RPF Constable 2021 - Exam Notification, Dates, Application Form, Eligibility & Syllabus

Last Modified on : 12 Jan 2022

RPF Constable Exam

The RPF (Railway Protection Force) is a big organization that gives complete protection to railway passengers. The young men and women, who are physically strong, are eligible for this department. The RPF constable exam is held every year to recruit male and female candidates. The job is full of great responsibilities and highly remunerative. For information related to eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, the application process, admit card, and result, check out the complete article for RPF Constable 2021 exam.

RPF Constable 2021 Latest Update - The official notification for the exam will be released in June 2021 and the online application process will also begin in June 2021. The exam will be conducted in different phases from December 2021 to February 2022.

RPF Constable Recruitment Exam 2021 - Quick Highlights

Exam Name

Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable Exam

Exam conducting body

Ministry of Railways

Official website


Exam level


Exam Frequency

Once in a year

Exam Mode


Application mode


Exam Duration

90 minutes

RPF Constable Exam 2021 Important Dates

Prior to applying for this exam, it is important for candidates to familiarize themselves with the important dates, which are mentioned below:

RPF Constable 2021 Exam Events

Important Dates

Commencement of filling the online application form

1st week of June 2021

Last date for online applications

Last week of June 2021

Admit card available dates

10 days prior to the exam

Exam Date

December 2021 – February 2022 (detailed schedule below)

Result declaration

March 2022

CBT Examination Schedule – Constable Recruitment



Exam Commences

Exam Ends

Phase 1


3rd week of December 2021

Last week of December 2021

Phase 2


3rd week of January 2021

Last week of January 2021

Phase 3


1st week of February 2021

3rd week of February 2021

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RPF Constable Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

RPF Constable 2021 Syllabus

There are three subjects - General Awareness, Arithmetic, General and Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness:  It covers Constitution, Sports, Inventions in the World, History, Culture, Traditions, and Festivals, Scientific Research, Economics, Chemistry, General Awareness of Environment & application to society, Zoology, Indian Parliament, Basic GK, Famous Days & Dates, Basic Computer, General Polity, Knowledge of Current Events, Questions relating to History, Geography, National/ International Organizations /Institutions, Everyday Science, Botany, Art & Culture and Physics.

Arithmetic: It covers Number Systems, Use Of Table And Graphs, Whole Numbers, Ratio And Proportion, Decimal And Fractions And Relationships Between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Time And Distance, Percentages, Profit And Loss, Averages, Interest, Mensuration, Discount, Ratio And Proportion, etc.

General Intelligence & Reasoning: Analogies, Arithmetic Number Series, Similarities And Differences, Discriminating Observation, Visual Memory, Spatial Visualization, Statement Conclusion, Problem Solving Analysis, Judgment, Decision Making, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Verbal And Figure Classification, Spatial Orientation, Non-Verbal Series, Coding And Decoding, Syllogistic Reasoning, etc.

RPF Constable 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for three subjects is tabulated below:

Sr. No.


No. of questions

Total marks


Exam type


General Awareness



1 hour 30 minutes

Computer-Based test






General Intelligence & Reasoning







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Note: Candidates will have the option of choosing any of the languages for their Computer-Based Test— English, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Manipuri, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, and Konkani. All the questions in the exam will be objective type and the maximum marks will be 120 marks. There is negative marking and a 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Physical Efficiency Test for RPF Constable 2021 Examination

Candidates, who qualify for CBT (Computer Based Test), will be called for the Physical Efficiency Test. They will be subjected to tests tabulated below:


Long jump

High jump

800 meters run

1600 meters run



4 feet

Not applicable

5min 45secs


9 feet

3 feet

3 minutes 40 seconds

Not applicable

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Medical Examination for RPF Constable 2021

Candidates, who qualify for the Physical Efficiency Test, will go for Medical Examination at a Railway Hospital. Here, they need to qualify for Medical category ‘B-I’ in accordance with Indian Railway Medical Manual. Those who wear spectacles or have any bodily defects, such as colour blindness, a squint eye, knock knee or flat foot cannot qualify for the medical test. 

