RPF Syllabus 2018

For the posting of constable the question will be from SSLC portions whereas, for Sub Inspector, it will be from graduate portions. But syllabus is same for both the postings.

Subject Topics
General awareness Questions based on environment, current affairs, certain life experience that an educated can answer. Question relating to History of India, Indian constitution, Arts and culture, Geography, Economics, Language, Politics, Sports, general science, etc.
Arithmetic Number system, decimals and fractions, whole numbers, the relationship between number, ratios & proportion, arithmetic operations, profit and loss, interest, averages, mensuration, tables and graph, time and distance, etc
General Intelligence and reasoning Analogies, syllogistic reasoning, similarities and difference, statement and conclusion, spatial visualization, coding and decoding, spatial orientation, arithmetic numerical series and non-verbal series, analysis of problem-solving, classification of verbal and figure, judgment, decision making, concepts on family relationships, memory visualisation, differentiating observations, etc.

After successful completion of Computer Based Test, the next stage is a Physical test where body fitness plays a vital role. The candidate must clear PET to get qualified for the next level. In case of PET, running, long jump and high jump is considered as qualifying test. For running only one chance is given whereas for jumping 2 chances are given.

Cadre Constable Sub-inspector
Male Female Male Female
800m run   3min 40 secs   4min
1600m run 5min 45 sec   6min 30 sec  
Long jump 14ft 4ft 12ft 3ft 9 inch
High jump 9ft 3ft 9ft 3ft

Reference books

Books show us another world. So one must take a great care in selecting the books. For each and every topic there are plenty of books available in the market. One must be choosy in selecting them in order to have planned preparation. Here are the few picked ones. There are even many websites for taking up a mock test and to get online study material. It is a good habit to practice using books instead of veiling away the time by using digital media for preparation.

  • General awareness:

General Knowledge 2018 by Arihant, LakshmiKanth’s Indian Polity, Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy, NCERT from standard 9 to 12, Manorama yearbook 2018, Lucent’s General knowledge, General knowledge encyclopaedia by Alok Gupta, 2010, Daily newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express etc.

  • Arithmetic:

          Quantitative Aptitude by R S Agarwal, Fast track objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma, Practice book on Quicker Mathematics by M Tyra and K Kundan, RPF/RPSF constable exam books by V.V.K. Subburaj.

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning :

           Analytical reasoning by M.K.Pandey, a modern approach to Verbal and nonverbal reasoning by R.S Agarwal, Test of reasoning by Edgar Thorpe, Fast track objective arithmetic by Rajesh Verma, Objective general English by S.P Bakshi, objective General English by R.S Agarwal.

Books recommended for practicing questions:

Apart from section wise books, there are books available solely for the preparation of RPF exam like R.Gupta’s popular master guide for RPF/RPSF, Arihant Study guide for RPF/RPSF, Kiran’s railway RPF/RPSF Constable & SI Practice workbook, RPF/RPSF popular guide by Wakil Kumar Yadav