RPF SI Exam 2021 Notification, Application Form, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card & Result

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For students who are looking to make their career in Railway Protection Force, then the RPF SI exam can be a good option for the youngsters. To get admission in this exam can be full of great challenges and difficulties, as apart from having a strong educational background, aspirants also need to have a perfect and stout body with the required height. For the year 2020, the RPF SI exam is going to close so it is the right time for the aspirants to gather all the information like exam date, result date, admit card, and many more.

In this article, the candidate can get all the information about the RPF SI exam.

What is the RPF SI Exam?

The full form of RPF SI is Railway Protection Force Sub Inspector. The exam is conducted by the Ministry of Railways. Both male and female applicants are eligible to apply for this exam. It is a computer based exam which is leading on multiple dates according to gathering the 15 territorial languages. The recruitment process of the RPF SI exam comprises multiple steps like filling the application form, admit card, appearing in the exam, physical efficiency test, physical measurement test, verification of documents, and declaration of the result.

Highlights of RPF SI Exam 2020

The online registration and application fee date were in August 2020.

The last date of the application fee was in September 2020.

The last date of the registration form was in September 2020.

The date of the RPF SI Exam was in October 2020.

The post name of the recruitment is Sub-Inspectors in the level of 6th and 7th CPC.

The exam was conducted under the presence of Ministry of Railways.

Candidates from GROUP A, B, C, D, E, and F can apply for the exam.

The purpose of the exam is to recruit the SI (Sub Inspector) in the RPF and RPSF.

The question paper is available in fifteen languages and these languages include English, Hindi, Gujrati, Bengali, Assamese, Malayalam, Tamil, Oriya, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Manipuri, Konkani, Telugu, and Urdu.

The exam 2021 is conducting only through the online mode.

The duration of the RPF SI exam is one hour thirty minutes.

The number of seats available for this exam is 1120.

Important dates of RPF SI Exam 2021

The application form date will be notified later.

The last date to apply for the exam will be notified later.

The last to submit the application fee will also be notified later.

The date of the conducted exam will be declared soon.

Eligibility Criteria For RPF SI Exam 2020

The eligibility criteria for RPF SI exam 2020 depends on Nationality, Age, and education capability. Applicants who want to apply for this exam must have to check the eligibility criteria.

For Nationality Criteria

The candidate must have to come under the Indian Citizenship.

Educational Qualification Criteria

Aspirants who want to take admission in RPF SI exam then they must have intermediate or 10+2 or Graduation from a recognized board or university.

Age Limit Criteria

Candidates must have aged between 20 to 25 years.

How to apply for the RPF SI Recruitment?

These days, the application form for RPF SI will available on the official website. Candidates can apply for the exam either offline or online mode. To apply for the RPF SI exam 2021 via online mode, aspirants need to follow some steps:

Applicants who are looking for to apply for RPF SI exam 2021, they need to visit the official website.

Before applying for the exam, applicants must have to carefully read all the instructions and click on the Confirm Button.

Aspirants then need to register themselves for the exam, for this they need to enter their name, father’s name, mother’s name, education board, class 10th roll number, mobile number, email address, years of passing class 10th, Aadhaar card number, State in which they are belonging, etc.

After filling in all the information, the candidate will get a registration number and password.

The RPF SI application form comprises educational qualification, religion, gender, ESM, minority, age relaxation, economically backward classes, and many other required details.

After filling in all the correct information, aspirants then need to pay their application fee.

Aspirants also need to choose their Zone and the language of their question paper.

They also need to upload their colored photograph and signature.

In the last step, they need to click on agree to the terms and conditions.

Aspirants then click on the submit button to submit their application form.

Syllabus of the RPF SI Exam 2021

The RPF SI syllabus is divided into three sections One is Arithmetic, General Awareness, and General Intelligence.

