CRPF SI Recruitment 2022: Vacancy, Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Process

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Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF), comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Almost every year it releases notifications for the post of Sub-Inspector. It is expected that soon CRPF will release the notification CRPF SI recruitment and till then candidates can visit all the relevant information required to apply for the post.

  • So far, the CRPF SI selection process is divided into four stages: Stage I( PET/PST), Stage II( Written Examination), Stage III ( Trade Test /Skill Test & Document Screening), and Stage IV(Medical Test). 
  • This year it is expected to have a vacancy of 183+ or more than last year’s vacancy.
  • Candidates after completing their 12th are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Applicants can visit the official website and download the notification for the same once it is uploaded by the organization. Basic information regarding syllabus and exam pattern is mentioned in the below sections.
  • Applicants need to qualify for all the stages to be eligible for final selection.

Last year the notification was released in May with around 183 vacancies. This year also a similar number of vacancies are expected to be released by the organization. We will update the latest details as soon as the official notification is out, till then go through some of the important details mentioned below.

Download the official notification in PDF for CRPF SI Recruitment 2020

CRPF SI Recruitment 2022 Exam Overview

Check out the below table to get an overview of the important details of the exam:

Name of Organization


CRPF Full Form

Central Reserve Police Force

Official Website


Post Name

Sub- Inspector

Total Vacancy

To be announced

Notification Release Date

To be announced

Last Date to Apply

To be announced

Admit Card Release Date

To be announced

Exam Date

To be announced

Result Date

To be announced

Mode of Exam



  • 12th Pass Government Jobs
  • 10th Pass Government Jobs

CRPF SI Vacancy 2022 (Expected)

As the notification for 2022 is not yet released but it is expected that there will be a total of around 183 vacancies, including all other posts as well. Last Year there were 183 vacancies released in CRPF SI Recruitment 2020. Total vacancies are divided into both reserved and unreserved categories. Applicants should have all the necessary documents to claim.

Go through the detailed information tabulated below regarding the vacancies released in 2020:









Sub- Inspector ( Staff Nurse)







Sub- Inspector ( Radiographer)







Total Vacancy







CRPF SI Application Form 2022

As the latest notification is not out but once the notification is out, candidates need to apply for the CRPF SI Exam through Offline mode only. Go through the steps mentioned below to know about the offline mode:

Step 1: Go through the official notification of CRPF SI Recruitment carefully, once it is available.

Step 2:Candidates need to download the Application Form available on the notification.

Step 3:Then carefully fill in all the details and attach all the relevant documents that were asked for in the notification as no correction will be allowed after applying.

Step 4:Then submit the application form through post or directly to the CRPF office before the last date of submission.

Step 5:Keep a scanned copy of the filled application and all the attached documents for future reference

Step 6:The organization will inform the candidate for ensuring their submission of the application.

CRPF SI Examination Fee (Expected)

As expected, candidates need to submit the examination fee along with their filled Application form through Indian Postal Orders and Bank Drafts only. The fees structure is different for different categories and it is tabulated below to give an idea of it:



Male Candidates ( Unreserved/ EWS/ OBC)


Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and Female Candidates


CRPF SI Selection Process 2022 (Expected)

So far, the selection process of CRPF SI consists of 4 stages which are mandatory to qualify the candidates for final selection. Similar way, this year the selection procedure of CRPF SI 2022 is also expected to have 4 stages as mentioned below:

  • Stage I– Physical Standard Test ( PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test ( PET): This is the first stage of the selection process for which candidates will be issued admit cards and it will be conducted at a designated recruitment center. In this stage, candidates will be identified and screened for Physical standards like height and weight measurements. Candidates who will not match the standards will be disqualified and these are qualifying as no marks will be carried for this.
  • Stage II-Written Examination: Candidates who will qualify for PST / PET will be issued admit cards for Written Examination. It has 2 parts of 50 marks each for 2 hours. Questions will be of 10th and 12th level in an Objective pattern. Candidates need to qualify for the cutoff decided by the organization.
  • Stage III-Trade Test/ Skill Test and Screening of Documents: It is mandatory to qualify both the written examination and Trade Test separately for further processing. It will be qualifying in nature for 20 marks. The test includes a Practical test, Knowledge of equipment, and Work experience. Screening of Documents will be done at the time of the Trade test. Cut-off marks in the Trade Test will be declared which one has to cross for selection.
  • Stage IV– Medical Examination: It is the last stage of selection where candidates were checked to ensure the medical standards set by the organization. Eligible candidates will be declared either as FIT or UNFIT.

