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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 released by the Commission on 20th April 2022. 

To Download and View the official Notice, click on the given link: UPSC - Scrutiny Details 421 EPFO 

Read this article to get the complete details about the posts.

Important Dates

The important dates for UPSC CAPF - AC Exam 2022, are as follows:

Event

Date

Notification Release

20th April 2022

Application begin

20th April 2022

Last Date To Apply

10th May 2022 

Examination Date

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. UPSC

Follow the below mentioned steps to apply for CAPF - ACs Recruitment 2022:

1. Go to the UPSC's official website: UPSC 

2. Choose the link which state "Exam Notification: CAPF AC 2022", under the What's New tab, on the home page.

3. From there you will be redirected to the UPSC Online page. From the drop-down menu, choose New Registration.

4. Complete the registration form with all of your information.

5. The application form is divided into two sections: Part I, where you fill out all of your credentials, and Part II, where you are required to pay the fee.

6. Once the application form is completed and payment is made, the CAPF exam application process will be completed.

7. Download the Application Form for future reference.

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 UPSC

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. UPSC 

  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. 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. Both (Male and Female) candidates can apply for this post.

(b) Age Limit

Candidates must be between 20 to 25 years of age (as on 1st August 2022) and relaxation in age for the different categories is tabulated below:

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 Standards

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

Subject

Marks

Exam Duration

Paper 1 (Objective)

General Ability and Intelligence

250

2 Hours

Paper 2 (Subjective)

General Studies, Essay & Comprehension

200

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 be 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

This year this recruitment drive is being held to fill 253 vacancies. The tentative Examination number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is as follows:

Post

Vacancy

BSF (Border Security Force) 

66

CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force)

29

CISF (Central Industrial Security)

62

ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police)

14

SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal)

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

The CAPF Examination 2022 will be held at the following Centres:

Agartala

Gangtok

Panaji (Goa)

Ahmedabad

Hyderabad

Patna

Aizawl

Imphal

Port Blair

Almora (Uttarakhand)ItanagarPrayagraj (Allahabad)

Bengaluru

Jaipur

Raipur

Bareilly

Jammu

Ranchi

Bhopal

Johrat

Sambalpur

Chandigarh

Kochi

Shillong

Chennai

Kohima

Shimla

Cuttack

Kolkata

Srinagar

Dehradun

Lucknow

Srinagar (Uttarakhand)

Delhi

Madurai

Thiruvananthapuram

Dharamshala (H.P.)

Mandi (H.P.)

Tirupati

Dharwar

Mumbai

Udaipur

Dispur

Nagpur

Vishakhapatnam

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