Exam Notification 2023

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)

(Assistant Commandant in BSF/CRPF/CISF/ITBP/SSB)

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Examination is the premier examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the reputed post of Assistant Commandant in various Para military forces (BSF/CRPF/CISF/ITBP/SSB) under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). A candidate aspiring to be an AC in theses above given forces must be Graduate or final year appearing with 20-25 years of age. This examination is conducted once in a year with the written examination, Physical Efficiency Test and Personality test to be passed by a candidate to ensure final selection.

Let’s check out some of the important basic eligibility criteria and other details. Candidates are advised to ensure to fulfill these requirements before applying.

Vacancies 150 -200 Seats/ Year
Form availability April/May
Exam Schedule July/August
Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status 20 to 25, Male/Female & Unmarried
Educational Qualification Graduation passed or appearing in any stream
Selection Procedure Written Exam

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Personality Test

Training 1 Year training



Nationality-Citizen of India

Gender–Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.

Age Limits-

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August
  • The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
  • Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  • Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
  • Up to a maximum of five years for Civilian Central Government Servants in accordance with the existing instructions of the Central Government. Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation. However the total relaxation claimed on account of Government Service will be limited to five years.
  • Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.

Examination Schedule

Exam Forms Availability Exam Date
CPF Exam 2018 25th April 2018 to 21st May 2018 8th August 2018


Exam Pattern

Written Examination

Paper Subject Que Marks Time
Paper-I General Ability and Intelligence 125 250 3 Hours
Paper-II General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 200 3 Hours


Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Task Male Female
100 Metre Race 16 Seconds 18 Seconds
200 Metre Race 3 Minutes 45 Seconds 4 Minutes 45 Seconds
Long Jump 3.5 Metres (In 3 Chances) 3 Metres (In 3 Chances)
Shot Put (7.26 kgs) 4.5 Metres


Medical Standards Test

Medical Standards Tests will be conducted under the supervision of a Nodal Authority to be appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs as per the standards of Paramilitary Forces

Personality Test

Candidates, who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks.

Merit List

The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test.

How to apply

Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in.

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