RPF Sub Inspector Syllabus 2021: Latest Railway RPF Syllabus – Check Here

RPF Sub Inspector Syllabus 2021: Railway Protection Force (RPF) will soon release the recruitment notification for RPF/RPSF Sub-Inspector Posts. RPF has released the Syllabus for Railway Protection Force of Sub-Inspector Posts. In this article, we will provide you the Exam Pattern and the syllabus of the RPF Sub-Inspector Posts.

This year, Railway Protection Force (RPF) will invite over 9000 vacancies (expetcted) for both RPF/RPSF Sub-Inspector and Constable Posts. The Advertisement will be released in the month of May 2021 on the Employment News. Candidates can get all the details here about the RPF Sub Inspector Posts.


RPF SI Exam Pattern 2021

RPF Exam Pattern is a very important element in the recruitment or selection process. This can be very useful for the candidates who will be appearing the Written Examination. The Exam Pattern comprises of the Question pattern, syllabus. Marking scheme of the Examination. Thus, the candidates are advised to check for the Exam Pattern before starting their preparation.

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  • The Exam will be a Computer Based Test, that means the Exam will be conducted online.
  • Candidates can choose language options for the Computer Based Test. Languages available are: Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Manipuri, and Punjabi.
  • The Standard of the Examination is Graduation Level.
  • There will be four sections- General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Numerical Aptitude.
  • The General Awareness section carries 50 marks and the Arithmetic and General Intelligence and Reasoning carries 35 marks.
  • Total marks of the Examination is 120 marks with a total time duration of 90 minutes.
  • For each correct answer candidate will be rewarded with one mark and for every wrong answer 1/3 rd marks will be deducted.
  • Qualifying marks for the General Candidates is 35% and the qualifying marks for Reserved candidate is 30%.

RPF Exam Syllabus 2021 ( RPF Sub Inspector Syllabus)

General Intelligence and Reasoning: The syllabus of the General Intelligence and Reasoning are:

Coding and Decoding, Number Series, Embedded Figures, Analogy, Alphabet Series, Directions, Non-Verbal Series, Number Ranking, Blood Relations, Decision making, cubes and dice, Arithmetical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Clocks and Calenders.

General Knowledge Syllabus 2021: Famous Books and authors, sports, Scientific Research, Inventions in the World, Indian Parliament, General Awareness of Environment and application to society, Basic Computer, Constitution, Geography, Chemistry, National/International Organizations/ Institutions, Basic GK, Everyday Science, Zoology, Polity, Botany, Famous Days and Dates, Economics, Art and Culture, History, Culture, Traditions and Festivals, Questions related to History, Current Events, Physics,

Numerical Aptitude: Computation of Whole Numbers, Discount, Operations Research and Linear Programming, Differential Geometry, Computation of Whole Numbers, Statistics, Algebra, Statics, Fractions, Time and Distance, Number Systems, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Essential Mathematics, Differential Equations, Ratio and Proportions, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Percentages, The relationship between numbers, real analysis, interest, analytical geometry, dynamics, mensuration, averages, decimals, calculus and use of tables and graphs.

Based on the merit, candidates who qualify the Computer Based Test, will have to undergo a Physical Efficiency Test and PMT to an extent of 10 times the category wise total vacancy in Group of Zonal Railways/ RPSF Notified. Qualifying the PET is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks will be awarded.

Physical Efficiency criteria is:

Category1600 meters run800 meters runLong JumpHigh Jump
Sub Inspector (Exe) Male 

6 min 30 secs



12 Feet


3 Ft 9 Inch

Sub-Inspector (Exe) Female 


4 min


9 Feet


3 Feet


  • For 1600/800 meters only one chance is given and for other events 2 chances are given.
  • Ex-Servicemen are exempted from PET, but they have to undergo PMT.
  • Candidates who qualify the PET, will be considered in terms of height and chest. The chest measurement is taken of male candidates only.
  • The PET/PMT is Qualifying in nature. No marks are awarded for that.

Document Verification

After qualifying the PET/PMT, selected candidates will be called for Document Verification.

  • The Document Verification will be done on the basis of the performance of the candidates.
  • If two or more candidate secure the same marks, then their merit position will be determined by the age-criteria.
  • Candidate who do not appear the Document Verification will not be considered for the Final Selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.

Documents Required at the Time of Document Verification

Candidates who have qualified the PET/PMT have to submit the following documents both in original and self-attested at the time of document verification:

  1. 10th/Matriculation Certificate as proof of age
  2. 10th/ Matriculation Certificate as the proof of educational qualification.
  3. Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC) in prescribed format for the employment under Central Government.
  4. Discharge Certificate for Ex-Servicemen.
  5. Two Copies of Self-Attested Color Photograph.
  6. No Objection Certificate from the present employer in case of serving Government Employees.
  7. Domicile Certificate wherever applicable.

All the certificates must be in English or Hindi only.

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Thus, this is the Exam Pattern and the Syllabus of RPF Sub-Inspector Posts. You can find latest amd more updates regarding RPF syllabus on official website indianrailways.gov.in.

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