Border Security Force invited online applications for filling up the following 362 Vacancies of Assistant Sub Inspector (Stenographer) and Head Constable (Ministerial) through direct recruitment. All eligible male and female Indian citizens can apply online for the BSF HCM ASI Steno Bharti Vacancies through the website rectt.bsf.gov.in up to 06th Sep 2022. BSF HC Ministerial ASI Steno Recruitment 2022-2023 like online application form, eligibility, salary, vacancy details, selection process, physical PST, exam date, admit card etc info is given below.
BSF Head Constable Ministerial and ASI Steno Bharti
Total number of Vacancies – 362 Posts (Revised, earlier 323 Posts)
BSF HCM and ASI Steno Vacancy Details:
Head Constable (Min) – 351 (UR-177, EWS-48, OBC-69, SC-41, ST-16)
ASI (Steno) – 11 (ST-11)
Note: The number of vacancies may increase or decrease due to administrative reasons. 10% HCM and ASI Steno vacancies are reserved for Ex-Servicemen category in the respective category.
HC (Min) and ASI (Steno) – 18 to 25 Years as on 01-08-2022 (Revised).
Age of candidates will be determined on the basis of date of birth as recorded in their matriculation certificates. Relaxation in upper age limit for SC, ST, OBC, Ex-Servicemen, Departmental candidates and other categories will be applicable as per Govt Rules.
Educational Qualification and Skill Test Norms:
Educational Qualification – For HC (Min) and ASI (Steno) posts, candidate should have passed Intermediate (12th) or Senior Secondary School Certificate (10+2) exam from a recognized Board or University.
HC Ministerial Skill Test Norms:
Time allowed – 10 Minutes
English Typing – Minimum speed of 35 words per minute (wpm) OR
Hindi Typing – Minimum speed of 30 words per minute (wpm).
35 wpm in English and 30 wpm in Hindi correspond to 10500 key depressions per hour in English and 9000 key depressions per hour in Hindi respectively with an average of 5 key depressions for each word on computer.
ASI Steno Skill Test Norms:
Dictation – 10 minutes @ 80 words per minute in English or Hindi.
Transcription time – 50 minutes in English or 65 minutes in Hindi on computer.
BSF HC Min ASI Steno Selection Process, Physical and Exam Pattern
As per the latest notification released by BSF, HC (Min) and ASI (Steno) selection process will consist of the following 03 phases (updated information):
- Phase 1: Physical Measurement (PST) and Documentation (Checking of Documents)
- Phase 2: Written Examination
- Phase 3: Shorthand Test for ASI (Steno), Typing Speed Test for HC (Min) and Medical Examination (DME/RME)
Detailed information about all the recruitment tests to be conducted under first, second and third phase is as follows:
Physical Measurement Test (PMT/ PST)
All eligible candidates will be called for the Physical measurement test and it will be carried out by the selection Board to assess the height, weight and chest of candidates according to the prescribed physical standards as given below.
GEN/ SC/ OBC – Male: 165 Cms and Female: 155 Cms.
ST Category and 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, Kashmir, Leh & Ladakh regions – Male: 162.5 Cms and Female: 150 Cms.
Chest (Only for male candidates):
GEN/ OBC/ SC/ EWS – Un-expanded: 77 Cms and Expanded: 82 Cms.
ST Category – Un-expanded: 76 Cms and Expanded: 81 Cms.
Weight (for male and female) – Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.
Documentation (Checking of Documents)
Candidates will have to produce all original documents/ certificates in proof of details as given in the application. The documents/ certificates as Educational, Date of Birth, SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS, Domicile, Discharge Certificate (for Ex-Serviceman), Height/ Chest relaxation (if applicable), NOC (for departmental candidates) etc will be verified at the time of documentation.
Candidates qualified in first phase will be called to appear for OMR based written exam scheduled on the date and time fixed by BSF at the selected exam centers (see the list below). Call letter (Admit Card) indicating the exam date, time and venue for the BSF HCM ASI Steno written examination will be sent to all candidates through their registered E-mail ID.
The question paper will be of total 01 Hour 40 Minutes duration and will comprise of 100 objective type multiple choice questions (maximum 100 Marks) based on Hindi/ English Language, General Intelligence, Numerical Aptitude, Clerical Aptitude and Basic Computer Knowledge. The qualifying marks in written exam will be 35% for GEN/ EWS candidates and 33% for OBC/ SC/ ST candidates.
- Hindi/ English Language: 20 Questions (20 Marks)
- General Intelligence: 20 Questions (20 Marks)
- Numerical Aptitude: 20 Questions (20 Marks)
- Clerical Aptitude: 20 Questions (20 Marks)
- Basic Computer Knowledge: 20 Questions (20 Marks)
The written examination will be conducted on OMR or Computer Based Exam (CBE) based answer sheet. Number of candidates to be qualified in written examination will be restricted to 10 times the number of vacancies for the post of HC Ministerial and 30 times the number of vacancies for the post of ASI Steno.
