What is SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI Exam

What is SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI ExamSSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts exam every year for recruitment of SI in Delhi Police & CAPFs and ASI in CISF. What is SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI Exam all about? This introductory article helps you know about the exam in depth, so that you can prepare for the exam with a solid background. It tells you why this exam is conducted, for how many vacancies and what the level of competition is. It also tells you about the various stages of selection and what salary you get as an SI/ASI after you are selected.

What is SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI Exam?

As you might have got it already, it is conducted to recruit Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police & CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF. Till 2012, SSC Exam for SI in Delhi Police was held separately, but now this exam has been clubbed with the CAPF exam. This exam is held in June every year, notification for which comes out in March.

What is CAPF?

Through this exam, you are supposed to get job in CAPF. What is CAPF?
Well, let me tell you that CAPF is the acronym for Central Armed Police Forces.
There are five central security forces in India which are jointly called as Central Armed Police Forces:
Border Security Force (BSF)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
These forces are under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs.
You can find more about CAPF in this Wiki page.

Number of Vacancy in SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI Exam:

Number of Vacancy in SSC SI - ASI CAPF ExamYou can have some idea about how many jobs are on offer through this exam from the table at right.
These CAPF/Delhi Police vacancy has been given for last three years and you can find that the number of vacancy keeps changing every year based on the police forces requirements.
But however, you can note that SI vacancy in Delhi Police is far less than that of CAPF. This data on vacancy would come in handy, when you have to give your preference of posts while filling the application form.

Salary SI/ASI in Delhi Police & CAPF:

Salary of Sub Inspector: Pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 in Pay Band 2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200.
Classification of SI in CAPF: Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial
Classification of SI in Delhi Police: Group ‘C’.

Salary of ASI in CISF: Pay scale of Rs.5200-20200 in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs.2800/-.
Classification of ASI in CISF: Group ‘C’.

Selection Process for SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI Exam:

The selection for these SI/ASI jobs in this exam is based on two written exam – Paper-I (Objective type, 200 marks, 2 hours) and Paper-II (Objective type, 200 marks, 2 hours) followed by Interview (100 marks).

Based on Paper-I marks, candidates are called for Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ Physical Standards Test (PST). Marks of Paper-II exam is evaluated for only those who qualifies PET/PST. The Candidates are then shortlisted for Interview based on their combined performance in Paper-I and Paper-II. Interview is of 100 marks.

The stages of Selection process is thus:Selection Process for SI_ASI in CAPF Exam

Number of candidates in SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI Exam:

How competitive is this exam? You can get some idea from the number of candidates
You can have a very good idea about stage-wise screening process in SSC SI/ASI CAPF & Delhi Police Exam from the following statistics of SSC CAPF SI/ASI Exam 2012, result of which was declared on 01.12.2013. This data has been compiled from the Annual Report 2012-2013 published by SSC.Number of candidates in SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI Exam

So as you can see above, SSC CAPF SI Exam is not very difficult to crack like other SSC exams for instance SSC CGL Exam, where the competition is very stiff. More than 50% of those who applies clears the Paper-I. The short-listing of candidates for Interview based   on Paper-I & II is the most difficult. But once if you are called for Interview, the prospect of getting the SI/ASI job gets better – about 14 in every 100 persons are ultimately selected.

I would end this article here. Hope above treatise on what is SSC CAPF & Delhi Police SI/ASI Exam has given you new insights about the exam.

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