Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), a constitutional body conducts UPSC CAPF (UPSC Central Armed Police Forces) for making a merit based selection for Assistant Commandants in 179 posts. The recruitment is for Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
The table shows important highlights about UPSC CAPF 2018 recruitment:
|Date of UPSC CAPF 2018||July 2018|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Number of posts||179|
|Name of Post||Assistant Commandants|
|Selection process||Written Exam|
|Physical & Medical standard|
|Physical Efficiency Test & PI|
UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam is held in 4 Phases. 1st Phase is written exam. Important events of UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam are as follows:
|Last date of Submission of Application Form||May 2018|
|UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Admit Card Availability||June 2018|
|UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam||July 2018|
|Written Exam Result||August 2018|
Eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF 2018 is based on some factors like age, nationality, gender, academic qualification, physical standard and number of attempts. Each factor of eligibility criteria for UPSE CAPF 2018 is as follows:
|Age Limits||Minimum 20 Years Born earlier than August 2, 1993
Maximum 25 Years Born later than August 1, 1998
|Relaxation in Age Limits||Reserved Category: ST / SC – 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit|
|Reserved Category: OBC - 3 Years Relaxation in Age Limit|
|Civilian Central Govt. Servant: 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit|
|Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from
January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 – 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
A candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree (B.Com / B.A. / B.Sc / B.Tech / BBA etc) from University recognised, incorporated and founded under the rules of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions / universities / founded by Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956
NOTE 1: A candidate, who has appeared in final exam of Graduation, will also be eligible for admission to UPSC CAPF exam. At the time of final selection after qualifying in written exam, physical & medical test and interview, candidate will have to produce proof of having qualified graduation degree exam.
NOTE II: In some cases, the UPSC may permit a candidate to apply for UPSC CAPF who is not eligible as per academic qualification, if candidate has passed an exam organized by the other Institutions, the standard of which justifies for applying at the discretion of UPSC
NOTE III: A professional and technical qualifications (B.Tech / M.Tech / B.Arch etc.) which are recognised by Central / State Government as professional or technical degree would also be eligible for UPSC CAPF.
Application Form for UPSC CAPF 2018 will be made available online at official website of UPSC i.e.www.upsconine.nic.in after the issue of notification for UPSC CAPF 2018.
Candidates are required to apply online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website.
Candidate must understand below given instructions before submitting UPSC CAPF 2018 Application Form:
UPSC CAPF 2018 Application form will be completed in 2 parts. First part is registration process. On submitting this part of application form Registration ID will be generated. In the Second part candidate will have to login with Registration ID and Password i.e., Date of Birth and then second part of the UPSC CAPF 2018 application form will be displayed.
Step by Step guidance for Filling in UPSC CAPF 2018 Application form:
This way application form for UPSC CAPF 2018 exam will be submitted.
Application fee for UPSC CAPF 2018 can be submitted either online or offline. In online mode, candidate can pay through SBI Net Banking Facility or using Credit / Debit Card. In offline mode, fee can be submitted directly to SBI Bank choosing Pay by Cash Option.
For making payment by cash, candidate should select option “Pay by cash” mode and should take print the system generated Pay-in-Slip after Part-II of Application Form for UPSC CAPF 2018 and deposit the fee at any of SBI Branch as soon as possible.
Application Fee Amount
|General Category / Unreserved / OBC||INR 200|
|ST / SC||NIL|
Candidates shall be issued an Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of UPSC CAPF 2018 exam. The e-admission certificate will be made available online in the UPSC website, www.upsc.gov.in and www.upsconline.nic.in for downloading by candidates.
Admit Card will not be sent by post to candidates in any case. For downloading Admit Card for UPSC CAPF 2018 candidate must have RID (Registration Identity) & Date of Birth or Roll No. (if received) & date of birth or name, father's name & Date of Birth whichever is available.
Steps to Download Admit Card for UPSC CAPF 2018
If a candidate does not receive Admit Card or any other communication regarding candidature for UPSC CAPF 2018 exam three weeks before the commencement of the exam, should contact the UPSC office. In case of any not receiving, complaint regarding UPSC CAPF Admit Card should be made from the Facilitation Counter at UPSC’s office either appearing individually or can contact over phone numbers as is mentioned here - 011-23381125 / 011- 23385271 / 011-23098543.
Candidate must inform to UPSC office minimum 3 weeks earlier from the exam day regarding non-receipt of Admit Card for UPSC CAPF Exam. Candidate should not expect to have any relaxation in appearing for UPSC CAPF exam without valid Admit Card in any case.
Candidate is advised to check UPSC CAPF 2018 Admit Card carefully and if any discrepancies or error is found put this to the notice of UPSC immediately. The candidate must understand that permission to appear in UPSC CAPF 2018 exam is based on the given information in application form for UPSC CAPF 2018.