CRPF SI Eligibility 2022 (Expected)

 As mentioned earlier that the latest notification is yet to be released. But we can expect similar eligibility criteria for this year as well. So, The expected eligibility criteria for CRPF SI 2022 is mentioned below:


The applicant must be either –

  1. Citizen of India or,
  2. A subject of Nepal, Bhutan or
  3. A Tibetian refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of settling permanently in India or, 
  4. Indian Origin but has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam intending to settle permanently in India.

B. Age Limit 

Candidates after completing the 10th or 12th are eligible to apply. So, the age limit ranges from the age of 17 or 18 years, once the candidates have the required educational qualifications ( diploma or certificate/graduation degree) to the age of 30 years.

  • Minimum age limit: 17 or 18 years 
  • Maximum age limit: 30 years 

Age Relaxation

Some of the categories are provided with age relaxation of certain years depending on the category they belong to. The relaxation detail is tabulated below:


Age Relaxation

Unreserved/ EWS


05 Years


05 Years


03 Years

Ex-Servicemen ( Unreserved/ General)

03 years after completing their Military Service

Candidates domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( Unreserved)

05 Years 

Candidates domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( OBC)

08 Years 

Candidates domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( SC/ST)

10 Years 

To get the benefit of Age Relaxation, Candidates need to attach all the relevant documents of educational certificates, caste certificates intending to settle, etc at the time of submission of the application form.

C. Educational Qualification 

The education Qualification depends on the post and department under which the post is allocated. But some basic qualifications are desirable for applying for the post of Sub-Inspector.

  • Candidates must have passed 10th and 12th from a recognized board.
  • Candidates from any stream are eligible to apply.

One can go through the Last year's Educational Qualifications as well are tabulated below:


Educational Qualification 

Sub- Inspector ( Staff Nurse)

  1. 12th Pass
  2. Passed 3.5 years Diploma course in GNM from a recognized Board or Council
  3. Registered as a nurse or nurse and mid-wife with a recognized Nursing Council

Sub-Inspector ( Radiographer)

  1. 10th and 12th Pass with Science as a Subject.
  1. 2 years of Diploma or Certificate course in RadioDiagnosis from a recognized institution of Central or State Government.

Rest we will be updating the information as the notification is released.

CRPF SI 2022 Syllabus (Expected)

CRPF SI conducts a Written Test in two parts having 4 major syllabi. The expected syllabus for each part is tabulated below:

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning 
  • Classification 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Blood Relations 
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning 
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ranking and Order
  • Analogy 
  • Seating Arrangement 
  • Odd one out

General Awareness

  • Awards & Honors
  • Defense
  • Science & Technology
  • MOUs
  • History 
  • Current Affairs 
  • Geography 
  • Commissions and Committees
  • Economies
  • Factual General Knowledge

Numerical Aptitude

  • Percentage
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Simple Interest 
  • Number System 
  • Compound Interest 
  • Speed, Distance and Time 
  • Average 
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Mensuration

English Comprehension 

  • Synonyms/ Antonyms
  • CLoze test 
  • One word Substitution
  • Voice Change
  • Narrations 
  • Comprehension
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Vocabulary
  • Phrases and Idioms

Hindi Comprehension

  • क्रिया
  • पूवर्सगर्
  • कर्ता क्रिया समझौता
  • समानार्थक शब्द
  • शब्दावली
  • मुहावरे
  • वाक्यांश
  • संज्ञा
  • व्याकरण

CRPF SI Exam Pattern 2022 (Expected)

It is expected that the pattern will be the same as it was in the last year's recruitment. The exam pattern has four stages and candidates need to qualify for every stage separately to become eligible for the final selection. Candidates should go through the below-mentioned stages to get an idea about the level of preparation that one needs to do for CRPF SI.

