RPF Syllabus 2021

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RPF Syllabus

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is known as a special force in the country which comes into play for the protection of various railway passengers. It is one of the prominent names in the list of RRB Exams. Every year the recruitment exam is conducted to select the potential candidates who can do this job at the best. The RPF Exam 2021 is bifurcated into 3 phases namely, the Computer Based Test (CBT),  Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) and Physical  Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification. If you aspire to qualify this exam, here is a blog to help you with a detailed look on the RPF Syllabus.

Dates & Deadlines For RPF Exam 2021

Events  RPF Constable Exam RPF SI
Notification Releases To be updated soon To be updated soon
Online Registration Begins To be updated soon To be updated soon
Last Date of Registration To be updated soon To be updated soon
Last of Fee Payment To be updated soon To be updated soon
Date of CBT To be updated soon To be updated soon
Result of CBT To be updated soon To be updated soon
Final Result  To be updated soon To be updated soon

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What is RPF Exam?

Only the candidates who qualify for the aforementioned three stages will be selected for RPF services. CBT is an online examination that aims to gauge the skills of aspirants regarding the topics like General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning. The exam will offer a total of 120 questions which the candidates have to solve in a duration of 90 minutes.

RPF SI and Constable Syllabus

To successfully crack a competitive exam, it is mandatory to carefully study the RPF syllabus and exam pattern. Lets us have a detailed look at the section-wise syllabus.

General Intelligence 

  • Spatial Visualization
  • Analogies 
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Arithmetical Reasoning 
  • Verbal and Figure Classification
  • Relationship Concepts 
  • Syllogistic Reasoning 
  • Decision Making 
  • Statement Conclusion 
  • Judgement 
  • Coding-Decoding question 
  • Visual Memory 
  • Spatial Orientation 
  • Similarities & Differences 
  • Problem Solving Analysis 
  • Discriminating Observation, etc 

General Knowledge 

  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution 
  • Sports
  • Art and Culture 
  • Geography 
  • Current Events and Affairs 
  • Environment and its Application to Society 
  • Current Events/ Affairs 
  • Economics
  • General Science, etc


  • Whole Number 
  • Time and Distance 
  • Profit and Loss 
  • Discounts 
  • Use of Table and Graphs
  • Mensuration 
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage 
  • Relationship between numbers
  • Average 
  • Fundamental Arithmetic Operations 
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Whole Numbers 
  • Interests, etc

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RPF SI and Constable Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for SI and Constable positions follow the same process.

Subject Number of Questions Marks Allotted Total Duration
General Awareness 50 50 1 hour 30 mins
Reasoning 35 35
Arithmetic 35 35

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RPF Books

In order to get great results in an exam, you need to have support from the best mentors, but even more than that, you need good books that can help you succeed. Here are the books for RPF exam that can help you ace the exam:

RPF Constable Books

  1. R Gupta’s RPF and RPSF Constable Recruitment Exam
  2. Lucent’s General Knowledge for 2021
  3. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  4. MK Pandey Analytical Reading

RPF SI Books

  1. RPF and RPSF Sub-Inspector Recruitment Exam by Arihant
  2. General Studies by Disha
  3. Objective Arithmetic by RS Aggarwal
  4. Multi-dimensional Reasoning by Dr. Lal and Mishra & Kumar

RPF SI and Constable Physical Standards

Once you have taken the exam, you need to pass the physical standards for RPF SI and Constable Exam. Under this, only those who have passed the written exam qualify for the physical standards exam.

Here are the physical standards for RPF SI and Constable jobs:

Category Male Height Female Height Expanded Chest Unexpanded Chest
UR/ OBC 165 cm 157 cm 80 cm 85 cm
SC/ST 160 cm 152 cm 76.2 cm 81.2 cm
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other categories 163 cm 155 cm 80 cm 85 cm

Other Physical Standard Details

For all the RPF 2021 aspirants here are some rules and regulations for this portion of RPF Syllabus:

  • Only 1 chance will be given for 1600/800 meters race whereas for high jump and long jump 2 chances will be given to both the candidates
  • Ex-Serviceman applying through this exam will be exempted from PET. However, they will have to clear PMT
  • Once the candidates qualify the 1600/800 meters race, they will have to undergo physical measurements 
  • Chest measurements will be taken only for male candidates and if they fail to clear the unexpanded chest limit they will not be promoted to expanded chest measurement round
  • The candidates who do not possess the minimum height will be disqualified

Also Read: SSC MTS Exam

Document Verification

It is the most crucial rounds of all. Once you successfully knock down the first two Phases, Phase 3 i.e., verification of your documents is the final deciding round of whether you qualify for this recruitment process or not.  Have a look at what are the main requirements of this stage:

  • If two or more candidates tend to obtain the same marks, then the deciding parameter would be age, the elder person would be given seniority 
  • The Railway Administration will ultimately carry out the medical test for the selected candidates. Qualifying which is compulsory to be posted as an RPF employee
  • If the aspirants fail to be present for the document verification, their candidature will be nullified irrespective of the performance in phase 1 and 2

These were the RPF syllabus 2021 essentials. If you want to get your career started on the right track amid the outbreak of coronavirus, reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu through e-meetings!

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