RPF Constable 2020 Exam Pattern & Recruitment Process

The RPF Constable Recruitment 2020 is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Indian Railway. Lakhs of aspirants appear for the exam to get elected as an RPF Constable in Indian Railway. If you desire to go for the exam then the very first thing you have to do is to check RPF Constable Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure to plan your preparation.

RPF Constable Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

The written exam is the ladder to your success and scoring great is the only way through which you can make it to the job. Let us find out the selection procedure to this very prestigious examination.

  • Written Examination
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Viva-Voce Test & Documents Verification.
  • Bonus Marks( if any) obtained
  • Medical Test
  • Training

1st Stage: Written Examination

The very first stage of your dream job is to score great in the written examination. Here aspirants must keep in mind that the written examination will be offline in nature and will consist of the following parameters.

(Exam Pattern)

S.No Subjects No of Questions Marks Time Duration
1. General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35×1=35 90 Minutes (1:30 Hrs)
2. Arithmetic Ability 35 35×1=35
3. General Awareness 50 50×1=50
Total 120 120

Basic Guidelines

  • Total Question: 120
  • Maximum Marks: 120
  • Time Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Marking scheme: 1(one) mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • Medium of Instruction: Hindi/English/Local Language

2nd Stage: Physical Efficiency Test

The selected candidates from the written examination will be called for Physical Efficiency Test. In the Physical Efficiency Test, the physical capability of the aspirants will be judged on the various parameters. The PET will include three major events, running (1600 meters for Boys and 800 meters for Girls), High Jump and Long Jump.

Event Male Female Number of Chances
1600 meters 5 min 45 sec Not applicable One
800 meters Not applicable 3 min 40 sec One
High Jump 4 feet 3 feet Two
Long Jump 14 feet 9 feet Two

The number of candidates to be called for PET and Physical Measurement will not exceed 10 times the number of notified vacancies in each category. The selection of a candidate for the PET Test will solely be based on marks obtained by aspirants in the written examination.

3rd Stage: Viva-Voce Test & Documents Verification.

A candidate who will qualify for both written examination and Physical Efficiency Test will be called for Viva-Voce Test and Document Verification. The Railway Recruitment Board has set up some bonus marks for one who has performed well in other activities like NCC and other sports like cricket, Football etc. Upon the document verification, the committee will check for any other Bonus marks scored by the candidate.

4th Stage: Calculation of Bonus Marks (If Any)

Those who performed well in other activities will be allotted bonus marks as followed.


  • B Certificate of NCC – 01 marks;
  • C Certificate of NCC – 02 marks;
  • Maximum mark for NCC certificates is 02. The benefit is available only on production of Original Certificate.
  • This benefit is not available to Ex-Servicemen.


  • One who represented University at inter-university sports – 01 marks
  • Represented State at inter-state sports – 02 marks
  • Those who represented India at international sports meet – 03 marks
  • Medal winner at national level sports meet – 03 marks


  •  A male applicant whose height is 178 cms or more and
  • A female applicant whose height is more than 165 cms will be given 03 marks as a bonus.

***NOTE: Total Bonus Marks for all categories put together shall not exceed 5.

5th Stage: Medical Test

After the calculation of the total marks and performance of a candidate, the final result will be declared. All the successful candidate will have to go for the medical test in the Railway Hospital. They will have to qualify in the medical category ‘B-1’ as per the Indian Railway Medical Manual. Those wearing glasses or having a flat foot, knock-kneed, squint eye, colour blindness and other bodily defects are not eligible for appointment.

6th Stage: Initial Training

The candidates will have to undergo rigorous initial training in any one of the RPF/RPSF Training Centers or any such Institution as decided by the Railway Administration in the event of their selection. The trainee recruits will be given a stipend of Rs. 21,700- plus other allowances as admissible under the Railway Rules during the period of training. Passing the Final Examination at the end of the training is a must.

Important Links

Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to RPF Constable 2020 Recruitment Notification.

Subject Description
Download RPF Constable Recruitment 2020 Official Bulletin (PDF) Click Here
Railway RPF Constable Recruitment 2020 official Notification Click Here
RPF Constable Salary and Job Profile (Updated) Click Here
RPF Constable 2020 Exam Admit Card Click Here
Download RPF Constable Previous Year Question Paper Click Here
Recommended Books for RPF Constable 2020  Exam Click Here
Detailed Exam Syllabus for RPF Constable Exam Click Here

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