UPSC CAPF 2020: Everything You Need To Know About

Safalta Expert Published by: Shashank Srivastava Updated Mon, 24 Aug 2020 09:46 AM IST

The UPSC has released much awaited notification of UPSC CAPF 2020. Aspirants who want to become Assistant Commandant in Central Armed Police Forces and to serve the country in a BETTER WAY. UPSC CAPF 2020 is a golden opportunity for candidates as it is a government job with high perks and benefits.The UPSC CAPF 2020 has a lot of scope for promotion and career growth. 

Candidates who want to grab this opportunity can register and apply from 18th August to 7th September 2020. As per the UPSC CAPF 2020 notification exam will be held on 20th December 2020
In this space, we have decoded all the minute details related to UPSC CAPF AC 2020 including eligibility criteria, vacancy, important, dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. Bookmark this page to get notified if there is any change in the exam schedule.
What is CAPF AC Exam: CAPF AC 2020 is an exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year for the post of Assistant Commandant in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).  Assistant Commandant rank is equivalent to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Captain in the Indian Army. This rank is a Group-A gazetted officer rank in the Central Armed Police Forces. The Candidates recruited through this exam, join the below mentioned forces as Assistant Commandant.

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  1. CISF – Central Industrial Security 
  2. BSF- Border Security Forces
  3. ITBP- Indo-Tibetan Border Police
  4. CRPF- Central Reserved Police Force
  5. SSB-Sashastra Seema Bal

Application fee: 
The application fee is Rs. 200 for unreserved category and SC/ST/female candidates are exempted from fee payment.

UPSC CAPF 2020: Vacancy Details
The UPSC has released 209 tentative vacancies for UPSC CAPF 2020. The vacancy under each police force is discussed in the table below

UPSC CAPF 2020: Eligibility Criteria
Detailed eligibility criteria as per UPSC CAPF 2020 notification is discussed below.
Age limit
Both Men and Women aspirants can apply for the post of Assistant Commandant. To apply candidate should not be born earlier than 2
nd August 1995 and not later than 1st August 2000. Min age is for applying is 20 years and Max is 25 years (as of 1st August 2020)
Upper Age Relaxation

Educational Qualification: Candidate should have a bachelor degree in any stream from a university recognized by Govt. Of India.
Physical Standards: Candidates must be in good health mentally and physically as well. They must not have any kind of physical deformity or disease. The minimum physical standard prescribed by UPSC CAPF 2020 notification is given below.

UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Selection Process
The selection process for recruitment of candidates in the Central Armed Police Force is a 4 phased process:
Written Exam: This exam involves two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Candidates need to qualify this phase by obtaining marks higher than 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. 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 a face to face Interview.
Final Merit List: UPSC prepares the final merit list on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the Written Exam and in the Interview Test.
UPSC CAPF 2020: Exam Pattern

UPSC CAPF 2020: Syllabus
The candidates who are aspiring for the UPSC CAPF 2020 examination must go through the syllabus in detail. For your ease we have compiled syllabus in the table given below.

UPSC CAPF  2020: Reference Books
The UPSC CAPF syllabus is considered to be very vast and there are lots of books to read.In the list given below, We have tried to give you an extensive list of books for UPSC CAPF 2020 examination.

UPSC CAPF 2020: Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
Candidates who clear written exam is called for the Physical Efficiency Test. In this stage, Physical efficiency and medical fitness of the candidate is tested. This stage is qualifying in nature. Candidate must meet below mentioned standards set by UPSC for CAPF 2020 

UPSC CAPF 2020: Personality Test
Candidates who clear PET are called for a Personality Test. The UPSC CAPF 2020 exam is conducted for 150 marks which plays a vital role in the final selection. The interview is conducted by 4 member interview panel and questions are mainly asked from the Detailed Application Form (DAF) filled by the candidates.

UPSC CAPF 2020:Result
After the completion of the Personality Test, UPSC will release results on their official website The candidate can check the result by their UPSC roll no. The result will be announced in the second quarter of 2021 (tentative). After the declaration of results, merit list will be published and candidates will get their armed forces, according to their rank in the merit list.

UPSC CAPF 2020: Salary Structure
The candidates who got selected for UPSC CAPF 2020 as Assistant Commandant get a very handsome salary. In the given table, we have provided breakup of salary structure in CAPF for Assistant Commandant.

The CAPF Assistant Commandant is an A grade gazetted officer post in addition to the high salary there are some allowances as well:
  • Medical Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Special Duty allowance
  • Hardship Allowance
UPSC CAPF 2020: Responsibility
Assistant commandant in Armed Police Force commands around 150 men. His rank carries various responsibility some are as follows:
  • Planning and conduct an operation.
  • Exercising disciplinary powers.
  • Ensuring job training to keep the company combat ready.
  • Organizing independent intelligence operations.
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