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Border Security Force (BSF) is going to conduct the written examination for the various posts of Assistant Sub-Inspector (Stenographer) Constable (Ministerial) ie, ASI/ Steno & HC/ Min. The examination held on in this upcoming month so candidates can get the BSF ASI HC latest syllabus 2017 along with previous years sample paper, books ,Official PDF downloads, exam pattern etc.

BSF Head Constable  ASI Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2017

Following is the Exam Pattern & Latest Syllabus for  BSF Head Constable,ASI exam 2017. Those Students going to attend this exam want the latest syllabus and exam pattern for the prepration so, we provide  BSF HC Min Latest Syllabus 2017  Physical Test PET/PST. All the updates regarding this exam.

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Selection Process:

(a) First Phase

  •  Written Examination

(b) Second Phase

  • Physical Measurement Test (PST
  •  Short Hand Test (only for ASI/Steno)
  • Typing Speed Test (only for HC/Min)
  • Documentation (Checking of Documents)
  • Medical Examination


Exam Pattern:

  • The written test will be conducted on OMR basis.
  •  The time duration will be 01:40 hours (100 minutes).
  •  The written test will be of 100 marks.
  •  Written examination will consist of the following five parts:-
  • Cut off marks for written examination will be 35% for General and 33% for SC/ST candidate.
  • The questions will be set both in Hindi and English. Candidates will have the option to answer either in Hindi or English.

Exam Syllabus

Hindi/English language : Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. Questions will be asked from error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc.

General Intelligence : It will include the question of both verbal and non-verbal type. Question will be asked from analogies, similarities and and differences, problem solving, relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions, Venn diagrams, relationship concepts and Ability to observe and distinguish patterns etc.

Numerical Aptitude : The test of Arithmetical and Numerical abilities will cover Number Systems including questions on Simplification, Decimals, Fractions, L.C.M., H.C.F., Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Discount, Simple & Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Tables & Graphs, etc.

Clerical Aptitude : The questions in Clerical Aptitude will be set to test the candidate’s perceptual accuracy and aptitude. This is the ability to notice similarities and difference between the pairs of names and numbers. Questions in Clerical Aptitude will also assess in addition to perceptual accuracy and aptitude, ability to handle office routine work like filing, abbreviating, indexing, etc.

Basic Computer Knowledge : Computer Fundamentals, Windows (MS-Windows), MS-Office : Word Processing (MS-Word), Spread Sheet (MS-Excel), Presentation Knowledge (MS-Power Point), MS Access and Usage of Internet Services available on Internet, Communication Technology, Networking Concepts.


 (i) Height  Male Female
 For all candidates except the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes.  165 cms 155 cms
 Relaxable for– a) Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
b) Candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes categories.
 162.5 cms  150 cms
 (ii) Chest (not applicable for female candidates)  Gen/SC  ST
 Unexpanded  77 cms  76 cms
 Expanded  82 cms 81 cms


Shorthand Speed for ASI/StenoASI/Steno: Shorthand @ 80 words per minute in English OR in Hindi for 10 minutes. Transcription of dictation in English in 50 minutes on computer OR transcription of dictation in Hindi in 65 minutes on computer.

Typing Speed for HC (Min): Typing @ 35 words per minute in English OR @ 30 words per minute in Hindi corresponding to 10500 KDPH in English/ 9000 KDPH in Hindi with average of 5 key depressions for each word on computer. Time-10 minutes.

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