CRPF WeJobStation Scrutiny #4

February 03, 2021
CRPF Officer || WeJobStation Scrutiny #4

CRPF is an Indian Defense government job, which stands for Central Reserve Police Force. As we have already discussed IAS, IPS, and IFS Officers in the last 3 WeJobStation scrutinies, we will discuss CRPF’s information today. Central Reserve Police Force is also a prestigious government job that has a totally different level of hype in the middle class. The old name of CRPF was Crown Representative’s Police on the 27th July’1939. Central Reserve Police Force is a premier paramilitary force of the Armed Force of the central government of India. We will inform you about the eligibility criteria, educational Requirement, age limit, pay scale, and other important information.

Table Of Contents

  1. What is Central Reserve Police Force?
  2. History
  3. Qualification Requirement
  4. Physical Standards
    • Male candidates
    • Female candidates
  5. Recruitment Process
  6. Syllabus
  7. Different Posts
  8. Duty
  9. Perks
  10. Cons
  11. Salary Structure
  12. Faq

What is a Central Reserve Police Force?

CRPF is a paramilitary force which was latterly known as Crown Representative’s Police from 27 July 1939. This force is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force. This force works under Ministry of Home Affairs. These officers are usually recruited in a very young age, so they have a lot of scope of promotion and higher rank. So in this article we will deep dive into history, work, eligibility criteria and many other information.

History Of CRPF

The history of officers starts from 1939 with  2 battalions in Nimach and Madhya Pradesh to 191 battalions currently. Earlier the main objective was to protect British residents in dangerous areas and states. After Independence, the force was renamed as Central Reserve Police Force by an Act of Parliament on 28 December 1949. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the then Home Minister, visualized a multi-dimensional role for it in tune with the changing needs of a newly independent nation. For more history section you can read Wikipedia of the respectable officers.

Qualification For CRPF New Vacancy 2021

New vacancy comes almost every 2 months, in 2021 only many jobs came in and you will see a specific consistency in Qualification. So the main educational qualification requirements of officers is 10+2 Pass at least. So here are the main points in bullet points.

  • 10+2 Pass candidate
  • Typing skill in Hindi or English for CRPF Sub Inspector (Stenographer)

Physical Standards for CRPF Jawan

Requirement for CRPF Jawan (Male candidate)

  • Minimum height is 170 CMS (These requirements are fixed for candidates applying for crpf head constable or any other)
  • Chest 81 CMS (These requirements are fixed for candidates applying for crpf head constable or any other)
  • Eyesight Near Vision should be
  • 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

Requirement for CRPF Jawan (Female candidate)

  • Minimum height is 157 CMS (These requirements are fixed for candidates applying for crpf head constable or any other)
  • Chest Not applicable (These requirements are fixed for candidates applying for crpf head constable or any other)
  • Eyesight Near Vision should be
  • 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

Recruitment Process

The recruitment process of the Central Reserve Force happens in 5 different stages for the Recruitment of CRPF Head Constable and many other posts. These processes are Written Examination, Typing Test, Personal Interview, Physical Efficiency Test, and Physical measurements.


Syllabus for Head Constable and other posts of CRPF

  • Written Examination
    1. Hindi/English language
    2. Numerical Ability
    3. General Intelligence
    4. Clerical Aptitude
  • Typing and/or shorthand test
  • Personal interview
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Physical measurements

The Physical Efficiency Test, if conducted consists of tests like one mile run in six and a half minutes etc. Candidates in possession of an NCC ‘C’ Certificate or certificate of participation in a sports meet of national level are awarded bonus marks.

Different Posts

  • Director-General 
  • Special Director-General
  • Additional Director General 
  • Inspector General
  • Deputy Inspector General
  • Commandant
  • Second in Command 
  • Deputy Commandant 
  • Assistant Commandant
  • Assistant Commandant/Officer Trainee

Duty of Central Reserve Police Force

Main work and duty of Central Reserve Force in bullet main points:-

  • Counter Militancy
  • Insurgency operations.
  • Handling with Left Wing Extremism
  • Overall co-ordination of large scale security arrangement
  • Protection of VIPs and vital installations.
  • Checking environmental de-gradation and protection of local Flora and Fauna
  • Fighting aggression during War time
  • Participating in UN Peace Keeping Mission
  • Rescue and Relief operations at the time of Natural Calamities.

Perks of Central Reserve Police Force

  • Education facilities for the wards
  • Accommodation/Housing facility
  • Leave encashment service after retirement.
  • Dearest allowances
  • City compensation
  • Detachment allowances

Cons of Central Reserve Force Officer

  • With frequent transfers
  • Nature of Job is not that good
  • Having a stable job is not possible
  • During emergency situations, there can be a threat to your life

Salary Structure of Officers

  • Director-General: ₹2,50,000/-
  • Special Director-General: ₹2,25,000/- – ₹2,30,000/-
  • Assistant Director-General: ₹2,10,000/- – ₹2,25,000/-
  • Inspector General: ₹1,12,200/- – ₹2,01,000/-
  • Deputy Inspector General: ₹1,12,200/- – ₹2,01,000/-
  • Commandant: ₹1,12,200/- – ₹2,01,000/-
  • Second-in Commandant: ₹1,12,200/- – ₹2,01,000/-
  • Deputy Commandant: ₹46,800/- – ₹1,17,300/-
  • Assistant Commandant: ₹46,800/- – ₹1,17,300/-
  • Subedar Major: ₹27,900/- – ₹1,04,400/-
  • Inspector: ₹27,900/- – ₹1,04,400/-
  • Sub-Inspector: ₹27,900/- – ₹1,04,400/-
  • Assistant Sub-inspector: ₹15,600/- – ₹60,600/-
  • Head Constable: ₹15,600/- – ₹60,600/-
  • Constable: ₹15,600/- – ₹60,600/-

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What is CRPF salary?

The salary of CRPF is in between 15,600/- to 2,50,000/-

What is CRPF work?

The whole work and duty of CRPF is given above

Is CRPF part of Indian Army?

No, they are not related to Indian army but they come under same ministry

Which is the highest post in CRPF?

The highest post of CRPF is Director-General

What is the age limit to join CRPF?

The age limit of CRPF was 18 years to 25 Years

Is CRPF job good?

The CRPF is a very good and stable job

What is the minimum height for CRPF?

The minimum height requirement is 162.5 cm and other important information is given above.

How many RTC are there in CRPF?

There are 4 RTC of CRPF, these institutes are in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra and Bihar

What is the Full Form RTC in the above Question?

The full form of RTC in the above question is Recruitment Training Center

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