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RPF Constable Eligibility, Qualification, Age Limit and Physical Requirements

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) has decided to recruit candidates for 4208 vacancies for Constable posts in the Railway Police Force (RPF) and eligible candidates can apply online by 14th May 2024. Those who want to work in the Indian railway police department as a constable must check the required age limit, educational qualifications and physical requirements like Height and chest size before applying for the respective posts as the official notification provides. The candidates will need to provide proof of their eligibility through a certificate of their educational qualifications and identity proof for the age limit at the document verification stage.

RPF Constable Eligibility Criteria 2024

Every candidate is required to fulfill all the eligibility parameters set by the Railway Police Force to apply online for RPF Constable Recruitment 2024. Any candidate who fails to meet the RPF Constable Eligibility Criteria 2024 will directly be disqualified and the application form of that particular candidate will be rejected. Candidates are also advised to provide only correct information about their eligibility if any candidate provides false information in the application form then the exam conducting authority will take strict action against him/her. The parameters required to fulfill the RPF Constable eligibility decided by the Railway Board are as follows:-

  • Age Limit – 18 to 28 Years
  • Educational Qualification – 10th Pass
  • Physical Standards – Height and Chest Measurements
  • Medical/Standards

RPF Constable Age Limit

For the posts of RPF Constable, candidates must be a minimum of 18 years and should not be more than 28 years as on 1st July 2024. The candidates must remember to enter their correct date of birth in the application form as provided in their SSLC/Matriculation or an equivalent certificate.

Particulars Age
Minimum Age 18 years
Maximum Age 28 years

RPF Constable Age Relaxations

Candidates belonging to special reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC or others, get age relaxation in the upper age limit for the posts of RPF Constable, the candidates need to provide their reserved category certificate as proof.

Categories Age Relaxations
OBC 3 years
ST/SC 5 years
Female candidates who are divorced, separated from husband but not remarried, and widow. SC/ST:- 7 years
UR & EWS:- 2 years
OBC-NCL:- 5 years
Ex-Serviceman with at least 6 months continuous service after attestation. SC/ST:- 8 years
UR & EWS:- 3 years
OBC-NCL:- 6 years

RPF Constable Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the posts of RPF Constable must have completed at least 10th class or matriculation/SSLC or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized university or board. The candidates must provide their matriculation certificate to prove their eligibility for the educational parameter. Any candidate whose result for the matriculation final examination has not been announced till the specified date, he/she must not apply.

RPF Constable Medical Standards

The candidates applying for the post of Constable must be medically fit as per the medical standards set by the Railway Police Force, only the candidates fulfilling the prescribed medical standards will be shortlisted for the document verification round. The medical examination of the candidate will be conducted by the Medical Authority of the recruitment board. Candidates who wear glasses or those having color blindness, knock knees, squint eyes, flat feet, and some other body infirmities are not eligible for RPF posts.


RPF Constable Physical Standards 2024

The physical measurements of the candidates will be evaluated as per the set criteria including height and chest measurements for RPF Constable posts, the chest measurements will only be evaluated only for the male candidates. The category-wise height and chest measurements are provided in the table below.

Categories Height Measurements Chest Measurements (Only for male candidates)
ST/SC Male:- 160 cm
Female:- 152 cm
Expanded:- 81.2 cm
Unexpanded:- 76.2 cm
OBC/Unreserved Male:- 165 cm
Female:- 157 cm
Expanded:- 85 cm
Unexpanded:- 82 cm
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese, and other categories specified by the government Male:- 163 cm
Female:- 155 cm
Expanded:- 85 cm
Unexpanded:- 80 cm

Note: All candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria for RPF recruitment 2024 can apply online from 15th April to 14th May 2024 by visiting official website of any RRB region.

RPF Application Form 2024 Link for SI and COnstable Posts

RPF Constable Eligibility Criteria 2024- FAQs

Q1: Is a citizen of India eligible for RPF Constable posts?

Yes, a citizen of India is eligible for the posts of RPF Constable.

Q2: Who is eligible for RPF Constable as per RPF Constable Eligibility Criteria 2024?

Candidates falling between age group of 18 to 28 years and have passed 10th class from a recognized board and fulfilling other eligibility requirements provided in the article are eligible for RPF Constable posts.

Q3: Are chest measurements of female candidates evaluated for RPF Constable posts?

No, the chest measurements of only male candidates are evaluated for the posts of RPF Constable.

Q4: What are the medical standards for RPF Constable posts?

Candidates who wear glasses or those having color blindness, knock knees, squint eyes, flat feet, and some other body infirmities are not eligible for RPF posts as per the RPF Constable Eligibility 2024 norms.

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