UPSC CAPF 2022 – The CAPF Result 2022 for the exam held on August 7, 2022, has been released by the Union Public Service Commission on 16th September 2022. The shortlisted candidates’ listed roll numbers are included in the result PDF that was made public by the authorities. The merit list only includes the names of candidates who have passed the exam and only those people will receive calls for the following rounds of hiring. 

Candidates can download the CAPF 2022 Written Exam Result by clicking the following link:

UPSC CAPF 2022 Result:-Download PDF Here

Candidates can go through and download the CAPF 2022 notification by clicking the link below:

UPSC CAPF 2022 Notification:-Download PDF Here

This article aims to provide detailed information on the UPSC Central Armed Police Force Examination.

Table of Contents:

Government Exam 2023

UPSC Notification 2022

CAPF stands for Central Armed Police Force. The conducting body of CAPF exam is Union Public Service Commission.  The Central Armed Police Force is a unified name of the seven security forces in India authorized under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Therefore, the recruitment done in UPSC CAPF exam fills in various posts vacant in the seven security forces.

The Central Armed Police Force exam recruits Group A and Group B officers. The CAPF 2022 exam is going to be conducted to recruit the CAPF Assistant Commandants (Group A) Officers.

UPSC released the detailed CAPF Application Form for the Central Armed Police Force exam to fill the post of Assistant Commandant in CAPF on 20th April 2022. Candidates awaiting the UPSC CAPF Notification 2022 filled up the application form online on the official website of UPSC. The last date to submit the CAPF online Application form was May 10th 2022.

The CAPF Written Exam was conducted on August 7th, 2022 and the result for the same was released on 16th September 2022.

Through UPSC CAPF 2022 exam, the commission will recruit 150+ Assistant Commandants in Group A in the CAPF. Candidates can know the detailed information on UPSC CAPF Recruitment in the linked article.

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The seven security forces under CAPF is as follows:

  1. CISF- Central Industrial Security Force is a premier multi-skilled security agency that provides security cover to nuclear installations, airports, seaports, space establishments, power plants, sensitive Government buildings and heritage monuments. Through UPSC CAPF exam, CISF will fill in 67 vacancies of CAPF Assistant Commandant Officer. For more details on the UPSC CISF Assistant Commandant exam check the linked articles.
  2. BSF: BSF’s full form is the Border Security Force. It is a paramilitary force that guards India’s land border during peacetime and prevents transnational crime. Border Guarding Force of India is recruiting 35 Central Armed Police Force AC Group A officers through the UPSC CAPF exam.
  3. CRPF: CRPF full form is Central Reserve, Police Force. It was known as Crown Representative’s Police. It became CRPF after the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949.CRPF is recruiting 36 Assistant Commandant officers through the UPSC CAPF exam.
  4. ITBP: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force personnel are deployed on border guarding duties. The number of vacancies is 20 to fill in Group A vacancies in ITBP through CAPF AC recruitment 2022.
  5. SSB: The full form of SSB is Sashastra Seema Bal. It is Indian Central Armed Police Forces that provide security in border areas, prevent trans-border crimes, and unauthorized entry into the territory of India, and perform other duties assigned by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. SSB has invited online applications through UPSC CAPF exam notification 2022 to recruit 22 CAPF AC officers.
  6. NSG: National Security Guard is a Federal Contingency Deployment Force to deal with anti-terrorist activities in all its manifestations. NSG commandos are an elite force, specially trained and equipped to be used in exceptional circumstances such as any serious act of terrorism. Only 1 vacancy is released for recruitment in SSB through the CAPF exam 2022.
  7. AR: The full form of AR is Assam Rifles. It is the oldest Central Paramilitary Force in India. The personnel in Assam rifles are recruited mainly to guard the plains of the Assam region from the unruly tribes inhabiting in the surrounding hills.

CAPF 2022 Exam: Highlights

The highlights of the notification are given below: 

CAPF Exam 2022: Highlights

Events Details
CAPF Full Form Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Job Location Across India
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Mode of Application Online
Application Fees
  • General/OBC – INR 200
  • SC/ST/ Women – Exempted
Exam Mode Offline
Selection Process
  • Written Test
  • Physical Test
  • Interview
Exam Language English and Hindi
Official website

CAPF 2022 Exam: Vacancy

The UPSC CAPF AC Vacancies 2022 are released in the UPSC CAPF AC Notification 202

CAPF Assistant Commandants 2022 vacancies
Security Forces Number of Vacancies 
BSF 66
SSB 82
Total 253

Online Application for UPSC CAPF Exam:

Candidates who wish to be recruited as CAPF AC – Assistant Commandant Officer have to fill out the DAF online for the CAPF exam 2022 on the official UPSC website.

