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BSF HC RO RM Selection Process 2022, Step By Step

BSF HC RO RM Selection Process 2022, Step By Step

Ministry Of Home Affairs (Border Security Force) has released an online application for the Post of Head Constable (Radio Operator & Radio Mechanic). A total of 1312 Posts are out for which eligible candidates can fill out the online application form.

BSF RO RM Selection Process

If you are also willing to join the Border Security Force and serve the nation, this is the right opportunity. For that, first, you need to know every important aspect related to the vacant seats and to ease that process, we have covered almost everything which you can read about on DefenceAdda.

Check BSF RO RM Official Notification & Application Link

BSF HC RO RM Selection Process

In this article, we will break down the selection process for you and tell you about every step in detail. The selection process for BSF Head Constable consists of three phases –

a) The First phase – First the candidate has to face Written Test which is an objective-based examination.

b) Second Phase –

  1. PST, PET & Documentation.
    All the candidates appearing in this stage must have to qualify for the PST/PET and documentation for further appearing in the next stage of the descriptive test and so on.
  2. Dictation Test and Paragraph Reading Test (For HC(RO) candidates only)

c) Third Phase– Final medical examination

Final result will be declared for HC (RO) & HC (RM) individually on the basis of final merit. 

BSF Head Constable RO RM Exam Pattern 2022

In the written examination MCQ paper, there will be 100 questions of 200 marks, divided into the following four parts:-

Part   Syllabus No of Questions  Max Marks
Part 1 Physics 40 80 Marks
Part 2 Mathematics 20 40 Marks
Part 3 Chemistry 20 40 Marks
Part 4 English and GK 20 40 Marks
Total 100 200 Marks

Check BSF RO RM Complete Syllabus

  • Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry syllabus will be covered from 10+2/intermediate of CBSE/State Boards of Education.
  • GK section consists of Current affairs, History, Geography and General Science.

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BSF Physical Standard Test (PST) Requirements

After clearing the written examination, candidates will be called for Physical Standard Test which will be conducted at locations determined by the Commission in collaboration with the CPOs. Till this stage, Commission will not check your eligibility thoroughly and that’s why it’s the duty of candidates to check their eligibility before taking the PST. You can check the eligibility on our website too.

Below are the physical standard which are required to be met by the candidate in order to move further in the recruitment process for BSF Head Constable (RO and RM). Check the list below –

Physical Standards

For Male Candidates

For Female Candidates


168 cm

157 cm


80 cm (85 cm after expansion)

Not Applicable


In the proportion of Height and age

In the proportion of Height and age

Note – 

  • The minimum height for Garhwalies, Kumaonese, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, and candidates from the states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, and the Leh and Ladakh districts of J&K would be 165 cm for men and 155 cm for women. All applicants to ST/Adivasis or Tribals, including Mizos and Nagas, must be 162.5 cm tall, while females must be 154 cm tall.

  • So far, the minimum criteria for chest measurement have been modified from 80 cm unexpanded and 85 cm expanded to 76 cm unexpanded and 81 cm expanded for Adivasis or tribals.

BSF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) Requirements

In order to ensure your selection, you must be competent enough of clearing all the phases of the recruitment processes and the Physical Efficiency Test is one of them. Make sure that you start physical activities sometime before the test and involve this in your routine so that you could perform well on the day of the final examination. Below are the requirements of the Physical test for the BSF Head Constable (RO and RM). Check this out –

Test Name




1.6km in 6.5 minutes

800m in 4 mins

Long Jump

3.6m in 3 chance

9 feet in 3 chance

High Jump

1.2m in 3 chance

3 feet in 3 chance

BSF Dictation Test (For HC/RO Candidates only)

Test  Marks 
Dictation Test (in English writing) of a minimum of 100 words 50 Marks
Paragraph Reading (To test proficiency in pronunciation Qualifying in nature. Qualifying in nature.
  • Qualifying marks for the Dictation test will be 38% for General/OBC/EWS and 33% for SC/ST candidates.

Documents Required for BSF RO RM

After the results are announced, Passed Candidates will be asked to produce their original documents which will confirm their eligibility. Make sure that you are in the possession of all the given documents so that you don’t have to face any friction in the process of recruitment. Candidates will have to appear for the process of document verification. The candidates have to produce all the valid documents as asked in the BSF Radio Operator Selection procedure as mentioned below.

  • Matriculation diploma

  • Certificates of 10+2 education

  • Certificates of higher educational attainment

  • Certificates of technical qualification and experience (if any).

  • SC/ST applicants must have a caste certificate.

  • For OBC applicants, an OBC certificate is required.

  • Eligible candidates must provide proof of their income and assets.

  • Ex-Discharge servicemen’s Certificate

BSF Medical Standards Requirements

The candidates who have cleared the physical tests will then go through the last stage of medical examination for which the specification is mentioned below. Below are the requirements to clear the final phase of the Medical Test, after which the final merit list will be prepared separately for both RM and RO. On the basis of which the list of final selected candidates will be released. Check the medical Standards requirements below –

  • Without correction, i.e., without glasses, the minimum distance vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 in both eyes.

  • A high-level colour vision exam is required.

  • Candidates must not have knock-knees, flat feet, varicose veins, or squint in their eyes, and they must have CP-III BY ISHIHARA.

  • The candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free of any disability or deformity that would interfere with the efficient execution of tasks.

BSF RO RM Final Result

The final result will be prepared on the basis of merit prepared for HC(RO) & HC(RM) separately and merit will be prepared in the following manner:-

  • HC(RO) – Total marks obtained in the OMR Test (200) and Dictation Test (50) out of a Total of 250 marks (200+50 marks respectively).
  • HC(RM) – Total Marks obtained in OMR Test out of 200 marks.


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