CISF Assistant Commandant 2023

Central Industrial Security Forces are regarded as one of the reputed security forces of the country. An Assistant Commandant is a Grade A gazetted officer in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) regulated by the Union of Public Service Commission under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Commission conducts CAPF exam annually to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandant in Central Industrial Security Forces(CISF) and several other forces.

Union Public Service Commission released the UPSC CAPF 2023 Notification and application form for UPSC CAPF Exam 2023 on its official website on 26th April 2023. 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). The vacancies are available in various security forces and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is one of them.  Candidates must check this space for the latest updates and the link to download the hall ticket for CAPF Recruitment.

Aspirants can also get details about the recruitment, eligibility and more at the CAPF Notification page. 

Candidates willing to appear for other Government exams can go through the link for information on upcoming exams.

CISF AC Notification 2023

The UPSC CAPF exam is scheduled to be conducted on 06th August 2023. Candidates will be selected for the posts of CISF AC through the UPSC CAPF exam. Candidates must visit the official UPSC website to know about the latest UPSC exam notifications.

The below-mentioned data gives details about the CISF recruitment for Assistant Commandants through 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

CISF Vacancies

Each year, the Commission specifies a varying number of vacancies for recruitment in the CISF.

For the current year’s recruitment of Assistant Commandants in CISF, the vacancies are determined by the CAPF 2023 notification. In total, there are 91 vacancies for this post.

Here are the specifics of the UPSC CAPF vacancies available for Assistant Commandants in CISF.

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


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 CISF AC (Exe) notification 2022 was released by Union Public Service Commission for the purpose of filling vacancies of Assistant Commandants (Executive) in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for the vacancy year 2022 on 1st December 2021. On April 11, 2023, the CISF AC (EXE) LDCE Marks of Candidates for 2022 were published. The candidates can check and download the PDF of marks of candidates from the “What’s New” section of the UPSC website.

The candidates can download the PDF below to read the notification in detail. Check the table given below to know all the important dates of events associated with the CISF exam 2022.

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 the 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

CISF AC Notification 2021

CISF 2021 exam notice is released through CAPF notification on April 15th 2021. Aspiring candidates who wish to give CISF exam shall apply for the same before May 5th 2021. Candidates must visit the official UPSC website to know about the latest UPSC exam notifications.

UPSC conducts a common competitive exam known as CAPF for the recruitment of candidates to the post of Assistant Commandant. The candidates who clear the CAPF exam are recruited as Assistant Commandants for its various departments:

  1. Border Security Forces
  2. Indo-Tibetan Border Police
  3. Central Reserve Police Forces
  4. Central Industrial Security Force
  5. Sashastra Seema Bal
  6. National Security Guard
  7. Assam Rifles

The CAPF CISF exam as per the notification will be conducted on August 8th 2021. The commission has provided the official date for the release of CAPF admit card. To know more refer to the link provided.

The important dates for CAPF CISF Examination 2021 are as mentioned below –

CISF AC Exam 2021 Dates
Notification April 15th 2021
Last Date to Apply May 5th 2021
Admit Card July 2021
CAPF CISF written exam August 8th 2021
Personality Test To be notified
Preparing for the CISF Recruitment? Check the links given below and complement your CISF exam preparation:


UPSC also conducts in-house recruitment annually for the post of CISF AC (EXE) LDCE known as the Limited Departmental Competitive Exam.

The UPSC has announced the commencement of CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2021 exam recruitment on December 2nd. Aspirants interested to apply can fill the application form before December 22nd, 2020. The table below highlights the important date of CISF AC 2021 exam.

CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2021 Exam 
Events CISF AC 2021 Exam Date
CISF AC (EXE) LDCE Notification December 2nd 2020
CISF AC (EXE) LDCE online application started December 2nd 2020
CISF AC (EXE) LDCE online application ends December 22nd 2020
CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2021 exam date March 14th 2021
CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2021 Result April 15th 2021

Candidates can go through the detailed CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2021 Notification PDF attached below-

CISF AC (EXE) LDCE Notification 2021 PDF Download PDF Here

CISF 2020 recruitment exam date
The important dates for the UPSC CAPF exam are mentioned in the official notification. The dates for the 2020 recruitment process are discussed below:

CISF AC Exam 2020 Dates
Notification August 18th 2020
Last Date to Apply September 7th 2020
Admit Card 23rd November 2020
CAPF CISF written exam December 20th 2020
Personality Test October 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th, 2021


UPSC CISF exam for Assistant Commandant Inter-Departmental recruitment exam is successfully conducted on its scheduled date i.e. March 1, 2020.

The important dates for upcoming CISF Exam AC(EXE) LDCE are given below:

CISF Exam Dates Assistant Commandant [EXE] LDCE
CISF AC EXE LDCE Notification 4 December 2019
Last date for receipt of applications 24 December 2019
CISF AC Admit Card EXE LDCE 10 February 2020
CISF Assistant Commandant Exam  1 March 2020
CISF AC EXE LDCE Result July 13th 2020

The UPSC has released the CISF Result 2020 for CISF AC (Exe) Limited Departmental Competitive Exam, on July 13th 2020 in a PDF format. The CISF AC 2020 exam was conducted on March 1st 2020. Candidates can check the detailed CISF AC LDCE Result 2020 PDF given below.

