GUWAHATI: The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) recruitment examinations will now feature Assamese among the 13 regional languages in which candidates can opt to appear, announced Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday.
For the first time, the constable recruitment examination in CAPF, including prestigious forces such as CRPF, BSF, and CISF, will be conducted in 13 regional languages alongside Hindi and English.
“In a historic move, the Constable (GD) examination for recruitment in the CAPFs will be conducted in 13 regional languages besides Hindi and English, which 48 lakh candidates will take…” wrote Shah on a micro-blogging website.
Apart from Hindi and English, the question papers will now be crafted in 13 other regional languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri, and Konkani.
The exams are slated to be held from February 10 to March 7, spanning 128 cities nationwide, according to an official statement.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has unveiled a significant decision to conduct the constable (general duty) examination in CAPFs in 13 regional languages, commencing January 1, 2024.
This landmark decision aims to bolster the participation of local youth in the Central Armed Police Forces while promoting the use of regional languages, the statement highlighted.
The constable examination, administered by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), is a prominent recruitment test that draws a considerable number of youth from across the nation.
This move is expected to see a surge in the number of youth taking the exam in their native language, thereby enhancing their chances of selection.
The decision ensures broader accessibility of the test to candidates across the country, fostering equal opportunities for employment.
The Centre’s initiative offers a valuable opportunity for youth nationwide to take the constable (GD) exam in CAPFs, conducted by the SSC, in their mother tongue.