BSF Recruitment 2022: Apply Online, Exam Date, Notification

BSF Recruitment 2022: Apply Online, Exam Date, Notification

ByPriya Gupta  |  Updated on: Jan 6, 2023
BSF Recruitment will soon release Admit Card for Head Constable and Group B & C posts. Check out the complete information on BSF Recruitment 2022, such as Salary, Age Limit, Eligibility, etc. Download the official BSF Notification PDF here.
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BSF Recruitment 2022 has released the notification for several Group B & C posts. Border Security Force (BSF) released 281 vacancies for Sub Inspector and Constable (Group B & C) posts and 1112 vacancies for Head Constable posts. The admit card, as well as the exam date for BSF recruitment, is going to be announced soon.

Candidates planning to appear for the exam must be familiar with the selection process, syllabus, and admit card details. In this post, interested candidates can check the eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, selection process, post-wise salary, preparation tips, and best books for the upcoming BSF recruitment 2022.

BSF Recruitment 2022

Border Security Force has opened vacancies for Group B & C posts in the Water Wing of the BSF. In a notification dated 05 August 2022, the BSF recruitment also released vacancies for the Head Constable post. According to the official notification, only eligible candidates can apply for these posts.

Candidates who wish to serve the nation must apply for the BSF recruitment 2022. To help interested candidates, we have provided an overview of the recruitment in the table given below:

Name of the Organization

BSF Recruitment 2022 Overview

Name of the Post

Group B & C posts in the Water Wing of BSF,

Head Constable

Number of Vacancies

281 for Group B & C,

1112 for Head Constable

Selection Process

Written Test, PMT/PET, Trade Test, Medical Test

Eligibility

Eligible Male Candidates for Group B & C posts,

Eligible Male and Female Candidates for Head Constable

For several positions, including Paramedical Staff, Veterinary Staff, Sub Inspector, Constable Tradesman, Constable, GD, Constable, RO, and RM, the BSF has released recruitment notifications for 2022. The following is a list of the positions that are available for BSF recruitment:

  • Constable Tradesman
  • Constable GD
  • Head Constable RO
  • Assistant Aircraft Mechanic (Assistant Sub Inspector)
  • Veterinary Staff
  • Constable (Storeman)
  • Paramedical
  • Sub Inspector
  • Assistant Radio Mechanic (Assistant Sub Inspector)
  • Head Constable RM

BSF Head Constable Recruitment (Ministerial)

The BSF Head Constable (Ministerial) notification has been made available by the Border Security Force. Three hundred twelve vacancies have been made available for the BSF recruitment process. Candidates could submit BSF Head Constable recruitment applications between August 8 and September 6, 2022.

For BSF recruitment, candidates must hold a Second Class Master Certificate issued by the Central or State Inland Water Transport Authority or Mercantile Marine Department and have finished 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

BSF Head Constable Recruitment (Radio Mechanic)

The BSF has made the Head Constable Radio Mechanic recruitment announcement public. Candidates between the ages of 18 and 25 may apply for this position. Written tests, physical tests, physical efficiency tests, mains written tests, and medical examination rounds make up the BSF recruitment selection procedure. For the position of RM in BSF recruitment, 330 vacancies are available.

BSF Head Constable Recruitment (Radio Operator)

Soon, the Border Security Force will begin hiring for the BSF Radio Operator (Head Constable) position. Many candidates eagerly awaited the latest notification to fill the BSF Radio Operator vacancies. There are 982 vacancies for the role of BSF RO.

BSF Constable Tradesman Recruitment 2022

The Cobbler and Tailor, among other positions, will soon be one of the BSF Constable Tradesman vacancies. There were 1763 vacancies announced last year. We also expect the same amount of BSF recruitment vacancies for Constable Tradesman this year. To be eligible for BSF recruitment, the applicant must be between 18 and 23. The candidate must have graduated high school and have two years of relevant job experience.

BSF Constable GD Recruitment 2022

The BSF Constable Ground Duty Recruitment 2022 notification will be made soon on the official website. There were 1356 open positions last year, including both BSF and CISF. Candidates in the 18-23 age group are eligible to apply for BSF Recruitment for the GD position.

