• Opening date of online application w.e.f. 06/04/2016
  • Closing date of online application : 05/05/2016
  • Date of written examination : 26/06/2016 (SUNDAY)
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Online Applications through website of CRPF at ( are invited from Male & Female Indian citizens for the combatised post of Head Constable (Ministerial) in Central Reserve Police Force for filling up of vacancies for direct recruitment, through online, as under:

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(i) Vacancies notified above are subject to change i.e. may increase or decrease, due to administrative reasons.
(ii) If suitable Ex.servicemen candidates are not available, vacancies reserved for Ex. servicemen will be filled by non-Ex. servicemen candidates of respective categories.
(iii) The posts are combatised and purely temporary in nature but are likely to continue.


The post carries pay in pay band of Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay Rs. 2400/-

(Minimum pay in pay band is Rs. 7510/- P.M.). The post will carry Dearness allowance / House rent allowance / transport allowance / ration money, free accommodation, free uniform, free medical facilities, free leave pass once in a year during leave and other allowances as admissible under the rules in the Force.


A candidate must be either:

(a) A citizen of India, or

(b) A subject of Nepal, or

(c) A subject of Bhutan, or

(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before he 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the
intention of permanently settling in India.
(f) Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Note: The application of a candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may
be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be give only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/ her by the Government of India.


Education Qualification

Candidates must have passed Intermediate (10+2) or equivalent examination from a board or university recognized by Central or State Government. Note : Two or Three year Diploma certificate in technical education done after 10th class is not equivalent to intermediate (10+2).

Skill Test (On computer)  

English Typing with minimum speed of 35 words per minute on computer. OR Hindi Typing with minimum speed of 30 words per minute on computer. ( 35 words per minute in English and 30 words per minute in Hindi corresponding to 10500 key depressions per hour in English 9000 key depressions per hour in Hindi with average of 5 key 

(i) Skill test (typing) will be conducted/done only on computers. Computers & key boards for the purpose will be provided by the Recruitment Centres.
(ii) Mode/Procedure/Method for conducting skill test will be decided by the department. 
(iii) Skill Test in Hindi shall be conducted only on “Remington Gail Key layout with MANGAL Font”. Specimen of “MANGAL font” will be available in web site “”.


Between 18 to 25 years. (The crucial date for determining the age will be 05/05/2016, which is the closing date of application. Candidate should not have been born earlier than 06/05/1991 and not later than 05/05/1998). 


The recruitment shall be held in two phases as under: 

  • Written examination. 

(a) Physical Standard Test (PST)/Scrutiny of documents 
(b) Skill test ( i.e. Typing speed test) (On computers only and regulated through software) Note:Mode/Procedure/Method for conducting skill test will be decided by the department.
(c) Medical examination Note:- The candidate will be allowed to appear in Second phase test subject to qualifying/ passing the first phase of this recruitment process. Note:- The schedule of first phase and written examination shall be uploaded in CRPF website. Candidates are advised to visit CRPF website direct to ( and ( ).

Written Examination :

(a) The written examination will be conducted at designated centres.
(b) The written examination will be of one paper only carrying 225 marks consisting of following two parts:- Part-I Section-A = Hindi Language Or English Language (optional) 

Note:- Candidates will be at the discretion to attempt the language paper consisting of comprehension either in Hindi or English. The exam text will be different for Hindi language and English language. Section-B = General Intelligence. Section-C = Numerical Aptitude. Section-D = Clerical Aptitude. 

Part-II Descriptive paper. 

Note: Section B, C, D of Part I will be set as bilingual. Paper II descriptive will also be set as bilingual. 

Note:1 There will be only one question paper for two and half hours (2 ½ hrs) duration consisting of above two parts. The question in all the part-I ( Section-A to D) will be "OBJECTIVE TYPE WITH MULTIPLE CHOICE”. 

Each section will be consisting of 50 questions carrying one mark each for right answer. A candidate obtaining qualifying percentage out of total 200 marks shall be considered as qualified for next stage. 

The aggregate qualifying marks will be 40% for General category and 35% for SC/ST/OBC candidates i.e. 80 Marks for General Candidates and 70 Marks for SC/ST/OBC out of 200 marks in part-I of written test. 

Note: 2 Part-II will consist of descriptive manner consisting of two questions i.e Essay writing of 15 marks which is to be written in about 150 words in Hindi or English and letter writing of 10 marks which is to be written in about 100 words in Hindi or English (Total 25 marks). 

Marks obtained by candidates in Part-II will be added in final merit list. Part-II will not have minimum qualifying marks. Procedure for assessment of descriptive paper will be as under : Essay writing ( 15 marks) Content – 05 marks Coherence/Relevancy- 05 marks Accuracy – 05 marks Letter writing ( 10 marks) Format – 03 marks Content – 04 marks Accurcy – 03 marks

Note: 3 Part-II will be attempted either in Hindi or in English language only. Note:-4 Final merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained in Part-I and Part-II which is of 225 marks.

