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UPSC CAPF AC (assistant commandant)

Updated On : 20 Apr, 2022

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) OVERVIEW

The UPSC Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) examination is a competitive examination administered by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates for various armed forces throughout the country. This UPSC CAPF AC recruitment is an excellent opportunity for those applicants interested in a career in the Armed Police Forces. Candidates who pass this test are assigned to the armed forces as Assistant Commandants (AC) in organizations such as the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

The UPSC CAPF Notification for the year 2022 is yet to be released by the Commission. Once it’s updated by the Commission, we will update it here accordingly. Read this article to get the complete details about the posts based on the 2021 notification.

Important Dates

The tentative dates for 2022, as per the Examination calendar released by the UPSC are as follows:

Event

Date

Notification Release

20th April 2022

Application begin

20th April 2022

Last Date To Apply

10th May 2022 

Examination Date (Tentative)

7th August 2022

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) APPLICATION

How To Apply

Candidates can apply for this post online through the commission’s official website. Click Here

In case you are facing any trouble in filling out this application form can follow these below-mentioned steps:

1. Candidates have to visit the official website and click on the given link of Click Here

2. Now, fill in your required details to register yourself.

3. After registration, your registration details will be sent to your registered email address or contact no.

4. Now, log in with your registered details to fill in the application form.

5. Now, upload your required documents in the needed format and size.

6. At last, pay your Application Fee through net banking.

Application Fee

Categories

Fees

SC/ST and Females candidates

Rs. 0/-

Others

Rs. 200/-

Admit Card

Candidates can download their Admit Card 10 to 15 days prior to the examination through the Official Website of Click Here

In case you are facing any trouble in downloading the Admit card then you can follow the below-mentioned instructions.

  1. Go to the official website i.e. click on the Click Here link.

  2. Now, click the exam admit card link.

  3. Enter your registration details such as your registration ID and password.

  4. Your admit card will appear on the screen.

  5. Now, download your admit card and take the printout of the same for future references.

(Note: Admit card or hall ticket is the most important document for your examination in which all required details such as your name, date of birth, photo, registration details, name of your centre, date of your examination and reporting time of your examination are mentioned.)

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

(a) Nationality

Candidates must be a citizen of India or a Subject of Nepal and Bhutan. Males and Females both can apply for this post.

(b) Age Limit

Candidates must be between 20 to 25 years of age and relaxation in age ids tabulated below for a clear view of the candidates:

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Central Government Servants/ Ex-Servicemen

5 years

(c) Educational Qualification

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from any recognized University or equivalent.

(d) Physical Standard

Physical Standard

Men

Women

Height

165 cm

157 cm

Chest

81 cm ( 5 cm of expansion) 

Weight

50 kg

46 kg

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) EXAM PATTERN

(a) Written Examination

Examination will comprise two papers and both papers will be held on the same day in two shifts:

Paper

Marks

Duration

Paper 1

250

2 Hours

Paper 2

Part A : 80 Marks

Part B : 120 Marks

3 Hours 

(b) Physical Efficiency Test

Event

Male

Female

100 Meters Race

In 16 sec

In 18 sec

800 Meters Race

In 3 min 45 sec

In 4 min 45 sec

Long Jump

3.5 meters (3 chances)

3.0 meters (3 chances)

Shot Put (7.26 Kg)

4.5 meters

Woman candidates who found 12 weeks Pregnant will consider as temporarily unfit.

(c) Interview

After the successfully qualifying Medical Standard Test, the candidates will be called for an interview conducted by Union Public Service Commission. The candidates who are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called for Interview/Personality Tests provisionally. This process will carry 150 marks.

(d) Final Selection/ Merit

Final selection will be based on the merit list (based on the marks obtained in Written Exam and Interview).

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) SYLLABUS

Paper

Subject 

Topics

Paper 1

General Mental Ability

Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude including Numerical Ability and Data Interpretation. 

General Science

General Awareness, Scientific Temper, Comprehension and Appreciation of Scientific Phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.

Current Events of National and international importance

Culture, Music, Arts, Literature, Governance, Sports, Societal and developmental issues, Industry, Business, Globalisation, and Interplay among nations.

Indian Polity and Economy

Constitution of India, Social System and Public Administration, Economic development in India, Regional and International Security issues and Human rights including its indicators.

History of India

Social, Political and Economic Issues.

Indian and World Geography

Physical, Social and economic aspects.

Paper 2

General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Part A

Essay

Indian History especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.

Part B

Comprehension

Passages, Precis Writing, Developing Counter Arguments, Simple Grammar and Other aspects of language testing.

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process of the examination is divided into following 4 stages:

  • Written Examination

  • Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standards Test

  • Interview/ Personality Test

  • Final Selection/ Merit

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) POST

The tentative  number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is as follows:

Post Name

Vacancies

BSF 

66

CRPF

29

CISF

62

ITBP

14

SSB

82 

Total

253

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) SALARY

The Expected monthly salary structure for the post of CAPF is: 

Title

Amount

Basic pay

15,600/-

Grade Pay

5,400/-

Dearness Allowance

26,250/-

In Hand Salary

44,135/-.

UPSC CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE (CAPF) EXAM CENTERS

Examination centres of the year 2021 are tabulated below:

Agartala

Hyderabad

Patna

Ahmedabad

Imphal

Port Blair

Aizawl

Itanagar

Prayagraj

Bangalore

Jaipur

Raipur

Bareilly

Jammu

Ranchi

Bhopal

Jorhat

Sambalpur

Chandigarh

Kochi

Shillong

Chennai

Kohima

Shimla

Cuttack

Kolkata

Srinagar

Dehradun

Lucknow

Thiruvananthapuram

Delhi

Madurai

Tirupati

Dharwad

Mumbai

Udaipur

Dispur

Nagpur

Vishakhapatnam

Gangtok

Panji (Goa)


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