BSF Recruitment 2022: ASI and Head Constable Form Out - Embibe
  • Written By Zeshan Naz
  • Last Modified 10-08-2022
  • Written By Zeshan Naz
  • Last Modified 10-08-2022

BSF Recruitment 2022: ASI and Head Constable Form Out

BSF Recruitment 2022: The Border Security Force (BSF) has started the application process for the post of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) and Head Constable (Ministerial). As per the official notification, the recruitment process started on August 8, 2022, and interested candidates can apply till September 6, 2022. There is a total vacancy of 11 for ASI and 312 for HC posts.

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This article has provided all the important details regarding the recruitment process. Candidates can find BSF recruitment eligibility criteria, BSF recruitment age limit, and so on. The selection process for the BSF includes the Physical Standards Test (PST), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Written Test, Trade Test, Medical Examination, and Document Verification. Read on to know more.

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BSF Recruitment Vacancy 2022 Overview

Before getting into the details for BSF Recruitment 2022, candidates must have a look at the overview for a better understanding:

Particulars Details 
Exam LevelNational Level Exam 
Name of Exam Conducting BodyBorder Security Force
Mode of Exam Offline
Post NameASI and Head Constable
Selection ProcessWritten exam, Documents Verification, Physical Standard Test (PST), Physical Examination Test (PET), Trade Test, and Medical Examination.
Frequency of Exam Once a year
LanguagesEnglish & Hindi

BSF Recruitment Dates  2022

Students looking for BSF ASI and Head Constable new vacancy 2022 must know that the conducting body has recently published a recruitment notification for various posts. Candidates must check the table given below to know more about the important events and dates:

BSF Air Wing Recruitment Dates

Events Dates
Issue of Online Application form August 8, 2022
Last date to submit the application form September 6, 2022
Issue of Online admit card To be notified
Exam DateTo be notified
Announcement of exam result To be notified

Note: We will update the exact dates and events of the BSF recruitment exam after the issue of official notification. 

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BSF Vacancies 

The authorities issued the vacancies under various posts as per the BSF recruitment. We have provided below the list of posts and vacancies for the interested candidates: 

BSF Vacancies 

PostsVacancies
Capt/Pilot (DIG)05
Commandant (Pilot)06
SAM05
JAM (SI)11
AAM (ASI)16
Flight Gunner (Inspr)05
Flight Engineer (SI)04
Flight Gunner (SI)04
Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI)11
Head Constable (Ministerial)312

BSF Recruitment For Air Wing

Check BSF recruitment for Air Wing details below. Instead of checking BSF recruitment 2021 online apply, they can check the latest details below.

For Assistant Aircraft Mechanic

Check the details for Assistant Aircraft Mechanic below.

Wing NameTradeTotal
Rotary WingMechanical (Airframe and Engine)09
Rotary WingAvionics (Electrical, Instruments, Radion / Radar)13
Fixed WingMechanical06
Fixed WingAvionics (Electrical, Instruments)04
ALH / DhruvMechanical17

For Assistant Radio Mechanic

Check the details for Assistant Radio Mechanic below.

Wing NameTradeTotal
Rotary WingAvionics (Radio / Radar)03
Fixed WingAvionics (Radio)01
ALH / DhruvAvionics04

For Constable

There are a total of 8 posts reserved for Constable (Storeman).

BSF Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2022: Tradesman

Before applying for the BSF Recruitment 2022, candidates must check the eligibility criteria as their candidature depends on that. The conducting body will not accept the application invites from those candidates who do not have the minimum education qualification, age limit, and mandatory experience as the Border Security Force norms.

MI Fleet in BSF Air Wing

The eligibility for MI Fleet in the BSF Airwing is specific to the post applied for. The maximum age limit is 56 years and a Flying Experience requirement depends on the post. The detailed eligibility for each of the posts is provided in the official notification.

Senior Inspector (Engine Driver)

  1. Candidates must be 22 to 28 years of age to apply for this post. 
  2. Candidates must have cleared the 10+2 level exam from a recognized board of education in India.
  3. Candidates must be having a first-class engine driver certificate issued by the state or central mercantile marine department or inland water transport authority. 

Senior Inspector (Workshop)

  1. Candidates must be 20 to 25 years of age.
  2. Candidates must have completed graduation in mechanical engineering from a recognized University in India, or three years diploma in marine or mechanical or automobile engineering from a recognized University. 

Head Constable (Master)

  1. Candidates must be 20 to 25 years of age.
  2. Candidates must have a Serang Certificate, and matriculation or equivalent certificate issued by a recognized board of education in India. 

