RPF Constable Ancillary 2019

Railway Protection Force (RPF) has released application form for RPF Constable Ancillary.

The application form has been released online.

Candidates can apply from the link below. The recruitment for RPF Constable Ancillary 2019 is open for 798 vacancies for for Constable water carrier, safailwala, washerman, barber, mali, tailor, and cobbler. Stage 1 CBT will be held in February and March 2019.

RPF Constable Ancillary Recruitment 2019Important Dates
Commencement of online registration01 Jan 2019
Last date to submit Online Application30 Jan 2019
Last date for online payment01 Feb 2019
Last date for offline payment02 Feb 2019
Issuance of Admit Card for CBT10 days prior to the exam
RPF Constable CBT exam date 2019Feb – Mar 2019
Declaration of Resultto be announced

Photograph Specifications: Photograph and certificate are also to be uploaded in the application form of RPF. The specification for it is as follows:

Documents To be UploadedFormatDimensionsSize
PhotographJPG/JPEG35X4515-40 KB
Category Certificate (If applicable)JPG/JPEG50-100KB

Application Fee: 

  • Rs. 250 for SC / ST / Ex-serviceman / Female / Minorities / Economically Backward Class.
  • Rs. 500 for all other category candidates.

RPF Constable Ancillary Salary 2019

Indian Railway has clearly mentioned the salary for Constable Ancillary. For each post it is as follows:

Salary for Water Carrier, Safaiwala, Washerman, Barber and Gardener – 

  • Initial pay of Rs. 21, 700, under Level 3 of 7th CPC
  • Other allowances admissible at that time will also be added.

Salary for Tailor and Cobbler – 

  • Initial pay of Rs. 19,900, under Level 2 of 7th CPC
  • other allowances admissible at that time will also be added.

RPF Constable Ancillary Vacancies 2019

As stated above, the total number of vacancies under RPF Constable Ancillary is 798. The number of vacancy for each post is as follows:

PostNo of Vacancies
Constable (Water Carrier)452
Constable (Safaiwala)199
Constable (Washerman)49
Constable (Barber)49
Constable (Mali)07
Tailor Gr. III20
Cobbler Gr. III22
Total 798

RPF Constable Ancillary 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, candidates are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria. Candidates can check the eligibility conditions mentioned below in detail.

Nationality: The applicant should have been a citizen of India.

Academic Qualification: A candidate should have passed SSLC / class 10th / Matric from a recognized Board.

Age Limit: The lower age limit is 18 years and the upper age bar is 25 years. This is as on January 01, 2019.

This means that the date of birth of the candidates should be between:

CategoryLower AgeUpper Age
UR01 Jan 200102 Jan 1994
OBC – Non-Creamy Layer01 Jan 200102 Jan 1991
SC / ST01 Jan 200102 Jan 1989

Relaxation on RPF Constable Recruitment 2019 Age Limit:

CategoryRelaxation on the Upper Age Limit
SC / ST5 years
OBC3 years
Ex-servicemen (who put in more than 6 months of continuous service after attestation)To the extent of service rendered in Armed Forces and:UR – 3 yearsOBC-Non-creamy Layer – 6 yearsSC/ST – 8 years
Unreserved Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir (between 01 Jan 1980 to 31 Dec 1989).UR – 5 yearsOBC – 8 yearsSC / ST – 10 years
Unreserved Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen who were in more than 3 years of service.UR – 5 yearsOBC–Non-creamy layer – 8 yearSSC/ST – 10 years
Widows, divorced women or females judicially separated from husband but not remarried.UR – 2 yearsOBC – 5 yearsSC / ST – 7 years

Physical Conditions: Other than the above-mentioned eligibility conditions, candidates are also required to meet the physical criteria as well. To know the physical measurement, aspirants can refer to the table given below.

ParticularsUR / OBCSC / STGarhwalis, Marathas, Kumaoni, Gorkhas, Dogras, and other category specified by Govt.
Heights (in cms) for Males165160163
Heights (in cms) for Females157152155
Chest (in cm) for Males – Unexpanded8076.280
Chest (in cm) for Males – Expanded8581.285

RPF Constable Ancillary Application Form Modification 2019

It is advised that candidates should fill all the application form in a correct manner. Although, candidates will get the option to do certain changes in the filled application form if required.

Modification of Application Form: Candidates should try and fill the application form correctly as per their information. In case of any error, candidates will have the option to make minor changes except Group of Zones, email and mobile number. To make any changes in the application form, he/she has to pay Rs. 250/- (Non-Refundable).

RPF Constable Ancillary 2019 Admit Card

To download the e-call letter, eligible candidates will get the SMS or e-mail on their registered contact details. Candidates will be able to download the hall ticket of RPF Constable Ancillary 2019 in online mode by visiting the official website. The admit card will be available 10 days prior to the exam. Candidates must note that no admit card will be sent to the candidates via post.

On the day of the examination, it is compulsory for the candidates to carry the RPF Constable Ancillary admit card along with a valid ID card like Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, School/ College/ University Photo ID card. Candidates who fail to bring the relevant documents will not be allowed to appear for the test under any circumstances.

RPF Constable Ancillary Selection Process 2019

Stage-1 Computer Based Test (CBT)

Stage-2 Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT),

Stage-3 Trade Test

Stage-4 Document Verification

Stage-1 CBT Details

CBT is going to be held simultaneously for all the Groups. The level of the examination will be that of class 10th. The important factors about it are as follows:

Language – Exam will be held in 15 languages, which are:

  • Hindi / English / Urdu / Tamil / Telugu / Konkani / Malayalam / Kannada / Marathi / Gujarati / Bengali, Odia / Assamese / Manipuri / Punjabi.

