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CAREER PROSPECTS IN THE FORCE

 

RECRUITMENT POLICY:  

 

The recruitment in the Force is being made in the following ranks:  

 

 

a.

Constable              

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b.

Sub-Inspector

In General Duty Cadre  

c.

Assistant Commandant

 

d.

Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic)

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e.

Head Constable (Radio Operator)

In Communication Set-up  

f.

Head Constable (Fitter)  

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS:

 

I) CONSTABLE: Revised scheme for recruitment of Constable (GD) and procedure  {Click here}

 

i) 

Constable a major component of Border Security  Force.  

ii)

 Age  

Between 18 to 23 years (Cut off date for age will be 1st August every year)  

iii)         

Educational Qualification

Matriculation or 10th class pass.  

iv) PHYSICAL STANDARDS :

         

Particulars

Height

Chest

Weight

         

For Males

For Females

170 Cms

157 Cms

 80-85  Cms

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For males and females: proportionate to height and age as per Medical Standards

  Relaxation : There will be relaxation in age for SC/ST/OBC, Ex Servicemen and other categories of persons in accordance with the Government order on the subject as follows : - - -

         

Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhs, Dogras, Marathas and candidates  to the states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K           

For male       -165cms

For female -155cms

Scheduled Tribes

For male      -162.5cms

For female-150cms

 

 

For male       -165cms

For female -155cms

Scheduled Tribes

For male      -78-83cms

For female-76-81cms

 

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Powers of relaxation

The power to relax the eligibility criteria as mentioned in above  will rest with the Directors General of Central Police Forces.

 

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All other states & UTs

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 v)

Medical Standards

(a) Eye Sight  : The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 & 6/9 of both eyes without correction i.e. without wearing of glasses.

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

vi)

Allotment of vacancies

I)     60 % of vacancies will be  allotted amongst States/UT's on the basis of population ratio.

ii) 20% of vacancies  in the Border Guarding Forcess(BGFs) (BSF,ITBP,SSB,Assam Rifles) will be allotted to border districts, which fall within the responsibility of the Force.

iii)    20% of vacancies in BGFs will be allotted to areas affected by militancy i.e J&K, North Eastern States and naxal affected areas.  The districts/areas affected by militancy shall be notified by the Government from time to time.

iv)     In forces other than BGFs, 40% vacancies will be allotted to militancy affected areas i.e. J&K, North Eastern States and naxsal affected areas.  The district/areas affected by militancy shall be notified by the Government from time to time.

v)     For diversion of annual vacancies from one State to another State, and also for diversion of vacancies of new raisings from one State to another in the same category or from one category to another category, approvalddd of MHA will be required.

vii Reservation

There will be reservations for SC/ST/OBC, Ex-Servicemen and other categories of personnel in accordance with the instructions issued 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 SC/ST for various States/ UTs will be fixed having regard to the number of SC/ST population in such States/ UTs.  The unfilled reserved vacancies may also be filled through special recruitments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 II SUB-INSPECTOR:  

     One-third of the posts are filled up by direct recruitment and two-third by promotion. The requisite criteria for direct rectt of Sub-Inspector is as under:

i)

 Age  

20 to 25 years relax able for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Class in accordance with the instructions issued by the Govt. from time to time. 

ii)         

Educational Qualification

Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

iii)         

Physical Standards

Height

Chest

Weight

 

 

170 Cms. relaxable by 5 Cms. for candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, HP, Leh & Ladakh, Kashmir valley, Gorkhas, Marathas, Sikkimies, Dogras & NE States

80-85 Cms. (77-82Cms for STs)

Proportionate to height

 III)   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:  

 

a)

 Age  

19 to 25 yrs (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. .  

b)         

Educational Qualification

Degree from a recognized  University/Institution or equivalent, ,possession of NCC B or :C certificate, or outstanding achievements in sports or athletics will be an added qualification.

c)         

  Physical Standard

Male

Female

 

i) Height

165 Cms.

157 Cms.

 

ii) Chest

81-86 Cms.

N.A..

 

iii)Weight

50 Kgs.

According to height but not less than 46 Kgs.

 

 iv) Eye sight with or without glasses:  

Distant Vision

 

Near Vision

 

 

Corrected vision

 

Corrected vision

 

 

6/6

6/12

 

J-I

J-II

 

 

or

 

 

 

 

6/9

6/9

 

 

 

 

v) Colour Vision:

 Must possess high color vision

 

vi) Must not have knock-knee, flat foot, or 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.

 

vii) Shall have to pass written test, Physical efficiency test & interview as prescribed by the Govt.

