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UPSC CAPF Exam 2020: UPSC CAPF Exam Notification Released, Apply Online Now

UPSC CAPF Exam 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Notification PDF for the recruitment of candidates to fill 209 vacancies to the post of Assistant Commandants (AC) in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). Earlier the notification for CAPF 2020 was expected to release on April 22, 2020 but was postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. The written exam for the post of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will be conducted on 20th December 2020 (Sunday) at various centers across the country. UPSC CAPF recruitment exam 2020 will be conducted to the post of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). All the Interested candidates can apply for the recruitment from 18th August till 07 September 2020.

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 UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: Important Dates

  • Official Notification and Registration date: 18 August 2020
  • Last Date of Registration: 07 September till 06:00 PM
  • UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card Download: To be Announced
  • UPSC CAPF Exam Date: 20 December 2020 (Sunday)
  • UPSC CAPF Result: To be Announced

UPSC Calendar 2020: Revised Exam Dates Released

 UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: Vacancies

The tentative number of vacancies that will be filled through the UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 is 209. These Vacancies are provisional and tentative and can be changed later by the UPSC.

Force Vacancies
BSF 78
SSB 22
Total 209

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: Educational Qualification

To be eligible for the UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from any Government recognised University or Deemed to be University

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: Age Limit

The lower age limit for the CAPF exam is 20 years and the upper age limit is less than 25 years. The age is calculated from August 1 of the exam year. 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.

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.

Category Relaxation
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe five years
Other Backward Classes three years
Civilian Central Government Servants five years Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation.
Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31,
five years

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: Selection Process

UPSC CAPF Selection Process consists of three stages: the Written Exam, Physcial Test and the Interview/ Personality Test. Candidates must crack all the three stages of the selection process to be recruited

  • Stage 1:Written Exam
  • Stage 2: Physical Test
  • Stage3: Interview/ Personality Test

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: Exam Pattern

  • Written Exam

UPSC CAPF written examination will comprise of two papers. Paper-I will have Multiple Choice Questions carrying 250 marks and Paper-II will be subjective type holding weightage of 200 marks.

Paper Name Marks Time Duration
Paper-I – General and Mental Ability 250 marks 2 hours
Paper-II – General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 200 marks 3 Hours
Total 450 marks
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for UPSC CAPF AC 2020

After passing the Stage I, the candidates need to undergo the Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard Test. The Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard test are only qualifying in nature. The candidates need to meet the standard prescribed in the CAPF notification.

Test Men Women
100 Metre race 16 Seconds 18 Seconds
800 Metre race 3 minutes 45 second 4 minutes 45 second
Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 Meters 3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.) 4.5 Meters
  • Interview/Personality Test

The candidates who clear the second stage of the CAPF exam, will be called for the interview/personality test. The interview/ personality test will be conducted in the UPSC premises in New Delhi. The is the last stage of selection procedure

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020: Application Fee

  • General/ OBC: Rs 200
  • female/ SC/ ST candidates: Nil

How To Apply

  • Visit the Official Website of UPSC
  • Click on Online Application for Various Exams
  • Click on CAPF – Part I Registration
  • Enter all the details carefuly
  • Click on CAPF – Part II Registration
  • Fill the required details. Upload Scanned images, Select Exam Centre and make fee payment if applicable
  • Agree to Declaration & Submit

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Frequently Asked Questions

 Q. Is there any negative marking in the UPSC CAPF exam?

Ans. Yes, the CAPF written exam paper 1 has the negative marking of One by three. For each wrong answer, 33% of marks assigned to that will be deducted.

Q. What is the exam date of UPSC CAPF Exam 2020?

Ans. UPSC CAPF Exam Date is 20 December 2020 (Sunday)

Q. What is the Age limit for UPSC CAPF Exam 2020?

The age limit for the general category candidates is 25 years. Age relaxation for the reserved category candidates is as per govt norms.

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