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BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Notification 2023

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BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Notification 2023

Border Security Force has invited online applications from qualified Indian citizens (Male & Female) to fill the vacancies for the Non-Gazetted & Non-Ministerial positions of BSF Head Constable (Radio Operator) and Head Constable (Radio Mechanic) in Group 'C'.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Overview 2023

The BSF Head Constable RO RM role is a technical one that necessitates specialised abilities and experience in radio transmission and maintenance. Aspirants taking the examination must be aware of the major events covering the examination. The examination overview will present the various events and their respective dates. Candidates must read it carefully to avoid confusion regarding BSF RO/RM Recruitment.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) – Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Border Security Force

Post Name

  • Head Constable (Radio Operator)
  • Head Constable (Radio Mechanic)


247 vacancies for 2023

  • RO – 217
  • RM – 30

139 vacancies for 2024

  • RO – 98 
  • RM – 41

Application Dates

22 April to 21 May 2023

Application Mode


Examination Mode


Frequency of Exam


Selection Process

  • Written Examination
  • PST, PET & Document Verification
  • Final Result

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Important Dates 2023

BSF HC RO/RM exams were held on 29th August 2023 in three shifts. Recently, the Head Constable Answer Key 2023 was published on 1 September 2023. Candidates were requested to submit online applications from April 22nd to May 12th, 2023. Candidates will find all the data and the most recent updates about the BSF RO & RM Recruitment on this page.​

The table below includes all crucial dates for the BSF HC (RO & RM) Recruitment 2023, such as application, exam, admit card and result dates. 



Notification Release Date

14 April 2023

Application Start Date

22 April 2023

Last Date to Apply

21 May 2023 (extended)

Exam Date

29 August 023

Admit Card Release Date

21 August 2023

Answer Key

1 September 2023


To be released

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Important Links 2023

All the important links relevant to the recruitment process are given in the table below.

Official Website

BSF Recruitment 



Apply Link

Click here

Admit Card

Click here (link inactive)

Answer Key

Provisional – Click here

Final – Click here (to be released)


To be released

Revised Vacancy Notice

Click here 

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Vacancy 2023

Earlier, the board advertised 247 openings for BSF RO and RM Recruitment, along with the notification. Those vacancies were later revised to 386 vacancies for the years 2023 and 2024 separately.  Check out the vacancies listed below by category and by post.

BSF RO & RM Posts 2023






























BSF RO & RM Posts 2024






























BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Eligibility Criteria 2023

To guarantee that you are qualified for the post and that your application is not rejected, you must know the BSF HC (RO/RM) Eligibility Criteria. To avoid rejection, the candidate must fulfil all the eligibility requirements. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Nationality

To be eligible to apply for this position, the applicant must be an Indian citizen.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Age Limit & Relaxation

The minimum age for applying for the post of BSF RO & RM is 18 years, and the maximum age for the general category is 25 years. The maximum age limit for OBC is 28 years and SC/ST is 30 years.

Age Relaxation: The relaxation in the upper age limit for the candidates belonging to different categories is mentioned in the table below:


Relaxation in upper age limit


05 years


03 years

ESM (after deduction of the Military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date of application) 

UR: 03 years

OBC: 06 years

SC/ST: 08 years

Widow/Divorced Women/Women judicially separate and who are not remarried

UR: 35 years of age

OBC: 38 years of age

SC/ST: 40 years of age

Victims of 1984 riots

5 years

Victim of Gujarat Riots 2002

5 years

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Educational Qualification

Candidate must meet the educational requirements set by the exam conducting body. The post-wise educational qualification is given in the table below:


Educational Qualification


Passed Intermediate or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with aggregate 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Maths


Matriculation or equivalent and two years Industrial Training Institute Certificate (ITI) in Radio and Television or Electronics Engineering or Computer Operator and

Programming Assistant or Data Preparation and Computer Software or General Electronics Engineering or Data Entry Operator


Passed Intermediate or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as a regular student with aggregate 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.


