Central Selection

Gurkhas

Central Selection Overview

Dear Potential Recruits,

Please see below the call forward list for RI21 Central Selection and note the following:

  • The Coronavirus situation remains very uncertain – in Nepal and around the world.  Consequently, this may still impact on our ability to conduct Central Selection.  In the worst case, it could even be cancelled for the current year.  However, if it is conducted we will do everything we can to make it as safe as possible.
  • We are planning to call forward 560 PRs for the British Army, from whom we hope to select 340.
  • We are planning to call forward 210 PRs for the Singapore Police Force (Gurkha Contingent), from whom we hope to select 140.
  • The medical, education and interview assessments will remain similar to RI20 so please use the resources on our website to train.  We will add more training resources in due course.
  • How Coronavirus develops will dictate what physical tests we can do during Central Selection.  We will try to let you know as soon as possible with demonstration videos and other resources.  However, this will not be before 1st October, and could be later.  Please keep checking the website and the BGN Facebook page.  You should of course ensure that you are as fit as possible to give yourself the best chance of being selected.
  • We will be calling forward PRs in smaller groups and there may be a requirement to quarantine outside the British Camp beforehand.  We will let you know which date and where you are to arrive at in due course, but this notification will probably not be before 10th December.
  • Prior to your arrival for Central Selection, we highly recommend that you take additional measures to protect yourselves from catching Coronavirus.  This means you should follow all of the rules and guidance, especially on maintaining socially distance, avoiding crowds of people and wearing a face mask where necessary. We plan to conduct PCR test on arrival, should you test positive or show symptoms of Coronavirus, you will not be allowed to continue with Gurkha selection.
  • Unlike in previous years, it is unlikely that we will be able to hold family events once you are selected.  Therefore, you should inform your families that once you enter the British Camp, and you are subsequently selected, you might be unable to see them face to face for approximately 1 year.  However, we will try to facilitate phone calls and internet based video chats where possible.
  • Please do not give money to anyone.  British Army and GCSPF selection is free, fair and transparent.  Please ensure that you tell your parents this too.  If you hear of any corrupt activities, please try to get evidence and submit it to the DRO at: ocbgp@bgp.com.np.  The only guaranteed true source of information is our website.  Please ignore rumours from elsewhere.
  • If you have any questions about the forthcoming Central Selection, please email on: gurkharecruitment@bgp.com.np.
    Good luck!

सम्भावीत रेक्रु्टहरु, 

RI 21 को केन्द्रिय छनौटको लागि कल फरवार्ड लिस्ट र सुचनाहरु मुनि दिए अनुसार हेर्नु होला। साथै यी तल सुचित गरिएका सुचनाहरु ख्याल राख्नुहोला। 

