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CRPF ASI/HCM Exam Pattern

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CRPF ASI/HCM Exam Pattern 

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 


  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)


  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).

Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants


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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