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Paramilitary Force

RECRUITMENT POLICY
The recruitment in the Force is being made in the following ranks:
a. Constable In General Duty Cadre
b. Sub-Inspector In General Duty Cadre
c. Assistant Commandant In Communication Set-up
d. Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) In Communication Set-up
e. Head Constable (Radio Operator) In Communication Set-up
f. In Communication Set-up Head Constable (Fitter)  
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS:
I) CONSTABLE:  
i) Constable a major component of Border Security Force.
ii) Age 18 to 23 years (with relaxation in the upper age for ST/SC/OBC/ other categories in accordance with the instructions issued by Govt. time).
iii) Educational Qualification Matriculation or equivalent.
iv) PHYSICAL STANDARDS :
States/UTs Regions  
Schedule Tribes Adivasis of all States and UTs including Nagas/Mizos Height         Chest
162.5 Cms    76-81 Cms
Men belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Sikkim , Leh & Ladhakh 165 Cms        78-83 Cms
Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Lakshdweep, Goa, Daman & Diu 167.5 Cms     80-85 Cms
All other states & UTs 170 Cms        80-85 Cms
v) Medical Standard: (a) Eye sight 6/6 minimum distant vision
vi) Allotment of vacancies (b) Must not have knock knees, vein or squint in eyes and should colour vision & free from any 90 % of vacancies of constabulary all the States/UT's on the basis of respective State/UT. Remaining to Border States where BSF
vii) Reservation Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes Other Backward Classes
recruitment and two-third by promotion. The requisite criteria for direct rectt of Sub-Inspector
i) Age 20 to 25 years relaxable Caste/Scheduled Tribe/accordance with the instructions Govt. from time to time.
ii) Educational Qualification Degree of a recognised
iii) Physical Standards Height 170 Cms. relaxable by Cms. for candidates belonging to Hill areas Garhwal, Kumaon, HP, Leh & Ladakh, Kashmir valley, Gorkhas, Marathas, Sikkimies, Dogras & NE States
III) ASSISTANT COMMANDANT:
50% posts of Assistant Commandant are filled by Direct Recruitment (including 10% from promotion from Inspector to AC. The criteria for Direct Recruitment is as under:
a) Age 19 to 25 yrs (Relaxable Caste/Scheduled Tribe/candidates in accordance instructions/orders of Govt
b) Educational Qualification Degree from a recognized or equivalent, ,possession certificate, or outstanding or athletics
c) Physical Standard Male
i) Height 165 Cms.
ii) Chest 81-86 Cms.
iii)Weight 50 Kgs.
iv) Eye sight with or without glasses: Distant Vision Corrected vision
6/6 6/12
    or
6/9 6/9
v) Colour Vision: Must possess high color
vi) Must not have knock-knee, flat foot, or squint in eyes, must be in good mental free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance
vii) Shall have to pass written test, Physical efficiency test & interview as prescribed
Assistant Commandant (Technical) with B.Sc.(Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) and with the Electronics stream are deputed for appointment in the rank of Assistant Commandant executive posts, after they undergo Battalion Signal Officers Course. These officers later Communication hierarchy in BSF, apart from performing General duties in various ranks, are also part of General Cadre of Officers.
IV)ASSISTANT SUB INSPECTOR (RADIO MECHANIC):
a) Age: Between 18 to 25 years. (Upper age limit respect of candidates from Scheduled communities and other categories of personnel with instruction/orders issued by the time to time.
b) Education: Matric with 3 year Diploma in Radio Electronics / Tele-Communications / Mechanical / Engineering / Domestic Institution recognized by State/Central Intermediate or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics, having 50% marks in Physics, Mathematics from a recognized Board.
c) Physical Standard: Height: 170 Cms (relaxable by 5 Cms belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir Valley, Gorkhas, and North Eastern States, Height for Tribals/ Mizo and Nagas shall be 162.5 Cms).
(i) General Category Chest-Un expanded
81 Cms
(ii) Tribals/Adivasis having height 162.5 Cms 77 Cms
Weight Proportionate to height
Medical Standard Eye sight near vision better eye J-I, J-Must pass high-grade colour vision test
Vision: Must not have knock-knee, flat foot, in good mental & bodily health & free likely to interfere with the efficient performance
Other:  
V) HEAD CONSTABLE (OPERATOR):  
a) Age: Between 18 to 23 years. (Upper age limit shall be relaxable in Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes communities and other accordance with instruction/orders issued by the Central Government
b) Education: Matric or equivalent plus two years ITI certificate in Radio and Intermediate or 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry recognized Board of Education.
c) Physical Standard: Height: 170 Cms (relaxable by 5 Cms for the candidates belonging Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir Sikkimies and North Eastern States, Height for Tribals/ Adivasis shall be 162.5 Cms. 167.5 Cms in respect of candidates belonging Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala
(i) General Category Chest-Un expanded      Expanded
80 Cms                            85 Cms
78 Cms                            83 Cms
76 Cms                            81 Cms
(ii) For those having height 165 Cms.
(iii) Tribals/Adivasis having height 162.5 cms
Weight Proportionate to height
Medical Standard  
Vision: Minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of both eyes without wearing glasses.). Must pass high-grade colour vision test.
Other: Must not have knock-knee, flat foot, or squint in eyes, must defect/deformity likely to interfere with the efficient performance
VI) HEAD CONSTABLE (FITTER) :  
Age: Between 18 to 23 years. (Upper age limit shall be relaxable in respect of candidates Scheduled Tribes communities and other categories of personnel in accordance issued by the Central Government from time to time).
Education: Matric or equivalent plus two years ITI certificate in engine/fitter/Diesel Mechanic/Mechanic from an Institution recognized by State/Central Government or equivalent or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized
Physical Standard:  
Height 170 Cms (relaxable by 5 Cms for the candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Pradesh, Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir Valley, Gorkhas, Marathas, Sikkimies and North Tribals/ Adivasis including Mizo and Nagas shall be 162.5 Cms. 167.5 Cms Kerala).
Chest Un-Expanded     Expanded
i) General Category Chest-Un expanded      Expanded
80 Cms                            85 Cms
78 Cms                            83 Cms
76 Cms                            81 Cms
ii) For those having height 165 Cms
iii) Tribals/Adivasis having height 162.5 Cms
Weight: Proportionate to height
Medical Standards:  
Vision: (Minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of both eyes without correction Must pass high-grade colour vision test.
Other: Must not have knock-knee, flat foot, or squint in eyes, must be in good mental 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

1. Signal Training School Delhi : This institution is meant for the training of Radio Mechanics
2. Signal Training School Bangalore: All operator-stream courses are run by this Institute personnel operating various Communication systems in the Force.