RPF SI and Constable Exam 2018 : Selection Procedure

Railway has invited the application for the posts of RPF Constables  & SI from both male & female candidates. Matrix and Graduation are the essential educational qualification for applying for these posts respectively. Candidates have to get through three stages of the screening process to find a place in the final selection list.

  • Stage 1: Computer-based Test

An Initial screening test is a computer-based test, where candidates have to face questions from Arithmetic, General Awareness, and General Reasoning. The test will be for 90 minutes and the number of questions will be 120(GK – 50 questions and other two 35 each). Negative marking is present.

For RPF SI, exam level may be similar to that of SSC CGL and for Constable similar to SSC CHSL.

General Awareness:

Current Affairs, History, Geography, Economics, Basic Science, Art & Culture, Polity etc

Sources : Entri App, NCERT textbooks, Current Affairs, News Papers

Arithmetic :
      • Number systems, decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers,
      • arithmetical operations, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, mensuration, percentages, time and distance
      • use of table and graphs etc.

 Sources: Entri App, Quantitative Aptitude  by Agarwal

General Intelligence & Reasoning:
      • Analogies, spatial visualization & orientation,
      • problem-solving analysis,
      • judgement & decision making, visual memory,
      • discriminating observation, relationship concepts,
      • arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic &  non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

Sources: Entri App, General Intelligence & reasoning by Agarwal

  • Stage 2: Physical Efficiency Test

Generally, Railway will select 15 times more candidates from stage 1 for stage 2 screening, which is a Physical Efficiency Test.  Physical Efficiency Test is mandatory for all the selected candidates. Those who fail in the test will have to end their race.

For Constable :

For SI :

Stage 3: Document Verification

Those who passed the Physical test will be called for the Stage 3, Document Verification.

The Final list will be updated only after the completion of all the three stages.

Read more about RPF Recruitment

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