RPF (The Railway Protection Force) Study Material

We provide study material for preparation of RPF exam. The important subjects of RPF are General Awareness, Arithmetic and General intelligence. We provide video lectures, notes, practice questions, practice exams, etc. for the preparation of this exam.

RPF (The Railway Protection Force) EXAMS

Railway Recruitment Board conducts various exams in multiple stages to hire for Constables & Sub-Inspectors and other posts in the Indian Railways. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) Recruitment exam will be carried out for recruitment of Constables & Sub-Inspectors in RPF, in various units of Indian Railways. Once you get selected as RPF constable or SI, you will be serving in the Railway Protection Force.

Eligibility of RPF Exams

Educational Qualification

You should have a SSLC/Matriculation (10th class) degree from a recognized board.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum is 25 years. The age varies according to the post, the candidate has applied. The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.

Sl.No. Category Age Relaxation
1. SC/ST 5 years
2. OBC 3 years
3. PWD 10 years

Physical Measurement

Category Heights (in cms) Chest (in cms) (Only Male)
Male Female Unexpanded Expanded
UR/OBC 165 157 80 85
SC/ST 160 152 76.2 81.2
For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt. 163 155 80 85

Syllabus of RPF Exams

  1. Environment
  2. Current Affairs
  3. Indian History
  4. Art & Culture
  5. Geography
  6. Economics
  7. General Polity
  8. Indian Constitution
  9. Sports
  10. General Science
  1. Number systems
  2. Whole numbers
  3. Decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers
  4. Fundamental arithmetical operations
  5. Percentages
  6. Ratio and proportion
  7. Averages
  8. Interest
  9. Profit and loss
  10. Discount
  11. Use of table and graphs
  12. Mensuration
  13. Time and distance
  14. Ratio and proportion
  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and Differences
  3. Spatial Visualization
  4. Spatial Orientation
  5. Problem Solving Analysis
  6. Judgment
  7. Decision Making
  8. Visual Memory
  9. Discriminating Observation
  10. Relationship Concepts
  11. Arithmetical Reasoning
  12. Verbal and Figure Classification
  13. Arithmetic Number Series
  14. Non-verbal Series
  15. Coding and Decoding
  16. Statement Conclusion
  17. Syllogistic Reasoning

Exam Pattern of RPF Exam

1. Computer Based Test (CBT)

Sl.No. Test Questions Marks Time
1. General Awareness 50 50 90 Minutes
2. Arithmetic 35 35
3. General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

For Constables
Category 1600 mts Run 800 mts Run Long Jump High Jump
Constable (Male) 5 mins 45 sec --- 14 Feet 4 feet
Constable (Female) --- 3 min 40 sec 9 Feet 3 feet
For Sub-Inspectors
Category 1600 mts Run 800 mts Run Long Jump High Jump
SI (Male) 6 mins 30 sec --- 12 Feet 3 Feet 9 inch
SI (Female) --- 4 mins 9 Feet 3 feet

3. Document Verification


  1. If you qualify the Computer Based Test then you will be called for the 2nd stage i.e PET & PMT.
  2. After qualifying Phase 2 you will be called for the last stage before the final selection is made.
  3. If two or more candidates are securing same marks then the merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e. older person will be given higher seniority.
  4. Your appointment is subject to your passing requisite Medical Fitness Test which will be conducted by Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates & verification of character.
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