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RECRUITMENT FOR THE POST OF CONSTABLE (TRADESMAN) (MALE & FEMALE)

Updated On : 18 Feb, 2022

BORDER SECURITY FORCE FOR THE YEAR 2021-22

Online applications are invited from MALE & FEMALE Indian Citizens for filling up 2788* vacancies (2651 Vacancies for MALE candidates and 137 Vacancies for FEMALE candidates) for the post of Constable (Tradesman) Exam 2021-22 in Border Security Force (BSF). 

EXAMINATION FEE AND MODE OF PAYMENT

(a) Candidates belonging to UR/General, EWS category or OBC category applying for recruitment to the posts shall have to deposit Rs. 100/- (One Hundred) only as examination fee through following mode :-

(i) Net banking of any Bank.

(ii) Credit/Debit Card of any Bank.

(iii) Nearest Authorised Common Service Centre.

(b) Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, BSF serving personnel and Ex-Servicemen are exempted from payment of examination fee.

(c) Payment of examination fee will be accepted only through online mode.

Important Dates

Application Begins : 16/ 01/ 2022

Last Date for Apply Online: 01/03/ 2022

Exam Date: 06/03 /2022

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Education Qualification:  

Matriculation or equivalent from a recognized University or Board with:-

(i) Two years work experience in respective trades;

(OR)

(ii) One year certificate course from Industrial Training Institute/ Vocational Institute with at least one year experience in the trade;

(OR)

(iii) Two years Diploma from Industrial Training Institute in the trade or similar trade.

Note:- Educational certificate other than State Board/Central Board should be accompanied

with Government of India notifications declaring that such qualification is equivalent to Matric

/10th class pass for service under the Central Government.

AGE:  

Between 18 to 23 years as on 01.08.2021. Relaxation in respect of the candidates for SC/ST/OBC category and other special categories of personnel in accordance with the instructions issued by Central Govt. from time to time.

AGE RELAXATIONS:-

S.No.

Category

Age Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit

1

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

Up to 5 Years in upper age limit

2

Other Backward Class

Up to 3 Years in upper age limit

3

Candidates of Jammu & Kashmir who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec,1989. The person claiming relaxation under this category should produce the certificate to the effect that he/she had been domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 from either the District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction he/she had ordinarily resided or from any other authority designated on his behalf by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.     

Up to 5 years in upper age limit. (SC/ST/OBC relaxation as per Government instructions will be in addition).

4

Children and dependent family members of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots and communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat. Children means —

(a) son (including adopted son) or

(b) daughter (including adopted daughter) Dependent family member means (a) spouse or (b) children or

(c) brother/sister in the case of an unmarried victim who was fully dependent on that victim at the time of his getting killed in the riots would be eligible. In order to be eligible for upper age relaxation in this category, the applicant should produce a certificate to that effect from the concerned District Collector/District Magistrate where the victim was killed.

Up to 5 years in upper age limit. (SC/ST/OBC relaxation as per Government instructions will be in addition).

Note-I: Candidates should note that Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary

Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate will only be accepted by the BSF for determining the age and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Note-II:  If any Candidates require relaxation in the eligibility criteria, will produce a particular

certificate.

PHYSICAL STANDARD

S/N

Categories

Height

Chest 

Weight

MALE

1

Scheduled Tribes of all States and Union Territories including Nagas and Mizos. 

162.5 Cm 

76-81 Cm

Proportionate to height as per medical

2

Men belonging to the categories of Garhwalis, standard Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Leh & Ladakh regions. 

165 Cm

78-83 Cm

3

All other States and Union Territories.

167.5 Cm 

78-83 Cm

FEMALE

1

Scheduled Tribes of all States and Union Territories including Nagas and Mizos. 

150 Cm

Not Applicable. 

Proportionate to height as per medical

2

Women belonging to the categories of standard Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Leh & Ladakh regions. 

155 Cm 

Not Applicable.

3

All other States and Union Territories. 

157 Cm

Not Applicable

   MEDICAL STANDARD

Visual Standard: The visual standard of candidates will be examined as per revised uniform medical guidelines issued by MHA vide UO No. A.VI-1/2014- Rectt(SSB) dated 20.05.2015 as amended from time to time.