Candidates must ensure that the application for the UPSC CAPF exam is complete in all respects including details of the applicants, photograph, signature, examination centre, fee, etc.

Before filling in the application form candidates must ensure to fulfil the CAPF eligibility criteria prescribed in the notification released.

CAPF 2022 Exam Dates

Given below are the UPSC CAPF exam dates for 2022:

UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2022

Official Notification April 20th, 2022
Online Application April 20th, 2022
Last Date of Online Application May 10th, 2022
UPSC CAPF Written Exam Admit Card 15th July 2022
UPSC CAPF Written Exam August 7th, 2022
UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result 16th September 2022
UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result (with name) 16th September October 2022
DAF Opening date 26th September 2022
DAF Closing date 9th October 2022

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam Dates

UPSC released the Official Notification of UPSC CAPF Exam for 2021 recruitment to conduct the CAPF AC exam from August 8th, 2021. The last date to fill the UPSC CAPF Application Form was May 5th, 2021. Applicants can check the UPSC CAPF exam dates 2021:

UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2021
Official Notification April 15th, 2021
Online Application April 15th, 2021
Last Date of Online Application May 5th, 2021
UPSC CAPF Written Exam Admit Card July 2021
UPSC CAPF Written Exam August 8th, 2021
UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result 13th October 2021
UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result (with name) 18th October 2021
DAF Opening date 21st October 2021
DAF Closing date 3rd November 2021 till 6 PM

UPSC Fee Structure- CAPF Exam

Candidates who wish to apply for the UPSC CAPF AC exam can pay by both online and offline mode. The fee once paid is not refundable in any case, neither can be reserved for further examinations.

CAPF Exam Fee structure is given below:

Categories Amount
General/OBC 200
SC/ST and Women of all category Exempted from payment of fees

UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2022

The CAPF Admit Card 2022 were released on 16th July 2022, 20 days before the exam date. After the completion of the application process, UPSC will make available the e-admit card for CAPF 2022 on its official website.

To download Central Armed Police Force Assistant Commandant 2022 Admit Card, candidates have to provide their valid credentials.

Below are the instructions for downloading the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2022:

  1. Candidates are required to go to the official website of UPSC to download the CAPF Admit card. (
  2. In the login page, they have to select either of the modes: registration Id Or roll number mode.

Candidates have to provide the following details accordingly-

For Registration Id For Roll Number
Registration Id

Date of Birth

Captcha Code

Submit icon

Roll Number

Date Of Birth

Captcha Code

Submit Icon

After providing their valid credentials candidates will successfully download their UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2022.

UPSC Eligibility Criteria- CAPF AC Exam

Candidates applying for the CAPF exam 2023 should ensure that they fulfil all the CAPF eligibility conditions applicable.

The admission of candidates at all stages is purely provisional subject to satisfying UPSC eligibility criteria for the CAPF exam.

Eligibility conditions are verified with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for the Interview round.

Candidates have to satisfy the following to qualify the CAPF eligibility criteria:

UPSC Eligibility criteria for CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2022
Nationality Any Male or Female who is a citizen of India.
UPSC Age limit for CAPF AC exam Minimum Age is 20 Years;

Maximum Age is 25 years;

UPSC Age limit relaxation for CAPF AC exam SC/ST: 5 years

OBC(reservation applicable): 3 years

Ex-servicemen/Civil Central Government Servants: 5 Years

J&K Domiciled: 5 years

Educational Qualification A Bachelor’s degree from any Government recognized University Or Deemed to be University

However, the above-mentioned eligibility criteria have certain conditions. You can know the detailed UPSC CAPF eligibility criteria for the Assistant Commandant exam 2023 in the link given.

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CAPF Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Mere qualifying for the CAPF eligibility does not mean candidates have qualified the exam.

Candidates applying for the UPSC CAPF exam must be thorough with the Assistant Commandant Syllabus and CAPF exam pattern.

The CAPF Assistant Commandant exam was  conducted on August 7th, 2022.

