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  • Last Modified on 11-10-2022
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  • Last Modified on 11-10-2022

About UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Exam 2022

About Exam

Union Public Service Commission conducts UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 to recruit eligible candidates for immediate entry into India’s paramilitary forces at the rank of Assistant Commandant. The Ministry of Home Affairs is the CAPF cadre controlling authority. The nodal authority for the physical and medical standard test is appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (PST). 

The UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 exam was conducted on August 07, 2022. The written exam result has been declared on September 16, 2022. Candidates who appeared in the Paper 1 written exam can check their result on Moreover, CAPF notification 2023 is expected to be released in April 2023. Read on to know more about Central Armed Police Force (Assistant Commandant) Paper 1 exam.


UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 2022 Exam Summary

Below table provides an overview of the UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2022:

Exam Particulars Details
Exam Authority Union Public Service Commission
Post Name Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)
Vacancies 253
Exam Frequency Once a Year
Job Location Across India
Selection Process – Written Test
– Physical Test/Medical Test
– Interview/Personality Test
Exam Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk 011-23098543
Official Website

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Latest Updates

Check all the latest updates on the UPSC CAPF AC 2022 exam below:

  • September 16, 2022: The UPSC CAPF AC Written Test Result 2022 released for the exam held on August 07, 2022. Download CAPF AC Result PDF here.
  • July 15, 2022: UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 admit card has been released online.
  • April 20, 2022: The registration process for UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 application started.

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Notification 2022

The Union Public Service Commission released the official notification PDF for UPSC CAPF AC 2022 on April 20, 2022, at its official website – Interested candidates can access the UPSC CAPF 2022 notification using the link provided below:

Download UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 Notification here.

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Important Dates 2022

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Check the below table for the complete schedule of UPSC CAPF AC 2022 exam:

Events UPSC CAPF Important Dates
UPSC CAPF 2022 Notification April 20, 2022
Opening date of Registration April 20, 2022
Closing date of Registration May 10, 2022
UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2022 July 15, 2022
UPSC CAPF Exam Date 2022 August 07, 2022
UPSC CAPF Result Date September 16, 2022
DAF- Window Activation Date To Be Notified
CAPF Final Result 2022 To Be Notified

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Vacancy 2022

A total of 253 CAPF 2022 vacancies have been released along with the notification PDF. Candidates can check the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant vacancy 2022 for Group A profile in the Central Armed Police Forces from the table below:

Security Forces Vacancies
Border Security Force (BSF) 66
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 29
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) 62
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) 14
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) 82
Total 253

UPSC CAPF Salary & Job Profile 2022

A person selected for CAPF AC may join any of the following forces:

  • Border Security Force
  • Central Reserve Police Force
  • Central Industrial Security Force
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force
  • Sashastra Seema Bal

Before applying for the CAPF AC exam, applicants should be aware of the job profile and salary of all the posts. Check these details from the section below:


The salary structure for CAPF recruitment 2022, as defined by the 7th Pay Commission, is shown in the table below:

Rank Pay Scale (Basic Pay) Pay Band
Director-General Rs. 2,25,000 Apex Fixed
Additional Director General Rs. 1,82,200 – Rs. 2,24,100 HAG
Inspector General Rs. 1,44,000 – Rs. 2,18,000 Pay Band – 4
Deputy Inspector General Rs. 1,31,000 – Rs. 2,16,600 Pay Band – 4
Sr. Commandant Rs. 1,23,000 – Rs.2,15,900 Pay Band – 4
Commandant Rs. 78,800 – Rs. 2,09,200 Pay Band – 3
Deputy Commandant Rs. 67,700 – Rs. 2,08,700 Pay Band – 3
Assistant Commandant Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,77,500 Pay Band – 3

UPSC CAPF Job Profile

The role of UPSC CAPF AC entails a lot of responsibilities. To maintain the organisation prepared for any situation, the candidate must ensure on-the-job training. They also look at the company’s operations planning and execution. The following are the remaining responsibilities:

  • Independent Intelligence Network.
  • Efficacy and Serviceability of Armaments.
  • Administering Office.
  • Personnel Management.
  • Grievance Redressal.
  • Disciplinary Powers.

