RPF Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Constable & SI 2018 (Hindi/English)

By Rahul Chadha|Updated : November 14th, 2018

RPF has already announced the exam dates for the recruitment of 9739 vacancies of RPF Constable & Sub Inspector. With this, it's time to get an overview of the RPF syllabus & exam pattern concerning the RPF SI & Constable written exam 2018. As such, there is not much difference in both these exams in terms of exam pattern or syllabus but the level of difficulty would be higher in the case of SI exam. In this post, we will pay heed on all the topics from where questions will be asked in the RPF exam. 


So, just go through the RPF Constable/SI syllabus along with the list of subjects and topics, & align your preparation in accordance with the latest pattern & syllabus. The detailed RPF Constable syllabus is divided into three parts - General Awareness & Science, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & Reasoning section.

Now you can study material in Hindi for RPF 2018 exam. We're providing (आर.पी.एफ. सिलेबस व परीक्षा पैटर्न) RPF syllabus in Hindi for Constable & SI Exam 2018 for the candidates who find English bit tough.

RPF Exam Pattern for Constable & SI 2018

As per the official RPF recruitment notification, RPF syllabus for both the categories is same. The level of SI exam will be high in comparison to that of Constable. Also, there will be a deduction of 1/3 marks for every incorrect answer. Below is the detailed RPF exam pattern for both Constable and Sub-Inspector categories:


No. of Qs

Max Marks


General Awareness & Science



90 mins




General Intelligence & Reasoning






RPF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 

RPF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for Constables


1600 mts Run

800 mts Run

Long Jump

High Jump

Constable (Male)

5 mins 45 sec

14 Feet

4 feet 

Constable (Female)

3 min 40 sec

9 Feet 

3 feet

RPF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for SI (Sub Inspector)


1600 mts Run

800 mts Run

Long Jump

High Jump

SI (Male)

6 mins 30 sec

12 Feet

3ft 9 inch

SI (Female)

4 mins

9 Feet

3 feet

Note: Candidates will get only one chance for 1600 and 800 mt race. But there will be two chances for high jump and long jump applicable to all categories.


Check also: RPF Constable & SI Admit Card 2018 

RPF Syllabus for Constable/SI 2018

The written examination of RPF Sub-Inspector and Constable exam 2018 will consist of General Science, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. Here is the detailed syllabus:

General Awareness syllabus for RPF Constable & SI

SubjectsTopicsNo. of Questions
General Knowledge
  • Static Gk
  • History (Only Basic)
  • Economics (Only Basic)
  • Indian Polity & Constitution (Basic)
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • General Science
26-30 Qs
Current Affairs (2017+2018)


  • CEO & Heads
  • Obituary
  • Sports
  • Government Schemes
  • National & International Affairs
  • Appointments & Resignations
  • Awards & Honours
19-23 Qs

Arithmetic Syllabus for RPF Constable & Sub Inspector

TopicsImportant Areas No. of Expected Qs
Number system
  • LCM & HCF
  • Divisibility and Remainders
  • Rational & Irrational Numbers
  • Integers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Whole numbers
  • Properties of Numbers
2-3 Qs
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • SI 
  • CI
  • SI & CI Combination problems
2 Qs
Time and Work
  • Work Efficiency 
  • Work and Wages
  • Pipes & Cistern
2-3 Qs


  • Arithmetic questions based on the application of Percentages
1-2 Qs


  • Calculation of Average in terms of Height, Marks, Age etc
  • Average Money Expenditure
  • Average temperature 
1-2 Qs

Profit, Loss, and Discount

  • True discount
  • M.P, C.P & S.P based problems
  • Successive Discount
  • Partnership
  • Discount and M.P based problems
2 Qs


  •  Area, Perimeter, and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
3-4 Qs


  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Decimal and fractions
5-6 Qs

Ratio and Proportion

  • Ratio (Simple & Compound)
  • Direct or Indirect Proportion
  • Componendo & Dividendo
  • Third, Fourth & Mean Proportional
 1-2 Qs
Time and Distance
  •  Relative Speed Based Problems
  • Problems on Boats and Streams
  • Problems on Trains
 2-3 Qs
  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Miscellaneous
1-2 Qs



General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus for RPF SI & Constable

TopicsSub-TopicsNo. of Questions
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Clock & Calendar
  • Logical Puzzle
2-3 Qs
  • Image Based
  • Number based
  • Gk Based
  • Letter and Number
  • Letter Based
3-4 Qs
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Mirror Image
  • Water Image
  • Hidden Image
  • Pattern Completion
  • Cubes and Dices
  • Paper Folding
  • Paper Cutting
  • Missing Term
  • Counting Figures
  • Spatial Visualization
2-3 Qs
Order & Ranking
  • Matrix & Diagram related problems
1-2 Qs
Coding & Decoding
  • Letter shifting
  • Operation based on place value
  • Analogy
2-3 Qs
Venn Diagram
  • Logical Venn Diagram
1 Q
Distance and Direction
  • Route based problems
  • Problems based on Direction(Sun and it's image problems)
2-3 Qs
  • Number Series
  • Mixed Series
  • Alphabetic Series
1-2 Qs
Blood Relation
  • General problems
  • Family Tree based problems.
  • Coded Blood Relations
1-2 Qs
  • Matrix
  • Statement & Conclusion (Most Important)
  • Syllogism (Most Important)
  • Statement & Assumptions (Most Important)
  • Sequence-based problems (Dictionary based)
8-9 Qs

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