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UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam

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About UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) organize the CAPF (Assistant Commandant) exam for the employment of eligible and desiring aspirants for the post of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces. After selection, the aspirants are placed as Group A, Assistant Commandants in one of the seven central security forces acting under the authority of the Home Ministry of the Government of India. These security organizations are the ITBP, Assam Rifles, CRPF, CISF, SSB, NSG and BSF. Desiring applicants can apply for the exam online through the official website. This exam is organized yearly.

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Conducting Body

UPSC is the India's Premiere Hiring Agency for All India Services and Group 'A' and 'B' officers for Central Services. The Union Public Service Commission organizes the exam every year for the posts of CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) Assistant Commandant for young and eligible aspirants throughout the nation.

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam  Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

15/04/2021

Application Date

15/04/2021 to 05/05/2021

Admit Card

July 2021

Exam Date

08/08/2021

Interview Date

Will be updated soon.

Result Date

Will be updated soon.

Mode to apply

Online

Link to apply

Click here

Official Notification

Check here

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam  Selection Procedure:- The CAPF (AC) Exam 2019 consist of three main stages:

  • Written Exam

  • Medical Test

  • Interview / Personality Test.

The candidate needs to qualify each of these stages to be selected.

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Pattern:

Written Exam:- The offline written examination is conducted in two phases i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is of objective nature and Paper-2 is of descriptive nature.
The candidates must score the minimum cut off mark (to be decided by UPSC) in order for their Paper 2 answers to be evaluated. The following table gives a brief idea:

Papers

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Paper-I: General Ability & Intelligence (Objective type)

125

250 marks

2 hours

Paper-II: Comprehension & Essay (Descriptive type), General Studies

07

200 marks

3 hours

Total

132

450 marks

5 hours

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking for the first paper. 1/3rd of the marks deducted.

InterviewThe interview carries 150 marks. The applicants who manage to qualify the Medical Standards Test are considered eligible for the Interview round. The applicants who fill the DAF (Detailed Application Form) and download the e-summon letter on time are called for the interview.

UPSC CAPF (AC) Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):-

The minimum requirements of the various Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) are as follows:-

S.No.

PET

Female

Male

1.

100 meters Race

In 18 seconds

In 16 seconds

2.

800 meters Race

in 04 minutes 45 seconds

In 03 minutes 45 seconds

3.

Long Jump

03 meters (03 chances)

3.5 meters (03 chances)

4.

Shot Put (7.26 kg)

--

4.5 meters

Note: Pregnancy at the time of PET gets disqualification and Pregnant candidates get rejected.

Final Selection:-

The final selection of the applicants depends on his/her combined performance in the written as well as in the interview. The final merit list is prepared on a scale of 600 marks (200 for Paper-1+250 for Paper-2 and 150 for interview).

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam  Eligibility Criteria:-

  • Nationality: Must be a citizen of India,

  • Age Limit:- 20 to 25 years. 

Category

Relaxation

OBC

03 years

SC/ST

05 years

Ex Servicemen/Civilian Central Govt. Servant

05 years

During the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989 domiciled in J&K

05 years

UPSC CAPF(AC) Educational Qualification:-

  • A candidate must possess a Graduation degree or equivalent.

  • NCC 'B' or NCC 'C' certificate (must be produced during the time of interview or personality test).

- Physical Standards:

Height & Chest:-The minimum Physical Standard requirements are:-

Physical Aspect

Men

Women

Height

165 cm

157

Chest (Un-expanded)

81 cm (with 5 cm of minimum expansion)

N/A

Weight

50 Kg

46 Kg

Eye Vision:

Vision

Better Eye (Corrected Vision)

Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)

Distant Vision

6/6

6/12

Near Vision

N6

N9

Limit of Refractive Errors permitted

-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia.
+4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia

-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia. 
+4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia


UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam  Syllabus

The syllabus for the exam is as follows:

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence:

  • General Mental Ability: Data Interpretation, Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude

  • General Science: Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.

  • Current Affairs.

  • Indian Polity and Economy

  • History

  • India and World Geography

Paper II: Essay, General Studies, and Comprehension:

  • Part A - Essay type questions are to be answered in either Hindi or English and the total marks are 80 marks. The main topics are Modern Indian History, Polity, Geography, Economy, Security and Human Rights Issues and Analytical Ability.

