ITBP

The ITBP exam refers to the recruitment examination conducted by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force in India. ITBP is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in the country and is primarily responsible for ensuring the security and protection of the Indo-Tibetan border.

The ITBP exam is held to select suitable candidates to fill various posts within the force, including the ranks of constables, head constables, sub-inspectors, and assistant commandants. The exam assesses the candidates' knowledge, skills, and aptitude required for the respective positions.

Essential Details About Examination

Particulars

Details

Name of the Exam

ITBP Recruitment 2023

Conducting Body

UPSC

Exam Level

National

Mode of Examination

Offline

Language

English and Hindi

Post Name/Purpose of the Exam

Head Constable, Constable Tradesman

Official Website

upsc.gov.in

 

ITBP Eligibility Criteria (Head Constable Ministerial & ASI Stenographer, Constable GD)

Age Limit

 

Post

ITBP Head Constable Age Limit

Head Constable Telecommunication

18 - 25 years 

Head Constable Motor Mechanic

18 - 25 years 

Head Constable Dresser Veterinary

18 -25 years

Head Constable Education & Stress Counsellor

20 - 25 years

Head Constable ( Ministerial)

18 - 25 years (Direct Entry)

18 - 35 years (Through LDCE)

ASI Stenographer

18 - 25 years

Constable

18 - 23 years

 

Educational Qualification

 

S. No.

Posts

Educational Qualifications

Head Constable (Telecommunication)

12th grade with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 45% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from an accredited school or institution;

 

OR

a certificate from a recognised institution for two years of industrial training in electronics, electrical, or computer after passing the 10th grade with a recognised board;

 

OR

 

Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in the 10th grade from an accredited board, as well as a three-year diploma in electronics, communication, instrumentation, computer science, information technology, or electrical from an accredited institute.

2

Head Constable/Motor Mechanic

(i) A 10+2 diploma from a board or institution that is reputable.

 

(ii) Three-year Automobile Engineering Diploma or a Certificate in Motor Mechanic from an accredited institution or industrial training programme with three years of practical experience in the field in a reputable workshop

 

(iii) Must pass the physical proficiency test, aptitude test, and written and practical trade test in accordance with established requirements.

3

Head Constable/Engine Driver (Water Wing)

12th grade from an accredited school or its equivalent, a 2nd class engine driver certificate, and one year of relevant work experience from an accredited institution or organisation.

4

Head Constable/ Workshop (Water Wing)

12th grade from recognised school or its equivalent, a diploma or certificate in diesel engine, machinist, welder, machine shop, carpentry, electrician, fitter, or turner from Industrial

5

Head Constable/Master

(Water Wing)

12th grade from an accredited school or its equivalent, Master or Serang Certificate, and one year of work experience in the trade from an accredited facility.

6

Head Constable/Dresser Veterinary

i) A 12th grade diploma or an equivalent degree from a recognised board.

 

ii) Have completed a standard para veterinary course, diploma, or certificate relating to veterinary therapeutics or livestock that lasted at least one year.

 

Head Constable/Education and Stress Counselor

Degree with psychology as a subject from an accredited university or its equivalent.

 

OR

 

Degree from an accredited university in education, teaching, or a closely related field.

8

Head Constable/Ministerial

A recognised Board of University or comparable examination leading to an intermediate or senior secondary certificate (10+2).

 

Through a computer, typing speed of 35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute in Hindi.

9

ASI Stenographer

Candidates should have Intermediate or Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) examination from a recognized board

9

Constable

Matriculation

 

ITBP Head Constable Exam Pattern 2023

The UPSC oversees the hiring process for the ITBP. Three crucial phases are included in the exam's layout. These are the stages:

Subject

Medium

No. of Questions

Marks

Time

General Arithmetic & Reasoning

Bilingual

30

30

2 hours

General Knowledge

Bilingual

25

25

General English

English

35

35

Computers

(Basic)

Bilingual

10

10

Total

100

100

 

Physical Standards

 

Category

Height

Chest (Only for Males)

Male

Female

With Expansion

Without Expansion

All Candidates Except ST

165

155

77

82

Relaxation for candidates falling under the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, and candidates form the State of Sikkim, Nagaland,Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh 

162.5

150

77

82

ST 

162.5

150

76

81

 

ITBP Exam Syllabus (Head Constable)

Arithmetic

  • Simplification
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • L.C.M
  • H.C.F
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Discount
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance

English

  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks: Articles, Prepositions, etc.
  • Phrase replacements
  • Cloze test
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Phrase and idioms meaning
  • One Word Substitution
  • Spellings
  • Reading comprehension

