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BSF ASI (Steno), HC (Min) Recruitment 2022 Apply Online

BSF ASI (Steno), HC (Min) Recruitment 2022 Apply Online for 323 Posts Boarder Security Force Assistant Sub Inspector (Stenographer) and Head Constable (Ministerial) Notification, Eligibility, Online Application


Online applications are invited from eligible Male and Female Indian citizens for filling up the under mentioned vacancies for the Combatised posts of Assistant Sub Inspector (Stenographer) and Head Constable (Ministerial) in the Border Security Force, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India:-

Name of Posts


Total vacancies






AS1 (Stenographer)
















Vacancies are subject to change (may increase or decrease) due to administrative reasons. BSF reserves the right to make changes or cancel or postpone the recruitment without assigning any reason.

Any amendment/notice will be published only on BSF official website. Candidates are advised to regularly visit or log on to BSF recruitment portal URL https://recitbsrgovin/ & BSF official website in their own interest for updates.

  • The posts are combatised and purely temporarily in nature but are likely to become permanent.
  • 10% vacancies are reserved for Ex-Servicemen category in the respective Post/Category.


    • ASI(Steno) Level 5 (Rs. 29,200 - 92,300) in pay matrix.
    • HC(Min) Level 4 (Rs. 25,500 - 81,100) in pay matrix

    బోర్డర్ సెక్యూరిటీ ఫోర్సు  BSF లో 323 హెడ్ కానిస్టేబుల్ పోస్టులు భర్తీకి నోటిఫికేషన్ విడుదల.

    కేంద్ర హోం వ్యవహారాల మంత్రిత్వ శాఖకు చెందిన సరిహద్దు భద్రతా దళం (బీఎస్ఎఫ్).. దేశవ్యాప్తంగా ఉన్న ముఖ్య సరిహద్దు భద్రతా కేంద్రాల్లో అసిస్హెటెంట్డ్ సబ్ ఇన్స్పెక్టర్ (స్టెనో గ్రాఫర్)  హెడ్ కానిస్టేబుల్ (మినిస్టీరియల్) పోస్టుల భర్తీకి ఆన్లైన్ దరఖాస్తులు కోరుతోంది.

    1. అసిస్హెటెంట్డ్ సబ్ ఇన్స్పెక్టర్ (స్టెనో గ్రాఫర్): 11 పోస్టులు 

    2. హెడ్ కానిస్టేబుల్ (మినిస్టీరియల్): 312పోస్టులు

    మొత్తం ఖాళీల సంఖ్య: 323

    దరఖాస్తు ఫీజు: రూ.100 ఆన్లైన్ విధానంలో చెల్లించాలి, మహిళలు, ఎస్సీ, ఎస్టీ, బిఎస్ఎస్ ఉద్యోగులు, మాజీ సైనికోద్యోగులు ఫీజు చెల్లించనవసరం లేదు.

    జీత భత్యాలు: 

    • (i) ASI (Steno) Level - 5 (Rs. 29,200 - 92,300) in pay matrix.
    • (ii) HC (Min) Level - 4 (Rs. 25,500 - 81,100) in pay matrix

    దరఖాస్తు విధానం: ఆన్లైన్ ద్వారా దరఖాస్తు చేయాలి. 

    ఆన్లైన్ దరఖాస్తులు ప్రారంభం: 08-08-2022. 

    ఆన్లైన్ దరఖాస్తుకు చివరి తేది: 06-09-2022.


    Candidate must be a citizen of India.

    BSF ASI (Steno), HC (Min) Recruitment 2022 ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS:-

    (A) AGE LIMIT AND RELAXATIONS  Between 18 to 25 Years.

    (i) Upper age limit is relaxable for candidates applying against the vacancies earmarked for direct entry as under :-



    Age relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit



    05 years



    03 years


    Central Government employees including serving BSF personnel with three year continuous service.

    Up to the age of 40 years. (45 years for SC/ST)


    Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved)

    Period of Military service plus 03 years.


    Ex-Servicemen (OBC)

    Period of Military service plus 06 years (3 years + 3 years).


    Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)

    Period of Military service plus 08 years (3 years + 5 years)


    Widows,     divorced women   and

    women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married (UR)

    Maximum age limit upto 35 years.


    Widows,      divorced women and

    women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married (OBC)

    Maximum age limit upto 38 (35 + 3) years.


    Widows,     divorced women   and

    women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married (SC/ST)

    Maximum age limit upto 40 (35 + 5) years.



    Age of candidates will be determined on the basis of Date of Birth as recorded in their matriculation certificates.

    (ii)  The crucial date for determination of age limit for the post of ASI (Steno) & HC(Min) shall be 01st August 2022.

