UPSC CAPF Recruitment

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 – The UPSC CAPF exam notification will be released on 18th August 2020. The written exam for the post of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will be conducted on 20th December 2020 (Sunday)..

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 – UPSC CAPF Exam Notification Released on 18th August 2020

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued a recruitment notification for filling up of 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 2020: Details of Notification

Organizing Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Positions Assistant Commandant
Vacancies 209 Post
Security Wings to be Filled BSF, CRPF, CISF, SSB
Date of Written Exam 20th December 2020 (Sunday)
Last Date to Apply Online: 07th September 2020

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: 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 2020: Exam Pattern & Syllabus


UPSC CAPF AC Previous Year Question Papers

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: 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, 2020, i.e. For appearing in the UPSC CAPF exam 2020, the candidates must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1995 and not later than August 1, 2000. Both these mentioned dates are fixed and UPSC will show no flexibility in them what so ever.

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: 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 2020: 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 2020: 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 2020: 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 2020: Application Process

Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website
Last Date to Submit Applications  07 September till 06:00 PM

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: 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 –  07 September till 06:00 PM Last Date for Offline Fee Payment –  07 September till 06:00 PM

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: 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 2020: 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 2020: 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 2020: 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 2020: Official Notification

Apply Online Part-I | Part-II
Official Notification Click here
Official Website Click here

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)


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  1. I am really happy to read this website posts which includes plenty of helpful information, thanks for providing such statistics.

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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