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RPF Recruitment 2024 Notification, 4660 Vacancy, Eligibility, Online Form

RPF Recruitment 2024: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has announced a total vacancy of 4660 for Constable and Sub Inspector post in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) under the RPF Recruitment 2024. The vacancy has been announced through an employment news advertisement and the detailed official RPF Notification 2024 (CEN No. RPF 01/2024 and CEN No. RPF 02/2024) will be released on 15th April 2024 on the regional websites of the RRB (mentioned below).

It is good news for the Railway Exam 2024 aspirants that the RPF Recruitment 2024 is going to commence soon and the application process will be open from 15th April to 14th May 2024. RRB will recruit for 4208 Constable posts and 452 Sub Inspector posts in regional offices. Check the all information about RPF Vacancy 2024, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, and Exam Pattern. Scroll the article to get complete information on RPF Recruitment 2024 notification.

RPF Notification 2024

The RPF Recruitment 2024 Notification Newspaper advertisement has been published which mentions the RPF Vacancy 2024 for the post of Sub Inspector and Constable in the Railway Protection Force. The nationwide recruitment will be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and candidates will be selected through Computer-based Tests, PET & PMT, and Document Verification. A merit list will be prepared consisting of the names of the selected candidates. The RPF Vacancy 2024 is released for posts under:

  1. Group A includes S Railway, SW Railway, and SC Railway;
  2. Group B comprises C Railway, W Railway, WC Railway, and SEC Railway;
  3. Group C consists of E Railway, EC Railway, SE Railway, and ECo Railway;
  4. Group D includes N Railway, NE Railway, NW Railway, and NC Railway;
  5. Group E consists of NF Railway;
  6. Group F is represented by RPSF.

RRB RPF Recruitment 2024- Overview

It is expected that the initial process of recruitment like the release of the notification, application submission, and screening will be done by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and the next stage of selection will be done by the Railway Protection Force (RPF). The RPF Vacancy 2024 has been notified for SI (Executive) and Constable (Executive) in RPF/RPSF in an employment newspaper. We have provided a thorough summary of the RPF Recruitment 2024 in the table below.

RPF Recruitment 2024: Overview
Name of the Organizing Body Railway Protection Force (RPF)
Post Name RPF Constable
Total number of Vacancies 4660 ( 4208 Constable + 452 SI)
Advt. no. CEN No. RPF 01/2024 and CEN No. RPF 02/2024
Category Govt Jobs
Mode of Application Online
Online Application Dates 15th April to 14th May 2024
Exam Mode Online
Job Location Pan India
Selection Process CBT, PMT, PST, Document Verification
Official Website www.rpf.indianrailways.gov.in

RPF Recruitment 2024 Notification PDF

The official RPF Recruitment 2024 Notification PDF will be released on the official website for 4660 Constable and SI posts. The RPF  Notification PDF must be read by candidates who are interested in this job. The pdf contains all the necessary information, such as eligibility requirements, application fees, selection criteria, crucial dates, exam patterns, etc. The vacancy advertisement as released by the Board can be downloaded through the link shared below.

Download RPF Recruitment 2024 Notification PDF

RPF Recruitment 2024 Important Dates

The Online application and fee payment dates have been notified by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) through the notification. The RPF Recruitment 2024 Process will start on 15th April 2024 with the acceptance of online applications. The closing date for the RPF Recruitment 2024 online applications is 14th May 2024.

RPF Recruitment 2024: Important Dates
Events Dates
RPF Recruitment 2024 Press Note Release 2nd January 2024
RPF Recruitment 2024 Newspaper Ad 2nd March 2024
Official Notification  15th April 2024
Apply Online Starts 15th April 2024
Last Date to Apply Online 14th May 2024
Last Date for Online Fee Payment

RRB RPF Vacancy 2024

A total of 4460 vacancies have been released for the RPF Recruitment 2024. 4208 vacancies are for the RPF Constable and 452 Vacancies are for RPF SI posts. The vacancies are released for both male and female candidates. 15% of the total vacancy is reserved for women.  Check the vacancy details in the table below.

Here are the Details of the RPF Constable Vacancy 2024:

RPF Constable Vacancy 2024
Position Vacancies
RPF Constable 4208

Here are the Details of the RPF SI Vacancy 2024:

RPF SI Vacancy 2024
Position Vacancies
RPF SI 452

RPF Recruitment 2024 Apply Online

After the official dates for the online application process are announced, candidates will be able to submit their applications on the official website at www.rpf.indianrailways.gov.in. The RPF Recruitment 2024 Online Form will be available from 15th April 2024 onwards. Candidates must apply before the last date as there will be no extension on the last date to apply. The application process mainly consists of the registration process, uploading of documents, and payment of the application fee.

