Recruitment of Sub-Inspectors in Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) 2018 Schedule, Eligibility, Selection Process, CBT Syllabus, Physical Standard and Admit Card
ONLINE applications are invited from eligible Male and Female candidates for the recruitment of Sub-Inspectors (SI) in Level 6 of 7 th CPC Pay matrix for the vacancies in Railway Protection Force (RPF) of various Zones of Indian Railways and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). Applications complete in all respect should be submitted ONLINE ONLY before 23.59 hrs of 30/06/2018.
Date of Opening of Online registration: 10 hrs on 01/06/2018
Date of Closing of Online registration: 23.59 hrs on 30/06/2018
Tentative Date for Computer Based Test (CBT): September / October 2018.
Total Vacancies of Sub Inspector- 1120
The Groups of Zonal Railways and RPSF wise summary of vacancies for Sub-Inspectors is furnished below for immediate reference.
Group- A, Zonal Railway- SR, SWR & SCR, Male- 126 Femal- 52
Group- B, Zonal Railway- CR, WR, WCR & SECR- Male- 144 Female- 56
Group- C, Zonal Railway- ER, ECR, SER & ECoR, Male- 287 Female- 112
Group- D, Zonal Railway- NR, NER, NWR & NCR, Male- 173 Female- 69
Group- E, Zonal Railway- NFR, Male- 30 Female- 12
Group- F, Zonal Railway- RPSF, Male- 59 Feamle- NIL
Total- Male- 819 Female- 301
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ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES
Educational Qualification for Sub Inspector (Executive)-
Graduate from a recognized University.
Degree from a recognized University for Sub-Inspector (Executive) shall only be valid. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational qualification SHOULD NOT apply.
1. For UR/OBC Categories-
Height (in CMs)- Male- 165, Female- 157
Chest ( in CMs) ( Only for Male)- Unexpanded- 80, Expanded- 85
2. For SC/ST Categories-
Height (in CMs)- Male- 160, Female- 152
Chest ( in CMs) ( Only for Male)- Unexpanded- 76.2, Expanded- 81.2
3. For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by Govt.
Height (in CMs)- Male- 163, Female- 155
Chest ( in CMs) ( Only for Male) Unexpanded- 80, Expanded- 85.
Scale of Pay:
Level 6 of 7th CPC pay Matrix with initial pay of Rs. 35,400/- plus other allowances admissible at that time.
On 01.7.2018 the age of candidate shall be between 20 – 25 Years.
The relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age will be given as per Govt. norms.
Candidates applying for the post notified in this Employment Notice have to pay the prescribed fee as per their category detailed below:
1 For all candidates except the fee concession categories- Rs. 500/-
(Rs. 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT)
2 For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Female/Minorities/Economically backward class- Rs. 250/-
(This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.)
Stages of exam:
There shall be online Computer Based Test (CBT) which will tentatively be held in September and October 2018. Candidates qualified and securing marks in the merit list (10 times of the category-wise vacancies notified) and in the CBT shall have to undergo Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV).
However, in case requisite candidates do not qualify in PET/PMT and it is assessed that vacancies in any category /Group for Male/Female/Ex-Servicemen will not be filled up, additional candidates equal to 10 times the number which are likely to remain vacant after the first round of PET/PMT may again be called from amongst the candidates who have secured minimum qualifying marks for a second round of PET/PMT. There shall be a maximum of two rounds of PET/PMT
Only single online application has to be submitted by the candidate to the Employment Notice for the notified post through the link provided on the official website. The entire recruitment process shall involve a Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV).
The date, time and venue for all the activities, namely, CBT, PET, PMT and DV or any other additional activity, as applicable, shall be fixed by CRC and shall be intimated in due course. Request for postponement of any of the above activity or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.
PHASE – I –
COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT)
I) The date and time for CBT shall be held at different centres across the country simultaneously for all the Groups.
II) Candidates shall have following language options for Computer Based Test (CBT) out of which they shall have opt for any one.
(1) Hindi (2) English (3) Urdu (4) Tamil (5) Telugu (6) Konkani (7) Malayalam (8) Kannada (9) Marathi (10) Gujurati (11) Bengali (12) Odia (13) Assamese (14) Manipuri and (15) Punjabi.
III) The standard of examination will be graduation level.
IV) Candidates will be required to answer all questions and shall be awarded 01(one) mark for each correct answer. Negative marks shall be awarded for every wrong answer. 1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. No mark shall be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.
V) Detailed instructions will be mentioned in the e-call letter for CBT regarding date, venue, reporting time, attendance, capture of biometric details, terminal/seat allotment etc.
VI) Candidates allowed to enter the examination hall/room will be required to mark presence as prescribed which will form the basis for the absentees’ statement. Signature and biometric thumb impressions of both thumbs of all candidates appearing will be obtained as proof of appearing in the CBT test.
VII) After entering respective halls/rooms, candidates will take their allotted seats. Candidates will be strictly prohibited from bringing into examination halls/rooms any book or part of book, paper, calculator, mobile phones, gadgets of any description or from communicating from each other or from communicating with any person outside the examination hall/room. CCTV surveillance /videography of every hall/room of the centre shall be conducted in such a manner that the face of the candidate is captured during the examination to obviate the possibility of impersonation.
VIII) Candidates will fill their roll numbers and other particulars as specified at the appropriate places provided for this purpose.
IX) No candidates will be allowed to leave the hall/room till the conclusion of the examination. After the examination is over, necessary follow-up action shall be ensured by Agency concerned as per instructions received from Chairman, Central Recruitment Committee.
X) It will be necessary to obtain 35% marks (30 % marks by SC and ST candidates) to qualify in the CBT.
XI) All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test on the specified date, time and venue as per the e-call letter to be downloaded by the candidates from the websites of Indian Railways. The information about the e-call letter download shall be communicated through the websites as well as personnel email communication to the candidates.
Total Duration : 90 min.
No. of Questions: 120
Syllabus and Question Type-
a. General Awareness (50 marks):
Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society; to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experiences as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to Indian History, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Sports, General Science etc.
b. Arithmetic(35 marks):
Questions on Number systems, whole numbers, decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of table and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and proportion etc.
c. General Intelligence & reasoning(35 marks):
Questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.
PHASE – II- PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY TEST(PET) & PHYSICAL MEASUREMENT (PMT)
Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for PET and PMT to the extent of 10 times the category wise total vacancy in Group of Zonal Railways/RPSF notified. However, this limit may be increased/decreased as required ensuring availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. No marks are to be awarded. The criteria for PET is as under:
1600 meters run- 6 min 30 secs
Long jump- 12 feet
High jump- 3 feet 9 Inch
800 meters run- 4 min
Long jump- 9 feet
High jump- 3 feet
PHASE – III: DOCUMENT VERIFICATION(i) Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and subject to their qualifying in PET & PMT, candidates will be called for Document Verification.
(ii) In cases of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e. older person shall be given higher seniority.
(iii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and category certificates, verification of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and successful completion of initial training.
(iv) Candidates may please note that CRC only recommends names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administration.
(v) Candidates who do not appear for Document Verification will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in written examination and PET/PMT.
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