try to improve the weak areas

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Q:   How much time should candidates allocate to prepare for each subject in the RPF SI syllabus?

A:

RPF SI syllabus comprises the topics and sub-topics that candidates need to prepare for the exam. Candidates should equal time to all the subjects given in the syllabus. They should go through the topics given in the syllabus properly and find out the important topics for the exam. After completing each chapter, candidates must appear for the mock tests.

 

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.
 

Q:   Which are the important topics for RPF SI General Awareness?

A:

The important topics for RPF SI General Awareness section are given below:

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

RPF SI Exam Pattern

The Computer-Based exam of RPF SI comprises three sections: General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & reasoning. The standard of questions will be of graduation level. Each question carries one mark and 1/3 mark will be deducted as a penalty for wrong answers. Candidates need to obtain 35 per cent (30 per cent for SC and ST candidates) to qualify the exam. The duration of the test is 90 minutes. The test paper will have a total of 120 questions. 

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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

-

4 mins

9 ft

3 ft

 

RPF SI Books

RPF SI books that candidates can refer to are given below.

  • General Knowledge by Arihant
  • General Knowledge Manual by Pearson
  • Fast track objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • A new approach to Reasoning by B S Sijwali & S Sijwali Arihant
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

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 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

 

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

 

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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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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:

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