Matriculation or equivalent and two years Industrial Training Institution Certificate (ITI) in Radio and Television or General Electronics or Computer Operator andProgramming Assistant or Data Preparation and Computer Software or Electrician or Fitter or Information Technology and Electronics System Maintenance or Communication Equipment Maintenance or Computer Hardware or Network Technician or Mechatronics or Data Entry Operator

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Physical Standards

The applicant must meet the physical standard requirements listed in the table below:


Male Candidates

Female Candidates


168 cms

157 cms


80 cms (85 cms after expansion)

Not applicable


Proportionate to Height and Age as per Physical standard

Note: Candidates belonging to Garhwalis, Kumaonese, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, and Sikkimies from Leh & Ladakh, Kashmir Valley, North Eastern States, and the state of Himachal Pradesh regions would be given special consideration.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Application Process 2023

The manner of application for BSF Radio Operator & Radio Mechanic 2023 is online. Before completing the online application form, you must have your personal information ready, including physical measurements (in cm), scanned copies of educational qualification documents, a passport-size photograph, and your signature. To apply for BSF RO recruitment, follow the processes outlined below. 

  • Check out the official webpage.
  • Go to the “Online Registration Page” and enter your phone number and email address. 
  • Submit your phone number and email address because your registration ID and password will be emailed to the contact information you provide. 
  • Your registered ID and password will be sent to your phone number and email address. 
  • Go to the Login Page and sign in to the application system with the registration ID and password you created. 
  • Fill out all the basic information requested in the application form and submit it.
  • Upload the scanned documents before paying the test fee through the provided online payment mechanism. 
  • Take a printout of the application form and the payment receipt for future reference.

Application Fees & Mode

  • Only male candidates belonging to General/EWS & OBC categories have to pay Rs. 100/- application Fee.
  • Male candidates belonging to SC/ST, ESM, BSF employees and Female candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

Mode of payment:

Fees can be paid using the following methods via the SBI Online payment gateway:

  • Wallets
  • UPI
  • Internet Banking
  • Credit/Debit Cards

However, the Common Service Centre would charge each candidate Rs. 47.2 as service charges.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Selection Process

The BSF RO RM selection process is rigorous and multi-stages, with the goal of identifying the most qualified and eligible individuals for the posts. A written examination, a physical standard test, a physical efficiency test, and a medical examination are all part of the BSF RO RM selection procedure.

The selection process for BSF RO/RM consists of the following three phases:

  • Phase-I

The written examination is the initial part of the selection process, and it assesses candidates' knowledge in a variety of areas, including General Awareness, Mathematics, Physics, and Radio Communication. The written exam is given in both Hindi and English and comprises multiple-choice questions.

  • Phase-II

PST, PET, and documentation are all required.

Candidates who pass the written examination are invited to the next stage, the Physical Standard Test (PST). Candidates are checked on numerous characteristics such as height, weight, chest measurement, and vision during the PST. Candidates who meet the minimum requirements are subsequently invited to the next level, the Physical Efficiency Test (PET).

Dictation and Paragraph Reading Tests (Only for HC(RO) candidates).

  • Phase-III

The last medical exam. The medical examination is the final stage of the selection process, in which candidates are examined by a competent medical practitioner to determine that they are fit and healthy enough to execute the duties of an RO or RM in the BSF.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Exam Pattern

For recruitment in the BSF as a Constable, a single CBT (Computer Based Test) will be held for both the posts of HC(RO) and HC(RM). The detailed exam pattern is given below:



No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Exam Duration

Part I




2 hours

Part II




Part III




Part IV

English & G.K.






  • For every wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
  • Type of questions – MCQ
  • For the post of HC (RO/RM), the question paper will be printed in both English and Hindi languages.
  • The qualifying marks for General/EWS/OBC candidates will be 38% and 33% for SC/ST candidates.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

To be considered for the post, candidates must pass the BSF RO RM Physical Test as well as the medical examination. Physical tests are an important part of the screening process, since they confirm that the candidates are physically fit and capable of managing the responsibilities of a Radio Operator / Radio Mechanic.

BSF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) consists of three parameters: a race, a long jump, and a high jump. Let's have a closer look at each of these parameters.

Test Name

For Male Candidates

For Female Candidates


1.6 km in 6 ½ minutes

800 metres in 4 minutes

Long Jump

11 feet in 3 chances

9 feet in 3 chances

High Jump

3 ½ feet in three chances

3 feet in three chances

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Exam Syllabus

Physics, Mathematics, English, and Chemistry problems will be at the Intermediate level. Questions from Current Affairs, History, Geography, and General Science will be included in General Knowledge. 

The following is a complete list of all the major topics that you must read to pass the examination. 

