RPF Constable Jobs 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Vacancy & Eligibility

Indian Railways has a number of vacancies available to join the service. Here in this article, I will share with you the complete details about the RPF Constable Jobs 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Vacancy & Eligibility etc. The Railway’s protection forces are demanding posts among youths. Here you will get to know the complete details like the Selection procedure, required Age limit and other details etc.

RPF Constable

There are many posts in the Railways Protection Force vacancy that are offered through the examination. One can join the Railways Protection Force as a constable or as an Assistant Sub Inspector etc. All the further posts after this will be on the basis of the experience in the service or through the promotional examination etc. Here we will get to see the details about the RPF Constable jobs 2021. Let’s see the complete details.

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What is RPF Constable Exam?

Through this Vacancy in Indian Railways, the authority recruits the male and female candidates as RPF (Railways Protection Force) Constable. In order to become Railways Protection Force Constable, One will need to clear the phases of examination that are conducted by the Ministry of Railways. The Exam is conducted at the national level but the recruitment for each railways zones are done in a different manner.  Ministry of Railways conducts this recruitment process to fill a large number of RPF Constable in the different zones of the Indian Railways. The Selection Process, Eligibility Criteria and Age Limit criteria would be the completely same.  The Railways Protection Force constable 2021 Notification is about to be released soon. No news from the official site has come yet. It is important for the candidate to know all the related updates about this latest Indian railway’s vacancy.  let’s see the selection process and required eligibility Criteria that is mandatory to have to apply for the vacancy. 

Eligibility Criteria for Railways Constable:

There is nothing much in the Eligibility criteria requirement. Here are the following criteria that one must have to apply for the Railway Protection Force’s Constable Vacancy 2021:

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must have passed at least class 10th (Matrix)/ SSLC from any recognized board (State Board or Central Board) etc. 
  • There are no minimum marks criteria. A candidate just needs to be a pass. 
  • To apply for the vacancy, One must be physically and Medically in all manner.  
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be at least 18 while applying online and it should not be more than 25 years old. Age (18-25). 


Age relaxation


5 Years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years


3 Years of Service (General), 6 Years (OBC- NCL and 8 Years (SC/ST)

Jammu & Kashmir Resident between Jan 1st 1980- December 31st 1989

UR- 5 Years

OBC NCL- 8 Years

SC/ST- 10 Years

At least 3 years of regular service as a Central Government Employee.

UR- 5 Years

OBC NCL- 8 Years

SC/ST- 10 Years

Widows/Divorced Women 

UR- 2 Years

OBC NCL- 5 Years

SC/ST- 7 Years

The Age relaxation criteria keep on changing. You must check the official notification before applying online. The relaxation criteria that I have shared here are on the basis of the previous year pattern and Criteria. Now let’s see the Selection Procedure of the Indian Railways Constable. 

Selection Process of Railways Constable:

The Selection of the candidate will be done in the four phases of selection. It is very important to the complete process of selection to clear it. 

  • Computer-Based Online Test
  • Physical Measurement Test 
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Trade Test 
  • Documents Verification Round etc

It is mandatory to clear each phase individually. The Computer Based Examination is the toughest phase of selection. All the candidate who would clear this would proceed for the Physical Measurement and Efficiency Test. The Trade Test is only for the candidates who are applying for the Constable Ancillary. The Medical Examination also plays an important role in the selection. A candidate must be physically and medically fit in all the manner to get selected. The medical exam will be done at the railways’ hospital under the supervision of the Recruitment Authority.  Make sure that you are fit to apply for the vacancy.

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Railways Constable Syllabus 2021:

There are three subjects that one has to prepare for Indian Railways Constable Online Examination. Let’s see the Exam Pattern of the Computer Based Test and then we will see the syllabus:



Number of Questions

General Awareness






General Intelligence & reasoning



  • All the question would be asked in Objective form with Multiple Choice Answer. 
  • Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Question: 120
  • Marks: 120
  • Total Time Duration: 90 Minutes (1.5 hours).
  • One mark for Each question. 
  • Negative Marking: 1/3 marks Minus for Wrongs attempts.  

General Awareness:

  • Environment
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science


  • 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

General Intelligence and 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.

This is the complete syllabus of the Railway’s Constable Exam. There is nothing much in the syllabus. The preparation can be done easily done at home. There are many books available in the market that can give you complete preparation for the examination. Well, the competition is too much, You will have to prepare better to beat the competition. Prepare well. 

Indian RPF Constable Salary:

Indian Government salary structure depends on the Grade. Employees are divided into four grades and the salary is given on the basis of that. They get Rs 5200/- to 20,000 as Salary with the Grade Pay of 2000/- per month plus 2500/- DA etc. Including all of these. The Monthly salary would be between 26,000/- to 32,000/- etc. The Salary in the service depended on many factors like the area of posting, Duty Timing etc. There are many more allowances and other benefits that one gets in the service. Allowances like:

  • Dearness Allowances
  • Travel Allowances
  • Free Stay at Government Quarter
  • Free Ration
  • Medical Facilities etc

The Job in Railways is respected in the society. Authority conducts the Internal or Promotional or departmental exam for further promotion in the service. One can appear for these exams to get promoted easily. Well, with the promotion, Salary, Allowances and benefits will also increase. I hope you got the answer to the Railways Protection Force Constable Jobs 2021 Notification etc and other details. 

FAQs For RPF Constable

Is there any negative marking in Railways Constable Exam?

Yes, 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong response.

How many subjects are there in Railways Constable Syllabus?

one will need to prepare three subjects: General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence & Reasoning etc.

How many vacancies are there Railways constable 2021?

As per the news source, there are more than 10,000 vacancies has been released by the authority.

Can Commerce Students apply for the Railways Constable vacancy?

Yes, A Commerce Students are also eligible to apply for the vacancy.

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