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RPF SI Online Application

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RPF SI Online Application

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Prospective Candidates can visit RPF OFFICIAL WEBSITE or can click on APPLY ONLINE to submit the RPF SI online application form. No other mode of application is accepted. Candidates can apply online from 01.06.2018 to 30.06.2018 i.e. from June 1st, 2018 till June 30th, 2018.

Post Application Fees
RPF SI SC/ ST/ Exserviceman/ Female/ Minorities/ Economically backward class: 250/-
All others Except above categories: 500/-


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This chapter provides a Quick Guide and a Detailed Guide (with elaborate instructions) for filling Online Application for RPF SI 2018.

1. Initially, visit (Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force) RPF Official Website.

2. When the official homepage is displayed, search for RPF SI Recruitment 2018 Notification.

3. Now, Open RPF Sub Inspector Notification 2018 PDF and go through the rules and regulations mentioned in it.

4. First of all, check your proficiency for RPF Vacancy 2018 i.e. go through the required educational qualifications and age limit which comed under eligibility criteria.

5. If you have satisfied all the conditions, then open an application form by clicking at on RPF SI Recruitment 2018 Apply Online link provided below or on RPF Official Website.

6. When RPF Recruitment 2018 Online Application Form is opened, fill all the required details correctly as per your documents or certifications.

7. Later, Pay the appropriate amount of application fees through online mode & also upload all the essential documents.

8. At last, Upload scanned copy of your recent passport size photo and signature in the place provided in an application form.

9. Finally, re-check all the entered details and click on Submit option.

10. In conclusion, take a print out of the filled RPF Online Application Form 2018 for further usage.

Click Here – For Official Notification

Click Here – To Apply Online


Click on the ONLINE application link for the recruitment of Sub-Inspector and carry out the following:

a) Confirm that you have read and understood the instructions clearly by clicking the checkbox.

b) Enter your name, Date of Birth and Father’s name, Mother’s name, Aadhaar number(optional), State/UT, Category, Education Board, 10th/Matric Roll number, year of passing 10th/Matric, mobile number and email-id and then submit for registration. Before submitting for registration, ensure and confirm that all the information are correct as the details furnished for registration cannot be changed later.

c) On submitting registration form, the registration number and password shall be displayed to the candidate. Also, OTPs (One Time Password) shall be sent to the registered mobile number and email along with the registration details. The candidate should retrieve the OTPs from email and mobile and then login to proceed with the filling up of application and to make payment. Candidate should note and preserve their registration number for later reference during the recruitment process. Central Recruitment Committee will not entertain any request seeking registration number.

d) The online format of application will have the fields for Educational qualification, Gender, Religion, ESM, and Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.

e) On completion of application details as above, the candidate will be directed to the payment page to choose payment mode i.e. Bank (online -> net banking/credit card/debit card & offline -> Other Modes -> bank Branch for Challan) or Post Office Challan and complete the payment process. Please note the last date and time specified for each mode of payment and submit the application well in time.

f) In case of online payment, candidate will be automatically directed to Part II of application for filling up additional details. Those paying through Bank-offline mode, the payment confirmation may take about an hour and hence they have to again login after 60 minutes and look for confirmation of payment status. The time period for payment confirmation shall vary from 24 hrs to 48 hrs in case of Post Office payment. On getting the confirmation status, the candidate can start filling remaining part (part III) of the application. Candidates should provide the details of beneficiary account, in which they would like to receive the refund viz. Beneficiary name, bank name, Account Number and IFSC code in the online application.

Part III of application will have following fields: Details of Educational Qualification, choice of Group and preference of Zone/ RPSF, choice of exam language for CBT etc:-

Choice of Zone/ RPSF: Candidate shall opt for a Group and shall further indicate his/her preference of Zonal Railways falling in that Group (except for Group E & F). Candidates opting for Group E and F shall only have the option of N.F.Rly. and RPSF respectively. Once Group is opted candidates will be considered against the vacancies of that particular Group only.

Choice of Exam Language for CBT: Candidates shall have following language options for Computer Based Test ( CBT) out of which they shall have to opt for any one:-

Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujurati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese and Manipuri.

g) Uploading of colour Photograph: Select the Upload Photo tab and upload your recent colour photograph. The photograph should comply with the following requirements.

  • The Colour passport photograph with white/light colour back ground.
  • Photograph of size 35mm X 45mm with name and date printed on it.
  • It should be in JPG/JPEG format scanned with 100 DPI.
  • The size of the photograph should be between 15 – 40 KB.
  • The colour photograph may be developed in a professional studio. Photographs taken using mobile and self composed portraits or selfie may result in rejection of application.
  • The photo should have clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses.
  • The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full face view looking at the camera directly.
  • The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow.
  • Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
  • In case the candidate wears glass, then the photograph should not have any glare on glasses.
  • The photograph must match with the candidate appearance on the day of various stages of CBT, PET, PMT and DV.


h) Candidates are advised to keep at least 12 (Twelve) copies of the same photograph for further use as and when required during the recruitment process.

i) Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload scanned copy of their SC/ST certificates (JPG/JPEG format, 50kb – 100kb) also for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass).

j) In the end, candidates have to confirm the declaration “I hereby declare that I have gone through the eligibility criteria for the post applied for and meet all the requirements therein, that all the details furnished by me in the application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge & belief and nothing has been concealed or suppressed. I also understand that in case, any of the details furnished is found untrue during any stage of recruitment or thereafter Railway Administration shall disqualify me for the post applied for and /or I shall be liable for any other action under the extant rules”. After confirming the above declaration and submission of the application the entire application shall be displayed for confirmation once again and on confirmation, the candidate may take the print of the application and preserve it for reference and record.