RPF Recruitment Online Form 2024- Link Inactive

Steps to Apply for the RPF Vacancy 2024

The candidates need to know about the steps to apply for the RPF Recruitment 2024 for SI and Constable posts. Candidates must essentially go through the notification PDF and important instructions related to the online application process to avoid any potential mistakes in the application form. Candidates must check twice before submitting the online form if they have entered all the information correctly and in the right places. A single mistake can lead to rejection of the application. Check the steps to apply here.

Step 1 – Visit the Railway Protection Force’s official website at www.rpf.indianrailways.gov.in.

Step 2 – Enroll on the recruitment portal by providing basic details such as your name, contact information, and email address. Subsequently, you will receive a registration ID and password.

Step 3 – Access the portal using the provided registration ID and password. Complete the application form by supplying all necessary information, encompassing personal details, educational qualifications, and other pertinent data.

Step 4 – You will be prompted to upload scanned copies of documents, including your photograph, signature, and any essential certificates. Ensure that these documents adhere to the specified file size and format requirements.

Step 5 – Fulfill the application fee payment as outlined in the recruitment notification. Payment methods may include online transactions through debit/credit cards, net banking, or other available options.

Step 6 -Review your application to verify the accuracy and completeness of the provided information. Once content, submit your application.

RPF Application Fee

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has mentioned that the application fee for the online application process will be as per the norms. The candidates are required to pay the application fee online/offline (mode will be confirmed). For the application form, General/OBC category candidates are required to pay Rs. 500/- and SC/ST/Female/ESM/EBC candidates are required to pay Rs. 250/-.

RPF Recruitment 2024 Application Fee
Category Application Fees
General and OBC Rs. 500/-
Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe/Female/Ex. Servicemen/EBC Rs. 250/-

RPF Recruitment 2024 Eligibility Criteria for Constable and SI Posts

To apply for RPF Recruitment 2024 for the positions of Constable and SI, candidates must have completed their 10th, or 12th, diploma, or graduated from a recognized board, university, or institution in any stream. To apply for the RPF Recruitment 2024, you must be at least 18 years old for the Constable post, and for RPF SI Posts your age should not be less than 20 years old. According to the rules, candidates under the maximum age restriction would have their age-restricted.

RPF Recruitment 2024 Qualification for Constable and SI

RPF Recruitment 2024 Qualification: The post-wise qualification is given below.

RPF Recruitment 2024 Qualification
Posts Education Qualification
Sub Inspector Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. The specific educational prerequisites may vary based on the recruitment notification and the particular position.
Constable Candidates must have completed at least the 10th grade (equivalent to SSLC) from a recognized board or institution.

RPF Constable and SI Age Limit

The minimum and maximum age limit for the RPF Recruitment 2024 for Constable and SI posts is given below. Candidates are required to adhere to this eligibility.

RPF Recruitment 2024: Age Limit
Position Minimum Age Maximum Age
For Constables Vacancy 18 years 25 years
For SI Vacancy 20 years 25 years

Candidates belonging to the reserved category have been provided age relaxation as shown in the table below as per government guidelines.

Category Age Limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years

RPF Recruitment 2024 Selection Process

The RPF (Railway Protection Force) recruitment typically includes multiple stages to assess candidates for various positions, such as Constables and Sub-Inspectors. Check the details given below.

  1. Computer-Based Test (CBT) – Phase I: Initial online exam covering General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence, and Reasoning.
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) – Phase II: Qualified candidates from CBT undergo activities like running, long jump, and high jump. Physical standards vary by post.
  3. Document Verification: Candidates provide the necessary documents to confirm eligibility.
  4. Medical Examination: Successful candidates from document verification undergo a medical check to meet the required standards.
  5. Final Merit List: Ranking based on performance in CBT, PET, PMT, and document verification.

RPF Recruitment 2024 Exam Pattern

You must pass a computer-based online exam to be selected for RPF Constable or SI. The following is the RPF Exam Pattern 2024 for Constable and SI posts. 

  1. There is a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
  2. The duration of the exam is 90 Minutes (1 Hour 30 Mins).
  3. The Exam shall be computer-based and questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type.
  4. The difficulty level of the questions for the Constable post will be as per class 10th (Matriculation).
  5. The difficulty level of the questions for the SI post will be Graduation.
RPF Recruitment 2024 Exam Pattern
Subject  Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
General Awareness 50 50
Total 120 120

RPF Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Candidates must also appear for the RPF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) after they clear the written examination. Check the exam pattern for the RPF Constable and SI Physical Efficiency Test below.

For the Post of Constable

Category 1600 metres run 800 metres run Long Jump High Jump
Constable Male 5 min 45 sec 14 feet 4 feet
Constable Female 3 min 40 sec 9 feet 3 feet

For the post of Sub-Inspector

Category 1600 metres run 800 metres run Long Jump High Jump
SI Female 4 min 9 ft 3 ft
SI Male 6 min 30 sec 12 feet 3 feet 9 inch

RPF PMT Standards for Constable and SI Post

RPF PMT Standards for Constable and SI Post: The candidates are required to possess the minimum Physical Standards for the SI and Constable posts as mentioned in the table below.

