Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has announced the recruitment of meritorious sportspersons to the post of Head Constable (General Duty) against the Sports Quota for the year 2023. This recruitment drive aims to fill 215 vacancies in the Pay Level-4 (Rs. 25,500 – 81,100) along with applicable allowances. Here, we’ll provide you with all the essential details about this exciting opportunity.

Important Dates

  • Dates of Submission of Online Applications: 30/10/2023 to 28/11/2023
  • Closing Date: 28/11/2023 (up to 23:00 Hrs)

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have completed their 12th grade from a recognized educational institution with credit for representing their State/National/International level in games, sports, and athletics. It’s important to note that educational certificates other than those issued by State or Central Boards should be accompanied by Government of India notifications declaring their equivalence to 12th-grade qualifications for Central Government service.

Age Limit

Candidates applying for this role should be between 18 and 23 years of age as of 01/08/2023. This means they should not have been born earlier than 02/08/2000 and later than 01/08/2005.

Age Relaxation

  • Scheduled Caste / Tribe: Up to 5 years in the upper age limit.
  • Other Backward Class: Up to 3 years in the upper age limit.
  • Departmental candidates with at least 3 years of continuous service under the Central Government: Up to 45 years for SC/ST and up to 40 years for Gen/EWS/OBC in the upper age limit.

Participation in Sports Events

Candidates should meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Individual Event: Represented the country in Senior/Junior International tournaments, or represented a State or equivalent unit in National Games/National Championships at Senior/Junior level, or won any medal in All India Inter-University Championships, or secured a Gold Medal in National School Games/Championship.
  • Team Event: Represented the country in Senior/Junior International tournaments, or represented a State team or equivalent unit in National Games/Championship at Senior/Junior level, or was a member of a medal-winning team in All India Inter-University Championships, or secured a Gold Medal in National School Games/Championship. It’s essential that the candidate was a playing member of the team.


The discipline-wise details of vacancies are as follows:

  • Athletics: Men – 40, Women – 34
  • Boxing: Men – 4, Women – 6
  • Basketball: 8
  • Football: 7
  • Gymnastics: 2
  • Handball: 5
  • Hockey: 2
  • Shooting: 6
  • Swimming: 6
  • Volleyball: 2
  • Weightlifting: Men – 17, Women – 11
  • Wrestling: 16
  • Taekwondo: 7
  • Body Building: 14

Total: Men – 147, Women – 68

Application Fee

An application fee of Rs. 100 is applicable for UR, OBC, and EWS candidates. Female candidates and those from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories are exempt from the application fee. Candidates from these categories must submit the requisite certificate in the prescribed proforma issued by the competent authority to prove their status.

Physical Standards

For both male and female candidates, specific physical standards such as height and chest measurements are defined. These standards may vary based on the candidate’s category.


The weight of candidates should be proportionate to their height and age. The weight will be recorded during physical measurements, and a decision on fitness based on weight will be taken during the medical examination.

Medical Standards

Shortlisted candidates will undergo a medical examination to assess their physical and medical fitness. Candidates must meet the medical standards as prescribed by the Government.

Recruitment Process

The selection process for Head Constable (General Duty) under the Sports Quota consists of two stages:

1st Stage:

  1. Trial Test
  2. Proficiency Test
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Documentation

2nd Stage:

  1. Medical Examination

How to Apply for CISF Head Constable (General Duty) Recruitment 2023

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is offering a unique opportunity for meritorious sportspersons to join as Head Constable (General Duty) against the Sports Quota. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are passionate about sports, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for this exciting recruitment:

Step 1: Eligibility Check

Before you begin the application process, ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria, including educational qualifications, age limits, and sports participation requirements. Make sure you have all the necessary documents and certificates to prove your eligibility.

Step 2: Online Application

  1. Visit the official CISF Recruitment website at
  2. Navigate to the recruitment section for Head Constable (General Duty) against Sports Quota – 2023.
  3. Read the official notification carefully to understand the recruitment process, eligibility criteria, and other important details.
  4. Click on the “Apply Online” or “Registration” link to start the application process.
  5. You will need to register on the portal if you are a new user. Fill in your basic details to create an account.
  6. After registration, you will receive login credentials (user ID and password) to access the application form.

Step 3: Filling the Application Form

  1. Log in using your newly created user ID and password.
  2. Fill in all the required personal and educational details in the online application form. Ensure that the information you provide is accurate and matches your supporting documents.
  3. Upload scanned copies of your recent passport-sized photograph and signature following the specified format and size guidelines.
  4. Pay the application fee if applicable. For UR, OBC, and EWS candidates, the fee is Rs. 100. Female candidates and those from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories are exempt from the fee.
  5. Review the application form carefully to check for any errors or missing information.

Step 4: Document Upload

  1. Prepare digital copies of all the necessary documents, including your educational certificates, sports certificates, and identity proof.
  2. Upload these documents as per the instructions provided in the application form. Make sure that the scanned copies are clear and legible.

Step 5: Final Review

  1. Before submitting the application, review all the entered information and uploaded documents to ensure accuracy.
  2. Make any necessary corrections if you find errors.

Step 6: Submit Your Application

  1. Once you are confident that your application is complete and accurate, click the “Submit” button.
  2. You will receive a confirmation message indicating that your application has been successfully submitted.

Step 7: Print Application Form

After submitting your application, you can print a copy of the filled-in application form for your records. Keep this document as it may be required during later stages of the recruitment process.

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Can candidates from all over India apply for these vacancies?

Yes, vacancies for Head Constable (General Duty) against the Sports Quota will be filled on an all India basis.

What is the age limit for applying to this recruitment drive?

Candidates should be between 18 and 23 years of age as of 01/08/2023.

How can I apply for this recruitment drive?

Applications must be submitted online through the official CISF website. Detailed instructions are available in Annexure-I & II of the official notification.

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