General Knowledge

  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Parliament
  • Indian Politics
  • Famous Days & Dates
  • Famous Books & Authors
  • Botany
  • Sports
  • Basic Computer
  • Indian History
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Environment
  • Indian Culture

Computer

  • History of Computer
  • Basics of computer
  • Internet Usage
  • Website Surfing
  • MS Office
  • Typing
  • Uses of Computer
  • Computer Tools

ITBP Exam Selection Process (Constable)

  1. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  2. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  3. Written Exam
  4. Trade Test
  5. DME/ RME

 

Physical Standard Test

 

Category Of Candidates

Height(In CM)

Chest(In CM)

Unexpanded

Expanded

Candidates belonging to all the states and union territories

170

80

85

For candidates falling in the categories of Garhwali, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, and candidates belonging to the state of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, and Leh and Ladakh regions of Jammu & Kashmir

165

78

83

Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura

162.5

77

82

Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura

160

76

81

All candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes other than the North-Eastern States and Left Wing Extremism affected districts

162.5

76

81

 

Physical Efficiency Test

 

S No.

Tasks

Time Limit for Male Candidates only

1.

1.6 Kms Running

To be completed within 7:30 mins

2.

Long Jump

11 Feet in 3 Attempts

3.

High Jump

3.5 Feet in 3 Attempts

 

Exam Pattern (Constable Tradesman)

 

Subjects

Number Of Questions

Sectional Marks

Time Allotted

General Knowledge

10

10




 

Composite Time Of 2 Hours

Mathematics

10

10

Hindi

10

10

English

10

10

Trade Related Theory Questions

60

60

 

Total

100

100

 

There will be no negative marking in this exam.

ITBP Constable Syllabus

General Knowledge

  • Important Days
  • Indian History
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Capitals of India
  • Indian Economy
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Current Affairs – National and International
  • Abbreviations
  • General Policy
  • Science and Technology
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  • International and National Organizations
  • Indian National Movement
  • Sports

Maths

  • Relations and Functions
  • Logarithms
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates
  • Statistics
  • Differentiation
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Vectors
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Series
  • Sets and Set Theory
  • Probability Function
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem
  • Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Definite Integrals
  • Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry

Hindi

  • समानार्थी व पर्यायवाची शब्द
  • अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द
  • कहावतें व लोकोक्तियां के अर्थ
  • संधि विच्छेद
  • क्रिया से भाववाचक संज्ञा बनाना
  • रचना एवं रचयिता इत्यादि
  • वर्तनी की सामान्य अशुद्धियाँ तथा शब्दों के शब्द रूप शब्दों के स्त्रीलिंग
  • बहुवचन
  • किसी वाक्य को अन्य लिंग में परिवर्तन
  • मुहावरा व उनका अर्थ
  • अशुद्ध वाक्यों के शुद्ध रूप
  • विलोमार्थी शब्द

English

  • Sentence Improvement
  • Error Correction
  • Spelling Test
  • Substitution
  • Passage Completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spotting Errors
  • Para Completion
  • Joining Sentences
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • One Word Substitution
  • Error CorrectionTransformation
  • Prepositions

Trade

  • Stylized facts on trade and the gravity Model
  • Classical Trade: Technology
  • Production Structure
  • Factor prices & production
  • Factor abundance
  • Trade policy
  • Economic integration
  • Imperfect competition
  • Intra-industry trade
  • Heterogeneous firms

 

ITBP Tradesman

Similar to ITBP Constable.

ITBP ASI Stenographer Exam Pattern 2023

Sr. No

Name of the Test

Medium

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

General Arithmetic and Reasoning

Bilingual

30

30

120 Minutes

2

General Knowledge

Bilingual

25

25

3

General English

English

35

35

4

Knowledge of Computer

Bilingual

10

10

Total

100

100


Skill Test

 

Phase - III Skill Test

Transcription

10 minutes @ 80 words per minute

Dictation

50 minutes in English or 65 minutes in Hindi


FAQs( Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the role of ITBP?

ITBP is primarily responsible for ensuring the security and protection of the Indo-Tibetan border. They are entrusted with various tasks, including border patrolling, border management, counterinsurgency operations, disaster management, and civil unrest.

What are the career growth opportunities in ITBP?

ITBP offers various career growth opportunities to its personnel. Promotions are based on seniority, performance, and qualifying departmental examinations. The ranks in ITBP include constable, head constable, sub-inspector, assistant commandant, deputy commandant, commandant, and higher ranks.

What is the training period for ITBP recruits?

The training period for ITBP recruits varies depending on the position and level of entry. Generally, the training period ranges from a few months to a year. During the training, recruits undergo physical fitness training and learn about weapons handling, border management, law enforcement, and other necessary skills required for their roles.

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