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Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants)

The Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of candidates for the Assistant Commandants post (Group A) in the Central Armed Police.

The Central Police Organization comprises of various forces as given below and the candidates would be recruited in any of the below given police organization.

Sl. No.

Police Organization

Short Form

1

Central Police Forces

CPF

2

Border Security Force

BSF

3

Central Reserve Police Force

CRPF

4

Central Industrial Security Force

CISF

5

Indo-Tibetan Border Police

ITBP

6

Sashastra Seema Bal

SSB

The recruitment of candidates for the CAPF (AC) is based on the Written Exam, Physical Standards/Physical Efficient Tests and Medical Standards Tests, and interview/personality test.

Read through to know the CAPF Exam Pattern in detail.

Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination Scheme/Plan

The Scheme of CAPF (AC) Examination is as follows.

Paper I- General Ability and Intelligence: 250 marks

The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answer) types and the questions are set in English as well as Hindi.

Paper II - General Studies, Essay and Comprehension: 200 marks

The Paper II consists question on Precis Writing, Comprehension and Essay. Candidates can opt to write Essay part of this paper in English or Hindi while the other parts of the paper like the Precis Writing, Comprehension Components, and other communications/language skills should be answered only in English.

Note:

  • Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Paper.
  • Candidates should ensure that they write the answers in the medium allowed by the Commission particularly for paper II.
  • No marks will be awarded for answers written in a medium other than the one allowed in the paper which is either English or Hindi.
  • In the Attendance Lists, candidates should indicate the language they will be writing the Essay Component of the Paper II.
  • If candidates write the essay component of the paper II in any different language other than mentioned in the Attendance Lists in such case, candidates will not be awarded any marks.

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests

Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficient Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Candidates who meet the mentioned Physical Standards will be allowed to take the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

Sl. No.

Physical Test

Males

Females

a.

100 Meters race

In 16 secs

In 18 sec

b.

800 Meters race

In 3 mns 45 sec

In 4 mns 45 sec

c.

Long Jump

3.5 meters (3 Chances given)

3.0 meters (3 Chances given)

d.

Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)

4.5 Meters

-

Note:

  • Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant candidates will be rejected.
  • The Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests will be conducted at various centers (will be notified to candidates after the results of the written examination) under the supervision of a Nodal Authority who is appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Any requests or appeals by the candidates will be entertained only against the Medical Standard Tests and the appeal should be made to the Appellate Authority who is designated by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The appeal should be made within a period of 15 days from the date of declaration of the results of the PET and Medical Standards Tests.

Interview /Personality Test – 150 Marks

Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Test will be called for the Interview/Personality Test which will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” after appealing the Appellate Authority are also called for the Interview/Personality Test for the time being.

Final Selection/Merit

The final rank or merit list will be drawn based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test.

Important Dates: CAPF Examination

Sl. No.

Event

Date

1.

Issue of notification & application form

April

2.

Last Date to fill application form

May

3.

Date of the CAPF (AC) Exam

July

4.

Announcement of result

September 

5.

Interviews/ Personality test

November

UPSC Syllabus for Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants)

The Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) is conducted by the UPSC in three stages and they are stage I – written; stage II – PET; and stage III – Interview/Personality Test

The Syllabi for the Stage I – the written part of the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination is as mentioned below.

General Ability and Intelligence

The paper I questions on general ability and intelligence is of objective type with multiple choices and covers broadly the following areas.

  • General Mental Ability The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Indian and World Geography The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

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.

Note:

  • In the Attendance Lists, candidates should indicate the language they will be writing the Essay Component of the Paper II.
  • If candidates write the essay component of the paper II in any different language other than mentioned in the Attendance Lists in such case, candidates will not be awarded any marks.

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.

UPSC CAPF AC 2018 Exam Dates and Vacancy Details

The UPSC conducts the CAPF AC exam for the recruitment of candidates for the Assistant Commandants post in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam dates for the Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2018 in their tentative Exam Calendar. The UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam, 2018 Notification will be released on 25th April 2018.

This year i.e. for 2018 the total number of vacancies is expected be approximately 500 odd in the Central Armed Police Forces. As per the UPSC 2018 Tentative Annual Calendar the notification for CAPF (AC) 2018 Notification will be released on 25th April 2018 and the exam will be conducted on 12th August 2018.

Below given is the details of the UPSC CAPF (AC) Examination like the important dates, events, selection process and etc.

UPSC CAPF RECRUITMENT 2018 DETAILS

Examination Name

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2018

Organized by

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam Mode

Online

Name of Posts

Assistant Commandants (AC)

Total Number of Vacancies

500 (Expected)

Apply Mode

Online

Official Website

www.upsc.gov.in

UPSC 2018 CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ACS) EXAM DATES

CAPF AC Notification 2018

25th April 2018

CAPF 2018 Starting Date to fill Online Application Form

25th April 2018

Last Date to fill CAPF Online Form 2018

21st May 2018

Last Date to Pay Fee

21st May

CAPF AC Exam Date

12.08.2018 (SUNDAY)

UPSC 2018 CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ACS) EXAM APPLICATION FEE

General / OBC

Rs. 200/-

ST/SC/Female

Exempted from fee

UPSC 2018 CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ACS) EXAM SELECTION PROCESS

Phase I

Written Examination

Phase II

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) / Medical Standard Test

Phase III

Personal Interview

Candidates applying for the examination should ensure they fulfill all the eligibility criteria for admission to the CAPF (AC) Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination is purely on the basis of fulfilling the prescribed eligibility conditions.

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