RPF SI 2024 Recruitment Exam: Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

RPF SI 2024 exam is known as Railway Protection Force Sub-Inspector exam and it is a national-level exam. Every year, the RPF SI exam is organized by the Ministry of Railways. This recruitment is held to recruit eligible candidates from all over the country for the post of Sub-Inspector of Railway Protection Force for different groups and different zones in Indian Railways.

The initial selection will commence on the basis of a Computer Based Test conducted by the authority. After clearing the initial stage candidates have to clear other stages such as PET, PMT, and DV. The application for the RPF SI exam will start to accept very soon in online mode only. Candidates are advised to visit the official website regularly to not miss any updates.

RPF SI 2024 Notification

Very soon the Ministry of Railways is going to release the official notification of RPF SI for the year 2024. All the information related to the RPF SI exam such as Exam date, the Application process, Exam Pattern, Exam Syllabus, etc. will be available then. To get all the latest releases and updates, candidates can regularly visit the official website of Indian Railway. i.e. www.indianrailways.gov.in.

RPF SI 2024 Overview

Exam NameRPF SI 2024
Full-FormRailway Protection Force Sub-Inspector 2024
Exam Conducting AuthorityMinistry of Railways
Level of ExaminationNational-level
Exam purposeRecruitment for SI posts in RPF and RPSF
Offered Post NameSub-Inspectors (SI) in Level-6 of 7th CPC
Minimum Required QualificationGraduation
GroupsGroup A, B, C, D, E, and F
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline i.e. Computer Based Test
Stages of exam
  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  3. Document Verification
Exam duration1 hour 30 minutes
Language of testHindi, Urdu, English, Telugu, Konkani, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Odia, Manipuri, Assamese, Bengali, and Punjabi
Official Websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in

Different Railway Zones

Railway Zones are divided into 6 groups, namely Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, and Group  F. Interested candidates can apply for the RPF SI Exam for the below-mentioned various railway zones.

GroupsRailway Zone
Group ASouthern Railway (SR), South Central Railway (SCR), South Western Railway (SWR),
Group BCentral Railway (CR), West Central Railway (WCR), Western Railway (WR), South East Central Railway (SECR)
Group CEastern Railway (ER), South Eastern Railway (SER), East Central Railway (ECR), East Coast Railway (ECoR)
Group DNorthern Railway (NR), North Western Railway (NWR), North Eastern Railway (NER), North Central Railway (NCR)
Group ENorth East Frontier Railway (NFR)
Group FRailway Protection Special Force (RPSF)

RPF SI 2024 Important Dates

All the important dates such as the form filling starting date, last date, exam date, result date, etc. regarding RPF SI 2024 exam are yet to be notified. It is expected that all the dates will be announced very soon once the official notification released. Candidates should regularly go and visit the official site of the Indian Railway to get the latest updates.

Online Registration/ Application starts fromTo be announced
Last Date of Submission of ApplicationTo be announced
Last date to pay the application feeTo be announced
Exam date of RPF SITo be announced
Declaration of Result of RPF SITo be announced

RPF SI 2024 Vacancy Detail

The exact no. of vacancies for the recruitment of RPF SI 2024 is yet to be revealed. You can check the official website regularly for notifications and the revelation of the exact no. of vacancies. Here the column of vacancies will be updated by us with the latest and exact no. vacancies available for different groups/zones.

GroupsRailway ZonesVacanciesVacancies
Group ENFR

RPF SI 2024 Salary

The candidates who will be recruited for RPF SI will get the salary of Level 6 of the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission). The initial salary for an RPF Sub-Inspector is about INR 35,400/ +Travel Allowance (TA)+ Dearness Allowance (DA)+ etc are also provided to them additionally.

RPF SI 2024 Application Process

Before filling out the RPF SI 2024 application form, first candidates have to be familiar with the application process. So we have provided here the stepwise procedure to fill the online application form. It should be noted that the RPF SI application form will be filled and submitted in online mode only.

How To Apply for RPF SI 2024?

To fill out the form, you have to visit the official page of Indian Railways.

Registration Process

  • Candidates first have to find and then have to click on the “New Registration” link, appearing on the homepage.
  • Now candidates have to read the available pieces of information and instructions and then mark with ‘Tick’ in the check box.
  • Candidates will have to choose one zonal group to which they wish to apply.
  • Now in the registration form, candidates have to fill in all the required and necessary details as per the official requirement such as the Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Parent Name, Aadhaar number, Educational detail, State/UT, Category, Class 10th roll number, passing year, Mobile No. and an email ID. While filling in the details, you must have to ensure that all the information entered is correct.
  • After completing the above steps, One Time Password will be sent to the registered mobile no. and email id of the candidates.
  • Now you have to enter both the OTPs to complete the verification process.
  • Once the verification process is completed, an automated generated credential will be provided to you through mail on your registered mail id.

Filling the application form

  • Now enter the earlier provided credential (which consists of registration no. and password) to log in.
  • Now fill in all the asked details like Educational Qualification, Mother Tounge, Permanent Address, Reservation Details, etc, and then choose any language for the exam from the list of the languages.
  • After filling in all the details accordingly, proceed to pay the application fee in order to acceptance of the application form by the authority.

