CISF Recruitment 2023: Assistant Commandant & AC (EXE) LDCE

CISF Recruitment is an annual process conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in accordance with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The UPSC conducts CAPF exam annually to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandant in Central Industrial Security Forces(CISF) and several other forces like ITBP, SSB, NGS, CISF, CRPF, Assam Rifles and BSF.

Apart from this, UPSC also conducts an inter-departmental exam known as CISF AC (EXE) LDCE Limited Departmental Competitive Exam recruitment.

The UPSC CAPF exam is scheduled to be conducted on 06th August 2023. The application process for the CAPF exam began on the 26th of April 2023, and interested candidates can apply until the 16th of May 2023, which is the last date for submission. For further details visit the UPSC CAPF exam page. The last recruitment exam conducted was for CAPF 2022

The article aims to provide detailed information on both CAPF CISF recruitment as well as Inter-departmental CISF AC (EXE) LDCE recruitment. Check the links below-

CAPF CISF Recruitment CISF AC (EXE) LDCE Recruitment 2023
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CAPF CISF Notification 2023

The upcoming UPSC CAPF exam is set to take place on August 6th, 2023, and candidates who successfully pass this exam will be eligible for selection to the posts of CISF AC. To keep abreast of the latest UPSC exam notifications, candidates are advised to regularly visit the official UPSC website.

Here are the relevant details regarding the CISF recruitment for Assistant Commandants through the CAPF 2023 exam:

Central Industrial Security Forces- CISF
Name of Organization Central Industrial Security Forces
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Post Assistant Commandant
Vacancy 91 (for the year 2023)
Job Location Anywhere in India
UPSC CAPF Notification Date 26th April 2023


The UPSC website will publish the CISF AC (EXE) LDCE notification for 2023 in December. The tentative dates for the exam are as follows:

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE Recruitment 2023 Details 
Date of Notification Release December 2023
Start date for filling the CISF Application 2023 December 2023
Last date for filling the CISF Application 2022 To be announced
Last date for receiving a printed copy (hard copy) of the online application To be announced
Number of Vacancies To be announced
CISF Exam Date 2023 To be announced

CISF AC Notification 2022

The CISF AC recruitment for 2022 was also done through the UPSC CAPF exam conducted on 7th August 2022. The dates of the exam are given below:

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


The UPSC notified the CISF Assistant Commandants [Executive] Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2022 on 1st December 2021. The official notification said that it was released to fill up 19 vacancies and the exam would be held in New Delhi. This notification is released with the purpose of filling the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for the vacancy year 2022. For further details, download the notification PDF given below:

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE Notification 2022:-Download PDF Here

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE Recruitment 2022 Details 
Date of Notification Release 1st December 2021
Start date for filling the CISF Application 2022 1st December 2021
Last date for filling the CISF Application 2022 21st December 2021
Last date for receiving a printed copy (hard copy) of online application 30th December 2021
Number of Vacancies General – 14, 

SC – 03,  

ST – 02

Total – 19

Direct Link to fill DAF of CISF 2022 Click Here
CISF Exam Date 2022 13th March 2022

e-Admission Certificates of the admitted candidates to this examination will be uploaded to the UPSC website two weeks before the date of examination and can be downloaded by the eligible candidates. No paper Admission Certificate will be issued by the Commission.

CAPF CISF Notification 2020-21

  • The notification for CAPF 2021 exam is released on April 15th 2021. Further details can be checked on the CAPF Recruitment page.

UPSC has scheduled to conduct the common CAPF examination for recruiting candidates to the post of Assistant Commandant in CISF on August 8th 2021. The last date to apply for the 2021 CAPF exam for CISF is May 5th 2021.

