UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 – The UPSC CAPF Notification Released on August 18th 2020! Aspirants can apply for UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 before September 7th to appear for the examination scheduled on December 20th 2020.
The Union Public Service Commission has opened windows for the online application to CAPF 2020 recruitment with the release of the Central Armed Police Force Notification 2020. Candidates who wish to fill the Application form of CAPF 2020 recruitment can check the detailed notification as released by the commission-
Candidates can check the detailed information of UPSC CAPF Exam on the linked page.
On June 5th 2020, UPSC through official notice announced the dates of UPSC CAPF AC notification and exam. Given below is the detailed notification of UPSC CAPF exam schedule, last date of online application and examination date released by the Commission on June 5th, 2020:
Earlier, the CAPF Assistant Commandant notification was scheduled to release on 22 April 2020, was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
UPSC CAPF Notification 2018 – UPSC on June 3rd, through an official notification, disclosed the scores of candidates appeared for Personality Test/ Interview but not selected in the final stage in UPSC CAPF 2018 examination. Candidates who requested for the scores can go through the detailed UPSC CAPF notification regarding the same in the PDF attached below.
UPSC CAPF Recruitment
The Union Public Service Commission conducts the CAPF exam. 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 prevents 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 on 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 UPSC has released the CAPF Recruitment notification for 2020 examination on August 18th 2020. Originally, the Union Public Service Commission was expected to release CAPF Assistant Commandant Notification on 22 April 2020, but the due to COVID-19 pandemic the UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 is postponed.
As per the CAPF Notification, candidates can start submitting their online application forms and the last date to submit the CAPF online application form is 7th September 2020. The Assistant Commandant Examination 2020 is scheduled to be held on December 20th 2020.
Given below is the UPSC CAPF exam schedule 2020:
|UPSC CAPF Exam Dates 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Notification release||April 22, 2020 (Postponed)
August 18th, 2020 (New Dates)
|CAPF Online Application started||August 18th, 2020|
|Last Date for CAPF Online Application Submission||September 7th 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam Admit Card||November 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam||December 20th, 2020|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result||To be notified|
|UPSC CAPF Admit Card for Physical & Medical Examination||To be notified|
|UPSC CAPF Interview||February 2021|
The tentative CAPF vacancies for the year 2020 is declared in the UPSC CAPF notification 2020. The CAPF recruitment 2020 will recruit a total of 209 Assistant Commandants in various CAPF divisions.
Division of 209 CAPF recruitment vacancies in the CAPF notification 2020 in the different police force is given below:
|CAPF Recruitment ACs vacancy 2020|
|Security Forces||Number of Vacancies|
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UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2019
The CAPF notification 2019 by UPSC was released to recruit a total of 323 Assistant Commandants in various CAPF divisions. Candidates can check the UPSC CAPF Notification Important Dates 2019 given below for reference-
|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|
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 centres.
|CAPF recruitment exam centres|
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 August 18th 2020 to 7th September 2020.
Candidates who wish to apply to the Assistant Commandant CAPF job profile have to follow 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. The online Application for CAPF 2020 recruitment can be withdrawn September 14th 2020 to September 20th 2020.
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, 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 fulfil 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.
The 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) marks are deducted for each wrong answer|
|Second round||Physical Ability Test|
|Third round||Interview/Personality Test|
CAPF Recruitment – AC Exam Syllabus
CAPF Syllabus 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.|
- Indo-Tibetian Border Police
- Border Security Force
- Central Industrial Security Force
- Central Reserve Police Force
- Sashastra Seema Bal
Aspirants of other government exams can check the following links to know about the detailed syllabus and relevant information related to the exams:
|SSC Syllabus||RRB Syllabus|
|Bank Exam Syllabus||UPSC Syllabus|
|Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus||Logical Reasoning Syllabus|