How to Join ITBP, Eligibility Criteria/Conditions, Pay Slip/ Structure

How to Join ITBP:

ITBP is a Force synonym to adventure. Serving in such a Force is dare-devilish as well as testing. There are numerous ways to adore Nature &
joining Indo-Tibetan Border Police is 1 of them. Few of the attractive features of the Force are - skiing, mountaineering, trekking, river rafting and the thrill of closeness to the mountains.

The bait of the snowfall, mountains and adventure provide abundant chances to the young at heart to perform brave feats, serving the country along with an excellent career, pay and service perks. The Force recruits youthful person at the 4 levels of Assistant Commandant - SI - HC - Constable.

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Vacancies are declared from time to time in all leading newspapers and the ' Employment information. Like other official jobs, there is a reservation of fifteen percent for members of the Scheduled Caste, 7.5 percent for Scheduled Tribes and twenty seven percent for Other Backward Class applicants. Job seekers are needed to undergo written tests followed by a PET, a medical exam & finally an interview.

(i) Career Prospects (GD & Technical Cadre)
(ii) Post Retirement Benefits in ITB Police.
(iii) Scholarship Scheme for Medical Students of Govt. Medical Colleges /Institutions, willing to serve CPMFs.
(iv) Pay Structure

Assistant Commandant:

(General Duty)


Assistant Commandants are recruited by the Combined Special Selection Board constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs via Union Public Service Commission. Written test for Assistant Commandant is in 2 papers viz. - Intelligence test & GK and Essay Writing. Special Selection Board conducts a PET, medical exam and an interview for selecting the applicants. (Group 'A' service, basic pay, Rs.15,600-39,100)



(General Duty)

Sub-Inspectors Direct Recruitment for Central Para Military Forces including the ITBP is done by the SSC by conducting a common exam annually. The mode of conducting exam for SI is in 2 parts, Part-first has written exams in General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Ability and English language and Part-second has the PET, medical exam & interview. (Group 'B' service, basic pay, Rs.9,300-34,800)



(General Duty)

ITBP conducts recruitment rallies in different parts of the country for enlisting constables. In the written exam question paper will be set to assess the GK, elementary mathematics, ability to observe & distinguish patterns, followed by the PET, medical exam & interview.(Group 'C' service, basic pay, Rs.6,460-20,200)

Conditions for Eligibility [GENERAL DUTY CADRE]

Assistant Commandant
19 to 25
18 to 25
18 to 23
165cm & above
170cm & above
170cm & above
6/6 to 6/12
6/6 to 6/9
6/6 to 6/9
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In Age

For members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Ex-servicemen and demobilized personnel of Armed Forces with not less than 6 months in the Armed Forces
Service rendered in Army, Navy and Air Force plus 03 years
Meritorious Sports persons
Up to 5 years. (10 years for SCs/STs and 8 years for OBCs)
In Physical Standards:

For Male Candidates

The minimum height for candidates belonging to Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Leh & Ladakh, Kashmir Valley, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Sikkimies and North - Eastern States shall be 165 cms. For Tribals / Adivasis including Mizos and Nagas, it shall be 162.5 cms.
For Tribals and Adivasis :-
Unexpanded   - 77 cms
Expanded - 82 cms         
For Female Candidates
For General Candidates - 157 cms
For Gorkhas /Garhwalis /Kumaonese /Dogra / Marathas - 155 cms
For Adivasis - 154 cms

There are a numbers of Technical Cadres viz., Medical, Telecommunication , Para-medical , Engineering, Veterinary, Motor Transport, Education, Clerical, Stenography, Hindi Translator & Tailor etc. Pay scales and perks of various ranks in these cadres are identical to that of General Duty Cadre.