The important dates and notifications for CAPF CISF recruitments are mentioned below:

Name of the examination Date of notification Date of commencement of exam
Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) Exam-2021 15.04.2021 08.08.2021 (SUNDAY)
Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) Exam-2020 18.08.2020 20.12.2020 (SUNDAY)
Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) Exam-2019 20.04.2019 18.08.2019 (SUNDAY)
  • The notification for CAPF 2020  was released on August 18th, to conducted a recruitment exam for CISF on December 20th 2020.  Candidates can check the detailed CISF notification PDF provided below-

UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 PDF:-Download PDF Here


The UPSC CAPF Notification 2023 has announced 322 fresh vacancies for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

UPSC CAPF AC Vacancies 2023
Force Vacancy
BSF 86
SSB 30
Total 322

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

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

As per the CAPF 2021 notification, there are a total of 159 vacancies available in various CAPF departments like Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

The vacancy details as per the posts for 2021 are given below:

CAPF posts Number of CAPF vacancies 2021
BSF 35
SSB 01

In the 2020 notification, there were a total of 209 vacancies available in various CAPF departments, while in 2019 notification, there were a total of 323 vacancies and in 2018 notification the number of vacancies were 398. The table highlights the department-wise vacancies for 2020, 2019 and 2018 –

CAPF posts Number of CAPF vacancies 2020 Number of CAPF vacancies 2019 Number of CAPF vacancies 2018
BSF 78 100 60
CRPF 13 108 179
CISF 69 28 84
ITBP 27 21 46
SSB 22 66 29

Year wise CISF Vacancy is given below:

CISF Year-Wise Vacancy
CISF Vacancy for 2023 91
CISF Vacancy for 2022 62
CISF Vacancy for 2021 67
CISF Vacancy for 2020 69
CISF Vacancy for 2019 28
CISF Vacancy for 2018 84
CISF Vacancy for 2017 23

CAPF CISF Assistant Commandant: Eligibility 2023

Before applying for the post of Assistant Commandant in CISF, the candidates must fulfil the eligibility conditions for the CAPF exam as stated by the UPSC. The eligibility conditions of CAPF exams include:

  1. Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India to be eligible for the exam. Any candidate who is not a citizen of India, except with the consent of the Central Government signified in writing will be debarred from the enrolment, appointment and employment as per the rules.
  2. Age: A candidate must not have attained the age of 35 years on the 01st August, 2022 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd August 1987. However, the upper age limit prescribed above shall be relaxable upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  3. Sex: Both male and female can apply for the CAPF Exam.
  4. Educational Qualifications: A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University to be eligible for the exam.

To know more about the CAPF eligibility conditions, refer to link provided.

CISF AC (EXE) LDCE Eligibility 2023

To be eligible for the post of Assistant Commandant Executive, the candidates must have the following eligibility conditions:

  1. The candidates should have completed 04 years of regular service as of 01st January 2023 in the rank of Sub. Inspector (GD)/Inspector(GD) including the period of basic training and should have a clean record of service till the issue of the offer of appointment.
  2. A candidate must not have attained the age of 35 years on the 01st August, 2023 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd August 1987. However, the upper age limit prescribed above shall be relaxable upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE Eligibility:-Download PDF Here

CAPF CISF Assistant Commandant: Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The UPSC sets the CISF syllabus and exam pattern in accordance with the Ministry of Home Affairs. UPSC conducts CAPF exam annually for CISF recruitment. Candidates must go through the CAPF syllabus and exam pattern before applying for the exam.

The exam is conducted in 3 rounds:

  1. Round-I (Written Test): It consists of two papers:(a) Paper I (Objective Type)(b) Paper-II (Descriptive Type)
  2. Round-II: Physical Efficiency and Medical Test
  3. Round-III: Personal Ability Test / Interview

To know in details about the CAPF syllabus, refer to the link provided.

How to apply for CAPF CISF exam online?

The CAPF exam is conducted by UPSC under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Candidates can go through the following steps to apply for the CAPF exam online:

  1. Before filling up the online application form, candidates need to register themselves through the official website of UPSC.
  2. On the registration module, they need to provide their names, date of birth (as per your ID Cards & Matriculation Certificates) & email-id. The fields marked with * are compulsory to fill in.
  3. Candidates can apply online by using the official UPSC website. They should have a photo ID card such as Adhaar Card / Voter ID / Pan Card / Passport / Driving License or any other ID Card issued by the State/ Central Government.
  4. The candidates have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID Card whose details have been provided in the online application.
  5. The eligible candidates shall be provided with an e-Admit Card three weeks before the exam date. The e-Admit Card will be available on the official UPSC website.

To know more about CAPF admit card, refer to the link provided.

