Railway Protection Force Sub Inspector exam is conducted by the Ministry of Railways every year. For the year 2021, the exam has not been announced yet. This exam is conducted for Railway Protection Force or Railway Protection Special Force. Recruitment is open for both female and male candidates.
Indian railways are divided into various zones. The railway protection force has its members guarding and securing railways in each of these zones. RPF SI recruitment is done together for each of these zones. There are no separate exams for each zone. Once the recruitment process is done, candidates can be transferred to any of the zones.
These exams are conducted by the Ministry of Railways. Railway recruitment boards fall under the Ministry of Railways. There are a total of 21 recruitment boards under different zones. There are many exams conducted by these boards that are specific to their zones and areas. Recruitment for Sub Inspector for Railway Protection Force is done nationally. The zones are grouped. There are a total of 6 groups for different zones.
This exam is conducted at the same time at different centers all across the country. Also, the candidates can choose from 15 different languages for these exams.
RPF SI exams conducted in three parts-
After these, all the documents submitted by the candidates will be verified.
Candidates who clear the computer efficiency test move ahead to the physical efficiency test and physical measurement test.
For 2021, the RPF SI exams have not been declared yet. These exams are expected to be announced soon. Following are the details for the RPF SI exams that candidates must be aware of-
|1.||Exam||Railway Protection Force Sub Inspector exam|
|2.||Purpose||Recruitment of suitable candidates in the Railway protection force and railway protection special force.|
|3.||Conducting Body||Ministry of Railways|
|4.||Exams Candidates||Both female and male candidates can apply|
|5.||Post||SI of level 6|
|6.||Exam frequency||Depends upon Vacancy|
|7.||Exam Date||Yet to be announced|
The recruitment announcement of RPF SI for 2021 is yet to be announced. Exam announcement will be done online. Therefore, candidates must keep visiting the railway’s website for it. There will also be a physical exam and medical check-up for it. Hence, candidates must be in a good shape. Until exams are being announced, candidates must remain physically active and full fill all the requirements. For this exam, the physical requirements for male and female candidates are different.
In 2018, vacancies were different for male and female candidates as well.
Out of the total of 1119 vacancies, 819 were for male candidates and only 301 for female candidates. These were the total numbers, nationally. In different zones, these numbers further differ.
As mentioned, the exam notification for RPF SI for 2021is not yet released. This is a vacancy-based exam therefore the number of vacancies is also different every year. Vacancies for men and women candidates are also different and are not equally divided.
Following dates are expected for different dates of the exams. These are based on the dates of the previous year’s exam.
|August- September||RPF SI Exam announcement|
|September- October||Last day of registration|
|September-October||Last day of application fee|
|October- November||Exam Date|
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Following are the important things to remember about application forms and fees-
Here is the fee structure for the application form for railways protection force sub-inspector exam-
|S. No||Category of Candidates||Fee Structure|
|2||OBC, SC/ST, Economically weaker section||250 Rs|
|3||Female candidates||250 Rs|
To appear in the recruitment exam of RPF SI, candidates need to fulfill few criteria. These are divided into the following categories-
To appear in these recruitment exams, candidates must be of Indian nationality.
Once the candidates clear their Computer Efficient Test, they would move on to physical tests. There are certain physical requirements that candidates need to fulfill. Following is the list of those requirements-
|Category||Height (cm)||Chest (cm)|
|For Gorkhas, Marathas, Garwahlis, and other categories specified by Govt. of India.||163||155||80||85|
|SC/ST Candidates||5 years|
Recruitment for the post of sub-inspector in Railway Protection Force is vacancy-based recruitment. These vacancies change every year. Following are the few points to remember about the vacancy for RPF SI-
Following is a table of vacancies across different categories for RPF SI recruitment for 2018-
|Category||Male Vacancy||Female Vacancy|
* This is to be noted that these vacancies are across all the zones and for RPSF too.
Candidates will be eligible for scale 6 of the 7th Central Pay Commission matrix after a successful recruitment process and training period. This will give candidates an initial pay of Rs 35,000 along with all the bonuses. This pay scale will be applicable across all the zones.
The recruitment exam of the railway protection force sub-inspector is divided into three parts.
Out of these three, the computer efficiency test is an online exam. The syllabus of the computer efficiency test is divided into three parts-
A detailed description of the syllabus each topic is given below-
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Recruitment exam for railway protection force is conducted in three parts-
After these tests, document verification and a medical exam are done.
In physical efficiency test, there are the following tests-
Ex-servicemen, who appear for these exams, shall be exempted from the physical efficiency test. However, they have to appear for a physical measurement test.
Candidates who do not clear the physical measurement test or PMT are disqualified for this minimum height and chest measurement (expended and unexpended) is measured.
After, PET and PMT, document verification is done. Candidates should keep the following documents prepared-
The admit card or hall ticket for the RPF SI Exam will be uploaded by the exam authorities on the website of the Ministry of Railways. Candidates must remember the following points-
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The Ministry of Railways has not announced Railway protection force sub-inspector exams for the year 2021 yet. They will announce the date of the exam and result subsequently.
|1||Exam Announcement||Not announced yet.|
|2||Last date of registration||Not announced yet.|
|3||Date of upload of admit card||Not announced yet.|
|4||Date of Exam||Not announced yet.|
|5||Date of Result||Not announced yet.|
Ministry of Railways announces the exams online. all the applicants will also fill the application form online only. there is no offline option for filling out the form. They should take the following steps when filling the form-
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No, the Ministry of Railways has not declared the exams yet. Ministry may announce the exams in August or September.
There is no fixed number of vacancies for these exams. Vacancies change every year. Though there is a 10% reservation for female candidates and ex-servicemen for the RPF SI exam.
No, a candidate of the final year of graduation or someone who has given final year exams must not apply. Only candidates who already have their exam results in their hands can apply for RPF SI.
The minimum age of the candidates must be 20 years to apply for these exams. The upper limit for the age bracket is 25 years. But the upper limit for SC/ST candidates is 30 years and for the candidates of the OBC category, it is 28 years.
Candidates who would clear all the exams will be eligible to pay grade 6 of 7 central pay commissions. This would be around Rs 35,000.
The application fee for the forms of RPF SI is different for candidates of different categories. It costs Rs 500 for the applicants of the general category. However, for the applicants of the OBC and SC/ST category and all the females, the application fee is Rs 250.
The Ministry will upload the admit cards for RPF SI almost a week to 10 days before the exam. they will upload the admit cards on their official website.
Candidates can fill the forms for RPF SI online. The registration process and forms for exams are available on the website of the Ministry of Railways. These forms are not available anywhere else. There will be no declaration of availability of form on any other platform either.
Candidates applying for Sub Inspector in Railway Protection Force should have completed graduation from a govt. recognized university. Hence, those who have not completed their graduation must not apply for the exam.
Candidates can choose from 15 different regional languages for the question paper. Therefore, they can select any language at the time of filling out the form.