BSF Sub Inspector Recruitment 2022 (Group B)

The Border Security Force will conduct the BSF SI Recruitment 2022 to fill Sub Inspector posts. Given that the BSF is one of the largest border guard units in the world, the job of the BSF Sub Inspector is one to which the Border Security Force is proudly formally attached. For the BSF recruitment for SI posts, 16 vacancies have been made available.

BSF Notification 2022

The official BSF recruitment 2022 notification for the Head Constable post was released on 05 August 2022 on the official website. The notification contains all the details about the eligibility criteria, syllabus, job role, etc. Candidates appearing for the BSF exam must go through the entire notification to understand what the posts within the Border Security Force entail and demand. Interested candidates can download the BSF notification PDF below:

☛ Official BSF Recruitment 2022 Notification for Group B & C Posts - Download PDF

☛ BSF Head Constable Recruitment Notification - Download PDF

BSF Exam Date 2022

Border Security Force is ready to announce the upcoming BSF Recruitment 2022 exam date. Candidates must be aware of all the important dates related to the exam to avoid missing out on something important. We have given an overview of all the dates you need to mark for the exam. Check out the table below to know the BSF exam date 2022:

Details

BSF Group B & C Recruitment Dates

BSF Head Constable Recruitment 2022 Dates

Notification

30 May 2022

05 August 2022

Online Application Start

13 June 2022

20 August 2022

Last Date of Application

12 July 2022

19 September 2022

Admit Card Release Date

To be Updated Soon

To be Updated Soon

BSF Exam Date 2022

To be Updated Soon

To be Updated Soon

BSF Recruitment 2022: Apply Online

On September 19, 2022, the BSF Recruitment 2022 online application period ended. For BSF recruitment, interested individuals who meet the necessary qualifications must submit an online application.

The candidates must submit their applications online. No other method of application submission will be permitted. Applicants can use the steps below to complete the BSF recruitment application:

  • Step 1: Visit the Border Security Force's recruitment website.
  • Step 2: Find "Current BSF Recruitment Openings" and click the "BSF Group B & C Vacancies" link that appears.
  • Step 3: You will be taken to a new page where you must enter the necessary information, including your name, address, and educational background.
  • Step 4: Upload the necessary documents, signatures, and photos.
  • Step 5: Pay the application fee, complete your application, and print out the form for future use.

BSF Eligibility Criteria

The essential eligibility criteria for Head Constable Group B & C posts is that the candidate applying should be a citizen of India. Besides this, there are several eligibility criteria that every candidate must fulfill to be selected for the BSF recruitment. This includes height and chest requirements, educational qualification, and age limit. The details about the BSF recruitment 2022 eligibility criteria are given below.

BSF Recruitment: Height & Chest Requirements

The candidates need to fit the criteria for height and chest to be considered eligible for BSF recruitment. The physical standards maintained by the BSF are fixed and will not be overlooked by any candidate. Find the details about the BSF height requirements given in the table:


Category

BSF Group B & C Recruitment

BSF Head Constable Recruitment (Male)

BSF Head Constable Recruitment (Female)

Minimum Height

Minimum Chest

Height

Chest

Height

Chest

A person belonging to Hilly areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Leh & Ladakh & North Eastern States. State of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Goa. Union Territory of Pondicherry

162.5 cm

75 cm. (Unexpanded),

80 cm (Expanded)

165 cm

80-85 cm

155 cm

N/A

Schedule Tribes/Adivasis of all states and Union Territories including Nagas & Mizos, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu & Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Dogras

160 cm

73 cm (Unexpanded),

78 cm (Expanded)

162.5 cm

76-81 cm

154 cm

N/A

A person belonging to other States and Union Territories

165 cm

75 cm (Unexpanded),

80 cm (Expanded)

168 cm

80-85 cm

157 cm

N/A

BSF Recruitment Eligibility: Educational Qualification

The educational qualification for candidates wanting to appear for the BSF recruitment 2022 is also fixed. If a candidate does not fit the qualification criteria, he will not be considered eligible for the exam. Find out the BSF 2022 eligibility criteria for educational qualifications below:

  • Sub Inspector (Master): 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board or University, and Second Class Master Certificate issued by the Central or State Inland Water Transport Authority or Mercantile Marine Department.
  • Sub Inspector (Engine Driver): 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board or University, and First Class Engine Driver Certificate issued by the Central or State Inland Water Transport Authority or Mercantile Marine Department.
  • Sub Inspector (Workshop): Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent; or Three years Diploma in Mechanical or Marine or Automobile Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
  • Head Constable (Master): As per the BSF eligibility, matriculation from a recognized board or equivalent and Serang Certificate is needed for the HC post.
  • Head Constable (Engine Driver): Matriculation from a recognized board or equivalent and Possessing and Class Engine Driver Certificate.
  • Head Constable (Workshop): Matriculation from a recognized Board or equivalent; and Industrial Training Institute Diploma in respective trade i.e ,Motor Mechanic (Diesel/Petrol Engine)/Electrician, Machinist/Carpentry/AC Technician/Electronics and Plumbing from a recognized institution.
  • Constable (Crew): Matriculation from a recognized board or equivalent and One year of experience in the operation of a Boat below 265 HP Shou.ld know swimming in deep water without assistance.
  • Head Constable (RO & RM): 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board or University, Certification in Radio, Television, or Electronics.

BSF Age Limit

BSF specifies the age limit for candidates who wish to serve in the Group B & C or Head Constable posts. No candidate under or above the required age limit will be eligible to apply for the exam. The age limit differs post to position, so candidates must check the age limit before applying for the BSF recruitment. Here are the post-wise details about the BSF age limit:

  • Sub Inspector (Master) - The candidate must be between 22 to 28 years of age.
  • Sub Inspector (Engine Driver) - The candidate must be between 22 to 28 years of age.
  • Sub Inspector (Workshop) - The candidate must be between 20 to 25 years of age.
  • Head Constable (Master) - The candidate must be between 20 to 25 years of age.
  • Head Constable (Engine Driver) - The candidate must be between 20 to 25 years of age.
  • Head Constable (Workshop) - The candidate must be between 20 to 25 years of age.
  • Constable (Crew) - The candidate must be between 20 to 25 years of age.
  • Head Constable (Radio Operator & Radio Mechanic) - Candidates applying should be 18 to 25 years of age as of 19 September 2022.

Relaxation in BSF Age Limit

Candidates coming from specific categories may receive the relaxation in the upper age limit for the BSF recruitment 2022. SC/ST, OBC, Ex-Servicemen, and certain other candidates can get age relaxation for the exam. Candidates in these categories must check out their revised upper age limit as mentioned in the official notification. You can also find the information about BSF age relaxation given below:

  • SC/ST - 05 years.
  • OBC - 03 years.
  • Ex-Servicemen - UR - 03 years, OBC - 06 years, SC/ST - 08 years.
  • Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have not rendered less than 3 years of regular and continuous service - UR - 05 years, OBC - 08 years, SC/ST - 10 years.
  • Children and dependent families of those killed in the Communal riots of the year 1984 and 2002 Gujarat Riots - UR - 05 years, OBC - 08 years, SC/ST - 10 years.

BSF Written Exam Pattern

The second phase of the BSF recruitment, the written examination, will be announced to the candidates by E-Mail address/SMS for call letters online. Successful candidates in the first phase of the BSF recruitment, namely the PST, PET, Documentation, and Trade Test, will be called to present.

BSF Written Exam Pattern
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Knowledge & Awareness252502 hours
Reasoning Ability2525
Numerical Ability2525
Trade Awareness2525
Total 100100

Note: For General Category, EWS, and Ex-Servicemen, the qualifying mark is 35%; for SC/ST/OBC, it is 33%.