Government Exam 2023

CISF AC EXE LDCE Notification 2021

  • CISF Assistant Commandant [EXE] LDCE 2021 Result is released by the Commission on April 15th, 2021. Candidates who appeared for the written exam on March 14th can go through the details of the result on the PDFs provided below 

CISF AC EXE LDCE 2021 Result PDF Download PDF Here

  • The Union Public Service Commission has released CISF Notification 2021 to conduct the exam on March 14th 2021. The notification is for Inter-departmental exam i.e. CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2021 notification. The application process for the same has started and interested aspirants can apply before 22nd December 2020. Candidates interested can go through the detailed CISF Notification 2021 on the PDF attached below.
Name of the examination Date of Notification Date of commencement of exam
CISF AC (EXE) LDCE-2021 Notification December 2nd 2020 March 14th 2021 (SUNDAY)
CISF AC (EXE) LDCE-2020 Notification December 4th 2020 March 1st 2020 (SUNDAY)

For CISF AC (EXE) 2019, the last date to submit the application was 24th December 2019 while the last date to apply for CAPF Exam 2019 was on 20th May 2019.

  • UPSC has released the CISF AC EXE LDCE Result 2020! The Union Public Service Commission on July 13th 2020 has announced the result for CISF Assistant Commandant 2020 exam conducted on March 1st 2020. The list of candidates shortlisted for the next round i.e. PET/PST test can be check in detail on the CISF Assistant Commandant Result 2020 PDF Given below:

The commission released the Question Paper of CISD AC EXE LDCE exam 2020 on March 3rd 2020. Candidates willing to check and download the PDF of CISF Assistant Commandant Executive LDCE Question Paper 2020, can visit the CISF Syllabus Page. For detailed notification on CISF AC LDCE 2020 exam check the link below.

UPSC CISF Assistant Commandant Inter-Departmental Notification 2020:- Download PDF Here

CISF Vacancies: Assistant Commandants & AC (EXE) LDCE

The Union Public Service Commission announces the vacancy for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) along with the notification. As per the CISF AC EXE LDCE 2021 notification, The tentative number of vacancies to be filled on the basis of the exam will be 23 (General-18, SC-03, ST-02).

The total no. of vacancies for CISF AC LDCE (EXE) 2019 was 10 to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandants (EXE) through an Inter-Departmental recruitment drive.

For more information about the latest CISF recruitment and vacancies, visit the official website

CISF AC (EXE) LDCE: Syllabus

The exam pattern & syllabus for CISF AC(EXE) LDCE is set by the Union of Public Service Commission. The exam consists of 3 rounds:

  1. Round -I: Written-test
  2. Round -II: Physical Efficiency Test & Medical Test
  3. Round -III: Personal Ability Test / Personal Interview

Refer to the image below to know the scheme of the written exam

CISF Recruitment- exam pattern(1)

CISF AC(EXE) Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

How to apply for CISF AC EXE LDCE exam online?

The CISF AC EXE LDCE exam is also conducted by UPSC. Candidates can go through the following steps to apply for the CISF AC EXE Limited Departmental Competitive Examination:

  1. The candidates are required to fill in the application form online on the UPSC’s website
  2. Create a registration account by clicking appropriately on the link provided below the “login” button.
  3. On the registration module, provide Name (as recorded in the matriculation/secondary examination certificate), CISF Number, rank and Date of Birth (as recorded in the matriculation/secondary examination certificate).
  4. Provide your e-mail address and re-enter your e-mail address.
  5. Enter the random number which is appearing on the screen and click the submit button.
  6. Candidates are also required to route a hard copy of the online-submitted application through proper channel to the CISF authorities at the address: Director General, Central Industrial Security Force, 13, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi110003, for verification and onward transmission to the Commission.

Examination Centres for CISF AC Examination 2023

The examination will be conducted at the following centres:

Agartala, Aizawl, Ahmedabad, 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(Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Prayagraj(Allahabad), Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam.

CISF Assistant Commandant Salary

The Assistant Commandant in CISF is a Grade A officer under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The CISF salary for Assistant Commandant post as per the 7th Pay Commission is mentioned in the table below:

Rank CISF Salary CISF AC ( Pay Band)
Assistant Commandant Rs.56,100-Rs.1,77,500 Pay band-3

Along with the basic pay, CAPF AC salary also includes house allowances, dearness allowance, ration money, transport allowance, special duty allowance, dress allowance, hardship allowance and medical allowance.

To know in details, refer to the images below:

CAPF Recruitment- Salary(1)
CAPF Recruitment-Salary(2)

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