RPF SI 2021: Application Process, Admit card, Eligibility, Syllabus, Selection Process

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Mar 19, 2021

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The Ministry of Railways conducts Railway Protection Force (RPF) SI to enlist both male and female contenders for the post of Sub Inspector. The Ministry announced opportunities for Sub Inspector posts for both male and female competitors. The Computer Based Test of RPF SI is led on various dates according to gathering in 15 territorial languages. The test contains questions from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge, Numerical Aptitude, General English conveying 200 different decision questions. The directing specialists waitlist multiple times the quantity of opening aspirants class shrewd and call them for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Measurement Test (PMT), and Document Verification (DV).

RPF SI 2021 Highlights of Exam

Exam Name Railway Protection Force ( RPF ) & Railway Protection Special Force Sub Inspectors Exam
Post Name Sub-Inspectors in Level 6 of 7th CPC
Conducting Body  Ministry of Railways 
Exam level  National 
Group A, B, C, D, E & F
Stages of Exam
  • (CBT)
  • (PET) & (PMT)
  • Document Verification
Exam Purpose  Recruitment of SI in RPF and RPSF
Language  Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Manipuri and Konkani
Mode of applying  Online 
Application Fee 500 Rs (Online & Offline) 
Mode of Exam Online 
Mode of Counseling  Online & Offline 
Exam Duration  1 Hour 30 Minutes 
Number of Seats  1120 
Frequency of Conduct  Vacancy Based 

RPF SI Eligibility

RPF SI 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The qualification standards of RPF SI 2020 give insights about age, education capability and nationality. Competitors can check RPF SI qualification below:

Eligibility  Specific Details
Nationality  Candidate must have Indian Citizenship 
Educational qualification  The candidates should have passed their 10+2 or graduated from recognized universities.
Age Limit  The best age to qualify for your RPF SI exam was 25 years. Recently 

RPF SI 2021: Reservation

  • All competitors independent of their class will be considered against UR opening, subject to their satisfying the boundaries set down for UR aspirants.
  • The opening accommodated explicit networks (SC/ST/OBC-NCL), aspirants having a place with that class just will be thought of.
  • For profiting reservations, SC/ST/OBC-NCL competitors ought to give pertinent records and rank endorsement from the equipped specialists.
  • Applicants having a place with SC/ST/OBC-NCL who satisfies the necessary instructive capability can apply against UR opportunities. They should contend with the UR aspirants and won't be qualified for any unwinding including age to such SC/ST/OBC-NCL aspirants applying against UR opening. Such applicants are required to demonstrate their real classification in the RPF SI 2020 application form.

RPF SI 2021 Age Relaxation

Category Relaxation
ST & SC Candidate 5 years
OBC 3 years 
Ex-servicemen applicants who have placed in at least a half years’ service after validation  To the degree of administration rendered in Armed Force
UR-3 years OBC (Non-smooth Layer)- 6 years SC/ST-8 years
Central Govt. workers (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen who have rendered at least 3 years of ordinary and nonstop assistance on the date of retribution UR-5 years
OBC (Non-smooth layer) - 8 years SC/ST-10 years 
Widows, divorced ladies, and ladies judicially isolated from spouse yet remarried UR-2 years
OBC (Non-velvety layer) - 5 years. SC/ST-7 years
RPF SI Important Dates

RPF SI 2020 Important Dates

The assessment authority is yet to report RPF SI dates. When the dates are reported, it will be refreshed in the table given below.

Date Specific Details
August 2020 Online Registration and Fee Payment 
September 2020 Last Date of Fee Payment 
September 2020 Last Date of Registration 
October 2020 RPF Exam Date

RPF SI 2021 Salary

Chosen applicants will be in level 6 of seventh CPC with introductory compensation of Rs 35,400. Moreover, aspirants are given remittances.

RPF SI Application Process

RPF SI 2021 Application Process

  • Mode of Application: Online
  • Service of Railways discharges the online application type of RPF SI at its official site. Aspirants can fill just a single application structure.
  • Competitors who submit more than one application structure are resolved as precluded.
  • In the wake of filling the RPF SI application structure, aspirants need to pay an assessment expense of Rs. 500. Ladies, SC, and ST class applicants required to pay Rs. 250. Competitors can pay assessment charges both on the online and offline.
Category Gender Mode Fee Payment
General  Male Online & Offline  500
SC, ST, OBC  Male Online & Offline 250
General, ST, SC, OBC Female  Online & Offline 250

How to fill RPF SI 2021 application

To apply for the RPF SI 2020 test, competitors needed to follow the step given below.

