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CISF Tradesman Selection Process, Physical and Exam Pattern

Central Industrial Security Force has initiated recruitment process for the selection of Constable Tradesman in Cook, Cobbler, Tailor, Barber, Washer-man, Sweeper, Painter, Mason, Plumber, Mali and Welder trades. Candidates preparing for the CISF Tradesman (CT TM) Recruitment may check here complete selection procedure as Physical tests, Trade test, Written exam, Documentation and Medical examination. CISF Tradesman Selection Process, Height, Chest, Weight, Physical test PST/ PET, Exam syllabus etc info for Constable (TM) is given below.

CISF Tradesman Recruitment Procedure 2022-2023

CISF Tradesman recruitment tests, selection procedure and syllabus/ pattern for Constable Cook, Cobbler, Tailor, Barber, Washer-man, Sweeper, Painter, Mason, Plumber, Mali and Welder trades are given on this page. Candidates whose application forms are found to be in order will be issued Admit Card/ Call letter for the 1st stage indicating date, time and venue. Thereafter candidates will have to undergo different stages of recruitment process in sequence as follows:

1. Physical Standard Test (PST)
2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
3. Documentation
4. Trade Test
5. Written Examination (OMR Based /CBT mode)

6. Medical Examination

For online application form, registration, eligibility, vacancy, notification and other details about the CISF Tradesman Recruitment, check the link given below.

CISF Constable Tradesman Selection Process

The recruitment tests will be conducted by CISF at the respective Sectors/ centers. Admit Card will be available to download on the website for each stage as Stage-1 (PST/ PET/ Documentation/ Trade Test), Stage-2 (Written Examination) and Stage-3 (Medical Examination) about 10 days before the exam. The sequence of Stage-1 and Stage-2 may interchange at the discretion of CISF due to administrative reasons/ prevailing circumstances.

In addition to Admit Card, you will have to carry 04 passport size recent colour photographs (duly printed the date of photograph and should not be more than 03 months old) and 01 original valid Photo ID Proof at the exam center for identification purpose. For the Photo ID Proof you may carry any one from Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter Card, PAN Card, Identity Card issued by University/ College/ School or any ID card issued by the Govt.

After verification of eligibility and biometric registration at recruitment center, candidates will be put through various selection tests as given in detail below.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

Firstly, candidates will be put through the Height Bar Test. Then candidates qualified in Height Bar Test (HBT) will be screened for height, chest and weight by the Board of Officers. Physical Standards (Height, Chest and Weight) for Constable Tradesman (Cook, Cobbler, Tailor, Barber, Washer-man, Sweeper, Painter, Mason, Plumber, Mali and Welder) will be measured as follows:

GEN/ SC/ OBC Candidates – Male: 170 Cms and Female: 157 Cms
ST Candidates – Male: 162.5 Cms and Female: 150 Cms
Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Leh &a Ladhakh regions of Jammu and Kashmir – Male: 165 Cms and Female: 157 Cms

Chest (for male candidates only):
Gen/ SC/ OBC Candidates – 80-85 Cms
ST Candidates – 76-81 Cms
Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Leh & Ladhakh regions of Jammu and Kashmir – 78-83 Cms

Weight: Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards (for male and female candidates).

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Candidates qualified in physical measurements will have to undergo Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The PET will be qualifying in nature and it will not carry any marks. The PET for male and female candidates will consist of Race event as per the details below.

Male candidates – 1.6 Kms Race within 06 minutes 30 seconds
Female candidates – 800 Meters Race within 04 minutes


Candidates qualified in PST/PET will be allowed to appear for Documentation (checking of original documents). In this stage candidates will have to produce all original documents/ certificates in proof of details as given in the application form. The following documents are required for verification:

  • Educational certificates.
  • Date of Birth certificate (Matriculation or 10th pass certificate).
  • Domicile certificate issued by competent revenue authority to prove their domiciliary status.
  • SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS Certificate in the prescribed format (if applicable).
  • Height and Chest relaxation certificate in the prescribed format (if applicable).
  • Discharge certificate/ Certificate for serving Defence Personnel in the prescribed format.
  • No Objection Certificate and Undertaking in the prescribed format (if serving in Govt/ Semi-Govt Department).
  • In case of wards of serving CISF personnel, who are applying in State other than their Home State, certificate as per prescribed format.
  • Four passport size recent photographs duly printed the date of photograph (i.e. not more than 03 months old from the date of publication of this Notification).
  • Photo identification proof such as Driving License, Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, Identity Card issued by University/ College, Pan Card in original which he/she has mentioned in application form.

