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.
The minimum ratio of height chest and weight for both men and women is given below: :
|Height||165 cm||157 cm|
|Chest(unexpanded)||81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)||Not applicable|
|Weight||50 kg||46 kg|
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.
|Aspects||Better Eye (Corrected Vision)||Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)|
|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:
Caution: Candidate must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery while considering recruitment in the CAPF AC post.
The Carrying angle should not be more than 15˚ for male applicants and 20˚ for female applicants.
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.
The 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.
|Heights in CMs||Age in Years|
|Heights in CMs||Age in Years|
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.
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.
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.
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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.