RPF Sub Inspector (SI) Exam 2020 Schedule, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card and Result


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 exam 2020 is close at hand and it is the right time for candidates to gather information about its important dates, how to fill the application form, how to get admit card etc. This article will prove very useful to them.

RPF Sub Inspector Exam Latest Update - The online application process for the RPF SI 2020 exam will begin in the first week of June 2020. The exam will be conducted from December to February 2020.

RPF Sub Inspector (SI) Exam 2020 - 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

RPF SI Exam 2020 Important Dates

The important dates (tentative) for RPF SI 2020 are mentioned below in a tabular form. Candidates should see them with undivided attention.



Commencement of online application form

First week of June 2020

Last date for submission of online application form

Last week of June 2020

Issuance of Admit Card

10 days prior to the commencement of the written exam

Written test

December 2020 - January 2021 (detailed schedule mentioned-below)

Declaration of result

March 2021

CBT Examination Schedule – SI Recruitment



Exam Commences

Exam Ends

Phase 1

E + F

Third week of December 2020

Third week of December 2020

Phase 2

A + B

First week of January 2021

First week of January 2021

Phase 3

C + D

Yet to be announced

Yet to be announced

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RPF SI Exam 2020 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) 2020

Candidates, who qualify for the written test, will be called for 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 2020 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

Note: The ages of candidates will be calculated according to 01.7.2020.

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 2020 Application Process

The online registration process for the RPF SI exam will begin in the first week of June 2020 and will continue until the last week of June 2020. Candidates will be able to apply for 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 structure 2020

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/-

Other Details

RPF SI Admit Card 2020 Download

The RPF SI Admit Card 2020 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 2020 call letter’.
  • Enter your registration number and password.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • RPF SI Admit Card will be generated.
  • Take a print out of it.

RPF SI Document Verification 2020

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 10th/matriculation certificate as proof of age, graduation certificate as proof of educational qualification, caste certificate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates), discharge certificate for ex-serviceman and two copies of the self-attested colour photograph.

RPF SI Result Declaration 2020

The RPF SI result will be declared in March 2021. 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 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Candidates interested in working with the Railway Protection Force must appear for the RPF SI 2020 exam. Here are important questions related to the exam.

Q: What is the commencement date for the online application form of RPF SI Exam 2020?

A: First week of June 2020.

Q: When will the RPF SI admit cards be issued to candidates?

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

Q: When will the RPF SI written exam be held?

A: The RPF SI 2020 exam will be held in December 2020.

Q: What is the minimum qualification required for this exam?

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

Q: What is the maximum and minimum age limits for RPF SI Exam 2020?

A: The minimum age limit is 20 years and maximum age limit is 25 years as calculated on 01.7.2020. The upper age limit is relaxable for the reserved category candidates.

Q: Which subjects are covered in the written exam?

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

Q: Which type of questions are asked in the exam?

A: Objective type questions are asked.

Q: Is there negative marking in the exam?

A: Yes, there is negative marking. 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Q: How candidates are selected for this exam?

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


RPF SI 2020 exam notification is scheduled to be released in June 2020. Interested candidates must check out the frequently asked questions for more updates on the exam.