Railway Protection Force Eligibility Criteria

Here, we have mentioned the required RPF Eligibility details such are educational qualifications, age limit conditions and physical standards etc.

Citizenship: The applicant must be a citizen of India.


The applicant must have passed the Matriculation or equivalent (10th Std/SSLC) examination conducted by a recognized Board. Educational qualification obtained from institutions other than a recognized State Board or Central Board should be submitted along with the Government of India notification declaring that such educational qualification is equivalent to Matriculation/Xth Class for employment under Central Government.


The applicant must not be less than 18 years and not more than 25 years as on 1st July 2017 That is, he/she must not have born before 01.07.1992 and after 01.07.1999. Age mentioned in the Matriculation or equivalent certificate will only be accepted.

Relaxation in Age:

  • Relaxation in upper age limit up to 5 years will be admissible to applicants belonging to SC/ST category and up to 3 years to those belonging to OBC category.
  • Upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for those persons who had ordinarily domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989. The applicants claiming relaxation under this category must produce a certificate to this effect from the District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction they had ordinarily resided or from any other authority designated in this behalf by the Government of J&K.

Physical Standards:


e) Physical Standards: An applicant must have the following physical standards:
Category Height Male (Cms) Chest Unexpanded Male (Cms) Chest Expanded Male (Cms)* Height Female (Cms)
UR/OBC 165 80 85 157
SC/ST 160 76.2 81.2 152
Hillman** 163 80 85 155


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