Specific Instructions:

1. At each stage of the examination, the identity of the candidate will be checked with the Identity Card/Admit card produce by the candidate and his Biometric Identification, if required will be taken by the board. The candidates appearing for written examination should produce call letters/Admit cards downloaded from Website, during various phases as prescribed and should attend all tests/examination.

2. The written examination will consist of OMR based questions paper Part-I(OMR based) with Sections A,B,C & D. Part-II will be of descriptive questions. The descriptive question part will have no minimum qualifying marks but marks obtained by candidates in Part-II will be added in final merit list for selection. The merit will be prepared based on total marks of Part-I (OMR based) and Part-II descriptive. However, all candidates who qualify in Part-I (OMR based) and secure minimum prescribed qualifying marks will be called for second phase i.e. PST/Scrutiny of documents.

3. The Physical Measurements and scrutiny of documents will be conducted by the BOO.

4. The BOO will conduct PST and check documents which are essentially required to be made available. In absence of production of any prescribed and eligible documents the candidature will be accepted provisionally till medical examination failing which his candidature will be treated as cancelled. 

Instructions for written examination:

I. The written examination will consist of Part-I (OMR based) with Section-A,B,C & D question paper and Part-II of descriptive questions. The descriptive question part will have no minimum qualifying marks. Marks obtained by candidates in Part-II will be added in final merit list for selection. The merit will be prepared based on total marks of Part-I (OMR based) and Part-II. However all candidates who qualify in Part-I (OMR based) and secure minimum prescribed qualifying marks will be called for second phase i.e. PST/Scrutiny of documents.

II. The candidates must carry atleast one photo bearing identification proof such as Driving License, Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, Identity card issued by University/College, Income tax pan card, in original to the examination centre for proving their identity, failing which THEY SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED TO APPEAR FOR THE EXAMINATION/RECRUITMENT.

III. The written examination Question papers will be set bilingually in Hindi and English and candidates will have the option to answer either in Hindi or English. Language option code i.e. Hindi or English, opted by the candidate, should be mentioned correctly at appropriate place in OMR answer sheet otherwise OMR answer sheet will not be evaluated. Candidates are advised to answer in Hindi/English but they cannot answer part in Hindi & part in English or vice-versa.

IV. Answers to the questions will have to be given in the OMR Sheet provided.

V. Candidates should write their Roll Number both on the Question Booklet and the OMR Answer Sheet.

VI. All questions are compulsory and carry equal marks.

VII. Each Question Booklet has a Series No. and Series code. The candidates should enter the Series Number & Series code of Question Booklet given to them correctly in OMR Answer Sheet.

VIII. The OMR answer sheets not bearing candidates Name, Roll number, Language option code, Category, Question booklet series Number, Series Code, Signature, etc at appropriate columns/boxes earmarked for this purpose, fully and correctly, will not be evaluated and “Zero” marks will be awarded to them. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained by the department.

IX. Each question is followed by four answer choices. Out of these, candidate has to select the correct answer for each question and mark correct answer by darkening only one of the choice.

X. If more than one oval are darkened, the answer will not be evaluated at all. XI. Candidate should think and decide clearly before making heavy marks to fill the oval completely.

XII. The OMR Answer Sheet and question Booklets shall be handed over to the invigilator before leaving the examination hall, failing which, the applicant will be liable for disqualification.

XIII. Sufficient space will be provided for rough work. The candidates should use that space only and not use any other place/ paper etc.

XIV. The candidates will be allowed to take carbon copy of the answer sheet. Answer keys to the question paper will be displayed on the notice board of recruitment centre and also uploaded on the CRPF website ( after reasonable gap of written examination.

XV. The candidate should not write any irrelevant matter on answer sheet except the specific information called for. If he/she does so, his/her Answer Sheet will become invalid and will not be evaluated.

XVI. Calculator/cell phone/any other computing/ electronic devices are not permitted inside the examination centre.

XVII. If any candidates is found to be in possession of mobile phones or any other means of electronic/ wireless communication devices in the examination hall, his/her candidature shall be cancelled.

XVIII. Candidate found copying or helping others will be straightway disqualified. XIX. Evaluation of answer sheet is computerized and no requests for revaluation will be
entertained at any cost.

XX. 15 Minutes time will be given to candidates for filling up column of OMR answer sheet
and Question Booklet appropriately. 


1. The Physical Measurements and scrutiny of documents will be conducted by the BOO. 

2. The candidates, who qualify/pass written test, will be called to appear in PST. Candidates have to fulfill physical criteria as mentioned in para-5 above. 

3. If any candidate is not satisfied with measurement of his/her physical standard, he/she can prefer appeal on the same day to the nominated appellate authority of GC (Recruitment Centre) against rejection in physical measurement. 

Such candidates will be given a fresh date and time by the appellate authority for appearing for remeasurement. 

Appellate authority is at liberty to dispose the appeal on the same day. The decision of the appellate authority in this regard will be final. If the candidate is found to be within the prescribed standard, he/she will be forwarded to next selection process in continuation. 


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