Vikash Sharma

In a major decision, the Constable (GD) examination for recruitment of constables in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will be conducted in regional languages.

It is for the first time that the examination will be conducted in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English. 
The Examination will be conducted from February 20 to 7 March, 2024 for around 48 lakh candidates in 128 cities across the country.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had decided to conduct the Constable (General Duty) examination for recruitment in CAPFs in 13 regional languages from 2024. 

This historic decision has been taken on the initiative of Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah to increase the participation of local youth in the Central Armed Police Forces and to promote regional languages, PIB reported.

Question papers of the Constable (General Duty) examination will now be prepared in  Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri, Konkani.

The Constable GD Examination is one of the flagship examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) attracting lakhs of youths from across the country.