Centre announces 10% reservation for ex-Agniveers in BSF vacancies

Centre announces 10% reservation for ex-Agniveers in BSF vacancies

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Category : Defense Published on: March 13 2023

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  • The central government has announced a 10% reservation for former Agniveers in vacancies within Border Security Force (BSF) and also exempted them from the 'Physical Efficiency Test'.
  • The upper age limit has been relaxed by up to five years for candidates belonging to the maiden batch whereas the upper age bracket for those belonging to the subsequent batches has been relaxed by three years for these vacancies.
  • Before this, the Home Ministry had announced 10 per cent vacancies in Central para-military forces and Assam Rifles shall be reserved for Agniveers who are not absorbed in the defence forces.
  • The age limit for recruitment to CAPFs is 18-23 years old but any person who has been enrolled as an Agniveer at 17-22 years of age can be recruited into the CAPFs till 26 years of age.
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