Senior Inspector (Master)

  1. Candidates must be of 22 to 28 years of age. 
  2. Candidates must be having a 10+2 or equivalent level certificate issued by a recognized board of education in India. 
  3. Also, candidates must have a second class master certificate issued by the state or central mercantile marine department or inland water transport authority.

Head Constable (Workshop)

  1. Candidates must be 20 to 25 years of age. 
  2. Candidates must be having a 10+2 or equivalent level certificate issued by a recognized board of education in India.
  3. Candidates must be having a diploma certificate in industrial training institute in respective trade issued by the recognized institute. 

CT (Crew)

  1. Candidates must be of 20 to 25 years of age. 
  2. Candidates should have a matriculation or equivalent level education certificate from a recognized board of education in India. 
  3. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in the operations of a boat below 265 HP. 
  4. Candidates must be knowing swimming in deep water without any assistance and should submit an undertaking certificate as provided in Annexure D – 1. 

Head Constable (Engine Driver)

  1. Candidates must be of 20 to 25 years of age. 
  2. Candidates must be having a second class certificate in engine driving. 
  3. Candidates must be having matriculation or any other equivalent certificate from a recognized board of education. 

BSF Air Wing Recruitment

Post NameEducational Qualification And ExperienceAge Limit
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic1. Candidate must have a three-year diploma in the relevant trade recognized by the Directorate General Civil Aviation or Group ‘X’ diploma issued by the Indian Air Force.
2. Two years of relevant aviation experience after the completion of the diploma.
Must not exceed 28 Years
Assistant Radio Mechanic1. Candidate must have a three-year diploma in Telecommunication or Electronics Engineering recognized by the Directorate General Civil Aviation or Group ‘X’ Radio diploma issued by the Indian Air Force.
2. Two years of relevant experience in maintenance or overhauling of communication or Navigation equipment fitted in Aircraft or Helicopters held by Border Security Force.
Must not exceed 28 Years
Constable1. Candidate must have matriculation pass degree with Science from a recognized Board.
2. Two years of working experience in a store or warehousing of any Government or Public Sector Undertaking or autonomous or private firm or institution.
3. Working knowledge in computers or having prior aviation experience is preferable.
20 Years to 25 Years

BSF Recruitment: Age Relaxation 

Category Age Relaxation 
SC / ST5 years
OBC3 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved)3 years
Central Govt Civilian Employees and Department Candidates (SC/ST)10 years
Children and dependent families of those killed in the Communal riots 1984 and Gujarat riots 2002 (Unreserved)5 years
Central Govt Civilian Employees and Department Candidates (OBC)8 years
Central Govt Civilian Employees and Department Candidates (Unreserved)5 years
Children and dependent families of those killed in the Communal riots 1984 and Gujarat riots 2002 (SC/ST)10 years
Children and dependent families of those killed in the Communal riots 1984 and Gujarat riots 2002 (OBC)8 years

BSF Recruitment 2022: Physical Standard

As per the official notification of BSF recruitment, candidates in the physically handicapped category are not eligible to apply for this exam. Following are the physical standard requirements to apply for the BSF recruitment 2022.

For Assistant Aircraft Mechanic and Assistant Radio Mechanic

Check out the eligibility criteria for Assistant Aircraft Mechanic and Assistant Radio Mechanic below.

MeasurementMaleFemale
Height165 Cms (Relaxable by 5 Cms for Hill Tribes and Adivasis)Shall not be less than 150 Cms
WeightWeight corresponding to the heightWeight corresponding to the height
Chest76 to 80 Cms (Relaxable by 2 Cms for candidates below 20 years of age)No requirement of chest measurement.

For Constable (Storeman)

Check out the eligibility criteria for constables below.

MeasurementMaleFemale
Height165 CmsShall not be less than 150 Cms
WeightProportionate to height and age as per Medical Standards.Proportionate to height and age as per Medical Standards.
Chest80 Cms (Un-expanded)
85 Cms (Expanded)
No requirement of chest measurement.