  • The written examination to be conducted by UPSC will comprise two Papers in both English and Hindi language.
  • Paper-I in CAPF exam will have Multiple Choice Questions carrying 250 marks and Paper-II will be a subjective type holding weightage of 200 marks.
  • Post the qualification of paper-I and paper-II candidates will be called for the Physical efficiency test.
  • Candidates declared qualified in the PET test will be called for the final Interview round carrying 150 Marks.
  • Given below is the time slot for the CAPF Assistant Commandant exam 2020 for the reference of candidates:
  • Paper-I – from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon
  • Paper-II from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. evening
UPSC CAPF Syllabus and exam pattern is as follows:
Slots Syllabus Marks
Paper-I (10am-12pm) General Ability and Intelligence Objective type; 250 marks
Paper-II (2 pm- 5 pm) General Studies, Essay and Comprehension Subjective type; 200 marks
Physical Efficiency Test Candidates who qualify the above two
Personality test/Interview 150 marks

The commission at its discretion will fix the minimum qualifying marks separately for each paper.

Marks of Paper-II will be evaluated only for those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I of CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam.

Read about the CAPF Syllabus in detail in the linked article.

Candidates can go through the topics-wise syllabus of all the sections covered in the CAPF exam as well as the other government examinations-

  1. Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
  2. Logical Reasoning Syllabus
  3. Verbal Ability Syllabus

CAPF Preparation and Strategy

Now that you are well aware of UPSC CAPF Syllabus for the Assistant Commandant post, here is a breakdown of the Paper-I and Paper-II preparation.

UPSC CAPF preparation tips:

  1. General Ability and Intelligence paper i.e. Paper-I comprise general mental ability, current events, general science, Indian economy and Polity, Indian History and Geography of India and World.
    • For General Ability besides data interpretation candidates have to be thorough with quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, and numerical ability.
    • All the national and international events should be on the fingertips for the current events section.
    • Being thorough with the legislative, executive, judiciary system and political system of India will help you clear the Indian polity and economy section easily.
  2. For Paper-II the essay writing is very important and carry more weightage. Candidates are suggested to increase their language proficiency for essay and comprehension section.

Check out the following links for better preparation:

  1. Letter Writing Format
  2. Precis Writing Format

The linked article will abreast you with detailed tips and strategies on UPSC CAPF preparation.

Candidates can go through the Competitive Exam Preparation Strategies for assistance in devising a good study plan and doing diligent preparation.

About CAPF Exam

CAPF full form is Central Armed Police Force. CAPF is the unified name of the seven security forces in India under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Seven Security Forces are as follows:

  1. CRPF – CRPF full form is Central Reserve Police Force
  2. BSF– BSF stands for Border Security Force
  3. ITBP– is known as Indo-Tibetian Border Police Force
  4. SSB– full form of SSB is Sashastra Seema Bal
  5. CISF- full form of CISF is Central Industrial Security Forces
  6. NSG- NSG full form is National Security Guard
  7. AR- AR stands for Assam Rifles

CAPF is mandated with the responsibility of enabling the Government of India to effectively and efficiently maintain public order, legal rules and regulations, and internal security.

CAPF is also entrusted to preserve the integrity and promote social harmony and development on a national level by placing service and loyalty above self.

UPSC is the body that conducts the CAPF exams to recruit for various Group A and Group B posts in the above-mentioned security services of the country. Given below are notification and result PDFs for previous years:

UPSC CAPF 2021 – CAPF  Notification 2021 was released by the Union Public Service Commission on April 15th 2021. The date of the Central Armed Police Force written exam was August 8th, 2021. Aspiring candidates could submit their CAPF application form by May 5th 2021. The results of the written part of the CAPF (ACs) Examination, 2021 held by UPSC on 08th August 2021 were released on the official website on 13th October 2021.

The Detailed Application form for written qualified Candidates in CAPF (ACs) Exam, 2021 was open from 21st October 2021 and was available till 3rd November 2021 6 PM

Candidates can download the Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2021 Written Result (with name) from the link below:

CAPF Written Result 2021:-Download PDF Here

Candidates can download the CAPF 2021 notification PDF from the link provided below –

CAPF Notification 2021 PDF Download PDF Here

The Union Public Service Commission released the Admit Card for Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, on July 14th, 2021. The exam was conducted on August 8th, 2021 and candidates could download the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2021 from the link provided here. The candidates are advised to download their admit cards and take a printout thereof. CAPF e-Admit Card must be preserved till the declaration of the final results of the CAPF AC 2021 Exam.

