Union govt agrees to KTR’s request to conduct CAPF exam in regional languages

The Union government has decided to conduct the Constable (GD) examination for recruitment in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in 13 regional languages besides Hindi and English.

The decision follows the BRS Working President and former Minister KTR’s request to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. It is worth noting that in April 2023, KTR requested Amit Shah to revise the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) national recruitment notification. The former Minister urged the centre to include Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and other official languages in the conduct of examinations. The CRPF falls under the CAPF.

“These competitive exams are being held only in English and Hindi, which is a serious disadvantage to students who did not study in English medium or are not from Hindi-speaking States,” said KTR. He added that the National Recruitment Agency has decided to facilitate a Common Eligibility Test (NRA-CET) to replace multiple examinations and conduct these exams in 12 Indian languages but that was not being implemented properly.

A total of 48 lakh candidates are expected to take the CAPF exam this year. This move to conduct the examination in regional languages will benefit the students from rural and disadvantaged communities.