UPSC CISF AC EXE LDCE Result 2020 PDF:-Download PDF Here

Candidates who qualified for the written examination of CISF AC Exe LDC 2020 given in the list are called for the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.

The commission has also released the CISF AC question paper for LDCE (inter-departmental exam). Candidates can download CISF AC LDCE question paper from the CISF Syllabus page.

The detailed notification for CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2020 recruitment notification is given below for reference.

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

CISF Assistant Commandant: Eligibility

To be eligible for the post of Assistant Commandant in CISF, the candidates need to appear for the CAPF examination. The candidates must fulfil the following eligibility conditions before applying for CAPF examination are:

CISF Eligibility
Nationality Age Sex Educational qualifications
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. Candidates must have attained the age of 20 years and should not be more than 25 years of age as on 1st August 2019, i.e. he/she must have been born on or after 2nd August 1994 and not later than 1st August 1999. Both male and female can apply for the CAPF Exam. A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University to be eligible for the exam.

CISF AC (EXE)LDCE: Eligibility

CISF AC (EXE) LDCE is an in-house recruitment process commonly known as Limited Departmental Competitive Exams. This exam is conducted every year to fill in the vacancies of Assistant Commandant (EXE).

Candidates must go through the following eligibility conditions before applying for the post:

  1. Candidates having Indian citizenship are only eligible to apply for this exam.
  2. He / She must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
  3. The candidates should have completed 4 years of regular services in the rank of Sub Inspector(GD) / Inspector (GD) including the period of basic training and should have a clean record of services till the issue of offer of appointment.
  4. 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.

The candidates applying for both CISF AC & AC(EXE) LDCE, must also fulfil the physical and medical eligibility conditions mentioned as per the CAPF eligibility conditions. To know more, refer to the link provided.

CISF Assistant Commandant: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The candidates aspiring to join the CISF as an Assistant Commandant need to qualify the CAPF exam conducted by UPSC annually. The exam consists of 3 phases:

  1. Phase -I: Written-test
  2. Phase- II: Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard Test
  3. Phase -III: Personal Interview / Personal Ability Test

CISF Exam Pattern: Phase-I

The Phase-I i.e., written-test of CISF exam consists of two papers:

  • Paper-I: Objective type
  • Paper-II: Descriptive type

The details of the exam pattern for the written test are given below:

CISF Exam (phase-I) Topics Duration Marks
Paper-I (objective type) General ability and intelligence 2 hours 250 marks
Paper-II(Descriptive type) General Studies, Essay & Comprehension 200 marks

Candidates can check the following links to prepare for Paper I –

  1. Members of Parliament
  2. Governors in India
  3. Countries, Capital & Currency
  4. Indian Financial System
  5. Neighbouring Countries of India
  6. G20 Summits List
  7. Inventions & Discoveries

For more such articles visit Static GK page on the link provided above.

The Paper-II is again categorised into 2 parts:

  1. Part A- Essay
  2. Part B- Comprehension & Precise writing
Paper-II Marks Duration
Part -A: Essay 80 3 hours
Part -B: Comprehension & Precise writing 120

For the preparation of Paper-II part A and part B, candidates can go through the given links for assistance-

Also, check a few important topics that are not directly asked but form a significant part of comprehensions, essays and precis writing. It is useful to upkeep with these.

  1. List of One Word Substitutions
  2. List of Homophones/Homonyms
  3. List of Synonyms and Antonyms
  4. Idioms And Phrases
  5. List of Prefix & Suffix

Check out the Verbal ability page to get more articles to prepare for the English section.

CISF Exam Pattern: Phase-II

Round -II of CISF Exam is the physical efficiency test and the medical efficiency test.

Highlights of physical efficiency test are given below:

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) Male Female
100 metres race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
800 meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long jump 3.5 metres (3 chances) 3.0 metres (3 chances)
Shot put (7.26 kgs) 4.5 metres _

CISF Exam Pattern: Phase-III

Candidates who qualify the physical efficiency test, as well as the medical standard test, are called for an Interview/Personality Test which will carry 150 Marks. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.

Along with the exam patterns, the candidates need to have a proper idea about the exam syllabus. The detailed topics of CISF syllabus are listed in the table below:

CISF Exam Papers Topics

(General Ability and Intelligence)

General mental ability: logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, numerical ability and data interpretation.
General Science: includes general questions from the areas of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Environmental science.
Current events of national and international importance including the areas of sports, culture, music, arts, literature, governance, industry, business and globalisation.
General Awareness: History of India, Indian and world geography, Indian polity, and Economy.

Part A- Essay

Candidates need to write an essay on the topics related to modern Indian history i.e., freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability. The medium of essay can be English or Hindi.
Part B- Comprehension & Precise Writing This part includes comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and language testing. The medium of writing for comprehension & precise writing is English.

The candidates who qualify the written test can appear for the physical efficiency test and the medical standard efficiency test as per the eligibility criteria.

For more details on the physical efficiency test, aspirants can check the CAPF Syllabus.

