CAPF, Central Armed Police Forces is an authority that looks after the National Security of India. CAPF Exam is a portal to enter the different forces under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. CAPF combat different nefarious groups like naxalites, insurgents and terrorists. It is a job of responsibility, devotion and dedication.
The candidates who qualify the CAPF exam are selected for different forces as a Assistant Commandant, who is a Gazetted Officer. Depending on the forces candidates are stationed either on the borders or inside the borders for various security purposes. The job offers good career progression, a candidate can reach to the posts of Deputy Inspector General and Inspector General. Surely the competition is not easy as around 2 lakh candidates apply for the exam every year. You need to be focused and passionate in order clear the exam.
There are seven security forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs that recruit through CAPF Exam:
CAPF Exam is conducted offline and it involves three stages:
Paper I includes General and Mental Ability, it is for 250 marks and the time duration for this section is 2 hours.
Paper II includes General studies, Essay and Comprehension, it is for 200 marks and the time duration for this section is 3 hours.
100 meters race – Time limit for men and women are 16 seconds and 18 seconds respectively.
800 meters race – Time limit for men and women are 3 minutes 45 seconds and 4 minutes 45 seconds respectively.
Long jump – Qualifying distance for men and women are 3.5 meters and 3 meters respectively.
Shot put – Qualifying distance for men is 4.5 meters.