UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017 for 179 vacancies (AC’s) in various wings.


UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued a recruitment notification for filling up of 179 Assistant Commandant vacancies in 4 wings – BSF, CRPF, CISF and SSB. A written examination will be conducted for recruiting the same. So start preparing at the earliest to beat the cut throat competition.

It is prestigious to work for the organizations that deal directly with India’s security. UPSC CAPF recruitment will help you be a part of the prestigious service. The job of a CAPF personnel entitles you with respect, decent salary and opportunities for growth.

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Details of Notification

Date of Notification Release April 12th ,2017
Organizing Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Positions Assistant Commandant
Vacancies 179
Security Wings to be Filled BSF, CRPF, CISF, SSB
Date of Written Exam July 23rd, 2017
Last Date to Apply Online May 5th, 2017


UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Vacancy Details

Security Wing Vacancies
 BSF  28
 CRPF  65
 CISF  23
 SSB  63


UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Selection Procedure

The CAPF Exam is conducted by UPSC in the 3 following stages –
Stage 1 Written Exam
Stage 2 Physical Test
Stage 3 Interview/Personality Test

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Exam Pattern & Syllabus


UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Age Criteria

Under UPSC CAPF Recruitment, A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August, 2017, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1992 and not later than 1st August, 1997. Both these mentioned dates are fixed and UPSC will show no flexibility in them what so ever.


UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
SC and ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Civilian Central Government Servants  5 Years
Kashmiri Migrant 5 years

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Educational Qualifications

Graduation A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a recognized University under a authorized body.
Professional /Technical Expertise Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Desirable Qualifications

NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification. These qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Ineligibility

 Under UPSC CAPF Recruitment, A candidate who has been finally selected on the basis of an earlier examination to the post of Assistant Commandants in any of the forces participating in the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination will not be eligible to appear at a subsequent examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the participating CAPFs. 

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Application Process

Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website
Last Date to Submit Applications 05th May, 2017 till 18.00 Hours.

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Fee Details

Fee – Rs. 200 Branches where payment can be made – SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore
You can either deposit in person or via online mode
Last Date for Online Fee Payment – May 4th , 2017 Last Date for Offline Fee Payment – May 5th , 2017

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Instructions to Candidates

Instruction Details
Website Candidates are required to apply Online using the website
Parts Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. PartI and Part-II
Fee The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) (except SC/ST/Female candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) either online or offline.
Photograph & Signature Before start filling up of Online Application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
Multiple Applications To be avoided at all costs. However, if due to any unavoidable circumstances, any applicant submits multiple applications then he/she must ensure that the application with higher RID is complete in all respects.
Email Id The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active E-Mail IDs


UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Exemption of Fee

Union Public Service Commission has given the benefit of fee exemption to the following –

1. Women Candidates
2. SC
3. ST

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Service Allocation

Service Allocation under UPSC CAPF recruitment will be made on the basis of position in the Merit List and the Service Preferences, which will have to be indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the Detailed Application Form after qualifying the Physical and Medical Standards Tests and the Physical Efficiency Tests. Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Grievance Redressal

 In Person Visit UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near ‘C’ Gate of its campus at Dholpur House, Shah Jahan Road, New Delhi -110069.
 By Phone Contact UPSC via phone on these numbers >>  011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543. Call between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on working days only. 

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2017: Official Notification


About the Security Wings

BSF – Central Armed Police force charged with guarding India’s land border during peacetime and preventing transnational crime. CRPF – The largest of India’s Central Armed Police Forces. It functions under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Government of India.
CISF – The CISF provides security cover to 300 industrial units, government infrastructure projects and facilities and establishments located all over India.  SSB – It is currently under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India. Prior to 2001, the force was known as the Special Service Bureau (SSB)


Available Vacancies This Month



  1. I hv an question plz give me soltn i will clear the exam but if some month differences create in my Age… Then am i eligible for nxt step or not

    • We don’t promote advts. Amaan. Google chooses them randomly for websites. However now that you’ve pointed out, send us the link. We’ll block it if it affects our users.

      • thank you for your concern … yea it does affect the studies … educative platforms should not be adulterated with such irrelevant adds

    • dere is no any specific book for CAPF. read NCERT from class 6 to 12 for History, Geography, polity, economics nd fr science from 6 to 10. Practice some previous year question papers. Fr current affairs u can read any good magazine.

    • I thnk i can elaborate on it. This exam has Various stages such as Written, Physical test and Interview.
      Written Test:
      It consist of 2 papers.
      Paper 1-GS. 250 marks
      Paper 2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension, 200 marks

      Syllabus of Paper 1:
      1. General Mental Ability
      The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical
      ability, and data interpretation.
      2. General Science
      The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and
      appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like
      Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.
      3. Current Events of National and International Importance:
      The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international
      importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and
      developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations.
      4. Indian Polity and Economy:
      The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the
      Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India,
      regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
      5. History of India :
      The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also
      include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
      6. Indian and World Geography:
      The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India
      and the World

      Paper 2:
      Part-A – Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English
      totaling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle,
      geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
      Part-B – Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in
      English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing
      counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

      u ve to secure required cutoff in paper 1 then only ur paper 2 wil be chked.

      2nd stage is Physical.
      If u qualify in physical then u will be called fr interview.
      final merit list will be made on marks obtained in Paper 1, 2 and interview.

    • This exam is conducted by UPSC which the most reputed institution of India. This exam level is almost similar to Civil Services Prelims exam. u have to prepare for this level.
      For paper 1 u ve to focus on GS and paper 2 u must be gud in English.

  2. This tym I couldn’t make into final list due to some marks. If possible plz start a test series fr both papers.

    Thank u so much


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here