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE: Exam Scheme & Syllabus

UPSC conducts in-house recruitment of CISF AC (EXE) LDCE annually. The exam pattern for this exam is set by UPSC in accordance with the Ministry of Home Affairs. The exam consists of three phases:

  1. Phase -I: Written Test
  2. Phase -II: Physical Efficiency Test
  3. Phase -III: Personality Test

The written examination to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission is categorized into two papers:

  1. Paper-1: General Ability and Intelligence and Professional Skill, (300 marks) (150

questions) (2 ½ hours)

This paper will be of Objective Type (Multiple Choice Questions) in which the questions

will be set in English as well as Hindi.

The paper will comprise two parts as follows:

  1. Part-A: General Ability and Intelligence – 150 Marks – 75 Questions
  2. Part-B: Professional Skill – 150 Marks – 75 Questions

2. Paper-II: Essay, Precis Writing, and Comprehension – 100 Marks (2 hours)

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

CISF Vacancies: Assistant Commandant & AC(EXE) LDCE

CAPF is a common competitive exam conducted every year by UPSC to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandant. Clearing the CAPF exam will make the candidate eligible to join any of the CAPF departments. The no. of vacancies keeps on changing every year as per the requirement.

The no. of vacancies as per the CAPF 2021 notification are given below:

Services No. of CAPF vacancies 2021
BSF 35
SSB 01

The no. of vacancies as per the CAPF 2020 notification are given below:

Services No. of CAPF vacancies 2020
BSF 78
SSB 22

The no. of vacancies as per the 2019 notification are given below:

Services No. of CAPF vacancies 2019
BSF 100
CRPF 108
SSB 66

AC (EXE) LDCE Vacancy

For CISF AC (EXE) LDCE, the no. of vacancy changes every year as per the requirement. The tentative Vacancy for CISF 2021 notification (AC EXE LDCE) exam is 28. It is an in-house recruitment process and the no. of vacancies available for the year 2019 was 10.

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


The pay scale of a CAPF AC as per the 7th Pay Commission is mentioned in the table below:

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

The in-hand salary of a CISF Assistant Commandant can be found on the table below:

CISF AC Salary Structure
Basic Salary Rs. 15,600
Grade Pay Rs.5,400
Dearness Allowance Rs.26,250
Total in-hand salary: Rs.44,135

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

Aspirants of other government exams can check the salary being offered to selected candidates for various exams-

NDA Salary CDS Salary AFCAT Salary
SSC Salary Bank Employees Salary IAS Salary

How to apply for CISF online?

UPSC conducts CAPF examination for recruiting candidates for CISF department. Before applying for the CAPF Exam, candidates must register themselves through the official website. Candidates must follow the following steps while filling up the application form:

  1. Candidates must provide a proper name, date of birth (as per the Matriculation Certificate) and valid email-id while registering themselves.
  2. Candidates must have a proper photo ID-Card verified by the State / Central Government. The scanned copies of these ID-Cards should be uploaded while filling up the application form.
  3. 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.

For CISF AC(EXE) LDCE, candidates can fill the application form the official UPSC site. After filling up the application form, the candidates need a hard copy of the printed application from the CISF authorities for further verification and onward transmission to the Commission.

Aspirants of other government exams can go through the following links for assistance-

NDA Exams CDS Exams AFCAT Exams
UPSC Syllabus UPSC Calendar 2023 UPSC NCERT Notes
AFCAT Syllabus UPSC NDA Syllabus CDS Syllabus

UPSC 2023

Frequently Asked Question – CISF – Central Industrial Security Force


Q.1. What is the Assistant Commandant Salary in CISF?

Ans. The In-Hand salary of CISF Assistant Commandant including dearness allowance is approximately 45.000/ rupees.

Q.2. Who conducts recruitment for CISF Assistant Commandant?

Ans. The Union Public Service Commission conducts in-house recruitment annually for the post of CISF AC (EXE) LDCE known as Limited Departmental Competitive Exam.

Q.3. What was the CISF AC LDCE 2022 exam date?

Ans. As per the official notification released by the UPSC, the exam date for CISF AC (EXE) LDCE was 13th March 2022.

Q.4.When was CISF Admit Card made available for Assistant Commandant LDCE Exam?

Ans. The Union Public Service Commission will release the CISF AC LDEC Admit Card 2023 3 weeks before the exam in Januray 2024. Candidates visited the official website to download the admit card for the CISF AC examination 2023.

Q.5. For how many vacancies will UPSC conduct the CISF AC inter-departmental LDCE exam 2023?

Ans. The CISF AC Exe LDCE 2023 notification will be released in December 2023. The vacancies will be announced along with the notification.

Q.6. How many vacancies are released for Assistant Commandant Post in the CISF exam 2023?

Ans. As per the official notification, the CAPF CISF exam 2023 will be conducted to fill 91 Assistant Commandant vacancies in the CISF.

Q.7. What is the last date to fill the online application form for CISF Assistant Commandant CAPF examination 2023?

Ans. The interested candidates can fill the CISF online application form for CAPF AC CISF 2023 exam from 26th April 2023 to 16th April 2023.


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