UPSC CAPF 2024: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

April 2, 2024

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To join police forces like the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Security Guard (NSG), and Assam Rifles (AR), candidates must pass the UPSC CAPF exam. To be accepted into the training academies of these Police Forces, candidates must pass a written test, physical exam, and interview or personality test.

The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) UPSC AC recruitment aims to choose qualified candidates for the following forces:

  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

Latest updates from UPSC CAPF

  • UPSC CAPF 2024 notification is expected to be out on 24th April 2024.

Recruitment is conducted mainly in three modes

  1. Gazetted Officers: Officers in CAPFs are recruited by UPSC, which was conducted through the Central Armed Police Forces AC Examination.
  2. Subordinate Officers: Sub-Inspectors are recruited by the Staff Selection Commission, and they are referred to as DASOs (Directly Appointed Subordinate Officers).
  3. Constables: Constables are recruited by the Staff Selection Commission

UPSC CAPF 2024: Overview

Exam NameCentral Armed Police Force (CAPF)
OrganiserUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam LevelNational (Central)
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline
Application ModeOnline
PositionAssistant Commandant (Group-A)
Selection ProcessWritten Test
Physical Test/ Medical Test
Interview/ Personality Test  
Application FeeGeneral- INR 200/-
SC/ ST/Females- INR 250/-
Medium of ExamEnglish
Recruits ForCentral Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Border Security Force (BSF)
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Helpdesk No.23385271/ 011-23381125/ 011-23098543

UPSC CAPF Notification 2024

The UPSC has published the CAPF notification, including information on the CAPF deadline, open positions, UPSC CAPF test date, etc. A written examination, a physical efficiency test, and an interview round make up the CAPF AC exam. To prepare efficiently, it is essential to be aware of the most recent revisions to the exam’s pattern, syllabus, eligibility requirements, and cut-off. According to the CAPF 2024 notice, the notification will be out on April 24th, 2024.

UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2024

EventsImportant Dates
Release of Official Notification24 April 2024
Start Date to Applying Online24 April 2024
Last Date for Applying Online14 May 2024
Application CorrectionTo Be Notified
Admit CardTo Be Notified
Exam Date04 August 2024
Result AnnouncementTo Be Notified
Date of Interview/ Personality TestTo Be Notified

UPSC CAPF Vacancy 2024

UPSC has listed the openings in the official announcement. In the last year, there were 322 openings.

Name of PostTotal Vacancies
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)91
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)55
Border Security Force (BSF)86
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)30
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)60
Total Number of Vacancies322

UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria

Only qualified individuals will be recruited for the position of Assistant Commandant through the CAPF AC 2023, which the Union Public Service Commission will hold. Before applying for the CAPF exam 2024, the applicant must meet the CAPF AC exam requirements. The candidate’s educational background, age restriction, and physical requirements are among the eligibility requirements. The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a government-recognized institution.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must meet specific educational requirements to be eligible for CAPF. The criteria are mentioned below:

  • Candidates must meet the government-recognized university Bachelor’s degree requirement as part of the UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria.
  • Other academic institutions recognized as universities by Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or founded by an Act of Parliament, are also accepted.
  • Candidates, who took the qualifying test but have not yet received their results, may also apply for the CAPF test. However, it should be noted that unless the applicant can prove completing the test after passing the CAPF entrance exam, admission will only be provisional.
  • Candidates with professional and technical credentials that the government has deemed comparable to a professional and technical degree are also eligible to apply for the CAPF AC 2024.
  • Suppose a candidate has completed an exam held by another Institution whose standard supports their eligibility. In that case, UPSC may sometimes regard them as eligible candidates even if they lack the aforementioned requirements.


The candidate must be between the ages of 20 and 25. Additionally, the age requirement for the position of Assistant Commandant is 20 to 25 years old, according to the UPSC CAPF. However, individuals from different categories have been permitted exceptions to the maximum age restriction.

Candidates from the reserved category and those who have served their country in the military are given age relaxation. Everyone is subject to the age restriction law, and age is calculated from the day of birth until August 1, 2023. The maximum age for reserved categories is as follows:

For all SC/ST applicants, there is a 5-year upper age limit relaxation.

