UPSC CAPF AC 2021 Physical and Medical Standards

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Mar 22, 2021

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The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts UPSC CAPF AC Exam to recruit candidates for Police Forces such as BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB and CISF. you can read Life of an Assistant Commandant here.

UPSC CAPF AC has a 4-staged selection process. After the written test, candidates will be called for Physical Efficiency Test(PET) followed by Medical Standard Test. The UPSC has already specified an ideal physical state so that candidates can check as per their choice before going to the written test of UPSC CAPF 2021.

While you are going to fill up the application form for the UPSC CAPF Exam, along with other eligibility, you should always check the physical standard when it comes to applying for Indian defence. Read UPSC CAPF 2021 Eligibility

Aspirants must meet the particular Physical and Medical Standards as specified by the competent authority, UPSC.

Physical Standards of CAPF AC 2021

The minimum ratio of height chest and weight for both men and women is given below: :

Traits Men Women
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest(unexpanded) 81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion) Not applicable
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

Medical Standards of UPSC CAPF 2021

The conducting body has specified the medical standards so that candidates can understand that if he/she is capable of carrying out the duties in the training period after selection or in the service period. The candidates who do not satisfy the below-mentioned criteria will be rejected in the medical test of the CAPF AC Exam.

Medical Standards of EyeSight

Aspects Better Eye (Corrected Vision) Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)
Distant Vision 6/6 6/12
6/9 6/9
Near Vision N6 N9
Limits of Refractive errors permitted -4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia +4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia

It must be noted that if an applicant has undergone LASIK surgery correction, then it must have been according to prescribed criteria as mentioned below:

  • Age – 18 to 35 years
  • Axial-length – 21 to 26 mm.
  • Corneal-thickness 425 micron
  • Pre-LASIK error - 6 D
  • Post-operative - Should be stable period refractive flap
  • Interval - 06 months (post-operative period mandatory

Caution: Candidate must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery while considering recruitment in the CAPF AC post.

Carrying Angle

The Carrying angle should not be more than 15˚ for male applicants and 20˚ for female applicants.

Hearing Power

  • No degree of deafness or persistent ear discharge should be present.
  • Any other condition (congenital or acquired) such as atresia of the meatus, exostosis, neoplasm which may cause obstruction of ear passage should not be present.
  • Any history of recurrent earache, tinnitus, and vertigo should not be present.


Applicants should not have DNS, atrophic rhinitis, tubercular ulceration or chronic sinusitis.


An inability to extend the neck fully or any evidence of disease of the spine or cervical vertebrae must not be present.


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

Venereal Disease

The candidate should not have active signs of clinical VD.

Chronic Skin Diseases

Candidate should not have chronic skin diseases like Leprosy, chronic dermatitis, extensive Pityriasis Versicolor, psoriasis and SLE.

Tattoo Clause

  • Content: Being a secular country, the religious sentiments of our countrymen are to be respected and thus, tattoos depicting religious symbols or figures and the name, as followed in the Indian Army are to be permitted.
  • Location: Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.
  • Size: Size must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

Age Groups and Heights and Weightage for CAPF PET/ PSF Male Candidates

Heights in CMs Age in Years
18-22 23-27 28-32 33-37
156 44-54 46-56 47-58 48-59
158 45-55 47-57 48.5-59.5 49.5-60.5
160 46-56 47.5-58.5 49.5-60.5 50.5-61.5
162 47-58 49-60 50.5-61.5 52-63
164 48-59 50-61 52-63.5 53-65
166 49.5-60.5 51.5-62.5 53-65 54.5-66.5
168 51-62 52.5-64.5 54.5-66.5 56-68
170 52-64 54-66 56-68 57.5-70.5
172 54-66 55.5-67.5 57-70 59-72
174 55-67 57-70 59-72 61-74.5
176 56.5-69 55.5-71.5 60.6-73.5 62-76
178 57.5-70.5 60-73 61.5-75.5 63.5-77.5
180 59-72` 61-75 63.5-77.5 65.5-80
182 61-74.5 62.5-76.5 65-79 66.5-81.5
184 63-77 64.5-78.5 66.5-81.5 68.5-83.5
186 63.5-77.5 65.5-80.5 68-83 70-86
188 65-79 67.5-82.5 70-85.5 71.5-87.5
190 66-81 68.5-83.5 70.5-86.5 72.5-88.5

