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UPSC CAPF Notification 2022: Check Exam Date and Notification


UPSC CAPF Notification 2022: The Commission conducts the UPSC Central Armed Police Forces exam to recruit suitable applicants for Assistant Commandant posts. The selection process involves a written exam, Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Test, and Interview/Personality Test.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for CAPF (AC) 2022 on April 20, 2022. UPSC published the notification PDF online on its official website. Interested candidates can check the official notification as well as apply online for UPSC CAPF (AC) 2022. The last date to submit online applications is May 10, 2022. Candidates can check the registration process, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more through the notification. Continue to read to find more.

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Latest: UPSC has released the CAPF (AC) 2022 notification. Candidates can apply online for UPSC CAPF 2022.

UPSC CAPF Exam Overview 2022

Before we get into the details of the UPSC Central Armed Police Forces AC exam, let’s have an overview of the exam:

Name of Exam UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam
Commonly Known asUPSC CAPF
Conducting AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Level of ExamNational Level
FrequencyOnce a year
Application ModeOnline
Application FeeFemale/SC/ST Candidates – Nil
Other Candidates – ₹200/-
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Selection Process– Written Examination
– Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Test
– Interview/Personality Test
Official NotificationDownload UPSC CAPF (AC) Notification PDF 2022
Official Websiteupsc.gov.in

UPSC CAPF Important Dates 2022

The Union Public Service Commission provides the important dates related to the exam. Candidates should note down the dates so that they don’t miss any important deadlines. Check the table below to find UPSC CAPF 2022 exam notification dates:

EventKey Dates
Release of official notificationApril 20, 2022
Online application forms start fromApril 20, 2022
Last date to submit online applicationsMay 10, 2022
Withdrawal of online application formsMay 17 to 23, 2022
Date of release of admit cardJuly 2022
UPSC CAPF (AC) exam dateAugust 07, 2022
Release of answer keysTo be announced
Declaration of resultTo be announced
Date of Physical Standard/Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard TestTo be announced
PST/PET and Medical Test result dateTo be announced
Interview/Personality Test dateTo be announced
Declaration of the final resultTo be announced

UPSC CAPF Vacancy 2022

The Commission has released the vacancy details for the post of Assistant Commandants along with the official notification. Candidates will get the complete details of their desired position in CISF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, and BSF. These posts are distributed among various forces according to the requirement. Candidates can check the below-provided table to check the UPSC CAPF 2022 vacancy:

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

UPSC CAPF Salary Structure

The Union Public Service Commission offers a decent pay scale to its employees. The UPSC CAPF salary structure differs from one post to another. Candidates can check the table below to know about the salary break-up according to the 7th pay commission.

Distribution Amount
Grade Pay₹5400
Basic Pay₹15,600
Dearness Allowance (DA)₹26,250
Salary in Hand₹51,480

UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2022

It is very important for all the candidates to fulfil the UPSC CAPF eligibility criteria as per the official guidelines of the conducting body. The UPSC has the right to revoke the candidature of those candidates who are non-eligible for the Assistant Commandant post. Here, we have enlisted the eligibility norms for the said post. Candidates must go through the same to clear out their doubts regarding the UPSC CAPF Eligibility.


  • A candidate must be a citizen of India.

Note: Citizens of a few other candidates may also be eligible as per the exceptions made by the government.

Age Limit

  • The minimum age limit is 20 years, and the maximum age limit is 25 years as of August 01, 2022.
  • Aspiring candidates must be born not before August 02, 1997, and not after August 01, 2002.
  • The age relaxation in the upper age limit per the UPSC guidelines is shown below:
Category of CandidateAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Ex-Servicemen or Civilian Central Government Servants5 years

Educational Qualifications

  • A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised 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 2022?

The Union Public Service Commission issues the UPSC CAPF Application Form on its official website via online mode only. There is no other way to submit the application form offline at any campus. Here, we have enlisted the step-by-step procedure to fill out the application form on the official website. Candidates must read these steps to avoid any mistakes while adding the details.

  1. Go to the official website – upsconline.nic.in.
  3. In the row containing the UPSC CAPF exam, click on the link ‘Part-I Registration’.
  4. Fill in the basic details about the candidate, such as the candidate’s name, Date of Birth, parents’ name, address, category, mobile number, email address, and so on. After filling all the details, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  5. A unique Registration Number will be generated. You will be redirected to a new page. Now go to the Part-II registration and login into your account using the credentials.
  6. Pay the application fee online.
  7. Fill the application form with more personal, educational, and other details. Upload the scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and other documents.
  8. Once Part-II is finished, click on the check box against ‘I Agree to the Declaration’ and submit the application form.
  9. Take printouts of the filled application form for future reference.