Payment Process

  • The payment can be made in both modes such as Online as well as Offline.
  • For the online mode of payment, candidates have to choose either of the payment options from Debit Card/Net banking/Credit Card.
  • For offline mode of payment, candidates have to visit the nearest branch of the State Bank of India to deposit the Challan.
  • Candidates have to provide their bank details in order to receive the refundable amount post-CBT.
  • The category-wise application fee is given in the table below.
CategoryPayable AmountRefundable Amount post-CBT
General (Unreserved) (For male)INR 500INR 400
Ex-Servicemen/SC/ST/Economically Weaker Section (For male)INR 250INR 250
All FemalesINR 250INR 250

Uploading Documents

  • Candidates will have to upload their recent passport size photograph in the jpg/jpeg format. The size of the photo should be lie between 15 kb-40 kb and the dimension should be 35mm X 45mm. The date of the photograph should be mentioned on it.
  • All the candidates who are claiming for reservation, have to upload their category certificate in the jpg/jpeg format.


  • In order to submit the application form, candidates have to confirm the declaration.
  • After complete submission, take the printout of the application form for future references.

Modification of Application Form

In case, if a candidate wants to make changes in his submitted application form then he/she can do so except the state and mobile number/email. The correction window will be open after the last date of submission of the application form. Candidates can make changes accordingly by paying a charge of Rs. 250.

Those who want to make changes can follow the below steps:

  • First, visit the website and click on the “Online Application” link, and then click on the link ‘Modify’ application form.
  • Candidates have to Log in using their credentials (registration number and password) provided at the time of registration for RPF SI.
  • Make a payment of Rs. 250/- as modification fee.
  • After the submission of the modification fee, candidates can edit/change/ modify their incorrect details except for State and Mobile number/Email.
  • After re-editing the application form, candidates have to submit the application form.
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RPF SI 2024 Eligibility

Firstly, candidates have to check all the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. Because any individual will be able to fill the form only if he/she satisfies all the eligibility.

1. Nationality

Only those candidates will able to apply for RPF SI if their nationality is Indian.

2. Educational Qualification

Candidates who are going to apply for RPF SI must have completed their Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.

3. Age Limit

  • The age of the candidates should lie in the range of  20- 25 years old. i.e. the minimum age should be 20 years and the maximum should be 25 days.
  • The relaxation in age will be given to the reserved category candidates while no relaxation will be there for the unserved category candidates.
  • The criteria for age relaxation in the upper age limit is given below.

Relaxation in Age limit

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer candidates)3 years
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe5 years
Ex-Servicemen Candidates (Unreserved)     Ex-Servicemen Candidates (OBC (Non-creamy Layer)) Ex-Servicemen Candidates (SC/ST)3 years    
6 years
8 years
Widows, divorced women, and judicially separated women (Unreserved)     Widows, divorced women, and judicially separated women (OBC (Non-creamy layer)) Widows, divorced women, and judicially separated women (SC/ST)2 years    
5 years.
7 years

Note: To get the reservation, candidates must have to claim for reservation by providing the relevant documents/caste certificate authorized by the concerned state/central Government for Scheduled Caste (SC)/ OBC-NCL/ Scheduled Tribe (ST).

Physical Eligibility

For both male and female candidates, the physical parameters required for RPF SI 2024 Exam are mentioned below:

CategoryChest (in cms) (Applicable to Males only)Chest (in cms) (Applicable to Males only)Height (in cms)Height (in cms)
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, and other Govt. Specified categories76.281.2160152

RPF SI 2024 Exam Pattern

In the RPF SI 2024 exam, candidates will have to go through the 3 stages:

  1. CBT (Computer Based Test)
  2. PET (Physical Efficiency Test) and PMT (Physical Measurement Test)
  3. Document Verification.

Stage 1: CBT

The exam pattern for the Computer-Based Test of RPF SI 2024 is given below:

Examination ModeOnline i.e. CBT
Total no. of Questions120 questions
Maximum Marks120 marks
Duration1 hour 30 minutes
Section-wise marksGeneral Awareness (50 Marks) Arithmetic (35 Marks) General Intelligence and Reasoning (35 Marks)
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani. Malayalam, Punjabi, Manipuri, Assamese, Marathi, Odia, Gujarati, Bengali
Marking SchemeFor every correct answer, 1 mark will be given to the candidates. 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Qualifying marks35% for unreserved category 30% for SC/ST category

Stage 2: Physical Eligibility Test

Only those candidates will be called for the next round who have cleared the CBT of the first stage. In the second round, Physical Eligibility is tested of the candidates. Given below are the details of the PET-

Given below are the eligibility required for Running and Long Jump

CategoryLong JumpHigh Jump800 meters run1600 meters run
RPF SI Male12 ft3 ft 9 inch6 min 30 sec
RPF SI Female9 ft3 feet4 min

Stage 3: Physical Measurement Test

The physical measurement of Chest (for male only) and height is given below:

CategoryChest (in cms)Chest (in cms)Height (in cms)Height (in cms)
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, and other Govt. Specified categories8085163155

Note: After clearing the above three rounds candidates will be called for the last and final round of selection which is document verification.

