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CRPF ASI/HCM 2022 Recruitment Notification

CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) has released the notification to recruit 1458 Head Constable Ministerial and Assistant Sub Inspector posts. This is an excellent opportunity for those aspirants who are preparing for government jobs. Have a look at all the important aspects of this exam such as Notification, Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Selection Procedure, Salary etc.

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 Notification Overview

The official notification of this exam was released in the last week of December 2022. The Start Date of Submission of online applications is January 4, 2023 and the Last date and time for receipt of online applications is January 25, 2023. Have a look at the glimpse of CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 from the table below:

An Overview of the Exam:

Conducting BodyCentral Reserve Police Force
PeriodicityAnnually
Post Name(ASI & HCM) Assistant Sub Inspector and Head Constable Ministerial
Vacancies1,458
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
Dates when you can applyJanuary 4, 2023 to January 25, 2023.
Stages of Exam

Computer BasedTest, Skill Test,

Physical Standard Test, Documents Verification and Detailed Medical

Examination(DME)

Pay ScaleRs.25,500/- 81,100/-

Note:

  1. Applications will be accepted throughONLlNEmodeonly. Hence, candidates are required to apply only online. No other mode for submission of application is allowed.
  2. Computer BasedTest will be conducted only in English and Hindi.
  3. Skill Test will be conducted in English and Hindi only.
  4. Skill Test/ Physical Standard Test(PST)/Documents Verification (DV)/Detailed Medical Test(DME)/Review Medical Test(RME) will be scheduled after conduct of Computer BasedTest.
  5. Vacancies will be filled on All India Basis.
  6. Collection of required eligibility certificates/documents from the candidate and their verification will be carried out at the time of DV.
  7. Final result will be declared by the CRPF based on the performance of candidates in the CBT subject to their qualifying the Skill Test, PST,DV, Medical Examination and other conditions stipulated in the Recruitment Notice.
  8. Admit Card for any stage of Test will not be sent by Post. Facility for download of Admit Cards will be provided at the websites of CRPF i.e.,http://www.crpf.qov.in Candidates are advised to regularly visit the websites of CRPF for updates of Test process and download of Admit Cards for each stage of Test.
  9. Each stage of Test, every candidate should ensure to bring two colour copy of Admit Card. Each Candidate should handover one colour copy of Admit Card to the Invigilator at the time of Test.

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 Important Dates

Here are the important dates for this exam as mentioned in the 2023 official notification. Please take special note of the dates and start your preparation keeping the exam dates in mind.

Start Date of Submission of online applications04/01/2023
Last date and time for receipt of online applications & Online Fee Payment25/01/2023
Release of Admit Card for Computer Based Test15/02/2023
Schedule of Computer Based Test (Tentative)22-28 Feb 2023

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 Vacancies

Vacancies details for this exam are below.

CategoryHC MinisterialASI StenoNo. of Posts
UR53258590
EWS13214146
OBC35539394
SC19721218
ST9911110
Total Post13151431458

Note: The vacancies are Tentative. Any Change in the number of vacancies will be intimated through the CRPF website

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 Eligibility Criteria

You need to be very careful when looking at the eligibility criteria. Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria otherwise your application may be rejected.

Age Limit

As on January 25, 2023:

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Maximum Age: 25

In other words, no candidate should have been born before January 26, 1998 or after January 25, 2005. 

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed Intermediate (10+2) or equivalent Exam from a board or university recognized by Central or State Government.

Any candidate who have not acquired the essential educational qualification as on the stipulated date will not be eligible and need not apply.

Note:

  1. Two or Three year Diploma Certificate in technical education done afterlOth class is not equivalent to intermediate (10+2).
  2. All candidates who are declared qualified by the CRPF in Computer Based Test, Skill Test and PST will be required to produce all relevant Certificates in original such as Mark sheets/ Provisional Degree as proof of having acquired the minimum education qualification on or before 25lOl/2023 failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the CRPF. The candidates who are able to prove by documentary evidence that the result of the qualifying Test was declared on or before the cutoff date and he/she has been declared passed will also be considered to have the required Educational Qualification. It is reiterated that the result of requisite educational qualification must have been declared by the Board /University by the specified date. Mere processing of the result by the Board/University by the crucial cut-off date does not fulfil the EQ requirement.

