RPF SI Syllabus 2018 & Latest Exam Pattern

Topic-wise detailed RPF SI Syllabus 2018 with latest exam pattern is available here. You can also download RPF SI Syllabus in PDF format.

Created On: Nov 13, 2018 18:44 IST
Modified On: Nov 13, 2018 18:45 IST
RPF SI Syllabus 2018 with Exam Pattern | Image Courtesy: The Hindu
RPF SI Syllabus 2018 with Exam Pattern | Image Courtesy: The Hindu

Topic-wise detailed RPF SI Syllabus 2018 with latest exam pattern is available here. You can also download RPF SI Syllabus in PDF format, link to download the complete syllabus is given at the end of this article. Candidates preparing for RPF SI Recruitment exam 2018 should study this entire syllabus thoroughly. Indian Railways has recently released a notification for Recruitment of Sub-Inspectors (SI) in Railway Protection Force (SPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPF SF) in Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay matrix with initial pay of Rs 35,400/- and Allowances. As per the latest updates, computer-based test (CBT) for RPF SI Recruitment 2018 will start from 19 December 2018.

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There are three main phases in the entire recruitment process of the post

• Phase I: Computer Based Test (CBT)

• Phase II: Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)

• Phase III: Document Verification (DV)

Complete details about each phase are given below

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RPF SI Recruitment: Exam Pattern of CBT or Phase I

RPF SI Syllabus 2018



RPF SI Syllabus 2018 PDF

Phase I: Exam Pattern of CBT

Complete details about exam pattern of Computer Based Test (CBT) or Phase I are given below

  • Total Duration (CBT): 90 Minutes
  • Number of Questions: 120

General Awareness

50 marks


35 marks

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35 Marks

RPF SI Syllabus 2018

Complete topic-wise RPF SI Syllabus 2018 is given below

General Awareness:

Indian History

Art & Culture



General Polity

Indian Constitution


General Science etc


Questions on Number Systems

Whole numbers

Decimal & fractions and relationships between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations,


Ratio and Proportion



Profit and loss


Use of table and graphs


Time and distance

Ratio and proportion etc

General Intelligence & Reasoning:


Similarities and differences

Spatial visualization

Spatial orientation

Problem solving analysis


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.

Phase – II: Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement (PMT)

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for PET and PMT to the extent of 10 times the category wise total vacancy in Group of Zonal Railways/RPSF notified. However, this limit may be increased/decreased as required ensuring availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. The criterion for PET is as under:

Sub-Inspector (Exe) Male:

• 1600 Meters Run in 6 Minutes and 30 Seconds

• 12 Feet Long Jump

• 3 Feet 9 Inch High Jump

Sub-Inspector (Exe) Female:

• 800 Meters Run in 4 Minutes

• 9 Feet Long Jump

• 3 Feet High Jump

(i) For 1600/800 meters event only one chance will be given. For the remaining events viz Long Jump and High jump, the candidates will be given up to 2 chances each.

(ii) Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET, However, they will have to undergo PMT.

(iii) A Candidate must qualify in all Tests as per above norm to be eligible for consideration.

(iv) All the candidates qualifying in 1600 mtrs/800 mtrs will be measured for eligibility with respect to height and chest. Chest measurement will be taken only for male candidates. If a male candidate’s unexpanded chest measurement is below eligibility limit, expanded measurement shall not be taken and he shall be treated as disqualified.

(v) Male candidates who do not have minimum height shall not be considered for measurement of chest and shall be treated as disqualified.

(vi) Candidate who do not have minimum height, chest (unexpanded/expanded) shall be treated as having failed in PMT.

(vii) PET/PMT is qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded.

(viii) A grievance redressal cell will be set up for redressal of grievances related to Height and Chest measurements.

Phase – III: Document Verification

(i) Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and subject to their qualifying in PET & PMT, candidates will be called for Document Verification.

(ii) In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.

(iii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and successful completion of initial training.

(iv) Candidates may please note that CRC only recommends names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administration.

(v) Candidates who do not appear for Document Verification will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.

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