RPF Constable Exam Languages List

Written Examination:
(a) The Written Examination will consist of 120 multiple-choice objective type questions of one mark each and shall be of 90 minutes duration. The questions paper will be of matriculation standard with 120 as maximum marks. The question paper will consist of 35 questions on General Intelligence & Reasoning, 35 questions on Arithmetic and50 questions on General Awareness. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 1(one) mark and 1 (one) mark will be deducted for 4 (four) incorrect answers. No mark shall be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted
(b) Candidates must bring the Call Letter at the time of written test. Call letter will be sent by post. No one will be allowed to appear in the written examination without a call letter.
(c) Question Paper will be set in the languages shown in the third column of the table given below. The corresponding Nodal Chief Security Commissioner to whom the application should be sent is also shown in the table. Applicants who wish to have the question paper in a particular language may indicate so in the Application Form. Language, once chosen cannot be changed under any circumstance.
Nodal Chief Security Commissioner
North Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur, UP
Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati.
Eastern Railway, Kolkata.
Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Manipuri, Bengali, Oriya.
East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar
Hindi, English, Urdu, Oriya,Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati
Southern Railway, Chennai.
Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil,Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada,Konkani, Marath

(d)The call letter will contain the date, place, venue and time of the examination and other instructions, if any on this subject.
(e) A candidate must obtain at least 35% Marks (30% in the case of SC and ST candidates)in the Written Examination for being considered for other Test/Tests

B. Physical efficiency test (pet) and physical measurement:
a) PET will consist of three events namely, 1600mts/800mts run, High Jump and Long Jump .A candidate has to qualify in all the three events as shown in the table given below. No marks shall be awarded to any of the events. The minimum qualifying standard for each event is as specified under:
Event Male
Number of chances
1600 meters
5 min 45 sec
Not applicable
800 meters
Not applicable
3 min 40 sec
High Jump
3 feet 9 inches
3 feet
Long Jump
14 feet
9 feet

Only those applicants who qualify in the Written Examination shall be called for PE Tand Physical Measurement. The manner in which the candidates are to be called and the number of candidates to be called for PET and Physical Measurement will be decided in such a way that candidates, to the extent of three times the number of notified vacancies in each category, are selected purely on the basis of merit to appear for viva-voce and documents verification.

b) For the sake of convenience, 1600meters/800 meters run will be held first. Applicants qualifying in this event will take part in the remaining events of PET. Height and chest of those who qualify in the PET will be measured next. Applicants, who fail in any of the events of the PET or in physical measurement, either of height or chest, will be declared ‘fail’ and shall be escorted out of the venue after putting an indelible in k mark on the index finger of the left hand. Their call letters will not be returned

c) PET will be held at a place and on a date decided by the respective Nodal Chief Security Commissioner. The applicants will be informed of the same in advance
d) There will be no PET for Ex-Servicemen.
e) The call letter for PET will give further instructions, if any, on this subject.

(a)Candidates who qualify in the PET and Physical Measurement will be called for a Viva-Voce Test and Documents Verification. However, the number of candidates4called for Viva-Voce and Documents Verification shall not exceed three times the number of notified vacancies in each category. The candidates must produce all original documents in support of their educational qualification, age, SC/ST/OBC status, where applicable (on the format prescribed in the advertisement), domicile and any other extracurricular activities including NCC at the time of Viva-Voce and documents verification. Request for production of the original documents on a later day will not be entertained under any circumstance. Failure to produce the document may lead to disqualification of the candidate.
(b) The purpose of the Viva-Voce Test is to determine the general intelligence, awareness, alertness and soldierly traits and to assess the overall suitability of the applicant for employment in the Railway Protection Force. Personal appearance in the Viva-Voce Test is compulsory. Those who fail to do so will not be considered in the final selection irrespective of their performance in the Written Examination.
(c) Maximum mark for the Viva-Voce Test is 5.
(d) Bonus marks (Maximum5):

i) NCC:-B Certificate of NCC–01 mark C Certificate of NCC–02 mark Maximum mark for NCC certificates is 02.Benefit is available only on production of Original Certificate. This benefit is not available to Ex-Servicemen.
ii) SPORTS:-Represented University at inter-university sports-01 mark Represented State at inter-state sports-02 marks Represented India at international sports meet-03 marks. Medal winner at national level sports meet-03 marks
iii) HEIGHT:-A male applicant whose height is 178 cms or more and a female applicant whose height is more than165 cms will be given 03 marks as bonus.
iv) Total Bonus Marks for all categories put together shall not exceed 5.
(e) The call letter for the Viva-Voce test will contain further instructions, if any, on this subject.

Medical examination:
The applicants who are finally selected will be sent for a medical examination at aRailway Hospital. They will have to qualify in medical category ‘B-1’ as per the IndianRailway Medical Manual. Those wearing glasses or having flat foot, knock-knee, squinteye, colour blindness and other bodily defects are not eligible for appointment.

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