Total Posts
ASI (Stenographer) – 11
HC(Ministerial) – 312

Important Dates

Starting Date August 08, 2022
Last Date September 06, 2022

  1. PAY SCALE :-
    (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

    Candidate must be a citizen of India.


Between 18 to 25 Years.


  1. | SC/ST 05 years
  2. | OBC 03 years
  3. | Central Government employees Up to the age of 40 years.( 45 years for SC/ST)
    including serving BSF personnel
  4. | Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved) Period of Military service plus 03 years.
  5. | Ex-Servicemen (OBC) Period of Military service plus 06 years (3 years + 3 years).
  1. | Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) Period of Military service plus 08 years (3 years + 5 years)
  2. | Widows, divorced women and Maximum age limit upto 35 years.
    women judicially separated from
    their husbands and who are not
    re-married (UR)
  3. | Widows, divorced women and | Maximum age limit upto 38 (35 + 3)
    their husbands and who are not
    re-married (OBC)
  1. | Widows, divorced women and | Maximum age limit upto 40 (35 + 5)
    women judicially separated from |
    their husbands and who are not
    re-married (SC/ST)

(i) _: 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 06″ September 2022.

(ii) : Prescribed format of certificate for reserved categories are attached as
Annexure — ‘B’ for SC/ST, Annexure — ‘C’ for EWS and Annexure -‘D’ for
OBC category

(iii) : 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.


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

Intermediate or Senior Secondary School Certificate (10+2) examination from a recognized Board or University or equivalent.


4 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.

Ze For HC(Min) 35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute in (Typing Test) 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

Male 165 Cms
Female 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.

(ii) CHEST (Not applicable for female candidates)

GEN/OBC/SC/EWS Categories

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

ST Category

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

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)


(i) Eye Sight

N6 N9 6/6 6/9 Visual In right handed


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;.


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 permitted.

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 % 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.


(a) | Physical Standard : | Relaxable. Ex-Servicemen with less than two years break
after retirement will be given total relaxation in physical

(b) | Educational : | Matriculation. Ex-servicemen having put in not less than 15

Qualification years of service in allied cadre in Army/Navy/Air Force will
be eligible to compete the test against the vacancies
reserved for them.

(c) | Character Certificate |: | Minimum requirement will be good category certificate.

(d) | Medical category : | SHAPE — ONE

(e) | Age : | 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.

(f) | 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.

(g)_ | Rank : | Equivalent.

    The selection shall be held in two phases as under:-
    (a) First Phase
    (i) Written Examination.
    (b) Second Phase
    (i) Physical Measurement.
    (ii) Shorthand Test for ASI(Steno).
    (iii) | Typing Speed Test for HC(Min).
    (iv) | Documentation (Checking of Documents)
    (v) Medical Examination.
  2. PHASE-I!


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

(ii) The syllabus for written examination for the post of ASI(Steno) and
HC(Min) is enclosed as Annexure — ‘F’

(iii) | 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 :-

i) Unreserved/EWS category — 35%
ii) 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 fillvrongly 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 rejection.


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

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.

(d) 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


e 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.

e Crucial date for claiming SC/ST/OBC/EWS status will be the closing
date for receipt of online applications.

e 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.

e 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 of

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
(i) Older candidate will be placed higher in merit.
(ii) 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

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

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 08″ August 2022 at 00:01 AM and will be closed on 06″ 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 :-

(i) Net banking of any bank.

(ii) Credit/Debit Card of any bank.
(iii) = UPI

(iv) Wallet



Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting mis-
spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of sentences,
Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of
Sentence Parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension
Passage and Miscellaneous.


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It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions

on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural
Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number
Classification, Drawing inferences. Figural Classification, Punched hole/pattern-folding &
unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series,
Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence,
Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical
operations and Miscellaneous intelligence tests.

Number Systems : Computation of whole number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship
between numbers.

Fundamental arithmetical operations : Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots,
Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business,

Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.



Algebra : Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple
problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
Geometry : Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts : Triangle and its various
kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents,
angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
Mensuration : Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular
Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemisphere, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular
Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
Trigonometry : Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and
distances (simple problems only) Standard identities like sin? + cos? = 1 etc.,
Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs : Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar-
diagram, Pie-chart.
Miscellaneous :

Clerical aptitude test assesses most of the skills necessary to perform well in a clerical
position. The clerical aptitude test includes alphabetic filing, attention to detail, data checking,
comparison ability, spelling checking, errors spotting and other miscellaneous issues related

to aptitude of clerk.

Basic computer fundamentals.
History and future of computers.
Operating system and basic of windows.
Computer abbreviation.
Microsoft office (MS Word and Excel).
Short Keys.

Computer communication and internet.

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