  • Part B - Comprehension, precis writing, other communications/language skills must be attempted in English only (Marks 120). The topics are Comprehension Passages,  Precis Writing, Developing Counter Arguments, Grammar and other aspects of language testing.

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam FAQs:

Ques 1. How can I prepare for UPSC CAPF?

Ans. The following steps can be followed by applicants.

  1. Get details of exam pattern and syllabus

  2. Read newspapers and focus on economical, national, political, and international issues.

  3. Practice and Reasoning at least 2 hours daily.

  4. Making notes helps during revision.

  5. Solve previous years' paper.

Ques 2. Is the Assistant Commandant a Gazetted officer?

Ans.  It includes in group A Gazetted officer rank of the Central  Armed Police Forces of India. Assistant commandants in the Central Armed Police Forces are appointed through the UPSC selection process and are called Directly Appointed Gazetted Officers.

Ques 3. Which category is exempted for examination fee payment?

Ans., Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), SC/ST and  Female candidates categories belonging candidates are exempted from payment of Examination Fee.

Ques 4. What action the Commission can take in case of submission of false information by the applicants

Ans. If any applicants adopting various unfair, false information, means in the examination like cheating, impersonation etc, is liable to be disqualified and/or debarred from writing UPSC examinations as decided by the Commission.

Ques 5. Does CAPF AC get a pension?

Ans. The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended, One Pension formula for their pensioners, One Rank. Other than a pension, the uniform retirement age for all paramilitary forces personnel at 60 years has been suggested by the pay panel. 

Ques 6. Is there any requirement for original documents?

Ans. Candidates applying for the exam must ensure that they fulfill eligibility conditions for appearing in the Examination. Verification of original documents is taken up only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.

Ques 7. Can a candidate fill UPSC CAPF Application Form offline?

Ans. No, the application form is only accessible in online mode. Candidate can visit the official website to perform ORA

Ques 8. If a candidate wishes to make some changes in the application form, How to do it?

Ans. There is no such provision of correcting information after submitting the form but if the form is yet to submitted then the changes can be made by clicking on edit option. Submit a fresh application form with the correct details in case the form is already submitted.

Ques 9. Which category is exempted from payment of examination fee?

Ans. Female candidates, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and SC/ST categories belonging candidates are exempted from payment of examination Fee.

 Ques 10. What precautions are to be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the Online Application Form.

Ques 11. Are female candidates eligible to apply for the CAPF exam? 

Ans. Yes, Female candidates are eligible to apply.

Ques 12. On what basis the service allocation is made?

Ans. Service Allocation is made on the basis of ranking in the Merit List and the Service Preferences, which is indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the application form after qualifying the Physical and Medical Standards Tests and the Physical Efficiency Tests.

Ques 13. Is Tattoo allowed in the CAPF exam?

Ans. India being a secular country, the religious sentiments are to be respected so tattoos depicting religious symbols/figures are to be permitted. Tattoos marks must be on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands, are to be allowed. The size of the tattoo must not be more than 1/4th of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

Ques 14. Do candidates possessing NCC 'B' or 'C' Certificates get any consideration in the exam?

Ans. Possession of NCC 'B' or 'C' Certificate is a desirable qualification. These qualifications are given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.

Ques 15. Can a candidate fill UPSC form twice?

Ans. Yes. He/she can change optional paper, medium, choice of location. They can fill as many times as they wish. But UPSC considers lastest filled form only and rest all are considered null and void.

Conclusion: This exam presents a good chance for eligible and ambitious applicants who want to make their careers as Assistant Commandant. Aspirants must take the advantage of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Eligibility Criteria

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam  Eligibility Criteria:-

  • Nationality: Must be a citizen of India,

  • Age Limit:- 20 to 25 years. 

Category

Relaxation

OBC

03 years

SC/ST

05 years

Ex Servicemen/Civilian Central Govt. Servant

05 years

During the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989 domiciled in J&K

05 years

UPSC CAPF(AC) Educational Qualification:-

  • A candidate must possess a Graduation degree or equivalent.

  • NCC 'B' or NCC 'C' certificate (must be produced during the time of interview or personality test).

- Physical Standards:

Height & Chest:-The minimum Physical Standard requirements are:-

Physical Aspect

Men

Women

Height

165 cm

157

Chest (Un-expanded)

81 cm (with 5 cm of minimum expansion)

N/A

Weight

50 Kg

46 Kg

Eye Vision:

Vision

Better Eye (Corrected Vision)

Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)

Distant Vision

6/6

6/12

Near Vision

N6

N9

Limit of Refractive Errors permitted

-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia.
+4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia

-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia. 
+4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Selection Procedure

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Selection Procedure:

The CAPF (AC) Exam 2019 consist of three main stages:

  • Written Exam

  • Medical Test

  • Interview / Personality Test.

