C.  Direct Recruitment of Non-Gazetted Executive Force Personnel

The Direct Recruitment in CRPF in Non-Gazetted Executive ranks is made in the ranks of Sub-Inspector (GD), Constable (GD), Constable (Tech/Trade) and Followers in CRPF are as under :-

Recruitment Standard

SIs  CTs  Remarks
(a) Age 20-25 18-23  General relaxationSC/ST- 5 yearsOBC- 3 years
18-25 yrs * * For persons of J&K
(b) Height (in Cms)


170  170 -

For Adivasis/STs of all States/UT and personnel belonging Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and  Assam.


167.5  Kerala, Tamilnadu,Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Pondichery, Goa, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadeep.
165 Persons belonging to J&K.
165 Gorkha, Garhwali, Kumaonees, Dogras, Marathas, Lakdhkis, Sikkimese.
162.5 - For Adivasis including Mizo, Nagas etc.
165 - Gorkha, Garwali, Kumaonees, Dogras, Marathsa.
Female 157 157 -
155 155 For Gorkhas, Kumaonees, Dogras and Marathas.Garwalis
154 154 For Adivasis/Nagas/Mizos
(c) Chest in Cms.
80-85 80-85 -
76-81 76-81 For Adivasis/Nagas/Mizos.
(d) Weight
Male 49.90 Kg for 170.20 Cms height (Weight according to height)
Female 43 Kg for 157 Cms
42 Kg for 155 Cms
41.5 Kgs for 154 Cms
(e) Visual Standard Should not be less than 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other i.e. 6/6 for Rt. Eye inRt. handed individual and 6/6 for left eye in left handed individual without glasses. Should be free from colour blindness.
(f) Educational Qualification Graduate Matriculation(*) Nil
(*) For 136 Bn J&K 8th Std.


(1)  Direct Recruitment of Sub-Inspector (GD)

25% of the vacancies occuring in a year are being filled by direct recruitment through Staff Selection Commission. 

(2)  Constable (GD)

100% vacancies are filled by direct recruitment from open market. We have streamlined our recruitment system by introducing application based recruitment in selected Centres under the arrangement of Zone/Sectors.  

(3)  Constable(Tech/Trade)

Recruitment of Tradesmen and Technical Staff is decentralised and the vacancies of these categories are filled by Unit Commandant under the directions of Sectors IsGP after observing all due formalities.

(4)  Followers.

By respective Unit Commandant under the directions of Sectors IsGP after observing due formalities. The folowing members of the Force come under the category of enrolled followers :-

  1. Cook

  2. Water Carrier

  3. Barber

  4. Washerman

  5. Safai Karamchari

(i) Eligibility for Appointment

For appointment to the posts of Followers in Central Reserve Police Force candidates must meet the following eligibility conditions :-

  1. Age    :    Between 18 to 23 years (cut off date for age will be 1st August every year)
  2. Educational Qualifications    :    Minimum 8th Class pass from recognised institution.

(ii) Physical Standards/PET

The candidate should be physically fit in all respects. The candidate should be able to complete 1 mile race in 10 minutes.

(iii) Medical Standards

The candidates must not knock knee, flat foot, vericose vain or squint in eyes. The must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient persormance of the duties.

(iv) Calculation and Allocation of Vacancies 

(1) Calculation 

The calculation of vacancies in a recruitment year will be done on an annual basis  

(2) Allocation  

Allocation of vacancies will be on regional basis so that adequate representation is given to all States and regions.

(v) Recruitment Procedure  

(1) Rally System  

The recruitment will be done by the Rally System. The range DIG with the approval of ADG/IG will send re­cruitment teams to specified areas twice a year in the month of April-May and October- November. The Board of officers will consist of a Commandant, two gazetted officer including a Medical Officer and a Co-opted member.

(2)     Eligibility Verification  

The eligibility such as age, educational  qualifi­cation,    experience should be verified from the  original certificate  so produced by the candidates.  Those who  do not  conform  to the eligibility criteria  as  advertised, should not be considered.  

(3)   Trade Test  

The  candidates  will be put through  Trade  Test. Test  is to be prescribed as per requirement of  the  job. Appendix  'A'  is attached for conducting Trade  Test  for various categories of Followers.  

(4) Medical Examination  

The  candidates will be medically  examined  after the  Trade  Test,  to assess their  physical  and  medical fitness  as  prescribed  in  the  eligibility  conditions. Those  who  fail in the Medical examination  will  not  be considered far the post of Followers.  

(5) Merit List 

A merit list will be prepared on the basis of  the marks obtained in the VIII Class from a recognised Central / State School and the marks obtained in the trade test of particular job.


(1) Publicity  

Wide  publicity should be given in  National/local Newspapers, TV, Radio, Education Institutions,  Employment Exchange  etc  to enable all class of people to  join  the rally.

(2) Reservation

There  will  be  reservation  for  SC/ST/OBC,  Ex-Servicemen and other categories of personnel in accordance with  the instructions issued by the Government from  time to  time.,  The unfilled reserved vacancies  may  also  be filled through special recruitments.

(3) Relaxation

There  will be relaxation in age  for  SC/ST/OBCs., ex-Servicemen  and other categories of persons  in  accor­dance with the Government orders on the subject.

In  suitable cases, keeping in view the  needs  of the organisation the Director General can give  relaxation in age limit etc.

(4) Wards  of deceased / retired Force  personnel  who could not be appointed on compassionate grounds should  be considered   sympathetically during the  general  recruitment



Trade Test

Those who are found fit in eligibility and PET will be put through respective Trade Test 30 marks and the result will be prepared on the following proforma:-

Name of Post Name & Father's Name Marks awarded in (A) 10 marks (B) 10 marks (C) 10 marks Sig. of the Officer
Cook Cooking of Chapati & Rice Cooking of Veg./Dal/Sambhar/Idli etc. for about 100 men. Cooking of Meat/Fish/Egg/Kheer
Water Carrier Washing of Vessles Kneading of Atta for making Chapaties for about 100 men Cutting of Vegitable etc.
Barber Handling of tools Hair Cutting Shaving
Washerman Washing of clothes Ironing of Khaki cotton uniform Ironing of woolen TC uniform
Safai Karmachari Sweeping Cleaning of Toilets Cleaning of Bathrooms etc. 0