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RPF Constable 2023 | Notification, Selection Process, Syllabus

Robin Singh | Updated On - April, 5 2023

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RPF Constable 2023 Notification

Railway Protection Force Constable notification 2023 will be released soon. The RPF Constable exam is conducted for the recruitment of constables in Indian Railways. Online applications will be invited from eligible male and female candidates for the recruitment of a RPF Constable in Level 3 of the 7th CPC Pay matrix for the vacancies in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of various Zones of Indian Railways and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). The RPF constable comes under the Ministry of Railways. The RPF constable recruitment 2023 notification will be released in due course. Till then you can check the previous year notification pdf.

RPF Constable 2023 Overview

The RPF constable recruitment 2023 will be conducted in online mode. Applications are to be submitted online through Indian Railway websites only. No other mode for submission of application shall be allowed. Each candidate should fill out only one application. The RPF constable overview is given here in the table:
Particulars Details
Name of the Organization Ministry of Railways
Name of the Department Railway Protection Force
Name of the Post RPF Constable
Number of Vacancies 8000+ (Tentative)
Application Mode Online
Mode of Exam Online
Starting Date To Apply To be notified
Last Date To Apply To be notified
Official website https://indianrailways.gov.in/

RPF Constable 2023 Application fee

A candidate must pay the RPF Constable Application Fees in order to apply online for the RPF Recruitment Exam. If an applicant fails to pay the required application fee, his or her application form will be considered incomplete and will thus be rejected.



Application Fee (in Rs)

General (UR)






All Categories (UR, SC, ST & OBC) 



RPF Constable 2023 Important Dates

Aspirants must know the important dates of RPF constable recruitment.
Events Dates
Release of Official Notification to be notified
Start of Online Application to be notified
Closing of Online Application to be notified
Last Date for On-Line Fee Payment to be notified
Last Date for Off-Line Fee Payment to be notified
RPF Admit Card Release Date to be notified
RRB RPF Exam Date to be notified
RPF Result Declaration to be notified

RPF Constable 2023 Vacancy

There are 8000+ vacancies expected for the RPF constable recruitment 2023. For better understanding of the RPF vacancy trends, we are providing previous year vacancies below:
Category Vacancy
Constable For Male 4403
Constable For Female 4216

RPF Constable 2023 Eligibility

The Railway Protection Force constable recruitment requires various eligibility criteria which are age limit, educational qualification and physical measurement. The complete details of RPF constable eligibility criteria are given below:

RPF Constable Age limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 25 years
RPF Constable age relaxation is given in the table below:
Category Age Limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years

RPF Constable Educational Qualification

A candidate must passed class 10th from a recognized board.

RPF Constable Physical Measurement

To be eligible for RPF constable recruitment, a candidate should have the following physical eligibility.


















For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other categories specified by the Government. 





RPF Constable 2023 Selection Process

The RPF constable recruitment is done through three selection stages, which are:
  • Stage 1- Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Stage 2- Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Stage 3- Document Verification (DV)

RPF Constable 2023 Exam Pattern

The RPF constable exam pattern consists of three subjects which are General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & reasoning. The detailed RPF constable exam pattern is given below:
  • Candidates shall have following language options for Computer Based Test (CBT) out of which they shall have opt for any one.
    • (1) Hindi (2) English (3) Urdu (4) Tamil (5) Telugu (6) Konkani (7) Malayalam (8) Kannada (9) Marathi (10) Gujurati (11) Bengali (12) Odia (13) Assamese (14) Manipuri and (15) Punjabi.
  • There is negative marking of 1/3rd.
  • It will be necessary to obtain 35% marks (30 % marks by SC and ST candidates) to qualify for the CBT.
  • Total Duration : 90 min
  • No. of Questions: 120





General Awareness




90 Minutes




General Intelligence & reasoning



RPF Constable 2023 Syllabus

The RPF constable syllabus will be of 10th/matric level. The syllabus of RPF recruitment 2023 is given in the table below:



General Awareness

  • Current affairs
  • Events and developments in our society
  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity 
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science


  • 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 & Distance
  • Ratio & Proportion

General Intelligence & reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Similarities & Differences
  • Discriminating Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Classification of Verbal & Figure 
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Syllogistic Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Statement Conclusion

RPF Constable 2023 Physical Test

Candidates chosen for the second stage of the selection process will be required to take an RPF Constable Physical Efficiency Test (PET). This round will assess the candidate's fitness level. The tasks that candidates must complete are listed below.


Male - PET Time

Female - PET Time

No. of Chances

1600 Meter Race

5 mins 45 seconds 

Not Applicable


800 Meter Race

Not Applicable

4 mins 40 seconds


High Jump

4 feet

3 feet


Long Jump

14 feet

9 feet


RPF Constable 2023 Salary

The RPF constable salary was revamped recently. The RPF constable new salary is tabulated below:
Post New Pay Scale Total Salary
RPF Constable Salary Rs 21710/-  Rs 26200 – Rs 39100

RPF Constable 2023 Admit Card

The RPF 2023 admit card will be issued separately for each stage of the examination. The RPF CBT admit card will be released first, followed by the PET admit card for candidates who pass the first stage of the RPF recruitment Examination 2023.

RPF Constable 2023 Answer Key

After the exam, the RPF constable answer key 2023 for the RPF constable exam will be made available. Candidates can estimate their scores by comparing their answers to those in the RPF answer key PDF file.

RPF Constable 2023 Result

RPF constable result 2023 will be announced following the completion of each stage of examination. The final exam result will be announced following the PMT test, following which candidates will be called for RPF constable Document Verification.
Candidates are encouraged to return to this page in order to stay up to date on any new information released by the Railway Recruitment Board.

RPF Constable 2023 Books

Recommended RPF Constable Reasoning Book in Hindi

Recommended RPF Constable General Awareness Books in Hindi

Recommended RPF Constable Mathematics Book in Hindi

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RPF Constable Previous exam cycle

Events Dates
Release Date for Notification 31st May 2018
Application Commencing Date 01st June 2018
Application End Date 30th June 2018
Last Date of Application Fee Payment (Online) 02nd July 2018
Last Date of Application Fee Payment (Offline) 05th July 2018
Date of Exam 19th December 2018 to 19th January 2019
Date of Result Declaration 05th February 2019

RPF Constable 2023 FAQs

Q1. Are there any negative markings in the RPF constable exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking in the RPF constable recruitment exam which is of 1/3rd.
Q2. Is the RPF constable exam online or offline?
Ans. The RPF constable exam is conducted in online mode. 
Q3. Which is better, RPF constable or UP Police constable?
Ans. The difference between the RPF constable and UP Police constable is tabulated below:
RPF Constable
UP Police Constable
Educational Qualification
Class 10th
Class 12th
Rs 26,200 - Rs 39,100
Rs. 21,700 - 69,100
Age limit
18 to 25 years
18 to 31 years
All over India
Uttar Pradesh
Q4. Can I apply for RPF constable if I have 10th and ITI certificates?
Ans. Yes, a candidate is eligible if he or she has passed 10th class and has an ITI certificate.
Q5. What is the age limit for RPF constable recruitment 2023?
Ans. The age limit for RPF constable recruitment is 18 to 25 years.

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