CAPF Recruitment

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The Central Armed Police Forces can be abbreviated as CAPF exam is conducted by the UPSC every year. It is predictable that the notification of UPSC CAPF 2021 exam will be released in April 2021 to recruit employees for the position of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in Central Armed Police forces (CAPF) such as in BSF, CISF, Sashastra Seema Bal, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, based on the selection test conducted by the UPSC. The qualified candidates of the exam will be able to appear for the PST/PET, medical test and personality test.


Examination Name Central Armed Police Forces Examination
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission 
Post Offered  Assistant Commandant
No. of Vacancies  Approximately 250
Frequency of Exam Once in a year
Application mode  Online
Application fee Rs.200
Selection Procedure  Written, physical test and interview 
Withdrawal of Application   Yes


Release of online application form 4th week  of April 2021
Last date to apply for CAPF 3rd week May 2021
Start date of application withdrawal process Last week of May 2021
End date to application withdrawal process 1st week June 2021
Availability of Admit card 3rd week July 2021
Commencement of exam 2nd week August 2021
Announcement of Result Yet to be notify
PET/ PST and medical test date Yet to be notify
Detailed Application Form (DAF) release date Yet to be notify
Last date for DAF submission Yet to be notify
Date of interview Yet to be notify
Final result declaration Yet to be notify


Aspirant’s age must be in between the 20 years to 25 years of age as on 1st August 2021. Only the graduation completed aspirants from any recognized University or Institution can apply for the exam.

Only the Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the exam. The aspirants should mentally and physically fit to appear for the exam.


To fill the UPSC CAPF Application Form 2021, candidates will have to visit the official website of UPSC. Before proceeding with the application form 2021, the candidates should be ready with all the required documents. Read the following content to know about the UPSC CAPF Application Form fill up process 2021.

Step 1 : Kindly visit the official website of UPSC.

Step 2 : Then you will need to fill up academic and personal details.

Step 3 : In next step, the candidates have to upload the scanned images of the signature and the passport-sized photograph in prescribed format.

Step 4 : Once you complete the photograph updating process, candidates will have to pay the UPSC CAPF Application Fees.

Step 5 : It is advised to take a print out of the application form for future reference. But do not send the application print out to the Commission’s office.


  • Mode of the exam: Offline
  • Time Duration: 5 hours
  • Total number of papers: 2
  • Language of the question papers: Paper I (Hindi and English); Paper II (Only English)
  • Question Type: Paper I – Objective Type; Paper II – Subjective Type.
  • Total marks: 450
  • Negative marking: 1/3rd marks will be reduced for each wrong answer in paper I.
  • Total marks of Interview: 150 marks.
General Ability and Intelligence 250 marks
General Studies, Essay & Comprehension 200 marks
Total 450 marks

 Part I: Objective type questions- General Ability & Intelligence

Duration of Exam 2 hours
Questions Type MCQs
Total Questions 125
Total Marks 250
Questions Paper Language Hindi & English

Part II: General Studies, Essay & Comprehension (Descriptive Type Questions)

Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Questions Type Descriptive type questions
Total Questions 7
Total Marks 200
Negative marking 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each incorrect response


To download the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2021 from online, candidates should provide the registration details before the few weeks of the exam.

After completing the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2021, candidates have to take a print out of the admit card. The admit card should carry it to the exam centre along with the identity proof.

If there are any discrepancy in the admit card then contact the concerned authorities before the exam.

Unless you carry the required documents to the UPSC exam centre, the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. If you find any difficulty in downloading the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2021, then the candidates can contact the commission. Till the selection process, the candidates should keep the admit card, because it is required for a personality test.


To check the results, candidates have to visit the official website of the UPSC. Candidates, who have qualified the written test, will be able to attend the Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) and medical test.

Once the candidates clear all the rounds of tests, they will be able of being recruited as the Assistant Commandants Post.