  • For all applicants in the OBC category, there is a 3-year upper age limit relaxation.
  • Candidates who are ex-service members and employees of the civil central government are given a 5-year age reduction.
  • Relaxation of the five-year age limit for Kashmiri candidates. The candidate’s residence in Kashmir must have been theirs between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989.
CategoriesUpper Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC)Maximum 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST)Maximum 5 years
Civilian Central Government ServantsMaximum 5 years
Jammu and Kashmir residents between January 1, 1980, and January 31, 1989Maximum 5 years
Ex-servicemenMaximum 5 years
OBCMaximum 3 years

Physical Standards

To be eligible for this test, the applicant must fulfil the physical conditions established by the UPSC. Here are the physical norms that you must meet to take the UPSC CAPF AC test.

Height165 cm157 cm
Weight50 kg46 kg
Chest (Expanded)81 cm (with a minimum expansion of 5 cm)Not Applicable

Medical Standards

Find all the information on the CAPF AC Medical test in 2024 in the details provided below. To ensure that you are well-prepared, review all the information surrounding the completed medical test.

If an applicant has had LASIK surgery, then the candidate must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Age: 18-35 years
  • Axial length: 21-26 mm.
  • Corneal thickness: 425 microns
  • Pre LASIK error: 6 D
  • Post-operative: Stable Period Refractive Flap
  • Interval – 6 months (post-operative period)
Eye SightBetter Eye (Corrected Vision)Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)
Distant Vision6/66/12
Near VisionN6N9
Limits of Refractive errors permitted-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia +4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia

Note: Candidates for CAPF recruiting must have completed six months following LASIK surgery.

Body PartCriteria
EarThere should not be any thyroid or other neck swellings, enlarged lymph nodes, or any other conditions that make it difficult to extend the neck fully.   Any indications of cervical vertebral disease or spine disease in the applicant.
NoseIt is unacceptable to have DNS, atrophic rhinitis, tuberculous ulceration, or chronic sinusitis.
NeckThe candidate must possess sufficient strong teeth to allow for appropriate mastication.   Candidates cannot have severe pyorrhoea.
TeethThe candidate must possess sufficient solid teeth to allow for appropriate mastication. Candidates cannot have severe pyorrhoea.
Carrying AngleThe carrying angle for men should not be greater than 15 degrees. It should not rise over 20 degrees for women.
Venereal DiseaseA history of venereal illness is required for candidates. There should not be any current clinical signs of VD.
Chronic Skin DisordersLeprosy, persistent eczema, dermatitis, extensive Pityriasis Versicolor, psoriasis, SLE, and other skin problems must not exist in the individual.

General Standards

  • Speaking without stuttering
  • No signs of chronic conditions including heart disease, TB, diabetes, any sort of arthritis, high blood pressure, or bronchial asthma.
  • Nowhere on the body is there a detectable or apparent glandular enlargement.
  • A healthy chest should be free of abnormalities, including a flat or pigeon-shaped chest and creaky rosary deformities.
  • The heart and lungs must be healthy.
  • Hands, feet, and limbs should be completely formed and developed.
  • It should be possible to observe every joint moving perfectly.
  • There should not be any old or poorly healed bone fractures.
  • Congenital abnormalities or malformations should not exist.
  • Should not exhibit signs of a compromised constitution from a past acute or chronic illness.
  • Should be free of genital urinary tract illness.
  • No scrotal or inguinal edoema, nor any kind of hernia.
  • The size of both testicles in the scrotum is normal.
  • No flat feet, varicose veins, or knock-knees.
  • good physical and mental health
  • Should not have TACHYCARDIA (a pulse rate of more than 100 beats per minute) or BRADYCARDIA (a pulse rate of less than 50 beats per minute).
  • Should not have a hernia, haemorrhoids, condylomas, or rectus prolapse.


