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What is the full form of ITBP?


ITBP: Indo-Tibetan Border Police

ITBO stands for Indo Tibetan Border Police. It is primary border patrol organization in India that was established on 24 October 1962 as per the CRPF Act. It is also counted among the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India. The motto of ITBP is Shaurya, Dridata, Karm Nishtha that translates to Valor, Determination and Devotion to duty in English.

ITBP Full Form

ITBP is a boarding guarding force trained for high altitude operations. It is deployed to guard the border between China and India that ranges from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.

ITBP personnel are generally posted on rugged mountain terrain with an altitude of 9000 ft. to 18700 ft. So, the candidates aspiring to join ITBPF should be physically fit, mentally strong and be ready for adventurous and challenging work. Most of the ITBP officers and soldiers are expert mountaineers and skiers.

Tasks of ITBP / Functions of ITBP

  • Patrolling and guarding the northern borders to ensure the security along the borders
  • Detection and prevention of border violations
  • To promote a sense of security among the people of villages located adjacent to the border
  • To check illegal immigration, smuggling through the border and other crimes
  • To provide security to governed buildings, installation, banks, etc. such as Rashtrapati Bhawan, Sikkim's Rumtek Monastery, New Delhi's Tihar Jail, etc.
  • To restore peace and order during an event of a disturbance in an area
  • It also organizes a large number of medical programmes for the civilians living in the remote areas near the border and in the terrorist affected areas
  • To carry out rescue and relief operations during natural disasters like floods, quakes, landslides, etc.

Furthermore, the ITBP force also performs various functions such as to ensure security, medical cover and communication to the pilgrims of Annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and more.

How to become an ITBP officer:

UPSC conducts the exams for the recruitment of Assistant Commandant in ITBP every year. The information or notification about this recruitment is provided on the official website of ITBP every year. It tells the number of vacancies, pattern of exam, posts and other relevant details about the post.

The recruitment process comprises well-defined process that comprises three stages, which are as follows:

  1. UPSC CAPF Written Exam
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Standards Test
  3. Personality Test or Interview

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