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May 08, 2011

RPF Sub-Inspector Recruitment 2011 Notification, Eligibility & Forms

RPF Recruitment 2011 Notification Eligibility Forms
There is a requirement of 511 Sub-Inspectors in RPF (Railway Protection Force), recruitment notification for which was issued on 30th April, 2011 in major national dailies as well as in Employment News. If you are a graduate and would like to apply for these RPF vacancies, you can click here to download the RPF Sub-Inpector Recruitment 2011 notification.

This blog post sums up the RPF Sub-Inspector Recruitment 2011 Notification in a nutshell to help you apply for the same while a follow-up blog post titled: RPF Sub-Inspector Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books would help you prepare for the exam with prep materials.

What is Railway Protection force (RPF):
The Railway Protection force (RPF) is a paramilitary force protecting the life and property of Indian Railways. Its history is as old as Indian railway itself - it existed with various nomenclatures since Indian railway started to operate in 1854. Finally on 29 August 1957, RPF act was passed in parliament and than named Railway Security Force was renamed as Railway Protection Force.

At present RPF has 16 Railway Zones & 71 divisions.

Salary/Pay-Scale for RPF Sub-Inspector:
Salary being offered for these positions is Rs.13,500/- in the Pay Band of Rs.9300-34800/- including Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-.

RPF Sub-Inspector Exam Eligibility:
Age Eligibility: (As on 01.07.2011)
Min: 20 yrs, Max: 25 yrs. Relaxations exists as per Govt rule.

Academic Eligibility:
Graduation or equivalent from a recognised university.

Physical eligibility
RPF Sub-Inspector Eligibility
In addition to above eligibilities, you must also have the minimum physical eligibility as given in section "(e) PHYSICAL STANDARDS" in the notification.

Selection process for RPF Sub-Inspector recruitment:
The selection process for the RPF Sub-Inspector exam consists of Written Exam, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Measurement, Bonus marks (if any) followed by Interview.

The written test consists of 120 marks Objective type question to be answered in 90 minutes from the test sections: General Intelligence & Reasoning, Arithmetic and General Awareness. More about it can be found in my next blog post titled: RPF Sub-Inspector Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books.

Application forms for RPF Sub-Inspector Recruitment Exam 2011:
You can apply for RPF Sub-Inspector exam offline. Application form for RPF Sub-Inspector Recruitment 2011 is given in the last page of the notification.

How to apply offline for RPF Sub-Inspector exam has been given clearly in section-"8. How to apply" of the notification.

Above information has been posted to archive the same, so that it can also be used by future RPF Sub-Inspector Examinees say for RPF Sub-Inspector Exam 2012-2013 to know about the exam.