For the UPSC CAPF, the applicant must be a citizen of India. Candidates who meet the following citizenship requirements, other than Indian nationals, may apply for the exam:

  • Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan are also considered eligible for this test.
  • Other nationality applicants will only be appointed or employed by the Armed Police Forces with the prior consent of the Central Government.
IndianPermitted to take the test
Nepal or BhutanPermitted to take the test
OthersNot permitted to take the test without the Central Government’s written approval.

NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates

NCC “B” or “C” Certificate holding is another acceptable qualification. It should be emphasized that these requirements will only be considered during the interview or personality test. Upon application, they will not have any impact.

How to Apply for UPSC CAPF 2024?

Candidates who desire to apply for CAPF AC 2024 should adhere to the guidelines listed below:

Step 1: Go to the UPSC website for CAPF AC 2024 Online Registration.

Step 2: Select the “CAPF AC 2024” recruiting button.


Step 4:  Fill out the ORA with all the information requested, including name, parent’s name, birthdate, correspondence address, educational background, email address, mobile number, etc.

Note: Provide a valid and working email address since UPSC will only email you.

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Application Fee 2024

  • You can pay the Assistant Commandant Exam application fee offline or online.
  • A candidate may pay online using SBI Net Banking or a Credit, Debit, Master, Visa, or Rupay card. Direct cash payments to SBI Bank branches are accepted for offline mode fees.
  • The applicant should choose the “Pay by cash” option during Part II of the UPSC CAPF 2024 registration process, print the system-generated Pay-in-Slip, and deposit the money as soon as feasible at any SBI Branch.
  • Female, SC, and ST applicants are not required to pay any fees. All other applicants must pay a registration fee of INR 200.
CategoryApplication Fee (INR)
General Category / Unreserved / OBC   200/-
Women/SC/ST CandidateExempted
  • Upon successful payment of the charge, a receipt will be generated. The candidate as proof of fee payment, must save a copy of this receipt.
  • Submit the ORA.
  • The candidate is not needed to mail or deliver the application to UPSC; instead, they should print off the submitted ORA for future use.

Documents Required

The UPSC CAPF 2024 Application Form requests the following information:

  • Salutation
  • The Applicant’s name
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Birthdate (DD/MM/YYYY) 
  • Age 
  • Gender 
  • Valid Email Address 
  • Verified Mobile Number 
  • Blood Group 
  • Nationality
  • Language
  • Relationship Status 
  • Fee Remission Claimed 
  • Educational Qualification
  • Address 
  • Test Centres
  • Information on Fee Payment Photograph and Candidate Signature

Important Points:

The following are some crucial guidelines for applicants to the UPSC CAPF AC 2024:

  • Given that the UPSC will only communicate via email, the candidate must give a valid and working email address.
  • The printout of the application must be carefully stored because it will be needed for the interview.
  • If the UPSC summons a candidate, they must provide self-attested copies of the papers or certifications that substantiate the claim they made in the ORA.
  • At the time of the interview, the shortlisted candidates will need to present all authentic certificates.
  • If chosen, candidates must be willing to submit to a medical examination and meet any medical requirements the government may have.

UPSC CAPF Admit Card

The UPSC website will provide the admit card for the CAPF test a few weeks before the exam. At the official website, candidates may access their admission cards by inputting their registration or roll numbers. To the CAPF AC 2024 Exam Centres, candidates must bring their admission card, a picture ID, and documentation of their address. They must verify all the information on the admission ticket and notify the commission if any inaccuracies exist.

How to Download an Admit Card?

Candidates for CAPF AC 2024 should follow the instructions below to download the hall ticket:

Step 1: Candidates must first go to the official website,

Step 2: On the right side of the website, locate and click the e-admit card link under the “What’s New” heading.

Step 3: You will be sent to a page with a link to download the admit card.

Step 4: Click the link and read the Important Instructions.

Step 5: Next, click “Yes” at the bottom of the page.

Step 6: After checking in with their registration number or roll number and date of birth, candidates may download their admission cards.

Step 7: Enter the security pin and press the “Submit” button.

Step 8: Download and print the CAPF AC 2024 Hall Ticket to complete the process.

