UPSC CAPF 2021 – The Union Public Service Commission has published the CAPF Exam Calendar 2021. The date of Central Armed Police Force written exam is August 8th, 2021. However, the notification for the same is scheduled to be released on April 15th 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 has released the Official Notification of UPSC CAPF Exam for 2020 recruitment to conduct the CAPF Assistant Commandant exam from December 20th. Interested candidates can fill the UPSC CAPF Application Form till September 7th 2020.
UPSC, as decided, has 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 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 Coronavirus pandemic. Aspirants of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam 2020 can check the New Exam Dates on UPSC CAPF Exam Calendar given below:
UPSC CAPF 2019 update – The UPSC CAPF 2019 result released by the Commission on October 18th, 2019. The UPSC CAPF Exam 2019 was scheduled on August 18th, 2019.
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.
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
This article aims to provide detailed information on the UPSC Central Armed Police Force Examination.
Table of Contents:
- CAPF Recruitment & Notification
- CAPF Admit Card
- CAPF Eligibility
- CAPF Syllabus and Exam pattern
- CAPF Preparation
- About CAPF Exam
UPSC Notification 2020
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 2020 exam is going to be conducted to recruit the CAPF Assistant Commandants (Group A) Officers.
UPSC, on August 18th 2020, has released the detailed CAPF Application Form for the Central Armed Police Force exam to fill the post of Assistant Commandants in CAPF.
Candidates awaiting the UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 can now fill up the application form online on the official website of UPSC. The last date to submit the CAPF online Application form is September 7th 2020.
Through UPSC CAPF 2020 exam, the commission will recruit 209 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:
- 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 69 vacancies of CAPF Assistant Commandant Officer. For more details on the UPSC CISF Assistant Commandant exam check the linked articles.
- BSF: BSF full form is the Border Security Force. It is a paramilitary force that guards India’s land border during peace-time and prevents transnational crime. Border Guarding Force of India is recruiting 78 Central Armed Police Force AC Group A officer through UPSC CAPF exam.
- 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 13 Assistant Commandant Officer through UPSC CAPF exam.
- ITBP: Indo Tibetan Border Police Force personnel are deployed on border guarding duties. The number of vacancies is 27 to fill in Group A vacancies in ITBP through CAPF AC recruitment 2020.
- 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, 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 application through UPSC CAPF exam notification 2020 to recruit 22 CAPF AC officer.
- 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.
- 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 Assam region from the unruly tribes inhabiting in the surrounding hills.
As per the UPSC CAPF notification 2020, a total of 209 CAPF Assistant Commandants (Group A) officers will be recruited in the following security forces in India:
|CAPF Assistant Commandants 2020 vacancies|
|Security Forces||Number of Vacancies|
Online Application for UPSC CAPF Exam:
Candidates who wish to be recruited as CAPF AC – Assistant Commandant Officer have to fill the DAF online for CAPF exam 2020 on the official UPSC website.
Candidates must ensure that the application of UPSC CAPF exam is complete in all respects like 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.
Given below are the tentative UPSC CAPF exam dates 2020:
|UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2020|
|Official Notification||August 18th, 2020|
|Online Application||August 18th 2020|
|Last Date of Online Application||September 7th 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam Admit Card||November 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam||August 9, 2020 (Postponed)
December 20th 2020 (New Date)
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result||To be notified|
|UPSC CAPF Admit Card for Physical & Medical Examination||To be notified|
|UPSC CAPF Interview||February 2021|
UPSC CAPF 2019 Dates
For the 2019 CAPF recruitment, a total of 323 vacancies were released. Scroll down to check important dates of UPSC CAPF examination 2019.
|UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam Important Dates|
|Opening date of Registration||24 April 2019|
|Closing date of Registration||20 May 2019|
|Last Date of online application submission||21 May 2019|
|Download Admit card||31 July 2019|
|UPSC CAPF Exam date||18 August 2019|
|UPSC CAPF Result date||October 18, 2019|
|DAF- Window activation date||30 October 2019 to 13 November 2019|
UPSC Fee Structure- CAPF Exam
Candidates who wish to apply for the UPSC CAPF AC exam can pay by both online and offline mode. Fee once paid is not refundable in any case, neither can be reserved for further examinations.
