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BSF Tradesman Recruitment 2023 Notification

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BSF Tradesman Recruitment 2023 Notification

The Border Security Force serves as India's border guard on its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. A notice was issued by the Border Security Force (BSF) on 20 February 2023 for the updated vacancies of Constable Tradesmen (Male and Female) for the year 2023, for a total of 2158 vacancies.                                                                                         

It is unquestionably a fantastic opportunity for all 10th-pass defence seekers. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the BSF Constable Tradesman Recruitment 2023.              

BSF Constable Tradesman – Overview 2023 

The Border Security Force (BSF) is a paramilitary organisation in charge of protecting India's land borders. BSF Tradesman recruitment is conducted for various positions, including Cobbler, Cook, Sweeper, Barber, Carpenter, Electrician, Painter, and others. Candidates must have experience for the constable tradesman position for which they wish to be considered for final selection in BSF Tradesman. Because the BSF is primarily responsible for border security, qualified candidates will be sent only to border locations. Check out the chart below for all the crucial details about the job:

BSF Tradesman – Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organisation

Border Security Force (BSF)

Post Name

BSF Tradesman


2158 (revised)

Application Dates

26 February to 27 March 2023

Application Mode


Examination Mode


Frequency of Exam

One a year

Selection Process

  • Phase-I Written Examination
  • Phase-II
    • Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
    • Document Verification
    • Trade Test
    • Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

Important Dates for BSF Constable Tradesman 2023

BSF conducted the Phase-II test on August 28, 2023, and released the BSF Tradesman Answer Key 2023 on September 1, 2023. Check all important dates of BSF Constable Tradesman in the table below: 



Notification Release Date

20 February 2023

Application Start Date

26 February 2023

Last Date to Apply

27 March 2023

BSF Tradesman Exam Date 2023

28 August 2023

Admit Card Release Date

14 August 2023

Answer Key

01 September 2023

BSF Tradesman Result Date

To be released

BSF Constable Tradesman 2023 – Important Links

The table below contains all the links relevant to the BSF Constable Tradesman 2023:

Official Website



Constable (Tradesman) 2023 

Apply Link

Click here

Admit Card

Click here

Answer Key

(Link Inactive)


Click here (available soon)

Revised Vacancies

BSF Tradesman Revised Vacancy PDF 

BSF Tradesman Vacancy 2023 (Revised)

The Border Security Force (BSF) has issued a notification for the recruitment of BSF Tradesmen Constables in the trades of Cook, Water Carrier, Sweeper, Waiter, Washer Man, Cobbler, Tailor, Carpenter, Barber, Painter, and Draughtsman. A total of 2158 (updated) openings are available, according to the notice issued on July 16, 2023. Check out the table below for a breakdown of vacancies by trade.



Constable (TM) - Male 

Constable (Cobbler)


Constable (Tailor)


Constable (Cook)


Constable (Water-carrier)


Constable (Washer-man)


Constable (Barber)


Constable (Sweeper)


Constable (waiter)


Constable (TM) - Female 

Constable (Cobbler)


Constable (Tailor)


Constable (Cook)


Constable (Water-carrier)


Constable (Washer-man)


Constable (Barber)


Constable (Sweeper)





For State-wise vacancy information, refer to the revised vacancy PDF.

BSF Constable Tradesman Eligibility Criteria 2023

The BSF Tradesman test has specific eligibility conditions, such as the age restriction, qualification, medical and physical standards, and so on, that candidates must meet to take the exams.

Candidates must meet the required eligibility criteria to apply for the BSF Tradesman position and take the test. We are providing the detailed BSF Constable Eligibility Criteria for Tradesman post below:-

BSF Tradesman Nationality

To become a BSF Tradesman, a candidate must meet specific nationality requirements (detailed below).

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen. 
  • Subject of Nepal or Bhutan may also apply for BSF’s Tradesman positions. They will, however, be required to show a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

BSF Tradesman Age Limit & Relaxation

The minimum age limit for BSF Tradesman Recruitment 2023 is 18 years for both male and female applicants. The minimum and maximum Constable (Tradesman) age limits are listed here.

