The Notification for online registration process of RPF- Constable recruitment-2018 has begun on official website. For the post of Constable- candidate must be passout SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board.. In this Exam around 50% of the seats as per the official notification of the total vacancies are reserved for women.The entire recruitment process is to be completed by computer based test (CBT), Physical Fitness Test (PET), Physical Measurement Examination (PMT) and Document Verification.
The age of the candidates appearing for the exam must be between 18 and 25.
SSLC/ Matric from a recognised board
RPF Constable exam is conducted in different phases. There are four stages of the exam, i.e., Computer-based test (CBT), Physical Measurement Test (PET), and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). To clear the exam, candidates must qualify all these phases to reach the final level of the selection process. Below is given the exam pattern of the RPF Constable exam for the year 2020.
Stage 1: Computer-based test
The first stage of clearing the RPF Constable exam is the Computer-based online test. A candidate has to appear for the computer-based online test to clear the constable exam.
- The duration of the test is 90 minutes and there is no provision of sectional timing.
- The questions that come in the test are based on topics like General awareness and Science, Arithmetic, General Intelligence, and Reasoning.
- All questions are compulsory in the paper. Every correct answer will fetch you 1 mark.
- The policy of negative marking is followed in the computer-based online test. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
- The question paper will be made available in Hindi and English along with in different regional languages, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri and Punjabi.
- The level of questions asked in the paper will be of the Class 10th level.
The paper pattern is given in the table below:
|Sections||Number Of Questions||Marks|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||35||35|
The qualifying percentage of the Computer-based test f RPF constable exam for different categories is given in the table below:
|Category||Rpf Constable Cbt Qualifying Percentage|
|General/ Unreserved/ OBC||35%|
Stage 2: PET/PMT
The second stage of the RPF Constable recruitment process is PET/ PMT. The candidates who clear the computer-based online test are called for the Physical Measurement Test (PET) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Both of these tests are of qualifying in nature but candidates are required to qualify all the sections.
PET (Physical Efficiency Test) Standards
The standards of the PET (Physical Efficiency Test) of the RPF Constable exam are given in the table below:
|1600 meters run||5 min 45 secs||–|
|800 meters run||–||3 min 40 secs|
|Long jump||14 feet||9 feet|
|High jump||4 feet||3 feet|
PMT (Physical Measurement Test) Standards
Candidates are required to meet the physical standards as prescribed by the recruitment board of the RPF Constable exam. The standards of the PMT (Physical Measurement Test) of the RPF Constable exam are given in the table below:
|Category||Height (in cms)||Chest (in cms) (Only for Male)|
|For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other Categories specified by Govt.||163||155||80||85|
The questions that are asked in the RPF Constable exam are based on topics like General awareness and Science, Arithmetic, General Intelligence, and Reasoning. It includes miscellaneous topics to assess the awareness of the candidates in all the subjects. Below is given the syllabus of the RPF Constable examination:
|Sections||Type Of Questions|
|General Awareness||The questions in this section are based on general awareness which includes the topics of science, humanities, sports, polity, current events, innovations, etc.|
|Arithmetic||The questions asked in this section test the numerical ability of the candidates.|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||The questions asked in this section test the mental ability and general intelligence of the candidates.|
General Awareness Syllabus
The topics that come under General awareness are:
- Current affairs
- Awareness of the events and developments in society
- Indian History, Art & Culture
- General Polity, Indian Constitution
- Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large
- Common Abbreviations
- Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India
- General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE) General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)
The topics that come under Arithmetic are:
- Number systems
- Whole numbers
- Decimal and Fractions
- Relationships between numbers
- Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
- Ratio and Proportion
- Profit and Loss
- Use of table and graphs
- Time and Distance
- Ratio and Proportion, etc.
General Intelligence and reasoning Syllabus
The topics that come under General Intelligence and Reasoning are:
- Similarities and Differences
- Spatial Visualization
- Spatial Orientation
- Problem Solving Analysis
- Decision Making
- Visual Memory
- Discriminating Observation
- Relationship Concepts
- Arithmetical Reasoning
- Verbal and Figure Classification
- Arithmetic Number Series
- Non-Verbal Series
- Coding and Decoding
- Statement Conclusion
- Syllogistic Reasoning
Below given are the stages that a candidate has to clear to qualify the RPF Constable examination.
- Computer Based Test: The first stage of clearing the RPF Constable exam is the Computer-based online test. A candidate has to appear for the computer-based online test to clear the constable exam.
- PET/ PMT: To appear in PET/PMT, candidates have to qualify the CBT exam first. Both of these tests are of qualifying in nature.
- Document Verification: The candidates appearing for the RPF Constable exam and clearing the above mentioned two stages are called for the document verification thereafter.
- Medical Examination: The final stage of the test is the medical checkup. This is only done for the candidates who finally qualify for the first three stages. The medical examination of the candidates is done at the Railway hospitals.
- Training: After clearing the computer-based online test and going through the medical examination, document verification, candidates need to undergo certain training to get a certificate. This training certificate helps the candidates in their official joining process.