Age Groups and Heights and Weightage for CAPF PET/ PSF Female Candidates

Heights in CMs Age in Years
18-22 23-27 28-32 33-37
148 34.5-42.5 37-45 38.5-47 39.5-48.5
150 36.5-44.5 37.5-45.5 39-48 40.5-49.5
153 38-46 39-48 41-50 42-51
155 38.5-47.5 40-49 41.5-50.5 43-52.5
158 40.5-49.5 42-51 43-53 44.5-54.5
160 41.5-50.5 43-52.5 44-54 45.5-54.5
163 43-52.5 44-54 46-56 47-57
165 44-54 45.5-55.5 47-58 48.5-59.5
168 45-55 47-57 48.5-59.5 49.5-60.5

General Standards

  • No stammering while speaking
  • No indication of chronic diseases like TB, any type of arthritis, high blood pressure, Diabetes, Bronchial Asthma, and heart disease.
  • No perceptible and visible glandular swelling anywhere in the body.
  • Chest should be well-formed, devoid of any abnormality like flat chest, Pigeon chest, with rickety rosary defects.
  • Heart and lungs should be sound.
  • Limbs, hands and feet should be well-formed and fully developed.
  • The perfect motion of all joints should be seen.
  • Should not have any old /malunited fracture of bones.
  • Should not have congenital malformation or defects.
  • Should not bear traces of previous acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution.
  • Should have no disease of the genital urinary tract.
  • No inguinal, scrotal swelling or any type of Hernia.
  • Both the testicles are in the scrotum and of normal size.
  • No knock knees, flat foot, varicose veins.
  • Good mental and bodily health
  • Should not suffer from TACHYCARDIA (more than 100 pulse rate per minute) or BRADYCARDIA (Less than 50 per minute).
  • Should not suffer from Hernia, hemorrhoids, condylomas prolapse rectum.

CAPF aspirants are advised to go for a medical checkup before the written exam so that there will be no possibilities of getting rejected on the medical standards and they can extract their best for CAPF AC written exam and physical practice.

Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Test of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam

The Physical Efficiency Test of CAPF AC is the second stage of the selection process. After qualifying the written exam, candidates must go through PET and then medical tests. Such candidates who have successfully qualified the CAPF will be called for Physical Standards or Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Test. The examinees who qualify the PET will be eligible for the Medical Standards Test while the others will be rejected. The details of PET is down below:

Tasks For Male For Females
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 Not applicable


it should be noted that in the case of the female candidates, at the time of PET (Physical Efficiency Test), pregnancy will be the grounds for disqualification.

Medical Test of UPSC CAPF 2021

Qualifying in the PET will allow the candidates to appear for the Medical Test. Here, a Government Medical officer will conduct some Medical Tests as per the Commission’s Guidelines.

The appeals against the Medical Standards Tests will only be entertained. Candidates must make the appeals to the Appellate Authority, designated by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

This must be done within a period of 15 days after the results of these tests have been announced. The Examinees qualifying in both the PET and Medical Standards test will be allowed for the Interview/ Personality test.

After going through the medical and physical tests, the qualified candidates will be called for the CAPF Personality test. CAPF aspirants should give equal stress on the PET and PST as a written exam. If you have any doubts regarding the physical standards and other details, they can comment down below.


Ques. Is Tattoo allowed in CAPF?

Ans. The CAPF told the court that according to the rules, tattoos were allowed on the left arm, and not right. They cited the rules which read, “Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of the forearm, but only left forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.

Ques. Is Lasik allowed in CAPF?

Ans. Yes. Its categorically mentioned in their notification but it must be performed 6 months prior to the medicals. For more details go through the above article minutely.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.