Central Industrial Security Force

Central Industrial Security Force

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is a Central Armed Police Force in India. Its current active strength is 144,418 personnel. In April 2017, the government raised the sanctioned strength from 145,000 to 180,000 personnel.


The CISF provides security cover to 300 industrial units, government infrastructure projects and facilities and establishments located all over India. Industrial sectors like atomic power plants, space installations, mints, oil fields and refineries, major ports, heavy engineering, steel plants, barrages, fertiliser units, airports and hydroelectric/thermal power plants owned and controlled by Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), and currency note presses producing Indian currency are protected by CISF. It thereby covers installations all over India straddling a variety of terrain and climatic conditions.


Eligibility criteria

Category Age Educational Qualification
Constable 18 to 23 years 10th standard pass
Head Constable 18 to 35 years Intermediate or senior secondary examination or its equivalent for any recognized board
ASI 18 – 25 yrs Graduation from any recognized university
SI 18 to 25 years Graduation from any recognized university
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