RPF/RPSF SI - SPLessons

RPF SI Notification

Chapter 2

SPLessons 5 Steps, 3 Clicks
5 Steps - 3 Clicks

RPF SI Notification

shape Introduction

Aspirants of RPF SI 2018, who are willing to enhance their career with railway sector can check all details in the RPF SI 2018 – Official Notification issued by Indian Railways. The online Computer Based Test (CBT) for RPF SI 2018 recruitment is scheduled to be conducted in September and October 2018 tentatively.

Phases Exam Dates
Computer Based Test (CBT) September and October 2018
Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) To be notified later


shape Vacancies

ONLINE applications are invited from eligible Male and Female candidates for the recruitment of Sub-Inspectors (SI) in Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay matrix for 1120 vacancies in Railway Protection Force (RPF) of various Zones of Indian Railways and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). Applications complete in all respect should be submitted ONLINE ONLY before 23.59 hrs of 30/06/2018.

Candidates can apply against the vacancy of either a Group of Zonal Railway or RPSF. Within a Group of Zonal Railways also they shall be required to give their preference for individual Zones. The candidate will be considered against vacancies of that Group only and allocated a Zonal Railway based on merit and preference. Candidates shall serve normally in the Zone/RPSF allotted to him/her, if selected.


The Groups of Zonal Railways and RPSF wise summary of vacancies for Sub-Inspectors is furnished below for immediate reference.

Group Zonal Railway Male
UR SC ST OBC Total
A SR, SWR & SCR 75 9 21 21 126
B CR, WR, WCR & SECR 59 24 13 48 144
C ER, ECR, SER & ECoR 149 49 21 68 287
D NR, NER, NWR & NCR 96 36 10 31 173
E NFR 21 5 1 3 30
F RPSF 54 1 3 1 59
Total 454 124 69 172 819


Group Zonal Railway Female
UR SC ST OBC Total
A SR, SWR & SCR 29 5 9 9 52
B CR, WR, WCR & SECR 22 11 5 18 56
C ER, ECR, SER & ECoR 59 18 9 26 112
D NR, NER, NWR & NCR 39 14 4 12 69
E NFR 8 2 1 1 12
F RPSF
Total 157 50 28 66 301





  • This Employment Notification provides for Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and other Backward Class ( OBC)- Non Creamy Layer ( NCL), wherever applicable and admissible as mentioned in the vacancy table.

  • All candidates, irrespective of category may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfilment of parameters for UR candidates. However against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities (SC/ST/OBC – NCL), candidates belonging to that category only will be considered.

  • For availing reservation, SC/ST/OBC-NCL, candidates should furnish at the time of document verification Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at Annexure – A (for SC/ST candidates) and Annexure – B (for OBC-NCL candidates).

  • In case of OBC-NCL candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that the candidate does not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in column 3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M. No. 36033/3/2004- Estt(Res) dated 09.03.2004, 27.05.2013, 13.09.2017 and further revision if any received till the closing date of this Employment Notice. The candidate should ensure that he/she belongs to the OBC-Non Creamy Layer category while applying for the post against this notification. Such candidate should produce a valid OBC certificate in the prescribed format during DV. Further, in addition to the category certificate (OBC), a declaration in the prescribed format has to be furnished by the candidate during DV, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer. Unless, fulfilling all the eligibility norms of reserved category (OBC – NCL) a candidate will not be considered against vacancies of OBC category and the candidature/application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General ( Un-reserved) category, will be considered under General (UR) vacancy only.

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL who fulfil required Educational Qualification can also apply against UR vacancies. They will however, have to compete with the UR candidates and will not be eligible for any relaxation including age to such SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates applying against UR vacancies. However, candidates have to indicate their actual category in the application.

  • Category status as on the closing date of Employment Notice shall only be considered for availing reservation benefits if eligible and any change in the category status of the candidate thereafter shall not be entertained.


shape Schedule

Indian Railways follows certain schedule for conducting the successfull recruitment process. So, as per RPF SI 2018 important dates are:

The tentative schedule of recruitment events is as follows: [Official Notification]

Activity Tentative Dates
Opening Date for Submission of On-Line Application Form and Fee. 10 hrs on 1st June 2018
Last Date for On-Line Fee Payment 2nd July 2018
Last Date of Submission of On-Line Application Form 30th June 2018
Last Date for Off-Line Fee Payment 5th July 2018
Tentative Date for Computer Based Test (CBT) In September and October 2018


shape Centers

  • Dates of Examinations will also be published on the official websites of Indian Railways. Thereafter, e-call letters for the CBT, PET, PMT and DV (as applicable) should be downloaded ONLY from websites of the Indian Railways. The examination centre, date and shift indicated in the call letter shall be final.

  • The date, time and venue for all the activities, namely, CBT, PET, PMT and DV or any other additional activity, as applicable, shall be fixed by CRC and shall be intimated in due course.

  • Request for postponement of any of the above activity or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.


RPF SI – Related Information
RPF SI 2018 – Official Notification