Para Military Forces

Paramilitary forces and serving on national borders, is a lifetime achievement for any person on Indian Territory. India’s security and safety are provided in some of the toughest and responsible hands that always stood first to face the incoming bullet across the border. Paramilitary forces also contribute in maintaining peace in Indian Territory. It is not always that pays and perks that lure the soul, rather some have the craze to dare the fear and bring out the victory from the most unfavorable circumstances. That’s what makes a perfect soldier.

Para Military Forces are

  • Assam Rifles
  • Special Frontier Force
  • Indian Coast Guard
  • CRPF
  • BSF
  • ITBP
  • CISF
  • SSB

In 2011, these were regrouped and CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB were taken under CAPF category to avoid confusion in specificity. CAPF conducts separate recruitment of officers and soldiers.

Recruitment procedure

For paramilitary forces recruitment, graduates should pass in the UPSC examination with a minimum score requirement. Paper 1 consists of numerical ability, reasoning, basic intelligence, and general awareness. Paper 2 consists of an essay, precise writing and comprehension. Aspirants who pass the UPSC examination or respective selection tests with the minimum required score have to undergo a physical efficiency test and a medical test. This is followed by an interview where the candidate's aptitude, psyche, etiquette, mannerisms, and dedication to serve the nation are assessed. Preference is given to NCC cadets and sportsmen with outstanding experience. In addition to this, the candidate should meet the necessary physical standards to be selected for paramilitary forces jobs.

Only residents of India are eligible to appear for the UPSC examination held for recruitment in different positions in BSF, ITBF, CRPF, and CAPF. For non-gazetted positions, recruitment is based on a selection test for non-graduates. For gazetted positions, graduates from any field can apply if they are within the age group of 19 to 25.

A career in defence forces promises one of the most prestigious and respected positions in the country. Youngsters who aspire to choose a career of excitement, adventure, and challenges can find no better place than defence to meet all their professional expectations. The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of India which consist of four professional uniformed services: The Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. The various paramilitary organisations and various inter-service institutions also help the Indian Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence is responsible for the management of armed forces in India.