How to Join in BSF, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, 10th/ 12th

How to Join in BSF:

BSF has officers of different grades & each hierarchy has various eligibility criteria.  The recruitment in BSF is being made in the following ranks.

General Duty Cadre:

  • Constable
  • The major component of BSF
  • Sub-Inspector
  • One-third of the posts are filled up by direct recruitment and two-third by promotion

Communication- Set Up:

  • Assistant Commandant
  • 50% posts of Assistant Commandant are filled by Direct Recruitment (including 10% from SSCO) & balance 50% by promotion from Inspector to AC
  • Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic)
  • Head Constable (Radio Operator)


HC:

Head Constable (Fitter)

Vacancies are advertised from time to time in all leading newspapers and job details. Selection to non-gazetted posts (Constables, Sub-inspectors) is made by the SSC of Border Security Force. These jobs are made on the basis of written examination, physical & medical test in the related categories, by organization. Selection to gazetted posts (Assistant Commandants) is made by Organization. Selection to senior position is based on time scale as well as service records.

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Constable:

Constables form the major organ of Border Security Force. The working of force principally depend on the ability & effectiveness of the personnel. Applicants having the right aptitude, ability & fitness in all deference are selected as constables in Border Security Force.

Assortment of post is general central service group 'C' not gazetted/ non ministerial & combatised. Mode of recruitment/ filling up of these posts will be by way of

  • Direct Recruitment
  • Deputation in analogous scale from other Central Police Organisation / Special Police Officer on functional requirement.
  • Absorption of enrolled followers of the force who put in min three years service and below thirty years of age and eighth class pass.

For appointment of the post of constable (General Duty) in Border Security Force, male applicants should meet the following eligibility condition.

Eligibility:

Applicants must have Matriculation or 10th class pass.

Age Limit:

Age must be 18 (eighteen) to 23 (twenty three) years on first August of the year of the exam.

Age Relaxation:

Age relaxation is available for SC/ST/OBC/Ex-servicemen and other categories as per the instructions announced by the Government.

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Physical standards: 

Category
Height
Chest
Weight
General
170 Cms
80-85 Cms
proportionate to height and age as per Medical Standards
Men belonging to hill area of Garhwal, Kumoun, Himanchal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Sikkim, Leh and Ladakkh, Kashmir Valley, and North east
78-83 cm.
80-85 Cms
"
For ST of all state and UTs including Nagas/ Mizos.
162.5cms
76 - 81 cm.
"
Medical Standards:

Eye Sights:- The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 & 6/9 of both eyes without correction i.e. without wearing of glasses.

Applicants should not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes & they must possess high color vision. They should be in better mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

Method of Selection:

The selection procedure for the post of constable (GD) completes in seven steps:-

  • Preliminary screening / physical measurement.
  • Document checking.
  • Physical efficiency test (PET)
  • - 1 mile Run, high Jump, long Jump.
  • Written test (Literacy and Intelligence test)
  • Interview.
  • Medical examination.
  • Merit list.

There are extra ten marks for NCC/ Sports/ Cultural/ Technical qualification. Final selection of the applicants will be made in order of merit in each category

Reservations:

There will be reservations for schedule caste / schedule tribe /OBC, Ex-Servicemen & other categories of personnel in accordance with the instructions announced by the Government from time to time. The reserved vacancies will be calculated and recruitment made with reference to the allocations made to the States/UTs under item III above. Quota for Schedule Caste / Schedule Tribe for various States/ UTs will be fixed having regard to the number of Schedule Caste / Schedule Tribe population in such States/ UTs. The unfilled reserved vacancies can also be filled via special recruitments.

Sub Inspector:

One-third of the Sub- Inspector posts are filled up by direct recruitment and two-third by promotion.

Eligibility:

Applicants must have pass Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.

Age Limit:

Age must be twenty to twenty five years on first August of the year of the exam.

Age Relaxation:

Relaxable for SC/ST/OBC in accordance with the instructions published by the Government.

Physical standards: 

Height
Chest
Weight
170 Cms
80-85 Cms
Proportionate to height
Relaxable: by 5 Cms.for candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, HP, Leh & Ladakh, Kashmir valley, Gorkhas, Marathas, Sikkimies, Dogras & NE States
77-82 Cms for STs
-do-
Medical Standards:

Eye Sight:- The minimum distant vision should be six/six & six/nine of both eyes without correction i.e. without wearing of glasses.

Applicants should not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes & they must possess high color vision. They should be in good mental & bodily health & free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

BSF Sub Inspector Examination:

Applicants those who are selected in Physical Efficiency Test are eligible for the written exam.
The written exam for Border Security Force Sub Inspectors consists of 2 papers:

Paper I - 2 hours

  • General Intelligence and reasoning
  • Numerical Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Professional Test

Paper II - 2 hours

Language Comprehension like essay writing etc.
Final selection of the candidates will be made in order of merit in each category.

Assistant Commandant:

50% posts of Assistant Commandant are filled by Direct Recruitment (including 10% from SSCO) & balance 50% by promotion from Inspector to AC. The criteria for Direct Recruitment is as under:

Eligibility:

General  -

Degree from a recognized University/Institution or equivalent, Possession of National Cadet Corps B or C certificate, or outstanding achievements in sports or athletics will be an added qualification.