    • Prescribed format of certificate for reserved categories are attached as Annexure '13' for SC/ST, Annexure 'C' for EWS and Annexure `13' for OBC category
    • Relaxation of respective category will only be given in those cases where vacancies are available in the respective category for the applied post. If vacancies are not available in respective reserved category, candidates applied will be treated as an (Un-Reserved (UR)' category provided that he/she must fulfill the eligibility conditions applicable to an Un-reserved candidate. In that case, if found later that candidate does not fulfill the eligibility criteria of UR/General category candidate; candidature of such candidate will be rejected at any stage of the examination.
    •  A person seeking appointment on the basis of reservation to OBC/EWS must ensure that he/she possess the caste/community certificate. The crucial date for this purpose will be the closing date for receipt of applications.
    • Every candidate seeking reservation as OBC is required to submit a certificate in prescribed format (Annexure D) regarding his/her OBC status and non-creamy layer status issued by the Competent Authority. Candidates claiming OBC status may ensure that he/she possess caste/community certificate and does not fall in the creamy layer on the crucial date i.e closing date for receipt of application. (In order to ensure it, a declaration in addition to the certificate issued by the Competent Authority will also be obtained from the candidates seeking reservation as OBC in the format attached as Annexure D1)
    BSF ASI (Steno), HC (Min) Recruitment 2022 EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION


    Name of Post

    Educational Qualification


    Assistant Sub-Inspector (Stenographer) and Head Constable (Ministerial)

    Intermediate or Senior Secondary School
    Certificate      (10+2)      examination      from    a

    recognized    Board    or   University     or



    Name of Post



    For ASI (Stenographer)

    Shorthand @ 80 words per minute in English OR in Hindi in 10 minutes. Transcription of dictation in English in 50 minutes OR in Hindi in 65 minutes, on computer.


    For HC(Min) (Typing Test)

    35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute in
    Hindi on computer. (35 w.p.m in English and 30 w.p.m in
    Hindi correspond to    10500 KDPH    in English and 9000

    KDPH   in         Hindi    respectively with   an      average of 5    key
    depressions for each word on computer).

    Time Allowed: 10 minutes.




    For all candidates except the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes



    165 Cms

    155 Cms

    Relaxations :-


    Candidates     falling     in    the    categories     of

    Garhwalis,            Kumaonis,    Gorkhas,      Dogras,

    Marathas and     candidates     belonging to the

    State      of      Sikkim,   Nagaland,        Arunachal

    Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir, Leh & Ladakh regions.

    162.5 Cms.

    150 Cms.

    Candidates     belonging    to    the     Scheduled

    Tribes categories

    162.5 Cms

    150 Cms.


    CHEST (Not applicable for female candidates)


    77 Cms (Un-expanded). 82 Cms (Expanded).

    ST Category

    76 Cms (Un-expanded). 81 Cms (Expanded).


    Corresponding to the height and age as per medical standards (For males and females).

    NOTE (1)

    Relaxation in height and chest (as the case may be) as mentioned above will be permissible only on production of certificate in prescribed proforma issued by the District authorities where they originally reside(s) (Annexure — E')



    (i)  Eye Sight

    Visual Acuity Unaided (Near Vision)

    Uncorrected         Visual

    Acuity (Distant vision)



    Better eye

    Worse eye

    Better eye

    Worse eye







    Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses.

    In right handed person, the Right eye is better  eye and vice versa.

    Binocular vision is required.

    • The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in
      eyes and they should possess CP Ill by ISIHARA vision;
    • Candidates must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any
      physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties;
    • The medical examination will be conducted as per revised uniform
      guidelines of medical examination for recruitment in the CAPFs & AR as circulated by MHA vide their Office Memorandum No. A-VI-1/2014- Rectt(SSB) dtd 20th May 2015 and subsequent amendment thereof.
    TATTOO :-
    • Content: - Being a secular country, the religious sentiments of our countrymen are to be respected and thus, tattoos depicting religious symbol or figures and the name, as followed in Indian Army are
    • Location: - Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.
    • Size: - Size must be less than 1/4 of the particular part (Elbow or hand) of the body.
    • In case a candidate has undergone removal of tattoo(s) prior to appearing for recruitment process and the same has faded substantially, this will be treated as a "scar" and not a tattoo. Such candidate will be permitted to undergo the entire selection process with approval of Presiding Officer of the recruitment Board. Further, the scar resulting due to removal of tattoo will be reviewed by the Medical Board of officers during Detailed Medical Examination.


    Physical Standard


    Relaxable. Ex-Servicemen with less than two years break after retirement will be given total relaxation in physical standards.


    Educational Qualification


    Matriculation. Ex-servicemen having put in not less than 15 years of service in allied cadre in Army/Navy/Air Force will be eligible to compete the test against the vacancies reserved for them.


