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Sample Test Paper-1

  • 99 Questions
  • 100 Marks

RRB or Railway Recruitment Board is a government organisation that conductsexams for numerous posts throughout the country on behalf of the Indian Railway for desiring applicants. The following information is regarding the Railway Protection Force posts. The Railway Recruitment Board releases the notification for the employment of applicants under numerous posts of RPF. There are various posts under RPF such as the SI, constable, constable (ancillary).

RRB - Railway Protection Force (RPF) Conducting Body: 

Railway Protection Force (RPF) works under the Ministry of Railways. It is a special protection force formed to protect the railway passengers and the railway property. Railway Recruitment Board originally was recognized as the 'Railway Service Commission' but in January 1985 it was renamed as Railway Recruitment Board.

RRB - Railway Protection Force (RPF) Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

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Online

http://rrbcdg.gov.in/

Application Date

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Admit Card

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Exam Date

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Result Date

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RRB - Railway Protection Force (RPF) Selection Procedure:

RPF Exam is held in 4 phases:

  • Phase 1: CBT

  • Phase 2: PET

  • Phase 3: PMT

  • Phase 4: Document Verification

RRB - Railway Protection Force (RPF) Exam Pattern:

CBT

Sections

No of MCQ

Marks

Duration

General Awareness

50

50

 

 

90 min

Arithmetic

35

35

General Intelligence & Reasoning

35

35

Total

120

120


Negative Marking: 1/3rd of the total mark gets deducted on wrong answer.

PET (Physical Efficiency Test)

For the Post of Constable

Category

1600 meters run

800 meters run

Long Jump

High Jump

Constable Male

5 min 45 sec

 

14 feet

4 feet

Constable Female

 

3 min 40 sec

9 feet

3 feet


For the post of Sub-Inspector

Category

1600 m 

800 m 

800 m 

High Jump

Constable Female

 

4 min

9 ft.

3 ft.

Constable Male

6 min 30 sec

 

12 ft

3 ft 9 inch


Physical Measurement:

Category

Height (in CMs)

Chest ( in CMs) ( Only for Male)

Male

Female

Unexpanded

Expanded

UR/OBC

165

157

80

85

SC/ST

160

152

76.2

81.2

For Gorkhas, Marathas, Garhwalis, Dogras,  Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt.

 

 

163

 

 

155

 

 

80

 

 

85

 

RRB - Railway Protection Force (RPF) Eligibility Criteria:

Overall, your eligibility for RPF recruitment depends on 3 parameters - your Age, Educational qualification & Physical Measurement.Let’s see both these criteria individually:

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years

  • Maximum Age: 25 years

Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST: 5 years

  • OBC: 3 years

  • PWD: 10 years

Educational Qualification:

  • You should have an SSLC/Matriculation (10th class) degree from a recognized board.

Physical Measurement:

Category

Heights (in cms)

Chest (in cms) (Only Male)

Male

Female

Unexpanded

Expanded

UR/OBC

165

157

80

85

SC/ST

160

152

76.2

81.2

For Marathas, Garhwalis, Dogras, Kumaonese, Gorkhas

and other Categories specified by Govt.

163

155

80

85

 

RRB - Railway Protection Force (RPF) Syllabus:

The syllabus of the RPF Ancillary Stage 1 CBT is as given below:

1. General Awareness (20 Marks)

Through this segment applicant’s general awareness and understanding of current issues will be tested. The question is asked from:

  • Indian History

  • Art & Culture

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • General Polity

  • Indian Constitution

  • Sports

  • General Science, etc

2. Arithmetic (20 Marks)

Basics question from the following subjects will be asked:

  • 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

  • Graphs

  • Mensuration

  • Time and Distance

  • Ratio and Proportion, etc.

3. General Intelligence & Reasoning (20 Marks)

The questions will be from follows topics:

  • 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, etc.

RRB - Railway Protection Force (RPF) FAQs:

Ques 1. In which language will RPF Exam be held?

Ans: The RPF Exam will be held in two languages - English and Hindi.

Ques 2. What is the approximate salary of an RPF in Indian Railways?

Ans: RPF Stands for Railway Protection Force, The salary of an RPF Constable around Rs. 26,000 to Rs. 32000 per Month. Salary may depend on the area of job postings and job postings depend on the population.

Ques 3. What is the selection process of RPF exam in Indian Railways?

Ans: The RPF selection is based on 3 stages, here is the selection process for Constable posts.

  1. Computer Based Test – Phase I

  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test – Phase – II

  3. Document Verification Phase III

Ques 4. Is there any department exam for the RPF SI from a constable?

Ans: There is no departmental exam to become SI from the constable post, but after 10 years of service constable is entitled to give a departmental exam to become ASI.

Ques 5. What is the RPF age limit?

Ans: The Age Limit of RPF Constable is 18 to 25 year and the Sub-inspector age limit is 20 to 25 years.

In the upper age limit relaxation for reserved category

  • SC/ST - 5 year

  • OBC - 3 year

  • Applicants who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (Unreserved) general - 5 years, OBC- 8 years, SC/ST-10 year.

Ques 6. How can I prepare for RPF Constable exam and physical?

Ans: Start the preparation by solving the previous year's papers. Make short notes which will help you to revise during the last week of the exam. Ones you clear the written test, prepare for your physical specifically running in which you need good stamina. Build your chest as per the physical standards. 

Ques 7. What is the educational qualification for joining RPF?

Ans. The educational qualification differs for all the branches that are given above.

Ques 8. Which documents are required for Online Application?

Ans: Submit all educational, caste, domicile related documents at the time of documents verification.

Ques 9. Are girls eligible for joining RPF posts?

Ans. Yes, girls are eligible for joining RPF posts. Vacancies are released for both male and female applicants by CIL.

Ques 10. How do I prepare for the RPF exam?

Ans. You need to prepare well as per the given above prescribed detail syllabus: Reasoning, Mathematical Aptitude, English, and General Awareness.

Conclusion: Applicants willing to make their careers in the RPF have a good chance through this exam. This exam presents such a nice opportunity for eligible and desiring applicants who want to join the Railway Department. Aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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