  • कोरोना भाईरसको अवस्था नेपालमा मात्र नभयर शन्सार भरिनै अनिस्चित छ। जसले गर्दा हाम्रो छनौट प्रक्रियामा बाधा हुन सक्ने सम्भावना छ। अतिनै सन्कट कालिन अवस्था आई परेमा यो बर्षको छनौट नहुन पनि सक्छ। तर छनौट भएमा हामी सक्दो सुरक्क्षित ढंगबाट यो छनौट प्रक्रियालाई सन्चालन गर्ने प्रयास गर्नेछौ।
  • बृटिश आर्मिको लागि ५६०जना सम्भावित रेक्रुटहरुलाई बोलाउनेछौं। जसमघ्यबाट ३४० जनालाई छनौट गर्नेछौं।
  • सिंगापुर पुलिसको लागि २१० जना सम्भावित रेक्रुटहरुलाई बोलाउनेछौं। जसमघ्यबाट १४० जनालाई छनौट गर्नेछौं।
  • छनौट प्रक्रियाका परिक्षाहरु मध्यबाट मेडिकल,एजुकेसनल र ईन्टरभिउ RI 20 को जस्तै हुन सक्ने सम्भावना छ। त्यसकारण तपाईहरुले हाम्रो वेभसाईटमा भएका बिषयबस्तुहरु पढेर तयार हुन सक्नुहुनेछ। अरु केहि शिक्षण सामाग्रिहरु तपाईहरुको तयारिको लागि आऊँदा दिनहरुमा हामि पुन वेभसाईट्मा लगाई दिनेछौ।
  • कोरोना भाईरस संक्रमन अवस्थाको आधारमा हामि शारिरिक परिक्षाहरु निर्धारित गर्नेछैं। जतिसक्दो चाँडो हामि यस्को जानकारि र नमुना भिडियो वेभसाईटमा लगाई दिनेछैं। यो जानकारि अक्टोबर १ भन्दा अगाडि शम्भब छैन र त्यो भन्दा पछि पनि हुन सक्नेछ। तपाईहरुले हाम्रो वेभसाईट साथै बि.जि.एन. को फेसबुक हेर्दै  गर्नु होला। यसको साथसाथै छनौट प्रक्रियामा उच्च प्रदर्शन दिनको निम्ति तपाईहरु शारिरीक अनि मानशिक तवरले तन्दुरुस्त हुन अति आवस्यक छ।
  • हामि तपाईहरुलाई थोरै संख्याको समुहमा बोलाऊनेछैं अनि तपाईहरुलाई क्वारिन्टीन क्याम्पमा राख्नु परेमा राखिने छ। तपाईहरु कहिले र कहाँ आउनु पर्ने जानकारी डिसेम्बर महिनाको १० तारिखपछि वेभईट मार्फत जानकारि दिनेछौ।
  • सेलेक्सन आउनु अगाडि तपाईहरुलाई कोरोना भाईरस संक्रमन बाट जोगिनुहोस भन्ने सुझाब दिन्छौ। तपाईंहरु सँधै सामाजिक दुरि कायम राख्नुहोस, कुनै पनि भेलामा सम्लग्न नहुनुहोस र सधै मास्कको प्रयोग गर्नुहोस।हामि तपाईहरुको आगमनमा पि. सि. आर. टेस्ट लिनेछौ। यदि तपाईको टेस्ट पोजिटीभ आएमा अथवा तपाईमा कोरोना भाईरसको लक्षण देखिएमा तपाई गोर्खा भर्ती छनौट प्रक्रियाबाट स्वत बाहिरिनु हुनेछ।
  • बिगतका बर्षहरुमा जस्तो यो बर्ष सफलता प्राप्त गरेकाहरुकालागि पारिवारिक भेटघाट कार्यक्रम हुने सम्भावना एकदम कम छ। त्यसैले तपाईहरुको परिवारलाई जानकारि दिनुहोसकि यदि छनौट भएमा परिवारसंग भेट हुनलाई करिब १ बर्षसम्म सम्भब छैन। तर हामि टेलिफोन र भिडीयो कल मार्फत परिवार संग सम्पर्क गराउने छौं।
  • कृपाय छनौटको लागि कसैलाई पैसा नदिनुहवस्। बृटिश गोर्खा आर्मि र सिंगापुर पुलिसको छनौट प्रक्रिया निशुल्क, निश्पक्ष र पारदर्सिताकासाथ हुन्छ। यो कुरा तपाईहरुको अभिभावकहरु लाई पनि जानकारि दिनुहोला। यदि कसैले भ्रष्टचार गरेको थाहा पाएमा प्रमाणको साथ डि.आ.ओ. लाई ocbgp@bgp.com.np मा ई मेल गरी जानकारि दिनुहोला। तपाईहरुको लागि भरपर्दो सुचनाको स्रोत भनेको हाम्रो वेभसाईट र तपाईहरुको स्थानिय रेक्रुटिंग (एस.आर.ए)कर्मचारी हुन्।  त्यसकारण अरु कसैको झुटो आस्वसन लाई बिस्वाश नगर्नु होला।
  • RI 21 को  केन्द्रिय छनौटको बारेमा कुनै पनि जिज्ञासा भएमा gurkharecruitment@bgp.com.np मा ईमेल गरि सम्पर्क गर्नु होला।

शुभकामना !

CALL FORWARD LIST FOR RI21 CENTRAL SELECTION

In the downloads section at the bottom of these pages, you can find lots of help for the Physical, Educational and Interview aspects of Central Selection. 

Dates and Further Information

05 January – 19 February 2021

Medical

You cannot prepare for the medical. However, here are some tips to help you:

  • Do no listen to very loud music or other loud noises immediately before Central Selection or it may affect your hearing test.
  • Do not take any supplements or energy drinks as these may affect your performance.
  • Declare any medication on entering British Camp so that we can properly look after you during your selection.
  • Bring medical documents if your are on medication or had a surgery.

Physical

  • Be careful in your Physical Training.
    • We recommend that you use the Training Programme below. Do not over train and injure yourself before Selection.
    • Always warm up and cool down before and after all training sessions.
    • Make sure you train progressively and plan your training so that you are at your peak by Central Selection.
    • Where possible train individually. Training in groups increase the risk of contracting the corona virus. 
  • The Physical tests for CS are:
    • 2 KM Run - Run under 8 minutes 10 Seconds
    • Heaves - Minimum 12 Reps Overarms grip
    • Mid Thigh Pull - Pull 76 KG to pass the test
    • Medicine Ball Throw - 4 KG ball throw to 3.1 meter to pass
  • Use the video on the website to help you.

Education Tests

There will be 3 English tests during Central Selection. The tests are run by Professional British  Education Officers. You can find practice exams below in the download section.

RI20 Tests will fall in line with the new and updated Functional Skills Syllabus which can be found below in the download section.

Interview

If you make it to the interview you have done very well. At this stage we want to know who you are and why you want to be a Gurkha Soldier in Britain’s famous Brigade of Gurkhas. If you are successful, you will carry our high reputation into the future so we only want the best and the most trusted individuals.

A soldier in the Brigade should have excellent values and standards, be robust and, most importantly must want to do the job of Gurkha Soldier.

Advice for the interview can be found in the download section below.

PHYSICAL TESTS DEMO