Assistant Commandant
(Medical Officer)
23 to 30 years
Recognised Medical qualifications included in the First Schedule OR Second Schedule to the Indian Medical Council Act- 1956 (102 of 1956 and Enrollment in any state Medical Register maintained under than Act). Compulsory Rotatory Internship.
Assistant Commandant
30 years
Degree in Civil Engineering.
Assistant Commandant
(Veterinary Assistant Surgeon)
30 years
Degree in Veterinary service and Animal Husbandry.
Assistant Commandant
30 years
Degree in Telecommunication Engineering Or Electrical Communication Engineering or equivalent.
(Hindi Translator)
20 to 30years
Master's Degree.
20 to 25 years
B.A. English(100 WPM in shorthand & 40 WPM in typing.) Hindi (80WPM in shorthand typing 25 WPM    
Head Constable
(Combatant Ministerial)
20 to 25years
10 + 2 (Speed 30 WPM in English typing.)
 (Speed 25 WPM in Hindi typing.)
Head Constable
18 to 23years
Matric with science
18 to 23 years
20 to 25 years
B.A , B.Ed
Head Constable
20 to 25 years
B.A , B.Ed
Head Constable
20 to 25 years
Matric with Science
18 to 25 years
Matric with Registration under Nursing Council.
18 to 25 years
Matric with Diploma in Pharmacy.
(Lab Technician
18 to 25 years
Matric with Diploma in Medical Lab. Technology.
18 to 25 years
Matric with 2 yrs. Diploma in Radio Diagnosis.
Head Constable
(Motor Mechanic)
19 to 25 years
Matric with Diploma in Automobile Engg.
(Motor Mechanic)
18 to 25 years
Matric Pass with ITI Certificate of Auto Engg/MM Trade
(Motor Transport)
20 to 25 years
Matric Pass with valid driving licence in light/medium/heavy & 2yrs experience.
20 to 25 years
Matric & Diploma in Civil Engg.
18 to 23 years
Middle, Diploma in cutting & tailoring
18 to 23 years
Matric & one year experience in respective trade

Dearness Allowance :-

Fifty one percent Dearness Allowance on basic pay. This Dearness Allowance is calculated on the basis of the fluctuations of price index from time to time and sanctioned bi-annually.

Free Rations in Border Units to all. When not posted to Border Units, Gazetted Officers are entitled for Rs827/-p.m. and Non-Gazetted Officers Rs.792/-p.m. under certain conditions of deployment. At ordinary places, Non-Gazetted Officers are paid Ration Money @ Rs.614/- p.m.

City Compensatory Allowance:

Rs.25 (twenty five) to Rs.300 (three hundred) OR Composite Hill Compensatory Allowance Rs.100 (one hundred) to Rs.300 (three hundred) OR Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Rs.40 (forty) to Rs.1300 (one thousand three hundred) depending on pay scales and place of posting.

Detachment Allowance:

When on duties away from Battalion Headquarters ranging from Rs.420/-p.m. to Rs.900/-p.m. at ordinary places and Border posts and Rs.750/-p.m. to Rs.1590/-p.m. when on duty in Kashmir Valley.

Free Uniform and Washing Allowance @ Rs.75/- p.m. to Non-Gazetted personnel.

Initial Uniform Grant is Rs.3250/- , Renewal Uniform Grant is Rs.3000/- in cycles of 7 years and Kit Maintenance Allowance Rs.300/-p.m. to Gazetted Officers. Warm clothing and Snow clothing are free issue.

Organisation Special Pay Rs.100/-, Rs.60/-, Rs.40/- and Rs.30/- p.m. to Subedar Major/Inspector, Sub-Inspector, Head Constable and Constable respectively on completion of Basic Training..

Leave Travel Concession In blocks of four years, 2 LTCs for the officer and his family can avail to visit his home town or one LTC for home town and one LTC to visit anywhere in India. When the officer is away from his family, he can avail the LTC for himself each year.

Earned Leave is 60 days at Units and 30 days at the Directorate-General and Sector Headquarters.

Casual Leave is fifteen days at Units and eight days at the Directorate-General and Sector Headquarters.

Other kinds of leave admissible: Twenty days half pay leave is available in a calendar year. Half pay leave can be commuted on medical certificates. Hospital leave is admissible to all ranks from Constables to SI during hospitalization as indoor patient. Paternity Leave of fifteen days is available to male employees and one hundred eighty days Maternity Leave to female employees to those with less than two surviving children.

Rent Free unfurnished accommodation or compensation in lieu thereof is given when posted to Units and Training Centers for Gazette Officers and rent free unfurnished accommodation to Non-Gazette Officers at all places of appointment.


