Every year, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) releases the recruitment notification for over 1000 SIs and 8000 Constables vacancies. The selection of the candidates will be based on the computer-based test (CBT) for both SI and Constable. Aspirants have to know that the CBT exam for both SI and Constable is the same. However, the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) can vary for SI and Constables. Candidates should opt for a unique preparation strategy to ace the exam. Here are the preparation tips to crack the SI and Constable exams in RPF.
Explore SI And Constable RPF Syllabus
Many aspirants start the preparation for CBT with the study material or reference books available in the market. Prior to that, we advise applicants to explore the detailed syllabus in the official notification. RPF has also displayed the most important topics.
Never Go Wrong With The Exam Pattern
Understanding the exam pattern of RPF SI and Constable helps in the smart preparation. The total duration of the CBT exam is 90 minutes. The total number of questions are 120, out of which general awareness (50), arithmetic (35) and general intelligence & reasoning (35) are the ones that would appear. Each question carries one mark and one-third of the mark will be deducted for negative marking. However, the standard of the examination will be 10th/Matric level.
The questions in this sections aimed at testing the candidate's general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society; to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experiences as may be expected of any educated person. It tests the candidates on questions relating to Indian history, art & culture, geography, economics, general polity, Indian Constitution, sports, general science, etc.
The arithmetic section is a scoring one because questions can be answered in less than a minute. The questions will be number systems, whole numbers, decimal and fractions and relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of table and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and proportion, etc. Candidates are advised to make a note of all the formulae which will also help in revision.
General Intelligence & Reasoning
The general intelligence and reasoning section is easy to crack once the logic of the question is cracked. Candidates need to try different types of questions to understand the logic. The questions in this section are likely to be on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning, etc.
Give Cornerstone To Practice
Practice is the only way to score well in the objective type tests such as RPF CBT exam. Pick a good practice test series and start solving them during the last month preparation. This will even help aspirants in time management.
Equal Importance To Every Section
Though the general awareness takes the lion's share in the RPF CBT with a total of 50 questions out of 120, never give the least importance to the remaining sections such as arithmetic and general intelligence & reasoning. This is mainly because they play a significant role in increasing the overall score.
Take Mock Tests
The mock tests will help aspirants to identify where they lack in the preparation. Taking the mock tests will also display where you stand in the cut-throat competition. We advise aspirants to take at least one mock test daily during the last week of preparation.