Assam Rifles Exam and Recruitment 2022

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Assam Rifles Exam

The central paramilitary force responsible for providing extensive security to the people of Northeast India is known as ‘The Assam Rifles (AR)’. Also known as the ‘Sentinels of North East’ and ‘Friends of the Hill People’, the aforementioned body primarily guards the Indo-Myanmar border. It is responsible for: Supervising border security, Exercising counter-insurgency, and Maintaining law and order. In this blog, we will know all about the Assam Rifles exam and recruitment in 2022.

Organisation name Office of the Directorate General Assam Rifles
Post Names Group B & C Technical and Tradesmen
Vacancies 1380
Application Mode Online
Assam Rifles Exam Date 01st September 2022 onwards
Category Defence Jobs
Eligibility  10th/12th pass
Selection Process Physical Test (PST/PET)Written test skill TestMedical TestMerit List
Official Site www.assamrifles.gov.in

About Assam Rifles

Being one of the oldest paramilitary forces in India, the Assam rifles fall directly under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The body came into its existence in 1835 as Cachar Levy and was primarily responsible for safeguarding the tea gardens and fertile plains from the uncouth indigenous tribes of Assam. 

Under the British Raj, ‘Cachar Levy’ expanded from being a minuscule militia group tackling cases of insurgency in the northeastern regions of India to an indomitable force to reckon with. The force was revamped numerous times between the years 1883 to 1913.  The body was anointed as Assam Rifles in the year 1917. 

When India was emancipated from British dominion, the force was overseen by the Ministry of External Affairs. Despite being operated under the Indian Army, the force’s administrative responsibility was transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs in 1965. All the perks (recruitment, promotions, retirement policies)  related to working as an ‘ASSAM RIFLES officer falls under the CAPF rules. 

Assam Rifles Exam and Recruitment Overview 2022

Governed by the Ministry of Defence, the Assam Rifles is compartmentalized between 46 battalions in totality with a formidable force of around 65 thousand personnel as of now. Candidates hoping to join the esteemed force as Group B & C Technical and Tradesmen this year (2022) are in for a ride because the ‘Office of the Directorate General -Assam Rifles’ has announced around 1380 vacancies for the aforementioned posts.  

This might be your golden ticket if you’ve recently completed your 10th or 12th grade and are eager to join the Rifles for Group B and C jobs. The application window (online) for joining the esteemed body closes on the 20th of July 2022.  As for the written test/PST/PT/skill test, they will commence on the 1st of September 2022 onwards. 

Assam Rifles Recruitment Important Dates 2022 

According to the tentative schedule,  the  Assam Rifles written test, PST, PT, and skill test will commence around September 1st, 2022.  The aforementioned recruitment process will roughly take around 20-30 days to conclude.  Check out the table below to ensure you don’t miss out on anything important.

Events  Dates
Assam Rifles Notification Release Date 13th April 2022
Assam Rifles Apply Online 2022 commences 06th June 2022
Last date for submitting the application 20th July 2022
Last date to pay the application fee 20th July 2022
Assam Rifles admit card release date 10th August 2022
Assam Rifles Written Test/PST/PT/Skill Test 1st September 2022 onwards [tentative]

Also Read: CAPF Exam Pattern In Detail

Assam Rifles Recruitment Notification 2022

Candidates preparing for the Assam Rifles Recruitment examination (2022) will get notified about the exam from the mentioned body’s official website. It is advised that the applicants go through the recruitment notification for 2022, thoroughly, in order to get a good grasp of the complete selection process. Certain conditions must meet before a candidate is deemed eligible for recruitment under the ‘Compassionate Ground Appointment’, such as: 

  • If the applicant’s dependent family member gets killed in the line of action or dies while in service. 
  • If the applicant’s dependent family member gets discharged from service on medical grounds. 
  • If the applicant’s dependent family member gets missing while serving the force. 

Assam Rifles Vacancy 2022

As for 2022, around 1380 vacancies were released for the Group B and C posts (demarcated into numerous job posts)  by the ‘Directorate General-Assam Rifles’. 

The information provided below will help you gain a better understanding of the Group B and C posts and their vacancies.

Post name  No. of vacancies
Bridge & Road (Male & Female) 17
Clerk (Male & Female) 287
Religious Teacher 9
Operator Radio and Line 729
Radio Mechanic 72
Armourer 48
Lab Assistant 13
Nursing Assistant 100
Veterinary Field Assistant 10
Paramedical nurse 15
Washerman 80
Total 1380

Assam Rifles Online Form 2022

Applicants preparing for the Assam Rifles recruitment exam 2022 have to submit their applications virtually (online).  The application window for online registration will last from 6th June 2022 to 20th July 2022. You can look out for the registration links at www.assamrifles.gov.in. 

