For most of us, cracking the CISF Recruitment is like fulfilling a dream while investing at least a minimum of 2-3 years. The adrenaline rush that the candidates experience in anticipation of the CISF Results, worrying endlessly whether they have achieved their goal is overwhelming. But, while we have an opportunity to turn dreams into reality, we often fail to understand that it takes more than preparation to clear competitive exams. So, let us spell it out for you- STRATEGY and understanding the PROCESS, is how you can claim success.
The CAPF is one of the important armed forces other than the 3 military wings of India. The CISF is one of the 7 wings of the CAPF, playing a major role in protecting sensitive government organizations or PSUs. Hence, every year, lakhs of candidates from varied backgrounds apply for different positions of the CISF. The CISF often recruits candidates for posts such as Head Constable, Constable, Assistant Sub Inspector, Tradesman, etc.
The stages of recruitment is mainly divided into 5 steps:
- Physical Standard Test
- OMR Written test
- Skill test
- Medical examination and review of the same
- Final Merit List
The physical test is mandatory for all the posts and only physically fit candidates are eligible to apply for any/all of the CISF posts.
How to apply?
Recruitments for freshers are always conducted through online applications. Here is how you can apply:
- Go to the CISF Official Website and proceed towards “Recruitments”.
- Select the CISF post you wish to apply for.
- Fill the application by entering all the personal and educational information.
- Upload the documents as per the given prescriptions.
- Pay the application fee.
Who can apply?
The CISF has laid very standard and basic rules for eligibility. These rules apply to most of the posts offered in the CISF recruitment notification.
The applicant should strictly be a citizen of India. Candidates belonging to other nationalities will be disqualified.
The age limit depends on the post that the candidate has applied for. The age limit is generally set between 18- 27 years in case of positions requiring no experience. However, the upper age limit is averaged to 35 years in case of positions requiring experience.
The CISF expects basic education which is again dependent on the post applied for by the candidate. It can be either of the following qualification:
- 10th pass (Matriculation)
- 12th pass (Intermediate)
- Bachelor’s degree
The CISF does not require experience in all the posts. However, recruitment taking place through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE), demands relevant work experience.
The Selection Mantra
The CISF exerts utmost importance on the physical fitness of the candidates while considering their candidature. Hence, the correct way to ensure selection is to find the balance between brains and brawn.
This makes PET, the most important part of the selection process. It judges the candidate’s overall physical fitness through various athletic events. Hence, the candidates must start working on a healthy physique by instilling a strict diet and exercise routine in their daily life. Running is considered one of the best forms of exercise and helps develop stamina and healthy muscles. The goal of running should be to increase the distance gradually to improve timing along with the distance covered.
We would also like to recommend swimming as it helps to increase stamina, builds endurance, and cardiovascular fitness.
As mentioned earlier, the selection mantra we recommend is to find a balance between brains and brawn. It is important that the candidates start reading newspapers, follow important happenings around the world to build confidence with the topic of General Awareness. Though the subjects for the written test differ from post to post, the subject of GA is common for all the exams. It is therefore imperative that the candidates start reading to become aware of the NEWS, i.e. North, South, East and West of the world around us.
Reading newspapers can also help candidates score good marks in the English language section.