CRPF Career - Central Reserve Police Force


Central Reserve Police Force came into existence as the Crown Representative’s Police on the 27th July’1939. It became the Central Reserve Police Force on enactment of the CRPF Act on 28th December’ 1949. It has completed 60 years of glorious history. The Force has grown into a big organization with 191 Battalions (173 executive Battalions including 2 Mahila Battalions, 10 RAF Battalions, 5 Signal Battalions and 1 Special Duty Group) 35 Group Centers including a Signal Group Centre, 10 training Institutions, 2 Central Weapon Store, 7Arms Work shop, 1 Static Workshop, 2 Mobile Workshops, 3 Base Hospitals and one 100 bed composite Hospital with a backup of well knit administrative set up covering the entire geography of the country.

CRPF or Central Reserve Police Force is a premier paramilitary force of the Armed Force of the Union of India. The main task of the CRPF is to maintain internal security. It is usually deployed in areas to counter insurgency and maintain law and order.

In times of peace it is deployed at places where calamities occur due to natural tragedies. The CRPF recruits young individuals for the position of Assistant Sub Inspector.

CRPF Eligibility Criteria


A minimum of Intermediate/10+2/equivalent is necessary, typing (35-40 words per minute in English; 25-30 words per minute in Hindi; shorthand 80 words per minute)is required for the post of Assistant Sub Inspector (Stenographer) in CRPF.

Age Limit-

18-25 yrs

Physical Standards-

A minimum of 170 cms. (5 cms. Relation for Adivasis or Tribals) Chest-81 cms. (A minimum of 5 cms. of expansion; tribals 77-82cms

Women Candidates-

A minimum of 157 cms. of height (154-155 cms. for Adivasis or Tribals)
  • Eyesight Near Vision (corrected vision) J.I (better eye); J.II (worse eye)
  • Distant vision – better eye (corrected vision) – 6/6 or 6/9. Worse eye 6/12 or 6/9
  • Flat feet, Knock knees, squint in eyes and physical defects ruled out

Personal Skills-

This career is best suited for those who have an inborn love for motherland and its citizens.  Commitment, discipline, dedication, and Integrity are other necessary skills.

CRPF Selection Procedure

  • Written Examination of two hours and consists of four sections

    Hindi/English language

    Numerical Ability

    General Intelligence

    Clerical Aptitude

  • Typing and/or shorthand test

  • Personal interview

  • Physical Efficiency Test

  • Physical measurements

All those who attain minimum qualifying marks in the Written Examination have to undergo shorthand/typing test and appear for the personality test or interview.

The Physical Efficiency Test, if conducted (meaning for those candidates who happen to clear the earlier rounds) consists of tests like one mile run in six and a half minutes etc. Candidates in possession of NCC ‘C’ Certificate or certificate of participation in a sports meet of national level are awarded bonus marks.


There is an initial period of training after which the personal are given regular postings. He generally retires from the post of Asst. Commandant.