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The Railway Protection Force is a great platform for young aspiring candidates to become Sub Inspectors in the Indian Railways. The RPF has released the vacancies of the posts of Sub Inspector in Group A, B, C, D, E and F levels. To apply for the RPF SI exam, one has to have a certain level of eligibility. The applicants can fill the application form which will be available on the official website. This article discusses the RPF SI Eligibility Criteria, application process, vacancies and more.
RPF SI 2022 – Overview
The dates for the RPF SI exams are yet to be released by the officials of the Railway Protection Force. Candidates can check the table below to know the key highlights of the exam.
|Exam name||Railway Protection Force Sub Inspector|
|Conducting Body||Ministry of Railways|
|Post name||Sub-Inspectors (SI)|
|Level of exam||National|
|Recruitment Groups||Group A, B, C, D, E and F|
|Selection Process||Computer Based Test (CBT) followed by Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and lastly Document Verification|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Exam Duration||90 Minutes|
|Medium of test||Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Odia, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Manipuri and Punjabi|
|Exam purpose||Recruitment of SI in RPF and RPSF|
|Application Fee||Unreserved Categories – Rs. 500
Reserved Categories – Rs. 250
RPF SI Vacancies 2022
The Ministry of Railway publishes vacancies in the official notification on their website. The Ministry is yet to release the RPF SI notification 2022. Candidates can check the table below for the vacancies available in the previous session of RPF recruitment and get an idea of how it will be for this year.
Previous Year’s RPF SI Vacancies
|Group A||SR, SWR, SCR||126||52|
|Group B||CR, WR, WCR, SECR||144||56|
|Group C||ER, ECR, SER, ECoR||287||112|
|Group D||NR, NER, NWR, NCR||173||69|
RPF SI Eligibility Criteria 2022
Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility conditions before filling the application form for RPF SI recruitment Failing to meet the eligibility conditions can lead to the cancellation of the candidates in later stages of the recruitment process. Mentioned below are the eligibility conditions for RPF SI recruitment.
Citizenship – Candidates must be a mandatory Indian citizen
Educational Qualification – Candidates must have passed the Graduation level or equivalent examination by a recognised University in India for the RPF SI exam qualification.
Age Criteria – Those candidates whose age falls between the bar of 20 years to 27 years are eligible. The table below mentions category-wise RPF SI age limit relaxation.
|Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered|
|Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||6 years after deduction of the military service rendered|
|Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||8 years after deduction of the military service rendered|
|Candidates who had been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (Unreserved)||5 Years|
|Candidates who had been domiciled in the state of J and K from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (OBC)||8 Years|
|Candidates who had been domiciled in the state of J and K from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (SC/ST)||10 Years|
Candidates need to be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized college or university.
Physical measurements for different categories of candidates with regard to their heights and chests are mentioned below in the table.
|Category of students||Height||Chest (for males only) when expanded||Chest (for males only) when unexpanded|
|General/OBC||165 cm for males and 157 cm for females||85 cm||80 cm|
|SC/ST||160 cm for males and 152 for females||81.2 cm||76.2 cm|
RPF SI Application Process
1st Step – Go to the official website of Indian Railways- indianrailways.gov.in
2nd Step – Click on the ‘Recruitment’ tab from the main menu.
3rd Step – From the new window, choose ‘Recruitment and Result by RPF’ from the drop-down menu.
4th Step – After, click the relevant link for ‘New Registration’ for RPF SI recruitment.
5th Step – Enter details including candidate’s name, date of birth, parent’s name, training board, class 10 roll number, versatile number and email ID.
6th Step – Then click on the ‘submit button to generate enrollment number and password.
7th Step –You can then log in to enter complete details such as educational qualification and address.
8th Step – Lastly, upload the candidate’s photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
9th Step – Review and confirm all the details and pay the application fee in the end.
RPF SI Application Fee 2022
Candidates need to pay a fixed amount as the application fee. However, non-payment of the application fee would lead to the cancellation of the candidate. Candidates can pay the application fee in the online as well as offline mode. The table below mentions the application fee structure.
RPF SI Application Fee 2022
|SC, ST, OBC||Male||Rs. 250|
|General, ST, SC, OBC||Female||Rs. 250|
Before applying to the RPF SI post make sure you meet all the criteria of eligibility. Entri App helps candidates to level up their exam preparations with a vast collection of learning materials to choose from. Good day aspirants.
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