The RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) organizes RPF (Railway Police Force) examinations each year in order to select the eligible candidates for the post of Sub- Inspectors and Constables. The notification was released on May 31, 2018, and the application process started from June 01, 2018. A huge number of candidates applied for the RPF exams. There is a total of 9739 vacancies as declared by the RPF 2018.
The selection procedure will involve 4 phases. They are CBT (Computer-Based Test), PET (Physical Efficiency Test), PMT (Physical Measurement Test) and Document Verification test. The Phase- I CBT was conducted from December 19, 2018, to January 19, 2019.
CBT Exam Pattern:
|Number of questions||Total marks|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||35||35|
The CBT exam for RPF was conducted for a period of 90 minutes i.e. 1.30 hours. Each right answer will fetch one mark and each wrong answer will cost 1/3 marks. There will be no deduction in marks for the questions unanswered.
The results for the Computer-based Test were announced on February 05, 2019 on the official website of RRB. The candidates can view the result by following the steps given:
- The candidates should visit the official website of RPF
- Choose the result link and search for SI/ Constable Result
- On the result page, you should provide the following details:
- Roll number
- Date of birth
- Then, you can view your result in the PDF format
- View and save the result
Download the result and take a print copy of it and use it for future reference.
The result for RPF will be prepared based on the performance of the candidates and the marks secured by them in the written exam. In order to clear the CBT in RPF, the candidates must clear the minimum cutoff marks as fixed by the authority. The cutoff marks will depend on the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appeared for the exam, previous year trends etc. the candidates clearing the cutoff will be selected for the next level of the selection process in RPF.
PET (Physical Efficiency Test) is the next process in the RPF selection process. The candidates clearing the CBT will be allowed to appear for this test. The candidates must compulsorily qualify in the PET in order to get selected for the next level of RPF. Here, both male and female candidates will be given certain tasks like running race, long jump, and high jump. The conditions to perform the tasks will be different for both male and female candidates. Also, for Sub- Inspector and Constable Posts the conditions will vary for both the category candidates. The candidates performing properly will be allowed to appear for the next round in RPF.
Document Verification is the final step in the recruitment process of RPF 2018. The candidates who have cleared the PET will be called for the Document Verification process. Here, the candidates must submit certain documents that will be used by the exam conducting authority for reference purpose. Failing to produce the necessary documents by the candidates then it will result in the cancellation of the candidature. The final merit list based on all the selection process will be released on the official website as a merit list.
The name or roll number of the candidates which are mentioned in the merit list of RPF will be declared as shortlisted for the jobs. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining the same marks, then tiebreak will be used to resolve this. Based on the date of birth of both the candidates, the elder one will be given the first preference.
And the candidates whose name is mentioned in the merit list will be called for medical examination. If the selected candidates qualify in the standards set by the RPF, then they will be selected for the respective job. The candidates will be allowed for the training process and after the completion of it, and then the candidates will be recruited.