    Character Certificate


    Minimum requirement will be good category certificate.


    Medical category






    Relaxable to the extent of military service plus 3 years as provided in DoP&T Notification No. 39016/10/79-Rectt(c) dated 15.12.1979.


    Break in service


    Ex-servicemen with service break of more than two years
    can be recruited only after physical examination and prior
    verification    of character and     antecedents like any other

    candidates from open market. It will not be possible to extend the concession provided to those Ex-servicemen with less than two years break after retirement, to others having more than two years break in service. In case of an Ex-serviceman who got discharged from Army at own request before completing 5 years of service will not be eligible for recruitment. All Ex-servicemen candidates are required to pass the Written Examination, Documentation, Trade Test & Medical Examination.







    The selection shall be held in two phases as under:-

    • First Phase (i) Written Examination.
    • Second Phase
    • Physical Measurement.
    • Shorthand Test for ASI(Steno).
    • Typing Speed Test for HC(Min).
    • Documentation (Checking of Documents)
    • Medical Examination.

    (a) BSF ASI (Steno), HC (Min) Recruitment 2022 WRITTEN EXAMINATION:

    The written examination will be conducted at the Selection Centres on the date and time fixed by the BSF which will be communicated to all eligible candidates in due course of time. The schedule of written examination will be declared/notified on BSF official website for the information of all candidates and admit cards/call letters will be sent to eligible candidates through their registered E-mail ID with information through SMS on Mobile Number as given by them during One Time Registration (OTR). Admission in written examination will be allowed purely on production of online admit cards. Written examination will consist of the following five parts:-

    • PART-I                    Hindi/English Language            20 Marks.
    • PART-II                  General Intelligence                    20 Marks.
    • PART-III                 Numerical Aptitude                    20 Marks.
    • PART-IV                 Clerical Aptitude                         20 Marks.
    • PART-V                   Basic Computer Knowledge      20 Marks.

    TOTAL: 100 Marks

    • The syllabus for written examination for the post of ASI(Steno) and HC(Min) is enclosed as Annexure — 'F'
    • There will be one composite paper for one hour and forty minutes duration consisting of above five parts and will be "OMR BASED OBJECTIVE TYPE WITH MULTIPLE CHOICE" or Computer Based Exam (CBE) which will be informed to all eligible candidates. Question paper will be printed bilingual i.e in English and Hindi both. The minimum qualifying marks of written test are as under :-
    1. Unreserved/EWS category — 35%
    2. OBC/SC/ST categories — 33%


    Number of candidates to be qualified in written examination will be restricted ten (10) times the number of vacancies for the post of HC(Ministerial) and thirty (30) times the number of vacancies for the post of ASI(Steno).

    • There will be no re-evaluation of answer sheet.
    • Candidates are not permitted to use Mobile Phone, Calculator or any other electronic/electrical device for answering any paper (Test Booklets). Candidates will not bring Mobile Phone, Calculator or any other electronic/electrical device inside the Examination premises. Possession of these items, whether in use or not, will be considered as "use of unfair means" in the Examination and appropriate action will be taken by the department against such candidates, as per extant policy of the department.
    • The written examination will be conducted on OMR or Computer Based Exam (CBE) based answer sheet. If the candidate did not properly shade/wrongly shaded/did not fill/wrongly filled his/her mandatory data ovals i.e Roll number, question booklet series code, category etc. in the OMR answer sheet, it will be rejected at the initial stage and the OMR answer sheet will not be further evaluated for which candidate himself/herself will be responsible for such

    The candidates declared qualified in the written examination (first phase) will appear in the second selection phase at different recruitment centres as decided by HQ DG BSF. The second selection phase will be qualifying in nature. Stages of second selection phase examination will be as follows :-


    The shortlisted candidates will be allowed to appear for physical measurement test. Candidates will be screened and only those who satisfy the minimum physical standards i.e height and chest (chest applicable for only male candidates) as mentioned at Para 4(D) will be allowed to appear in next test.


    Candidates for the post of ASI(Steno) who are found to be eligible in physical measurement will be allowed to appear in Stenography speed test. Candidates who opt to take the test in 'English' will be required to transcribe the matter in 50 minutes and the candidates who opt 'Hindi' will be required to transcribe the matter in 65 minutes. Candidates will be required to transcribe their shorthand notes on Computer. Candidates who make mistakes upto 10% (80 words) will be declared "Passed". Those who make mistakes above 10% (80 words) will be declared "Failed".

    Candidates will not be allowed to bring/use their personal keyboard, mouse for transcription of shorthand passage.



