RPF SI 2023 Recruitment Notification, Vacancies, Online Form, Eligibility

RPF SI Exam or Railway Protection Force Sub Inspector exam is organized by the Ministry of Railways. All male and female candidates can take part in the RPF SI recruitment process. The ministry of Railways conducts this exam for the post of Sub Inspector. Selected candidates can be appointed in any of the zones. For now, there is a total no of 21 recruitment boards under different zones. These boards organize many exams which are specific to their areas and zones. A total no. of 6 groups is there for different zones. Candidates taking part in this recruitment process will have to undergo three stages i.e. Computer Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test, and Physical Measurement Test. Those who pass all the stages will be appointed for the position of Railway Protection Force Sub Inspector. Get a detailed view of RPF SI 2023 from the complete post below.

RPF SI 2023 Highlights

Name of the exam Railway Protection Force & Railway Protection Special Force Sub Inspectors Exam
Conducted by Ministry of Railways
Post Sub-inspector
Level of exam National
Mode of application Online
Mode of examination Online
Stages of exam Computer Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test, and Physical Measurement Test
Exam time 1 hour 30 minutes
Number of Post 1120
Frequency of exam Depends on vacancy
Official website www.indianrailways.gov.in

RPF SI 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application process commencement date August to September 2023
Last date for registering September to October 2023
Online exam date October to November 2023
Results announcement To be updated

Eligibility Requirements


  • To appear in RPF SI Exam, candidates need to be of Indian nationality.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates who graduate in any discipline can apply for the RPF SI Exam. The degree must be gained from a recognized institute/ university.
  • Those who have given their final exams of graduation and are awaiting results should not apply for the recruitment exam.

Physical Measurement

Category                  Height (cm)                   Chest (cm)
  Male Female Unexpanded Expanded
General/ OBC/ Male 165 157 80 85
SC/ ST Male 160 152 76.2 81.2
For Gharwalis, Marathas, Gorkhas, other categories specified by Govt. of India. 163 155 80 85

Age Limit

Candidates aged between 20 years to 25 years are eligible to apply for this post. There will be age relaxation for SC/ST candidates of 5 years, 3 years for OBC candidates. Age relaxation for ex-servicemen will be based on their service in the armed forces and category. Widows, separated or divorced women will also get age relaxation.

RPF SI 2023 Application Process

The application mode of RPF SI will be online. It can be found at the official portal www.indianrailways.gov.in. Aspirants can only fill one application structure at a time. In the application form of RPF SI, candidates have to provide their details of education, personal, communicational, parent’s details, etc. They have to upload requisite documents such as photos in recommended measurements in the form. Before making the payment of the application fee, all the details must be thoroughly checked by the applicant. Upon submitting the application, a print of the application form must be taken and kept secure for future uses.

Application Fee:

Category Application fee
General INR 500/-
OBC/ ST/ SC/ EWS INR 250/-
Female candidates INR 250/-

Exam Pattern

The recruitment exam for SI is conducted in three parts-

  1. Computer-Based test
  2. Physical Efficiency test
  3. Physical Measurement test

Computer-Based Test: The syllabus of CBT is divided into 3 parts i.e. General Awareness, Numeric ability or Arithmetic Reasoning Ability. The examination will be conducted for 90 minutes and there will be only one paper. In the paper, candidates can opt for any languages among the mentioned languages below:

  • Hindi
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Konkani
  • Malayalam
  • Kannada
  • Marathi
  • Gujarati
  • Bengali
  • Odia
  • Assamese
  • Manipuri
  • Punjabi

Candidates will need to secure 35% marks to clear the exam whereas SC/ ST category should score 30% marks.

Physical Efficiency Test: Physical Efficiency Test consists of the following tests:

  • High Jump- 3 feet 9 inches for male applicants.
  • High Jump -3 feet for female applicants.
  • Long Jump- for male candidates.
  • Long Jump- for female applicants.
  • Male candidates have to complete a 1600m run under 6 min 30 sec.
  • Female candidates have to complete 800 m run under 4 min.
  • Ex-servicemen applicants shall be exempted from the physical efficiency test. However, they are required to undergo physical measurement tests.

Physical Measurement Test: Only candidates who clear the Physical Efficiency Test will be eligible to undergo for Physical Measurement Test. Chest measurement will be done only for male candidates. Male candidates need to fulfill the minimum height requirement, otherwise, they will be disqualified. It must be clarified that PET and PMT are qualifying tests.

RPF SI 2023 Result

The result for the online test will be published online at the authorized website only. After the result for CBT (computer-based exam) is published online; candidates will be further notified regarding their physical tests and measurement.

Candidates who clear both the Physical Efficiency Test and Physical Measurement Test will further have to undergo a medical exam and document verification process. All the candidates are advised to keep their phones and email ids active as the Ministry will send important details related to exams/ results on the registered number and email id only.

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