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Eligibility Criteria 2022

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In the official notification, UPSC specifies the eligibility criteria for the CAPF exam. The following are the UPSC CAPF criteria that must meet to appear in the exam:

UPSC CAPF Nationality

The candidate applying for CAPF exam must be:

  • A citizen of India
  • A Subject of Bhutan
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st Jan 1962 to permanently settle in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East African countries to permanently settle in India.


The minimum age limit for the Central Armed Police Forces. (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2022 is 20 years, and the maximum age limit for the same is 25 years.

CAPF Age Relaxation

The above-mentioned upper age limit is flexible for a few categories as mentioned below:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes 3 years
Civilian Central Government Servants/ Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989 5 years

UPSC CAPF Education Qualification

To be eligible for the UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree/ Graduation from a recognised university.

Candidates in the final year of their degree programme may also apply for the exam. However, they must submit the qualifying exam’s final year mark sheet together with the detailed application form.

NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates Requirement 

Candidates with an NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be given preference during the interview. These qualifications will only be considered during the interview/personality test.

UPSC CAPF Number of Attempts

There will be no limit to the number of attempts. Candidates may apply for the CAPF AC exam until they reach the maximum age limit.

UPSC CAPF Physical Standards

The minimum height, chest, and weight requirements for both men and women have been tabulated below:

Physical Standards Male Female
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest(unexpanded) 81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion) (Not applicable)
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

UPSC CAPF Medical Standards

Check out the medical requirements from the table below:

Eyesight Better Eye (Corrected Vision) Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)
Distant vision 6/6 or 6/9 6/12 or 6/9
Near Vision N6 (corrected) N9 (corrected)

UPSC CAPF Language Proficiency

The UPSC CAPF Paper 1 will be conducted in English and Hindi.

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Application Form 2022

On April 20, 2022, the online registration process for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) began at its official website – Thousands of eligible candidates applied by May 10, 2022.

Apply Online for UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022

How to Apply for UPSC CAPF 2022?

Candidates can fill in their UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 application form by following the simple steps outlined below:

  • Visit the UPSC official website –
  • Find and click on the ‘UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant 2022’ link.
  • Fill in the necessary details in the required sections and submit your information.
  • Pay the application fee if applicable
  • Click the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Download and take print out the CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Application form for future reference.

UPSC CAPF Application Fees

The UPSC CAPF 2022 online application fee is divided into the following two categories:

Categories Fee
General/OBC Rs. 200
Female/ SC/ ST candidate No Fee


UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Exam Centre 2022

Along with the notification PDF, the UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022 examination centre list has been released. The Paper 1 written examination will take place in the following cities:


Note: Allotment of Centres will be done on a “first-apply-first-allot” basis, and once a centre’s capacity is reached, it will be frozen.

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2022

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Before proceeding to the detailed UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 exam pattern, candidates must go through the UPSC CAPF Selection Process 2022.

UPSC CAPF Selection Process 

Below are the selection stages of the CAPF AC exam:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Physical Test
  3. Interview

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Pattern 

  • UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 is a qualifying test.
  • Paper- 1 will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each incorrect answer.

The exam pattern of UPSC CAPF AC is given below:

Exam Type Subject Marks Time
Paper 1 Objective General Ability & Intelligence 250 Marks 120 Min
Paper 2 Descriptive General Studies, Essay & Comprehension 200 Marks 180 Min

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Syllabus 2022

The following subjects are covered in the UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1:

Subject Topics
General Mental Ability Logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, numerical ability, and data interpretation
General Science General awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation, including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Environmental Science.
Current Events of National and International Importance 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 Economy Country’s political system, the constitution of India, social systems, public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights, including its indicators.
History of India Social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
Indian and World Geography Physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Preparation Tips 2022

The UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2022 has a lot of competition, hence candidates must have a strong UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2022 study strategy to pass it. They may easily pass the UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Exam 2022 if they follow the below instructions:

  • Go through the latest syllabus and exam pattern as recommended by UPSC.
  • Create a study timetable that includes all important subject-wise topics for Paper 1.
  • Do not adhere to a time-based study (such as studying for 12 hours daily). Instead, do a target-based research study (such as complete polity constitutional bodies within a day). Then candidates will have plenty of time to relax, and your preparation will be efficient.
  • Solve the previous year’s UPSC CAPF papers to get a sense of questions.
  • Read the newspapers every day, write notes on key topics, or take images with the phone.
  • Take CAPF mock test and attempt a paper every day on Embibe with a fresh mind.
  • Analyse the mock test results on Embibe and concentrate more on the weak areas.
  • Don’t forget to thoroughly revise each subject. Regular revision will help candidates stay linked with all of the topics that they study and will prevent them from forgetting anything.

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Admit Card 2022

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The UPSC CAPF (AC) admit card 2022 was made available on July 15, 2022. The official admit card was only available online, and no physical hall tickets were provided to any candidates. To appear in the exam, candidates must bring a hard copy of their admit card along with one official identity document.

Get complete details on UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card here,

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Answer Key 2022

Following the examination, the commission will provide the UPSC CAPF AC Answer key, which will include all of the questions given in the examination as well as the correct answer. 

The UPSC CAPF AC Answer key 2022 will be made available for all sets (if any). Candidates can also file complaints against the UPSC CAPF Answer Key 2022 if they disagree with any of the responses to a specific question.

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Result 2022

The UPSC CAPF AC result is released as a merit list. All successful candidates will be included in the UPSC CAPF AC Merit List 2022 PDF. They can check the UPSC CAPF (AC) exam result by following the instructions outlined below:

  • Visit the official website –
  • Click on the CAPF Result that appears in the “What’s New” section on the right-hand side of the home page.
  • A new page will display, presenting the PDF link to the CAPF written result.
  • Click on the link in the “Documents” column, and the written result PDF will open.
  • Search the roll number by using CTRL+F.
  • Download the CAPF result in PDF format for future reference.

Get complete details on UPSC CAPF Result 2022 here.

UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Cutoff 2022

The UPSC CAPF AC cutoff 2022 is the minimum number of marks required for a candidate to qualify for the next round of examination or to be included in the final merit list. The CAPF AC cutoff is determined by a number of factors such as the number of openings, the number of registrations, the difficulty level of the exam, and so on.

UPSC CAPF Paper 1 Expected Cutoff

Check the CAPF 2022 expected cutoff for Paper 1 from the following table:

Category Paper 1 Cutoff Marks (Out of 250)
General 107 – 112
Other Backward Class (OBC) 105 – 110
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) 103 – 108
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 90 – 95
Scheduled Caste (SC) 95 – 100
Ex-Servicemen (Ex-S) 24 – 28

UPSC CAPF AC Previous Year Cutoff

Refer to the table below for the UPSC CAPF 2020 Paper 1 cutoff marks:

Category Paper-1 2020 Cut Off marks
(Out of 250)
General 117.34
OBC 117.34
SC 101.34
ST 99.34
ESM 110.00
Ex-Serviceman 25.34

FAQs on UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1

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Candidates might have many questions regarding the UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1 Exam 2022. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers:

Q: What is the full form of CAPF?

A: The full form of CAPF is Central Armed Police Forces.

Q: Is the Assistant Commandant a gazetted officer?

A: Yes. The gazetted officer recruited straight through the CAPF exam is the Assistant Commandant. He or she will be the commanding officer of an armed force unit.

Q: Can females apply for the CAPF exam?

A: Yes. Females can take the CAPF exam and are treated equally with their male counterparts. There are relaxed requirements for passing the physical/medical exam.

Q: What is the UPSC CAPF AC Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1?

A: The UPSC CAPF AC Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1 include General Mental Ability, General Science, Current Events of National and International Importance, Indian Polity and Economy, History of India and Indian and World Geography.

Q: Do questions repeat in the CAPF exam?

A: Yes, there is a probability that a few questions from prior years will be asked again. Candidates can also find a lot of similar problems if they solve the previous year question papers.

Q: Is it easy to crack CAPF Paper 1?

A: CAPF Paper 1 is not an easy exam, but with proper preparation and regular practice, candidates should not find the exam too difficult.

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