  • Minimum Age – 18 years
  • Maximum Age – 25 years

According to the official notification for the BSF Tradesman recruitment 2023, there are several age relaxation criteria for candidates based on their category. The  age relaxation to be provided to the candidates as per the category is shown in the table below:


Relaxation in Upper Age Limit


5 years


3 years

Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh who were usually resident in the state of J&K between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989.

It is required that the candidate claiming relaxation under this category produce a certificate that states that he/she has remained domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir since January 1, 1980, from either the District Magistrate whose jurisdiction he/she ordinarily resides in or any other authority designated by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir on his behalf.

5 years

Children and dependent family members of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots and communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat.

5 years

BSF Tradesman Educational Qualification

The educational qualifications for the BSF Tradesman Recruitment 2023 are as follows. Before applying for the BSF Tradesman position, candidates must be aware of all the prerequisites.


Educational Qualification

Constable (Cobbler), Constable (Tailor), Constable(Washerman), Constable(Barber) and Constable(Sweeper) 

  • Matriculation or equivalent from a recognized Board
  • Must be proficient in respective trade
  • A trade test conducted by the recruitment board must be qualified.

Constable (Cook), Constable (Water Carrier) and Constable (Waiter) 

  • Matriculation or equivalent from a recognized Board
  • Food production or kitchen Level-I course from National Skill Development Corporation or an institute recognised by NSKDC.


  • Candidates having multiple skills will be given preference.
  • Candidates having other than State Board/Central Board certificates and educational certificates shall accompany the notice by Government of India stating that such qualification is equivalent to Matric/10th class pass for a Central Government job.

BSF Tradesman Physical Standards

Candidates' physical parameters, such as height, weight, and chest (for men only), are measured to meet the Physical Standards for BSF Tradesmen. Candidates who do not match the criteria will be disqualified for further stages. BSF Tradesman Physical Details are given in the table below:

Physical Standards

Male Candidates

Female Candidates





For all candidates (except those mentioned below)

165 Cms

75–80 Cms

155 Cms

Not applicable

Except as specified in the next paragraph, candidates from all states, union territories, or districts who are members of Scheduled Tribes

160 Cms

75–80 Cms

148 Cms

Not applicable

Scheduled Tribe candidates hailing from the LWE affected district. 

158 Cms

75–80 Cms

147 Cms

Not applicable

Scheduled Tribe candidates hailing from the North Eastern States

155 Cms

75–80 Cms

147 Cms

Not applicable

Candidates falling in the categories of Garwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh

162.5 Cms

75–80 Cms

152 Cms

Not applicable 

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

160 Cms

75–80 Cms

150 Cms

Not applicable

Candidates from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) Consisting of the three Sub-Division of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub Division of these Districts:-

  • Lohagarh Tea Garden
  • Lohagarh Forest
  • Rangmohan
  • Barachenga
  • Panighata
  • Chota Adalpur
  • Paharu
  • Sukna Forest
  • Sukna Part-I
  • Pantapati Forest-I
  • Mahanadi Forest
  • Champasari Forest
  • Salbari Chhatpart-II
  • Sitong Forest
  • Sivoke Hill Forest
  • Sivoke Forest
  • Chhota Chenga
  • Nipania

155 Cms

75–80 Cms

150 Cms

Not applicable 

Weight (for Male & Female Candidates)

According to the standard height-weight chart in the Uniform Guidelines for Medical Examination Test Recruitment in Central Armed Police Forces, National Security Guard, and Assam Rifle-2015.

BSF Tradesman Medical Standards 

For the position of BSF Tradesman, the candidate must be medically fit. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their physical and mental well-being. 

  • There must be no knock knees, flat feet, varicose veins, or slanted eyes in the candidate. They must be physically fit to fulfil their duties everywhere, especially at high elevations and in border regions. 

Note: Applicants who do not meet the BSF as mentioned earlier Tradesman eligibility criteria will have their applications denied and will not be able to take the computer-based exam and their candidature will be rejected.