BSF 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus is one of the first things every candidate should check out for BSF recruitment. By going through the syllabus, the candidate can determine whether or not you possess the skill, ability, and knowledge required for the job. Familiarizing with the syllabus will help the aspirant better prepare for the exam. Given below are the details about the BSF Syllabus for the written exam:

BSF Recruitment: Syllabus

For Sub Inspector (Master, ED, Workshop)

General Knowledge & Awareness

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

For Head Constable (Master, ED, Workshop) and Constable (Crew)

General Knowledge & Awareness

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

Trade Awareness

BSF Admit Card 2022

The exact release date of the BSF 2022 admit card has not been announced yet by the authorities. However, since the online application process for BSF Group B & C recruitment was closed on 28 June 2022, the admit card is expected to be released soon. Candidates must be familiar with the BSF Head Constable recruitment admit card process for RO and RM posts so they don't face any hassles while downloading it.

To download the admit card, candidates must log in to the official website using their BSF login credentials. Here is the release date of admit card for the BSF recruitment of Head Constables and Group B and C personnel:

RecruitmentBSF 2022 admit card Release Date
BSF Group B & C RecruitmentTo be Announced
BSF Head Constable RecruitmentTo be Announced

How to Download BSF 2022 Admit Card?

Students can access the BSF recruitment 2022 admit card online from the official website between 20 and 30 days before the exam. Since a candidate cannot enter the exam room without an admit card, the admit card is essential to the success of the exam. On this page, we'll provide you with all the information you need about the BSF recruitment 2022 admit card, along with all the links you'll need to download your admit card.

  • Step 1: Visit the Border Security Force's website to apply.
  • Step 2: Click the "Candidate Login" link on the homepage.
  • Step 3: Before submitting, provide your registration number, email address, password, and captcha.
  • Step 4: Find and select the "download admit card for BSF Recruitment 2022" link.
  • Step 5: Your exam admit card will appear on the screen in PDF format.
  • Step 6: For future use, download and print a duplicate of the hall ticket.

BSF Vacancy 2022

This year, 281 vacancies have been released in total for BSF Recruitment 2022 of Group B & C posts. Only male candidates are eligible to partake in this recruitment process. The BSF has specified the details for the Sub Inspector and Constable (Group B & C) posts in the official notification for all categories and trades. Candidates can also get the complete category-wise details of the BSF vacancy 2022 in the table below:

Post Name

Trade

Posts for UR

Posts for SC

Posts for ST

Posts for OBC

Posts for EWS

Total Posts

Sub Inspector (Master)

N/A

05

00

01

01

01

08

Sub Inspector (Engine Driver)

N/A

02

022

01

00

01

06

Sub Inspector (Workshop)

N/A

02

00

00

00

00

02

Head Constable (Master)

N/A

28

03

07

12

02

52

Head Constable (Engine Driver)

N/A

32

05

06

18

03

64

Head Constable (Workshop)

Mechanic (Diesel/Petrol Engine)

05

01

02

01

01

10

Electrician

01

00

00

00

01

01

AC Technician

01

00

00

00

00

01

Electronics

01

00

00

00

00

01

Machinist

01

00

00

00

00

01

Carpenter

02

00

00

00

00

02

Plumber

02

00

00

00

00

02

Constable (Crew)

N/A

92

14

00

19

05

130

Total BSF Vacancy

174

25

17

51

14

281

In a recent notification, BSF Head Constable vacancies were also announced. In total, there are 1112 vacancies available across posts such as Radio Operator and Radio Mechanic. Here, we have given the details about the BSF Head Constable vacancies:

  • 982 vacancies are available for BSF Head Constable (Radio Operator).
  • 330 vacancies are available for BSF Head Constable (Radio Mechanic).