UPSC CAPF Exam Centres

The Union Public Service Commission allots the exam centres according to their availability and candidates’ preferred choices filled in the application. The UPSC conducts the CAPF examination for all the posts at various exam centres across the country. Candidates will get to know about their allocated UPSC CAPF exam centre after downloading the admit card from the official website. Here, we have provided the list of the examination centres according to the official notification. Candidates must go through the same for a better understanding.

Exam CitiesExam Cities
BengaluruPrayagraj (Allahabad)
ItanagarPort Blair
GangtokPanaji (Goa)
UdaipurAlmora (Uttarakhand)
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)
Srinagar (Uttarakhand)

Quick Note: The exam centre and the exam date could be changed by the conducting authority.

UPSC CAPF Selection Procedure 2022

The Union Public Service Commission selects the candidates on the basis of their performance in various stages conducted one by one during the recruitment drive. As per the official UPSC CAPF notification, candidates have to clear three levels to get their desired position. We have mentioned the total number of stages that are required for candidates to qualify in one go. Aspirants must go through the below pointers for a better understanding.

  1. Written Examination
  2. Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Test
  3. Interview/Personality Test

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates who are preparing for the written examination must go through the UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern thoroughly to construct a proper study plan accordingly. Via the exam pattern, candidates will get to know more about the total number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme, sections that will be coming in the exam, time duration for each section, and more. The exam pattern will help all the applied applicants to prepare well in the right direction. Here, we have listed the UPSC CAPF exam pattern stage wise. Check out the same for a better understanding.

Written Exam

The written test is conducted first, and based on its result, candidates are shortlisted for the Physical Test:

PaperMax MarksDuration
Paper I – General Ability and Intelligence250 marks2 hours
Paper II – General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension200 marks3 Hours

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Test

The stage II exam, i.e., Physical Tests and Medical Tests, are qualifying in nature. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards specified by UPSC will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :

100 Meters raceIn 16 SecondsIn 18 seconds
800 Meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 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 an NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate is considered to be a desirable qualification. Candidates with these Certificates will be given consideration at the time of the Personality Test/Interview only.

Interview/Personality Test

Candidates who qualified in the Medical Standards Tests will be called for an 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 carries 150 marks.

Quick Note: Candidates who are shortlisted for the Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted for the Interview/Personality Test provisionally, will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF). They will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.

UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2022

The Union Public Service Commission will release the CAPF exam admit card on their official website for the examination through online mode. The candidates can download the UPSC CAPF hall ticket from the direct link that will be provided here. The admit card is scheduled to be released in July 2022. To download the admit card, candidates need to use their login credentials on the login page, such as the registration ID or roll number and date of birth.

It is necessary for the candidates to carry the UPSC CAPF Admit Card to the exam centre. Without the hall ticket, the candidates will not be allowed to get entry inside the examination hall. Also, there might be chances that their candidature will be revoked on an immediate basis.

Details Mentioned on UPSC CAPF Admit Card

  1. Name of the Candidate
  2. Parent’s Name
  3. Correspondence and Permanent Address
  4. Contact Information
  5. Registration Number
  6. Roll Number
  7. Date of Birth
  8. Passport-Size Picture
  9. Signature Image
  10. Important Instructions
  11. Subject and Subject Codes
  12. Exam Date and Timing
  13. Exam Venue Address
  14. Signature of the Controller of Examination

FAQs for UPSC CAPF Notification 2022

Here, we have enlisted some of the important frequently asked questions related to the UPSC CAPF Notification 2022. Candidates must check these questions and answers to clear their doubts regarding the same subject.

Q. How many times the CAPF exam is conducted in a year?

A. The UPSC CAPF exam is conducted once a year. Since the exam is conducted in three stages, it takes one full year to complete all the rounds.

Q. When will the UPSC CAPF 2022 exam notification be released?

A. The UPSC released the CAPF 2022 exam notification online on their official website on April 20, 2022.

Q. Is the Assistant Commandant a gazetted officer?

A. An Assistant Commandant is appointed as the commanding officer of his/her unit. And his/her position is the same as that of a gazetted officer.

Q. What is the application process date for UPSC CAPF 2022?

A. UPSC has started online applications on April 20, 2022. Candidates can apply online for UPSC CAPF 2022 at upsc.gov.in until May 10, 2022.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the UPSC CAPF exam?

A. Yes, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer, and 1/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Q: When is the UPSC CAPF 2022 exam date?

A: The UPSC CAPF 2022 written exam is scheduled to take place on 7th August 2022.

Q. How many vacancies have been announced for UPSC CAPF 2022?

A. The Commission has announced 253 vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

That was all the information regarding UPSC CAPF 2022 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 UPSC CAPF Mock Tests on Embibe’s OnlineTyari Platform to prepare for the upcoming exams.

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