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|
|Job Location||Anywhere in India|
|Frequency of CAPF Exam||Annually|
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 2020||13|
|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:
- CRPF Written Exam (Objective and Subjective)
- Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standards Test
- Interview or Personality Test
|CRPF Exam Pattern||Duration of Exam||Marks|
Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence (Objective)
Paper-II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension (Subjective)
|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)
|General Science (including environmental Science)
Indian History (including growth and freedom movements)
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 important dates for the UPSC CAPF recruitment 2020, as mentioned below:
|UPSC CAPF Exam 2020||Important Dates|
|Official Notification||August 18th, 2020|
|Last Date to Apply||
|Admit Card Release||To be notified|
|CAPF written exam||December 20th 2020 (New Date)|
|Physical Efficiency Test||To be notified|
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.
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
|Assistant Commandant Salary 2019||Rs. 56100/-|
|Number of attempts||03|
The exam is conducted in four stages:
- Written Exam
- Physical Standard Test (PST)
- Medical Test
The eligibility criteria for the LDCE are as follows:
- The upper age limit should not exceed 35 years. Age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
- Candidate should have served the force for a minimum of four years
- 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|
Paper I (Intelligence Test and General Knowledge)
Paper-II (Professional Skills)
Paper-III (Essay, comprehension, Precis)
|Physical Standard Test||—||—|
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:
- 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
- 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
- Sex: Both male and female aspirants can apply
- 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:
- EyeSight- 6/6 or 6/9 for better vision and 6/12 or 6/9 for worse vision
- Chronic disease- Candidate should not have any chronic skin disease
- Venerable Disease- Candidate should have no signs of any venerable disease
- Speech- The speech should be perfect, and the candidate must not stammer
- 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:
- Visit the official site (https://www.upsc.gov.in/) for applying for the exam
- Candidates can only fill in one application form, and multiple forms will not be accepted.
- 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.
- 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:
- Border Security Force (BSF)
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
- Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
- Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
- 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.