2018 is definitely a good year for the candidates seeking a job in Indian Railway. After announcing 90000 vacancies for RRB APL and RRB Group D, Railway of India is all set to begin recruitment for Railway Protection Force (RPF). Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal, made the announcement for recruitment on Twitter. As per his tweet, 9500 vacancies will be filled through the recruitment and this year, the recruitment for females will be done 50%.

The purpose of RPF is to look after the “security of railway property, passengers, etc. Basically, the issues of theft, human trafficking, trespassing, security, etc are looked after by the RPF. In simple words, it is the railway police.

The male and female candidates will be recruited as Constable.

Just like the other recruitment, it is expected that the application form for RPF will be released online. The candidates will have to submit authentic details about themselves, education qualification they possess, and more. Candidates will also have to upload images and pay application fee of around Rs. 100. The confirmed details will be announced soon.

One document which was mandatory for the Railway Recruitment this year is the Aadhaar Card. It has been made a mandatory document for all the railway recruitment. Candidates who do not possess it can apply for it now. Also, make sure that the details in your Aadhaar are correct and updated.

Since the work of RPF required physical work, it is expected that the candidates will have to appear for the written test followed by the physical and medical test. Candidates planning to apply should start working on stamina building. The candidates who will qualify the written and physical test will have to go through medical and document verification round. The finally recruited candidates will have to undergo training.

Last time, the RPF recruitment was done in the year 2016. It was open for 1827 vacancies and the written exam was conducted in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu, Marathi, Assamese, Oriya, Bengali, Manipuri, and Punjabi.

The details notice is expected to be available by the end of April. Yet, the general eligibility is expected to be class 10th qualified. Speculations are that the pay scale will be around Rs. 5200-20200.

At the beginning of the years, it was revealed that there is a shortage of around 1.2 lakh railway safety staff. The Railway ministry started the by recruiting 63000 Group D staff and 26500 loco pilots. With 9500 RPFs, only 21000 vacancies will be left to fill.

Indian Railway is 4th largest railway network in the world, after US, China, and Russia. It is also the 8th largest employer, which recruited 1.308 million employees by March 2017. The recruitment of railway safety staff became one of the major concerns after numerous rail accidents. The ongoing railway recruitments will not only benefit the unemployed youth of our nation but will also strengthen the safety of passengers.

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