Reaching the top management level is the limit for a eligible applicants of the ITBP. Eligible candidates irrespective of his cadre whether General Duty cadre or other cadres and of his intake level can earn his career progression if he can toil and sweat.



An Assistant Commandant , Indo-Tibetan Border Police , in the pay scale of Rs.15,600-39,100 after six year of service. After eleven years in Group-'A'(Class-I) service including five year service as Deputy Commandant, the officer may obtain promotion to the rank of Seconding-Command in the salary of Rs.21,900-39,100.With fifteen year Group-A (Class-I) service including four years as Second-in-Command the officer becomes eligible to obtain promoted to the rank of Commandant in the pay scale of Rs.37,400-67,000/-.The promotional prospects are bright and Officers can reach up to the level of Deputy Inspector General and Inspector General.


A person joining as SI in the pay scale of Rs 93,00-34,800/- becomes eligible for promotion to the rank of Inspector in the pay scale of Rs 12,540-34,800/- after putting 3 years of service. After putting three Years as Inspector ,he becomes eligible to the Subedar Major in the pay scale of Rs 13,350-34,800/- plus Appointment pay of Rs two hundred On completion of five years of service as Inspector /Subedar Major, he is considered for promotion as Assistant Commandant in the pay Scale 15,600-39,100/-.On completion of six years Group 'A' (Class-I) he becomes wiling for promotion as Deputy Commandant in the pay scale of Rs 18750-39,100/-. Promotion to the rank of Inspector is subject to passing Departmental Promotion Test. The person joining as SI may reach up to the level of second In Command and Commandant subject to his caliber and vacancies available for promotion. The person joining as Constable in the pay scale of Rs 6,460-20,200/- becomes eligible for promotion to the rank of HC in the pay band of Rs 7,510- 20,200/- after eight years of service. After thirteen years service including eight year service as HC, he becomes willing to the rank of SI in the pay scale of Rs 9,300 -34,800/-.After sixteen years service including three years service as SI, he becomes eligible to the rank of Inspector in the pay-scale pf Rs.12,540-34,800/-/After nineteen years service including three years as Inspector, he becomes interested to the rank Subedar Major in the pay scale of Rs13,350-34,800/- plus Appointment pay of two hundred Promotion in each rank from Constable to Inspector is subject to passing departmental promotion tests. The Promotion prospects are bright and a person can reach up to the level of Assistant Commandant and Deputy Commandant.


Medical Cadre:

In Medical Cadres, assured promotion avenues are available. A Medical Officer(Group-A) in the pay scale of Rs 15,600-39.100 is given promotion as Senior Medical Officer (Deputy Commandant) in the pay scale of Rs 18,750-39,100 after four years of regular service. On completion of six year service as Senior Medical Officer or ten years of total service in the Cadre he is promoted as Chief Medical Officer (Ordinary Grade) in the pay scale of Rs 21,900-39,100/-.After rendering six years service as Chief Medical Officer (Ordinary Grade) he gets promoted as Chief Medical Officer (Selection Grade) in the pay scale of Rs 37,400-67,000/-One post of Director(Medical) in the pay scale of Rs 40,200-67,000/- is available and this post is filled by promotion from amongst the Chief Medical Officers(Selection Grade) with not less than 3 years service in the grade or seventeen years of Total service.

Engineering Cadre:

An Assistant Commandant (Engineer) in the pay scale of Rs.15,600-39,100 on completion of six years of regular service in the grade, becomes eligible for promotion to the rank of Deputy Commandant (Engineer) in the pay scale of Rs.18,750-39,100.The Deputy Commandant(Engg) with fifteen years Group 'A' (Class-I) service of which ten years should be as Deputy Commandant (Engineer) becomes eligible for Commandant (Engineer) in the pay scale of Rs.37,400-67,000.Commandant (Engineer) with eighteen years Group 'A' (Class-I) service of which minimum ten years of regular service should be in the rank of Commandant (Engineer), becomes eligible for Additional Deputy Inspector General(Engineer).

