CAPF – Defence service exam details 2020, eligibility and course structureFree
About this course
What is CAPF?
CAPF is a competitive exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit the candidates in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). The candidates recruited through this exam, join the forces as Assistant Commandant (AC).
The following forces recruit the candidates through this exam.
- Border Security Force (BSF)
- Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
- Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
- Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
- CAPF Exam Highlights
CAPF exam is a yearly affair and the exam highlights are given below
|Exam Name||Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Geographical Scope||All India|
|Exam Frequency||Once in a year|
|Exam Stages||Written+Physical+Interview/Personality Test|
|Exam Language||English and Hindi|
- UPSC CAPF Exam dates
The UPSC CAPF exam dates define the exam process for the candidates. The candidates can plan their preparation according to the life cycle of the CAPF exam.
|UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification||April 22, 2020||The UPSC will issue the official notification and the CAPF application will start|
|UPSC CAPF 2020 Application End||May 12, 2020||The UPSC CAPF online application will close on this day.|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam 2020||August 9, 2020||The CAPF written exam will be conducted in two sessions.|
|UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result||September 2020 (tentative)||The UPSC will declare the CAPF written exam result.|
|UPSC CAPF Physical Standard/ Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard Test||October 2020 (tentative)||The Physical/Medical exam will be conducted by an Authority designated by UPSC.|
|UPSC CAPF Physical Test Result||November 2020 (tentative)||The result will be declared to select the candidates for the
CAPF Personality Test
|UPSC Interview/personality test||December 2020 (tentative)||The CAPF interview/personality test will be conducted at the UPSC office premises.|
|UPSC CAPF Final Result 2020||January 2021 (tentative)||UPSC CAPF Final Result will be declared after the Personality Test|
UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility Criteria
UPSC describes the eligibility criteria for the CAPF exam in the official notification. The eligibility conditions for UPSC CAPF are explained below:
- The candidate must be a citizen of India.
- The candidates who are subject of Nepal and Bhutan are also allowed to apply in the exam.
- No other candidate can apply for the UPSC CAPF exam.
Age limit for CAPF Exam 2020
The lower age limit for the CAPF exam is 20 years and the upper age limit is 25 years. The age is calculated from August 1 of the exam year. For appearing in the UPSC CAPF exam 2020, the candidates must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1995 and not later than August 1, 2000.
The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
|Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe||five years|
|Other Backward Classes||three years|
|Civilian Central Government Servants||five years Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation.|
|Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31,
However, the total relaxation claimed on account of Government Service will be limited to five years.
Educational Qualification for CAPF 2020
As given in the official CAPF notification, “the candidate must hold a Bachelors degree from any recognised university”
The candidates who appear in the final year of their degree course can also apply for the exam but they have to produce the final year mark sheet of the qualifying exam with the detailed application form.
Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates:
The candidates having the NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be given preference at the time of Interview. These qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.
The UPSC CAPF notification prescribes the physical and medical standards in a very comprehensive manner. The important points related to the CAPF physical standards are given below. The minimum requirements for the candidate are as follows:
|Height||165 cm||157 cm|
|Chest(unexpanded)||81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)||(Not applicable)|
|Weight||50 kg||46 kg|
|Near Vision||N6 (corrected)||N9 (corrected)|
UPSC CAPF Selection Process
After the successful filling up the UPSC CAPF Application form and submitting the exam fees, the admit card will be issued to the candidates in online mode only. The UPSC CAPF exam consists of three stages. All the three stages are given below:
UPSC CAPF Exam Stage I – Written Exam – 450 marks
The stage I is the written examination. The written exam consists of two papers-
|Paper Name||Marks||Time Duration|
|Paper-I – General and Mental Ability||250 marks||2 hours|
|Paper-II – General Studies, Essay and Comprehension||200 marks||3 Hours|
The paper I will be the objective type question paper and paper II will be the conventional essay type question paper having two parts.
UPSC CAPF Exam Stage II -Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
The Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard test are only qualifying in nature. The candidates need to meet the standard prescribed in the CAPF notification.
After passing the Stage I, the candidates need to undergo the Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard Test.
Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)
|100 Meters race||In 16 Seconds||In 18 seconds|
|800 Meters race||In 3 minutes 45 seconds||In 4 minutes 45 seconds|
|Long Jump||3.5 Meters (3 chances)||3.0 meters (3 chances)|
|Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)||4.5 Meters||–|
Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidate will be rejected.
UPSC CAPF Stage III: Interview/Personality Test – 150 marks
The candidates declared passed in the second stage of the CAPF exam, will be called for the interview/personality test. The interview/ personality test will be conducted on the UPSC premises in New Delhi. After the interview/personality test, the final result will be declared.
Restriction on appearing in UPSC CAPF
Any candidate who has been selected as the Assistant Commandant in any of the forces are restricted to apply again in the exam.
UPSC CAPF Exam Centre
The following is the list of CAPF Exam centres
The examination centre will be allotted in the first apply first allot basis. So the candidates need to fill the UPSC CAPF application as early as possible to get the desired centre.
|Panaji (Goa)||Patna||Port Blair|
CAPF is a competitive exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit the candidates in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). in this course, we will provide students with the basic course details and syllabus required to clear the CAPF defence exam 2020.
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