Steps to Apply for Assam Rifles Recruitment 2022

In order to apply for the Assam Rifles recruitment examination 2022, candidates are required to follow the mentioned steps. 

  1. First and foremost, you’ll need to visit ‘www.assamrifles.gov.in‘. 
  2. Then, go to the ‘Recruitment’ option. You’ll be able to find that beneath the ‘Join Assam Rifles’ section. 
  3. Doing so will open up a new window. From there, simply select the option of “Assam Rifles Technical and Tradesmen 2022”
  4. Once done with that, fill in the requisite details. 
  5.  Now, attach the scanned copy of the necessary documents, photograph, and signature.
  6. In the end, submit the application form along with the application fee. 

Assam Rifles Recruitment  Application Fee 2022 

 Candidates prospecting to join the Assam Rifles as Group B and C employees are required to pay a certain application fee. Applicants belonging to the SC/ST communities are not required to pay any fee. The same goes for females and Ex-servicemen. 

Posts Application fee
Group B Rs. 200/-
Group C Rs. 100/-

Assam Rifles Recruitment  Eligibility Criteria 2022 

Applicants who wish to join the illustrious Assam Rifles as an employee must meet the necessary qualifications. Before a candidate is approved for recruitment under the ‘Compassionate Ground Appointment,’ certain conditions must be met, such as:

  • If the applicant’s dependent family member gets killed in the line of action or dies while in service. 
  • If the applicant’s dependent family member gets discharged from service on medical grounds. 
  • If the applicant’s dependent family member gets missing while serving the force. 

Have a look at the following table to understand the eligibility criteria for Assam Rifles recruitment 2022. 

Post name Qualification(s) Age Limit
Bridge & Road (Male & Female) 10th Pass + Diploma In Civil Engineering for Bridge 18-23 Yrs
Clerk (Male & Female) 12th Pass + English Typing @35 WPM & Hindi Typing @30 WPM 18-25 Yrs
Religious Teacher Graduate with Related Subjects 18-25 Yrs
Operator Radio and Line Must have passed 10th class and should hold ITI in Related Field. 
 12th Pass ( Non-Medical)
18-25 Yrs
Radio Mechanic 10th Pass + Diploma in Related Field or 12th Pass with Non-Medical 18-25 Yrs
Armourer 10th Pass 18-23 Yrs
Lab Assistant 10th pass 18-23 Yrs
Nursing Assistant 10th Pass 18-23 Yrs
Veterinary Field Assistant 12th Pass + Diploma in Veterinary Science 18-25 Yrs
Paramedical nurse 10th Pass 18-23 Yrs
Washerman 10th Pass 18-25 Yrs

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Assam Rifles Recruitment Age Relaxation 2022 

Assam Rifles provides a certain age relaxation for candidates belonging to the reserved categories, or are ex-servicemen. The following table will help you understand the demarcation of relaxation(age) provided to the different categories. 

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Serving Assam Rifles Personnel(Gen/OBC) Up to 40 years of age
Serving Assam Rifles Personnel(SC/ST) Up to 45 years of age
Ex-Servicemen(UR) 3 Years
Ex-Servicemen(OBC) 6 Years
Ex-Servicemen(SC/ST) 8 Years

Assam Rifles Recruitment Selection Process 2022

The entire recruitment process for Assam Rifles (2022) is segregated into different sections (allocated different skill sets). They are as follows: 

  • Physical Standard Test(PST)
  • Physical Efficiency Test(PET)
  • Written Examination
  • Trade Test(Skill Test) 
  • Medical Examination

Assam Rifles Physical Standard Test (PST) 2022

Male candidates must meet certain requirements in order to pass the “Physical Standard Test,” including their height and chest size. There are certain restrictions regarding the height of applicants appearing for the Assam Rifles examination. They are: 

PST for Naib Subedar, Warrant Office (Veterinary Field Assistant, Radio Mechanic), Havildar (Operator Radio & Line), Rifleman

Categories/State Regions Height (Male) Chest (Male only)- Normal Chest (male only)- expanded
Candidates except those mentioned below  170 cm 80 cm 85 cm
Minimum Height of candidates –  165 cm 78 cm  83 cm
Minimum Height of candidates belonging to ST community.  162.5 cm 76 cm 81 cm

