The candidate must be a citizen of India.
A candidate who is not a citizen of India can only be appointed if he/she has the consent of the Central Government signified in writing.


Male candidates are eligible for appointments in all the five Police Force (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB), whereas the women candidates are eligible for CRPF and CISF only.

Age Limit:

A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years.
The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxed in the following cases:
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe: upto a maximum of five years.
Other Backward Classes: upto a maximum of three years.
State of Jammu and Kashmir (Domiciled during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989): upto a maximum of five years.
Ex-servicemen: upto a maximum of five years.
Central Government Servants: upto a maximum of five years.


Cumulative Age Relaxation:

Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under other clauses mentioned above will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.

Educational Qualifications:

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

Physical Standards:

Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admission to Central Police Forces Examination (Assistant Commandants).


Restriction on the reappearance of candidates finally selected/recommended earlier:
A candidate who has been finally selected on the basis of an earlier examination for the post of Assistant Commandants in any of the forces participating in the Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination will not be eligible to appear at a subsequent examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the participating CPFs.

Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates:

Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification. These qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/ Personality Test only.

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