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BSF Recruitment 2020

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BSF Recruitment 2020

All you need to know about BSF Recruitment

The Border Security Force has released multiple notifications for various job roles on their website. We have the same notifications on Aassaanjobs so that you can apply directly from here. 

If you picture a career in BSF, then you should apply without a moment’s hesitation. The application link will be provided here which will redirect you to the official recruitment page. But keep in mind that you must meet the educational qualification criteria. 

But that’s not all. Your age, documents and your performance in the selection process will determine your selection. These details will be provided here, including the application fee details, the deadline, and other details attached to a BSF government job. 

For now, we’ll jump straight into more about Border Security Force ( BSF ), the opportunities available, the eligibility criteria, education qualification, selection process and more below. 

Opportunities in BSF and Educational Qualification Criteria

Before getting into the nitty-gritty of BSF vacancy 2020 — and what job roles exist — it’s important to note the rank structure of all BSF employees. The employees are categorised into different grades based on seniority.

The Border Security Force (BSF) rank structure looks something like this: 

  • Director General
  • Special Director General
  • Additional Director General
  • Inspector General
  • Deputy Inspector General
  • Commandant
  • Second-in-Command
  • Deputy Commandant
  • Assistant Commandant
  • Subedar Major
  • Inspector
  • Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Sub Inspector
  • Head Constable
  • Constable
  • Constable (Tradesmen )

Now comes the part that you’ve been waiting for — what are the opportunities under BSF that you can opt for?

Let’s take a look at some of the types of personnel, job roles, and the educational criteria for the latest Sarkari Naukri under BSF. 

Assistant Commandant: The lower and the upper age limits for the role of an assistant commandant is between 19-25 years. There is some relation given as per the notifications released by the hiring authority. The post of an Assistant Commandant is that of a gazetted officer. The posts are filled through the exams conducted by the UPSC. There is also direct recruitment wherein 10% of the posts are taken by SSCO and the remaining 50% by way of Inspectors being promoted to this role. 

The candidate applying for this government job must possess a graduation degree from a recognised university or an institute. Furthermore, you must also hold an NCC B or C certificate. Any outstanding achievement in the field of athletics or sports also holds an advantage for the candidate.

Assistant Commandant (Technical): The minimum education criteria for the role of an Assistant Commandant (Technical) is the same as that of the Assistant Commandant (mentioned above) with specialization in Electronics or B.Sc (PCM). 

The candidates that are chosen again undergo Batallion Signal Officers Course to gain experience. With enough experience under their belts, Assistant Commandants (Technical) take various higher positions as in the BSF communication hierarchy.

Sub-Inspector: A Sub-Inspector aspirant must be aged 20 to 25 years (age relaxation for categories) be a graduate from a recognized university/institute. A third of posts are occupied by candidates chosen by SSC and the remaining via promotions.

Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic): To take up this job role, you must have a 10th pass certificate and a 3-year diploma in any of the following: electronics, telecommunication, mechanical, radio & television technology, electrical, computers, appliances from a recognised university/institute. However, candidates who are 12th pass with an aggregate of 50% (minimum) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are can also apply. The age criteria is the same as Assistant Commandant. 

Constable: This is a non-gazetted post. Candidates must be aged between 18-23 years (relaxation available) and 10th pass from a recognised board or university.

Head Constable (Operator): The age criteria is the same as that of a constable. However, an aspirant looking to fill an HC (operator) role must possess (i) 10th pass certificate with a 2-year ITI diploma certificate in Electronics or Radio & TV from a recognised institute or (ii) 12th pass certificate with PCM from a recognised board.

Head Constable (Fitter): Same as above but with 2-year recognised ITI diploma certificate in automobile, motor mechanics, fitting, engines, diesel mechanics.

Physical and/or Medical Eligibility Criteria to Join BSF

The physical/medical eligibility criteria that a candidate has to fulfil for any pf the BSF job roles are as follows:

Assistant Commandant - GD and Technical

  • Physical
    • Height: 165 cm ( male), 157 cm (female)
    • Chest: 81-86 cm (male)
    • Weight: 50 kg (male), 46 kg (female)
  • Medical
    • Vision: 6/6 or 6/9 (distant vision) and J-I (near vision) for male; 6/6 or 6/12 (distant vision) and J-II (near vision) for female
    • Hearing: No degree of deafness
    • Nose: No chronic respiratory issues 
    • Neck: No vertebrae issues or swelling of the neck
    • No venereal or skin disease

Sub-Inspector 

  • Physical
    • Height: 170 cm ( male), 157 cm (female); 165 cm ( male), 155 cm (female) for candidates from hilly regions; 162.5 cm ( male), 154 cm (female) for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes
    • Chest: 81-85 cm (male); 75-80 cm (male candidates from hilly regions); 73-78 cm (male-tribals/adivasis); 
    • Weight: To be proportionate to height
  • Medical
    • Vision: 6/6 or 6/9 (distant vision) for both eyes (without glasses)

Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic)

Same as sub-inspector with vision in better eye 6/6, 6/9 and J-I, J-II. Candidate must also pass a colour vision test.

