BSF Physical Test Details 2016 – PST, PET Race, Height, Weight Requirement

These days, Border Security Force has been conducting state wise Physical Test for Constable (Tradesman) Recruitment 2016. The written test, trade test are also the part of selection process followed by BSF, India. The recruitment for 561 vacancies of CT (Tradesman) was issued recently which includes various trades such as Cobbler, Tailor, Carpenter, Painter, Draughtsman, Cook, Water Carrier, Washerman, Barber, Sweeper, Waiter, Mali, and Khoji etc.

Here we have covered the several details required for the BSF Physical Test clearance. The requirements such as the height, chest, race length, race time etc have been described by us for all the posts offered by our force for various categories.

Below are the details covered by ResultWay team inside this article:

  1. Physical Standard Test (PST).
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET).
  3. Documents Verification.
  4. Medical Examination.

BSF Constable Tradesman Physical Test Details 2016

Physical Standard Test: As the name suggests, the candidate’s physical standards such as height and chest are measured in this step. Below are the category wise height, chest required to join BSF as tradesman or other type of constable:

CategoryHeight in cmsChest in cms
Schedule Tribes/ Adivasis of all states and Union territories including Nagas and Mizos.162.5 cms76-81 cms
Men belonging to Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K165 cms78-83 cms
For all States and Union Territories (except categories mentioned above)167.5 cms78-83 cms

Physical Efficiency Test: This one is used to measure the candidate’s efficiency and includes the racing only. Candidates need to complete the Race of 5 K.M.S within 24 Minutes of the time.

Document Verification: Those who have qualified the PET, will be called for the written test, trade test. The finalized candidates who cleared the last test will be required to bring their original documents and the certificates such as NCC, Caste certificate etc at the time of the document verification conducted by BSF.

BSF Medical Test: The medical examination ensures that the selected candidate don’t have any issue with his/her eye sight, knees. The candidate willing to join BSF must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes. The candidate must be healthy enough to serve the country. Not only physically but also the mentally strong candidates are selected for the forces in India.

BSF Sub-Inspector Height, Chest details 2016

Border Security Force (BSF)

The Physical test for Sub-Inspectors in Border Security Force doesn’t include the race event. Only height and chest is measured for S.I posts. Below are the required physical standards for BSF Sub-inspector posts:

170 c.m.s80-85 CmsProportionate to height
165 c.m.s for Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, HP, Leh & Ladakh, Kashmir valley, Gorkhas, Marathas, Sikkimies, Dogras & NE States candidates77-82Cms for STs-do-

BSF Head Constable Physical Test Details for Fitter, Operator Posts

CategoryHeightWeightChestChest with
General170 CmsProportionate to height80 C.m.sMinimum
For those having height 165 Cms.165 c.m.s-do-78 C.m.s-do-
Tribals/Adivasis/Hill Areas162.5 C.m.s-do-76 C.m.s-do-

Complete BSF PST, PET Details with revised scheme can be downloaded from the official website To know the BSF Physical Test Information for Female Candidates and the posts which are not listed by us, visit this page.

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  1. Pritam Bera

    Sir I’m from West Bengal. I’m now 16 years old. Sir I want to service for the nation and therefore I want to join BSF. But sir I have eye side problem. I have spectacles. But sir I have no problem to see with spectacles. I feel comfort with this. Sir I’m mentally strong. Sir can I join BSF?

  2. Jaskaran Nijjar

    Which is the minimum study we need to apply sub inspector post in Bsf

  3. suraj singh

    Sir I have tooth fairy problem…. It’s not looking good. And my Hight is 169 so it’s created any problems. From Bihar ……… Plz. Suggested me to apply of bsf.

  4. Yash Agrawal

    Sir I have a burnt mark on my body that is very small so Will that create any problem.

  5. Yash Agrawal

    Sir I am Yash Agrawal from Mumbai.I am really willing to serve to the country and to make my family feel proud of me.Please tell me the procedures for joining BSF because I have visited many sites and also watched you tube videos and I am confused.Sir plzz guide me.

  6. Manoj khadka

    Sir, i am manoj khadka and I have little tattoo in my hand but I am best football player also..and I want to join bsf to proctect our country please sir can you give me one chance I will do my best

  7. Lalit kumar

    If my left hand has broken in a accident. But now my hand is properly ok so can i join b.s.f pls let me know

    • Gourav

      What was your age when u broken ur left hand in accident?

  8. sandeep

    Sir i want to service to the nation
    Therefore i want join the bsf so sir plz give me information ofmany trdmn height in bsf

  9. sameerempire

    if i am suffering from flat foot so can I selected for bsf

  10. sameer

    if I am suffering from flat foot so can I select in bsf.

  11. Kishar

    Your knock knees could have problem in medical exam

  12. Deepika lama

    Sir, i am a female and i want to join bsf but i have knock knees. Is there any problem about my knock knees ? Kya muje reject kiya jayega?

  13. Amit Thakur

    Sir BSF constable ke height ha himachal state (dogra) ke liya please send me information

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