Visual Acuity

corrected

(NEAR VISION)


Uncorrected

visual acuity

(DISTANT

VISION)

Refraction 


Colour Vision


Remarks

Better

eye


Worse

eye

Better

eye

Worse

eye




N6 

N9

6/6

6/9

Visual correction of

any kind is not permitted for distant vision.

Should be able to

read with glasses for

near vision Only.

CP IV BY

ISHIHARA

- In right handed person,

the Right eye is better eye

and vice versa.

- Binocular vision is

required.

-Minimum colour perception

required is to be recognize

RED & GREEN colours.

The candidates must not have knock knees, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes. They must be in good mental and physical health for duties in all places including in high altitude and fit to serve border areas with extreme climatic conditions and must be free from any defect likely to interfere with efficient performance of the duties.

METHOD OF SELECTION:-

 (A) FIRST PHASE OF EXAMINATION

Candidates whose online application forms are found to be in order will be called to appear in PST/PET.

(a) Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET):-

1. At the very beginning of the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to go through the height bar and thereby, candidates with lesser height will get eliminated and will not be allowed to participate in further process of recruitment.

2. Those candidates who qualify the height bar will be subject to Physical Efficiency Test (PET).

Event 

Male

Female

Race 

5 Kilometers race to be completed within 24 minutes.

1.6 Kilometers race to be completed within 8.30 minutes.

3. Those candidate(s) who qualify in PET will be subjected to biometric identification & screening of testimonials/documents by the Board. The candidates who do not fulfill the laid down physical standards will be eliminated from the recruitment process. However, elimination on grounds of weight will be done at the time of medical examination only.

4. Woman candidate, who as a result of tests is found to be pregnant of 12 weeks standing or over, shall be declared temporarily unfit and her appointment be held in abeyance until the confinement is over. The vacancy against which a women candidate is to be selected should be kept reserved for her. She should be re-examined for PET six weeks after the date of confinement, subject to the production of the medical certificate of fitness from a registered medical practitioner.

5. Original documents/testimonials of candidates will be checked by the Board of Officers and only eligible candidates will go to the next stage.

6. Candidates are advised to refrain themselves from consuming performance enhancing drugs/injections during PET. Candidates are also advised to keep in mind their own physical stamina and endurance level. BSF will not be responsible for any untoward incident occurring during PET as a consequence of consumption of performance enhancing drugs/injections or other reasons.

Note-I: No physical efficiency test will be held for Ex-servicemen.

Note-II: PET will be only qualifying in nature and it will not carry any marks.

TRADE TEST

The candidates who qualify in the PST, PET & Documentation will be put through the respective Trade Test. Each candidate will be allowed to appear for one trade test only. The Trade test will be qualifying in nature and it will not carry any marks. The requisite skill/qualification for each trade are given below:-

S.No.

Trade Desired

Skill/Parameters

1

Cobbler

Polishing of shoes, handling tools, cutting of leather, repair & stitching of shoes.

2

Tailor

Taking measurements of persons, cutting of cloth and Stitching of uniforms.

3

Cook

Cooking of Chapati & Rice, Cooking of vegetable/Dal/Sambhar/Idli etc. for 100 men, cooking of meat/fish/egg/kheer.

4

Water Carrier  

Washing of utensils, kneading of Atta for making chapatis for about 100 men and cutting of vegetables etc.

5

Washer man  

Washing of clothes, Ironing of Khaki, Cotton uniform, woolen and TC uniform.

6

Barber

Handling of tools, haircutting and shaving.

7

Sweeper  

Sweeping, cleaning of toilets and bathroom etc.

8

Carpenter

Handling tools, cutting of wood, fitting, polishing and Finishing of materials.

9

Painter

Knowledge of colours, paints, shades, painting of sign Boards, painting and drawing/knowledge of spray Painting for motor vehicles.

10

Electrician

Knowledge of AC & DC current, new electric fitting, Rectification of faults.

11

Draftsman

Knowledge of drawing materials, papers enlargement, sketching and plan drawing etc.

12

Waiter

Hygiene/sanitation, servicing of foods and allied matters.

13

Mali

Plantations, maintenance of plants, knowledge of Seeds and their sewing seasons, fertilizer and manures etc.

SECOND PHASE OF EXAMINATION

Written Examination for 100 marks :-

(i) Successful candidate in the first phase examination i.e. PST, PET, Documentation and Trade Test will be called to appear in second phase of examination i.e. Written Examination which will be communicated to the candidates through E-Mail address/ SMS for call letters.