  • Click on the link
  • Fill information including name, date of birth, parent's name, classification, training board, class 10 move number, versatile number and email ID
  • Subsequent to filling all information, click on 'Submit'
  • On submitting, enrollment number and secret word was created alongside OTP which are sent to registered contact number and email ID
  • Login to outfit data, for example, instructive capability, sex, religion, and so on.
  • Subsequent to giving imperative subtleties, applicants needed to make fee payment.
  • Having effectively made payment of a charge, aspirants need to fill 'Section 3' of the application form.
  • Section 3 comprises of detail of education, the decision of the group, inclination of zone/RPSF, the decision of test language
  • Competitors currently need to transfer filtered duplicates of photo in recommended measurements
  • Subsequent to transferring pictures, applicants needed to sign the statement
  • Subsequent to marking the statement, applicants can check filled application structure
  • Subsequent to affirming, applicants can print a duplicate of the application for future reference
RPF SI Admit Card

RPF SI 2021 Admit Card

Service of Railway announces group-wise RPF SI 2020 admit card for all phases of the test. Competitors need to enter a registered number and date of birth to sign in and check the move number and different information. Competitors can check their roll number, exam centers, exam date, and timing with guidelines in the call letter. Applicants need to qualify each previous test stage to be given a concession card for the ensuing phases of the test. The connection to download RPF SI concedes card can be browsed from the aspirant enrolled email ID and versatile number. Competitors need to convey one photograph personality evidence and one shaded photo alongside the concede card to be permitted to step through the exam.

Steps to download Admit card

  • Click on the link
  • Enter accreditations, for example, enrollment number and password
  • Download and print a duplicate of admit card
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  • Document Required at Exam center
  • Voter card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Visa
  • The government provided Identity card for representatives
  • School/school/college picture ID card
RPF SI Syllabus

RPF SI 2021 Syllabus

  1. General Awareness
  2. Arithmetic
  3. General Intelligence & reasoning

RPF SI General Awareness Syllabus

  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science, etc.
  • Arithmetic

RPF SI Arithmetic section

  • Number systems
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • 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, etc.

RPF SI General Intelligence & reasoning Syllabus

  • 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
RPF SI Result

RPF SI 2021 Result

RPF SI 2020 announcement is proclaimed exclusively after the completion of each phase of the test. The outcome is declared in four phases - CBT, PET/PMT, DV and conclusive outcome. RPF SI result is accessible online as a pdf record. Up-and-comers can check their outcome by utilizing 'Ctrl + F' and afterward entering their move number. On the off chance that their move number is available in the list of results, they have qualified the test stage and are qualified to show up for the following phase of the choice procedure. Legitimacy lists are additionally arranged based on the applicant’s execution in the test. Because of the legitimacy list, competitors are shortlisted for PET/PMT. Competitors must qualify PET/PMT to be called for Document Verification. After Document Verification, the conclusive outcomes are announced depending on which aspirants are enlisted for the posts they have applied.

Steps to check RPF SI 2021 Result

  • Click on the link
  • The result will be shown as a pdf document
  • Press 'Ctrl+F' and afterward enter move number
  • On the off chance that registration number is given in the list, aspirants have qualified the test stage
RPF SI Cutoff

RPF SI 2021 Cutoff

RPF SI 2020 cutoff is dictated by the Ministry of Railways independently for all phases of the test. In view of the cutoff, applicants are chosen for the ensuing test stage. The cutoff is the base imprints required to qualify the test to arrange and be shortlisted for the following phase of the choice procedure. The Ministry of Railways discharges the passing cutoff signs of CBT. To qualify the CBT stage, general and OBC classification competitors need to make sure about at least 35% while SC and ST up-and-comers need to acquire 30%. Competitors tying down equivalent to or more than the cutoff of RPF SI CBT test stage are shortlisted to show up in PET/PMT. The Ministry discharges the cutoff based on districts, posts and classes.

Category Minimum Marks
Common Rank List (CRL) General Candidate 42
SC 36
ST 36

RPF SI 2021 Selection Process

Service of Railways conducts RPF SI 2020 to select aspirants as Sub Inspector for Railway Protection Force. Competitors are chosen for the posts of Sub Inspector based on three test stages – CBT, PET/PMT and Document Verification. Applicants qualifying each phase of the test are chosen for the following phase of the determination process. After the direct of Document Verification, a conclusive outcome is declared. In light of the conclusive outcome, qualified competitors are named for the post of Sub Inspector in different branches accessible under the Ministry of Railways.

