Bhubaneswar: For the first time, examination for recruitment of constables in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will be conducted in 13 regional languages, including Odia.
Earlier, the exam was being held in Hindi and English. This year, the examination will be conducted from 20 February to 7 March for around 48 lakh candidates in 128 cities across the country.
The 13 languages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri and Konkani.
The decision has been taken to increase the participation of local youth in the Central Armed Police Force and to promote regional languages.
Ministry of Home Affairs and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) have signed an MoU to facilitate conduct of the examination in the 13 regional languages.
The decision will result in lakhs of youth taking part in the examination in their mother tongue/ regional language and improve their selection prospects. As a result, the reach of this examination will increase among the candidates in the entire country.