About Exam

CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) Assistant Commandants exam is scheduled on July 23, 2017. The candidates are appointed as an Assistant commandant after clearing the CAPF AC Exam. The registration window to apply for the CAPF exam will open from April 12, 2017. The last date to fill the CAPF online form is May 05, 2017. The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a University considered by the Act of Central or State Legislature in India.


1. All female candidates are allowed to give CAPF exam andapply for the posts offered through the exam. The candidate must possess abachelor’s degree in any discipline from a university considered by the Act ofCentral or State Legislature in India. Age of the candidate should be inbetween 20 to 25 years.

2. Only Indian nationals can appear for CAPF or candidatesnot belonging to India but who possess a written consent of Central Governmentshall be considered eligible for CAPF. The candidates belonging to Nepal orBhutan cannot apply for CAPF or are debarred from employment under the CentralArmed Police Forces (CAPF) under any conditions.

3. Those candidates who possess professional and technicalqualifications recognised by Government as equivalent to professional andtechnical degree would also be considered eligible to apply for CAPF AC.

4. Age Limit Relaxation for UPSC CAPF

·     Scheduled Tribe (ST): Maximum 5 years

·     Civilian Central Government Servants: Maximum of5 years

·     Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during Jan 1’ 1980to Dec 31’ 1989: Maximum of 5 years

Physical Standards




165 cm

157 cm

Chest (unexpanded)

81 cm

Not applicable for women


50 kg

46 kg


Medical Standards



Eye Sight

Distant Vision (better eye) 6/6 (worse eye) 6/12


Near Vision (better eye) N6 (worse eye) N9


Limits of Refractive errors permitted -4.00 D (including cylinder)


Myopia +4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia


Candidate must possess sufficient number of sound teeth for efficient mastication and should not have severe pyorrhoea

Venereal Disease and Chronic skin diseases

Candidate should not have active signs of clinical VD. Candidate should not have chronic skin diseases like Leprosy, chronic dermatitis, extensive Pityriasis Versicolor, psoriasis and SLE.

Candidate should not have enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid or other swelling of neck.

General Standards:

·     No stammering while speaking

·     No perceptible and visible glandular swellinganywhere in the body

·     Heart and lungs should be sound

·     Perfect motion of all joints should be seen

·     Should not have congenital malformation ordefects

·     Should have no disease of the genital urinarytract

·     Both the testicles are in the scrotum and ofnormal size

·     Good mental and bodily health

·     Should not suffer from Hernia, haemorrhoids,condylomas prolapse rectum

Another desirable qualification is thepossession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate. However, it must be noted that thesequalifications will be considered at the time of Interview or Personality Testonly. They will have no effect at the time of application.

Exam Process

The registration window for CAPF opens on April 12, 2017 and shuts on May 05, 2017. The UPSC CAPF Online form is available on the official website of UPSC. The registration is done in two parts i.e. Registration Part I and Registration Part II.

The candidates have to carry out the Part I Registration for CAPF initially, followed by the fee payment process. The candidates must opt for the most convenient method of payment i.e. either online or offline. The fee payment is succeeded by Registration Part II and Uploading the images of required documents. The final submission is the last step of the CAPF Online Application Process which must be done in time. 

Registration Part I

Visit the official website of UPSC CAPF and register by entering the name, gender, category and other personal details. Click on submit button and then you’ll be directed to the payment page.

Payment of Application

Choose desired mode of payment between online and offline. If you choose offline mode, download the pay-in slip and pay the application fee in the nearest branch of SBI. If you choose online mode, select your desired payment gateway among debit/credit or net banking. Enter the necessary details asked and click on pay now.

Note: This step is not applicable for candidates who are exempted from paying the fee.

Registration Part II

The page for Part II of the registration opens after fee payment. Enter the choice of exam centre, academic and communication details of the candidate.

You have to now upload a passport sized photograph and signature in JPEG format in the space provided. Ensure that the size of the photograph is between 3kb-40kb. However, the size of signature must be between 1kb-40kb.

The remittance of fee is an important step of the CAPF Online Application. The candidates belonging to Unreserved Category and OBC category have to remit a fee of INR 200. However the female and reserved category candidates are exempted from paying the application fee for CAPF.


The CAPF written test is scheduled on July 23, 2017 in offline mode. The CAPF Written test comprises two parts namely Paper I and Paper II. The total duration of the exam is 5 hours where Paper I is of 2 hours and Paper II is of 3 hours.

Paper I, an objective test analyses the General Ability and Intelligence of the candidate. The CAPF Questions in the Paper I are objective type in nature in both English and Hindi. The candidate is tested on General Science, History of India and various current affairs. There are 125 objective type questions with total weightage of 250 marks.

Paper II is subjective in nature. The medium for essay component of Paper II is either English or Hindi whereas the medium for Precise Writing, Comprehension Components and other communication skills is English only. There are a total of 10 questions carrying 200 marks.

The marking scheme for Paper I involves 1 mark for each correct answer and no marks for un-attempted questions. For every incorrect answer, the candidate loses 0.33 marks.


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