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Railway Protection Force, RPF is to give protection to the passengers using the railway transport. The aspirants who wish to join the railway force can utilize this opportunity. The RPF Constable 2022 notification will be released soon and both male and female candidates can apply if they fulfill the eligibility requirements. So, here in this article candidates can understand the RPF Constable eligibility criteria for applying to the respective force.
RPF Constable Eligibility Criteria 2022
Before applying to the post of the Railway Protection Force – Constable candidates should go through the complete eligibility requirements described for the post. It is mandatory to follow this while applying to any job vacancies. Otherwise, the application for the post will be summarily rejected. Usually, RPF demands 10th/ Matric candidates with an age limit to be between 18 – 25. And, if candidates are adding false information, regarding the age limit and eligibility or even the physical measurements, the candidates have to submit proofs for all these in the final document verification. And thus their candidature will be rejected without further notice. Let us check each criterion in detail.
The candidates should be Indian citizens. In case, any candidate requires the certificate for eligibility, will be admitted to the exam. But, the appointment will be given to only those who are provided with the Government certificate for eligibility.
Candidates should have a minimum age of 18 years and a maximum of 25 years. Upper age relaxation will be given to candidates as per the eligibility and category as mentioned in government rules:
|RPF Constable Category for Relaxation||Applicable relaxation in upper age limit in years|
|Candidates belonging to OBC – Non-Creamy Layer||3|
|Ex-servicemen candidates (6 months continuous service)||UR – 3 years
OBC-Non-creamy Layer – 6 years
SC/ST – 8 years
|J & K domicile candidates during 1980-1989||UR – 5 years
OBC–Non-creamy layer – 8 years
SC/ST – 10 years
|Widows, divorced women, and women who have
judicially separated from husband but
|UR – 2 years
OBC- Non-creamy layer – 5 years.
SC/ST – 7 years
Date of birth mentioned in 10th/Matriculation or equivalent certificate will only be accepted. The lower and upper age limits indicated in the Employment Notice will be reckoned as on date on the notification 2022.
SC/ ST candidates who are applying through the general category will not be given the relaxation.
If any candidates are eligible for more relaxation categories, those with higher relaxation will be applied for them.
Candidates having a valid Matriculation certificate from a recognized Institution will only be admitted for the examination.
So, the educational qualifications for the candidates to apply for the RPF Constable Executive post are SSLC/ Matric from a recognized board.
Also, there is no need for any prior experience required for the constable Executive post under the Railway Protection Force.
|Category for Physical measurements||Height (CMS)||Chest (CMS for Male candidates)|
|Unreserved / OBC||157||165||85||80|
|Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other Categories specified by Govt||155||163||85||80|
RPF Constable Application Procedure 2022
Eligible candidates can apply online for the RPF Constable in Level 3 of the 7th CPC matrix vacancies. The candidates should make sure that they meet the criteria mentioned in the notification for age, height, chest, educational qualification, physical and medical standards. Such eligible candidates can only apply. The online window will be opened for one month in most cases.
Important Date for Constable Exam 2022
|RPF Constable Events||Dates|
|Exam conducted by||Ministry of Railways|
|Frequency of Constable exam||Once in a year|
|Date of Notification||To be announced soon|
|Last date to submit the online application||To be announced soon|
|Level of Exam||National Level|
|Number of Zones||21|
|Date of Exam||To be announced soon|
|Languages for exam||Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese, and Manipuri.|
|Phase 1 result date||To be announced soon|
|Date for PET/PMT||To be announced soon|
|Date for Document Verification||To be announced soon|
Steps to Apply Online
Candidates should enter all particulars true, once and multiple applications will be rejected. They should not send any hard copy to the exam conducting authority.
- Visit the official website or the Apply Online link.
- The complete the registration process by entering – Date of Birth and Father’s name, Mother’s name, Aadhaar number, State/UT, Category, Education Board, 10th/Matric Roll number, year of passing 10th/Matric, mobile number and email-ID and then submit after verifying the details.
- Take the registration number, password, and also OTP number. And using these, log in to complete the application form.
- Now, fill the application form, entering the educational details, etc.
- Make the application fee.
- Select the Railway zone and language of interest.
- Upload photographs.
- After confirming the declaration, candidates can submit and take printouts of the application.
Eligibility criteria are one of the important factors that candidates check before applying for an interesting post. This article might have helped constable aspirants to be well acquainted with RPF constable eligibility criteria. Those fulfilling the can apply through the link (to be updated on our page) provided once the official notification has released.