The government on Sunday approved a revised scheme for recruitment of constables in Central Para Military Forces which aims at making the process more objective and maximising the use of technology.
According to the new scheme, the application forms will now be designed centrally in the OMR sheet so that it can be scrutinised promptly through computer.
The Physical Efficiency Test will now only be qualifying in nature and not carry any marks.
The written test will consist of OMR-based objective type multiple-choice questions while interview will be discontinued, the Home Ministry said in a statement.
"The Question papers will be set centrally. A website will be opened along with a help line and a complaint line, giving telephone numbers and SMS-based assistance," it said.
The statement also said that no officer against whom departmental proceedings for major penalty is pending will be associated with the recruitment process.
"Similarly, an officer against whom charges of bungling in previous recruitment have been proved will not be associated with the recruitment process for the next five years," it said.
No officer belonging to the state in which the recruitment is being done will be a member of any recruitment board for that state. The biometric methods will be used at all stages of recruitment.