BSF Selection Process

Every aspiring candidate must be thorough with the steps involved in BSF recruitment. The recruitment process consists of multiple phases, which the candidate must pass with an exceptional score. Candidates who fail to pass a round will not be allowed to proceed in further selection rounds. BSF recruitment is conducted in the following two phases -

  • First Phase - Written examination
  • Second Phase - Document verification, physical measurement, physical efficiency test, trade test, medical examination

BSF Recruitment: Written Test

The first step in BSF recruitment is to appear for the written test. The test is conducted in selected exam centres chosen by the BSF. Candidates who fit the eligibility criteria will be selected for the written test and will be issued an admit card which they will have to carry to the exam hall. Find the details about the BSF written test given below:

  • The exam is an objective-type exam, where candidates must choose the correct option from the given multiple choice.
  • Candidates will be provided with OMR sheets to answer the questions.
  • Candidates will have to answer 100 questions for 100 marks in a duration of 2 hours.
  • The question paper will be provided in both Hindi and English.
  • The qualifying marks for the exam will be 35% for UR/OBC/EWS category and 33% for SC/ST category.

BSF Recruitment: Document Verification

After the written test, selected candidates will be asked to produce the original copies of all their documents to prove their eligibility for the BSF recruitment. A selection board will be responsible for checking the documents of all the shortlisted candidates. Those who fail to produce the original documents will not be allowed to participate in further selection rounds. The list of documents to be produced by the candidates is given below:

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of educational qualification
  • Proof of technical qualification
  • Proof of job experience
  • Caste certificate
  • Income and Asset certificate for EWS candidates

BSF Recruitment 2022: Physical Measurement

The selected candidate will be measured for their height, weight, and chest in the Physical Measurement Test. This test will be conducted by a special Border Security Force selection board as part of the BSF recruitment process. Only those candidates who fit the criteria for physical measurement will be allowed to appear for the subsequent rounds of selection.

BSF Physical Test

To proceed further in the BSF recruitment, candidates will have to undergo a Physical Efficiency Test to prove that they are physically fit and active. The type of tests and the duration in which they are to be completed are already specified by the BSF. Male candidates will have to undergo a series of tests to check their endurance, strength, and physical efficiency. Given below are the details of the BSF physical test:

Type of Test

Duration

1 Mile Race

08 mins

High Jump

3 ft 6 in (3 attempts will be given)

Long Jump

11 ft (3 attempts will be given)

BSF Recruitment: Trade Test

A trade test is supposed to assess the candidate's abilities and knowledge about their choice of trade. Candidates who have applied for technical fields in the BSF recruitment will undergo this test in front of a selection board. The selection board will specify the norms for the trade test, and candidates must prove their abilities according to them. Candidates who have applied for the Constable (Crew) post will also have to participate in a Swimming Test. Any candidate who fails the trade test will not be allowed to proceed further in the BSF recruitment process.

BSF Recruitment: Medical Test

The last stage of BSF recruitment is the medical examination that candidates must participate in to prove that they are medically fit. As per the revised guidelines of the Border Security Force, candidates will have to appear for a Detailed Medical Examination (DME) immediately after the Trade Test. Find more details about the BSF medical test below:

  • Those who are found to be unfit as per the medical standards will not be selected.
  • Candidates found medically unfit will get a memorandum for a Review Medical Examination (RME).
  • Those who get an RME must file their written consent for the same in 24 hours.
  • The results of the RME will be considered final.

BSF 2022 Salary

Details about BSF Salary 2022 for all positions are available here. It will be beneficial for applicants considering a career with the Border Security Force to review the payment information. The applicants receive a basic pay, supplementary allowances, and other benefits as part of their monthly BSF recruitment compensation.

The average BSF 2022 salary ranges from INR 21,700 to INR 69,100 per month. This number might go up depending on how well you perform at work and how many promotions you receive. Numerous bonuses and allowances are also included in the monthly compensation.

BSF Preparation Tips

The BSF 2022 preparation tips, provided by experts, will help the candidates create a perfect plan for their preparations. Exam performance is directly influenced by practice. The candidates need to prepare well to excel in BSF recruitment.

  • Candidates must be well-versed in the syllabus and exam pattern relevant to the position for which they have applied.
  • We advise candidates to maintain their physical health because, as previously mentioned, the selection procedure for various positions includes physical testing. Candidates must be physically and intellectually healthy to pass all phases of the selection process.
  • Candidates need to take breaks frequently. Ensure that you revise once every week.
  • To solve practice sets, test series, previous years' papers, etc., candidates must make a schedule and allow enough time.
  • To improve the exam scores, candidates must be excellent in every section.

