UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam Notification Postponed due to COVID-19

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UPSC CAPF (AC) 2020 Exam Notification has been Postponed due to outbreak of Corona Virus in the Country.The notification was to release on 22 April 2020. UPSC has Postponed the notification till further notice.

UPSC conducts CAPF (AC) Exam every year,To select the officers in the Central Armed Police Forces as a Assistant Commandants (AC),In Forces such as Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),Border Security Force (BSF),Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

  • As per the UPSC Calendar the exam of the CAPF (AC) will be conducted on 09 August 2020 (Sunday)
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UPSC (AC) Selection Process 2020


(A) Selection Procedure/Scheme: ‐ The Selection Procedure/Scheme of the Examination will be as follows:

(i) Written Examination: The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission and will comprise two papers.

  • Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon
  • Paper II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.

Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension ‐ 200 Marks In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS (In Objective Type Question Paper): Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Paper.

Minimum Educational Qualifications: A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India

NOTE‐I:There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each Paper as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Paper-I will be evaluated first and evaluation of Paper-II will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I.

(ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests : Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards, will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below .

  • Males -100 Meters race In 16 seconds , 800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds, Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances), Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.) 4.5 Meters.
  • Female -100 Meters race In 18 seconds , 800 Meters race In 4 minutes 45 seconds, Long Jump 3 Meters (3 chances),

Syllabi of the Written Papers

Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas:

  • General Mental Ability The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.
  • General Science The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.
  • Current Events of National and International Importance: The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of 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: The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
  • History of India : The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
  • Indian and World Geography: The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

  • Part‐A – Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks.
  • The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
  • Part‐B – Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.
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