    Assistant Commandant (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 BSF, apart from performing General duties in various ranks, since Communication Officers are also part of General Cadre of Officers.

 

IV) ASSISTANT SUB INSPECTOR (RADIO MECHANIC):  

 

a)

Age:

Between 18 to 25 years. (Upper age limit shall be relaxable in respect of candidates from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes communities and other categories of personnel in accordance with instruction/orders issued by the Central Government from time to time.  

b)

Education: 

Matric with 3 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 and Mathematics from a recognized Board.  

c)

Physical Standard:

Height: 170 Cms (relaxable by 5 Cms for the candidates 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).  

 

 

Chest-Un expanded

Expanded

(i)

General Category

81 Cms

86 Cms

(ii)

Tribals/Adivasis having height 162.5 Cms  

77 Cms

82 Cms

 

Weight

Proportionate to height

 

Medical Standard

 

 

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, or 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.  

V)  HEAD CONSTABLE (OPERATOR):

a)

Age:

Between 18 to 23 years. (Upper age limit shall be relaxable in respect of candidates from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes communities and other categories of personnel in accordance with instruction/orders issued by the Central Government from time to time).  

b)

Education: 

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

c)

Physical Standard:

Height: 170 Cms (relaxable by 5 Cms for the candidates 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 candidates belonging to the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala).  

 

 

Chest-Un expanded

Expanded

(i)

General Category

80 Cms

85 Cms

(ii)

For those having height 165 Cms.  

78 Cms

83 Cms

(iii)

Tribals/Adivasis having  height 162.5 Cms.  

76 Cms

81 Cms

 

Weight

Proportionate to height

 

Medical Standard

 

Vision:

Minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of both eyes without correction (i.e. without wearing glasses.). Must pass high-grade colour vision test. 

 

Other:

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

VI)      HEAD CONSTABLE (FITTER) :

Age:

Between 18 to 23 years. (Upper age limit shall be relaxable in respect of candidates from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes communities and other categories of personnel in accordance with instruction/ orders issued by the Central Government from time to time).  

Education:

Matric or equivalent plus two 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.  

Physical Standard:

Height

170 Cms (relaxable by 5 Cms for the candidates 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 Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala).  

Chest

 

Un-Expanded

Expanded  

i)

General Category

80 Cms

85 Cms  

ii)

For those having height 165 Cms.  

78 Cms

83 Cms  

iii)

Tribals/Adivasis having          height 162.5 Cms  

76 Cms                 

81 Cms  

Weight:

Proportionate to height  

Medical Standards:  

Vision:       

(Minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of both eyes without correction (i.e. without wearing glass).  Must pass high-grade colour vision test.  

Other:

Must not have knock-knee, flat foot, or 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.  

Training institution for Communication

The BSF is having two Training Institutions for the training of Comn personnel:-

  1.  Signal Training School Delhi : This institution is meant for the training of Radio Mechanics and Cipher personnel.  

  2. Signal Training School Bangalore: All operator-stream courses are run by this Institute to train communication personnel operating various Communication systems in the Force.

Pay Scale

The pay scales of different ranks in the Force are as under:-

 

S/No

Rank

Pay Band Grade Pay Pay Total Pay

1.

Director General

Apex Scale

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Rs. 80000(Fixed) Rs. 80000
2. Spl DG PB - 4 (37400-67000) Rs.12000 Rs. 47100 Rs. 59100

3.

Addl DG

PB - 4 (37400-67000) Rs.12000 Rs. 47100 Rs. 59100

4.

Inspector General

PB - 4 (37400-67000) Rs.10000 Rs. 43000 Rs. 53000

5.

Dy Insp General  

PB - 4 (37400-67000) Rs.  8900 Rs. 40200 Rs. 49100

6.

Commandant PB - 4 (37400-67000) Rs.  8700 Rs. 37400 Rs. 46100

7.

2nd-in-Command

PB - 3 (15600-39100) Rs.  7600 Rs. 21900 Rs. 29500

8.

Dy Commandant

PB - 3 (15600-39100) Rs.  6600 Rs. 18750 Rs. 25350

9.

Asstt Comandant

PB - 3 (15600-39100) Rs.  5400 Rs. 15600 Rs. 21000

10.

Subedar Major

PB - 2 ( 9300-34800 ) Rs.  4800 Rs. 12540 Rs. 17340

11.

Inspector

PB - 2 ( 9300-34800 ) Rs.  4600 Rs. 12540 Rs. 17140

12.

Sub-Inspector

PB - 2 ( 9300-34800 ) Rs.  4200 Rs.   9300 Rs. 13500

13.

