CAPF full form is Central Armed Police Force. It works under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Central Armed Police Force is a single name of the seven security forces of India. The seven security forces are as follows:
- CISF stands for Central Industrial Security Force. It is a premier multi-skilled security agency that provides security cover to nuclear installations, airports, seaports, power plants, heritage monuments, space establishments and sensitive Government buildings.
- CRPF full form is the Central Reserve Police Force. Earlier CRPF was known as Crown Representative’s Police. After the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949, it was named CRPF.
- ITBP is the acronym of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force. The personnel of ITBP are deployed on border guarding duties.
- BSF stands for the Border Security Force. It is a paramilitary force that guards India’s land border during peace-time and prevent transnational crime.
- SSB full form is Sashastra Seema Bal. It is Indian 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 of India
- NSG is the acronym of National Security Guard. It is a Federal Contingency Deployment Force to deal with anti-terrorist activities in all its manifestations.
The commandos of NSG are specially trained and equipped to be used in exceptional circumstances such as any serious act of terrorism.
- AR known as 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.
Every year, UPSC CAPF exam is held to recruit various Group A and Group B officers in the Indian security forces mentioned above.
Recruitment in CAPF is done in three levels:
- Gazetted Officers: Officers in the Central Armed Police Force are recruited through the CAPF Assistant Commandant Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission..
- Subordinate Officers: Sub Inspectors are recruited through competitive examination conducted by SSC- Staff Selection Commission. Subordinate officers are referred to as DASOs- Directly Appointed Subordinate Officers.
- Constables: Constables are also recruited through competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.
CAPF Recruitment – Assistant Commandant Post
CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam is a national level examination conducted by UPSC on an annual basis.
The Central Armed Police Force follows a standard procedure for CAPF recruitment of Assistant Commandant officers in the varied police force of India.
UPSC CAPF Notification 2020
The Union Public Service Commission is expected to release CAPF Assistant Commandant Notification on 22 April 2020.
As per the UPSC CAPF notification, the Assistant Commandant recruitment exam is scheduled to be held on 9 August 2020.
The CAPF notification 2019 by UPSC was released to recruit a total of 323 Assistant Commandants in various CAPF divisions. The vacancies for the year 2020 shall be declared in the UPSC CAPF notification 2020
Given below is the tentative UPSC CAPF exam schedule 2020:
|UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2020|
|Official Notification||April 22, 2020|
|Online Application||April 22, 2020 to May 12, 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam Admit Card||July 17, 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam||August 9, 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result||September 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Admit Card for Physical & Medical Examination||November 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Interview||January 2021|
UPSC CAPF Notification Important Dates 2019 are mentioned below:
|CAPF AC Exam Important Dates|
|CAPF Notification Released||24 April 2019|
|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 (tentative)|
|CAPF Recruitment Exam date||18 August 2019|
|CAPF Recruitment Result date||September 2019 (tentative)|
|DAF – Date of opening||30th October 2019|
|DAF – Closing date||13th November 2019|
Division of 323 CAPF recruitment vacancies in the CAPF notification 2019 in the different police force is given below:
|CAPF Recruitment ACs vacancy 2019|
|Security Forces||Number of Vacancies|
The total number of vacancies for 2020 exams will be updated by the Commission shortly.
Each year the number of CAPF vacancies varies as per the requirement in the Central Armed Police Force.
Year-wise distribution of CAPF vacancies in the Indian security forces is given below:
|UPSC CAPF Vacancies||2019||2018|
UPSC CAPF Recruitment- Exam Centers
The UPSC CAPF notification states that the exam for Assistant commandant recruitment will be conducted in the following centers.
|CAPF recruitment exam centers|
Assistant Commandant Notification- Online Application
Aspirants of UPSC CAPF job profile are required to fill the detailed application form online for the CAPF Assistant Commandant exam from 30th October 2019 to 13th November 2019.
For the CAPF 2019 Exam, the application to CAPF job notification was closed on 20 May 2019 i.e. the candidates had to apply for CAPF Assistant Commandant notification during the period from 24 April 2019 to 20 May 2019.
Candidates who applied to the Assistant Commandant CAPF job profile had followed the procedure prescribed in the CAPF notification 2020.
The online application process for CAPF recruitment is as follows:
Candidates who applied to the UPSC Assistant commandant Notification are given the facility to withdraw their application as well.
Candidates can check the details of CAPF Admit card for Assistant Commandant exam 2020 over here.