General Awareness

Questions from this may be asked from the given below topics:

Art and Culture

Indian History



Indian Constitution


General Politics

General Science


In arithmetic sections, candidates need to prepare for the in the given below topics:

Whole Numbers

Relationships between numbers

Number system

Decimal and fractions

Fundamental Arithmetical operations

Ration and proportion



Ration and proportion



Profit and loss


Use of tables and graphs

Time and Distance

Ration and proportion

General Intelligence and Reasoning

From this section, aspirants will get questions from the given below topics:

Spatial Visualization

Spatial Orientation


Problem Solving Analysis

Similarities and Differences

Visual Memory

Decision Making


Statement Conclusion

Arithmetical Reasoning

Arithmetic Number Series

Non verbal series

Relationship Concepts

Discriminating Observation

Coding and Decoding

Syllogistic Reasoning

Verbal and figure Classification

Books for Preparation of RPF SI 2021 Exam

Aspirants who are looking for the best books for the preparation of the RPF SI exam 2021, they can go with the given below books:

Fast track objective arithmetic book by Arihant Publication, is the best book for the preparation of the arithmetic section.

Quantitative Aptitude book for competitive exam book by RS Agarwal is the best book for the preparation of Quantitative aptitude.

A modern approach to verbal and non verbal by RS Agarwal is the best book for the preparation of Reasoning.

Exam Pattern For RPF Exam 2021

According to the exam pattern of RPF SI 2021, every question carries one mark, and for each wrong answer, candidates have to pay 1/3 mark from their obtained answer. General candidates have to secure 35% marks in the question paper, and Schedule caste or ST candidates have to secure 30% marks. The total time duration for the RPF exam is ninety minutes i.e.one hour and thirty minutes.

The structure of the RPF SI exam is given below:

There are 50 questions available in the question paper from the General Awareness section.

Thirty Five questions are available from the Arithmetic section.

Thirty-Five questions are available in the question paper from the General Intelligence section.

There are 120 questions available in the exam.

Selection Process of RPF SI 

The recruitment process of RPF SI is based on Computer Based Test, Physical Measurement, Physical Efficiency Test, and based on Document Verification. Aspirants 10 times the no of vacancies will be selected for the PMT and PET-based. And based on the candidate’s performance and subjects qualifying in the PMT and PET both. After that, selected aspirants will be called for the RPF exam document verification.

Frequently Asked Question and Answer

Who conducts the recruitment process of RPF SI?

The recruitment process for 

the post-RPF SI is conducted by the Indian Railways.

What is the mode of exam RPF SI?

The exam will only be conducted through online mode.

For which post the RPF SI recruitment is conducted?

The recruitment process is conducted for the post of SI (Sub Inspector) in the sixth of seventh level CPC in Railway protection force and the Railways Protection special Force in multiple zones of Indian Railways.

What is the exam fee for the RPF SI application form?

For unreserved category candidates, the application fee is Rupees 500 and for unserved category (SC/ ST/ OBC) candidates the application fee is Rupees 250. For female candidates, the application fee is also Rupees 250.

What is the salary of RPF SI?

The basic salary of an RPF SI is Rupees 35,400 per month.

How many questions available in the RPF SI exam?

There are three sections available in the question paper and total number of questions are 120 from each section.

How a candidate can download the admit card for the exam?

Aspirants can directly download their RPF SI admit card from the official website.

To download the admit card, a candidate needs to enter their registration number or enrollment number and password.

Candidate must have to download or print their admit card.

What are the guidelines for the RPF SI exam?

Aspirants don’t need to carry any type of electronic devices such as Bluetooth, PCs, Calculators, Pen drive, cell phones, and wristwatches, or other types of specialized gadgets during the exam.

Candidates are prohibited to carry any pen or pencil during the exam.

Aspirants need to carry their colored photographs along with they admit card.

They also must have to carry their valid ID proof.

No candidate will be allowed to enter in the examination hall once the exam begins.

What is the process, when a candidate gets selected for the exam?

Selected aspirants will have to undergo the initial training in the anyone training center or an institution which is decided by the administration of Railways. During the training, the candidates will get a stipend of Rupees 35,400 and other allowances.




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