RPF SI 2022: Sub Inspector Recruitment, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility & Syllabus

Last Modified on : 16 Jun 2024

The RPF (Railway Protection Force) is a good platform for youngsters to become a police officer as SI (Sub Inspector). This job is full of great difficulties and challenges. Apart from having an educational background, candidates need to have a stout body with good height. The RPF SI 2022 notification is yet to be released. Here is the information about its important dates, how to fill out the application form, how to get admit cards etc. This article will prove very useful to the aspirants.

RPF Sub Inspector Exam Latest Update - The online application process for the RPF SI 2022 exam will begin tentatively in the first week of June 2022. The exam will be conducted from December 2022 to February 2023.

RPF Sub Inspector (SI) Exam 2022 - Quick Highlights

Exam Name

Railway Protection Force Sub-Inspector (RPF SI)

Exam conducting body

Ministry of Railways

Official website


Exam Level


Application Mode


Exam Mode


Exam Duration

90 minutes

Selection Process

Computer Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement, and Document Verification

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RPF SI Exam 2022 Important Dates

The important dates (tentative) for RPF SI 2022 are mentioned below in a tabular form. Candidates should see them with undivided attention.

RPF SI 2022 Recruitment Events


Commencement of online application form

1st week of June 2022

Last date for submission of the online application form

Last week of June 2022

Issuance of Admit Card

10 days prior to the commencement of the written exam

Written test

To be notified

Declaration of result

To be notified

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CBT Examination Schedule – SI Recruitment



Exam Commences

Exam Ends

Phase 1

E + F

Yet to be announced

Yet to be announced

Phase 2

A + B

Yet to be announced

Yet to be announced

Phase 3

C + D

Yet to be announced

Yet to be announced

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RPF SI Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

RPF SI Exam Syllabus -

There are four subjects - General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge, Numerical Aptitude and General English - which are covered under RPF SI Exam. The syllabi of these subjects are mentioned below:

General Intelligence & Reasoning: This subject covers Arithmetical Reasoning, Cubes and Dice, Decision Making, Blood Relations, Number Ranking, Non-Verbal Series, Directions, Alphabet Series, Analogy, Embedded Figures, Number Series, Coding-Decoding, Clocks & Calendars and Mirror Images.

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

Numerical Aptitude: It includes Number Systems, Time and Distance, Fractions, Statics, Algebra, Statistics, Computation of Whole Numbers, Differential Geometry, Operations Research & Linear Programming, Discount, Computation of Whole Numbers, Use of Tables and Graphs, Calculus, Decimals, Averages, Menstruation, Dynamics, Analytical Geometry, Interest, Real Analysis, The relationship between Numbers, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Differential Equations, Ratio and Time, Essential Mathematics and Fundamental Arithmetical Operations.

General English: It covers Grammar, Idioms & Phrases, Vocabulary, Unseen Passages, Antonyms, Sentence Rearrangement, Articles, Comprehension, Adverb, Error Correction, Synonyms, Tenses, Fill in the Blanks, Verb and Subject-Verb Agreement.

RPF SI Exam pattern -

The exam pattern for easy understanding of candidates is tabulated below.


Total Questions

Maximum Marks


Type of Paper

General Intelligence & Reasoning







3 hours



Computer Based Test

(Objective type)

General Knowledge



Numerical Aptitude



General English






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  • Candidates will have the option of choosing one of the subjects— Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri and Punjabi.
  • The standard of the examination will be of graduation level.
  • There will be negative marking in the exam. 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates need to score at least 35% marks in each subject and 35% aggregate in the written exam to qualify for it.

RPF SI Physical Efficiency Test (PMT) 2022

Candidates, who qualify for the written test, will be called for the Physical Efficiency Test.  The criteria for this test are as follows:


800 meters run

1600 meters run

High Jump

Long Jump

Male candidate

Not applicable

6 min 30 secs

3 ft 9 inch

12 ft

Female Candidate

4 mins

Not applicable

3 ft.

9 ft.

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RPF SI Exam 2022 Eligibility


Candidates with Indian citizenship are eligible


There are different age criteria for different categories of candidates, which are tabulated below:

Category of candidates

Minimum age limit

Maximum age limit

General candidates

20 years

25 years

SC/ST candidates

Same as above

30 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer candidates)

Same as above

28 years

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Relaxation in age for other category candidates

Apart from SC/ST and OBC, there are other candidates, for whom relaxation in age is provided:


Relaxation in age

Central Govt. employees  (Unreserved)  other than ex-servicemen who have served not less than 3 years of regular  &  continuous service on the date of reckoning.

Unreserved –5 years

OBC(Non-creamy layer)—8 years

SC/ST –10 years

Candidates   who   had   ordinarily been

domiciled   in   the   State   of   Jammu   & Kashmir   during   the   period   from   1st January  1980  to  31st December  1989  ( Unreserved)

General—5 years

OBC(Non-creamy layer) —8 years

SC/ST –10 years

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Note: The ages of candidates will be calculated according to 01.7.2022.

Educational Qualification

Candidates need to be graduate in any discipline from any recognized college or university.

Physical measurement

Different categories of candidates are required to have the following physical measurements with regard to their heights and chests:

Category of students


Chest (for males only) when expanded

Chest (for males only) when unexpanded


165 cm for males and 157 cm for females

85 cm

80 cm


160 cm for males and 152 for females

81.2 cm

76.2 cm

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RPF SI Exam 2022 Application Process

The online registration process for the RPF SI exam will begin in the first week of June 2022 and will continue until the last week of June 2022. Candidates will be able to apply for the RPF exam through online mode only for their online registration. The steps that they need to follow include the following:

  • First of all, they need to register themselves through the official website - RPF SI Website by providing their basic details, such as name, date of birth, father’s name, Aadhar number.
  • After being registered, they need to fill their application by entering the relevant details - name, father’s name, mother’s name, education, email id etc.
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature
  • Pay the application fee through Debit Card/Credit Card or Internet Banking
  • Submit the application form
  • Finally, do not forget to take a print out for further reference

RPF SI Application fee 2022

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

Category of candidates

Fee structures

General candidates /OBC

₹ 500/-

SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class

₹ 250/-

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RPF SI Exam 2022 Other Details

RPF SI Admit Card 2022

The RPF SI Admit Card 2022 will be made available to candidates through online mode 10 days prior to the commencement of the written exam. Candidates are required to consider the following steps to download their admit cards:

  • Visit the RPF official website.
  • Click on the ‘Careers Section’.
  • Select download ‘RPF SI 2022 call letter’.
  • Enter your registration number and password.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • RPF SI Admit Card will be generated.
  • Take a printout of it.

RPF SI Document Verification 2022

Candidates, who qualify for both the written test and physical efficiency test, will be called for the document verification process. The documents that they need to bring include a 10th/matriculation certificate as proof of age, a graduation certificate as proof of educational qualification, a caste certificate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates), and a discharge certificate for ex-serviceman and two copies of the self-attested color photograph.

RPF SI Result 2022

The RPF SI Result will be declared through the official website. It will be made available to candidates through online mode. The result can be checked using the registration ID and password. Candidates need to keep abreast of the latest official declarations.

RPF SI Exam Frequently Asked Questions

The first week of June 2022.

It is expected to be made available to candidates 10 days prior to the commencement of the exam.

The date is not yet announced.

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized college or university.

The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 25 years as calculated on 01.7.2022. The upper age limit is relaxable for the reserved category candidates.

There are four subjects— General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge, Numerical Aptitude and General English

Objective type questions are asked.


Candidates are selected on the basis of their written test (CBT), physical efficiency test and document verification.