Stage I- Physical Standard Test( PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test ( PET)

This test is Qualifying in Nature. Candidates need to qualify the standard set by the organization. During the process candidates need to have the following documents for screening:

  • Caste Certificate ( if applicable)
  • Educational Certificates
  • Experience Certificate 
  • NOC ( for Government employees)
  • Age Proof.

Expected Physical Standards under PST are tabulated below:

  1. Physical Standards for Height


Male Candidates 

Female Candidates 



170 cm

157 cm 


162.5 cm

150 cm

Candidates under the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and

Belonging to the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir Region under UT of Jammu and Kashmir, and Leh and Ladakh Regions of UT of Ladakh

165 cm

155 cm 

  1. Physical Standards for Chest


Male Candidates 

Female Candidates 



80 cm 

Maximum Expansion 5 cm

Not Applicable


76- 81 cm

Not Applicable

Candidates under the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and

Belonging to the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir Region under UT of Jammu and Kashmir and Leh and Ladakh Regions of UT of Ladakh

78- 83 cm

Not Applicable

(C) Expected Physical Standards for Weight: 

For Male Candidates and Female Candidates 

Weight is Proportionate to the Height and Age of the Candidate as per the medical standards.

Expected Physical Efficiency Standards under ( PET) are tabulated below:


For Male Candidates 

For Female Candidates 


1 Mile Race in 7 Minutes 30 seconds

800 Mtr. Race in 6 Minutes 

Long Jump

10 Feet ( 3 chances)

6 Feet ( 3 Chances)

High Jump

3 Feet ( 3 Chances)

2.5 Feet ( 3 Chances)

Stage II- Written Examination 

There will be only one Paper containing two Parts ( total – 100 Marks) for 2 hours.

CRPF SI Written Examination consists of objective questions in both Hindi and English language.

PART A: This part will have the following sections:

Name of Section

Number of Questions


English Comprehension or Hindi Comprehension



Numerical Aptitude



General Intelligence and Reasoning 



General Awareness




50 Questions 

50 Marks

 (b) PART B 


Number of questions


Trade/ Skill Specific 



Note: Both the parts ( PART A and PART B) will be of a total of 100 Marks for 2 hours. The questions will be of Class 10th and Class 12th level.

Stage III – Trade Test / Skill Test and Screening of Documents 

Candidates who will qualify for the written test will be eligible for the Trade test and Document screening. This is a mandatory test to qualify for the candidate.

Trade Test/ Skill Test will be included the following parameters:



Practical Test ( Trade Specific)

10 marks 

Tools/ Equipment Knowledge 

05 marks

Work Experience( Depending on the years)

05 marks 


20 Marks 

Stage IV: Medical Test

Candidates who will qualify for all the above-mentioned three Tests will be eligible for the medical test. They will be examined based on different parameters like existing health conditions, condition of body organs, etc.

After examination, candidates will be declared as FIT or UNFIT, and based on that further final selection is done.

CRPF SI Exam Dates 2022 (Expected)

As the notification document is yet to release. But it can be expected that the processing will start by the end of May month. The table below will provide the important dates for the application process recruitment.

Exam Events


Start of Registration Process

Yet to be released

Start of Application Process

Yet to be released

Last date of Application Process

Yet to be released

PET/ PST Test Date

Yet to be released 

Written Examination Date

Yet to be released

Trade Test Date

Yet to be released

Medical Examination Date

Yet To be released

CRPF SI Admit Card 2022

In the recruitment process of CRPF SI, Admit Cards will be released twice for every candidate. It is important to carry the admit card along with important documents. Without Admit Card, candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall or to the designated venue. It will be issued during:

  • Stage I- PST/ PET mentioning the venue for the test.
  • Stage II- Written Examination mentioning the examination centers. I

Admit Cards will be dispatched by post. 

