BSF recruitment 2017: Apply for 1074 posts


The Directorate General of the Border Security Force (BSF) has released a notice regarding the recruitment of male constable tradesmen. Interested candidates can download their application forms and admit cards for the same on the official website  (

There are more than a thousand vacant posts among which 561 are available for 2016-17 and 513 are available for the year 2017-18. Filled in application forms must be sent to the RAs or BSF headquarters of the candidates’ state on or before October 30, 2017.

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Candidates will be selected on the basis of a physical standard test (PST), a physical efficiency test (PET), their medical standard, a trade test and a written test of 100 marks. The written test will include questions on general awareness, elementary mathematics, analytical aptitude and English or Hindi language.

Posts available: 1074

 Cobbler- 67
Tailor- 28
Carpenter- 2
Draughtsman- 1
Painter- 5
Cook- 332
Water carrier- 177
Washer man- 131
Barber- 35
Sweeper- 212
Waiter- 27
Mali- 1
Khoji- 6


– Candidates are required to have cleared matriculation or its equivalent from a recognised Board or university.

– Candidates need a two year work experience in the trade, a one-year certificate from industrial or vocational training institute with a one year working experience or a two year diploma from an industrial training institute in the trade.

– Candidate should be older than 18 and no older than 23. The upper age limit is subject to relaxation for reserved categories.