    • Candidates for the post of HC(Min) who are found to be eligible in physical measurement will be allowed to appear in Typing test. Candidates who opt to take test in 'English' must have typing speed of 35 words per minute on computer correspond to 10500 Key Depression Per Hour (KDPH) and candidates who opt to take test in 'Hindi' must have typing speed of 30 words per minute on computer correspond to 9000 Key Depression Per Hour (KDPH) (i.e 1750 Key Depression in English and 1500 Key Depression in Hindi in 10 minutes) on an average of 5 Key depression for each word.
    • Candidates will have to type the given passage/matter in 10 minutes.
    • 10% mistakes are allowed. For excess mistakes, 10 words for each mistake will be subtracted from the total words typed out.
    • Typing test will be conducted only on computers which will be arranged by concerned BSF Recruitment Centres. Candidates will not be allowed to bring/use their personal Keyboard, Mouse etc. for typing speed test.

    Documentation (verification of documents) :- Candidates to produce all their original documents of Age proof, Educational qualification, caste certificate & other testimonials/certificates required for above posts during


    • Candidates who wish to be considered against reserved vacancies are required to submit requisite certificate from the Competent Authority, in the prescribed format. Otherwise, their claim for SC/ST/OBC/EWS category will not be entertained and their candidature will be considered under Un-reserved (UR) category.
    • Crucial date for claiming SC/ST/OBC/EWS status will be the closing date for receipt of online applications.
    • A person seeking appointment on the basis of reservation to EWS must ensure that he possesses the "INCOME & ASSET CERTIFICATE" issued by the Competent Authority as per the specimen attached at Annexure — 'C' and the same should be valid as on the crucial date.
    • Candidates who have not acquired the essential educational qualification as on the stipulated date will not be eligible and need not

    (e) Medical Examination :-

    Candidates who qualify all the above selection stages of recruitment will be subjected to Detailed Medical Examination (DME) as per revised uniform guidelines circulated vide MHA OM No. A.VI-1/2014-Rectt(SSB) dated 20.05.2015 and its subsequent amendments so as to assess their fitness for appointment in BSF as per laid down standard. The Detailed Medical Examination (DME) will be held immediately after completion of Skill Test at the respective centres. The candidates who are found to be medically `UNFIT' in DME will be given a memorandum unfit in prescribed proforma as per Annexure — `G'. As per the guidelines issued by MHA vide OM No. E.32012/ADG/(Med)/DME & RME/DA-1 /2020 (Part File)/1166 dated 31st May 2021, the candidates who are found to be medically 'UNFIT' during Detailed Medical Examination (DME) will be allowed to undergo Review Medical Examination (RME) preferably on the next day provided that the unfit candidates will have to give their written consent addressed to the Presiding Officer of the recruitment board for undergoing Review Medical Examination (RME) by appending their signature, as per format given at Annexure- 'G' .The written consent for RME duly signed by the candidate should be submitted within 24 hours by the candidate after he is informed of his unfitness in DME. Review Medical Examination (RME) is conducted to rule out the possibility of an "ERROR OF JUDGEMENT" in the decision of Detailed Medical Examination (DME) board. The decision of Review Medical Examination (RME) board will be final and no appeal/representation against the decision of the Review Medical Examination (RME) board will be entertained.


    (a) After completion of first and second selection phase, post wise and category wise merit list will be drawn separately on the basis of marks secured/obtained by the candidates in the written examination.

    (b) In cases of tie in marks, tie cases will be resolved in the following manner

    • Older candidate will be placed higher in merit.
    • If the tie still persists, it is finally resolved by referring to the alphabetical order (in English) of name of Candidates.

    (c) The list of finally selected candidates will be published on BSF official website.

    (d) No waiting list shall be maintained/kept.

    HOW TO APPLY BSF ASI (Steno), HC (Min) Recruitment 2022

    The application must be submitted through ONLINE mode only. No other mode for submission of application will be accepted. The facility of submission of online application will be available on BSF recruitment portal URL from 08th August 2022 at 00:01 AM and will be closed on 06th September 2022 at 23:59 PM. Procedure for online submission of application is attached with this advertisement at Annexure- 'A'.


    Candidates applying for the post of ASI(Steno) and HC(Ministerial) to pay Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only) as examination fee through any of the following payment modes :-

    • Net banking of any bank.
    • Credit/Debit Card of any bank.
    • UPI
    • Wallet


    Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, BSF candidate. Female candidates and Ex-Servicemen are exempted from payment of examination fee. However, Rs.40/- plus taxes = Rs.47.2/- will be charged from every candidate including exempted category as "service charge" by the CSC.

    • Payment of examination fee will be accepted only through Online mode.
    • Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
    • In case of non-receipt of examination fee from the candidates of non-exempted categories, their form will not be accepted.
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