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.
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|
To apply for the ITBP recruitment exam one should be an Indian citizen. Candidates from Nepal and Bhutan are also eligible for applying.
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.
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:
|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|
The ITBP recruitment process is conducted by UPSC. The pattern of the exam includes three important stages. These stages are-
The written exam itself is conducted in two phases. The table below explains in detail.
|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.
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 for paper 1 includes
Paper-2 is a descriptive type exam. The table below has the detailed syllabus:
|Part A||Question on narrative essay|
|Part B||Comprehension, Precise Writing, and Communication skills|