Constable

  • Physical
    • Height: 170 cm ( male), 157 cm (female); certain relaxations in height applies for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes and hilly regions.
    • Chest: 80-85 cm (male); expanded and unexpanded chest measurement relaxation for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes or from hilly regions
    • Weight: To be proportionate to height
  • Medical
    • Vision: 6/6 or 6/9 (distant vision) for both eyes (without glasses); colour perception standard to be CP-III

Head Constable (Operator)

  • Physical:
    • Height: 170 cm ( male), relaxable for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes and hilly regions
    • Chest: 80-85 cm (male); relaxable for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes and hilly regions 
    • Weight: To be proportionate to height
  • Medical
    • Vision: 6/6 or 6/9 (distant vision) for both eyes (without glasses). Candidates must pass the high-grade colour vision test.

Head Constable (Fitter)

  • Physical:
    • Height: 170 cm ( general male); relaxable for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes and hilly regions
    • Chest: 80-85 cm (male); relaxable for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes and hilly regions 
    • Weight: To be proportionate to height
  • Medical
    • Vision: 6/6 or 6/9 (distant vision) for both eyes (without glasses). Candidates must pass the high-grade colour vision test.

BSF recruitment process

The recruitment process for the following job roles is as follows:

Assistant Commandant - General Duty

To be selected for the role of an Assistant Commandant (General Duty) the candidate has to go through certain stages which comprise of the following:

Stage 1: Written Examination

  • Paper-I [200 Marks, 2 hours duration]: 125 MCQs in Hindi & English on General Ability & Intelligence
  • Paper-II [200 Marks, 3 hours duration]: Paper with subjective-type questions on General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension to be attempted in either Hindi or English. But questions on language skills, communication, precis writing and comprehension to be attempted only in English.

Stage 2: Physical Standards Test

This is mentioned in the eligibility criteria which must be met along with clearing the cut-off for Stage 1. Only then can the candidate proceed to Stage-3.

Stage 3: Physical Efficiency Test

No marks here. However, candidates (both male and female) must complete certain circuits within the defined time limit set by the authority to qualify.

  • For Male Candidates: 100m race in 16 seconds; 800m race in 3min45s; Jump/Clear 3.5m in the long jump (max 3 attempts); Throw/Clear 4.5m in shot put (7.26 kgs)
  • For Female Candidates: 100m race in 18 seconds; 800m race in 4min45s; Jump/Clear 3m in the long jump (max 3 attempts) 

Stage 4: Interview

Selected candidates are interviewed by a panel out of 150 marks. Even those who clear stage 3 but are declared unfit can appear for the interview provisionally before the Review Medical Board on their appeal to the appellate authority.

Finally, those who clear the interviews and all other stages are declared in the BSF merit list, and are the chosen ones by the BSF.

Sub-Inspector

To be selected for the role of a Sub Inspector, the candidate has to go through certain stages which comprise of the following:

Stage 1: Written Examination

  • Paper-I [200 Marks, 2 hours duration]: 200 MCQs further divided into 4 sections carrying 50 marks each. Can be attempted in Hindi & English. Negative marking of 0.25 marks for wrong answers.
  • Paper-II [200 Marks, 2 hours duration]: Paper with subjective-type questions.

Stage-2: Physical Evaluation 

This is mentioned in the eligibility criteria which must be met along with clearing the cut-off for Stage 1. This stage can happen before, after Stage 3 or at the time Stage 3 is being conducted.

Stage 3: Physical Efficiency Test

No marks here. However, candidates (both male and female) must complete certain circuits within the defined time limit set by the authority to qualify.

  • For Male Candidates: 100m race in 16 seconds; 1.6km race in 6.5 min; Jump/Clear 1.2m in the high jump evaluation (max 3 attempts); Jump/Clear 3.65m in the long jump evaluation (max 3 attempts); Throw/Clear 4.5m in shot put (16 lbs)
  • For Female Candidates: 100m race in 18 seconds; 800m race in 4min; Jump/Clear 2.7m in the long jump evaluation(max 3 attempts); Jump/Clear 0.9m in the high jump evaluation (max 3 attempts) 

Stage 4: Finally, those who clear the medical evaluation — mentioned in the eligibility criteria section above — and all other stages are declared in the BSF merit list and are chosen by the BSF to fill the role of Sub-Inspector & Assistant SI.

