The notification which students have been waiting for the last few days is finally out. Indian railways has announced 9,739 vacancies for the post of RPF constable/ RSPF Sub Inspector ( SI).

This must be a wonderful day for all those who want a job in the Indian railways and particularly in the protection force. The interesting thing in the notification is that 50% percent of the vacancies have been reserved for the female candidates.

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As per the official notification on the website ( ) , candidates can start applying for this post from June 1, 2018 and they can do it before June 30, 2018.

This has been for the first time on Employment news website.

The official PDF of the notification can be downloaded here for complete details.. Please check the page number 8- 13 as well as page number 18 - 23. us also evaluate some of the most important information like Important dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern , Salary and others.


Starting date of Online application for RPF/RPSF Recruitment 2018 - 01 June 2018Closing Date to apply online for the RPSF Constable/SI Recruitment - 30 June 2018Expected exam date of RPF/RPSF - September 2018 / October 2018


As we have mentioned the total number of vacancies are around 9739 and out of them 50% are reserved for women.

  • Number of vacancies for men for the post of constable : 4408
  • Number of vacancies for women for the post of constable: 4216
  • Number of vacancies for men for the post of Sub Inspector ( SI ): 819
  • Number of vacancies for women for the post of Sub Inspector ( SI ): 301

    They must be citizen of India

    Educational Qualification and age

    Category EducationalQualification Age Minimum Maximum Constable SSLC/Matric from arecognised board 18 25 Sub Inspector Graduate from arecognised university 20 25 Upper Age Limit

    The upper age limit according to the category wise is as follows:

    Category Upper Age Limit General 02.07.1993 OBC(Non Creamy Layer ) 02.07.1990 SC/ST 02.07.1988 PwD 02.07.1983 The age relaxation under the RPF Vacancy 2018 is as follows: S. No Category Years 1 OBC(Non-Creamy Layer ) 3 2 SC/ST 5 3 PwD 10

    Selection Process:

    There are four stages the candidates goes through in the examination:

  • Phase 1: Written Test
  • Phase 2: PET
  • Phase 3: PST
  • Phase 4: Medical Examination
  • The people who clear the computer based written examination will be selected for this round. According to the notification, the condition to clear this round is as follows. Category 1600 meters 800 meters Long jump High jump Sub Inspector ( Male ) 6 minutes30 seconds - 12 feet 3 feet9 inches Sub Inspector ( Female ) - 4 minutes 9 feet 3 feet Constable ( Male ) 5 minutes45 seconds - 14 feet 4 feet Constable ( Female ) - 3 minutes40 seconds 9 feet 3 feet Document Verification and Medical Examination:

    Those who clear the PMT and PET round needs to verify the documents and then the candidate needs to clear the medical round at a railway hospital

    Training:All the candidates who clear the above three rounds will be sent to training in one of the RPF/RPSF training centre which will be decided as per the railway administration

    Salary Structure:The candidates get a stipend of Rs 21,700 + other allowances for a constable and Rs 35,400 + other allowances for a Sub Inspector

    The candidates also need to clear the final examination at the end of the training to get the final job offer.

    RPF Constable/SI Salary structure:Constable: After the final admit the pay scale will be in the range of Rs.21,700 along with other allowances ( As per the Level 3 of the 7th Central Pay Commission )Sub Inspector: The initial pay for a sub inspector will be Rs.35,400 along with other allowances ( As per level 6 of the 7th Central Pay Commission )

    How to apply for RPF / RPSF Recruitment:The students can fill the application form only through online mode. As mentioned after the 1 st June 2018, the direct link to apply for the post of Sub Inspector / Constable becomes active.

    The fee for the online application is 500/- for the General and OBC candidates

    For SC/ST/Female /Minorities/EBC it is around 250/-.

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