BSF Recruitment Application Form Process 2022

The application form for BSF Recruitment 2022 for various posts in its Air Wing has been released on the official website. Candidates are advised to prepare all the documents required while filling out the BSF application form and submit it online. Also, it is very important for the aspirants to go through the eligibility criteria and make sure that they fulfil the same. Else, the conducting body will cancel the candidature on the spot. Here, we have enlisted the step-by-step process to fill out the application form online. Candidates must go through the same for their better understanding.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Border Security Force.
  • Step 2: Click on the ‘Recruitment’ option on the homepage.
  • Step 3: Read the instruction related to the application form carefully.
  • Step 4: Proceed towards filling out the BSF application form by clicking on ‘Apply Here’.
  • Step 5: Register yourself by filling in the details such as Name, Mobile Number, and Email ID.
  • Step 6: Click on ‘Generate OTP’.
  • Step 7: An OTP will be sent on your entered mobile number.
  • Step 8: Enter OTP after receiving it on your number.
  • Step 9: Click on ‘Submit Option’.
  • Step 10: Now, you have registered yourself on the applicant portal.
  • Step 11: Login on the Applicant Portal by using your registered credentials such as Email ID and Password.
  • Step 12: Click on the ‘Login’ option.
  • Step 13: Fill in the asked details and pay the application fee via online mode

BSF Recruitment: Application Fee

Candidates will have to submit the application fee for the BSF recruitment exam 2022 via online mode. Candidates can use methods like Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, etc., to pay the fee after filling in the asked details. The BSF application fee for the posts of Assistant Aircraft Mechanic, Assistant Radio Mechanic, and Constable is tabulated below.

CategoryApplication Fees
GeneralRs. 100/-
SCExempted
STExempted
BSF serving personnelExempted
Ex-ServicemenExempted
Women candidatesExempted

BSF Recruitment: Exam Pattern 

Candidates willing to appear in the BSF recruitment exam 2022 must check out the exam pattern issued by the exam conducting body on the official portal. The exam pattern of BSF recruitment is provided below: 

Written Exam Paper Pattern

  1. Check out below the written paper exam pattern for the post of the senior inspector (engine driver), senior inspector (master), and senior inspector (workshop): 
Subjects Weightage Duration 
Part-A: General Knowledge and AwarenessNumber of Questions: 25
Sectional Marks: 25
No sectional time limit 
Part-B: Reasoning AbilityNumber of Questions: 25
Sectional Marks: 25
No sectional time limit 
Part-C: Numerical AbilityNumber of Questions: 25
Sectional Marks: 25
No sectional time limit 
Part-D: Trade AwarenessNumber of Questions: 25
Sectional Marks: 25
No sectional time limit 
Total Number of Questions: 100
Total Marks: 100
2 hours (120 mins) 

 2. Check out below the written exam paper pattern for the post of Head Constable (Workshop), CT (Crew), Head Constable (engine driver), Head Constable (Master): 

Paper Pattern 

Subjects Weightage Duration 
Part – A: General Knowledge and AwarenessNumber of Questions: 35
Sectional Marks: 35
No sectional time limit 
Part – B: Reasoning AbilityNumber of Questions: 35
Sectional Marks: 35
No sectional time limit 
Part – C: Numerical AbilityNumber of Questions: 30
Sectional Marks: 30
No sectional time limit 
Total Number of Questions: 100
Total Marks: 100
2 hours (120 mins) 

3. Check out the written exam pattern for Assistant Aircraft Mechanic, Assistant Radio Mechanic, and Constable posts.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Awareness25 Questions25 Marks
General English25 Questions25 Marks
Numerical Aptitude25 Questions25 Marks
Technical Subject25 Questions25 Marks
TOTAL100 Questions100 Marks

NOTE: The time duration to complete the BSF written exam is 120 Minutes.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

The authorities will examine candidates’ weight, height, and chest measurements as per the provided physical standards under the BSF notification. 

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Under the Physical examination Test, candidates will be examined on the following basis: 

Selection Events 

Events Criteria 
One Mile Race 8 minutes
High Jump 3 feet 6 inches (3 attempts)
Long Jump 11 feet (3 attempts)

For Assistant Aircraft Mechanic and Assistant Radio Mechanic

EventsMaleFemale
One Mile Run8 Minutes12 Minutes
Standing Broad Jump4 Feet 6 Inch3 Feet
Clear the Ditch6 Feet4 Feet
Jump and Reach7 Feet (Excluding 1 Foot reach)6 Feet (Excluding 1 Foot reach)

For Constable post

EventsMaleFemale
Run (in Kms)5 Kms1.6 Kms
Time24 Minutes8 Minutes 30 Seconds

Trade Test 

In the trade, test candidates will be selected based on their experience and knowledge in the specific technical field or trade applied by them under the BSF recruitment.  

Medical Exam 

In the medical exam, candidates will be selected on the following grounds: 

BSF Medical Examination (Eyesight)

Visual Acuity Unaided (Near Vision) Better EyeN6
Visual Acuity Unaided (Near Vision) Worse Eye N9
Uncorrected Visual Acuity (Distant vision) Better Eye 6 /6
Uncorrected Visual Acuity (Distant vision) Worse Eye6 /9
RefractionAny type of vision correction is not allowed (Not even glasses)
Remarks Binocular vision is required. The right eye is the better eye in the right person and vice versa. 

