Railway Protection force Exam 2015-16, Exam Date 2015, Pattern, Notification 2015

Railway Protection Force Exam 2015, Exam Date 2015, Pattern, Notification 2015

Exam Details: Examination will be made based on the performance of the eligible applicants in a Written Examination, Physical Efficiency Test, Physical Measurement, Viva-Voce Test, Bonus Marks, if any, obtained and Documents Verification.


(a) The Written Examination will consist of 120 multiple-choice objective type questions of one mark each and shall be of 90 minutes duration. The questions paper will be of matriculation standard with 120 as maximum marks. The question paper will consist of 35 questions on General Intelligence & Reasoning, 35 questions on Arithmetic and 50 questions on General Awareness. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 1(one) mark and 1 (one) mark will be deducted for 4 (four) incorrect answers. No mark shall be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.

(b) Candidates must bring the Call Letter at the time of written test. Call letter will be sent by post. No one will be allowed to appear in the written examination without a call letter.

(c) Question Paper will be set in the languages shown in the third column of the table given below. The corresponding Nodal Chief Security Commissioner to whom the application should be sent is also shown in the table. Applicants who wish to have the question paper in a particular language may indicate so in the Application Form. Language, once chosen cannot be changed under any circumstance.

About Railway Protection Force: The Railway Protection force (RPF) is an Indian Central Armed Police Force charged with protecting the Indian Railways.The strength of RPF is about 65,000.

The duties of the Railway Protection Force include:

 To do all conducive means for the free movement of the railways.
 Protection and safeguarding of railway property.
 Protection and safeguarding of passenger,their belonging and passenger area.

Exam Pattern:  RPF Sub Inspectors Constables Examination pattern:-

1. Sub-Inspectors in Executive Branch and Fire Service Branch
For Sub-Inspectors in Executive Branch and Fire Service Branch, the exam pattern comprises of three sages of selection process:

Stage I - Physical Fitness
Stage II - Preliminary Efficiency Test
Stage III - Written Test

Candidates who fulfill the prescribed standards of height and chest are eligible to appear in the Preliminary test. Those who qualify the Preliminary Efficiency test will have to appear in the written test.

The Preliminary Efficiency Test (PET) and Written Tests will be held at the Examination Centres of the Zonal Railways.

2. For Constables
Stage I - Physical Efficiency Test
Stage II - Written Test
Stage III - Viva voce/Interview

Those candidates who qualify the Physical Efficiency Test have to undertake the written test comprising of General Knowledge and Current Affairs, IQ and Essay. Candidates who qualify will be called for Viva voce or interview.

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