CISF Head Constable 2023

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  • Last Modified on 1-04-2024
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  • Last Modified on 1-04-2024

About CISF Head Constable Exam 2023

About Exam

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Head Constable Ministerial (HCM) position is one of the seven forces that are under the jurisdiction of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The CISF Head Constable 2023 official notification has been released on the official website — at The application form submission has already ended and CISF will now conduct the Head Constable exam from October 30 and 31, 2023.

CISF announced 418 vacancies for the CISF Head Constable recruitment 2023 this year. The selection process will be based on the Physical Standards Test, Documentation, Computer Based Test, and Typing Test. Read this article for complete details on the CISF Head Constable 2023 exam. CISF has also issued the HCM admit card on its portal. We have added a direct link on this page for candidates determined to take the computer-based test (CBT) or any physical tests.

CISF Head Constable 2023: Exam Summary

Check the details in the table below for an overview of the CISF Head Constable Recruitment Examination 2023:

Particulars Details
Hiring Organisation Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Exam Name Head Constable
Exam Level National
Selection Process Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST), Written Examination, Document Verification (DV), and Medical Examination
Language English and Hindi
Official website

CISF Head Constable Latest Update 2023


Check all the latest updates on the CISF Head Constable exam below:

  • Latest Update: CISF is to conduct the Head Constable Ministerial (HCM) exam on October 30 and 31, 2023. All registered aspirants are highly recommended to practice CISF HCM previous year papers below to boost their preparation. Once CISF releases the HCM 2023 question paper, we will add the same here. Also, the CISF Head Constable (Ministerial) admit card is out!
  • There is no ongoing ‘2023’ recruitment for Head Constable Ministerial (HCM); we have used 2023 for 2022 so aspirants can find it relevant. 

CISF Head Constable Notification 2023

Exam Pattern

The CISF Head Constable 2023 official notification has been issued. Online application has been started on September 26, 2023. Candidates who are interested in filling out the application form should download the brochure using the direct PDF link below:

CISF Head Constable Important Dates 2023

Exam Syllabus

Aspirants should check the CISF Head Constable Ministerial Important Dates 2023 from the below table:

Events Important Dates
Last Date of Application Process September 26, 2022
Last Date to Submit Applications October 25, 2022
Release of CISF Head Constable Admit Card October 17, 2023
Written Exam Date October 30 and 31, 2023
Exam Result To Be Announced

CISF Head Constable Vacancy 2023

Study Plan to Maximise Score

The board has announced 418 vacancies for CISF Ministerial recruitment. While the heading says CISF Head Constable 2023, to be precise, the notification was issued in 2022.

Check the category-wise vacancy details below:

Name of Post UR OBC SC EWS ST Total
Direct Male 132 86 47 31 23 319
Direct Female 17 9 5 3 2 36
Departmental (LDCE) 33 17 9 0 4 63
Total 182 112 61 34 29 418

CISF Head Constable Salary & Job Profile 2023

Previous Year Analysis

Before applying for the CISF Head Constable 2023 exam, candidates should be aware completely of the job profile and salary from the section below:

CISF Head Constable Salary

Candidates who are hired as the Head Constable will receive numerous benefits in addition to the salary. Employees will be compensated at Level 4 of the Pay Matrix. In addition, they will be eligible for DA, HRA, and Transport Allowance, as well as other allowances as determined by the rules in effect at the time.

Pay Matrix Level Level 4
Pay Matrix Rs.25,500/- to Rs.81,100/-
Pre-revised Pay Scale Rs.5200/- to Rs.20,200/-
Grade Pay Rs.2400/-

CISF Head Constable Job Profile & Salary

The job profile of a CISF Head Constable is considered to be one of the most prestigious and eminent roles in national security. This post requires utmost dedication toward the roles and responsibilities. We have mentioned the job profile of a Head Constable candidate below:

  • A CISF Head Constable is recruited to be in charge of the general duties in police stations, as the officer-in-charge of the said police station is responsible for outposts and guards.
  • The CISF Head Constable takes care of the best areas in rural and town police stations and armed reserves.
  • In case of the absence of the sub-inspector or assistant inspector, the CISF Head Constable must be ready to take on their roles temporarily and act as the Station House Officer (SHO).
  • Head Constables need to work with the station’s constables and oversee their duties, helping them follow every instruction as allotted by the SHO.
  • The CISF Head Constable will also have to fulfil the role of a police station writer, i.e. document – Crime Writing, Managing Records, and so on.
  • The CISF Head Constable will have to perform all the official work of the station as directed by the SHO.

CISF Head Constable Eligibility Criteria 2023

This section describes the eligibility criteria for the CISF HC 2023 recruitment in terms of age, educational requirements, sports achievements, physical standards, and so on.


Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the Head Constable post. Individuals from any foreign territory or country are not allowed to apply for the same.