BSF Medical Exam (Tattoo Restrictions)

In case if candidates have a tattoo on their body. They must have to fulfil the following conditions: 

  1. The tattoos having a name, religious symbols, figures, as followed in India, are allowed. 
  2. The size of the tattoo should be below ¼ of that body part on which it is drawn as a hand or elbow. 
  3. Tattoos drawn on the inner part of the body are allowed only on the left forearm, not on the saluting limb, or a tattoo on the dorsum of hands is permitted. 

BSF Recruitment: Syllabus

Candidates need to go through the BSF Written Exam Syllabus. Via the syllabus, candidates can prepare for their exams in the right direction. The questions which will be asked in the exam will come from the syllabus only and not from any other topic outside. Here, we have enlisted the BSF syllabus section-wise below in the table.  

BSF Recruitment Syllabus 

Subjects Topics 
General Knowledge and AwarenessCurrent Affairs, General Polity, General Science and Technology, Indian Constitution, Indian Culture, Indian History, Sports
Reasoning AbilityCoding and Decoding, Distance and Directions, Figure Classification, Relationship Concepts, Spiral Orientation, The number, and Alphabet Series, Visual Memory
Numerical Ability Averages, Basics (2*2)(3*3) Multiplication, Compound Interest, Discount and Ratio, Mixed Fractions, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest, Simple Mensuration, Time and Work
Trade Awareness Senior Inspector (Workshop)Components of diesel and petrol engines.Electronics, diode, transistor, printed circuit board.Fuel system, lubrication system, and cooling system of the engine.Internal combustion engines.Pumps, gears, and clutches.Units of measurement.Units of MeasurementsVoltage, current, resistance, miniature circuit breakers.
Trade Awareness Senior Inspector (Engine Driver 1st Class)Valve setting and injection setting of the marine engines.Troubleshooting engines. The adjustment of the working path of the inland vessel rules to get optimum efficiency of the engines. Replacement of various lines and cylinder head of engines with appropriate knowledge of torque.Provisions of inland vessel ruling for life-saving, fire appliances, and general discipline.Principles and working of internal combustion engines. Overhauling of engines. Fuel system, lubrication system, and cooling system of engines.
Trade Awareness Senior Inspector (Second Class Master Level) Steps to be taken in the event of vessel grounding.Rules of the road with regards to both sailing vessels, and mechanically propelled vessels, their regulations, lights, fog, and sound signals.Knowledge of the compass
Management of inland vessels under all conditions
Management of vessels undertow or when towed or pushing. Marking and the use of the lead line.
Provisions of the rules with regards to the carriage of passengers.Knowledge of storm and distress signals.Knowledge of loading marks and inland vessels.Knowledge of Inland vessels act.Knowledge of GPS, DGPS, VHF, Radar, and Echo sounder for safe navigation

BSF Recruitment: Admit Card 

The BSF Recruitment Admit Cards are expected to be issued one week before the exam on the official website. After downloading the admit card of BSF recruitment, candidates are advised to check the following details on it: 

  1. Applicant’s Name
  2. Timings of the Exam
  3. Subjects
  4. Father Name
  5. Exam Date
  6. Reporting Time
  7. Exam Controller Sign
  8. Centre Name & Code for the physical standard test, trade test, physical efficiency test, and medical examination
  9. Register Photo & Sign

Note: In case of any error or mistake on the admit card of BSF recruitment, candidates must contact the exam conducting body immediately. 

BSF Recruitment: Result 

The BSF recruitment 2022 result will be issued by the exam conducting body soon after the exam, the authorities do not yet declare the date. To check the result of BSF recruitment 2022, candidates will have to provide their registered login credentials on the official portal. Candidates who will secure marks as per the BSF recruitment cut off score will qualify for the exam. To check the result of the BSF recruitment exam 2022, candidates can follow the steps provided below: 

Steps to Download the Result of BSF Recruitment 2022

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of the Border Security Force
  • 2nd Step: Check out the exam notification tab and click on the link ‘BSF Recruitment result 2022.
  • 3rd Step: Now, you will be redirected to the result page
  • 4th Step: Enter your roll number and date of birth in the given tabs 
  • 5th Step: Now the result will be displayed on the screen. Save the result and download the file 
  • 6th Step: For future reference, take out the print of the BSF Recruitment result on a blank sheet 

BSF Recruitment 2022: Selection Process

The Border Security Force recruits eligible staff for various posts in its different departments every year. The selection criteria under the BSF Recruitment drive consist of 6 stages for each post. Candidates must check the stages given below for a better understanding. Also, candidates cannot jump or skip any stages and proceed further with the recruitment process to secure their desired position in the security force.