The candidate needs to qualify each of these stages to be selected.

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Application Process

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Application Process:

The application form can only be filled in online mode. Applicants who are eager to apply for the test can apply in online mode through the official website. The applicants must fill the application form correctly, as sometimes there is no provision of correcting the application form after the submission. To apply for the exam the applicants are required to have a mobile number, date of birth, and an email id. The steps required to follow while filling the form are as follows:

  • Go to the official website and after that click on Apply Online.

  • Then click on the New Registration in the application page and then click on the register button of the page.

  • Applicant is now required to fill the form and provide some basic information like the applicant’s name, parent’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email id etc.

  • Now, the applicant must click on the submit button to submit the online registration form. All the applicants will be issued with a registration ID for the exam.

  • So, now the applicant is required to login with the provided registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete the registration process.

  • Now the applicant is required to upload a photograph and signature. The photo must be of white color or light color background. The least photograph resolution required is 100 by 120 pixels in WH. The signature should be only in blue or black ink on a white sheet. The scanned copy of the applicant’s signature should be in jpg format.

  • Now the applicant must login with the registered ID and password to complete the part 2 of the application form.

  • After filling the application form the applicant must preview the entire application form to look for any mistakes.

  • Now click on the Final Submit button to complete the online application form. 

  • The last step is the payment of the application fee for the exam. The applicant must make the payment to apply successfully. The payment can be made in online mode or as suggested by the organization.

  • After the payment is made the applicant must submit the application form to complete the online application form process. The applicant must keep a printout of the application form for future use.

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Syllabus

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam  SyllabusThe syllabus for the exam is as follows:

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence:

  • General Mental Ability: Data Interpretation, Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude

  • General Science: Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.

  • Current Affairs.

  • Indian Polity and Economy

  • History

  • India and World Geography

Paper II: Essay, General Studies, and Comprehension:

  • Part A - Essay type questions are to be answered in either Hindi or English and the total marks are 80 marks. The main topics are Modern Indian History, Polity, Geography, Economy, Security and Human Rights Issues and Analytical Ability.

  • Part B - Comprehension, precis writing, other communications/language skills must be attempted in English only (Marks 120). The topics are Comprehension Passages,  Precis Writing, Developing Counter Arguments, Grammar and other aspects of language testing.

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Results

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Results:

The applicant can check the result on the official website when the result is declared. The applicant is required to follow these steps to check the result:-

  • Go to the official website.

  • Select and click on the result tab.

  • Then click on the result link.

  • Then download the result PDF file.

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Exam Pattern

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Pattern:

Written Exam:- The offline written examination is conducted in two phases i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is of objective nature and Paper-2 is of descriptive nature.
The candidates must score the minimum cut off mark (to be decided by UPSC) in order for their Paper 2 answers to be evaluated. The following table gives a brief idea:

Papers

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Paper-I: General Ability & Intelligence (Objective type)

125

250 marks

2 hours

Paper-II: Comprehension & Essay (Descriptive type), General Studies

07

200 marks

3 hours

Total

132

450 marks

5 hours

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking for the first paper. 1/3rd of the marks deducted.

InterviewThe interview carries 150 marks. The applicants who manage to qualify the Medical Standards Test are considered eligible for the Interview round. The applicants who fill the DAF (Detailed Application Form) and download the e-summon letter on time are called for the interview.

UPSC CAPF (AC) Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):-

The minimum requirements of the various Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) are as follows:-

S.No.

PET

Female

Male

1.

100 meters Race

In 18 seconds

In 16 seconds

2.

800 meters Race

in 04 minutes 45 seconds

In 03 minutes 45 seconds

3.

Long Jump

03 meters (03 chances)

3.5 meters (03 chances)

4.

Shot Put (7.26 kg)

--

4.5 meters

Note: Pregnancy at the time of PET gets disqualification and Pregnant candidates get rejected.

Final Selection:-

The final selection of the applicants depends on his/her combined performance in the written as well as in the interview. The final merit list is prepared on a scale of 600 marks (200 for Paper-1+250 for Paper-2 and 150 for interview).

