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RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018

The Ministry of Railways (Indian Railways) has decided the Eligibility Criteria for the candidates who wish to get recruited for Railway Police Force. The candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for RPF Recruitment 2018. Eligibility Criteria is a very important factor in the recruitment process. If the candidate is eligible then only he/she can further proceed with the recruitment process. Otherwise, they will be disqualified and their candidature will be canceled.

The candidates must have all the documents related to their eligibility. At the time of the document verification process, these documents will be checked and verified. If you will possess the valid documents and will qualify the criteria then only you will be moved to the further processes. For more details related to RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018, you can scroll down this page.

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018

Here we are providing all the factors related to the Eligibility Criteria of RPF Recruitment 2018. You can check it from the points given below:

Citizenship: The candidate must be the citizen of India.

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018: Educational Qualification

You can check the educational qualification from the table given below:


CategoryEducational Qualification
Sub Inspector (Exe)Must have done Graduation from the recognized University.
Sub Inspector (Band)Must have done Potential Band Masters Course
Constable(Exe)/ AncillaryAs provided In RPF Rules
Constable (Band)As provided In RPF Rules
Driver Grade-IllAs RPF has specified in its Rules.

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018: Age & Experience

The candidates must fulfill the criteria regarding the age. Their ages must be within the specified standards and they should also have the specified experience according to their posts. You can get the idea of the same from the table given below:

CategoryAge LimitExperience
Minimum (years)Maximum (years)
Sub Inspector (Exe)2025– –
Sub Inspector (Band)2025– –
Constable(Exe)/ Ancillary1825– –
Constable (Band)1825Minimum 2 years experience in the specified musical instrument.
Driver Grade-Ill2025Must have the Heavy vehicle driving License and it must at least 6months old.

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018

Date of Birth: The date of birth of the candidates must be the same as specified in the Matriculation Certificate. If the authority will release the notification in between the month of January and June then the age will be counted as on 01 July of the year. If the notification will be released in between July and December then the age will be considered from 01 January of next year.

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018: Relaxation in the Age

The candidates of the different categories will have the relaxation in the ages. Youcan check the same from the table given below:

CategoryRelaxation in Age (Years)
SC/ ST05
Candidates who have the domicile of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. (Unreserved)UR
For the post of Sub Inspector: Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than the ex-servicemen who have contributed more than 3 years of regular and continuous service on the date of reckoning.UR
Widows, Divorced women, and Women judicially separated from husband but not remarried.UR

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018: Special provisions for ex-servicemen

In the Ex-servicemen category, the candidates who are from retired/ discharged personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Central Police Organizations (CPOs) category will not be considered. After the deduction of military service provided (minimum of 6 months after attestation) from the actual age, the ex-servicemen candidates will get the relaxation of the 3 years for UR, 6 years for OBC, 8 years for SC/ ST. Those who will belong to this category will have to submit the specified documents including Community Certificates at the time of the Document Verification.

RPF Eligibility Criteria 2018: Physical Measurement

The candidates must be fit. The authority has specified the measurements of the physical standards for the candidates. They should fulfill the specified criteria. You can check the same from the table given below:

CategoryHeights (in cm.)Chest (in cm.) Only for Male Candidates
SC/ ST16015276.281.2
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other Categories specified by Govt.1631558085

Must Ensure Your Eligibility Before Applying

The candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the criteria of the eligibility either related to the post or to the examination. The candidates will be shortlisted by the details which they had provided in the application form. If the details are all correct then they will proceed further. Otherwise if at any point the authority will get that the information available in the application form is invalid/ incorrect/ false then the candidature will be canceled.

Documents to be Produced

The candidates must have all the documents such as:

  • For the proof of age, you should have the Matriculation Certificate.
  • As the proof of the Educational qualification, candidates must have Graduation I Matriculation Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate
  • Discharge Certificate for Ex-Servicemen.
  • Self-attested photographs.
  • No Objection Certificate from the present employer.
  • Driving License, Trade/ Experience certificates.

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