Category Height (in cms) Chest (in cms) (only for Male Candidates)
UR/OBC 165 80/85
SC/ST 160 76.2/81.2
For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other categories specified by Govt. 163 80/85

RPF Document Verification

The final stage of selection will be the document verification round. Candidates who will clear all the stages will reach the DV round. In this round, the documents of the candidates like mark sheets, caste certificates, NOC Letters, and other important documents will be checked. Candidates who fail to produce the required documents as per the stated date will be disqualified.

RPF Recruitment 2024 Syllabus

There are three subjects from which the questions are asked in the RPF Recruitment 2024 Exam. The subjects are- General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. The syllabus is the same for both Constable and SI posts. However, the difficulty level of the questions may differ for the posts. Candidates can check some of the topics for the RPF Recruitment 2024 Syllabus below.

Subject Topics
General Awareness History, Polity, Geography, Economics, Static Awareness, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer, Current Affairs
Arithmetic Number System, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, SI and CI, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Time and Distance
General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogy, Odd One Out, Series, Conclusions, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Matrix, Blood Relation, Non-verbal, Missing Term

Check the post-wise syllabus for RPF Recruitment 2024 by clicking on the link below.

RPF Constable Syllabus 2024Click To Check

RPF SI Syllabus 2024-Click to Check

RPF Recruitment 2024 Cut Off

The RPF Cut Off is the minimum marks that the candidates must secure in order to qualify the examination stage. In the table given below, we have mentioned the RPF Constable Cut off 2024 for the year 2019. Go through the category-wise cut off given here.

RPF Constable Cut Off 2019
Group Female Male
OBC SC ST UR OBC SC ST UR Ex-SM
Group A 46.67 41.24 38.49 47.69 93.55 77.29 76.71 79.75 36.22
Group B 49.81 49.58 43.27 57.91 88.35 83.73 76.69 87.15 36.23
Group F 84.19 70.51 68.22 86.89 36.1

RPF Recruitment 2024 Salary

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has mentioned the initial salary for both Sub Inspector and Constable posts. For the post of SI, the salary is as per pay level 6 of 7th CPC and it is Rs. 35,400/- and the RPF Constable salary is as per pay level 3 of 7th CPC and it is Rs. 21,700/-. Candidates can check the details of RPF SI Salary below.

RPF Recruitment 2024 Salary
Advt. No. Post Name Salary Pay Level as per 7th CPC
RPF 01/2024 Sub Inspector Rs. 35,400/- 6
RPF 02/2024 Constable Rs. 21,700/- 3

RRB Regional Websites

The regional website of the Railway Recruitment Board has been mentioned below. Candidates belonging to these regions are advised to keep an eye on the regional website (as per their preference) as all the announcements related to recruitment will be updated here.

RRB  Regional Websites
RRB Regions Official website
Ahmedabad www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in
Ajmer www.rrbajmer.gov.in
Bengaluru www.rrbbhopal.gov.in
Bhopal www.rrbbhopal.gov.in
Bhubaneshwar www.rrbbbs.gov.in
Bilaspur www.rrbbilashpur.gov.in
Chandigarh www.rrbccdg.gov.in
Chennai www.rrbchenna.gov.in
Gorakhpur www.rrbgkp.gov.in
Guwahati www.rrbguwahati.gov.in
Jammu Srinagar www.rrbjammu.nic.in
Kolkata www.rrbkolkata.gov.in
Malda www.rrbmalda.gov.in
Mumbai www.rrbmumbai.gov.in
Muzaffarpur www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in
Patna www.rrbpatna.gov.in
Prayagraj www.rrbald.gov.in
Ranchi www.rrbranchi.gov.in
Secundrabad www.rrbsecunderabad.gov.in
Siliguri www.rrbsiliguri.gov.in
Thiruvananthapuram www.rrbthiruvanthapuram.gov.in

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FAQs

Q.1 Is the notification for the RPF Recruitment 2024 released?

RPF Recruitment 2024 Vacancy has been released on 2nd March 2024. A total of 4660 vacancies have been notified.

Q.2 When will the RPF online application window be opened?

Immediately following the release of the detailed RPF Recruitment 2024 Notification, the online application window will open from 15th April 2024.

Q.3 How many positions would be made available through the RPF Recruitment in 2024?

Ans. In total, 4460 positions for Constable and SI are available through the RPF Recruitment 2024.

What is the selection process for RPF Constable and SI posts?

Ans. The selection process for RPF Constable and SI posts includes Computer-Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT), Document Verification, Medical Examination, and a Final Merit List.

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