The eligibility criteria for Para Commando post-2022 have not been released yet. However, till the official notification is released, candidates can follow the eligibility criteria of last year, i.e. 2021. You can download BSF Practice Papers in pdf format.
As per the previous year, the first and foremost criteria to become a Para Commando Officer is to be a part of the Indian Army. Apart from that, you have to score 100% on Physical Fitness Test and at least 50% marks on the written test to be eligible to be a part of the Elite Para Regiment. Only those candidates who fulfil these conditions are asked to exercise the option of joining Elite Para Regiments by AROs just before their despatch.
There are some more criteria that candidates must fulfil to qualify for the Para Commando Post:
Before being eligible for the post of Para Commando, aspirants have to become a part of the Indian Army. To join the Indian Army, aspirants need to qualify for the NDA exam. Having proper knowledge of the exam pattern is the first step in moving towards the goal. Thus, given below is the detailed exam pattern for the NDA exam:
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Number of Sections||2|
|Name of Sections||
|Questions in Each Section||
|Duration of the Examination||5 hours|
|Maximum number of Questions||270|
|Type of Questions||Objective Questions|
|Maximum Number of Marks||
|Language||English and Hindi|
After qualifying for the written test, candidates will have to appear for an SSB interview based on which final shortlist will be prepared. This interview will be of a maximum of 900 marks.
After being eligible for the Para Commando post, these candidates will have to mandatorily pass the special tests organized by the Board of Officers of PRTC at the ARO location. Candidates will have to achieve the given standards in these tests to qualify for the Para Commando Post:
|1.||5 km run||20 minutes|
|3.||Push Up||40 reps in 1 minute|
|4.||Sit Up||80 reps in 2 minutes|
|5.||Metre Shuttle||17 times in 1 minute|
Once the candidates are selected, they will have to further go through PRTC, i.e. Pre Recruitment Training Course. If these candidates fail to meet the required target standards at PRTC, then they will be sent back to their parent regimen for further training.