Railway Recruitment 2018

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RPF Constable Educational Qualification 2018

In order to apply for the Recruitment of Constable in Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force in Level 3 of 7th CPC Pay candidates are required to check the eligibility for the test. Only then one must proceed for the application otherwise the consideration of their candidature will not take place. If the candidates do not fulfill the required educational qualification, they will not only be refrained from receiving the admit cards but also they will be debarred from taking the examination.

RPF Constable Educational Qualification

The educational qualification for Constable(executive) should be of the age between 18 to 25 years and should have been passed SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board. Matriculation certificate from a recognized Board for Constable (Executive) shall only be valid. Awaited results of the final examination of the prescribed educational qualification SHOULD NOT apply.

Eligibility criteria

1. A candidate must be a citizen of India.

2. Case for which a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

3. Date of birth mentioned in 10th/Matriculation or equivalent certificate alone shall be acceptable. The lower and upper age limit indicated in the Employment Notice will be reckoned as on 1st July 2018.

The relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age for the following categories/ communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates:

Category Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
SC/ST Candidates 5 years
OBC – Non Creamy Layer candidates 3 years
Ex-servicemen candidates who have put in not less than 6 months continuous service after attestation. To the extent of service rendered in Armed Forces plus UR – 3 years, OBC-Non-creamy Layer – 6 years . SC/ST – 8 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January  01, 1980 to December 31, 1989 ( Unreserved) UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer – 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & continuous service on date of reckoning. UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer – 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but remarried UR – 2 years OBC- Non-creamy layer – 5 years. SC/ST – 7 years

4. Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below: (Both dates inclusive)

Age Group Upper limit of Date of Birth ( Not earlier than) Lower limit of Date of Birth ( Not later than)
UR OBC-Non Creamy Layer SC/ST For all category/category
18 to 25 02 Jul 1993 02 Jul 1990 02 Jul 88 01 Jul 2000


  • If a candidate is eligible for relaxation of age on more than one ground, he/she would be accorded the highest of the age relaxations (not cumulative) for which he/she is eligible.
  • No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-Non-creamy Layer (NCL) candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.


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