RPF Constable Syllabus 2024, Check Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Exam Date and More

Explore the comprehensive RPF Constable Syllabus 2024, covering Basic Arithmetic, General Awareness, and General Intelligence and Reasoning, crucial for effective exam preparation."

by P Nandhini

Updated May 31, 2024

RPF Constable Syllabus 2024, Check Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Exam Date and More

RPF Constable Syllabus 2024

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has released the syllabus for the RPF Constable exam 2024. This is a great opportunity for students who have completed their 10th grade and want to join the RPF. Knowing the syllabus is crucial for candidates to prepare effectively and perform well in the exam.

The RPF Constable exam consists of three main sections: Basic Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness. Below is a detailed breakdown of the syllabus for each section.

RPF Constable Arithmetic Syllabus

Topics Sub-Topics
Number Systems Integers, Fractions, Decimals, and Simplification
Data Interpretation Tables, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts
Ratio and Proportion Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, and Proportions
Mensuration Area and Perimeter of Plane Figures (Square, Rectangle, Circle, Triangle), Volume and Surface Area of 3D Figures (Cube, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere)
Speed, Time & Distance Relative Speed, Average Speed, Problems on Trains and Boats
Time and Work Work Efficiency, Work and Wages, Pipes and Cisterns
Algebra Basic Algebraic Expressions, Simple Linear Equations
Simple Interest and Compound Interest Basic Formulas and Concepts, Time, Rate, and Principal related problems
Averages Calculation of Simple and Weighted Averages, Problems based on Average
Percentages Calculation of Percentage, Increase/Decrease in Percentage, Applications of Percentage in various contexts
Relationships between Numbers Whole numbers, Decimal and Fractions
Profit and Loss Cost Price, Selling Price, Profit and Loss Calculations, Discount and Market Price
Fundamental Arithmetical Operations Basic Operations

RPF Constable General Awareness Syllabus

Topics Sub-Topics
Current Affairs National and International Events, Sports News, Awards and Honors, Appointments, Obituaries, Important Dates and Days
General Knowledge Geography, History, Indian Polity, Economics, Static GK (Important Places, Monuments, National Parks, etc.)
Indian Railways History of Indian Railways, Significant Achievements, Current Developments in Railways
Science & Technology Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Inventions and Discoveries, Space and Astronomy, Environmental Science
Indian Constitution Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Amendments
Economic and Social Development Poverty and Unemployment, Economic Reforms, Social Issues
Books and Authors Famous Books and their Authors
Art and Culture Indian Art and Architecture, Dance Forms, Music Forms, Festivals
Sports National and International Sports Events, Famous Personalities in Sports
Miscellaneous Abbreviations, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations, International Organizations and their Headquarters, Important Days and Themes

RPF Constable General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

Topics Sub-Topics
Analogies Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy
Classification Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification
Series Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series
Coding-Decoding Coding and Decoding by Letter Shifting, Coding and Decoding in Fictitious Language, Coding and Decoding in Numbers/Symbols
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement Various types of puzzles, seating arrangements
Blood Relations Relationship problems
Directions and Distances Questions based on directions and distances
Ranking and Order Ordering and ranking problems
Venn Diagrams Simple and Compound Venn Diagrams
Syllogism Logical reasoning with syllogisms
Mathematical Operations Arithmetic Operations, Logical Operations
Number and Alphabetical Series Logical Arrangement of Alphabets, Alphanumeric Series
Data Sufficiency Analyzing whether given information is sufficient to answer the question
Decision Making Analytical Decision Making
Statements and Conclusions Deriving Conclusions from given Statements, Statements and Inferences
Critical Reasoning Identifying Strong and Weak Arguments, Courses of Action
Mirror and Water Images Identifying the Image from the Given Options
Embedded Figures Identifying the Embedded Figures
Paper Cutting and Folding Questions related to paper cutting and folding

Exam Pattern

Details Description
Subjects Basic Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness
No. of Questions 120
Marks 120
Questions per Subject Basic Arithmetic: 35, General Intelligence and Reasoning: 35, General Awareness: 50
Exam Duration 90 minutes
Type of Questions Objective Type
Mode of Exam Online (Computer-Based Test)
Negative Marking 1/3 mark deducted for each wrong answer

Selection Process


The selection process for RPF Constable Recruitment 2024 involves four stages:

Computer-Based Test (CBT):

  • The first stage of the selection process.
  • Consists of 120 objective type questions.
  • Exam duration is 90 minutes.
  • Negative marking of 1/3rd for each wrong answer.

Physical Measurement Test (PMT):

  • Candidates who qualify the CBT are invited for PMT.
  • Height and chest measurements (only for males) are taken.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET):

  • Conducted after the PMT.
  • Includes running, long jump, and high jump activities to test physical efficiency.

Document Verification (DV):

  • Final stage of the selection process.
  • Shortlisted candidates must present their original documents to the officials.

Exam Date

The exam date for the RPF Constable Recruitment 2024 has not been announced yet. Candidates are advised to regularly check the official RPF website or our site for the announcement of the exam date.

Physical Measurement Test

Category Height (cm) (Male) Height (cm) (Female) Chest Measurement (cm) (Male) Unexpanded Chest Measurement (cm) (Male) Expanded
UR/OBC 165 157 80 85
SC/ST 160 152 76.2 81.2
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other categories specified by Govt. 163 155 80 85

Tips to Prepare for RPF Constable Post


  1. Understand the Syllabus: Know the subjects and topics covered in the exam syllabus to focus your preparation effectively.

  2. Create a Study Schedule: Plan a study schedule that allocates time for each subject daily. Consistency is key.

  3. Practice Regularly: Solve practice papers and previous year's question papers to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and types of questions.

  4. Focus on Weak Areas: Identify your weak areas and dedicate more time to improve them.

  5. Stay Updated: Keep yourself updated with current affairs, especially related to Indian Railways and general awareness topics.

  6. Revision is Key: Regularly revise what you've studied to reinforce your learning and retention.

  7. Physical Fitness: As the exam includes a Physical Efficiency Test (PET), ensure you maintain physical fitness by exercising regularly.

  8. Mock Tests: Take mock tests to simulate exam conditions and assess your preparation level.

  9. Stay Positive: Stay positive and motivated throughout your preparation. Believe in yourself and your abilities to succeed.

  10. Seek Guidance: If you have doubts or need clarification on any topic, don't hesitate to seek guidance from teachers, mentors, or online resources.

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