CAPF Recruitment 2019

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. ITBP is the acronym of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force. The personnel of ITBP are deployed on border guarding duties.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

The Detailed Application form for UPSC CAPF 2019 has been published on the official website and is active from 30th October 2019 to 13th November 2019.

Recruitment in CAPF is done in three levels:

  1. Gazetted Officers: Officers in the Central Armed Police Force are recruited through the CAPF Assistant Commandant Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission..
  2. 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.
  3. 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 2019

The Union Public Service Commission released CAPF Assistant Commandant Notification on 24 April 2019.

As per the UPSC CAPF notification, the Assistant Commandant recruitment exam is scheduled to be held on 18 August 2019.

The CAPF notification by UPSC was released to recruit a total of 323 Assistant Commandants in various CAPF divisions.

UPSC CAPF Notification Important Dates:

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:The total number of vacancies for 2020 exams will be updated by the Commission shortly.

CAPF Recruitment ACs vacancy 2019
Security Forces Number of Vacancies
SSB 28
ITBP 21
CISF 28
BSF 100
CRPF 108
Total 323

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
CRPF 108 179
ITBP 21 46
CISF 28 84
BSF 100 60
SSB 66 29

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
Agartala Ahmedabad Aizwal
Bangalore Bareilly Bhopal
Chandigarh Chennai Cuttack
Dehradun Delhi Dharwad
Dispur Gangtok Hyderabad
Imphal Itanagar Jaipur
Jammu Jorhat Kochi
Kohima Kolkata Lucknow
Madurai Mumbai Nagpur
Panaji Patna Port Blair
Prayagraj Raipur Rachi
Sambal Shilong Shimla
Srinagar Thiruvananthapuram Tirupati
Udaipur Vishakhapatnam

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 2019.

The online application process for CAPF recruitment is as follows:

Assistant Commandant Notification

Candidates who applied to the UPSC Assistant commandant Notification are given the facility to withdraw their application as well.

The last date for the acceptance of withdrawal of CAPF online application was 3 June 2019.

Candidates can check the details of CAPF Admit card for Assistant Commandant exam 2019 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
Amount SC/ST exempted
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 Commision 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 2019-20
Post Pay Scale
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- 2019
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:
Selection Three rounds
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 2019 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 Book list for UPSC CAPF exam.

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