RPF/RPSF Recruitment For 798 Constables (Ancillary) 2019

The Indian Railways has invited applications from Indian nationals (Male and Female) for recruitment of 798 Constables (Ancillary) in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) for various Trades under Level 2 and 3 pay scale by 30 January 2019.


The various trades comprise Water Carrier, Safaiwala, Washerman, Barber, Gardener (Level 3 pay matrix) Tailor and Cobbler (Level 2 pay matrix) to be deployed across various Railway Zones in the sub-continent.

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RPF/RPSF Recruitment For 798 Constables

Name Of The Posts Constable (Ancillary)
Organisation Railway Protection Force/Railway Protection Special Force
Educational Qualification SSCL/Matriculation
Skills Required Physical Fitness
Job Location India
Salary Scale Rs 21,700/- to Rs 69,100/- for Trades (Water Carrier, Safaiwala, Washerman, Barber and Gardener); Rs 19, 900/- to Rs 63,200/- for Trades (Tailor and Cobbler).
Industry Indian Railways, GOI 
Application Start Date January 1, 2019
Application End Date January 30, 2019

Names of trades and number of vacancies available across diverse Railway Zone Groups:

Names Of Trades Number Of Posts
Constable (Water Carrier) 452
Constable (Safaiwala) 199
Constable (Washerman) 49
Constable (Barber) 49
Constable (Gardener/Mali) 7
Tailor Gr. III 20
Cobbler Gr. III 22
Total 798

The applications for recruitment should be submitted through online mode only on the official website of the Indian Railway @ http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/.

Age, Qualification And Fees

Candidates should have attained the age of 18 years and not have exceeded 25 years at the time of application, and must have qualified the SSLC/Matriculation exam from a recognized Board.

The applicants are required to pay a prescribed fee - Rs 500/- for General and Rs 250/- for candidates who fall under the categories - SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/Females/Minorities and Economically backward through online (net-banking/credit/debit payment) and off-line mode (through SBI Bank challan)

Each candidate can submit only one application and for a single trade under a specific Railway Zone Group as specified in the notification.

Pay Scale

Candidates selected under Trades as Water Carrier, Safaiwala, Washerman, Barber and Gardener will be paid as per Level 3 of the 7th Pay Commission in the scale of Rs 21,700/- to Rs 69, 100/- while candidates selected in the Tailor and Cobbler Trades category will be paid as per Level 2 of the 7th Pay Commission in the matrix of Rs 19,900/- to Rs 63,200/-.

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Selection Procedure

The selection of Constable to RPF/RPSF under various trades will be done through an examination process divided into four phases comprising Computer Based Test (CBT) Phase I; Physical Efficient Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) Phase II; Trade Test (TT) Phase III; and Document Verification (DV) Phase IV.

Physical Standards

Category Height (in CMs) for MalesHeight (in CMs) for Females Chest (In CMs) only for Male
GM/OBC 165 157 80 Unexpanded/ 85 Expanded
SC/ST 160 152 76.2 Unexpanded/81.2 Expanded
Gorkhas, Dogras, and other categories specified by Govt. 163 155 80 Unexpanded/85 Expanded

For online registration and more details, candidates can visit the official website of the Indian Railways at http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/ or click here or can refer to Employment Newspaper @ http://employmentnews.gov.in/NewEmp/Home.aspx for detailed notification and clarification or click here

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