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RPF Constable Exam Pattern 2021: Check Section-Wise Paper Pattern And Marking Scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Fri, 27 Aug 2021 10:04 PM IST


Check RPF Constable Exam Pattern here with Safalta. Know section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme.
Ministry of Railways conducts RPF Constable Recruitment Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates as constables in Railway Police Force. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for RPF Constable Recruitment Exam should know all the details about the recruitment process such as eligibility critera, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. RPF Constable exam pattern highlights the details regarding the subjects from which questions are asked in RPF Constable Exam, the marking scheme, the duration of the exam etc. Candidates should ensure that they know everything about the exam pattern to strategise their preparation well. Read this article to know all about RPF Constable exam pattern. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.


RPF Constable Exam Pattern 2021

RPF Constable Exam is conducted in three stages which are as follows:
  • Computer Based Test
  • Physical Efficiency Test and Physical Measurement Test
  • Document Verification
The details regarding each of these stages are as given below.

RPF Constable Exam Pattern: CBT

  • This is the first stage of the examination.
  • A total of 120 questions are asked in the examination.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There is negative marking and 1/3 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
Section No of Questions Marks Time
General Awareness 50 50 90 Minutes
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

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RPF Constable Exam Pattern: Physical Efficiency Test

The details of physical efficiency test are as follows:
Category 1600 meters Run 800 meters Run Long Jump High Jump
Constable (Male) 5 min 45 sec 14 Feet 4 Feet
Constable (Female) 3 min 40 sec 9 Feet 3 Feet

Candidates who qualify this stage have to appear for document verification. 

RPF Constable Exam Pattern: PMT

This test is conducted to test the medical conditions of the candidates. The details are as follows:


Height (in CMs)









Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other Categories specified by Govt.



Chest (Only for male candidates)


Chest (in cms) 









Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other Categories specified by Govt.




RPF Constable Syllabus

As already mentioned that questions in RPF Constable Exam are asked from three subjects which are: 
  • General Awareness
  • Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning

The syllabus for each of these subjects comprises of a list of topics which have been mentioned below.

RPF Constable Syllabus for General Awareness

Questions in this section are asked from the following topics:
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian History
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Polity
  • Art and Culture
  • Sports
  • General Science

RPF Constable Syllabus: Arithmetic

  • Number System
  • Simplification
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Interest
  • Data Interpretation

RPF Constable Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Syllogism
  • Analogies
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Judgement
  • Relationships
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Figure Classification
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non Verbal Reasoning

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RPF Constable Exam Pattern

Q. How many questions are asked in RPF Constable Exam?

A. A total of 120 questions are asked in RPF Constable Exam.

Q. Is there negative marking in RPF Constable Exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in RPF Constable Exam. 1/3 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. What is the duration of RPF Constable Exam?

A. The duration of RPF Constable Exam is 90 minutes.

Q. What are the subjects from which questions are asked in RPF Constable Exam?

A. The subjects from which questions are asked in RPF Constable Exam are- General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence and Reasoning.

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