Get the latest UPSC CAPF (ACs) Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2021 for recruitment of Assistant Commandants in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

UPSC CAPF (ACs) Exam 2021 – 159 Vacancies

Here on this page, candidates willing to apply can check the important dates, eligibility criteria, age limit, educational qualification, exam pattern, syllabus along the selection process. Candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements at the time of applying for CAPF (ACs) 2021. Check below the educational qualifications, age criteria and marital status required for appearing in the Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021.

Important Dates
Last Date for Online Application Submission05-05-2021 till 18:00 hrs
Online applications can be withdrawn from12-05-2021 to 18-05-2021 (Till 6:00 PM)
Commencement of Exam08-08-2021

UPSC CAPF (ACs) Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

After knowing the exam date you all might be thinking about the eligibility criteria for this exam. You might be wondering what would be the age limit for appearing in this paper? What is the required qualification? Aspiring candidates who are going to apply for UPSC CAPF (ACs) Exam 2021 can check the detailed eligibility criteria here.

Nationality/ Citizenship: A candidate must be unmarried and must either be
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iii) a subject of Nepal or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Educational Qualification:- A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

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UPSC CAPF (ACs) 2021 Exam Pattern

Before starting preparation for the exam, you must understand and familiarize yourself with the latest UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021 Exam pattern and syllabus.

Written Exam:- The Commission will conduct the exam in two stages. Paper-I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and Paper-II will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be a negative marking of 0.33 marks for each wrong answer. The detailed exam pattern is given below:-

UPSC CAPF (ACs) Written Exam Pattern
Name of SubjectsDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I (General Ability and Intelligence)2 Hours250
Paper-II (General Studies, Essay and Comprehension)2 Hours200

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests:- Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the below mentioned Physical Standards will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below:

Physical Standards:
(a) Height: (i) Men:- 165 cm (ii) Women:- 157 cm
(b) Chest: Men:- 81 cm (+5 cm expansion)

Physical Efficiency Test:
(a) 100 Meters Race: (i) Male:- In 16 seconds (ii) Female:- In 18 seconds
(b) 800 Meters Race: (i) Male:- In 3 minutes 45 seconds (ii) Female:- In 4 minutes 45 seconds
(c) Long Jump: (i) Male:- 3.5 meters (3 chances) (ii) Female:- 3.0 meters (3 chances)
(d) Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.):- 4.5 meters

The Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests will be conducted under the supervision of a Nodal Authority to be appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. These tests will be conducted at various centres to be notified after the results of the written examination.

Interview/Personality Test:- Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests will be called for an Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Interview/ Personality Test will carry 150 Marks. Candidates who are short-listed for the Interview/ Personality Test, including those shortlisted for Interview/ Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.

Final Selection / Merit:- The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/ Personality Test.

UPSC CAPF (ACs) Syllabus 2021

Before starting your preparation for the exam it is advisable to go through the detailed syllabus for the Written Exam. THE latest UPSC CAPF (ACs) Syllabus 2021 is available here! To perform well in the exam we recommend you to go through all the topics and prepare accordingly. Thorough knowledge of the subject including clarity of basic concepts along with awareness about current affairs and general knowledge will ensure your success in the exam. The detailed syllabus of the exam is given below:-

Paper-I (General Ability and Intelligence)
UPSC CAPF (ACs) Exam Syllabus 2021
General Mental AbilityThe questions will be designed to test logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.
General ScienceThe questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.
Current Events of National and International ImportanceThe questions will test the candidate’s awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations.
Indian Polity and EconomyThe questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
History of IndiaThe questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
Indian and World GeographyThe questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.
Paper-II (General Studies, Essay and Comprehension)
Part-AEssay questions are to be answered in the long narrative form either in Hindi or English totalling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
Part-BComprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

UPSC CAPF (ACs) Admit Card 2021

Appearing candidates can download the admit card for the UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021 through the UPSC Admit Cards Page by entering registration id/ roll number and date of birth. The commission will release admit card for the exam in mid-May.

It is important to note that candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam centre. No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate. Stay tuned with our portal to download UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021 Hall Ticket as soon as it is out.

Posted on August 20, 2020 by vandana doll