In a first, Cst (GD) exams for recruitment of constables in CAPFs to be held in 13 regnl languages besides Hindi & English

NEW DELHI, Feb 11: For the first time, the Constable (GD) examination for recruitment of constables in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will be conducted in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English. The Examination will be conducted from 20th February to 7th March next for around 48 lakh candidates in 128 cities across the country.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and guidance of Union Home Affairs and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had decided to conduct the Constable (General Duty) examination for recruitment in CAPFs in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English from January 1, 2024. This historic decision has been taken on the initiative of Amit Shah to increase the participation of local youth in the CAPFs and to promote regional languages.

Question papers of Constable (GD) exams will now be prepared in 13 regional languages, apart from Hindi and English, which includes Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri and Konkani.

Constable (GD) examination is one of the flagship examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) attracting lakhs of youths from across the country. Therefore, the MHA and SSC have signed an MoU to facilitate conduct of the examination in the above mentioned 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English. Accordingly, SSC has issued notification to conduct the Constable (GD) examination 2024 in 13 other regional languages in addition to English and Hindi.

The decision will result in lakhs of youth taking part in the examination in their mother tongue/regional language and improve their selection prospects. As a result, the reach of this examination will increase among the candidates in the entire country and everyone will get an equal opportunity for employment.

With this initiative of the Central government, the youth across the country have got a golden opportunity to participate in the Constable (GD) exams in the CAPFs conducted by the SSC in their mother tongue and make a career in the service of the nation. (PIB)