Candidates, who are found medically fit, will be sent to a training centre run by the railway administration. During training, trainees will be given a stipend and allowances under the railway rules. They should note that passing the final examination is a must for them.

RPF Constable Preparation Tips

Excellent preparation is a must for cracking any competitive exam and RPF Constable Exam 2021 is no exception. Unless candidates get appropriate tips for the preparation for this exam, they cannot think of qualifying for it. The tips are mentioned below one by one:

  • First of all, download RPF Constable Syllabus and Exam Pattern.
  • Make a proper schedule for covering all the parts of the syllabus.
  • Lay more focus on those parts with which you are completely unfamiliar.
  • Keeping time constraint into consideration, spare time for your study.
  • If you have the best study material from other sources, refer to them.
  • Spare some time for your revision also.
  • Solve previous years question papers.
  • Stay happy and positive.

RPF Constable Exam 2021 Eligibility


Candidates must be citizens of India


General category candidates must be between 18 to 25 years of age as calculated on 01-7-2021. There is relaxation in age for the reserved category. For OBC candidates, the upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years and for SC/ST candidates, the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years.

Educational qualification

SSLC/Matric from any recognized board

RPF Constable Exam 2021 Application Process

The online application process for the exam will begin in the first week of June 2021. The last date for application submission will be in the last week of June 2021. Candidates are advised to fill the application forms within the given time frame. Here are the steps to fill the application form: 

Steps to Submit RPF Constable Application -

There are a few instructions that candidates need to follow for filling the online application form:

  • Go to the official website — Click here
  • Click on the option ‘Recruitment for the post of constable
  • Click on the ‘Checkbox’ to familiarize yourself with the instructions mentioned therein.
  • Enter your name, DOB, Category, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, State/UT, Aadhaar number, Education, 10th/Matric Roll number, email-ID, mobile number, etc.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Registration number and password will be displayed. OTPs will be sent to your registered mobile number or email. Preserve your registration number for further use.
  • Log in and complete the application form, upload required documents, and pay the fee.
  • After successful submission of the form, take a print of the confirmation page.

RPF Constable Examination Fee 2021

There are different fee structures for different categories of students, which are mentioned in the table below:

Sr. No.

Categories of students



For General

₹ 500/-


For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class

₹ 250/-

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  • An amount of ₹ 400/- will be refunded to general candidates after deduction of bank charges when they have appeared at CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • An amount of ₹ 250/- will be refunded to the reserved categories candidates after deduction of bank charges when they have appeared at CBT.

Other Details

RPF Constable Exam Admit Card 2021

It is very important for candidates to get the admit card. The admit cards will be made available at the official website 10 days prior to the exam. The steps that they need to follow for downloading it include the following:

  • Go to the official website - RPF Official Website
  • Look for RPF 2021 Admit Card Notification
  • Click on ‘Notification’ and familiarize yourself with the instructions mentioned therein
  • Enter your registration details - Name, Date of birth, Aadhar card no, etc.
  • RPF 2021 Admit Card will be displayed on the home screen
  • Save/Print the Force Call Letter
  • Finally, get the hard copy for further use

RPF Constable 2021 Exam Result

The RPF constable 2021 result will be declared after each phase of the exam. The result will be made available on the official website. The result for the first phase of the exam will be tentatively declared in March 2022. Candidates must check their scorecard/ result using their login ID and password. The final result will be declared after the completion of all the phases.

Click here to discuss for RPF Constable exam frequently asked questions.


Shiuli Ahmed
July 20, 2020
I m interested this job pls sir give me this job I m a graduate
Exams Planner
July 23, 2020
You need to apply for the recruitment process to get a job in RPF.
February 16, 2019
Chitra siva srinivas
January 24, 2019
Exam date enquiry
Surendra goud
January 4, 2019
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