Details Available in the Admit Card

Candidates must review the information on the admission card after downloading it to look for any potential issues, such as misspellings, inaccurate information, blurry photos, etc. The information listed on the admission card is shown below:

  • Candidate’s full name.
  • Full name of the candidate’s father or guardian.
  • Roll number created automatically upon registration.
  • Exam location.
  • Starting time for the exam.
  • Date of the exam
  • Permanent address of the candidate.
  • Copy of a scanned passport-size picture.

Documents Required

Candidates are asked to bring a few specific documents to the exam location in addition to their CAPF AC 2024 Admit Card. Candidates must hold one of the following government-issued picture IDs:

  • Passport
  • Pan Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Driving License or
  • Voter ID card
  • Any other ID proof issued by central or state governments.

The paper should also act as proof of residence. For instance, it is preferable to bring two papers or a document that acts as both identification evidence and address proof when the candidate’s address is not shown on his or her PAN card. Along with their Xerox copies, candidates must also bring the original papers. Bring a passport-sized picture that matches the one on the admissions card as well.

UPSC CAPF Exam Centres

The CAPF AC Exam locations list is provided below and was released by the Union Public Service Commission, which is responsible for administering the test.

  • Candidates who complete the CAPF AC 2024 Online Application can choose their exam city from a list.
  • The exam centres must be selected by the candidates and submitted as soon as possible since centres are assigned based on the order in which applications are received.
LucknowMaduraiMumbaiNagpurPanaji (Goa)Patna
Port BlairRaipurRanchiSambalpurShillongShimla

If they pass the medical and physical standard tests, candidates will be contacted for the personality exam. The CAPF AC 2024 personality test and interview will be held in New Delhi’s Dholpur House, which is home to the UPSC. All of the applicant’s academic and professional credentials must be present, and they must be validated during the interview.

Restricted Things inside the CAPF AC 2024 Exam Centre

  • As the invigilator provides them within the CAPF Exam Hall, candidates are not permitted to bring additional sheets for rough work.
  • Books, loose sheets of paper, electronic gadgets, calculators of any kind, tools for arithmetic or drawing, log tables, stencils for maps, and side rules are prohibited from being brought into the UPSC CAPF Exam Centre. Any candidate caught in the test room with the above things has his or her application cancelled.
  • It is suggested that applicants refrain from bringing any priceless items to the exam location because UPSC will not be liable for the security of any such items.
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UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern

The official notice contains information about the UPSC CAPF test pattern. There will be two papers, Paper I and Paper II, by the design. Paper I will carry 250 points, while Paper II will carry 200. The first exam will be an objective one, while the second will be a descriptive one.

Written Test

  • The written CAPF AC 2024 test is the initial phase of the CAPF AC selection process.
  • There are two papers in the written exam: Paper I and Paper II.
  • The first paper will have four options for each multiple-choice question on general aptitude and intellect.
  • Paper II is a descriptive paper including general studies, essays, and comprehension questions.
ParticularsPaper IPaper II
Types Of QuestionsMCQDescriptive
Number of Questions2006
Total Marks250200
Exam Duration2 Hours3 Hours

PET & Medical Standard Test

Candidates who pass the first round of the CAPF AC test will be eligible for Stage 2 of the exam, a Physical Endurance and Medical Test when the CAPF result 2024 is made public.

The third phase, which will consist of an interview and a personality test, will come after this. The applicants will be chosen in the end based on their overall performance over the three rounds.

Race (100 Meters)In 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
Race (800 Meters)In 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 Meters (3 Chances)3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)4.5 MetersNot Applicable

Note: Pregnant female candidates will not be accepted, and pregnancy at the time of the PET will disqualify them.


The last phase of the interview or personality test will be held for candidates who are found fit and who pass the medical standards test. The UPSC CAPF Selection Process will award 150 points for this step.