RPF SI 2024 Exam Syllabus

The RPF SI syllabus consists of three parts:

  1. General Intelligence & reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Arithmetic

General Intelligence & reasoning Syllabus

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

General Awareness Syllabus

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

Arithmetic section

  • Number systems
  • Relationships between numbers
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Distance
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Use of table and graphs
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Ratio and Proportion

RPF SI 2024 Admit Card

The admit card of RPF SI 2024 will be published tentatively prior to 2-3 of CBT. Those, who have filled the form of RPF SI will be able to download the Admit Card. The admit card for the RPF SI exam will be published online on the official website. No postal services will be provided for the admit card, candidates have to download it.

How to Download the Admit Card?

  • First of all, go to the official website.
  • Then click for the admit card link appearing on the homepage of the website.
  • Now open the link and log in to your account by entering credentials received at the time of registration.
  • After logging in click on the ‘Download Admit Card’ button.
  • Now match all the details and then download it.
  • Do not forget to take a hard copy of the admit card.

RPF SI 2024 Result

The result of the RPF SI exam will be released separately in the form of a pdf in online mode for Groups A, B, C, D, E, and F. Candidates who have appeared for the RPF SI exam will able to check their stage-wise as well as the final result by visiting the website officially.

How to Check Results for RPF SI 2024?

Candidates can check and then download their results by following the below steps.

  • Open the website first.
  • Go to the result section, and then find the zone-wise result link for the RPF SI exam.
  • Open the link and log in by using credentials.
  • To check your score and rank as well, click on the ‘results’ button.
  • Also, you can download the pdf for future references.

RPF SI 2024 Cut off

To get the post of SI under the Ministry of Railways candidates have to score more than the cut-off of each round. The final cut-off will be released after the normalization of overall marks.

Here we have provided the 2019 group-wise cut-off for the RPF SI exam. Candidates can check the cut-off to get an idea about the trend of the marks.

Group A

The cut off of Group A includes different zones of railways such as South Western Railway (SWR), and South Central Railway (SCR), Southern Railway (SR), given below in the following table.

Unreserved Categories (UR)83.6103.41

Group B

The cut off of Group B includes different zones of railways such as West Central Railway (WCR), Western Railway (WR), Central Railway (CR), and South East Central Railway (SECR), given below in the following table.

Unreserved Categories (UR)90.5106.4

Group C

The cut-off of Group C includes different zones of railways such as  Eastern Railway (ER), South Eastern Railway (SER), East Coast Railway (ECoR), and East Central Railway (ECR).

Unreserved Categories (UR)98.6382.3

Group D

The cut-off for Group D includes different zones of railways such as Northern Railway (NR), North Central Railway (NCR), North Western Railway (NWR), and North Eastern Railway (NER).

Unreserved Categories (UR)119.6894.85

Group E

The cut-off for Group E will be released for North East Frontier Railway (NFR) zone.

Unreserved Categories (UR)74.6343.17

Group F

The cut-off for Group F will be released for Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF).

Unreserved Categories (UR)76.99

RPF SI 2024 Merit List

  • After the conduction of the Computer Based Test, the merit list will be declared on the official website.
  • The group-wise merit list will be published online on the official website of Indian Railway in the pdf form.
  • After the release of the official merit list based on the marks acquired in the RPF SI exam, candidates will call for the Medical Fitness and Document Verification test.

RPF SI 2024 Selection Process

Ministry of Railways conducts the exam of RPF SI to select eligible candidates for the post of Sub-Inspector for Railway Protection Force. The selection of the candidates as RPF SI will be based on the following three stages:

  1. CBT (Computer Based Test)
  2. PET (Physical Efficiency Test) and PMT (Physical Measurement Test)
  3. Document Verification.

Candidates who qualify the stage 1 will be called for stage 2 and those who qualify for stage 2 will be called for stage 3. After the final stage of document verification, a conclusive outcome will be declared. As an outcome, the eligible candidates will be recruited for the post of Sub-Inspector under the Ministry of Railways in any of the railway zones.

Contact Details

If you have any question or any query regarding the RPF SI then concerned candidates can contact on the following details:

Head Office Address: Room No 239, Rail Bhawan Raisina Rd CP New Delhi-110001 India.

Contact Number: (011)- 23381213/ 23386645

Official Website: www.indianrailways.gov.in

RPF SI 2024 FAQs

The official website of the Indian Railway or the Ministry of Railways is www.indianrailways.gov.in.

The age of the candidates should be 18-25 years old for the post of RPF SI.

There will be three stages that a candidate has to clear to get a post of SI in the Railway Protection Force.

  1. CBT (Computer Based Test)
  2. PET (Physical Efficiency Test) and PMT (Physical Measurement Test)
  3. Document Verification.

A total of 120 questions have to be attempted in the RPF SI exam.

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