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Eligibility for Central Police Force


  • A candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • A candidates who is not a citizen of India can only be appointed if he/she has a consent of the Central Government signified in writing.


Male candidates are eligible for appointments in all the five Police Force (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB), whereas the women cadidates are eligible for CRPF and CISF only.

Age Limits

A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years.

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable in the follwing cases:

  • Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe: upto a maximum of five years.
  • Other Backward Classes: upto a maximum of three years.
  • State of Jammu & Kashmir (Domiciled during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989: upto a maximum of five years.
  • Ex-servicemen: upto a maximum of five years.
  • Central Government Servants: upto a maximum of five years.


Cumulative Age relaxation:

Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under other clauses mentioned above will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.


Date of Birth Certificate:

The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.

No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.

Once the date of birth is recorded in the Commission, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at any other Examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.

Educational Qualifications:

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or posses an equivalent qualification.

Physical Standards:

Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admission to Central Police Forces Examination (Assistant Commandants). The details are specified in the Sceme of Examination section.


Restriction on reappearance of candidates finally selected/ recommended earlier:

A candidate who has been finally selected on the basis of an earlier examination to the post of Assistant Commandants in any of the forces participating in the Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination will not be eligible to appear at a subsequent examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the participating CPFs.

Possession of NCC ‘B’ or‘C’ Certificates:

Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification. These qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/ Personality Test only.