Apply Now: UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification

Hello Defence Lovers, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Notification PDF for the recruitment of 209 vacancies to the post of Assistant Commandants (AC) in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The UPSC CAPF Application Process begins on the official website @ Interested and eligible candidates can apply online now for the UPSC CAPF (AC) Recruitment 2020 by visiting the direct link mentioned below. In this article, we have shared all the relevant information regarding the UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Recruitment Exam including Vacancies, Important Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Salary, etc.

UPSC holds the CAPF Exam every year for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in forces including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo‐Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The post of Assistant Commandants (AC) is a Group A Post.

Important Dates:

UPSC is going to release the CAPF 2020 notification and for now important dates have been released. Let’s have a look at the detailed schedule for CAPF 2020 exam.

Events Dates
Official NotificationAugust 18th, 2020
Online ApplicationAugust 18th 2020
Last Date of Online ApplicationSeptember 7th 2020
CAPF Written Exam Admit CardNovember 2020
CAPF Written Exam DateDecember 20th 2020
CAPF Written Exam ResultTo be notified later
CAPF Admit Card for Physical & Medical ExaminationTo be notified later
CAPF Interview DateTo be notified later
CAPF 2020 Dates

UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Recruitment and Vacancies

The tentative number of vacancies that will be filled through the UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 will be as under:

UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Recruitments

Note: These Vacancies are provisional and tentative and can be changed later by the UPSC.

Eligibility Criteria:

For the UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam, following is the detailed eligibility criteria:


Both Male and Female candidates can apply for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants post. In order to apply for the post, candidates must be born not earlier than 2nd August 1995 and not later than 1st August 2000. The minimum and maximum age limit as on 1st August, 2020 should be:

Age LimitAge (years)
Minimum Age20 years
Maximum AgeBelow 25 Years as on 1st August 2020
Age Limit
Upper Age Relaxation

The upper age limit is relaxed for reserved category candidates, Government servants and Ex-Servicemen. Have a look:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 Years
OBC3 Years
Civilian Central Government Servants & Ex-Servicemen5 Years
Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during January 1, 1980 to December 31, 19895 Years
EWS Category Candidates

EWS Category Candidates applying for CAPF Exam 2020 need to produce their Income and Asset Certificate for 2019-2020

Educational Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a Recognised University or must possess an equivalent qualification.

CAPF 2020 Notification

Selection Procedure:

The selection process for recruitment of candidates in the armed forces such as SSB, ITBP, CISF, DRPF & BSF involves a four-phased successive process:

Written Exam: The exam involves two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Candidates need to qualify this stage by obtaining UPSC CAPF Cut Off Marks to get shortlisted for the Physical Efficiency Tests & Medical Standards Tests.

Physical Efficiency Tests & Medical Standards Tests: The Physical and MedicalStandards tests are different for males and females. The tests are mentioned below. 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 Interview round which is of 150 marks.

Final Merit List: UPSC prepares the finalmerit list on the basis of marks gained by candidates in Written Exam and in the Interview/Personality Test.

Examination Pattern:

The subjects, time allotted and the maximum marks of the UPSC CAPF written examination will be as follows:

Paper I (General Ability & Intelligence)10:00 am to 12:00 Noon250 Marks
Paper II (General Studies, Essay & Comprehension)2:00 pm to 5:00 pm200 Marks
  • Both Papers will be set bilingually – Hindi & English, except English Paper
  • The Time Duration for Paper I is 2 hours and for Paper II is 3 Hours
  • In Paper I, questions will be asked in Objective Multiple Choice (MCQ) types
  • In Paper II, questions will be asked in descriptive format
  • Paper-I will be checked first and Paper II will be checked of those candidates who qualify Paper I by obtaining minimum qualifying marks
  • In objective MCQ paper, there will be negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer

UPSC CAPF 2020 Syllabus

Paper I General Ability and IntelligenceGeneral Mental AbilityLogical ReasoningQuantitative AptitudeNumerical abilityData InterpretationGeneral ScienceGeneral AwarenessScientific TemperComprehension & Appreciation of Scientific PhenomenaInformation TechnologyBiotechnologyEnvironmental ScienceCurrent Events – National and International ImportanceCurrent affairs of national and international importanceCulture & MusicArts & LiteratureSportsGovernanceSocietal & Developmental IssuesIndustryBusinessGlobalisationIndian Polity and EconomyIndian HistoryIndian and World Geography
Paper II General Studies, Essay and ComprehensionPart-A – Essay questions (80 Marks)Indian history/freedom struggle/geography/polity/ economy/knowledge of security/ human rights issues/ analytical abilityPart-B – Comprehension, precise writing & Others (Marks 120)Comprehension passages, precise writing, counter arguments, English Grammar and language testing
CAPF 2020 Syllabus

How to Apply:

  • Visit
  • Click on CAPF – Part I Registration
  • Enter the details
  • Click on CAPF – Part-II Registration
  • Fill the required details. Upload Scanned Images, Select Exam Centre and make fee payment
  • Agree to Declaration & Submit

Application Fee: Rs. 200/ (Rupees two Hundred only)

SC/ST/Female candidates are exempted from fee payment

Mode of payment: Candidates can pay Fee either by depositing money in any Branch of SBI, or through Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking. “Pay by Cash” option will close on 6th September 2020 at 23:59 hours, one day before the closing date.

Also Read – How to Prepare For CAPF AC 2020: Strategy and Booklist For Paper 1


Girish Chandra

Army Brat, Spiritual, Defence Enthusiast, Passionate teacher, B.Tech in Automobile Engineering, Cleared AFCAT & CDS

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