RPF Constable (Ancillary) 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

In this article, we have shared the detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus of RPF Constable (Ancillary) 2019 Exam including 1st Stage CBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT), Trade Test (TT) and Document Verification (DV).

Created On: Jan 31, 2019 14:15 IST
RPF Constable (Ancillary) 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
RPF Constable (Ancillary) 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Indian Railways has invited online applications from both male and female eligible candidates for the recruitment of Constable (Ancillary) in different trades in level 2 and Level 3 of 7th CPC matrix for the vacancies in Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). RPF Constable 2019 Computer Based Test (CBT) will tentatively be held in the month of February or March 2019.

Below are the Important Dates of RPF Constable 2019 Exam:

RPF Constable Ancillary Recruitment 2019

Important Dates

Online Registration Date

1st January to 30th January 2019

Closing of Online Payment

1st February 2019

Closing of Offline Payment

2nd February 2019

RPF Constable CBT Exam Date 2019

Feb – Mar 2019

Issuance of Admit Card for CBT

10 days prior to the exam

Let’s look at the Exam Pattern and Syllabus of the RPF Constable 2019 Exam:

RPF 2019 Exam Pattern

There shall be online Computer Based Test (CBT) which will tentatively be held in February and March 2019. All the candidates qualifying CBT will be called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT), Trade Test (TT) and Document Verification (DV). Computer Based Test (CBT) shall be held simultaneously for all Zonal Railways and RPSF.

RPF Constable Ancillary 1st stage CBT 2019 Exam Pattern

RPF Constable CBT 2019 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

(Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)


General Awareness


45 minutes



General Intelligence & Reasoning


General Science



60 Questions of 60 marks

RPF Constable Ancillary 1st stage CBT 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus of the RPF Constable Ancillary 2019 Stage 1 CBT is as given below:

1. General Awareness (20 Marks)

Through this section candidate’s general awareness and knowledge of current events will be tested. The question are asked from:

  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science, etc

2. Arithmetic (20 Marks)

Basics question from following topics will be asked:

  • 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
  • Graphs
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Proportion, etc.

3. General Intelligence & Reasoning (20 Marks)

The questions will be from follows topics:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Judgment
  • 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, etc.

RPF Constable Ancillary 2nd Stage PET & PMT 2019 Exam Pattern

This round is qualifying in nature. No marks will be awarded but it is mandatory for the candidates to do the following:





800 metres in 3 min and 40 sec


Long Jump

9 feet


High Jump

3 feet


RPF Constable Ancillary 3rd Stage Trade Test 2019 Exam Pattern

Candidates who will be qualifying the above-listed rounds will be eligible for phase 3 which is the trade test. The test will be of total 40 marks. Candidates will have to secure minimum marks to pass this round. This will be a trade test so, on the basis of the post candidates will have to perform certain tasks and bring their tools. To know about the trade test, candidates can refer to the table given below.




Handling of tools, Hair Cutting, Shaving


Cleaning of a septic tank, Sweeping, Cleaning of toilets, Bathrooms, Mopping floor, etc.


Washing, Folding and Ironing of clothes

Water Carrier

  • Washing & Cleaning of vessels
  • Kneading of Atta and making Chapatis, Cutting of vegetables, and
  • Anyone of the following: Cooking Rice/Vegetable/Dal/Sambar/Meat/ Fish/Kheer


Any two of the following:

  • Transplantation
  • Making grafts,
  • Maintenance of plants, knowledge of seeds and their sowing season, fertilizers and indigenous manures.


Any two of the following:

  • Taking measurement and stitching of shorts
  • Capability to carry out minor repairs, maintenance & troubleshooting of sewing machine
  • Knowledge of tools/machines used in cutting, tailoring, etc.


Knowledge of shoe repair, Shoe Polishing, punching neat holes in leather

RPF Constable Ancillary 4th Stage Document Verification and Medical Examination 2019 Exam Pattern

After analyzing the performance in CBT, PET & PMT and Trade Test, candidates will be called for the final round which is document verification. In this round, if a candidate does not appear then he/she will not be eligible to be a part of the final selection, irrespective of their performance in CBT, PET/PMT and Trade Test. In order to appear for the round of documents verification, candidates are also required to bring the relevant documents for the document verification. Candidates can check the list of documents given below.

Documents to be submitted at the time of Document Verification:

  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Discharge certificate (Ex-Serviceman candidates)
  • Two self-attested colored photograph
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) (In case of a Govt. employee)
  • Domicile certificate

Candidates who will appear for the round of document verification will undergo a medical examination at the Railway Hospitals. Candidates will have to qualify the round in medical category ‘B-1 ‘ as given in the Indian Railway Medical Manual. Entrants who are wearing glasses, flat foot, knock knee, squint eyes, color blindness, and bodily defects will not be eligible for this round.

Note: Merely appearing for the medical examination round does not guarantee the selection of the candidate.

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