CAPF Exam Fee structure is given below:
|SC/ST and Women of all category||Exempted from payment of fees|
UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2020
The CAPF Admit Card 2020 is expected to release by November 2020. After the completion of the application process, UPSC will release the exam admit card.
To download Central Armed Police Force Assistant Commandant 2020 Admit Card, candidates have to provide their valid credentials.
Below are the instructions for downloading the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2020:
- Candidates are required to go to the official website of UPSC to download the CAPF Admit card. (https://upsconline.nic.in)
- 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|
Date of Birth
Date Of Birth
After providing their valid credentials candidates will successfully download their UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2020.
The UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2019 was made available from 24th July 2019 and the Last date to download the CAPF admit card was 31st July 2019.
Candidates can refer to the 2019 notification for exam pattern, syllabus, online application details, Eligibility criteria of CAPF exam etc.
UPSC CAPF Notification 2019:- Download PDF Here
UPSC Eligibility Criteria- CAPF AC Exam
Candidates applying for the CAPF exam 2020 should ensure that they fulfil all the CAPF eligibility conditions applicable.
The admission of candidates at all the stages is purely provisional subject to satisfying UPSC eligibility criteria for CAPF exam.
Eligibility conditions are verified with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified the Interview round.
Candidates have to satisfy the following to qualify the CAPF eligibility criteria:
|UPSC Eligibility criteria for CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2020|
|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 recognised 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 Assistant Commandant exam 2020 in the link given.
CAPF Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Mere qualifying the CAPF eligibility does not mean candidates have qualified the exam.
Candidates applying for UPSC CAPF exam must be thorough with the Assistant Commandant Syllabus and CAPF exam pattern.
CAPF Assistant Commandant exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 20th, 2020.
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 subjective type holding weightage of 200 marks.
Post the qualification of paper-I and paper-II candidates will be called for Physical efficiency test.
Candidates declared qualified in PET test will be called for final Interview round carrying 150 Marks.
Given below is the time slot for 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:|
|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-
CAPF Preparation and Strategy
Now that you are well aware of UPSC CAPF Syllabus for Assistant Commandant post, here is a breakdown for the Paper-I and Paper-II preparation.
UPSC CAPF preparation tips:
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 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.
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 fora better preparation:
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:
- CRPF – CRPF full form is Central Reserve Police Force
- BSF– BSF stands for Border Security Force
- ITBP– is known as Indo-Tibetian Border Police Force
- SSB– full form of SSB is Sashastra Seema Bal
- CISF- full form of CISF is Central Industrial Security Forces
- NSG- NSG full form is National Security Guard
- 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 integrity, promote social harmony and development on a national level by placing service and loyalty above self.
UPSC is the body that conducts CAPF exam to recruit for various Group A and Group B posts in the above-mentioned security services of the country.
UPSC has released the official notification for CAPF Exam 2020 to recruit 209 Assistant Commandants (Group A) in CAPF.
The Highlight of the UPSC CAPF Exam is Given Below:
|Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2020|
|Release Of UPSC Notification||August 18th 2020|
|Date of CAPF exam||December 20th 2020|
|Duration of the AC exam||One Day; Two slots|
|Mode of CAPF exam||Written; Phase-I and Phase-II; 2 hours each|
|Last date to download CAPF Admit Card||To be notified|
|DAF Availability||To be notified|
Aspirants preparing for any Government Exams can check the links given below to understand the examination, their pattern and syllabus even better-
|Government Exam Previous Year Question Paper [with Solutions PDF]||Government Exam Free Mock Test Series|