BSF Constable Tradesman Application Process 2023

To apply for the BSF Tradesman post, one must correctly fill out the application form since no changes will be accepted after submission. The following is a step-by-step guidance to completing the BSF Tradesman application form:

  • Visit the BSF website. 
  • Apply here on the 'BSF Tradesman Online Application Form'.
  • Fill up your matriculation name, phone number, and email address.
  • To verify, an OTP will be given to the mobile number.
  • Enter the credentials and experience information for the position for which you are applying.
  • Pay the needed fees after filling out all the relevant information.
  • Following submission, candidates must download a BSF Tradesman application form for future reference.

Application Fees & Mode

The application fee for the BSF Tradesman recruitment varies depending on the candidate's category. 


Application Fees

General/ EWS/ OBC

Rs. 100/-

SC/ST & Female Candidates

Exempted from payment of fees

Mode of payment:

The fee can be paid using the methods mentioned below through the SBI Online payment gateway:

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

Candidates can also pay the fee offline using an SBI bank challan. 

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

BSF Constable Tradesman Selection Process 2023

The BSF Tradesman Selection Process uses the selection process with two phases. The first phase of the BSF Tradesman examination includes a written examination. Candidates who pass the written exam will be shortlisted for the second phase of the examination, which includes the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification, Trade Test, and Detailed Medical Examination (DME).

BSF Constable Tradesman Exam Pattern 2023

The BSF Tradesman Exam Pattern for Phase-I: Written Examination and Phase-II: PET are explained below:

Phase-I: Written Exam 

The written exam will be the same for all positions and will focus on assessing the candidate's aptitude. The BSF Tradesman Written Exam Pattern is as follows:


No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Exam Duration

General Awareness & G.K 



2 Hours

Elementary mathematics



Analytical aptitude and ability



Basic English or Hindi






  • The written exam will be worth 100 points and will include CBT (Computer Based Test) or OMR-based objective type multiple choice questions.
  • The qualifying marks for UR/EWS/Ex-Servicemen are 35% and 33% for SC/ST/OBC candidates.
  • The level of the question will correspond to the knowledge expected of a class-10th pass candidate.

Phase-II: PST & PET

Candidates who are selected based on their performance in the written examination will be invited to take the PST and PET exams. Candidates will be requested to go through the height bar at the start, and those with less height will be excluded and will not be allowed to participate in the rest of the recruiting process.

Candidates who pass the height test will be subjected to the following Physical Efficiency Test (PET):





5 Kilometres race to be completed within 24 minutes

1.6 Kilometres race to be completed within 8.30 minutes

BSF Tradesman Exam Syllabus 2023

To prepare for the exam, familiarise yourself with the BSF Tradesman Syllabus. The Border Security Force has not mentioned the detailed syllabus in the notification. In this section, we provide students with the expected topics of each subject so that they can prepare appropriately for their exam. Each subject has a lot of important topics, and it is crucial to cover all of them. Check out the detailed syllabus for the written test below-



General Awareness & G.K.

  • Current Affairs
  • Indian constitution
  • Indian History & Geography
  • General politics
  • Sports: championships/winners/ tournament
  • Other misc. issues related to General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

  • Basics multiplications
  • Mixed fractions
  • Averages
  • Percentages
  • Profit and loss
  • Time and distance
  • Interest (SI & CI)
  • Simple Mensuration

Analytical aptitude and ability

  • Coding and decoding
  • Number Series
  • Alpha-numeric Series
  • Alphabet (position-based)
  • Blood Relation
  • Distance and Directions
  • Other basic reasoning concepts
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Verbal Reasoning

Basic English and Hindi

  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spot the error
  • Misspelt words
  • Sentence Completion
  • Prepositions
  • Basic Grammar
  • One-word substitutions
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Test

BSF Constable Tradesman Admit Card 2023

The BSF Constable Tradesman Admit Cards will be made available by the Border Security Force 7 to 10 days before the examination. 