Candidates qualified in Second Phase (Written exam) will be allowed to appear for the Third Phase tests (Skill Test and Medical Examination) as per the details below:
Skill Test (Shorthand and Typing Test)
Typing Speed Test for HC (Min) – Candidates qualified in physical measurement will be allowed to appear in Typing test on Computer. 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).
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 and for excess mistakes, 10 words for each mistake will be subtracted from the total words typed out.
Shorthand Test for ASI (Steno) – Candidates qualified in physical measurement will be allowed to appear in Stenography speed test on Computer. 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 who make mistakes upto 10% (80 words) will be declared Passed. Those who make mistakes above 10% (80 words) will be declared Failed.
Medical Examination (DME/ RME)
Candidates qualified in PST/ Documentation, Written exam and Skill Test will have to undergo Detailed Medical Examination (DME), which will be carried out by detailed Medical Officer to assess their medical fitness. Candidates declared unfit will be allowed to undergo Review Medical Examination (RME).
After completion of all the tests, post and category wise merit list will be drawn separately on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the written examination. The final list of selected candidates for the Head Constable (Ministerial) and ASI (Stenographer) posts will be published through the official website.
Recruitment Examination Centres
Candidates can opt for following centres for appearing in different selection stages of BSF HC Min and ASI Steno recruitment process:
Srinagar – Ftr HQ BSF Kashmir, Humhama, PO – Humhama, Distt. – Budgam, Srinagar, J&K-190003.
Jammu – Frontier Headquarter BSF Jammu, Palaura Camp Jammu (J&K)-181124.
Jalandhar – Ftr HQ BSF Jalandhar PO – BSF Campus, Jalandhar Cantt, Punjab, Pin-144006.
Jodhpur – Frontier Headquarter BSF Rajasthan, Mandore Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342026.
Gandhinagar – Ftr HQ BSF Gujarat, PO – CRPF Group Centre, Chiloda Road, Gandhingar, Gujarat-382045.
Delhi – 95 BN BSF, Bhondsi, Near Badshahpur, Sohna Road, Distt. – Gurgaon, Haryana-122102.
Bengaluru – Ftr HQ (Spl Ops) at Bengaluru, PO – AF Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560063.
Khurda (Odisha) – Ftr HQ (Spl Ops) BSF Odisha, PO – Badatota, Distt. – Khurda (Odisha)-752050.
Indore – CSWT BSF Indore, Bijasan Road, Indore (MP)-452005.
Tekanpur – BSF Academy Tekanpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh-475005.
Hazaribagh – BSF TC & S Hazaribagh, Meru Camp, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand-825317.
Kolkata – The Inspector General, Ftr HQ BSF South Bengal, Plot No. Il/E/I, Action Area-ll E, New Town Kolkata, West Bengal-700161.
Kadamtala – Ftr HQ BSF North Bengal, PO – Kadamtala (Siliguri), Distt. – Darjeeling, West Bengal-734011.
Guwahati – Ftr HQ BSF Guwahati, PO-Azara, Distt. – Kamrup, Guwahati, Assam-781017.
Imphal – Ftr HQ BSF M&C, Masimpur, PO – Arunachal, Distt. – Cachar, Assam-788025.
Agartala – Ftr HQ BSF Tripura, PO – Salbagan, Agartala, Tripura-799012.
Shillong – Ftr HQ BSF Meghalaya, PO – Umpling, Distt. – East Khasi Hills, Shillong, Meghalaya-793006.
Online Application Form, Important Dates and Notification
Eligible and interested candidates can register and submit online application form for the BSF Head Constable Ministerial and ASI Stenographer Recruitment through rectt.bsf.gov.in up to 06th Sep 2022. Before applying online, keep ready educational qualification details, email Id, mobile number and scanned copies of passport size photograph (30-100 kb), signature (20-50kb) and supporting documents (30-100 kb) in JPEG format.
To apply online for the BSF HC Min ASI Steno Bharti, complete the important steps below:
STEP 1: One Time Registration (OTR).
STEP 2: Filling of online application.
STEP 3: Payment of application fee.
Firstly, complete the One Time Registration (OTR) process by filling personal information, address, qualification and other details. Thereafter choose the post for which you want to apply and fill the application form with all the required details and then upload photograph, signature and supporting documents as educational certificates, caste certificate and any other relevant certificates. After that, pay the application fee (if applicable).
Finally, after successful submission of application, take a printout of online form for record/ reference. The printout of online application form or any other document is not required to be sent by Post to any BSF recruitment centres.
Candidates will have to pay Rs 100 (Rupees one hundred only) as application fee through Net Banking/ UPI/ Credit/ Debit Card/ Wallet. SC, ST, Ex-servicemen, BSF Serving Personnel and Female candidates are not required to pay the exam fee.
Important Dates (Updated):
Last date for submission of application form: 06-09-2022 (11.59 PM)
PST/ Documentation date: 3rd week of Dec 2022
Admit Card download: from 1st week of Dec 2022
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