RPF Recruitment 2023: Railways to Fill 9,500 Constable and Sub-inspector Positions

The Indian Railways and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) will soon release the notification for RPF Recruitment 2023.

This notification will provide information about the 9,500+ vacancies for constable and sub-inspector positions. Candidates who are preparing for the railway exam can download this notification from It contains details such as age limit, height and chest requirements, and more.

RPF Recruitment 2023: Age Limit

The age limit for candidates applying for the RPF constable position is between 18-25 years.

The age is calculated based on the details provided in the official notification.

There are also age relaxation limits for certain categories; Check Below:

1. For Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes – 5 years

2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) – 3 years

3. Ex-Armymen – Tenure of their service + 3 years (general category), + 3 years (OBC+Non-Creamy Layer), + 8 years (SC+ST)

4. Residents of Jammu and Kashmir between January 1, 1980 – December 31, 1989 – Unreserved + OBC NCL (8 years) + SC, ST (10 years)

5. Central Government Employees with at least 3 years of permanent service – UR (5 years) + OBC NCL (8 years) + SC, ST (10 years)

6. Widowed, Divorced Ladies – UR (2 years) + OBC NCL (5 years) + SC, ST (7 years)

Height and Chest Requirements:

The Physical Measurement Test (PMT) will be the second stage of the selection process in RPF recruitment for both constable and sub-inspector positions. To reach this stage, candidates must clear the first stage, which is an online-based objective-type examination.

The height and chest requirements according to the categories are as follows:


UR/OBC – 165 cm (Male), 157 cm (Female)

SC/ST – 160 cm (Male), 152 cm (Female)


UR/OBC – 80 cm (Male) without expanded, 85 cm (Female) expanded

SC/ST – 76.2 cm (Male) without expanded, 81.2 cm (Female) expanded

For Garhwali, Gorkha, Maratha, Dogra, Kumaoni, and other categories:

163 cm (Male), 155 cm (Female)


80 cm (Male) without expanded, 85 cm (Female) expanded

RPF Recruitment 2023: Educational Qualifications:

Candidates can apply for these positions only if they have passed Class 10. Those without a Class 10 certificate will be considered ineligible for this post.

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