Groundbreaking Decision: Constable (GD) Examination in 13 Regional Languages for CAPF Recruitment

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New Delhi, 11th February 2024: In a historic move, the Constable (GD) examination for recruiting constables in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will now be conducted in 13 regional languages, alongside Hindi and English. The examination is scheduled to take place from 20th February to 7th March 2024, with an anticipated 48 lakh candidates participating across 128 cities nationwide.


This groundbreaking decision, championed under the leadership of Prime Minister  Narendra Modi and the guidance of Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation  Amit Shah, reflects a commitment to promoting regional languages and encouraging the participation of local youth in the Central Armed Police Forces.


The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), recognizing the significance of linguistic diversity, made the decision to conduct the Constable (General Duty) examination in 13 regional languages, effective from January 1, 2024. The move aims to provide equal opportunities to candidates across the country and foster increased participation in CAPF recruitment.


The question papers for the Constable (General Duty) examination will now be prepared in the following 13 regional languages, in addition to Hindi and English:


1. Assamese

2. Bengali

3. Gujarati

4. Marathi

5. Malayalam

6. Kannada

7. Tamil

8. Telugu

9. Odia

10. Urdu

11. Punjabi

12. Manipuri

13. Konkani


Recognizing the significance of the Constable GD Examination, a flagship conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Ministry of Home Affairs and SSC have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the examination in the 13 specified regional languages, besides Hindi and English.


This decision is expected to attract lakhs of youth to participate in the examination in their mother tongue or regional language, thereby enhancing their selection prospects. The initiative will broaden the reach of the examination, providing equal employment opportunities to candidates across the country.


This move by the Central Government opens up a golden opportunity for youth nationwide to participate in the Constable (General Duty) examination in their mother tongue, facilitating a rewarding career in the service of the nation. The decision marks a significant step towards fostering inclusivity and accessibility in the recruitment process.