Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Defence Exams, UPSC
ITBP Recruitment / Exam Date

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) is a Central Armed Police Force which functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. The ITBPF was raised on 24 October 1962 and is a police force specializing in high-security operations. The ITBPF has been deployed to cover 3488 km of the Indo-China border from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.

ITBP has full form “Indo-Tibetan Border Police”

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is a Border Security Force of India.

Organization: The post of Assistant Commandant for Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the recruitment of this post is conducted annually by an organization called UPSC at the national level.

The exam conducted by UPSC is CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) for the post of Assistant Commandant.

This post is one of the most sought after positions in government organization.

Recruitment depends on the number of vacancies announced by the Commission each year.

Name of OrganisationIndo-Tibetan Border Police
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
PostAssistant Commandant
Number of Vacancies21
Job LocationAnywhere in India

The salary provided by the Indian Government for an Assistant Commandant post is one primary reason why aspirants prefer this government job.

The salary for a BSF Assistant Commandant after 7th pay commission is mentioned below:

Assistant CommmandantGrade PayRs 50000 - Rs 60000 (Approx)
BSF Assistant Commmandant5400Rs 52000 (Approx)

You must check out some of these Posts/services having the same salaries or better than this post.

  1. CRPF – 40000-60000 (depending upon the post)
  2. BSF – 52000 (approx.)
  3. SSB – 50000-60000 (approx.)
  4. IPS – 56000-225000 (depending upon the post)

➼ ITBP selection procedure

The ITBP Staff Selection Commission decides the selection process for the selection of Assistant Commandant, which is given below.

The ITBP Assistant Commandant is recruited by the UPSC through a well-defined process which consists of three stages:

  1. UPSC CAPF written exam
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Standard Test
  3. Personality test or interview

➼ ITBP Exam Pattern

Here we have discussed two topics, first is the Written exam pattern and the second one is the personality test.

The merit for ITBP exam is calculated based on marks scored in the written test and personality test, which is mentioned below.

ITBP Exam PatternDurationMarks
Written Test
Paper I General Ability or Intelligence
Paper II General Studies, Essay and Comprehension)

2 hours
3 hours

250 Marks
200 Marks
Personality Test---150 Marks

➼ ITBP Syllabus

The syllabus for the written examination is largely divided. Written test and personality test scores are calculated for the final merit list to select candidates.

Physical aptitude test is equally necessary to pass the examination.

The BSF result is dependent on the merit of both written and physical/medical standards.

Given below is a brief description of the syllabus of ITBP Assistant Commandant Written Examination.

ITBP Exam PatternITBP Syllabus
Paper I: General Ability/ Intelligence
(objective)
Indian History
General science
Indian Economy and Politics
Current National and International Events
Logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude and data interpretation
Geography
Paper-IILong and narrative essay
Paper A

Paper B
Comprehension, Precis writing and

Communication/language skills

➼ UPSC CAPF Preparation

Day by day the number of applicants is increasing due to this, the competition for the entrance exam is also increasing, as a result, the toughness level of the paper is also increasing.

Hence, we suggest some books you should prefer for the preparation of the exam, which will definitely help you to clear the entrance exam.

Preparation Books
Class XI & XII NCERT- History
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Class XI & XII NCERT – Geography
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

➼ Physical test

The Physical efficiency test or PET is also a major part of the selection procedure.

A candidate has to clear the below mentioned physical efficiency test, based on the number gained by the applicant, merit list prepares.

The requirement for male and female candidates are different as mentioned below:

Physical Test for ITBP ExamMaleFemale
100 meters raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 meters (3 chances)3 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put4.5 meters---

➼ ITBP Limited Departmental Competitive Exam

Recruitment for Assistant Commandants is also conducted for serving employees.

The ITBP LDC examination is conducted for such candidates. Recently recruitment through limited departmental competitive examination was released in 2017-18, but there were no vacancies for Assistant Commandant in ITBP.

