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RPF Constable Eligibility 2021: Check age limit, number of attempts, and educational qualifications here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:34 AM IST


Check out RPF Constable Eligibility here with Sfalata. Get to know the age limit, educational qualification, and the number of attempts here in detail.
Railway Protection Force is expected to release notification for 1000+ posts soon. The interested candidates should be aware of RPF Constable Eligibility and other details. The eligibility criteria are explained in detail with the official notification. This year's notification is yet to be released, candidates are advised to refer to the past year's notification for relevant details before they start preparing for the exam. The RPF Constable Eligibility criteria are based on few parameters. Each candidate should meet all the parameters in order to be eligible for the exam. This age limit for the constable in RPF is 18 to 25 years. Other criteria like nationality, educational qualification are covered in this space.

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RPF Constable Eligibility

The official notification for the exam clearly mentions few parameters. The details on those are mentioned in the official notification. As this year's notification is yet to be released we have covered the eligibility for RPF Constable based on last year's notification. The main heads under eligibility are.
  1. Nationality 
  2. Age Limit 
  3. Number of attempts 
  4. Educational Qualification.

RPF Constable Eligibility-Nationality 

  1. The candidate  must hold an  Indian Citizenship
  2. He / She can be a subject of  Nepal or  Bhutan. 
  3. A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
  4. A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.
  5. Please Note: Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, and 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favor.

RPF Constable Eligibility-Age Limit

As per notifications of 2016, The minimum age of the candidate should be 18 years and the maximum age limit is 25 years. The relaxation in age limit is as per rules of Central Government. The relaxations are as follows:


Age relaxation


5 Years

OBC (Non Creamy Layer)

3 Years


Length of service + 3 Years(General)/ 6 Years (OBC- NCL)/ 8 Years (SC/ST)

J&K Resident between Jan 1st 1980- December 31st 1989

UR- 5 Years

OBC NCL- 8 Years

SC/ST- 10 Years

Central Government Employees with minimum of 3 years regular service

UR- 5 Years

OBC NCL- 8 Years

SC/ST- 10 Years

Widows/Divorced Women 

UR- 2 Years

OBC NCL- 5 Years

SC/ST- 7 Years


RPF Constable Eligibility - Educational Qualification

The educational qualification for the exam is matriculation i.e Class 10 th, from a recognized board. The candidates should have a valid certification for the same.

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RPF Constable Eligibility- Number of Attempts 

There is usually no bar on the number of attempts. Candidates can apply any number of times if they satisfy other criteria.

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RPF Constable Eligibility - Physical Parameters 

A candidate should possess certain physical attributes only then he is considered eligible for the post. One should ensure he or she is physically suitable for the post before beginning the preparation. The physical parameters are as follows 
Parmeter  Details                                         
Height  Men - 165cm
Women - 157cm
Height (For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other categories specified by the Government.) Men - 163cm
Women - 155cm
Chest (Men Only ) Unexpanded - 80 
Expanded- 85 

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RPF Constable  Eligibility 2021 - FAQ 

Q1 What are the parameters for RPF Constable Eligibility?

A1  The parameters for RPF Constable Eligibility are nationality, age limit, educational qualification, and physical parameters.

Q2 What is the age limit for RPF Constable Exam?

A2 The age limit for RPF Constable Exam is 18 to 25 years.

Q3 What is the educational qualification for RPF Constable exam?

A3  The educational qualification for the RPF Constable exam is Class 10 th..

Q4 Are documents verified in RPF Constable Exam?

A4 Yes, Documents are verified before final selection in RPF Constable exam.

Q5 When is the RPF Constable exam for 2021?

A5 The official notification for the RPF Constable exam is yet to be released.


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