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                  UPSC CAPF 2020 

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Notification PDF for the recruitment of 209 vacancies to the post of Assistant Commandants (AC) in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The UPSC CAPF Application Process begins on the official website @ upsc.gov.in. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online now for the UPSC CAPF (AC) Recruitment 2020 by visiting the direct link mentioned below. In this article, we have shared all the relevant information regarding the UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Recruitment Exam including Vacancies, Important Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Salary, etc.

UPSC holds the CAPF Exam every year for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in forces including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and IndoTibetan Border Police (ITBP). The post of Assistant Commandants (AC) is a Group A Post.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Notification
The UPSC CAPF (AC) Notification 2020 has been released @upsc.gov.in for admission to BSF, CISF, SSB, ITBP, and CRPF. The UPSC CAPF Registration and Application Process will be held during 18th August - 7th September 2020. As per the UPSC Exam Calendar, the UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam will be held on 20th December 2020.

UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 Release Date
18th August 2020
UPSC CAPF Online Applications Date
18th August 2020 to 7th September 2020
Release of CAPF Admit Card 2020
To be notified later
UPSC CAPF 2020 Written Exam
20th December 2020.



UPSC CAPF 2020 Application Process

apply online
·         Visit upsconline.nic.in
·         Click on Online Application for Various Exams
·         Click on CAPF - Part I Registration
·         Enter the details
·         Click on CAPF - Part-II Registration
·         Fill the required details. Upload Scanned Images, Select Exam Centre and make fee payment
·         Agree to Declaration & Submit
Rs. 200/ (Rupees two Hundred only)
SC/ST/Female candidates are exempted from fee payment

UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility Criteria
For the UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam, following is the detailed eligibility criteria:

Age Limit
Age (years)
Minimum Age
20 years
Maximum Age
Below 25 Years as on 1st August 2020

Upper Age Relaxation
Age Relaxation
5 Years
3 Years
Civilian Central Government Servants & Ex-Servicemen
5 Years
Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989
5 Years

EWS Category Candidates
EWS Category Candidates applying for CAPF Exam 2020 need to produce their Income and Asset Certificate for 2019-2020
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a Recognised University or must possess an equivalent qualification.

Physical Standards

165 cm
157 cm
81 cm
Not applicable
50 kg
46 kg

Medical Standards

Distance Vision
Better Eye 6/6 & Worse Eye 6/9
Near Vision
Better Eye N6 & Worse Eye N9
Colour vision standard 
will be Colour Perception-III (CP-III) by ISHIHARA plates
Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate is a desirable qualification which will be considered at the time of Interview or Personality Test
Selection Process
The selection process for recruitment of candidates in the armed forces such as SSB, ITBP, CISF, DRPF & BSF involves a four-phased successive process:
Written Exam
The exam involves two papers - Paper I and Paper II. Candidates need to qualify this stage by obtaining UPSC CAPF Cut Off Marks to get shortlisted for the Physical Efficiency Tests & Medical Standards Tests.
Physical Efficiency Tests & Medical Standards Tests
The Physical and Medical Standards tests are different for males and females. The tests are mentioned below. Candidates need to qualify this stage to appear for Interview round.
Interview or Personality Test
Candidates who will qualify the Physical & Medical tests will be called for Interview round which is of 150 marks.
Final Merit List
UPSC prepares the final merit list on the basis of marks gained by candidates in Written Exam and in the Interview/Personality Test.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper I
(General Ability & Intelligence)
10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
250 Marks
Paper II
(General Studies, Essay & Comprehension)
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
200 Marks

UPSC CAPF 2020 Syllabus

Paper I
General Ability and Intelligence
General Mental Ability
Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
Numerical ability
Data Interpretation
General Science
General Awareness
Scientific Temper
Comprehension & Appreciation of Scientific Phenomena
Information Technology
Environmental Science
Current Events - National and International Importance
Current affairs of national and international importance
Culture & Music
Arts & Literature
Societal & Developmental Issues
Indian Polity and Economy
Indian History
Indian and World Geography
Paper II
General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Part-A – Essay questions (80 Marks)
Indian history/freedom struggle/geography/polity/ economy/knowledge of security/ human rights issues/ analytical ability
Part-B – Comprehension, precise writing & Others (Marks 120)
Comprehension passages, precise writing, counter-arguments, English Grammar and language testing

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 2020

100 Meter race
16 Seconds
18 Seconds
800 Meter 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

UPSC CAPF 2020 Result
UPSC declares CAPF Written Examination Result on its official website upsc.gov.in. The result includes the Roll Nos. of candidates who qualified the exam and have been selected for interview by the Services Selection Board (SSB) for Admission to BSF/CISF/CRPF/ITBP/SSB.
Service Allocation after UPSC CAPF Exam 2020
Candidates' allocation for Service will be done on the basis of their ranking in UPSC CAPF Merit List and the Service Preferences filled by them on the Detailed Application Form (DAF) before the Physical Efficiency Tests and Physical & Medical Standards Tests.

Detailed notification
Official Website
Apply online
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