  • Stage 1: Written exam 
  • Stage 2: Document Verification
  • Stage 3: Physical Standard Test (PST) 
  • Stage 4: Physical Examination Test (PET)
  • Stage 5: Trade Test 
  • Stage 6: Medical Exam (EyeSight Test) and (Tattoo Restrictions Examination)

BSF Expected Salary 2022

After selection under the BSF Recruitment 2022, candidates will get different salaries as per the post offered by the exam conducting body. The salary offered at different posts under BSF recruitment are: 

Salary Package under BSF Recruitment 

Post NameLevel in Pay Matrix
Senior Inspector (Master)Level – 6 ( INR 35,400 – INR 1,12,400)
Senior Inspector (Engine Driver)Level – 6 ( INR 35,400 – INR 1,12,400)
Senior Inspector (Workshop)Level – 6 ( INR 35,400 – INR 1,12,400)
Head Constable (Master)Level – 4 ( INR 25,500 – INR 81,100)
Head Constable (Engine Driver)Level – 4 ( INR 25,500 – INR 81,100)
Head Constable (Workshop)Level – 4 ( INR 25,500 – INR 81,100)
CT (Crew)Level – 3 ( INR 21,700 – INR 69,100)

Salary Package for BSF AIR Wing Recruitment

PostsSalaries
Capt/Pilot (DIG)Rs. 3,25,000/- to Rs. 3,50,000/-
Commandant (Pilot)Rs. 2,80,000/- to Rs. 3,40,000/-
SAM (Inspr)Rs. 1,40,000/-
JAM (SI)Rs. 1,30,000/-
AAM (ASI)Rs. 1,20,000/-
Flight Gunner (Inspr)Rs. 1,55,000/- to Rs. 1,65,000/-
Flight Engineer (SI)Rs. 1,35,000/- to Rs. 1,55,000/-
Flight Gunner Rs. 1,35,000/- to Rs. 1,55,000/-
Assistant Aircraft MechanicRs. 29,200/- to Rs. 92,300/-
Assistant Radio MechanicRs. 29,200/- to Rs. 92,300/-
ConstableRs. 21,700/- to Rs. 69,100/-
ASIRs. 29,200/- to Rs. 92,300/-
HC (Ministerial)Rs. 25,500/- to Rs. 81,100/-

FAQs on BSF Recruitment

Here, we have enlisted the frequently asked questions related to the Border Security Force (BSF) Recruitment 2022. Candidates must go through these questions and answers to clear out their doubts for the same.

Q.1: Is the fee for the BSF Recruitment application form 2022 the same for all the category candidates?
Ans:
No, the fee to apply for the BSF Recruitment application form 2022 varies post-wise and category-wise. Candidates belonging to General Category Rs 100/-. Whereas candidates belonging to the category of ex-servicemen /ST /SC  are exempted from the application fee.

Q.2: When is the last day to apply for BSF ASI and Head Constable posts?
Ans: The registration process for the post of ASI and HC started on August 8, 2022 and the last day to apply is on September 6, 2022.

Q.3: What details do I need to check after downloading the admit card for the BSF recruitment exam 2022 from the official website?
Ans: After downloading the BSF recruitment exam 2022 admit card from the official website, candidates need to check the exam date, Registration and Roll number, Candidate’s Address, Exam Centre Code, Photo of the candidate, exam date, exam centre, Candidate’s Category, Exam day guidelines.

Q.4: Which subjects I will have to study to clear the written exam for BSF Recruitment 2022?
Ans:
To clear the exam of BSF Recruitment 2022, you will have to study the General Knowledge and Awareness, reasoning ability, numerical ability, and trade Awareness Senior Inspector (Workshop) /trade Awareness Senior Inspector (Engine Driver 1st Class) /Trade Awareness Senior Inspector (Second Class Master Level), BSF GD Constable.

Q.5: On what basis will candidates get selected under the BSF Recruitment 2022?
Ans: Under the BSF recruitment exam 2022, candidates will get selected based on their score in the written exam, Documents Verification, Physical Standard Test (PST), Physical Examination Test (PET), Trade Test, and the Medical Exam (EyeSight Test), and (Tattoo Restrictions).

We hope that this article has helped you. If you have any queries then feel free to contact us and we will get back to you at the earliest.

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