UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification on August 18, 2020. A total of 209 vacancies are announced this year. All interested and eligible candidates can apply online from August 18 to September 7, 2020. The UPSC CAPF 2020 written exam is scheduled on December 20, 2020.
Latest: Download the UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification PDF Here
UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) is a prestigious exam and an excellent opportunity for all candidates who want a reputed and respected government job. Candidates selected through the UPS CAPF exam will be appointed as Assistant Commandants in the various security force posts such as CRPF, CISF, SSB, BSF, and ITBP. In this article, we have provided all the relevant details on UPSC CAPF 2020. Read on to find out!
UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification
Before we get into the details of UPSC Central Armed Police Forces AC exam, let’s have an overview of the exam:
|Name of Exam||Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Exam|
|Conducting Authority||Union Public Service Commission – Ministry of Home Affairs|
|Scope of Exam||PAN India|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Selection Process||Written+Physical+ Personality Test/Interview|
|Duration of Exam||1 Day|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Application Fee||₹ 200|
UPSC CAPF 2020 Recruitment: Important Dates
Below we have tabulated all the important dates for UPSC CAPF recruitment so that you don’t miss any event:
|Release of UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification||August 18, 2020|
|Last Date to Apply for UPSC CAPF 2020||September 07, 2020 till 6:00 PM|
|UPSC CAPF AC Written Examination 2020||December 20, 2020|
|Declaration of UPSC CAPF AC Written Test||To Be Notified|
|UPSC CAPF |
Physical Standard Test (PST)
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
Medical Standard Test (MST)
|To Be Notified|
|Declaration of UPSC CAPF Physical Test Result||To Be Notified|
|UPSC Interview/Personality Test||To Be Notified|
|Declaration of UPSC CAPF Final Result 2020||To Be Notified|
UPSC CAPF 2020 Vacancy
You can go through the vacancy details from the table below:
|Department||Number of Vacancies|
|Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)||13|
|Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)||69|
|Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)||22|
|Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)||27|
|Border Security Force (BSF)||22|
UPSC CAPF Notification: UPSC CAPF Salary Structure
The applicants must know the salary for UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant post. Check the UPSC CAPF salary structure from the table below:
|Grade Pay||₹ 5400|
|Basic Pay||₹ 15,600|
|Dearness Allowance (DA)||₹ 26,250|
|Salary in Hand||₹ 51,480|
UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF exam includes basic requirements that must be fulfilled by the candidates in order to be eligible to fill the UPSC CAPF online form:
Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India
Other candidates may also be eligible as per the government rules.
Age Limit: Minimum – 20 years and Maximum – 25 years as on 1st August 2020. Candidates must be born not earlier than 2nd August 1995 and not later than 1st August 2000.
Quick Note: The Age Relaxation in the upper age limit is as per UPSC guidelines are as under:
|Category of Candidate||Age Relaxation|
|Ex-Servicemen or Government Servants||5 yrs|
|Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989||5 yrs|
- – A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized University.
- – Candidates in their final year can also apply provided they hold a Bachelor’s degree at the time of document verification.
How To Apply Online For UPSC CAPF 2020?
Candidates can apply for UPSC CAPF recruitment 2020 through online mode. The steps to apply online for UPSC CAPF 2020 is given below:
- –1st Step: Vist the official website – upsconline.nic.in.
- –2nd Step: Click on the link ‘ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC’.
- –3rd Step: Against the UPSC CAPF exam, click on the link ‘Part-I Registration’.
- – 4th Step: Fill in the basic details such as the candidate’s name, Date of Birth, parents’ name, address, category, mobile number, email address, etc. Submit the details.
- – 5th Step: A Registration Number will be generated. Now go to the Part-II registration and login into your account using the credentials.
- – 6th Step: Pay the application fee and complete the transaction.
- – 7th Step: Fill the application form with personal, educational, and other details. Upload the scanned copy of the Photo, signature, and other documents.
- – 8th Step: After finishing Part-II, Click on “I Agree to the Declaration” and submit the application form.
- – 9th Step: Take a few printouts of the filled application for future reference.
UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification: UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure
The CAPF Assistant Commandant exam will be conducted on December 20, 2020, as per the UPSC CAPF official notification. The UPSC CAPF AC exam will be conducted in 3 phases mentioned below:
- Written Test
- Physical Test
- Interview or Personality Test
The Stage 1 exam (Written Test) is conducted for shortlisting of candidates for the Physical Test:
|Paper-I – General and Mental Ability||250 marks||2 hours|
|Paper-II – General Studies, Essay and Comprehension||200 marks||3 Hours|
The Stage II exam i.e. Physical Test and Medical Tests are of qualifying nature only. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards, specified by UPSC, will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :
|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||–|
Quick Note: Pregnant Females will not be eligible.
Medical and Physical Standards
|Near Vision||N9 (Corrected Vision)||N6 (Corrected Vision)|
|Distant vision||6/12 OR 6/9||6/6 |
|Weight||46 kg||50 kg|
|Height||157 cm||165 cm|
|Chest (Unexpanded)||N/A||81 cm|
|NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates |
Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification. Candidates with Certificates will be given consideration at the time of Personality Test/Interview only
Personality Test/Interview: Candidates who qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test. Candidates that are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called for Interview/Personality Tests provisionally. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 marks.
Quick Note: Candidates who are short-listed for 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.
UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification: UPSC CAPF Admit Card
The Union Public Service Commission will release the CAPF AC Exam admit card on its official website. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards by entering their Registration ID or Roll number and Date of Birth. The Assistant Commandant hall ticket will have all the information, like – candidate’s name, father’s name, dob, exam center code, address of the center, photograph, signature, and more. If a candidate fails to bring his/her admit card, they will not be allowed inside the exam hall.
UPSC CAPF Notification 2020: UPSC CAPF Exam Centers
The examination will be held at the following centers:
|NAGPUR||DISPUR & VISHAKHAPATNAM|
Quick Note: The Exam Center and Date of Exam could be changed by the conducting authority.
UPSC CAPF 2020: UPSC CAPF Merit list
Final Selection of the candidates is done on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the UPSC CAPF Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test. The UPSC CAPF Merit List is then prepared according to the preference and marks obtained by the candidates.
FAQS On UPSC CAPF 2020
Below are some of the frequently asked questions that candidates generally look for:
The UPSC CAPF exam is conducted once in a year. Since the exam is conducted in steps, it takes a complete year to conduct all stages and interviews.
An Assistant Commandant is the commanding officer of a unit. His/her position is the same as that of a gazetted officer.
There isn’t a restriction on the number of attempts. However, the age limit for the application is defined.
Yes, 1/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
Yes, CAPF Paper 2 is descriptive in nature.
That was all the information regarding UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification for Assistant Commandant (AC). Apply for the exam at the earliest. Then focus on your preparation and be committed to your goals. You can take free UPSC CAPF Mock Tests on Embibe’s OnlineTyari Platform to prepare for the upcoming exams.
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