RPF SI Syllabus 2022: Download Section-wise Syllabus PDF Here

Railway Protection Force Sub-Inspector 2022 ( RPF SI )

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Jan 27, 2022 07:21 IST

RPF SI syllabus 2022 is divided into three subjects: General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & reasoning. The standard of the syllabus is of graduation level. The test comprises a total of 120 questions. The total marks allotted to the test are 120. Candidates must go through the RPF SI syllabus thoroughly because questions in the exam are framed based on it. The syllabus describes the topics to be covered while preparing for the examinations for that particular course. Read below for more details on RPF SI syllabus. 

RPF SI Syllabus 2022 Highlights

The highlights related to RPF SI syllabus are given below.

Sections Highlights

General Awareness

Questions in the test are aimed to test a candidate’s awareness regarding the environment, knowledge regarding the current affairs, etc.


This section tests a candidate's understanding regarding the numbers and calculations.

General Intelligence & reasoning

Questions in this section are framed to assess a candidate’s ability to think logically.

Detailed RPF SI Syllabus 2022

The section-wise detailed syllabus of RPF SI is given below:

General Awareness

Questions in this section are asked from the following topics:

  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science, etc.
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Candidates need to prepare the following topics in the 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.

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General Intelligence & Reasoning

In this section, candidates will get questions from the following topics.


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


Best books for RPF SI

Candidates can refer to the following books for RPF SI exam.

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal
  • Fasttrack Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publication
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

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RPF SI Exam Pattern 2022

According to RPF SI Exam Pattern 2022, each question carries one mark. For the wrong answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted as penalty. Candidates can choose a language for CBT from Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri, or Punjabi. The qualifying marks of the test is 35% and it is 30% for SC and ST candidates. The duration of the test is 90 minutes. Candidates can check the structure of CBT below.

Sections Marks

General Awareness




General Intelligence & reasoning




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How to prepare for RPF SI?

The section-wise preparation tips for RPF SI are given below:

General Awareness

Aspirants must go through the last six months of current affairs. They should read newspapers and magazines.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Candidates can easily score good marks in this section. It requires good analytical skills. Candidates must solve previous years’ question papers. They must also attempt mock tests.


This section can be scoring if all the key concepts are clear. Revise the basics of all the chapters. Practice questions from the previous years’ question papers. Candidates must solve mock tests and learn the shortcut methods of solving questions.

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RPF SI Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Q. Who prescribes RPF SI syllabus?

A. RPF SI syllabus is prescribed by the Ministry of Railways.

Q. What will be the total number of questions in RPF SI exam?

A. The CBT of RPF SI carries a total of 120 questions. 

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

A. The different sections of RPF SI exam are: General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & reasoning. 

Q. What are the important topics for RPF SI General Awareness?

A: The important topics for RPF SI General Awareness are Current affairs, Indian History, Art & Culture, Geography, General Polity & Indian Constitution, General Science.

Q. What are the scoring areas in RPF SI Arithmetic?

A. For RPF SI Arithmetic, candidates must focus on 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 RPF SI General Intelligence & Reasoning section?

A. The important topics for RPF SI General Intelligence and Reasoning section 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 for RPF SI exam?

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

Q. How important is mock tests in RPF SI exam?

A. Solving mock tests for RPF SI exam will help you to identify your problem areas and you can work on them. 

Q. Does questions are asked from the topics given in RPF SI syllabus?

A. Yes, questions are asked from the topics given in RPF SI syllabus. 

Q. Are there any qualifying marks in RPF SI exam?

A. Yes, there are qualifying marks in the RPF SI exam. 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.

Q: How to prepare for RPF SI exam?

A: To begin with RPF SI preparation, candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus. They must prepare a proper study routine and follow dilligently. Candidates must attempt mock tests to improve their speed and accuracy.

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