Age Limit

All candidates appearing for the CISF 2023 exam must be aged between 18 and 25 years.

  • Age Relaxation –  The relaxation in upper age limit is provided for applicants belonging to reserved categories, as per the table below:
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 05 Years
OBC 03 Years
Ex-Servicemen 03 Years
Departmental Candidates For SC/ ST Category:45 Years
For OBC Category: 40 Years

Education Qualification

CISF Head Constable applicants must have studied up to 10+2 (intermediate level). If candidates have any other equivalent qualifications, they will need to show proof of their qualifications.

Note: Candidates who are awaiting the results of their final year exam will not be allowed to attempt the exam, by the authorities.

Physical Standards

Candidates applying for the position must meet the physical standards outlined below:

Category Male Female
Height Chest Height
General/SC/OBC 165 cms Unexpanded- 77 cms
Expanded- 82 cms
155 cms
ST 162.5 cms Unexpanded- 76 cms
Expanded- 81 cms
150 cms
Relaxation: Garhwali, Kumaoni, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, candidates from Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, HP, J&K 162.5 cms Unexpanded- 77 cms
Expanded- 82 cms
150 cms

Medical Standards

Applicants must meet certain medical requirements to be eligible for the CISF Head Constable 2023 recruitment:

  • Near vision better eye – N6; worse eye – N9
  • Distant vision better eye – 6/6; worse eye – 6/9
  • Refraction visual correction is not allowed even with glasses.
  • Colour vision CP III by ISIHARA

Number of Attempts

There is no limit on the number of attempts, and candidates may apply until they reach the maximum age limit of their category.

CISF Head Constable Application Form 2023

Candidates could apply for CISF Head Constable Recruitment 2023 through the online application link from September 26 to October 25, 2022. Candidates were required to apply for the exam using the below link:

Steps to Apply Online for CISF HC Recruitment 2023

The following steps describe the CISF 2023 application process:

  • Visit the CISF application link.
  • Fill in all of the necessary information, such as educational qualifications, personal details, and so on.
  • Upload the photo and signature and all other required documents.
  • Enter all the additional information, and don’t forget to proofread the details.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ tab to complete the application form.
  • Pay the application fees associated with the category.
  • Download and take the printout of the application form.

CISF HC Application Fee

The CISF Head Constable application fee will be applicable only for candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories. The application fee is tabulated below:

Category Application Fee
General/OBC Rs.100/-
SC/ ST/ Women/ Ex-Serviceman Rs. 0

CISF Head Constable Exam Centres 2023

Topper List Success Stories

The following are the details of the Name of the State/UT that falls under the CISF HC Recruitment Sector:

Name of the State/UT Name of the State/UT
Chandigarh Punjab
Haryana Jammu & Kashmir
Delhi Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Uttar Pradesh Ladakh
Himachal Pradesh Daman & Diu
Uttarakhand Rajasthan
Goa Gujarat
Maharashtra Bihar
Andhra Pradesh Karnataka
Kerala Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh Tamil Nadu
Chhatisgarh Jharkhand
Puducherry Telangana

Candidates are requested to check out their CISF Head Constable (Ministerial) admit cards to know about the precise exam centre allotted.

CISF Head Constable Exam Pattern 2023

Exam counselling

Applicants must go through the CISF HC Recruitment Process 2023 before moving to the detailed exam pattern.

CISF Head Constable Selection Process

The selection process of CISF HC Recruitment involves the following steps:

  1. Physical Standard Test
  2. Documentation
  3. Computer Based Test
  4. Skill Test
  5. Medical Examination

CISF Head Constable Exam Pattern

The CISF HC examination will be conducted in a Computer-based or OMR format. The examination paper consists of 100 questions, with each question carrying one mark. The time duration for the Head Constable exam is 2 hours. Check out the CISF HC exam oattern from the below table:

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
General Intelligence 25 25
General Knowledge 25 25
Arithmetic Ability 25 25
General English/General Hindi 25 25
Total 100 questions 100 marks

Note: There is no specific weightage allotted for any section in the CISF Head Constable exam. The questions will be asked in Hindi as well as in English.

