Central Reserve Police Force

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Recruitment for Assistant Commandant is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). Aspirants looking forward to applying for the position of Assistant Commandant can find all the required details in the given article.

A standard exam is conducted for different forces to get recruitment for Assistant Commandants, through one National level exam conducted by UPSC. The hiring of Assistant Commandants in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is done annually for Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF).

For more details regarding CAPF examination, visit UPSC CAPF.

The table below gives details about the UPSC CAPF recruitment:

Name of the Exam

Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Exam

Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Post

Assistant Commandant

Job Location

Anywhere in India

Frequency of CAPF Exam

Annually

CRPF Recruitment

UPSC conducts the recruitment for Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF). This exam is responsible for the recruitment of Assistant Commandant and is held annually. The official notification for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants is released, and then the application begins for the recruitment.

The number of vacancies, posts, important dates, etc. are mentioned in the official notification released by UPSC. The number of jobs and positions depend on the need of the Force and UPSC reserves the right to change the provisional details at any point of time.

The data below mentions the details about the number of vacancies released by UPSC for CRPF Assistant Commandant recruitment for the last three years:

CRPF Vacancy for 2019

108

CRPF Vacancy for 2018

179

CRPF Vacancy for 2017

65

These vacancies differ yearly, and UPSC declares the vacancies for all the forces as per CAPF’s needs and requirements.

One primary reason aspirants lookout for the job of Assistant Commandants is for the wages provided by Central Armed Police Force. There has been an increase in the salary of CRPF Assistant Commandant after 7th pay commission.

The details about an Assistant Commandant’s salary in CRPF has been mentioned below:

CRPF Post

CRPF Salary

Assistant Commandant

Rs. 40000/- to Rs. 60000 (approx)

The CAPF recruitment for Assistant Commandants in CRPF is conducted in a well-planned manner. The exam is done through various stages. The three steps of CRPF Exam being:

  1. CRPF Written Exam (Objective and Subjective)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standards Test
  3. Interview or Personality Test

CRPF Exam Pattern

Duration of Exam

Marks

Written Test

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence (Objective)

Paper-II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension (Subjective)

2 hours

3 hours

250 marks

200 marks

Personality Test

150 marks

The selection in CAPF is based on the merit of candidates and is declared by calculating marks of written test and Interview. There is one-third negative marking for wrong answers in the objective exam.

The ITBP admit card for the CAPF exam is published three weeks before the date of examination. The candidates who have applied for the post can download the admit cards from the official website of UPSC. For more details on CAPF Admit card, refer to the linked article.

The UPSC CAPF Syllabus for Assistant Commandant is quite vast and involves Indian history, Geography, current events in India and Internationally etc. The detailed syllabus for CRPF Assistant Commandant job is given below in brief:

CRPF Exam Pattern

CRPF Syllabus

Written Paper I:

General Ability and Intelligence (Objective)

Written Paper II:

General Studies, Essay and Comprehension (Subjective)

Part A

General Science (including environmental Science)

Indian Politics

Indian Economy

Indian History (including growth and freedom movements)

Geographical Aspects

General Mental Ability (reasoning, quantitative aptitude, data interpretation)

National and International Current Affairs

Long narrative Essay questions

Part B

Comprehension and language skills

For detailed syllabus of CRPF Assistant Commandant exam, aspirants can visit CAPF Syllabus.

An equally vital part of the recruitment process is the Physical Efficiency Test(PET) and Medical Standards Test. This stage of the CAPF exam is equally important to be qualified in order to be eligible for the entire recruitment process.

The Physical Efficiency Test for CAPF recruitment includes:

Physical Efficiency for CRPF

Male Candidates

Female Candidates

100 meters race

In 16 seconds

In 18 seconds

800 meters race

In 3 minutes 45 seconds

In 4 minutes 45 seconds

Shot Put

4.5 meters

Long Jump

3 meter (3 chances)

3 meter (3 chances)

The exam dates defined by UPSC are declared in the official notification. The dates for the exam are mentioned in the announcement. The important dates for UPSC CAPF recruitment for the year 2019 are discussed below:

UPSC CAPF Exam 2019

Important Dates

Official Notification

April 24, 2019

Last Date to Apply

May 20, 2019

UPSC CAPF Written Exam

August 18, 2019

Admit card

July 24, 2019

Personality Test

May/June 2020

The final result for CRPF Assistant Commandant is released once all the phases of the exam are held. The merit for candidates is declared, and they are allocated different Forces.

The important dates for the UPSC CAPF recruitment 2018, as mentioned below:

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2018

Important Dates

Official Notification

April 25, 2018

Last Date to Apply

May 21, 2018

Admit Card Release

July 20, 2018

CAPF written exam

August 12, 2018

Personality Test

June 24, 2019

Physical Efficiency Test

January 2019

For more details about the UPSC CAPF recruitment, visit the linked page.

