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Eligibilty Criteria

ITBP recruitment exam is conducted on an annual basis. It is necessary for the candidates to fulfill all the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

ITBP Recruitment Age Limits

To be eligible for the ITBP exam the candidate has a minimum age of 20 and the maximum age of being 25 years.

Category Age Relaxation Sanctioned by UPSC
Scheduled Caste (SC) 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years

ITBP Recruitment: Nationality

To apply for the ITBP recruitment exam one should be an Indian citizen. Candidates from Nepal and Bhutan are also eligible for applying.

ITBP Recruitment: Educational Qualifications

To apply for the ITBP exam the candidate should be in possession of a bachelor's degree from any stream. The degree must be issued from a Central Government or State government-affiliated University. Degrees from any deemed to be a university will also be accepted.

ITBP Recruitment: Physical Standards

To appear in the examination there is also a necessity for meeting eligibility criteria based on physical standards. The physical standards that a candidate needs to meet for applying for the ITBP Assistant Commandant post are given below:

Medical Standard Requirement
  • 6/6 or 6/9 (better eye)
  • 6/12 or 6/9 (worse eye)
Speech Candidates should not stammer
Neck Neck swelling can deem you disqualified. No vertebral diseases are permitted.
Diseases ( Venereal) No venereal disease permitted
Diseases ( Chronic) No chronic skin disease permitted
Ear No hearing disorder or deafness permitted
Exam Pattern

The ITBP recruitment process is conducted by UPSC. The pattern of the exam includes three important stages. These stages are-

  • Written exam conducted by UPSC
  • PET (Physical Efficiency Test), and MST ( Medical Standards Test)
  • Interview or Personality Test

The written exam itself is conducted in two phases. The table below explains in detail.

Phase Subjects Duration Total Marks
Paper 1 General Ability and Intelligence 2 hours 250
Paper 2 General studies, Essay and Comprehension 3 hours 200
Interview Personality Test Not specified 150

The objective type paper will include negative marking for every wrong answer.

ITBP Recruitment Physical Efficiency Exam Pattern 2022

There is also a physical efficiency Test that is very important in the selection of a candidate for ITBP recruitment. Refer to the table below for physical efficiency requirements.

Physical Standard Qualifying Requirement (Females) Qualifying Requirement (Males)
Race (100 meters) Within 18 seconds Within 16 seconds
Race (800 meters) Within 4 minutes 49 seconds Within 3 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3 chances ( Requirement - 3 meters) 3 chances ( Requirement - 3.5 meters)
Shot Put - 4.5 meters

UPSC conducts a written exam for ITBP recruitment in 2 phases. Therefore the candidates have to pay for two papers. The syllabus for each individual paper is explained below.

ITBP Recruitment Syllabus 2022 of Paper 1

ITBP recruitment syllabus 2022 for paper 1 includes

  • Quantitative aptitude, Logical reasoning, and data interpretation
  • Science (General)
  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Politics and Economy (Indian)
  • India's History
  • Geography

ITBP Recruitment Syllabus 2022 of Paper 2

Paper-2 is a descriptive type exam. The table below has the detailed syllabus:

Part Syllabus
Part A Question on narrative essay
Part B Comprehension, Precise Writing, and Communication skills

Admission Open 2023