  • It is significant to note that applicants who have been deemed medically incompetent but have been granted permission by the Appellate Authority to appear before the “Review Medical Board” in support of their appeal will also be invited to the final round.
  • Candidates selected for the interview must obtain the e-summon letter posted on the official website. Enter the captcha code and the seven-digit roll number to download the letter.
  • There is a panel of four members, one of whom is the chairperson and is a current member of the CAPF. The other three are professors or specialists with extensive backgrounds in their respective professions.
  • To boost the candidate’s confidence, there is an introductory session at the beginning.
  • The questions that follow are based on the responses provided on the DAF (Detailed Application Form).
  • At both the national and regional levels, candidates are questioned on current events.

UPSC CAPF Marking Scheme

The second paper of the UPSC CAPF consists of 125 multiple-choice questions for a total of 250 points.

Negative marking is only permitted on Paper I. The following list of bullet points provides a full explanation of the marking system:

  • 1/3 of the total marks will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • Even if both of the answers to a question are accurate, it will be deemed the incorrect response and a third of the points will be taken away.
  • No deduction is made if a question is not answered.
  • There are 6 questions in Paper II, a descriptive paper, and a total of 200 points are available.
  • Negative grading is not applicable for Paper II.
  • Candidates with 150 marks move to the third stage, the interview round.

UPSC CAPF Syllabus

The objective questions with multiple choices in CAPF Paper I cover the following subjects:

UPSC CAPF Syllabus: Paper I

            General AbilityAnalogies, Arrangements, Arithmetic, Number Series, Analysis, Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Coding and Decoding, Decision Making, Figural Classification, Problem Solving, Relationship Concepts, Syllogisms, Spatial Orientation, Space Visualization, Statement Conclusion, Visual Memory etc.
IntelligenceCurrent National and International Importance Events, General Mental Ability, General Science, History of India, Indian Polity and Economy, Indian and World Geography, etc.

UPSC CAPF Syllabus: Paper II

For Paper II, only applicants who pass Paper I will be qualified. Before beginning their preparation, applicants must be familiar with the comprehensive CAPF AC 2023 syllabus.

General StudiesHistory India, Current Events – National and International, Indian National Movement, Geography – India, About India, Eminent Personalities, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Economy, General Polity, General Science, Indian Constitution, Science and Technology, etc.
English Language and Comprehension and EssayEssay Writing, Comprehension, Precis Writing, Counter Argument, Communications, Report Writing, Language Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, etc.

Note: Candidates should enter the testing room 20 minutes before the exams start. If applicants arrive more than 10 minutes after the exam’s stated start time, they will not be allowed into the testing facility.

UPSC CAPF Answer Key

Within ten days following the test, the CAPF AC 2024 Answer Keys are anticipated to be accessible on the UPSC website. For each set of question papers, such as SET A, SET B, SET C, and SET D, the CAPF AC 2024 answer keys will be made available.

The following are the methods to get the UPSC CAPF 2024 test answer key:

Step 1: Applicants must go to, the UPSC’s official website.

Step 2: On the home page, select the Exam link.

Step 3: Select the Examination link, then click on the Answer Keys link.

Step 4: You may obtain PDF answer keys for the various tests here.

Step 5: Select the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam, 2024 PDF link that appears.

Step 6: The answer key will be given in PDF format, which applicants can download for later use as a reference.


The PDF-formatted UPSC CAPF AC results will be available on the UPSC website. The “What’s New” section of the UPSC website will allow applicants to verify and download the results.

How to Check the UPSC CAPF Result?

Follow the instructions listed below to check your result if you took the UPSC CAPF 2024 recruitment exam:

Step 1: Visit the UPSC website at

Step 2: On the home page, locate the area labelled Final Results.

Step 3: Select the PDF link for the 2024 CAPF AC Exam.

Step 4: Results for CAPF AC 2024 will be presented in PDF format.

Step 5: The roll number and names of the chosen candidates are contained in this PDF file.

Step 6: Candidates are encouraged to print the results for their records.

Details Mentioned in the Result

The information from the UPSC CAPF 2024 scorecard is listed below:

  • Name of candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Roll number
  • Marks scored
  • Candidate’s photo


The final merit list for CAPF AC 2024 will be created using the candidates’ scores in the written exam, interview, and personality test. The final merit list for the CAPF AC 2024 will also be compiled depending on the candidate category. Candidates will not be considered for the hiring process and their names will not appear on the Merit List if they get less than the minimal cut-off score in the written test.

