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RPF SI Selection Process

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RPF SI Selection Process

shape Introduction

The RPF SI Selection Process involves three phases: Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV). Computer Based Test would be held in September and October 2018 tentatively. Candidates who will clear the CBT test will proceed to the RPF SI next stages.


shape Phases

The different phases of the RPF SI Selection Process 2018 are as described below:

I) The date and time for CBT shall be held at different centres across the country simultaneously for all the Groups.

II) Candidates shall have following language options for Computer Based Test (CBT) out of which they shall have opt for any one.
(1) Hindi (2) English (3) Urdu (4) Tamil (5) Telugu (6) Konkani (7) Malayalam (8) Kannada (9) Marathi (10) Gujurati (11) Bengali (12) Odia (13) Assamese (14) Manipuri and (15) Punjabi.

III) The standard of examination will be graduation level.

IV) Detailed instructions will be mentioned in the e-call letter for CBT regarding date, venue, reporting time, attendance, capture of biometric details, terminal/seat allotment etc.

V) Candidates allowed to enter the examination hall/room will be required to mark presence as prescribed which will form the basis for the absentees’ statement. Signature and biometric thumb impressions of both thumbs of all candidates appearing will be obtained as proof of appearing in the CBT test.

VI) After entering respective halls/rooms, candidates will take their allotted seats. Candidates will be strictly prohibited from bringing into examination halls/ rooms any book or part of book, paper, calculator, mobile phones, gadgets of any description or from communicating from each other or from communicating with any person outside the examination hall/room. CCTV surveillance /videography of every hall/room of the centre shall be conducted in such a manner that the face of the candidate is captured during the examination to obviate the possibility of impersonation.

VII) Candidates will fill their roll numbers and other particulars as specified at the appropriate places provided for this purpose.

VIII) No candidates will be allowed to leave the hall/room till the conclusion of the examination. After the examination is over, necessary follow-up action shall be ensured by Agency concerned as per instructions received from Chairman, Central Recruitment Committee.

IX) It will be necessary to obtain 35% marks (30 % marks by SC and ST candidates) to qualify in the CBT.

X) All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test on the specified date, time and venue as per the e-call letter to be downloaded by the candidates from the websites of Indian Railways. The information about the e-call letter download shall be communicated through the websites as well as personnel email communication to the candidates.

Computer Based Test consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows. There is no separate timing for each section.

S.No. Test No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1 General Awareness 50 50 90 Minutes
2 Arithmetic 35 35
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for PET and PMT to the extent of 10 times the category wise total vacancy in Group of Zonal Railways/RPSF notified. However, this limit may be increased/ decreased as required ensuring availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. The criteria for PET is as under:

Category 1600 meters run 800 meters run Long jump High jump
Sub-Inspector (Exe) Male 6 min 30 secs —- 12 feet 3 ft 9 inch
Sub-Inspector (Exe) Female —- 4 mins 9 ft 3 ft


(i) Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and subject to their qualifying in PET & PMT, candidates will be called for Document Verification.

(ii) In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.

(iii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and
successful completion of initial training.



RPF SI – Related Information
RPF SI 2018 – Exam Pattern
RPF SI 2018 – Exam Syllabus
RPF SI 2018 – Official Notification