CAPF AC Notification- Fee structure
Candidates who wish to apply for UPSC CAPF recruitment exam can pay by both online and offline mode.
It is important for candidates to know that Assistant Commandant Fee once paid is not refundable in any case. Also, it can not be reserved for further examinations.
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe and Women of all category are exempted from paying any fee for CAPF recruitment.
Candidates who belong to General and other backward classes category have to pay rupees 200 for registering themselves for UPSC CAPF recruitment.
|Fee Structure – CAPF Notification|
|Categories||General and OBC||200|
|Women (All Categories)||exempted|
CAPF Salary- Assistant Commandant Recruitment
One primary reason aspirants lookout for CAPF job profile of Assistant Commandant is the CAPF Salary provided by Central Armed Police Force.
Though the overall CAPF salary after the 7th Pay Commission has increased but the Assistant commandant salary depends upon the grade and scale of the employee.
The updated details of CAPF salary for Assistant Commandant post is given below:
|The scale of Pay for CAPF 2020|
|Assistant Commandant- Level 10||Rs.56100 – 177500 junior scale|
|Deputy Commandant – Level 11||Rs.67700 – 208700|
|Second-In Command – Level 12||Rs.78800 – 209200|
|Commandant – Level 13||Rs.118500–214100|
|Deputy Inspector General- Level 13A||Rs.131100–216600|
|Inspector General Level 14||Rs.144200–218200|
Along with the basic pay mentioned above, CAPF salary for AC include house allowances, dearness allowance, transport allowance, special duty allowance, ration money, dress allowance, hardship allowance, and medical allowance.
UPSC CAPF Eligibility- Assistant Commandant Recruitment
Candidates who wish to be the Assistant Commandant officer must fulfill the CAPF exam eligibility criteria.
CAPF eligibility mandates candidate to be a citizen of Indian National. Candidates belonging to the nationality of Bhutan and Nepal are also deemed eligible for UPSC CAPF exam.
Applicants who hold the nationality of any other country does not satisfy the Central Armed Police Force eligibility condition. Such candidates can take the CAPF exam only if they have been given the consent of the Central Government that must be expressed in writing to be considered.
Both male and female are eligible to take UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam, just that the medical standard mentioned for specific gender has to be fulfilled.
CAPF eligibility criteria important points:
|CAPF Assistant Commandant eligibility- 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: max up to 5 years
OBC(reservation applicable): max up to 3 years
Ex-servicemen/Civil Central Government Servants: max up to 5 Years
J&K Domiciled: max up to 5 years
|Educational Qualification||A bachelor’s degree from any Government recognised University Or Deemed to be University|
|Physical and Medical Test||Varies as per the gender of the candidate|
Check the linked article for further details on CAPF eligibility.
CAPF Recruitment Syllabus And Exam Pattern
The written examination of CAPF Assistant Commandant 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.
Time given to write CAPF paper-I is 2 hours and for Paper-II, it is 3 hours.
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.
|CAPF Recruitment Exam Pattern:|
|First Round||Paper-I based on General Ability and Intelligence (Objective)
Paper-II based on General Studies, Essay and Comprehension (descriptive)
|Negative Marking||Only for Paper-I of first round; (0.33) mark deducts for each wrong answer|
|Second round||Physical Ability Test|
|Third round||Interview/Personality Test|
CAPF Recruitment – AC Exam Syllabus
CAPF Syllabus 2019 for Paper-I tests the General Ability and Intelligence of the candidate and Paper-II tests the language proficiency through descriptive writing of Essay, Comprehension etc.
To check the detailed syllabus of CAPF exam click on the given link.
CAPF syllabus highlights are given below:
|UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020 for Assistant Commandant Exam|
|Paper-I||General Ability||Analogies, Arrangements, Syllogisms, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, Space Visualization, Arithmetical Reasoning, etc.|
|Intelligence||General Mental Ability, Current Events of National and International Importance, General Science, etc.|
|Paper-II||General Studies||Indian History, Indian Geography, Indian National Movement, National and International Current Affairs, etc.|
|Comprehension and Essay and English Language||Comprehension, Essay Writing, Precis Writing, Report Writing, Counter Argument, Language and Communication Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, etc.|
Candidates eyeing for the Assistant Commandant recruitment are suggested to check the detailed CAPF preparation tips and important Booklist for UPSC CAPF exam.
|Indo-Tibetian Border Police||Border Security Force|
|Central Industrial Security Force||Central Reserve Police Force|
|Sashastra Seema Bal|