Candidates applying for the post notified in this Employment Notice have to pay the prescribed fee as per their category detailed below:

S.No. Category Application Fees
1 For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at Sl No. 2
* Rs. 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
Rs. 500
2 For candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Exserviceman/ Female/ Minorities/ Economically backward class.
* This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.
Rs. 250



Mode of Payment of Fee:

I) ONLINE fee payment through internet baking or debit/credit cards.

II) OFFLINE fee payment through

    a) SBI Bank Challan payment mode in any branch of SBI.

    b) Post office Challan Payment Mode in any branch of computerized Post Office. The online payment will be allowed till 23.59 hrs of 02.07.2018 and offline payment will be allowed till 23.59 hrs of 05.07.2018 for candidates who register themselves till 23.59 hrs of 30.06.2018. However, registration will be confirmed only on payment of the fee.


III) All applicable service charges shall be borne by the candidates. If the fee is paid through offline mode viz (II) a) & b) above, the receipt should be preserved. The same should be produced on demand at the time of Document Verification (DV).

IV) Minorities include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians (Parsis) subject to revision/deletion/inclusion, if any, received till the closing date of notification. Minority candidates claiming waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish, at the time of DV, “Minority Category Declaration” affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper that they belong to any of the above minority communities, failing which their candidature will be rejected.

V) Economically Backward Class ( EBC) candidates are those whose annual family income is less than Rs. 50,000/-. Such Candidates should have valid Income Certificate in the prescribed format or on the letterhead of the Issuing Authority to this effect. The certificate details should be filled in the online application and same should be submitted at the time of DV. Candidates having BPL card also eligible for fee concession under EBC and all these candidates seeking fee concession should fill in the relevant details in the ONLINE application.

VI) Candidates who appear in CBT will be eligible for fee refund. For exam fee refund (amount as applicable), they should provide details of beneficiary account viz. Beneficiary name, Bank name, and Account Number and IFSC code.

VII) Applications not accompanied with examination fee, wherever applicable, will be summarily rejected.

a. After final submission of ONLINE application, in case the candidates wish to make minor changes to correct inadvertent errors in the application, the correction of data other than State, email and mobile number can be done by paying the modification fee of Rs. 250/- (Non-Refundable). The modification fee shall be applicable to all candidates including fee concession categories and this fee is not refundable for any category. The modification to the registration and application details can be done twice only.

b. Candidates are cautioned to ensure that if they wish to modify their application, they are advised to do the same sufficiently well in advance of the closing date and time of the filling up of online application. In case, due to last minute congestion, if the modification attempt fails at any stage, and the modification carried out have not been saved or not submitted in time, the earlier information furnished in the application shall be considered and no correspondence on this subject shall be entertained.

c. The Registration number, email id and mobile number cannot be changed.

d. The procedure for modification of the application shall be as below

  • Go to the “ONLINE/E-Application” link.

  • Click on the ‘Modify Application’ link.

  • Login using Registration Number and Password.

  • Pay modification fee through any of the modes available for actual examination fee payment. Ensure payment is done well within the date and time prescribed.

  • After making payment, login using registration Number and Password, then proceed with the changes intended as per instructions given and submit the application. Preserve the print out of latest application for record.

Invalid Applications/Rejections:

Online applications are liable for rejection on the following grounds amongst others:

    a. Invalid photos on account of Black and White photo, photo with cap or wearing goggles. Photos which are disfigured, small size, full body, only one side view of the face, unrecognizable photos, Photostat copy of photo, group photo, photos without name and date and online application without photo among others.

    b. Multiple applications. In such case, all applications will be rejected and such candidates will be debarred from future exams.

    c. Any other irregularities which are observed and considered as invalid by Central Recruitment Committee.

    d. In case the application is rejected, candidates will be able to view their status ONLINE on the website along with the reason for rejection which is final and binding and no further correspondence shall be entertained on the subject. No refund of examination fee will be made on account of rejection of application.
    SMS and e-mail alerts shall also be sent to the candidates on their registered mobile numbers and e-mail IDs, as indicated in their ONLINE application. Candidates will not be intimated by post.

    e. Other grounds:

    • Any wrong information in application form,

    • Non-fulfillment of any eligibility criteria,

    • Declarations not given by candidate at appropriate place in application,

    • Incomplete application,

    • Under age/over age candidates (as per declaration in the form),

    • Candidates not having requisite educational qualification on the closing date of submission of application


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Candidates can contact the Help Desk for any concerns/ issues during the RPF Constable Recruitment Process.

RPF Constable Help Desk
Online Support & Feedback RPF SI Help Desk


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RPF SI Online Application process is a detailed process and solicits great attention. Application once submitted cannot be retrieved and hence candidates should exercise extreme caution while submitting the online application. Several times candidates have queries regarding different elements of the application process. Below provide is a guide with different frequently asked questions that will help the candidates with certain queries.

Click Here – For FAQ of Online Registration Process


RPF SI – Related Information
RPF SI 2018 – Eligibility Criteria
RPF SI 2018 – Official Notification