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 Selection Procedure

The recruitment process will consist of a Computer Based Test, Skill Test, Physical Standard Test (PST), Documents verification and Medical Test. All these stages of the Examination are mandatory. Details of these Papers/Tests is as follows:

Computer Based Test

The Computer Based Test will consist of one paper with 100 objective type questions to be attempted in 1 hours (9O Minutes):

Tentative Date of Computer Based TestSectionSubjectNo. of Questions/ Maximum Marks 
February 22 - 28, 2023AHindi Language Or English Language (optional)25/25 
BGeneral Aptitude25/25 
CGeneral Intelligence25/25 
DQuantitative Aptitude25/25 

Note:

  1. Section B,C,D will be set as bilingual.
  2. Questions will be of Objective Multiple choice type, Question will be set in Hindi and English.
  3. There will be negative marking of O.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  4. The date & Centre of CBT will be informed to candidates via Admit Card(To be downloaded from CRPF website), SMS & Emails
  5. Marks scored by the candidates in CBT will be normalized and such normaiized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut off marks.
  6. The question in the CBT will be of Intermediate level.
  7. A mock test link will be available in Candidates corner on CRPF website to familiarize the candidates with CBT.
  8. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators and other electronic gadgets. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
  9. The Objection Management Link shall be hosted on CRPF website 2-3 days after the conduct of CBTto invite objections from the candidates related to questionsand answers keys of the Test, if any.
  10. Candidates may go through the Answer options while filing objectionsand submit representations, if any, within the time limit given by the CRPF through online modality only, on payment of RS. 100/- per question. No representation regarding Answer Keys shall be entertained later.
  11. The dates of Tests indicated in the Notice are tentative. Any change in the schedule of Test will be informed to the candidates only through the website ofthe CRPF.
  12. There is no provision for re-evaluation/rechecking of the scores. No correspondence in this regard shal1 be entertained.

Skill Test -Typing (HC/M)/Shorthand (ASI/Steno)

Only those candidates who qualify in CBT shall be called for next stage of recruitment i.e. Skil1 Test/PST/DV/DME which will be conducted at various Centres of the CRPF.

Skill Test (On computer (For Assistant Sub Inspector (Steno)Dictation : 10 [email protected] words per minute. Transcription time- 50 minutes in English or 65 minutes in hindi on computer
Skill Test (On computer) (For Head Constable / Ministerial)English Typing with minimum speed of 35 words per minute on computer. OR Hindi Typing with minimum speed of 30 words per minute on computer. ( 35 words per minute in English and 30 words per minute in Hindi corresponding to 1O500 key depressions per hour in English 9000 key depressions per hour in Hindi with average of 5 key depressions for each word on computer)

Note:

  1. Skill test (typing) will be conducted/done only on computers. Computers & keyboards for the purpose will be provided by the Recruitment Centers.
  2. Mode/Procedure/ Method for conducting skill test will be decided by the department. Skill test will be of qualifying nature and no marks will be awarded for skill test.
  3. Skill Test in Hindi shall be conducted only on "Remington Gail Keylayout with MANGAL Font". Specimen of "MANGAL font" will be available in the website.
  4. Each error (including spelling mistake, omission of word/punctuation mark, repeated word, word differing from the test/actuai passage, word not in the passage, mixing-up of words, etc) will be counted as a mistake. Mistakes equaling to 5% of the words in the passage actually typed by the candidate will be allowed/permissible. For each mistake beyond 5% of the permissible limit, 10 words will be subtracted/deducted from the total words typed bythe candidate for assessing actual typing speed (For HC(M) only).
  5. They will be tested in stenography/ short hand test {For ASI (Steno) only) as mentioned (Ski1l Test) above.
  6. The transcription of shorthand notes will have to be done on computers & keyboards provided by the Department and in no case use of other typing mode shall be allowed.
  7. The dictation will have to be noted/taken by the candidates in shorthand strokes and same will also be evaluated. Noting/taking of dictation in long hand (i.e. other than standard shorthand strokes) will not be accepted andsuch candidates will be declared failed in skill test evenif they transcribe correctly in given time.
  8. No request for re-test of skiil test will be accepted / entertained.
  9. Beyond 40 mistakes, which is 5% of 8OO words in 10 minutes dictation @ 8O words per minute, the candidate will be declared "Failed' {For ASI(Steno)}.
  10. CRPF reserve the right to make any modification compatible withRecruitment Rules in Skill test assessment procedure and any otherchanges to be made.
  11. Detailed scrutiny of candidate's eligibility/documents will be undertaken at the time of Physical Standard Test. Therefore, it will the responsibility of the candidates to verify their eligibility as prescribed in this Notice from time to time before appearing for CBT/Skill Test/PST. Candidates shortlisted for Skill test/PST will be asked to go through biometric verification. The PST include measurement of height, weight, chest (as applicable).