CategoriesPaper I Cut offPaper I & Paper II Cut off
General102-110167 -172
OBC92-98162 -167
SC80-85141 -144
ST79-84138 -143
Ex-Servicemen31-3664 – 69

Physical Standards or Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests are the next stage of selection in the UPSC CAPF 2024 recruiting process.

A personality test will be scheduled for the selected applicants. Candidates must bring certain documents to the interview, including their diplomas, birth certificates, and any other acceptable government-issued identification.


The official notice lists the UPSC CAPF AC remuneration. The Assam Rifles (AR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Security Guard (NSG), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) are among the organizations that hire those who pass the UPSC CAPF test as Assistant Commandants.

  • The pay range for CAPF AC is between INR 56,100 and INR 1,77,500. The position of Assistant Commandant comes with extra benefits like DA, MA, HRA, SDA, MD, TA, etc.
  • The Assistant Commandant of the UPSC CAPF is paid a salary in hand of Rs. 44,135. Therefore, applicants should begin their preparation as soon as possible and start preparing for the CAPF AC exam’s previous year’s exams.

UPSC CAPF Salary Structure

Salary HeadsAmount (INR)
Basic Pay15,600
Grade Pay5,400
Dearness Allowance (DA)26,250
In hand Salary44,135

Salary Post-Wise

According to the designation, rank, and location of the posting, the income of a CAPF AC applicant will differ. The table below shows the typical pay for each rank:

PositionBasic Pay Scale (INR)Pay Band
Director-General2,25,000Apex Fixed
Additional Director General1,82,200 – Rs. 2,24,100HAG
Inspector General1,44,000 – Rs. 2,18,000Pay Band – 4
Deputy Inspector General1,31,000 – Rs. 2,16,600Pay Band – 4
Sr. Commandant1,23,000 – Rs.2,15,900Pay Band – 4
Commandant78,800 – Rs. 2,09,200Pay Band – 3
Deputy Commandant67,700 – Rs. 2,08,700Pay Band – 3
Assistant Commandant56,100 – Rs. 1,77,500Pay Band – 3


There are several benefits to holding the position of Assistant Commandant in the UPSC Central Armed Police Force. See the summary listed below to learn more about it. Allowances such as:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Cash for Ration
  • Unique Duty Allowance
  • Clinical Allowance
  • Difficulty Allowance is granted, adding to the advantages.

Additional Benefits

Several responsibilities come with working at CAPF AC. The candidate must demonstrate that they are prepared for work and must maintain their readiness under a variety of conditions. The official should also look at how the organization’s tasks are organised and managed. Following are some of the tasks that have been noted:

  • Network of Autonomous Intelligence.
  • Combat Equipment’s Suitability and Serviceability.
  • Managing the Office.
  • Workforce Management.
  • Complaint Redressal.
  • Disciplinary Authority.

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How many attempts are there for the CAPF AC exam?

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 is exceeded.

Does CAPF have government job benefits?

CAPF AC is a government job, so it comes with all benefits and allowances.

Does CAPF get a pension?

Yes, the CAPF gets a pension according to the seventh pay commission’s one-rank-one-pension formula.

What is the CAPF exam, and who conducts it?

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.

What is the eligibility requirement for the CAPF exam?

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 of the reputed college of India.

Who all recruit through the CAPF exam?

Seven security forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs 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

What is the exam pattern for the CAPF exam?

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.
3) Interview
This round is for 150 marks

How many times does UPSC conduct the CAPF exam?

UPSC holds the CAPF exam once every year. The final process of the CAPF AC exam takes more than one year to complete.

Does the CAPF exam include negative markings?

Yes, there is a penalty provision in case of wrong answers, but it applies only in Paper 1.

Does the CAPF exam allow women candidates?

Yes, women, too, can apply for the CAPF exam, although they have different fitness criteria.