A separate examination process is followed for serving employees, and they have to fulfil the required eligibility to pass the exam.

The following eligibility criteria need to be fulfilled to get admitted through LDC examination:

The age of the candidate should be less than 35 years
The candidate should have worked in the force for at least four years
There are a total of 3 chances for this exam for each employee

The selection process involves several steps, as described below:

ITBP AC Exam PatternMarks
Written Exam300 marks
Physical Efficiency Exam---
Personality Test100 marks
Medical---

➼ LDC eligibility criteria

The UPSC CAPF Examination for the Assistant Commandants’s post is conducted on an annual basis, and candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria to apply for the examination.

The ITBP eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

  1. Age Limits: The candidate should have attained the age of 20 but should be less than 25 years of age.
CategoryUPSC Age Relaxation
SCUp to 5 Years
STUp to 5 Years
OBCUp to 3 Years
  1. Nationality: The candidate should contain citizenship of India. Citizenship of Nepal or Bhutan is also permitted for the exam.
  2. Educational qualifications: The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from any University incorporated by the Act of State or Central government. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree from any deemed to be University can also apply.

➼ Physical Standard

  The eligibility criteria also involve the physical standards of the candidate.

Any candidate willing to join the Force needs to meet or surpass the below mentioned physical standards which are different for male and female candidates:

UPSC CAPF Physical StandardsCAPF Male CandidatesCAPF Female Candidates
Height165 cm157 cm
Chest81 cmNot Applicable
Weight50 kg (As per Height)46 kg (As per Height)

➼ Medical Standard

Along with the physical standard, candidate should also follow the medical standard.

These below mentioned are all the medical standards irrespective of gender, which needs to be qualify by any applicant to get into further step of recruitment. 

ITBP Recruitment Medical StandardsITBP Recruitment
Eye Sight6/6 or 6/9 for better eye

6/12 or 6/9 for worse eye
EarCandidate should not have any degree of deafness
Nosecandidate should not have any chronic breathing issues
NeckCandidate should not have swelling of the neck or vertebrae issues
Venereal Disease or Skin DiseaseCandidate should no signs of any Vulnerable disease or any skin disease

➼ ITBP Interview

The interview is one of the most important parts of the ITBP exam. It’s very necessary for you to clearly state your thoughts to the interviewers.

As a result, you need to focus on brightening your communication skills and body language. Some candidates are blessed with such skills.

Some require practice to become excellent communicators of their ideas. Candidates with no communication skills can contact those who have already appeared in the Civil Services Examinations, to get useful suggestions from them.

Because this portion of the Civil Services Examination is not designed to judge someone’s expertise on a subject.

However, a candidate must speak from the heart or answer all questions honestly.

There is a common misconception among the candidates that if they lie about their hobby just to get through the interview, it will never help them.

Interviewers are not just to ask questions, but to evaluate a candidate’s personality and ability to evaluate whether a ‘no’ is a ‘no’, it cannot be changed to a ‘yes’ and vice versa.

➼ How to apply for UPSC CAPF – ITBP recruitment?

Once the notification is issued, the candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Commandant by visiting the official site. The following steps should be kept in mind while applying for the post of Assistant Commandant:

  1. Visit the official site of UPSC https://www.upsc.gov.in.
  2. Only one application is allowed per candidate, and the applicant is required to fill in the details carefully.
  3. The examination centre should be carefully selected as no changes can be made after submission of the form.
  4. The application fee is different for different categories of people. Details of the same are given below:
CategoryApplication Fees
General/OBCRs.200/-
SC/ST/ FemaleExempted

➼ Important Dates

Below mentioned are some important dates you should know before proceeding toward exam form.

ITBP Exam Dates Postpond Due to Pandemic COVID-19. 
ITBP AC Exam EventsITBP Exam Dates
UPSC CAPF Notification---
Last Date to Apply---
Admit Card---
APF Written Exam---
Personality Test---

For more information regarding ITBP, you can also visit the official website of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police www.itbpolice.nic.in

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