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  • Records Required at Counseling
  • Class 10 declaration
  • Graduation declaration
  • Cast certificate (appropriate for SC/ST/OBC aspirants)
  • Release declaration for ex-servicemen
  • No objection certificate for current government workers
  • Certificate of domicile (if appropriate)

RPF SI 2021 Answer Key

Service of Railways reports the online answer key of RPF SI 2020. To profit the appropriate response key, competitors need to login to the window utilizing registration number and password. With the help of the answer key, aspirants can check the right answer to all questions asked in the test. Based on the RPF SI 2020 answer key applicants can ascertain their likely score in the test. If there should be an occurrence of disparities, aspirants can also bring up criticisms regarding the appropriate responses given in the appropriate answer key inside the dates endorsed by the ministry.

How can we apply for RPF SI recruitment 2020?

RPF SI 2020 application form will be accessible online on the official site. The application payment can be paid both on the online and offline. The means to fill the RPF SI 2020 application structure are given below:

  • Visit the official site
  • Read the instructions and press 'confirm' button
  • Enter name, date of birth and father's name, mother's name, Aadhaar Number(optional), State/UT, classification, training board, class 10 move number, year of passing class 10, versatile number and email ID
  • Post accommodation, enrollment number and password word will be created
  • The online application structure involves, filling instructive capability, sex, religion, ESM, and minority, economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility classification as material and different information.
  • On application for application information, applicants need to pay the charges
  • Applicants need to pick Zone/RPSF
  • Pick the test language of CBT
  • Upload the colored photo
  • Agree to the terms and conditions
  • Submit the application form

RPF SI 2021 enrollment opening

The opportunities are announced according to the gatherings of zonal railroads and RPSF. Competitors can apply against RPF SI 2020 opening of either a gathering of zonal railroad or RPSF. Inside a gathering of zonal railroads, they are required to give their inclination for singular zones. Aspirants will be considered against the opportunities of that bunch just and assigned a zonal railroad dependent on legitimacy and inclination. Applicants chosen for the post are subject to serve anyplace in the nation.

RPF SI 2020 recruitment pay and training

Chosen competitors will be offered a payment of Rs 35,400 just as different stipends. They should experience preparing in any of RPF/RPSF preparing focuses. The last allocation of the force will be done after passing the last assessment.

RPF SI Exam pattern

RPF SI 2021 Exam pattern

The CBT of RPF SI 2020 will be led across the nation in 15 dialects. The test will contain 120 target type questions from General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and thinking. The length of the test is an hour and a half. For the right answer, aspirants will score one mark while 1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answer. Aspirants are required to get 35% and SC and ST aspirants are required to acquire 30%. The PET and PMT include running, long hop and high bounce, directed independently for male and female competitors. This test is qualifying in nature.

RPF SI 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Electronic devices like cell phones, Bluetooth, pen drive, PCs, calculators, and wristwatches or some other specialized gadgets are not permitted inside the test community
  • Competitors are not permitted to convey pen/pencils inside the test community
  • Applicants need to convey an RPF SI 2020 admit card to the test place. Without concede card, aspirants won't be permitted to show up in the test
  • Convey photograph personality evidence alongside the admit card
  • Applicants should arrive at the test community early
  • No aspirants will be permitted to enter the test exam hall once the exam begins
  • Competitors must carry one colored photo alongside the admit card.

The exam is a great opportunity to get into the public sector of India. The exam is easy enough which makes it such a popular option among aspirants. We hope you can give your best and wish you the best of luck!

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


gouri kumari
What is the standard of questions?
kavita rani

Hi Gouri. Since the candidates are supposed to pass their 10+2 or graduated from recognized universities, so the standard of questions asked is of the graduation level.

kashish tomar
Is there any negative marking in the exam? How much mark candidates are supposed to get?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. For every correct answer, candidates will get one mark while 1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answer. Aspirants are supposed to get 35% marks while candidates belonging to SC/ category are required to acquire 30%

tanishka shah
What are the different sections of the exam?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. The exam comprises three sections: General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & Reasoning.

In how many languages the exam will be conducted?
kavita rani

RPF SI is an online exam which is conducted on various dates according to gathering in 15 territorial languages. This exam is conducted in Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri and Punjabi.

sadim ansari
What is the mode of the RPF SI exam, whether it is taken online or offline?
kavita rani

This exam is taken in an online mode. Service of Railways made the online application available at the official site. Aspirants can fill just a single application structure.