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Admit Card

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Admit Card:

The admit cards for the exam are issued by the UPSC in online mode. The applicants can download the admit card on the official website. The applicants are able to download the admit card by using details such as registration number and date of birth. The steps required to download the admit card is as follows:

  • Go to the official website.

  • Click on the admit card tab on the page.

  • Click on the related website link.

  • Now click on the link available for downloading the admit card then enter the required details asked like roll number, registration id and date of birth.

  • Click on the search button.

  • View, download, and print the admit card.

Download UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Sample Papers

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Fee

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam Fee:

The payment and fee details are given below:

  • General - Rs. 200/-

  • BC/OBC - RS. 200/-

  • SC/ST/Women - Exempted

  • Payment Mode - Online through Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

UPSC - CAPF (AC) Exam FAQs:

Ques 1. How can I prepare for UPSC CAPF?

Ans. The following steps can be followed by applicants.

  1. Get details of exam pattern and syllabus

  2. Read newspapers and focus on economical, national, political, and international issues.

  3. Practice and Reasoning at least 2 hours daily.

  4. Making notes helps during revision.

  5. Solve previous years' paper.

Ques 2. Is the Assistant Commandant a Gazetted officer?

Ans.  It includes in group A Gazetted officer rank of the Central  Armed Police Forces of India. Assistant commandants in the Central Armed Police Forces are appointed through the UPSC selection process and are called Directly Appointed Gazetted Officers.

Ques 3. Which category is exempted for examination fee payment?

Ans., Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), SC/ST and  Female candidates categories belonging candidates are exempted from payment of Examination Fee.

Ques 4. What action the Commission can take in case of submission of false information by the applicants

Ans. If any applicants adopting various unfair, false information, means in the examination like cheating, impersonation etc, is liable to be disqualified and/or debarred from writing UPSC examinations as decided by the Commission.

Ques 5. Does CAPF AC get a pension?

Ans. The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended, One Pension formula for their pensioners, One Rank. Other than a pension, the uniform retirement age for all paramilitary forces personnel at 60 years has been suggested by the pay panel. 

Ques 6. Is there any requirement for original documents?

Ans. Candidates applying for the exam must ensure that they fulfill eligibility conditions for appearing in the Examination. Verification of original documents is taken up only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.

Ques 7. Can a candidate fill UPSC CAPF Application Form offline?

Ans. No, the application form is only accessible in online mode. Candidate can visit the official website to perform ORA

Ques 8. If a candidate wishes to make some changes in the application form, How to do it?

Ans. There is no such provision of correcting information after submitting the form but if the form is yet to submitted then the changes can be made by clicking on edit option. Submit a fresh application form with the correct details in case the form is already submitted.

Ques 9. Which category is exempted from payment of examination fee?

Ans. Female candidates, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and SC/ST categories belonging candidates are exempted from payment of examination Fee.

 Ques 10. What precautions are to be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the Online Application Form.

Ques 11. Are female candidates eligible to apply for the CAPF exam? 

Ans. Yes, Female candidates are eligible to apply.

Ques 12. On what basis the service allocation is made?

Ans. Service Allocation is made on the basis of ranking in the Merit List and the Service Preferences, which is indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the application form after qualifying the Physical and Medical Standards Tests and the Physical Efficiency Tests.

Ques 13. Is Tattoo allowed in the CAPF exam?

Ans. India being a secular country, the religious sentiments are to be respected so tattoos depicting religious symbols/figures are to be permitted. Tattoos marks must be on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands, are to be allowed. The size of the tattoo must not be more than 1/4th of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

Ques 14. Do candidates possessing NCC 'B' or 'C' Certificates get any consideration in the exam?

Ans. Possession of NCC 'B' or 'C' Certificate is a desirable qualification. These qualifications are given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.

Ques 15. Can a candidate fill UPSC form twice?

Ans. Yes. He/she can change optional paper, medium, choice of location. They can fill as many times as they wish. But UPSC considers lastest filled form only and rest all are considered null and void.

Important Dates

Registration Date

15-04-2021

Application End Date

05-05-2021

Preliminary Exam Date

08-08-2021

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AD

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Future IAS Academy, Green Park

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GI

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, Tamil Nadu

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BT

Break Through Point

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Rim Defence Academy, Jaipur

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Bright Life Classes, Guwahati

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Ultimate Learning Systems - ULS

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Inkar IAS Academy, Chennai

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