Head Constable - Operator & Mechanic

To be selected for the role of a Constable, the candidate has to go through certain stages which comprise of the following:

Stage 1: Physical Evaluation 

This is mentioned in the eligibility criteria which must be met. Only after clearing this stage can a candidate move on to stage 2.

Stage 2: Verification of Documents

The candidate must meet the educational criteria met by the authorities and must provide supporting documents for the same, identification, or others as requested by the hiring body.

Stage 3: Physical Efficiency Test

No marks here. However, candidates (both male and female) must complete certain circuits within the defined time limit set by the authority to qualify. However, ex-service applying to this post need only appear for medical evaluation.

  • For Male Candidates: 1.6km race in 6.5 min; Jump/Clear 1.2m in the high jump evaluation (max 3 attempts); Jump/Clear 3.65m in the long jump evaluation (max 3 attempts); 
  • For Female Candidates: 800m race in 4min; Jump/Clear 2.7m in the long jump evaluation(max 3 attempts); Jump/Clear 0.9m in the high jump evaluation (max 3 attempts) 

Stage 4: Written Examination

  • Written [150 Marks, 3 hours duration]: Descriptive questions on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Electronics. further divided into 4 sections carrying 50 marks each. Can be attempted in Hindi & English. Negative marking of 2.5 marks for wrong answers.
  • Dictation Test [50 Marks, 100 words]

Stage 5: Medical Evaluation 

 Finally, those who clear the medical evaluation — mentioned in the eligibility criteria section above — and all other stages are declared in the BSF merit list and are chosen by the BSF to fill the role of constables.

Apply online for BSF recruitment in 2020

There are two ways you can apply to all Sarkari Jobs provided by BSF.

First, you do complete and submit your application on the official BSF portal.

  • Visit official BSF portal (https://bsf.gov.in/)
  • Then open the recruitment page on their website
  • Open the notification related to the BSF job vacancy you’re interested in
  • Read the details carefully and check if you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Download the form and fill in all the details, carefully following the instructions
  • Upload all documents required for application
  • Review document once more before proceeding to payment
  • Choose payment mode (online or offline)
  • Pay application fee
  • Submit application
  • Save all soft copies on your drive or print form

The other way, of course, is to apply through the Aasaanjobs portal which is way more convenient. Here’s how it works

  • Open the Aasaanjobs BSF Page
  • What you’ll see is a list of all the current and upcoming BSF vacancies
  • Click on one that interests you the most
  • View important dates, eligibility criteria, application deadline, application fee details, number of opening, job roles and so on
  • If you have not missed the deadline for application and have met the eligibility criteria, proceed to the ‘’Important Links” section
  • Here you will find all the important notifications, including the links to the official BSF portal (https://bsf.gov.in/) and the official notification
  • Download the notification, read the fine print and apply via the application link provided in the same ‘’Important Links’’ section
  • If the application link is not provided, you can open the ‘’Recruitment Tab’’ and find the application link for the particular job notification
  • Then fill all the details, upload the documents, review your application, complete the payment, and submit it

Why you should consider working for BSF?

When you get a new Sarkari job such as a BSF job, you’re essentially signing up for the many government job benefits and perks that it has to offer. The employee benefits of a BSF sarkari Naukri is as follows:

  • FA for 2 children
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Loan facilities from BSF Education Loan Fund
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA) / Residential Accommodation
  • Hostel Subsidy/ Children Education Allowance (CEA)
  • Medical Reimbursement as CCS (AMA) Rules/ Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS)
  • Central Group Employees Insurance Scheme (CGEIS)
  • Free medical facility in CAPFs Composite Hospital and BSF Hospital
  • Facility of Central Police Canteen (CPC)
  • Transport Allowance
  • Education quota for children in BSF colleges, technical institutions and schools
  • Accidental death insurance of INR 20 lakh at a monthly premium of INR 500 under Golden Jubilee Seema Prahari Kalyan Kawach Yojna

BSF Jobs - Base salary, promotions, & retirement age

Apart from the allowances mentioned above, BSF employees are paid according to the 7th CPC. These allowances form a part of their salary which makes their income rather lucrative. Here’s what the salary structure looks like for BSF employees.

