The UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to the body of seven security forces in India under the Ministry of Home Affairs authorization. This CAPF AC exam is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The seven security forces under CAPF are Assam Rifles (AR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Security Guard (NSG), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Border Security Force (BSF).
Recruitment is conducted mainly in three modes
Constables: Constables are recruited by the Staff Selection Commission which was conducted through competitive examinations
CAPF Assistant Commandants
|Exam||Central Armed Police Forces|
|Conducted By||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Name Of The Post||Assistant Commandant|
|Number Of Vacancies||159|
|Frequency||Once In A Year|
|Age Limit||20-25 Years|
|Application Fee||Rs. 200/-|
|Gender||Both Are Eligible|
|Selection Procedure||Written, Physical Test, And Interview|
|Exam Language||Hindi & English|
|Number Of Applications||3 Lakh+|
|E-admit Card||3 Weeks before the exam|
|Withdrawal Of Application||Yes|
|Website||UPSC HOME, UPSC Active Examinations|
Union Public Service Commission will be releasing the CAPF Notification 2022 on 20th April 2022. The date of the CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) online exam is August 7th, 2022. Aspiring candidates can submit their CAPF application form by 10th May 2022. The candidates need to visit the official website of UPSC to fill the application form.
Besides, the application fee is INR 200. However, there is an exemption for female and SC/ST candidates. But, before filling the application form, the candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria. Further, the candidates are advised to keep updated with the selection process for the CAPF AC exam.
The UPSC on 14th July has released the Admit Card for CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) AC Examination, 2021. Candidates appearing for the exam on August 8th, 2021 can download the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2021 from the link provided here (UPSC CAPF E-ADMIT CARD). The candidates are requested to download their admit cards and take a hard copy of it. The candidates are requested to preserve the UPSC CAPF AC Admit card till the declaration of the final results of the UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Exam.
The UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Exam will be conducted in 4 Phases. Check, the CAPF 2022 Exam Dates.
Important events about the exam are listed in the following table:
|CAPF AC Notification||20th April 2022|
|Online Application Start Date||20th April 2022|
|Last Date To Apply||10th May 2022|
|Admit Card||July 2022|
|CAPF AC Exam Date||7th August 2022|
|CAPF AC Result||August 2022|
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All eligible candidates should pay the application fee prescribed by the UPSC. The application fee is INR 200, which can be deposited in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India, or by using Visa/Master/RuPay/Credit/Debit Card. The candidates who belong to reserved categories such as SC/ST are exempted from paying the application fee. One should note that there is no application fee for female candidates.
For application fee payment by cash, the candidate should select the option “Pay by cash” and should print the system-generated Pay-in-Slip during Part-II of registration for UPSC CAPF AC 2021 and deposit the application fee at any of the Stank Branch as soon as possible.
|GENERAL/ UNRESERVED/ OBC||Rs. 200|
CAPF AC 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Assistant Commandant exam is based on factors like Nationality, Gender, Education qualification, Age, Physical standards, and the number of attempts. The factors of UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Eligibility Criteria are mentioned below:
Firstly, the candidate must be either:
Here are some educational qualifications that the applicants must go through to be eligible for CAPF:
Note: The applicant who got selected for the post of Assistant Commandant in any of the forces through any previous exam will not be allowed to appear at a subsequent CAPF AC exam.
The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) released the vacancy list in the official notification. The following are the vacancy list for UPSC CAPF AC 2021
|S. No||SECURITY FORCES||VACANCIES|
|1||BORDER SECURITY FORCE (BSF)||35|
|2||CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE (CRPF)||36|
|3||CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY FORCE (CISF)||67|
|4||INDO-TIBETAN BORDER POLICE (ITBP)||20|
|5||SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL (SSB)||1|
The applicants can see the below salary structure of CAPF given by UPSC:
|Basic Pay||Rs. 15,600|
|Grade Pay||Rs. 5,400|
|Dearness Allowance||Rs. 26,250|
|In hand salary||Rs. 44,135|
CAPF notification also contains the pay structure which is divided into post-wise salaries.
UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) released the CAPF AC Exam Pattern and Syllabus in the official notification, the candidates are requested to go through the notification. The exam will be conducted in offline mode only. There are 3 levels in the recruitment process, they are:
The exam pattern for the CAPF AC online test is given below:
|Particulars||Paper 1||Paper 2|
|Subjects||GENERAL ABILITY & INTELLIGENCE||GENERAL STUDIES, ESSAY & COMPREHENSION|
|Duration||2 HOURS||3 HOURS|
General Ability – Arithmetical Reasoning, Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Analogies, Arrangements, Syllogism, Spatial Orientation, Space visualization, etc.
Mental Ability – General Science, Indian Polity and Economy, History, and Geography, General Mental Ability, Current Events of National and International importance.
General Studies – Current Affairs of National and international importance, History, Geography, Cultural Heritage, General Science, Polity, Economics, Science and technology, etc.
English language – Language and communication skills, grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, essay writing, report writing, counter argument, etc.
Know More – UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern and Syllabus
The applicants will be able to download the UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Admit Card from UPSC HOME by logging in with their Registration ID and Password or date of birth. Moreover, it has been released on July 14, 2021.
The applicants must bring the admit card to the exam center. In case of any discrepancy or if the candidate is unable to download the admit card, the candidate should make a complaint to the facilitation counter at UPSC’s office either physically or through the phone on the below-mentioned numbers- 011-23381125 / 011- 23385271 / 011-23098543.
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The UPSC released 2 files related to CAPF AC 2021 Result, one specifies only the roll numbers of qualified applicants, and another specifies roll numbers and names of the qualified candidates.
The CAPF AC 2021 Merit List will be prepared on basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Online Examination Personality Test, and Interview.
The CAPF AC cut-off marks will be depending upon various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appeared, the number of vacancies, and other mischievous facts.
Below are the cut-off marks for different categories given by UPSC CAPF:
|CATEGORIES||CAPF PAPER-1||CAPF PAPER-2|
Know More – UPSC CAPF Result & Cut off Marks
The online exam for the CAPF Assistant Commandant will be held at the exam centers listed below. The allotment of the test centers for the applicants will be based on the ”first-apply-first-allot.”
|MUMBAI||NAGPUR||PANAJI (GOA)||PATNA||PORT BLAIR|
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Ans. There will be no restriction on the number of attempts. However, the minimum and maximum age limits have been mentioned for different categories. Candidates can apply for the CAPF AC exam until the maximum age limit exceeds.
Ans. Yes, CAPF AC is a government job so it comes with all benefits and allowances.
Ans. Yes, the CAPF gets pension according to the seventh pay commission’s one-rank-one-pension formula.
Ans. CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) AC exam is a competitive exam conducted annually by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit candidates in various security forces of India. The selected candidates join the forces as Assistant Commandant, AC.
Ans. The applicant must be an Indian citizen.
Age should be between 20-25 years. There is some relaxation based on the categories, 5 years of relaxation is given to SC/ST categories whereas 3 years to OBC.
The candidate must be a graduate from the reputed college of India.
Ans. There are seven security forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs that recruit through the CAPF Exam:
1) Border Security Force
2) Central Reserve Police Force
3) Central Industrial Security Force
4) National Security Guard
5) Indo-Tibetan Border Police
6) Sashastra Seema Bal
7) Assam Rifles
Ans. CAPF AC exam is conducted in offline mode and it involves three stages:
1) Written Paper
Paper-I includes Mental & General Ability, it is for 250 marks and the time duration for this section is 2 hours.
Paper-II includes General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension, it is for 200 marks and the time duration for this section is 3 hours.
2) Physical Test
100 meters race – The time limit for men and women is 16 seconds and 18 seconds respectively.
800 meters race – The time limit for men and women is 3 minutes 45 seconds and 4 minutes 45 seconds respectively.
Long jump – The qualifying distances for men and women are 3.5 meters and 3 meters respectively.
Shot put – The qualifying distance for men is 4.5 meters.
This round is for 150 marks.
Ans. The average salary of a person who qualifies CAPF is around Rs. 50,000. Which is a good start.
Ans. UPSC holds the CAPF exam once every year. The final process of the CAPF AC exam takes more than one year to complete.
Ans. Yes, there is a provision of penalty in case of wrong answers but it is applicable only in Paper 1.
Ans. Yes, women too can apply for the CAPF exam although there are different fitness criteria for them.
Ans. Candidates need to fill the registration form with utmost care as there is no provision for a correction once the form is submitted.