Physical Standard Test(For all posts):

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023- How to Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted in ONLINE mode at the official website of the CRPF.
  2. Candidates can apply for the post/trade provided they fulfill the prescribed eligibility conditions.
  3. The application portal will be operational from 04 /Ol /2023 (1000 hours) to 25/Ol /2023 (till 2355 hours).
  4. Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the CRPF website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.
  5. The CRPF will not be responsible for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the CRPF.
  6. Before submission of the online application, candidates must check that they have filled correct details in each field of the form. After submission of the online application form, no change/correction/ modification will be allowed under any circumstances. Requests received in this regard in any form like Post, Fax, Email, by hand, etc shall not be entertained.

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 Application Fee

  1. Examination Fees @ Rs 100/- for maie candidates of General, EWS and OBC on1y. Candidates belonging to SC/ST, Ex-servicemen and Female candidates of all categories are exempted
  2. Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, by using Visa, Master card, Maestro, RuPay Credit, or Debit cards.
  3. Online fee can be paid by the candidates up to 2355 hours on 2s/ot /2023.
  4. Applications received without the prescribed fee shall not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection will be entertained. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be adjusted against any other Test or selection.
  5. Candidates who are not exempted from fee payment must ensure that their fee has been deposited.

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 Pay Scale

The post carries the following pay level (as per 7th CPC).

POSTPAY LEVELPAY MATRIX
Assistant Sub Inspector (Steno)0529200-92300
Head Constable (Ministerial)0425500-81100

The post will carry Dearness allowance/House rent allowance/ transport allowance/ration money allowance, uniform allowance, free accommodation, free medical facilities, free leave pass once in a year during leave and other allowances as admissible under the rules in the Force.

CRPF ASI/HCM 2023 Syllabus

Hindi / English language

  • Ability to understand correct English
  • basic comprehension and writing ability, etc.
  • error recognition
  • fill in the blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles etc)
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc.

General Intelligence

  • Both verbal and non-verbal reasoning.
  • analogies
  • similarities and differences
  • Problem-solving
  • relationship
  • arithmetical computation and other analytical functions
  • Venn diagrams
  • Relationship concepts and Ability to observe and distinguish patterns etc.

Numerical Aptitude

  • Number Systems
  • Simplification
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • L.C.M., H.C.F.
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss, Discount
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Tables & Graphs, etc.

Clerical Aptitude

The candidate's perceptual accuracy and aptitude will be tested.

Ability to notice similarities and differences between the pairs of names and numbers will be checked.

Perceptual accuracy and aptitude will also be assessed

The ability to handle office routine work like filing, abbreviating, indexing, etc will be tested.

Exam Date

22-28 Feb 2023

Total Vacancies

1458

Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants

FAQs

What is the typing speed required to clear the typing test?

English typing with a minimum speed Gross of 35 words per minute on a computer OR Hindi with a minimum of 30 words per minute is required.

What will be the exam duration of CRPF ASI/HCM exam? +

The total duration is 90 minutes.

What will be the total number of questions? +

The total number of questions will be 100.

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