Marking Scheme: 1 marks for correct answer and 1/3 marks shall be deducted for negative marking.

Number of Questions: The total number of questions in the exam is 60.

Subjects: Question will be asked from:

  • General Awareness
  • Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning

Duration of the Exam: The candidates gets 45 minutes to attempt all the questions.

Paper Pattern :

SubjectsQuestion Per MonthMarks Per SectionDuration
General Awareness202045 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning2020


  1. General Awareness: Through this section candidate’s general awareness and knowledge of current events will be tested. The question are asked from:
  • Indian History
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports
  • General Science, etc

2. Arithmetic: Basics question from following topics will be asked:

  • Number Systems
  • Whole Numbers
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Relationships Between Numbers
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Use of Table
  • Graphs
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Proportion, etc.

3. General Intelligence & Reasoning: The questions will be from follows topics:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Judgment
  • 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.

RPF Constable Ancillary Cut Off 2019

To qualify CBT, candidates need to score more than the determined minimum marks, which are:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying PercentageMinimum Qualifying Marks
SC / ST30%18
All Other Category35%21

RPF Constable Ancillary PET & PMT 2019

This round is qualifying in nature. No marks will be awarded but it is mandatory for the candidates to do the following:

Running800 metres in 3 min and 40 sec1
Long Jump9 feet2
High Jump3 feet2

RPF Constable Ancillary Trade Test 2019

Candidates who will be qualifying the above-listed rounds will be eligible for phase 3 which is the trade test. The test will be of total 40 marks. Candidates will have to secure minimum marks to pass this round. This will be a trade test so, on the basis of the post candidates will have to perform certain tasks and bring their tools. To know about the trade test, candidates can refer to the table given below.

BarberHandling of tools, Hair Cutting,
SweeperCleaning of a septic tank, Sweeping, Cleaning of toilets, Bathrooms, Mopping floor, etc.
WashermanWashing, Folding and
Ironing of clothes
Water CarrierWashing & Cleaning of vessels
Kneading of Atta and making Chapatis, Cutting of vegetables, and
Anyone of the following: Cooking Rice/Vegetable/Dal/Sambar/Meat/ Fish/Kheer
GardenerAny two of the following:
TransplantationMaking grafts,Maintenance of plants, knowledge of seeds and their sowing season,
fertilizers and indigenous manures.
TailorAny two of the following:Taking measurement and stitching of shorts
Capability to carry out minor repairs, maintenance & troubleshooting of sewing machine
Knowledge of tools/machines used
in cutting, tailoring, etc.
CobblerKnowledge of shoe repair, Shoe
Polishing, punching neat holes in

RPF Constable Ancillary Document Verification 2019

After analyzing the performance in CBT, PET & PMT and Trade Test, candidates will be called for the final round which is document verification. In this round, if a candidate does not appear then he/she will not be eligible to be a part of the final selection, irrespective of their performance in CBT, PET/PMT and Trade Test. In order to appear for the round of documents verification, candidates are also required to bring the relevant documents for the document verification. Candidates can check the list of documents given below.

Documents to be submitted at the time of Document Verification

  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Discharge certificate (Ex-Serviceman candidates)
  • Two self-attested colored photograph
  • No Objection Certificate(NOC) (In case of a Govt. employee)
  • Domicile certificate

RPF Constable Ancillary Medical Examination 2019

Candidates who will appear for the round of document verification will undergo a medical examination at the Railway Hospitals. Candidates will have to qualify the round in medical category ‘B-1 ‘ as given in the Indian Railway Medical Manual. Entrants who are wearing glasses, flat foot, knock knee, squint eyes, color blindness, and bodily defects will not be eligible for this round.

Note: Merely appearing for the medical examination round does not guarantee the selection of the candidate.

RPF Constable Ancillary Training 2019

Candidates who will be selected for the post of RPF constable ancillary recruitment 2019 will undergo rigorous training at one of the RPF/RPSF training center or at any other institution as per the Railway Administration. During the time of training, the trainee will be given a fixed amount of stipend as per the rules of the railway. Candidates must note that passing the examination is compulsory at the end of the training for appointment to the Force.

Zone of Railways

There shall be six groups of Zonal Railways for the candidates who are willing to take part in the process of recruitment. Each group will be consisting of different zones. To know the detailed information related to each group, candidates can check the information given below.

Group A: This group will have SR (Southern Railway), SWR (South Western Railway) and SCR (South Central Railway).

Group B: This group will be comprised of CR (Central Railway), WR (Western Railway), WCR (West Central Railway) & SECR (South East Central Railway).

Group C: It will be consisting of  ER (Eastern Railway), ECR (East Central Railway), SER (South Eastern Railway), & ECoR (East Coast Railway).

Group D: It includes the northern region of India NR (Northern Railway), NER (North Eastern Railway), NWR (North Western Railway) and NCR (North Central Railway).

Group E: This group includes NFR (North East Frontier Railway).

Group F: Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) is only for male candidates.


  • For the candidates belonging to Ex-servicemen (ESM) category, 10% of seats will be reserved for them in each group of zones and in all trades.
  • 10% of the vacancies shall be reserved for the female candidates except for group F .i.e. RPSF.
  • As the reservation for Ex-servicemen (ESM) and women are horizontal in nature so, if seats remain vacant then the same shall be filled by the male candidates as per the rules and regulations.

For more details the official website https://cpanc.rpfonlinereg.org/index.html may be concerned