RPF Constable: How to Prepare it on 2021


rpf constable


RPF stands for Railway Protection Force. It’s a central government job. Which comes with a good stability, growth and handsome salary package. Every year railway publishes recruitment for RPF constable and Sub-inspector posts for both male and female candidates.

This central organization choose aspirants who are physically fit and mentally strong so that they can protect railway passengers.

It comes under the most demanding jobs.

What is the work of RPF constable?

He ensures railway passengers safety. They protect passengers and railway properties too. Give safety to all passengers. Maintain security and collect information about railway security.

Preparing for RPF constable post you need to improve yourself for exam and physically too. Here we will see the tips, eligibility, exam procedures, preparing guides also.


Eligibility Criteria for RPF Constable post


Eligibilty criteria for rpf

To become an RPF officer you must need some eligibility recruitment

  • You should complete matric from a recognized board
  • Candidate must have Indian citizenship
  • For RPF constable minimum age requirement 18 years and a maximum of 25 years.
  • And for sub-inspector minimum age requirement 20 years and maximum 25 years.
  • Age relaxation 5 years for sc/st candidates, 3 years for OBC candidates.
  • For PWD candidates 10 years age relaxation.

RPF Physical requirement

  • Male candidates must jump 14 feet long jump.
  • They should jump 4 feet in the high jump.
  • He should complete the 1600 meter run in 5 minutes 45 seconds.
  • For female candidates, they must jump 9 feet long.
  • In the high jump, they must jump 3 feet.
  • She must run 800 meters in 3 minutes 40 seconds.

RPF Syllabus

There are 3 sections in this syllabus.

  • General Awareness
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • Arithmetic

RPF General Awareness Syllabus-

  1. current affairs
  2. awareness of the events and development in society
  3. art & culture
  4. economics
  5. sports
  6. culture
  7. science & technology
  8. International Affairs
  9. Geography

RPF General intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus-

  1. Similarities & differences
  2. Problem-solving analysis
  3. Analogies
  4. Classification
  5. Distance & Directions
  6. Arithmetical Reasoning
  7. Spatial orientation
  8. Non-Verbal series
  9. Decision making

RPF Arithmetic syllabus-

  1. Decimal & fractions
  2. Percentages
  3. Profit & loss
  4. Interest
  5. Discounts
  6. Average
  7. Ratio and Proportion
  8. Mensuration
  9. Time & work
  10. Tables & Graphs


Exam Pattern for RPF Constable

This exam conducts in 3 Phases.

Phase-1 based on RPF Computer Based Test

Phase-2 based on RPF Physical Measurement Test and Physical Efficiency Test

Phase-3 based on Document Verification


RPF Computer Based Test

The Computer Based Test comes with the objective pattern. If you give 3 wrong answers then 1mark will deduct from the total mark.

General awareness- a total of 50 questions comes with 50 marks.

General Intelligence and Reasoning- a total of 35 questions comes with 35 marks.

Arithmetic- a total of 35 questions comes with 35 marks.

Total 120 marks come in RPF computer-based test.

You can give your computer-based test in various regional language also. It comes with 15 languages there are Hindi, English, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, Konkani, Punjabi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Assamese, Manipuri, Telugu.


Selection Procedure of RPF Constable

Firstly you need to qualify for the Computer Based Test.

After qualifying the 1st phrase you can attend the Physical Proficiency Test. In this exam, you have to prove your physical fitness.

The last phrase is the Document Verification Test. Collect all the documents in your hand so that you can attend this.

How to prepare for RPF Constable

how to prepare for rpf


Above I mentioned all the eligibility criteria and necessary details. Now we look towards the step by step guide. Every year it comes with a large number of vacancies. Instead of trying for police, you can prepare for these posts too.

Read the syllabus

This is the 1st beginning step. You must download the syllabus and read all the details thoroughly. Because without reading the steps you can’t start your preparation accordingly. Most of the candidates did these mistakes. This is the 1st mistakes aspirants do every year.

And the bonus tip is to note down the exam details like exam date, requirements.

Start topic wise preparation

Topic-wise preparation is the 1st step to start RPF preparation. Here 3 topics are there which you need to add on your preparation.

General Awareness

In CBT test from general awareness, 50 question comes which half of the total questions. It means you need to give more effort to general awareness.

You can prepare this like reading the daily newspaper, Update yourself on general pieces of knowledge, Read history books. These are the ways where you can study general awareness.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

You need to prove your intelligence in this exam. Here you will take part in 35 questions of reasoning. While solving these types of questions, it may take longer to solve. If you are ready before the exam then you can solve these questions easily.

To prepare GIR you need to practice these type of questions more. You can prepare reasoning from competitive books, online sites and mock tests also.

Instead of preparing at other sources, you can prepare it in a mock test. This will help you more than other resources.


This is the last topic you need to consider more because 35 questions come from this section. Practising maths it will help you to improve arithmetic. On less preparation, you can easily score well on this.

Here you will have to face decimals, percentages, the relation between numbers, discounts and other such questions. Above I mentioned all these topics you can check.

Make yourself Physically fit

After reading the syllabus start preparing towards the physical requirement. It needs more time to makes you physically perfect. Here you can try to improve on high jump, long jump and in running too. These come under the phase-2 which is physical efficiency test.

Try to make yourself ready from 1 year before for Railway Protection Force Exam.

Know your exam pattern

Make plan accordingly your exam pattern. After reading the syllabus you have got the basic idea about RPF exam pattern. Here 3 phrases are there.

Mainly 2 phrases are important computer-based test and physically efficient test. This test has a negative marking, so prepare well to avoid the negative marking.

Daily Revision is necessary

What you read before, to memorize that you need a daily revision. I this phrase you need less effort compared to other exams.

Here you will be attending one computer test which is based on object-oriented. You need to plan a smart preparation according to your strength.

We can’t say here how much time you need to prepare. It depends on person to person. Doesn’t waste your time to prepare for 2nd phrase.

After completing your 1st phrase you can give the 2nd test. So give the equal time to both the test.

Revision is necessary to memorize gk. Make a chart of all those difficult topics and revise them on daily basis.

Manage your Time

In a day you need to prepare both the subjects so time management plays here an important role. Give equal time for both the subject.

The exam will give you 90 minutes to attend 120 answers. For CBT try to prepare 2 times in a day.

Give Mock Tests

Mock test is a great platform to practice this RPF exam. After finishing all the RPF syllabus start preparing to give mock tests. In phrase-1 you will face a computer-based test, so the mock test will help you a lot to prepare. You can avail this type of examination on offline and online too.

While attending this type of tests you can test your preparation also. You can know here how much you prepared and how much you need to prepare.

Try to give mock test daily basis and find out the weak topics and prepare them regularly. It will help you to upgrade your study.


Books for RPF Constable

These are the 5 best books to prepare RPF Constable


What is the salary of RPF constable?

Rs. 21,700/- is the basic salary for RPF constable post. And you will get other allowances like

House rent allowance – Rs.5,208/-

Transport allowance – Rs.3,600/-

Dearness allowance – Rs.868/-



Here I mentioned all the required topic which you need to while preparing this post. This is a good central govt job after H.S.C education. With some easy preparation, you can get this job easily.

You need to prepare hard for this post. If one does not have the necessary physical fitness, one needs to work hard to achieve it.

Start your preparation from today onwards. Collect above mentioned all those required books to prepare for RPF.

If you have any questions related to this, you can ask on the comment section below.

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