CISF Head Constable Syllabus 2023

Exam talks

The Head Constable written examination will have questions from four subjects, namely General Knowledge, General Hindi/English, General Intelligence, and Arithmetic. Listed below are topics covered for these subjects:

Subjects Topics
English – Hindi (General) Error Detection
Verbs & Adverbs
Noun Forms, etc.
Arithmetic HCF & LCM
Time & Ratio
Mixtures & Allegations
Decimal & Fractions
Simple & Compound Interest
Time & Distance, etc.
General Knowledge Indian Polity
History – India & World
Indian Constitution
Indian Economy
Current Affairs
General Intelligence Directions
Similarities and Differences
Spatial Orientation
Alphabet Series
Number Series
Spatial Visualisation
Visual Memory

CISF Head Constable Preparation Tips 2023

About Exam

Go through the following Head Constable exam study tips to prepare for the exam and achieve a qualifying score:

  • Go through the latest syllabus. Only prepare the subtopics that are listed in the detailed syllabus.
  • Before beginning Head Constable written exam preparation, check the exam pattern. The exam pattern describes the marking scheme so that candidates understand the importance of each subject.
  • Solve CISF Head Constable Previous Year Papers to get an idea of the type of questions that will be asked in the exam. It is the best way to become familiar with the exam format.
  • As the exam will be administered online, candidates must be familiar with the online format. They can practice this by taking the CISF Head Constable Mock Test on Embibe.
  • While studying, make short notes on important points. These brief notes will be useful for revision and last-minute preparations.

CISF HC Important Tips

Here are some important tips for CISF Head Constable applicants:

  • All candidates are advised to practice reading as it will help them conceptualise the descriptive questions asked in the examination.
  • To stay updated with the latest news/changes globally and nationally, candidates are recommended to read the newspaper regularly or follow Embibe to get all the latest updates.
  • For the aptitude test, applicants must solve problems from different books or multiple sample question papers to prepare.
  • The Head Constable job demands a fit candidate. Therefore, candidates need to regularly check their physical health to have a better chance.
  • They must follow a good and healthy diet and regularly measure their chest size (expanded and unexpanded), weight, and height. For a fit job, they need to maintain their physique.
  • Candidates are also required to have regular health check-ups to know any minor or major changes in their bodies.

CISF Head Constable Admit Card 2023

About Exam

A call letter will be distributed prior to each stage of the CISF Head Constable Exam selection process. Candidates who do not have their CISF Head Constable 2023 admit card for the relevant stage will be denied entry. However, to download the hall ticket, they need to log in using their Registration Number/ Roll Number, Password /DOB, and enter the captcha image on the official website. Get complete details on CISF Admit Card 2023 here.

  • CISF also issued the admit card for Head Constable (Ministerial); we have added a direct link above for the same. 

CISF Head Constable Answer Key 2023

Eligibility Criteria

After the written examination, officials from the Central Industrial Security Force will release the answer key. The CISF Head Constable answer key will include the correct answers to all questions from all sets (if any).

Candidates will have no right to object to or challenge any answer key response. However, the CISF will not consider any such requests for revaluation.

CISF Head Constable Result 2023

Admit Card

After each stage of the selection process is completed successfully, the Central Industrial Security Force will release the Head Constable exam 2023 result. Candidates can check the status of the result from the official website of CISF.

Steps To Check CISF HC Ministerial Result

The step-wise process to download the Head Constable result is mentioned below.

  • 1st Step: Click on the ‘Result’ link on the CISF official website.
  • 2nd Step: Candidates must log in to the website with their credentials.
  • 3rd Step: Download the results and take print-outs for future reference.

Get complete details on CISF Result 2023 here.

CISF Head Constable Cutoff 2022

Exam Answer key

The CISF has established the following cutoff marks or qualifying marks for the written exam, which each candidate must achieve. The minimum qualifying marks are as follows:

  • The written exam qualifying marks for General/Ex-Servicemen is 35%.
  • The written exam qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC is 33%.

CISF Head Constable Expected Cutoff

The table below shows the category-wise expected cutoff marks for the CISF HC exam:

CISF HC Expected Cutoff Marks (Male)

Category Expected Cutoff Marks
General (UR) 65-70 Marks
OBC 60-65 Marks
SC 55-60 Marks
ST 52-55 Marks

CISF HC Expected Cutoff Marks (Female)

Category Expected Cutoff Marks
General (UR) 64-68 Marks
OBC 61-65 Marks
SC 51-55 Marks
ST 45-55 Marks

FAQs on CISF Head Constable Exam 2023

Cut off

Here are some of the frequently asked questions on the CISF Head Constable exam:

Q: Is the CISF Head Constable 2022 notification released?

A: Yes. The Central Industrial Security Force has released the CISF HC Notification 2022 on its official website.

Q: What is the last date to apply for the CISF HC 2022 exam?

A: The last date for online application is October 25, 2022.

Q: What is the application fee for CISF HC recruitment?

A: The application fee for the CISF Head Constable post is just Rs.100/- (for UR category applicants).

Q: Is the CISF Head Constable application fee refundable?

A: No, under any circumstance, the application fee for CISF Head Constable recruitment is not refundable.

Q: Can I question the CISF HC official answer key?

A: The candidate in any manner cannot question or object to the answer key declared. Any such objection will not be entertained.

Q: Is there an interview for the CISF Head Constable post?

A: There is no interview stage for the CISF Head Constable post.

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