RPF SI exam is conducted by the Ministry of Railways for recruitment of eligible candidates to the post of Sub-Inspectors (SI) in Level 6 of 7th CPC in Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) in various zones of Indian Railways. RPF SI 2020 notification is expected to be released soon. The Ministry of Railways conductes exam to recruit eligible candidates to the post of Sub-Inspectors (SI). Recruitment is done for the Group A, B, C, D, E & F. Eligible Candidates should apply through online mode only. This is a great opportunity for candidates aspiring to join railway protection force. Candidates must be well acquainted with the syllabus and exam pattern to easily crack the exam. Here in this article we will provide you with Syllabus & Exam pattern for RPF SI 2020.
RPF SI 2020 – Overview
|Exam Conducted by||Ministry of Railways|
|Name of the Post||RPF SI( Railway Protection Force Sub-Inspectors)|
|Job Location||Various zones of Indian Railways|
|Official notification||Will be released soon|
|Level of exam||National|
|Groups||Group A, B, C, D, E & F|
RPF SI 2020 Recruitment Process
The recruitment process involves-
- Computer Based Test (CBT),
- Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
- Document Verification (DV).
RPF SI 2020 Exam Pattern
Phase – I – Computer Based Test (CBT) Exam Pattern
- The standard of examination will be graduation level.
- Candidates appearing will have a chance to choose a language for Computer Based Test (CBT) from the following list of languages-
- Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujurati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri and Punjabi.
- Negative marks shall be awarded for each wrong answer i.e., 1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer and no marks will be deducted for unanswered questions.
|Subject||Marks||No. of Questions||Duration|
|General Awareness||50||120||90 minutes|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||35|
RPF SI 2020 Syllabus
1. General Awareness
Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society; to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experiences as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to Indian History, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Sports, General Science etc.
Number systems, whole numbers, decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of table and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and proportion etc.
3. General Intelligence & reasoning:
analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.
Phase – II- Physical Efficiency Test(PET) & Physical Measurement (PMT)
Candidates qualified in the Computer Based Test(CBT) will be called for PET and PMT. It is mandatory for the qualified candidates to pass the Physical Efficiency Test (PET).
The criteria for PET is as given below:-
|Category||1600 meters run||800 meters run||Long jump||High jump|
|Sub-Inspector ( Exe) Male||6 min 30 secs||–||12 ft||3 ft 9 inch|
|Sub-Inspector ( Exe) Female||–||4 mins||9 ft||3 ft|
(i) For 1600/800 meters event candidates will be given only one chance. For the remaining events like Long Jump and High jump, the candidates will be given up to 2 chances each.
(ii) Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET, However, they will have to undergo PMT.
(iii) A Candidate must qualify in all tests mentioned above to be eligible for consideration.
(iv) All the candidates qualifying in 1600 mtrs/800 mtrs will be measured for eligibility with respect to height and chest. Chest measurement will be taken only for male candidates. If a male candidate’s unexpanded chest measurement is below eligibility limit, expanded measurement shall not be taken and he shall be treated as disqualified.
(v) Male candidates who do not have minimum height shall not be considered for measurement of chest and shall be treated as disqualified.
(vi) Candidate who do not have minimum height, chest (unexpanded/expanded) shall be treated as having failed in PMT.
(vii) No marks will be awarded as PET/PMT is qualifying in nature.
(viii) A grievance redressal cell will be set up for redressal of grievances related to Height and Chest measurements.
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