Limited Departmental Competitive Exam :

Recruitment for the post of Assistant Commandant is conducted for new applicants and also for the currently serving employees. The exam for the serving employees is done through the Limited Departmental Competitive Exam (LDCE).

The latest recruitment notification for the serving employees was released in the year 2017, but the exam is scheduled for the year 2019. The details about the exam are as follows:

CRPF LDC Exam vacancy

General-21

SC-04

ST-02

Assistant Commandant Salary 2019

Rs. 56100/-

Number of attempts

03

The exam is conducted in four stages:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  3. Interview
  4. Medical Test

The eligibility criteria for the LDCE are as follows:

  1. The upper age limit should not exceed 35 years. Age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
  2. Candidate should have served the force for a minimum of four years
  3. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from any University under the Act of State and Central Government.

The exam pattern for CRPF LDC exam is given mentioned below:

CAPF LDC Exam Pattern

Marks

Duration

Written Exam

Paper I (Intelligence Test and General Knowledge)

Paper-II (Professional Skills)

Paper-III (Essay, comprehension, Precis)

100 marks

100 marks

100 marks

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

Physical Standard Test

Interview

100 marks

The final stage in this recruitment process is also the declaration of the merit-based list for the candidates. Then the candidates are allotted the force as per their merit.

CRPF Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant need to fulfil the eligibility criteria stated by the Commission in the official notification released. Only a candidate satisfying the eligibility criteria can apply for the exam.

The following criteria need to be fulfilled for applying for the CRPF Assistant Commandant exam:

  1. Nationality- The candidate must be a citizen of India, except with the consent of the Central Government. A candidate who is subject of either Nepal or Bhutan can also apply for the exam
  2. Age Limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years. And should not be more than 25 years of age. Age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST candidates and up to three years for OBC candidates
  3. Sex: Both male and female aspirants can apply
  4. Educational Qualification: Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from any University stated under the Act of State or Central Government. A candidate from Deemed to be University can also apply for the exam.

Along with the above-mentioned eligibility criteria, the candidate must also fulfil the Physical and medical standard eligibility. This is an essential part of the eligibility criteria, as any candidate who does not match the below-given standards may not be able to apply for the CAPF exam.

CRPF Physical Standard

Men

Women

Height

165 cm

157 cm

Chest

81 cm (minimum of 5 cm expansion)

Weight

50 kg

46 kg

The medical standards for the UPSC CAPF exam are as follows:

  1. EyeSight- 6/6 or 6/9 for better vision and 6/12 or 6/9 for worse vision
  2. Chronic disease- Candidate should not have any chronic skin disease
  3. Venerable Disease- Candidate should have no signs of any venerable disease
  4. Speech- The speech should be perfect, and the candidate must not stammer
  5. Tattoo Clause- Religious tattoo is allowed and no symbol on the saluting arm allowed

For any more details about the eligibility criteria for the CRPF exam, candidates can visit CRPF eligibility criteria.

How to apply- CRPF Assistant Commandant Recruitment

Aspirants can check the eligibility criteria and then can apply for the UPSC CAPF exam. The conducting body charges a minimal fee for the recruitment process and candidate can apply for the post, following the given details:

  1. Visit the official site (https://www.upsc.gov.in/) for applying for the exam
  2. Candidates can only fill in one application form, and multiple forms will not be accepted.
  3. The list of exam centres is given in the official notification and candidates should carefully select the exam centre as no changes can be made once the form is submitted.
  4. The last step for applying is the payment of application fees. However, the fee differs for different people. Candidates belonging to general or OBC category need to pay Rs.200/- for the form. SC/ST/ female candidates are exempted from paying the application fees.

The UPSC CAPF exam conducted for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants is an annual process. One common exam is conducted for Central Armed Police Force, and once the entire recruitment process is complete, the candidates are divided into different security forces based on their merits.

The exam is conducted for the following Forces:

  1. Border Security Force (BSF)
  2. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  3. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  4. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  5. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

Candidates can look for any detail about the Assistant Commandant exam for any force in the linked articles.

The Central Reserve Police Force came into existence in 1939. They are responsible for maintaining law and order in the country during elections, preserve National integrity and promoting social harmony.CRPF is also the body fighting the Naxals in areas of Bihar and West Bengal.

CRPF Assistant Commandant Preparation:

Preparing for the UPSC CAPF exam is a full-fledged procedure as it includes detailed study of subjects including history, geography, current events across the globe, English, etc. The following books can be considered for preparing for the CRPF exam:

India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma

Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap

NCERT Class XI- Political Science

NCERT Class XI -Economics

Compulsory English by A.P. Bharadwaj

For current news about Indian and International events, candidates must go thoroughly through the newspaper. For any further details about CAPF Preparation, visit the linked page.