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UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2024

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CAPF Exam 2024: Exam Date, Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Cutoff

UPSC CAPF 2024 exam will be conducted by the commission to select the candidates for recruitment of Assistant Commandants into the Central Armed Police Forces. The application form for the same will be released on 20 April 2024.

The Union Public Service Commission is responsible for selecting eligible candidates for vacancies in the Assistant Commandants, (Group A category), in the CAPF, CRPF, CISF, SSB, and ITBP. Detailed notification with vacancies in each of the categories will be listed in the notification provided in August 2024.

Interested and eligible candidates will be able to fill out and submit their applications in online mode. Selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of written exams, physical/ medical tests and interview/ personality tests. Candidates can find the complete details related to the UPSC CAPF 2024 recruitment process from this post.

CAPF Vacancy Details:

All the below vacancies are from the previous year. This year no vacancy announced right now:

Post NameNo. Of Vacancies
BSF – Border Security Force66
CISF – Central Industrial Security Force62
CRPF – Central Reserve Police Force29
ITBP – Indo-Tibetan Border Police14
SSB – Sahastra Seema Bal82


Exam NameCentral Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Application ModeOnline
Application FeesGeneral/OBC – INR 200SC/ST/ Women – Exempted
Mode of  ExamOffline
Number of PhasesWritten TestPhysical TestInterview
Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi

Important Dates 2024

Application Form StartsApril 24, 2024
Application Form EndsMay 14, 2024
Admit CardJuly 2024
Exam DateAugust 4, 2024
Result Last week of August 2024

UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF 2024 will be as follows:


  • Only Indian citizens are allowed to appear for the exam.

Age Limit

  • The age of a candidate should be between 20 to 25 years as on 1st August 2024 (relaxations will be given to the candidates from the reserved categories)

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute

Physical Standards

The candidate is also required to have the physical parameters as given below:

Height165 cm157 cm
Chest81 cm unexpended and 86 cm after expansionNot applicable
Weight50 Kg46 Kg

Application Form

The application form for UPSC CAPF 2024 will be available only in online mode through the official website. No other mode of application form submission will be allowed. In order to access the application form, the candidates have to register themselves only on the official website.

After registration, the candidates have to log in using the registration ID and password. The candidates have to enter all the mandatory details in the application form after logging in.

The application form will not be considered valid unless the candidate pays the required application fee.

Application Fee

The application fee for UPSC CAPF 2024 exam will be as follows:

For Male candidates from General/ OBC categories: Rs. 200/-

For Female/ SC/ ST candidates: Nil (Exempted)

CAPF Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates preparing for the CAPF exam must check the exam pattern. It gives information about the duration of the exam, the total marks allotted to the exam, and the marking scheme. Below is the table highlighting the CAPF exam pattern 2024:

Exam NameCentral Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
Exam PhasesTotal 3 Phases:
Written Test (Paper 1 & Paper II)
Physical Standards/Physical Ability Test/Medical TestInterview/Personality Test
Marks AllottedPaper I – 250 Marks
Paper II – 200 Marks
Interview/Personality Test – 150 Marks
Duration of the written examPaper I – 2 hrs
Paper II – 3 hrs
Note: Both exams will be conducted on the same day

CAPF Paper I Marking Scheme

Paper IGeneral Ability & Intelligence
Number of Questions125
Marks Allotted to each question2
Negative MarkingYes, 0.66 marks deduct for each incorrect answer

CAPF Paper II Marking scheme

Paper IIGeneral Studies, Essay & Comprehension
Nature of the PaperSubjective
Total Marks200
Number of Parts2 (Part A & Part B)
Marks allotted to each partPart A: 80 MarksPart B: 120 Marks
Negative MarkingNo

CAPF Syllabus 2024

The CAPF exam syllabus for both Paper I and Paper II is outlined in the official notification released by UPSC. Students can devise a CAPF preparation plan based on the syllabus. Aspirants preparing for the exam must cover all the topics outlined in the syllabus in order to perform well. The detailed syllabus for Paper I and Paper II is given below:

CAPF Paper I Syllabus

General Mental Ability Logical ReasoningQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation
General ScienceGeneral AwarenessScientific TemperComprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Environmental Science. 
Current Events of National & International ImportanceCurrent events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalization, and interplay among nations.
Indian Polity & EconomyCountry’s political system and the Constitution of IndiaSocial Systems and Public AdministrationEconomic Development in IndiaRegional and International Security IssuesHuman rights including its Indicators.
Indian HistoryQuestions will be asked with regard to social, economic & political aspects. It will include the rise of nationalism and the freedom movement
Indian & World GeographyPhysical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World. 

CAPF Paper II Syllabus

Part AComprehension passagesPrécis writingDeveloping counter-arguments Simple grammar and other aspects of language testing
Part BComprehension passagesPrécis writingDeveloping counter arguments Simple grammar and other aspects of language testing

Official Website

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