Post

Payscale according to 7th Pay Commission

Rank: Commandant to Special Director General

Pay Band 4: INR 1,12,200-1,00,100 per month 

Grade Pay: INR 26,100-Rs.30,000

Rank: Assistant Commandant to Second in Command

Pay Band 3: INR 46,800-1,17,300 per month Grade Pay: INR 19,800-22,800

Rank: Servicemen, Servicewomen, Sub Inspector, Major

Pay Band 2: INR 29,900-1,04,400 per month Grade Pay: INR 12,600-16,200

Rank: Constables, Assistant Constables, Assistant Sub Inspector

Pay Band 1: INR.15,600-60,600 per month Grade Pay: INR 5,400-8,400 per month

The retirement age of BSF employees is set at 60 years. As for the promotions, it depends on which category of posts the job role falls under. As you are already aware by now, there are two types of posts under the BSF: gazetted and non-gazetted.

As such, there are different criteria that a candidate up for promotion must fulfil apart from undergoing a training module before the promotion, appearing in the merit list, and serving in the BSF for a minimum of 5 years or more depending on the seniority, rank, and achievements.

Why Aasaanjobs for Border Security Force jobs?

Now you might ask — why choose Aasaanjobs for BSF jobs when you have a ton of options out there, including the official website?

Well, there are plenty of reasons why you should. First and foremost, we update our database with new and upcoming BSF jobs only. In other words, we do not retain any expired jobs. Second, these jobs are updated on our portal as soon as they’re released by the hiring authority. Third, all official notifications related to the eligibility criteria, number of openings, application fee, application deadline, payment details, BSF exam result, BSF merit list, BSF exam syllabus and more are updated in the important links section. This essentially saves you time as you do not have to search for it anywhere else. Fourth, you get all the notifications for BSF jobs — or any job for that matter — instantly on our page as soon as they’re published. And finally, we present multiple opportunities to candidates for other government jobs that are as good good as BSF jobs if not more. 

About Border Security Force

The Border Security Force or BSF was established on the 1st of December 1965 and is a paramilitary force that works under the administration of the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is a Union Government Agency that guards the Indian borders, thwarting any illegal activities or threat to the country from across the borders.

As of today, the BSF employes more than 2.5 lakh personnel in 186 battalions, making it the largest border force in the world. With ‘Duty Unto Death’ as the official motto, the BSF carry out their responsibilities, both during amity and conflicts. 

During times when there are no conflicts, the BSF ensures that the people living close to the borders are protected and that they live in a sense of security. Furthermore, they stand in the way of any attempts made to illegally enter and exit India and crossborder crimes such as smuggling. 

In the event of a conflict, the BSF is deployed for internal security and counter-insurgency. They protect crucial equipment/installations belonging to the Armed Forces/States/Country and also control the movement of refugees. BSF jobs are often challenging and require commitment from candidates. They are vital to the security and defence plans of the Government. As such, candidates in BSF undergo rigorous training, often patrolling the national borders and protecting civilians by operating on land, in water or air. 

As for the branches in the Border Security Force, there are 3, namely: General, Technical, and Medical.

As the name suggests, the General Duty Branch shoulders all the general duties of the BSF. This branch also employs personnel for vigilance.

The Technical Branch employs candidates who tinker with important equipment and carry out work that ensures smooth functioning of the force. They manage and maintain the equipment used by the BSF, for telecommunication or construction.

The Medical Branch take on the responsibility of ensuring the physical fitness of BSF personnel. They facilitate medical prowess of the BSF, ensuring that the wellbeing of the BSF employees is intact.

Now, you might ask — what about the troops? Well, they are supported by the Technical division of the BSF. As mentioned before, they take care of the equipment and are technically astute to oversee equipment used by the BSF, including the supply of arms and ammunition. Apart from this, they also engage in the maintenance and construction of structures used by the troops. Anyone belonging to the Technical Arms division is a highly qualified engineer belonging either to civil, electrical, electronics divisions.

As for the Signals arm of the BSF, they have a great role to play, which is to keep the communication lines open and secure. Without them, any incoming or outgoing information concerning internal security amongst the BSF and senior officials cannot be carried out.

BSF Recruitment - FAQs

  1. Are there any offline forms for BSF recruitment?

    To know if a certain BSF job application procedure has an offline process you will have to check the official notification available here or on the official BSF portal. If so, then you need to download the official notification and the application form, fill the particulars, and post it (if an address has been provided), with copies of your required documents, and payment details.

  2. How much is the BSF application fee?

    The application fee for BSF jobs depends on the job posting. To know more, you can visit the official BSF website. WE also provide the application deadline, fee, and payment details right here for every BSF vacancy 2020-21.

  3.  What is the minimum qualification for a BSF job?

    Again, the eligibility criteria hinge on the decision made by the hiring authority and the rank of the job you’re applying to. The criteria is set on many factors, such as age, education, physical/medical evaluation which is precisely why we provide important information released by the hiring authority with regard to the eligibility criteria and selection process.

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