Veterinary Cadre:

An Assistant Commandant (Veterinary Assistant Surgeon) in the pay scale of Rs15, 600-39,100 becomes eligible to get promotion to the rank of Deputy Commandant (Veterinary Surgeon) in the pay scale of Rs18,750-39,100 after 6 years of regular service in the grade .After 5 years of regular service as Deputy Commandant (Veterinary Surgeon) one is eligible to be promoted as Commandant (Senior Veterinary Surgeon) in the pay scale of Rs37,400-67,400/-.



Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel are entitled for Superannuation Pension on attaining the age of 57/60 years. Those who retire after completion of minimum ten years service, on account of disability/disease are given an Invalid Pension. If such disability/disease is attributable to service, they are given a Disability Pension, in addition. Family Pension is admissible to the family of any Indo-Tibetan Border Police person who dies while in service. If death is due to service condition, the family gets family pension at higher rates under the Extra-Ordinary Pension Rules & liberalized pension equivalent to the last pay drawn. This is in the case of death caused by attacks by extremists.


Superannuation/Invalid Pension/Voluntary Retirement with thirty three years is equal to 50% of average pay last drawn by the retiree and it is proportionate to those with less than thirty three years service. In the case of death of a government servant, the family pension is given @ 30% of last pay drawn by the deceased, and it is 50% if the deceased had served for more than seven years.


40% of pension can be commuted by the retirees.


On retirement, gratuity is paid @ 1/4 of last pay+ DA drawn for each completed six monthly period. In case of death, with twenty years’ service gratuity is paid @ 1/2 of last pay+ DA and it is at sliding rate for less than twenty years service.

Ex-gratia Payment:

Rs.5 lakhs - for death while on duty, due to accident, violence by terrorists etc. Rs. 7.5 lakhs - for death occurring during any enemy action in war, and action against militants etc. Rs.5 lakhs - for death due to accident while traveling in any service aircrafts.

Leave Encashment:

On retirement/death, cash equivalent to the leave salary (pay+DA) for the earned leave left at his credit is paid.

General Provident Fund:

On retirement/quitting service, the amount standing at the credit of a subscriber is paid to him/her. In case of death after five years service, an additional amount equivalent to average balance during last three years will be paid Under the Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme subject to the condition of a minimum balance during last three years as under:

Post held maximum balance of which is
Monthly minimum during last 3 years
Rs.12,000/- or more
Rs.9,000/- 11,999
Rs.3,500/- 8,999
below Rs.3,500/-
Group Insurance Scheme:

In case of death, families of Group 'A','B'&'C' category employees will get Rs.1,20,000 , Rs.60,000 and Rs.30,000/- respectively ,in addition to a lump sum payment due from the savings funds. On retirement, they will get a lump sum amount as per the Table of Benefits published by the headquarters from time to time.

ITBP Pay Structure:

Sl. No.
Pay Band
Grade Pay
Basic Pay
Total Pay
Director General
Apex Scale
Rs. 80000(Fixed)
Rs. 80000
Addl. Director General
PB - 4 (67000-79000)
Rs. 59100
Inspector General
PB - 4 (37400-67000)
Rs. 43000
Rs. 53000
Deputy Inspector General
PB - 4 (37400-67000)
Rs.  8900
Rs. 40200
Rs. 49100
PB - 4 (37400-67000)
Rs.  8700
Rs. 37400
Rs. 46100
PB - 3 (15600-39100)
Rs.  7600
Rs. 21900
Rs. 29500
Deputy Commandant
PB - 3 (15600-39100)
Rs.  6600
Rs. 18750
Rs. 25350
Assistant Commandant
PB - 3 (15600-39100)
Rs.  5400
Rs. 15600
Rs. 21000
Subedar Major
PB - 2 ( 9300-34800 )
Rs.  4800
Rs. 13350
Rs. 18150
PB - 2 ( 9300-34800 )
Rs.  4600
Rs. 12540
Rs. 17140
PB - 2 ( 9300-34800 )
Rs.  4200
Rs.   9300
Rs. 13500
Asstt Sub Inspector
PB - 1 ( 5200-20200 )
Rs.  2800
Rs.   8560
Rs. 11360
Head Constable
PB - 1 ( 5200-20200 )
Rs.  2400
Rs.   7510
Rs.  9910
PB - 1 ( 5200-20200 )
Rs.  2000
Rs.  6460
Rs.   8460

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