BSF Books

Choosing the best BSF 2022 books is one of the best strategies to prepare for the forthcoming exam. We've put together a list of recommendations to aid applicants in their preparation. Candidates can look at the list of BSF 2022 books for every post and section in the table below:

Posts

Book Name

 Author’s Name/ Publication

Constable/Tradesman

BSF Constable Tradesman Recruitment Exam 2019

Arihant Publications

Head Constable

BSF Head Constable

VVK Subburaja

Constable/Tradesman

BSF Recruitment of Constables Tradesmen Male Exam Books

VVK Subburaja

Radio Operator

Border Security Force (BSF) Radio Operator (Head Constable) & Radio Mechanic Phase 1

Arihant Publications

Sub Inspectors

SSC CAPF/CPO Sub-Inspectors Exam Solved Papers

Upkar Prakashan

FAQs on BSF Recruitment 2022

  • Border Security Force of India recruits candidates for Group B & C posts annually. The BSF recruitment 2022 is a process through which suitable candidates will be selected for these posts after a series of tests. Only male candidates are eligible to apply for this recruitment process.

  • The BSF recruitment notification was released on 23 May 2022. For Head Constable post, the notification was released on 05 August 2022. The notification states all the necessary information about the BSF exam that a candidate needs to know.

  • The total number of vacancies available for BSF recruitment for Group B & C is 281. These vacancies are only available for male candidates who fit the eligibility criteria. For BSF Head Constable vacancy, there are 1112 posts available for eligible male and female candidates.

  • Candidates need to fit into the BSF recruitment eligibility criteria for selection. Here are the details about the eligibility criteria:

    • Only male candidates can apply for Group B & C posts.
    • Candidates must be Indian citizens.
    • Candidates must fit into the age limit as prescribed by the BSF.
  • The officials have not yet announced the exam date for BSF recruitment 2022. The application process for the Group B & C recruitment was closed on 28 June 2022. The authorities are expected to announce the admit card release date and exam date soon.

  • The age limit criteria for candidates participating in the BSF recruitment is fixed. The age limit requirement differs for various posts. The details for the same are given below:

    • Sub Inspector (Master & Engine Driver) - Between 22 to 28 years of age.
    • Sub Inspector (Workshop) - Between 20 to 25 years of age.
    • Head Constable (Master, Engine Driver, Workshop) - Between 20 to 25 years of age.
    • Constable (Crew) - Between 20 to 25 years of age.
    • Head Constable - Between 18-25 years.
  • The Border Security Force has a fixed selection process for the recruitment of candidates for Group B & C posts. The selection procedure for BSF recruitment is as follows:

    • First Phase - Written examination.
    • Second Phase - Document verification, physical measurement, physical efficiency test, trade test, and medical examination.
  • No, female candidates cannot apply for BSF recruitment for Group B & C posts. Only male candidates can apply for the Border Security Force Water Wing. However, female candidates can apply for the Head Constable (Radio Operator and Radio Mechanic) posts.

  • There are 330 vacancies for the role of RM in the BSF recruitment process. The age range for applicants for this post is 18 to 25.

  • Many applicants keenly anticipated the most recent notification to fill the BSF Radio Operator openings. For the position of BSF RO, there are 982 vacancies.

  • The authorities have not yet specified a date for issuing the BSF 2022 admit card. The admit card, however, is anticipated to be provided shortly as the online application period for BSF Group B & C recruitment ended on June 28, 2022.

  • To demonstrate their physical fitness, candidates must submit to a medical examination as the final step of the BSF recruitment process. According to the Border Security Force's amended regulations, candidates must show up for a Detailed Medical Examination (DME) immediately following the Trade Test.

  • Candidates must be familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern specific to the post for which they are applying. As previously indicated, the selection process for various occupations includes physical testing. Thus we advise applicants to maintain their physical fitness. For the candidate to move on to the next level of the selection process, they must be in good physical and mental health. Candidates must frequently take breaks. Make sure you revise once a week.

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