PST for Naib Subedar (Bridge & Road) Only

Categories/State Regions Height 
(Male)
Height 
(Female)
Chest (Male only)- Normal Chest(Male only)- Expanded
Candidates except those mentioned below  170 cm 155 cm 80 cm 85 cm
Minimum Height of candidates-   165 cm 155 cm 78 cm  83 cm
Minimum Height of candidates belonging to ST 162.5 cm 150 cm 76 cm 81 cm

PST for Havildar (Clerk) Only 

Categories/State Regions Height 
(Male)
Height 
(Female)
Chest (male)- 
Normal
Chest(male)-Expanded
Candidates except those mentioned below  165 cm 155 cm 77 cm 82 cm
Minimum Height of candidates.   162.5 cm 150 cm 77 cm  82 cm
Minimum Height of candidates belonging to ST 162.5 cm 150 cm 76 cm 81 cm

PST for Rifleman (AYA) Para-Medical Female Only

Categories/State Regions Height
Candidates except those mentioned below  157 cm
The minimum Height of candidates  155 cm
Minimum Height of candidates belonging to ST communities. This is not applicable to those belonging to the North Eastern States.  150 cm
Minimum Height of candidates – 152.5 cm
Minimum Height of candidates- Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura. 147.5 cm

Assam Rifles Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Candidates appearing for the Assam Rifles recruitment 2022 need to clear the ‘Physical Efficiency Test’. The running ability of the candidate is a major criterion for qualifying for this test. 

Region Gender Distance Time
All of India except the Ladakh Region Male
Female
5 km
1.6 km
24 min
8.30 min
Ladakh Region Male
Female
1.6 km
800 m
6.30 min
4 min

Assam Rifles Exam Pattern 2022

The written examination for the Assam Rifles Recruitment 2022 ( 2 hours long) will be demarcated into four sections.

These are English language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. 

  • The written examination will be objectively based with 100 multiple-choice questions. 
  • Each section will carry 25 questions, and each question will carry one mark. 
  • Candidates will have to give the written examination offline.
  • General/EWS candidates are required to score at least 35% marks to pass. 
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC communities are required to score a minimum score of 33%.marks. 

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Assam Rifles Syllabus 2022 for Group B & C 

Candidates appearing for the Assam Rifles Recruitment Exam 2022 must cover the following subject in order to qualify for their written examination, which will be of 100 marks and will consist of 4 major sections. 

Have a look at the following table to understand the demarcation thoroughly. 

Subjects Topics
English Language  Substitution, Prepositions, Transformation, Spotting Errors, Passage Completion, Sentence Arrangement, Active and Passive Voice, Synonyms and Antonyms, Para Completion, Spelling Test, Joining Sentences, Sentence Completion, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the blanks, Error Correction (Phrase in Bold), Error Correction (Underlined Part)
Reasoning Ability  Arithmetical Number Series, Similarities & Differences, Decision-Making, Figural Series, Relationship Concepts, Analogies, Space Visualization, Coding-Decoding, Arithmetical Reasoning, Directions, Analysis & Judgment, Visual Memory, Problem-Solving, Verbal & Figure Classification, Discrimination, Data Sufficiency
Quantitative Aptitude  Boats and Streams, Simple & Compound Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Pipes and Cisterns, H.C.F. and L.C.M, Number Systems, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Problems on Ages, Average, Time and Distance, Discounts, Data Interpretation, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Work
General Awareness  History, Geography, Polity, Environment, Current affairs

Assam Rifles Recruitment 2022 Admit Card 

Candidates prospecting to join the Assam Rifles are required to procure their admit cards from the body’s official website, www.assamrifles.gov.in. These cards were officially released by the  ‘Directorate General Assam Rifles’ on 10th August 2022.  With the help of these cards, applicants will be allowed to give their examination. And apart from that, such cards hold valuable information regarding the candidate, exam centres etc.  

FAQs 

What is the cutoff for the Assam Rifles exam 2022? 

Applicants from the General/EWS category must score at least 35% in their examination, while those belonging to the SC/ST/OBC communities must score 33% marks. 

What is the average salary of a rifleman working in the Assam Rifles?

Candidates prospecting to get recruited as riflemen in the Assam rifles can expect a generous salary of Rs. 22,000 – 25,000 per month.

What is the last date for one to apply for the Assam Rifles Recruitment 2022?

One can apply till the 20th of JULY 2022 20th July ( for Assam Rifles Recruitment). 

Preparing for the Assam Rifles exam can seem arduous at times, but if done diligently and sprucely, then clearing the mentioned exam will not seem like a Herculean Task! Look out for more information and notifications regarding the Assam Rifles recruitment examination on Leverage Edu, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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