The Union Public Service Commission published the CAPF Exam Calendar 2021. Aspirants can check the detailed exam calendar PDF given below –

UPSC CAPF Exam Calendar 2021 PDF:- Download PDF Here

UPSC CAPF 2020 – The Union Public Service Commission released the DAF Form for UPSC CAPF 2020 examination, Candidates were required to fill the form before 25th February 2021. To check the detailed notification and to fill out the UPSC CAPF DAF 2020 Form visit the linked page.

UPSC, as decided, released the CAPF exam notification on August 18th 2020. Earlier the notification for CAPF 2020 was expected to release on April 22nd. Candidates can download the UPSC CAPF Notification PDF given below for detailed information.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification PDF:-Download PDF Here

UPSC CAPF Exam Date 2020– Through an official notice on June 5th, UPSC has announced a new exam schedule of UPSC CAPF exam after assessing the situation amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Aspirants of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam 2020 can check the New Exam Dates on the UPSC CAPF Exam Calendar given below:

UPSC CAPF Exam Calendar 2020 PDF:-Download PDF Here

UPSC CAPF 2019 update – UPSC on February 5th, 2021 has released the final result of the CAPF 2019 examination after the completion of the written test on 18th August 2019 and interviews for the Personality Test held from 2nd November to 27th November 2020. Aspirants who appeared for the CAPF exam 2019 can check their results from the PDF given below-

UPSC CAPF 2019 Result PDF:-Download PDF Here

UPSC CAPF 2018 update – UPSC on June 3rd, 2020 disclosed scores of non-recommended willing candidates who appeared in the P.T./Interview but not selected for final candidature. The 789 candidates who opted for the discloser can check the UPSC CAPF 2018 Scores PDF below.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Scores:-Download PDF Here

Earlier, UPSC has released UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant 2018 exam merit order result (reserve list) on May 8th 2020. Candidates can download the UPSC CAPF 2018 Assistant Commandant Merit Result from the PDF link given below.
UPSC CAPF AC 2018 Merit Result PDF:-Download PDF Here

Aspirants preparing for any Government Exams can check the links given below to understand the examination, their pattern and syllabus even better-

Online Quiz 2023

Frequently Asked Question – UPSC CAPF – Central Armed Police Force

Q.1. Who can apply for CAPF 2022?

Ans. Candidates possessing a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in any discipline can apply for UPSC CAPF 2022 exam. The detailed CAPF Eligibility related to Age limit, qualification, and other criteria can be found on the link given.

Q.2. What are the different forces under CAPF?

Ans. Seven Security Forces of India are covered under CAPF, namely, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Assam Riffles, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo Tibetian Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, and National Security Guard. Know about them in detail.

Q.3. Which force is the best in CAPF?

Ans. Central Reserve Police Force – CISF is the best force among all under CAPF. Earlier it was known as Crown Representative’s Police. It became CRPF after the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949. Know more about CRPF here.

Q.4.Is there a negative marking scheme in the UPSC CAPF examination?

Ans. Yes, Paper I of the CAPF written exam has a negative marking of 1/3 marks that means for each wrong answer, 33% of marks assigned to that will be deducted as a penalty.

Q.5. How many times does UPSC conduct the CAPF exam?

Ans. CAPF exam is conducted by UPSC once every year. The CAPF exam process takes more than one year to complete.

Q.6. What is the UPSC CAPF Exam Cycle?

Ans. The official Notification of CAPF is issued by the Union Public Service Commission UPSC in the month of April and the final CAPF result is declared in the next year September month.

Q.7. Is the Assistant Commandant recruited through CAPF examination a Gazetted Officer?

Ans. Yes, the candidate recruited as Assistant Commandant directly through the CAPF exam is a Gazetted Officer. The candidate will be the commanding officer of an armed force unit.


  1. Sir main capf ac ke exam ke liye ncert main kya kya padun aur mathe,reasoning ke liye kis writer ki book padun

  2. sir, do women candidates from general catagory have to pay registartion fees for capf exam and for which all posts are women candidates (w/o maths background) eligible?

    • CAPF exam eligibility does not put any condition on sex i.e. both male and female are eligible to take UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam provided they fulfil the conditions given in medical standards. Also, women candidates are exempted from the application fees payment. Check CAPF eligibility in the linked article.

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