RPF Recruitment Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2018

RPF Recruitment Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2018

RPF Recruitment 2018: The Railway Protection Force ( RPF ) has released the notification for around 9500 vacancies and all the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can fill the application form from June 1 and they can start preparing for the examination. Since the number of candidates who apply for this examination will be huge, we request the candidates to start practising seriously for the examination.

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RPF Recruitment 2018 – Exam Pattern:

The candidates need to clear the Computer Based Test (CBT). This written test contains of 120 questions which needs to completed in a duration of 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes).

Subject Number of Questions
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 questions
Arithmetic 35 questions
General Awareness 50 questions

1 mark will be credited for each correct answer and ⅓ mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

RPF Recruitment 2018 – Exam syllabus:

General Awareness:

The syllabus for general awareness is similar to the syllabus for other competitive examinations where the knowledge and understanding of current affairs and other important subjects like Indian History, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics,General Polity, Indian Constitution will be asked.


Questions on Number System, Decimal and fractions, Simplification , Percentages, Profit and Loss , Average , Ratio and proportions, Problems on ages , HCF and LCM , Time and work , Mixtures and allegations, Time and Distance , Data Interpretation , Simple and Compound interest

General Intelligence & reasoning:

Questions on these topics will be asked: Non verbal series , Alphabet series, Coding Decoding, Analogy , Directions, Number ranking , Decision making , Arithmetical reasoning , Clocks and Calendars, Blood relations , Cubes and Dice , Mirror images , Embedded figures etc.

Preparation Tips:

  • Be thorough with the syllabus as it will help you plan your preparation accordingly
  • Practice all the important topics so that you can manage the time of 90 minutes in the examination. Spend more time with the subjects which you feel are difficult
  • Make sure you practice all the previous year papers which will help you estimate your current preparation level
  • Be consistent with your revision at regular intervals before the examination. Prepare hand written notes for your weak subjects as it will help you in the last minute.
  • Last but not the least be positive, be healthy and give your best in the preparation.

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Best wishes – Gc tutor

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