BSF (RO/RM) Syllabus




  • Quantum Theory and its Applications
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Electronics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Molecular Physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics


  • Classification of Elements
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Alcohols
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Molecular Structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Structure of Atom
  • Electrochemistry
  • Periodicity
  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Redox Reactions
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • States of Matter
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Hydrogen
  • Alkali and Alkaline earth metals
  • Haloarenes and Haloalkanes
  • Environmental Chemistry


  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Straight Lines
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Indefinite Integrals
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Definite Integrals
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Series
  • Sets and Set Theory
  • Probability Function
  • Logarithms
  • Sequences and Series
  • Conic Sections
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Vectors


  • Sentence Improvement
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • One word Substitution
  • Passage Completion
  • Spotting Errors
  • Para Completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Joining Sentences
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Substitution
  • Sentence
  • Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
  • Prepositions
  • Gap Filling

General Knowledge

  • Awards
  • Books and Authors
  • Geopolitical Current affairs
  • Current affairs related to Defence
  • Defence Policies, Exercise, achievements
  • National Freedom movement
  • Abbreviations
  • Discoveries
  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • History (India & World)
  • Important National Facts
  • Heritage and Arts
  • Monuments, Ramsar sites
  • Person in News
  • Sports & Championships
  • Static GK

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Admit Card

Candidates, whose application forms are found to be correct in all respects by the Document Scrutiny Board, will be issued BSF Radio Operator/Radio Mechanic Admit Card for the CBT. Candidates can download their admit card once they are released by the BSF; the separate information will also be sent to them via e-mail and SMS. The steps to download the BSF RO/RM Admit Card 2023 are mentioned below:

Step I: Visit the Recruitment website of BSF or use the direct link given above.

Step II: Click on the Admit card download link given on the homepage.

Step III: Login to the portal using your Roll number and Date of Birth.

Step IV: Your Admit card will be displayed on the screen.

Step V: Make a hard copy of your admit card for future reference.

Note: If a candidate fails to bring the Admit Card and original ID proof, he/she will be denied entry to the exam centre.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Answer Key

The answer key for the written examination of BSF HC RO/RM will be released on the official website of the BSF. Candidates will be eligible to appear in the PST/PET/Documentation Process and Medical Tests for the BSF Radio Operator/Radio Mechanic post based on their performance in the BSF RO/RM Exam 2023.

Step 1: Go to the Direct Link provided above.

Step 2: Enter your Roll Number, Password (as printed on the admit card) and Exam Date.

Step 3: Now, you can see your response sheet and the correct answers.

Step 4: Review your responses and compare them to the correct answers.

Step 5: If you have any concerns, you can send your representations (questions) by the deadline.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Result

Candidates who successfully qualify at all selection process levels are considered in the final selection result. BSF will release the result of each stage of the selection process separately.

The Roll Numbers of the shortlisted candidates will be given in the BSF RO/RM result PDF.

Candidates must carefully review all details provided in the outcome to avoid discrepancies later.

Steps to download results are mentioned below:

  • Visit the BSF's official recruitment webpage.
  • Click on the Recruitment section, then on the Result option.
  • The result page will be presented, and applicants must now check for the BSF RO Result 2022 Link.
  • On the screen, a roll number-based list of candidates chosen for the Written test will emerge.
  • Ctrl+f on the keyboard to search the list for your roll number.
  • Download the list for future use.
  • Download the list for future use.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) Salary 2023

The salary of the BSF Head Constable RO RM is as per the provision of 7th Pay Commission. The current BSF Head Constable RO/RM Salary is in the Level 4 Pay Matrix, with basic pay ranging from Rs. 25,500 to Rs. 81,100. In addition to the basic salary, the individual is entitled to various other allowances such as dearness allowance, ration money allowance, free accommodation, transport allowance and much more.

BSF Head Constable (RO/RM) FAQs


There are 386 available positions for BSF RO RM Recruitment 2023.

The eligibility criteria for BSF RO RM Recruitment 2023 are detailed in the preceding post.

No, there is no discernible difference in pay between a BSF Head Constable RO and RM. They both have the same pay and benefits.

A written exam, Physical standard & physical efficiency test, and medical examination are usually part of the BSF RO RM selection process.

The pay scale for BSF Head Constable RO/RM posts is in Level 4 and ranges from INR 25,500 to 81,100 (as per 7th CPC)

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