(ii) The Written Examination will be of 100 marks containing 100 questions (qualifying marks 35% for General Category/EWS & Ex-Servicemen and 33% for SC/ST/OBC) which consists of objective type multiple choice questions to be answered on OMRs  using a Blue or Black ball point pen only.

S.No.

Subject

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Duration

1

General Awareness /

General knowledge

25

25

2 Hours

(120 Minutes )

2

Knowledge of elementary 

mathematics

25

25

3

Analytical aptitude and

ability to observe the

distinguished patterns

25

25

4

Basic knowledge of the

candidates in English or

Hindi

25

25

THIRD PHASE EXAMINATION

Detailed Medical Examination:-

(i) The candidates who qualify all the above stages i.e. PST, PET, Documentation, Trade Test and Written test will be put through the Detailed Medical Examination (DME) which is to be carried out by Medical Board of Officers to assess their physical & medical fitness.

(ii) The medical examination of candidates will be carried out as per revised uniform medical guidelines issued by MHA vide UO No. A.VI1/2014-Rectt(SSB) dated 20.05.2015 as amended from time to time.

 (iii) Candidates have to qualify all the stages of the third phase examination one by one. Any candidate not qualified at any of the stages of examination, he/she will be eliminated from the recruitment process.

(iv) Candidates having Tattoos will be considered as per following instructions:-

(a) Content: Being a secular country, the religious sentiments of our countrymen are to be respected and thus, tattoos depicting religious symbols or figures and the name as followed in the Indian Army are to be permitted.

(b) Location: Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like the inner aspect of the forearm but only the left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.

(c) Size: Size must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

(d) In case a candidate has undergone removal of tattoo(s) prior to appearing for recruitment process and the same has faded substantially, this will be treated as a “scar” and not a tattoo. Such candidates will be permitted to undergo the entire selection process with the approval of the Presiding Officer of the recruitment Board. Further, the scar resulting due to removal of tattoo will be reviewed by the Medical Board of Officer during Detailed Medical Examination”.

(v) Candidates will be called for medical examination in order of merit. Such candidates will be called till such time all vacancies in their respective categories are filled.

(vi) For female candidates only : Any such female candidate who during the medical examination is found to be pregnant of twelve weeks or above, she shall be declared temporarily unfit and her appointment will be held in abeyance until the confinement is over.

 CONDITION FOR ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTION (EWS):- According to the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) Office Memorandum No. 36039/1/2019-Estt.(Res) dated 31.01.2019. “The person belonging to EWSs who is not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs and whose family has gross annual income below Rs. 8.00 lakh (Rupees Eight Lakh only) is to be identified as EWS for benefit of 10% reservation in direct recruitment in civil posts and services in the Government of India.” Candidates availing the 10% reservation allocated for Economically Weaker Section (EWS), should submit a valid “INCOME & ASSET CERTIFICATE”. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR RE-EMPLOYMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN :- No Physical Efficiency Test will be held for Ex-Servicemen. However, Ex-Servicemen are required to qualify the Physical Standard Test (PST), Documentation, Trade Test, Written Examination and Medical Examination. Relaxation of upper age limit to the extent of military service plus 3 years is applicable.

FINAL MERIT LIST:-

1. Post wise and category wise final merit list will be drawn separately in respect of each State/UT on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the Written Examination.

2. SC/ST/OBC candidates who are qualified on their own merit, without relaxed standards along with candidates belonging to UR candidates, will not be adjusted against the reserved vacancies. Such candidates will be accommodated against the Un-Reserved (UR) vacancies as per their position in the overall merit list. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst eligible SC, ST and OBC candidates.

3. No waiting list will be kept in anticipation of vacancies.

4. The list of finally selected candidates will be published on BSF website (https://rectt.bsf.gov.in)

RESOLUTION OF TIE CASES :- In case of tie in marks, the candidate older in age will be placed higher in the merit list. If the candidates of similar date of birth have obtained equal number of marks, the candidates whose name comes first in the alphabetic order (English) will be kept higher in the merit list.

