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RPF Constable Exam 2018

The RPF (Railway Protection Force) is a big organization that gives complete protection to railway passengers. The young men and women, who are physically strong, are eligible for this department. The RPF constable exam is held every year to recruit male and female candidates. The job is full of great responsibilities and highly remunerative.

The RPF Constable Exam 2018 is going to be held shortly. Those, who are interested in applying for the constable job, can peep into this article to get thorough information about it, including important dates, application process, eligibility criteria etc

RPF Constable 2018 Syllabus

There are three subjects - General Awareness, Arithmetic, General and Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness: It covers Constitution, Sports, Inventions in the World, History, Culture, Traditions, and Festivals, Scientific Research, Economics, Chemistry, General Awareness of Environment & application to society, Zoology, Indian Parliament, Basic GK, Famous Days & Dates, Basic Computer, General Polity, Knowledge of Current Events, Questions relating to History, Geography, National/ International Organizations /Institutions, Everyday Science, Botany, Art & Culture and Physics.

Arithmetic: It covers Number Systems, Use Of Table And Graphs, Whole Numbers, Ratio And Proportion, Decimal And Fractions And Relationships Between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Time And Distance, Percentages, Profit And Loss, Averages, Interest, Mensuration, Discount, Ratio And Proportion, etc.

General Intelligence & Reasoning: Analogies, Arithmetic Number Series, Similarities And Differences, Discriminating Observation, Visual Memory, Spatial Visualization, Statement Conclusion, Problem Solving Analysis, Judgment, Decision Making, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Verbal And Figure Classification, Spatial Orientation, Non-Verbal Series, Coding And Decoding, Syllogistic Reasoning, etc.

RPF Constable 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for three subjects is tabulated below:

Sr. No.


No. of questions

Total marks


Exam type


General Awareness



1 hour 30 minutes

Computer Based test






General Intelligence & Reasoning







Note: Candidates will have the option of choosing any of the languages for their Computer Based Test— English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Manipuri, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujurati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam and Konkani. All the questions in the exam will be objective type and maximum marks will be 120 marks. There is negative marking and 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Physical Efficiency Test for RPF Constable 2018 Examination

Candidates, who qualify for CBT (Computer Based Test), will be called for Physical Efficiency Test. They will be subjected to tests tabulated below:


Long jump

High jump

800 meters run

1600 meters run



4 feet

Not applicable

5min 45secs


9 feet

3 feet

3 minutes 40 seconds

Not applicable

Medical Examination for RPF Constable 2018

Candidates, who qualify for the Physical Efficiency Test, will go for Medical Examination at a Railway Hospital. Here, they need to qualify for Medical category ‘B-I’ in accordance with Indian Railway Medical Manual. Those who wear spectacles or have any bodily defects, such as colour blindness, a squint eye, knock knee or flat foot cannot qualify the medical test.

Candidates, who are found medically fit, will be sent to training centre run by the railway administration. During training, trainees will be given a stipend and allowances under the railway rules. They should note that passing the final examination is a must for them.

RPF Constable Application Process 2018: How to Apply?

There are a few instructions that candidates need to follow for filling the online application form:

  • Go to the official website— https://rpfonlinereg.org/
  • Click on the option ‘Recruitment for the post of constable
  • Click on the ‘Checkbox’ to familiarize yourself with the instructions mentioned therein
  • Enter your name, DOB, Category, Father’s name, Mother’s name, State/UT, Aadhaar number, Education, 10th/Matric Roll number, email-ID, mobile number, etc.
  • Click on ‘Submit
  • Registration and password will be displayed
  • OTPs will be sent to your registered mobile number or email
  • Retrieve them to log in to go ahead for paying the fees.
  • Preserve your registration number for further use

RPF Constable Examination Fees 2018

There are different fee structures for different categories of students, which are mentioned in the table below:

Sr. No.

Categories of students



For General



For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class

₹ 250/-


  • An amount of ₹ 400/- will be refunded to general candidates after deduction of bank charges when they have appeared at CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • An amount of ₹ 250/- will be refunded to the reserved categories candidates after deduction of bank charges when they have appeared at CBT.

RPF Constable Admit Card 2018?

It is very important for candidates to get the admit card. The steps that they need to follow for downloading it include the following:

  • Go to the official website- RPF Official Website
  • Look for RPF 2018 Admit Card Notification
  • Click on ‘Notification’ and familiarize yourself with the instructions mentioned therein
  • Enter your registration details - Name, Date of birth, Aadhar card no, etc.
  • RPF 2018 Admit Card will be displayed on the home screen
  • Save/Print the Force Call Letter
  • Finally, get the hard copy for further use