RPF SI 2022: Exam Dates, Latest Notifications & Exam Calendar

September 8, 2022

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RPF SI Important Dates

Ministry of Railways every year announces exam dates for vacancies for SI posts in RPF and RPSF. These vacancies are usually announced in August or September. Ministry conducts these exams every year at various centers.  Candidates who clear these exams are posted at different railway zones. Candidates who chose RPF are only posted with RPF i.e. railway protection force and candidates who chose RPSF are posted with RPSF i.e. railway protection special force only.

These vacancies are open for both men and women. All the candidates appear for the same computer-based test. However, there are different physical standards for candidates of different categories. The central recruitment committee is the final authority for selecting the candidates after all the exams are done.

For 2021, the Ministry of Railways has not declared exam notifications and important dates for RPF SI. Every year, these exams are declared in August or September. With the exam notification, different important dates such as the last date of registration and exam date, etc are also declared.

All the exam announcements are on the official website of the Ministry of Railways.

RPF SI Exam Notifications

The Ministry of Railways has not declared the RPF SI exam notification and other important dates yet.  All such announcement is expected in August or September. In 2018, RPF SI exams were announced in May. For the latest cycle, exam notification is allegedly delayed due to a covid surge.

In most of the recruitments in Indian railways, vacancies, and recruitments of those vacancies in zonal based. But the recruitment announcement of railway protection force Sub Inspector is done nationally. All the zones are divided into 6 groups. Candidates fill their choice of exam center based on the zone they may belong to. But the written exam for the recruitment is done nationally at the same time. Candidates can get posted at any of the locations of various zones.

In RPF SI Notification 2018, different important dates were declared-

Exam Notification25 May 2018
Start Of Online Registration1st June 2018
Last Date Of Online Registration30th June 2018
Date Of ExamSeptember Or October (Tentatively)
Date Of Release Of Admit CardSeptember Or October (Tentatively)
Vacancies (Male)819
Vacancies (Female)301

Know More – RPF SI Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Due to a surge in covid cases across the nation, a number of vacancies and examination announcements are yet not declared for 2021. There is no news regarding the change in exam pattern and syllabus so far. Any changes in these would be declared by the ministry of railways on their website. CRC maintains the authority to change the date of examination of RPF SI without prior notice. Therefore the entire applicant must keep checking the railway’s website for any such notice.

For 2021 Cycle

Exam NotificationAugust/September (Expected)
Start Of Online RegistrationNot Announced Yet
Last Date Of Online RegistrationNot Announced Yet
Date Of ExamNot Announced Yet
Date Of Release Of Admit CardNot Announced Yet
Vacancies (Male)Not Announced Yet
Vacancies (Female)Not Announced Yet

Exam Dates

The ministry of railways has not made any announcements yet for the dates of exam notifications of RPF SI exams. They may announce the details of exams in August or September.  Candidates waiting for the exam announcements should keep themselves updated. Any announcement or change in exam pattern will also be declared on the official website of the Ministry of Railway. Delay in the announcement is a result of a surging pandemic across the nation. This may have an effect on the subsequent dates also.

The Ministry of railways is the organizing body for the RPF SI exams.  The administration of the exam is the responsibility of the central recruitment committee or CRC.

This exam has many stages. Those stages are all described in detail earlier. For the upcoming exam, candidates should know the following event/date combination for RPF SI-

S. NoEventDate
1Exam AnnouncementNot Announced Yet
2Start Of Exam RegistrationNot Announced Yet
3Last Day Of RegistrationNot Announced Yet
4Exam DateNot Announced Yet
5.Admit Card ReleaseNot Announced Yet
6.Dates Of Pet & PmtNot Announced Yet

As exams dates are not announced yet, candidates should use this time for preparation. They should prepare for the computer-based exam. They should also work on their physical performance for various tests. Candidates can also utilize this time to prepare their documents.

Ministry of Railways has a fixed physical measurement and physical efficiency requirement from the candidates such as height, chest expansion, etc. candidates who do not fully fill these requirements must not apply. Release of admit card and clearing computer-based test does not warrant that candidates will not get rejected during document verification. Increasing physical efficiency is possible. The applicant with low physical stamina must utilize the time to improve it.

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Q. When will the Ministry of Railways announce the dates for RPF SI?

The Ministry of Railways has not announced the dates for the RPF SI yet. They may announce the exam dates in August or September.

Q. Is there any exam announcement in the papers?

No, there is no exam announcement in the papers. All the important dates of the RPF SI exam are only announced on the official website of the ministry of railways.

Q. If there is a change in exam dates, how will candidates get notify?

In case of any change in the date-sheet of the RPF SI exam, the Ministry of railways updates the information on its website.

Q. How many times can I apply for RPF SI exams?

There is no limit set by the exam body. Whenever the ministry of railways makes an announcement and candidates are eligible to appear, they can appear.

Q. Can government servants or ex-servicemen apply for RFP SI?

Any government servant or ex-servicemen can apply for the exam. In the case of a currently serving person, they need to get a NOC i.e. no objection certificate from their office.