Online applications for Indian Railways RPF and RPSF Ancillary Constables recruitment 2019

Looking for the 2019 railways recruitment notification for 798 constables? Want to join Indian Railways as an RPF or RPSF constable? This article provides complete details of the latest recruitment drive by Indian Railways to recruit eligible male and female candidates as Constables (Ancillary) for the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). Online applications will be accepted up to 30th January 2019.

Indian Railways invites applications from eligible candidates for recruitment in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) to fill up 798 vacancies in the posts of Constables (Ancillary). Both male and female candidates can apply. There will be an online exam and various physical fitness and trade-related tests to select the candidates.

Vacancies as per Trade

The following are the Trades and the total number of vacancies for each for which the 2019 recruitment drive is being conducted -
  1. Constable (Water Carrier): 452.

  2. Constable (Sweeper / Safaiwala): 199.

  3. Constable (Washerman): 49.

  4. Constable (Barber): 49.

  5. Constable (Gardener / Mali): 7.

  6. Constable (Tailor): 20.

  7. Constable (Cobbler): 22.

Note: Check out the official notification to know about reservations for ex-Servicemen and for female candidates.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Nationality: You must be a citizen of India to be eligible to appear for the recruitment exam. In case a certificate of eligibility is required, the offer of appointment for a selected candidate may be given only after that eligibility certificate has been issued by the Government of India.

  2. Educational qualification: You must have passed SSLC/Matric from a recognized Board. If you are waiting for the results of the final exam of the prescribed educational qualification, then you should not apply as your application will be rejected.

  3. Age criteria: As on 1st January 2019, the minimum age acceptable is 18 years and the maximum age acceptable is 25 years. Date of birth mentioned in 10th/Matriculation or equivalent certificate will be accepted as age proof. Please refer to the official notification for the relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age for the following categories/ communities.

  4. Physical standards: (i) For UR/OBC candidates: 165cms. height for male candidates and 157cms. for female candidates with chest 85cms (expanded) and 80cms. (unexpanded) only for male candidates. (ii) For SC/ST candidates: 160cms. height for male candidates and 152cms. for female candidates with chest 76.2cms (expanded) and 81.2cms. (unexpanded) only for male candidates. (iii) For Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other categories as specified by the Govt.: 163cms. height for male candidates and 153cms. for female candidates with chest 85cms (expanded) and 80cms. (unexpanded) only for male candidates.

Exam fee

  1. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Female/Minorities/Ex-serviceman//Economically backward class: Rs. 250/-.

  2. For all other candidates: Rs.500/-.

(Refer to the official notification to know about the refund of the fee.)

How to apply

Online registrations have to be done at the Indian Railways recruitment website. Once you complete the preliminary registration, you will receive a Registration ID at the email ID which you provide. Note that all subsequent logins can be done only on the basis of that registration ID and your date of birth.

Ensure that you fill in all details correctly of the five stages of the entire registration process. There is a 'Modify Application' button at the home page of the registration portal in case you wish to make any changes. In that case, for modifying your application, you will then have to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs.250/-. However, you cannot make any changes to the option selected of RPF zonal group and to the registration number, email ID and mobile number with which you have registered.

It is advisable to read the FAQs before registration:

Important Dates

  1. Online registration begins: 1st January 2019, 10a.m.

  2. Online registration closes on: 30th January 2019, 23:59 hrs.

  3. Last date of online payment: 1st February 2019, 23:59 hrs.

  4. Last date of offline payment: 2nd February 2019, 23:59 hrs.

Recruitment process

The recruitment process will be conducted in four phases, as follows-
  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)

  2. Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

  3. Trade Test (TT)

  4. Verification of documents

Contact information

For any help or query, you can refer to the Help Desk section at the official website:!

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Author: Umesh11 Jan 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

Indian Railway is a very big organisation and is a good paymaster also. For SSLC/ Matric passed students it is really a great opportunity.

The job condition is going to be tougher day by day in our country and those who do not have many aspirations for higher education and belong to middle or lower class should try to attempt for this job. After such a little education it is one of the good jobs one can think of going for.

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