  • Separate admit cards are released for each phase of the selection process.
  • Those without the BSF Tradesman Admit Card will not be allowed into the exam hall.

Steps to download your BSF Tradesman Admit Card 2023 card are given below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of the Border Security Force.

Step 2: On the home page, click the “Download Admit card link for BSF Constable (Tradesman) exam”.

Step 3: Enter your login information, including your Roll Number and Date of Birth.

Step 4: After entering the security code, click the Submit button.

Step 5: The screen will display your e-Admit card.

Step 6: Download the Admit Card and print two copies for future reference.

BSF Constable Tradesman Answer Key 2023   

Candidates may get the BSF Tradesman Answer Key 2023 by going to the official website at rectt.bsf.gov.in. Candidates can use this Answer Key to verify their answers and evaluate their performance. Candidates must use their login credentials, which include their roll number and date of birth, to get the BSF Tradesman Answer Key 2023. 

Steps to download the answer key are given below:

  • Visit the Border Security Force's official webpage at bsf.gov.in.
  • On the homepage, click the “Recruitment” tab.
  • Choose “Answer Key” from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on the link “BSF Constable Tradesman Answer Key 2023”.

Candidates, on the other hand, can access their question paper, responses, and answer key, as well as raise objections (if any) via the Objection Management Window. To do so, candidates must log in to the portal with their credentials and visit the Objection tab/window to view their question paper and file an objection. Any objection(s) raised through any other method will be ignored.

BSF Constable Tradesman Result 2023

Border Security Force will release the BSF Tradesman Result for each stage individually, including the names and roll numbers of candidates qualified for that stage. Around a month after the exam, the results will be released in PDF format, along with the cut-off marks. Candidates can view/download their Tradesman Result 2023 through the commission's official website, www.bsf.nic.in

To check the result of the BSF Constable Tradesman, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of the BSF. 
  • Select the recruitment tab, then click on the result link.
  • Your screen will display the BSF Tradesman Result PDF.
  • In the merit list, search your roll number and number.
  • You can also download the result PDF and take a printout of the same for later use.

BSF Constable Tradesman Cut-off 2023

Candidates preparing for the BSF Tradesman test must know the BSF cut-off marks to understand the scores/marks required to clear the exam. The Border Security Force will publish the BSF Tradesman Cut-off list on its official website. Candidates must check the cut-off marks for the upcoming BSF Tradesman 2023 examination on the official website.

Since the BSF Tradesman cut-off for the exam has not yet been released, we have shared the expected BSF Tradesman cut-off based on previous exam cycles below to help candidates get an idea. 


Male Candidates

Female Candidates


76 – 80

71 – 76


70 – 75

65 – 70


65 – 70

60 – 65


60 – 65

55 – 60


70 – 75

65 – 70

BSF Constable Tradesman Salary

Constables (Tradesman) in the Border Security Force will be entitled to get salary in the pay Matrix Level-3 of 7th CPC (Revised Pay Structure). The monthly salary of Constable (Tradesman) includes the basic pay ranging from Rs.21,700 to 69,100/-. 

Other allowance: In addition to the basic salary, the BSF Constables are entitled to other allowances as admissible to Central Govt. employees from time to time.

Among the benefits granted to BSF personnel are ration allowances, medical assistance, free accommodation, free leave passes, and so on.

FAQs on BSF Constable Tradesman 


The minimum BSF Tradesman Height for female candidates is 155 cms. To know about the relaxation given in the height of female candidates, check the eligibility criteria provided in this post.

There are a total of 2158 revised vacancies available for BSF Tradesman 2023.

No, you can apply for only one trade under Constable (Tradesman)Recruitment 2023.

No, there are no such restriction on the number of attempts for BSF Constable (Tradesman) Exam 2023.

Candidates who have completed Class 10 or an equivalent examination from a recognised board. They must also meet the age requirements and should be proficient in the respective trade.

There is no Trade test for the post of Constable (Cook), Constable (Water Carrier) and Constable (Waiter)

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