Trade Test

Candidates declared qualified in PET, PST and Documentation will have to go through the respective Trade Test, which will be qualifying in nature. The trade test will be conducted as follows:

Cook – Cooking of Chapati & Rice, Cooking of vegetable/ Dal/ Samber/ Idli etc, Cooking of Meat/ Fish/ Egg/ Kheer.
Boot Maker/ Cobbler – Polishing of shoes, Handling of tools, Cutting of leather repair & stitching of Shoes.
Tailor – Taking measurement of personnel, Cutting of cloths and Stitching of Uniforms.
Barber – Handling of tools, Hair Cutting and Shaving.
Washer Man – Washing of clothes, Ironing of Khaki Cotton Uniform, Ironing of woolen and Terry cotton Uniforms.
Sweeper – Sweeping, Cleaning of toilets, Cleaning of Bathrooms etc.
Painter – Knowledge of colours, paints and shades, Painting of sign-boards, Painting/drawing.
Mason – Preparation of ‘Mashala’, Mason/ Construction work, Plastering work, Laying down floor tiles and plastering floor.
Plumber – To lay pipe line, Repair of water pipe line, Fitting of Taps, Geyser, Flush and Wash Basin.
Mali – Plantations and making grafts, Maintenance of plants, Knowledge of seeds and their sowing season, Fertilizers in seetideseeti and Knowledge of indigenous manures.
Welder – Knowledge of welding tools, ARC Welding- Practical and Gas Welding- Practical.

Written Examination

Candidates qualified in the PET, PST, Documentation and Trade Test will be called for the Examination under OMR/ Computer Based Test (CBT) Mode.

Written Exam Syllabus/ Pattern – CISF Tradesman written exam will be of 02 Hours duration and will consist of total 100 objective type questions (01 mark each) of maximum 100 marks. The question paper will be set both in Hindi and English. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers given by candidates. The Question Paper will comprise of questions based on:

  • General Awareness/ General Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Elementary Mathematics
  • Analytical aptitude and Ability to observe & distinguish patterns
  • Basic knowledge of English/ Hindi language

Minimum cut off marks to qualify in Written Exam:
UR / EWS/ Ex-Servicemen category – 35% Marks
SC/ ST/ OBC category – 33% Marks

Merit List

After completion of PST/PET, Documentation, Trade Test and Written Examination, Recruitment Sector-wise, Trade-wise and Category-wise merit list for UR, SC, ST, OBC, EWS and Ex-servicemen will be drawn separately on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in written examination. Final merit list or result will be declared through the official website

Medical Examination (DME/ RME)

Finally, candidates will be called for Detailed Medical Examination (DME) on the basis of written examination merit. The candidates will be medically examined to assess their physical and medical fitness as per Medical Standards. Candidates declared unfit during Detailed Medical Examination (DME) will be allowed to undergo Review Medical Examination (RME).

Minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes without correction i.e. without wearing of glasses. The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes and they should possess high colour vision. He/she must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

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3 Comments on "CISF Tradesman Selection Process, Physical and Exam Pattern"

  1. Ankush Shinde says:

    hello sir,
    mera nam hai Ankush Shinde maine bhi cisf tradesman ke sweeper keliye form apply kiya hai mai sc cast ka hu .sc cast keliye 165cm height hai na ,meri height 165.5 hai.kya mai cisf ke trade test ke liye ja sakta hu.please reply dijiye sir,mera email I’d:
    is email id reply dijiye sir please mera trade test agya hai date 10-04-2023 ko hai jarur reply dejiye please

    1. The height is 165 Cms under relaxation only, please check your category/ state for relaxation as mentioned above.

  2. Vinita bharti says:

    cisf ka trademan ka test hmara ho chuka h hm quality h pr written kb hog iska

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