WARDS OF SERVING BSF PERSONNEL:- Wards of BSF serving personnel may apply either from their Home State or from the State where his or her father/mother is posted/deployed at the time of recruitment. However, they will be considered against vacancies of domiciled Home State only. To avail this concession, they have to submit a certificate in the format prescribed in Annexure - VI. However, they will not be entitled to avail any relaxation of the State from which they are appearing if they are not actually domiciled in that State. Eligibility/relaxation of such candidates will be considered as applicable to them as per their domiciled State.

HOW TO APPLY

The application by the candidates must be submitted through ONLINE mode. No other mode for submission of application will be accepted. The facility for submission of online applications will be opened on BSF website https://rectt.bsf.gov.in. w.e.f. 16/01/2022 at 00:01 AM and will be closed on 01/03/2022 at 11:59 PM. 

DOMICILE CERTIFICATE

1. Every candidate is required to submit a copy of valid “Domicile/Permanent Residential Certificate (PRC)” issued by the competent authority so authorized by concerned State/UT to prove domiciliary status failing which their candidature will be cancelled forthwith.

 2. Since, the State of Assam is not issuing Domicile Certificate/Permanent Residence Certificate, candidates belonging to the State of Assam are not required to submit the same. However, their selection will be a subject to verification of residential status from the concerned District Authorities.

3. West Pakistani Refugee (WPR) settled in J&K and Ladakh are exempted to produce domicile certificate, they will produce a Nativity/Identity certificate as per Annexure - V issued by the village Sarpanch/Numberdar alongwith a copy of the electoral roll showing the name of the candidate in the voter list for election of the Parliamentary Constituency.

4. The children and dependents of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots and communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat need not to produce domicile certificates. They can apply in any Sector irrespective of their domicile. However they have to produce the certificate from the District Collector/District Magistrate wherein the victim was killed.

5. Candidates will be considered against the vacancies of their respective State/UT based on the information provided by them in the Application Form and subsequent submission of relevant Domicile Certificates at the time of documentation and other selection stages of recruitment.

Note-I: CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO BE VERY CAREFUL AND SHOULD EXERCISE DUE DILIGENCE WHILE PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT DOMICILE STATE IN THE APPLICATION FORM. NO REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF DOMICILE STATE WILL BE ENTERTAINED BY BSF AFTER SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. IF THERE IS ANY VARIATION OF STATE MENTIONED BY THE CANDIDATE IN THE APPLICATION FORM AND THE DOMICILE CERTIFICATE SUBMITTED BY HIM AT THE TIME OF DOCUMENTATION, HIS CANDIDATURE WILL BE CANCELLED FORTHWITH AND THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN SUBSEQUENT SELECTION STAGES OF RECRUITMENT.

Note-II: THE DOMICILE CERTIFICATE SUBMITTED BY THE CANDIDATE SHOULD BE VALID ON THE LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM.

EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATE

The post of Constable (Tradesmen) is purely skill-based. Hence, candidates are required to submit necessary certificates as a proof of their expertise or proficiency in the applied trade.

 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Merely qualifying all the prescribed tests/events for recruitment of CT(TM) does not confer the right of selection to the candidates but they should have to stand in merit keeping in view the available vacancies of that particular post/trade.

2. In case a candidate is found unfit/ineligible for service on any ground after his selection/appointment, his service will be terminated without assigning any reason.

3. Candidates should come duly prepared for 3-4 days stay under their own arrangements at the Recruitment Centres. No TA/DA will be admissible for the journey and stay. Mobile Phone and Calculator are strictly prohibited in the recruitment venue.

4. BSF reserves the right to make changes or cancel or postpone the recruitment without assigning any reason.

5. Caste certificate issued other than domicile state of candidate will not be considered. Both certificates (caste and domicile) should be issued by the same State/UT. If Caste certificate is to be submitted by the candidate from other than domicile then such candidate will be treated as General category. 

 7. Important Note :- Relaxation of reserved categories i.e SC/ST/OBC will only be given in those circumstances where vacancies in these reserved categories are available in the applied trade/post. If vacancies in reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) are not available in the trade/post and candidate is meeting criteria of UR category candidate, then, he/she will be treated as „Un-Reserved‟ (UR) Category candidate. On the other hand, if vacancies of reserved vacancies (SC/ST/OBC) are not available and candidate doesn‟t fulfill the criteria of Un-Reserved Category‟ candidate, candidature of such candidates will be rejected at any stage.

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