Technical –

With B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) and above education qualification with the Electronics stream are deputed for appointment in the rank of Assistant Commandant (Technical) form the executive posts, after they undergo Battalion Signal Officers Course. These officers later on work in higher posts in Communication hierarchy in Border Security Force, apart from performing General duties in various ranks, since Communication Officers are also part of General Cadre of Officers.

Age Limit:

  • Age must be nineteen to twenty five years on first August of the year of the exam.
  • Relaxable - in the case of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Class candidates in accordance with the instructions/orders of Govt from time to time.

Physical standards:


Male
Female
Height
165 Cms.
157 Cms.
Chest
81-86 Cms.
N/A
Weight
50 Kgs.
According to height but not less than 46 Kgs.
Medical Standards:

Eye sight  or without glasses:-

with Glass
without glass
Distant Vision
Distant Vision
6/6 or 6/9
6/12 or 6/9
Near Vision
Near Vision
J-I
J-II
Color Vision: Must possess high color vision

Must not have knock-knee, flat foot, or squint in eyes, should be in good mental & bodily health & free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

BSF Assistant Commandants Examination:

  • Applicants those who are selected in PET are eligible for the written exam.
  • The written exam consists of Multiple Objective type questions in GK, Elementary Mathematics and Analytical Aptitude.
  • Final selection of the applicants will be made in order of merit in written exam, PET & interview as prescribed by the Government.

Assistant Sub- Inspector:

Eligibility:

Matric with three year Diploma in Radio and TV technology / Electronics / Tele-Communications / Computer / Electrical / Mechanical / Engineering / Domestic appliance from an Institution recognized by State/Central Government or 10+2 or Intermediate or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, having 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics from a recognized Board.

Age Limit:

Age must be eighteen to twenty five years on 1st August of the year of the exam. Upper age limit shall be relaxable in respect of applicants from SC, ST communities and other categories of personnel in accordance with instruction/orders issued by the Central Government from time to time.

Physical standards: 


Height
Chest-Un expanded
Expended
Weight
General Category
170 Cms
81 Cms
86 Cms
Proportionate to height
Tribals/Adivasis having height 162.5 Cms
shall be 162.5 Cms.
77 Cms
82 Cms
-do-
Relaxable: 

By five Cms for the applicants belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir Valley, Gorkhas, Marathas, Sikkimies and North Eastern States, Height for Tribals/ Adivasis including Mizo and Nagas shall be 162.5 Cms

Medical Standards:

Vision:
Eye sight near vision better eye J-I, J-II, 6/6 and 6/9 high grade. Must pass high-grade colour vision test.

Other:
Must not have knock-knee, flat foot/ squint in eyes, must be in good mental & bodily health & free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

BSF Assistant Sub Inspector Examination:

  • Applicants those who are selected in PET are eligible for the written exam.
  • The written examination for BSF Assistant Sub Inspector Radio Mechanic consists of Multiple Objective type questions in GK, Elementary Mathematics and Analytical Aptitude.
  • Final selection of the applicants will be made in order of merit in written exam, PET and interview as prescribed by the Government.

Head Constable:

Eligibility :

Operator –

 Matric or equivalent plus 2 years ITI certificate in Radio & TV/ Electronics or Intermediate or 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics from a recognized Board of Education.

Fitter –

Metric or equivalent plus 2 years ITI certificate in engine/ fitter/ Diesel Mechanic/ Automobile/ Motor Mechanic from an Institution recognized by State/ Central Government or equivalent or 10+2 or Intermediate or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized Board of Education.

Age Limit:

Age must be eighteen to twenty three years on 1st August of the year of the exam
Upper age limit shall be relaxable in respect of applicants from SC, ST communities and other categories of personnel in accordance with instruction/orders announced by the Central Government from time to time.

Physical standards: 


Height
Chest-Un expanded
Expended
Weight
General Category
170 Cms
80 Cms
85 Cms
Proportionate to height
For those having height 165 Cms.
shall be 165 Cms.
78 Cms
83 Cms
-do-
Tribals/Adivasis having height 162.5 Cms.
shall be 162.5 Cms.
76 Cms
81 Cms
-do-
Relaxable:

by five Cms for the applicants belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir Valley, Gorkhas, Marathas, Sikkimies and North Eastern States, Height for Tribals/ Adivasis including Mizo and Nagas shall be 162.5 Cms. 167.5 Cms in respect of applicants belonging to the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Medical Standards:

Vision
Minimum distant vision should be six/six and six/nine of both eyes without correction (i.e. without wearing glasses.). Must pass high-grade colour vision test.

Other
Should not have knock-knee, flat foot, or squint in eyes, should not be having any defect/ deformity likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

BSF Head Constable Examination:

  • Applicants those who are selected in PET are eligible for the written exam.
  • The written exam for BSF Head Constable (Fitter) consists of Multiple Objective type questions in GK, Elementary Mathematics and Analytical Aptitude.
  • Final selection of the applicants will be made in order of merit in written exam, PET & interview as prescribed by the Government.

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