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RPF SI Eligibility

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RPF SI Eligibility

shape Introduction

Prospective individuals for RPF SI positions, should check the eligibility criterion, before applying for the position through the online application form. To apply for RPF SI 2018 Recruitment, the candidates must be eligible including age, height, chest, educational qualification, physical and medical standards.

Educational/Academic Qualifications Nationality/Citizenship Age Limit
Graduate from a recognized University. A candidate must be a citizen of India. Minimum of 20years and maximum of 25 years


shape Eligibility

  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

  • Candidate should ensure that he/she has requisite qualification from recognized University/Board /Institute as on the date of Closure for submission of the application for this Employment Notice.

  • Candidates applying for the post shall be advised to ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post/examination.

On 01.7.2018 the age of candidate shall be between 20 – 25 Years. Refer the below table for age relaxation.

Date of birth mentioned in matriculation or equivalent certificate alone shall be acceptable. The lower and upper age limit indicated in the Employment Notice will be reckoned as on 1st July 2018.

The relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age for the following categories/ communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates:

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

S. No. Category Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
1 SC/ST Candidates 5 years
2 OBC – Non Creamy Layer candidates 3 years
3 Ex-servicemen candidates who have put in not less than 6 months continuous service after attestation. To the extent of service rendered in Armed Force plus
UR – 3 years,
OBC-Non-creamy
Layer – 6 years.
SC/ST – 8 years
4 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st
January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (Unreserved)
UR – 5 years
OBC–Non-creamy
layer – 8 years
SC/ST – 10 years
5 Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & continuous service on date of reckoning. UR – 5 years
OBC–Non-creamy
layer – 8 years
SC/ST – 10 years
6 Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but remarried UR – 2 years
OBC- Non-creamy
layer – 5 years.
SC/ST – 7 years


Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below: (Both dates inclusive)

S.No. Age Group Upper limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than) Lower limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)
UR OBC-Non Creamy Layer SC/ST For all category/category
1 20 to 25 02.07.93 02.07.90 02.07.88 01.07.98


Category Height (in CMs) Chest (in CMs) (Only for Male)
Male Female Unexpanded Expanded
UR/OBC 165 157 80 85
SC/ST 160 152 76.2 81.2
For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt. 163 155 80 85


  • The term Ex-serviceman means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or Non-Combatant) in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Crops., the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para Military Forces.
    And

      a. Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; (or)

      b. Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension: (or)

      c. Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; (or)

      d. Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than on his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service;(or)

      e. Personnel of Army Postal service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal Service on medical grounds attributed to or aggravated by military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded
      medical or other disability pension; (or)

      f. Personnel who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to 14th April 1987; (or)

      g. Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army; or

      h. Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension w.e.f. 01.02.2006.


  • Persons serving in the Armed Forces of the union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-servicemen, are eligible to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-Servicemen but such persons shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

    Candidates must have completed minimum 6 months of continuous service after attestation to be treated as ESM.

    Accordingly, such serving Defence personnel to be released within one year of the last date of the Employment Notice (on or before 30.06.2019) can also apply, both for vacancies for Ex-servicemen and for posts not reserved for them.

  • Ex-servicemen candidates who have already secured civil employment under Central Government in Group C & D after availing of the benefits given to ExServicemen will be permitted only the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-servicemen for securing another civil employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group C/D under Central Government. Such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen in the Central Government jobs.

  • If an Ex-servicemen applies for various vacancies before joining any Civil employment, he/she can avail the benefit of reservation as Ex-Serviceman for any subsequent employment, subject to the condition that an Ex-Serviceman, as soon as he joins any Civil employment, should give self declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the details of application against this Employment Notice. The acknowledged copy of this declaration along with NOC from the Civil employer should be produced during DV failing which their candidature shall stand cancelled. Further, this benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the Ex-Servicemen.

  • Definition of “Ex-servicemen” does not include retired/discharged personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Central Police Organisations (CPOs). Candidates applying against Ex-servicemen category should produce all documentary proofs including Category Certificates in the prescribed format during Document Verification (DV).

  • The medical Standard of Ex-serviceman will be according to Para 534 of Indian Railway Medical Manual (IRMM) Volume I, which may be accessed at Indian Railways


RPF SI – Related Information
RPF SI 2018 – Official Notification