If the candidate does not receive the admit card, he/she must contact the helpline provided by the organization or mentioned on the official website.

CRPF SI Salary Details 2022 (Expected)

The candidates who will be qualifying all the stages of selection will be offered the mentioned salary as per the government rule. It will be paid with the Level -6 of the Pay Matrix.


Salary ( in INR)


35400- 112400

CRPF SI Cut off 2022 (Expected)

CRPD decides the cut-off for the Written examination and the Trade test. So, Candidates have to qualify for the cut-off marks to become eligible for the Trade Test and Document Screening.

The below tabulated Previous year’s cut-off will provide an idea to the candidates preparing for this: 

CRPF SI Written Examination Cut-Off Marks 2022 (Out of 100)

The Written Examination is conducted as the second stage of the Selection Process. It consists of two parts – Part A and Part B which stand for 50 marks each( total is 100 marks).


Cut off

Unreserved/ EWS/ Ex-Servicemen

50% of the total marks

SC/ST/OBC Candidates 

45% of the total marks

CRPF SI Cut-off Marks for Stage III- Trade Test 2022 (Out of 20)

Trade Test is conducted after the candidate has qualified for the Written Test. It is qualifying in nature and one has to cross the cut-off marks to qualify this stage.


Cut off

For UR/ EWS/ Ex-Servicemen

10 Marks 


08 Marks 

CRPF SI Answer Key 2022

Answer Key is released after the Written examination is conducted. It helps the candidate to know about the status of their answer that they have marked in the examination. Answer Key for the Written Examination will be released within 3-4 weeks after the conduct of the exam. Candidates need to visit the official website and download the answer key.

If there is some error or mistake in the answer key, one can raise a question through the provided way of complaining.

How to Prepare for the CRPF SI 2022 Exam?

CRPF is one of the government organizations that recruit aspirants for different posts like for Sub- Inspector. The selection process as discussed above is divided into 4 stages where candidates were evaluated through different parameters. So one needs to prepare for each and every stage. Some of the important tips are mentioned below that one should implement while preparing for the exam:

For Stage I – PST/ PET

  • Regular physical exercise is essential for maintaining stamina and strength.
  • One should run for at least 1- 1.5 hours every day so that they can complete the target provided during the Physical Efficiency Test.
  • A proper diet full of nutritional fuel is required to support the activities done in a day.
  • Proper Sleep is required to give proper rest to the body.

For Stage II – Written Examination

  • As the written examination has 4 major sections of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude, and English/ Hindi Comprehension, one has to focus on all the sections equally.
  • Regular Practice Sets are important for understanding the pattern and type of questions that are asked in the examination.
  • Candidates can refer to PrepForSure Current Affairs for the General Awareness section.
  • For the rest, all sections can visit the Test Series available on the PrepForSure test series for improving their performance.

Recommended Books for CRPF SI

The table below provides some of the books that one can refer to for different sections of the written examination. Specific sections and their publishers are also mentioned in the table.





CRPF Paramedical Staff Exam Sub-Inspector (SI) Staff Nurse 

Both Part A and Part B ( Previous Years)

Suraj College of Competition

Panel of Authors

A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical


General Intelligence and Reasoning

Arihant Publication

B.S. Sijwalii, Indu Sijwali


High School English Grammar & Composition


English Comprehension 

S. Chand

Wren, Martin


CRPF SI 2022 Result

The Result will be available at the official website of CRPF, once the selection process is completed. All the selected candidates will be informed through the post and can be checked on the website as well.

After going through all the relevant details and information for CRPF SI, candidates have to be updated with all the latest information and updates related to CRPF.So, to keep yourself updated and prepared for the examination, you can download the PrepForSure App.