RPF Constable 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Vacancy & Eligibility

Railway Protection Force Constable 2021 ( RPF Constable )

Rachit Kumar Saxena

Rachit Kumar SaxenaManager-Editorial

Updated on Jan 25, 2022 02:21 IST

RPF Constable 2022 recruitment notification will be released soon. Indian Railway can release the official notification soon to recruit the candidates for the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable. The official advertisement will notify the eligibility conditions, cutoff dates for age calculation, number of vacancies, syllabus and exam patter for the exam.

What is RPF Constable Exam?

Indian Railways recruits male and female Constables for Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) through RPF Constable Exam. Ministry of Railways releases RPF Constable Notification to fill a large number of vacancies for different zones of Indian Railways. The exam is conducted in a centralized manner, however, recruitment is done separately for various railway zones. RPF Constable Notification for this year's exam is going to be out soon. Therefore, it is important for applicants to know all basic details about the exam. Let’s have a look at the important facts about the RPF Constable Exam 2022.

RPF Constable Exam Highlights

Exam Name

RPF Constable 2022

Conducting Body

Ministry of Railways

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once in a year/ vacancy based

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

90 minutes

Language of the Paper

Candidates can choose any of the following languages:

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

Exam Fees

Rs 500 for General category and Rs 250 for the rest of the categories

Exam Purpose

To recruit male and female constables for RPF and RPSF

Exam Website


RPF 2022 Constable Exam Dates

RPF Constable 2022 exam dates have not been released yet. However, in the table given below candidates may find tentative dates and events for RPF Constable 2021 exam:

RPF Constable Exam Events

RPF Constable Exam Dates 2021

Salient Features

Notification releases

To be updated

Notification for RPF Constable exam 2022 is going to be released soon. 

Online registration begins

To be updated

We will update Exact date of the beginning of online registration soon.

Last date of registration

To be updated

The last date of registration to be updated later. 

Last date of fee payment

To be updated

The last date of fee payment to be updated later. 

Date of CBT

To be updated

Date of CBT to be updated later. 

Result of CBT

To be updated

Result of CBT to be updated later. 

Date of PET/PMT

To be updated

Date of PET/PMT to be updated later. 

RPF Constable final result 

To be updated

The date of RPF Constable final result  to be updated later. 

RPF Constable Eligibility 2022

The basic criteria that candidates need to meet in order to fulfill RPF Constable eligibility are:

  • Candidates must be Indian citizens
  • Age: Age of the candidates must be between 18 and 25
  • Educational qualification: SSLC/ Matric from a recognised board
  • Candidates must possess certain physical criteria and physical efficiency

RPF Constable Selection Process 2022

The selection process for RPF Constable or RPF Constable exam pattern comprises several stages. They have been given below:

  • Computer-Based Test (CBT): The first stage is a computer-based online test. The total duration of this test is 90 minutes and candidates are asked questions on General awareness and Science, Arithmetic, General Intelligence, and Reasoning. To know RPF constable syllabus in detail, click here. 

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  • PET/PMT: Those who clear CBT, are called for Physical Measurement Test (PET) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). These tests are just qualifying in nature.
  • Document Verification: Those who qualify in the PET and PMT are called for Document verification.
  • Medical Examination: The next step of the selection process is medical examination of shortlisted candidates at Railway Hospitals.
  • Training: Upon successful completion of the above steps, candidates need to undergo certain training to get a certificate, which at the end facilitates their official joining process.   
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RPF Constable Salary

One of the most lucrative factors for RPF Constable posts is ROF Constable salary. Candidates who will be inducted for the posts after successfully clearing competitive exam ad training, are eligible to receive a salary between Rs 26,000 and Rs 32,000 per month as per the posting location. Besides salary, they are eligible to receive various allowances such as travel allowance, accommodation, food, etc.

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Important FAQs Regarding RPF Constable

Q: What is the minimum qualification for RPF Constable exam?

A: Candidates must pass SSLC/Matric from a recognized board, this is the minimum educational qualification to apply for the posts. 

Q: What is the salary of RPF Constables?

A: Along with good job security and perks, RPF Constables are entitled to get Rs 21,700 plus usual allowances such as travel allowance, accommodation, food, etc. 

Q: What kind of trainings are given to the shortlisted candidates in RPF Constable Recruitment?

A: After successfully completing the preliminary selection stages, shortlisted candidates will be given physical and arm trainings, these are a crucial part of the entire training process.

Q: Where do RPF Constables get postings after the selection?

A: They can be posted anywhere out of the 18 Railway Zones across the country, also they are subjected to job-related transfers as needed.

Q: What is RPF Constable application fee? 

A: RPF Constable application fee for General candidates is Rs 500 and for the rest of the categories, it is Rs 250. 

Q: In how many languages RPF Constable exam is conducted?

A: RPF Constable exam is conducted in 15 languages, candidates can pick up any language of their choice in which they are comfortable. 

Q: How many marks will I get for the correct answer in RPF Constable exam?

A: For the correct answer, candidates will score one mark.

Q: Is there any negative marking in RPF Constable?

A: Yes, there is negative marking in RPF Constable exam, 1/3 marks will get deducted for each wrong answer. 

Q: What is the qualifying percentage for RPF Constable recruitment? 

A: To qualify RPF constable CBT, a candidate must obtain 35% marks if the individual belongs to General category while it is 30% for SC and ST candidates. 

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