Asstt Sub Inspector

PB - 1 ( 5200-20200 ) Rs.  2800 Rs.   8560 Rs. 11360

14.

Head Constable

PB - 1 ( 520020200  ) Rs.  2400 Rs.   7510 Rs.   9910

15.

Constable

PB - 1 ( 5200-20200 ) Rs.  2000 Rs.   6460 Rs.   8460

16.

CT ( Tradesmen )

PB - 1 ( 520020200  ) Rs.  2000 Rs.   6460 Rs.  8460

 

Promotion Avenues (Gazetted Officer)

 i) Inspector to Assistant Commandant  

   Inspector with 5 years regular service in the grade, having medical category  SHAPE-I with educational qualification as matric & having undergone Basic Trg, PL  Weapon course and Coy Comdr. Course are considered for promotion. 2 Years service in a service coy for all Inspectors/Sub(GD) or 2 years service in a duty Bn for Sub(Comn) is pre-requisite.  

 ii) Assistant Commandant to Deputy Commandant  

   Asstt Comdts of BSF with 06 years regular service in the grade,Medical catagory SHAPE-I and having qualified carrier courses like (i)Commando & Weapon training (ii)YOC by AC(DE), Re-orientation course by promotees and having two years command experience as Coy Comdr in a service coy is considered for promotion.  

iii) Deputy Commandant to 2nd in-Command  

     Dy Comdt of BSF with 05 years regular service in the grade, possessing 02 years service as Dy Commandant in a Duty BN & having Medical category SHAPE-I are considered for promotion to 2IC. Must have qualified one of the following courses. BSW/MMG/MOR/FE and qualified CC Course.

iv) 2nd-in-Command to Commandant  

    Second-in-Command with 04 years, regular service as 2IC with 02 years service as 2IC in Duty Bn and medical category SHAPE-I is considered for promotion to the rank of Commandant. Should have qualified Senior Command Course.  

 v)  Commandant to Additional DIG  

    Comdt of BSF with 03 years regular service as Comdt with total 18 years group A service & possessing 02 years command as Commandant in a Duty Bn & having medical category SHAPE-I is considered for promotion to the rank of ADDL DIG. Should also have undergone Higher Command Course  

 vi)      Additional DIG to DIG  

      Additional DIG of BSF with 02 years regular service in the grade, with 20 years group A service and having medical category SHAPE-I is considered for promotion to the rank of DIG. Should have undergone Courses/Trg as prescribed by DG BSF from time to time.  

 vii)     DIG to IG

        DIG of BSF with 04 years service as DIG and having 24 years group A service with medical category SHAPE-I is considered for promotion to the Rank of IG. Should have undergone Courses/Trg as prescribed by DG BSF from time to time.  

Promotion Avenues (NON-Gazetted Officer)

The rank structure of non-gazetted cadre of BSF is as under:-  

a.       Constable  

b.      Head Constable  

c.       Sub Inspector  

d.      Subedar

           The promotion of the members of the Force shall be based on merit and suitability in all respects, with due regards to seniority and should be medical category AYE .  Every member of the force shall, before any promotion be required to pass pre-promotion course.  These promotion examinations which are of a qualifying nature permit a constable to be promoted to the next higher rank of Head Constable upon being first brought on list A.  Similarly promotion from the rank of Head Constable to Sub Inspector would require such a person to the first brought on the promotion qualifying list B.  In the case of promotion from the rank of sub Inspector to Subedar, the same is dependent on a Sub Inspector qualifying list C.  

The candidate appearing in list A, B & C test (i.e. DPC tests) must fulfill the following eligibility conditions:-

Promotion Test

Minimum Service Required

Minimum Educational Standard

List A

Constable to Head Constable

8 years as Constable of which 5 years service in a service coy of duty Bn with Medical Cat Shape-I.

(i)Matric/10th class pass or equivalent.
(ii)Basic Trg & MR-II.
(iii)SLC, JSLC, GLC or pre promotion course prescribed for technical posts.

List B

Head Const to Sub Inspector

5 years service as HC together with 18 years of service with Med Cat SHAPE-I & 2 years service in Service Coy.

(i)Matric/10th class pass or equivalent.
(ii)Basic Course, MR-I.
(iii)Pre-promotion Course prescribed for the post.

List C

Sub Inspector to Subedar

3 years service as Sub Inspector, Med Cat SHAPE-I and 2 years command of a Platoon in a Service Coy.

(i)Matric/10th class pass or equivalent.
(ii)Basic Trg prescribed at entry level.
(iii)MR-I.
(iv)JLC.
(v)PW or W&T Course.
(vi)PC (Tac).