Exam centers for UPSC CAPF 2018 exam as are mentioned below may be changed at the discretion of the UPSC. Excepting exam center at Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur, there is a limitation for number of seats for candidates. Hence, exam centers will be allocated as per “first-come-first serve” basis, and once the seats at exam center is fulfilled then center will be ceased for exam center allocation.
If candidates could not get the desired exam center, he will have to choose an Exam Center available. This is advised that candidate should apply as early as possible so that desired exam center could be attained.
Cities selected as Centers for UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam are as follows:
The Selection Procedure of UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam will be as follows:
UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam to be conducted by UPSC will be held in July 2018 and will comprise two papers. Timing for Paper I will be from 10 a.m. Morning to 12.00 Noon and Paper II will start from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
The questions in this paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions and will be given in both the language English as well as Hindi.
Candidate will have option to choose medium of writing the Essay component either in English or in Hindi, but in the remaining part of Paper II, there will not be any option, candidate will have to answer in English only.
NOTE I: UPSC has allowed candidate to choose language either Hindi or English to write essay in Paper II
NOTE-II: There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each Paper as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Passing in Paper-I will qualify for evaluation of Paper-II; therefore, minimum qualifying marks will have to be obtained in Paper I for next round.
NOTE-III: Negative Marking Scheme will be applied to Paper-1. Marks 1/3 or 33% of Marks assigned to the Question for which Wrong Answer is given. Suppose Mark assigned to a Question is 6 then on wrong answer – 1/3 or 33% of 6 i.e. 2 marks will be deducted.
Exam pattern highlights table
|Mode of UPSC CAPF 2018||Offline - Pen Paper Based|
|Number of Questions||Not Standardised|
|Maximum Marks||Written Test – 450 Marks Interview / Physical Test – 150 Marks|
|Duration of UPSC CAPF 2018||Written Test – Total 5 hours Paper 1 – 2 hours Paper 2 – 3 hours|
|Sections in Paper||1 section in Paper 1 2 sections in Paper 2|
There are 4 Phases in recruitment process under UPSC CAPF 2018 exam. Syllabus is given for written exam which will be held in 2 parts. Each Part will have 1 Paper. It means there would be 2 Papers in 2 parts; Paper 1 in part 1 and Paper 2 in part 2.
UPSC CAPF 2018 Written Exam Syllabus for both the papers is as follows:
UPSC CAPF 2018 - Paper I: ( Total Marks – 200; Duration – 2 hours)
General Ability and Intelligence: Under this subject, 6 topics will be covered and objective type multiple choice questions will be asked.
UPSC CAPF 2018 - Paper II: (Total Marks 200; Duration – 3 Hours)
General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Result for UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam is expected to be declared in last week of August 2018 or in the first week of September 2018. If a candidate secures minimum qualifying marks in Paper 1 only then answer sheet of Paper 2 will be considered for checking.
A Merit will be announced on the basis of UPSC CAPF 2018 Written Exam and Interview which make total marks 600.
Result for UPSC CAPF 2018 will be published on official website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in. Roll no. of qualified candidate will be displayed. Result details will be shown some days later with Name, Date of Birth, Roll Number, Category and Marks obtained.
Steps to Download UPSC CAPF 2018 Result:
UPSC CAPF 2018 Cut off will also be declared on UPSC’s official website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in and the procedure of availing Cutoff information is the same as that of Result given above.
In UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam minimum qualifying marks may be different every time the exam is conducted. Ex-service man gets some relaxation on minimum qualifying marks in written exam.
Minimum Qualifying Marks in Written Exam for Gen / ST / SC / OBC – 25%
Minimum Qualifying Marks in Written Exam for Ex. Service Man – 20%
Observing the previous years’ UPSC CAPF cut off, expected cut off for UPSC CAPF 2018 is being given below:
Expected Cutoff Marks (Out of 200) in UPSC CAPF 2018 - Written Exam (Paper 1)
Expected Cutoff Marks (Out of 450) in UPSC CAPF 2018 - Written Exam
|Paper 1 + Paper 2||General||OBC||SC||ST||Ex.Service|
Expected Cutoff Marks (Out of 600) in Final Result for UPSC CAPF 2018
|Paper 1 + Paper 2 + Interview||General||OBC||SC||ST||Ex.Service|
Candidates who are declared qualified in UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam will be called for next round i.e. Physical Standards / Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standards Test.
Selected candidate is eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandant. They must send or present original documents related to category, academic qualification, residential proof, admit card and scorecard etc. as is directed by the authorised office.
If candidate qualifies meeting Physical Standards as per the norms of selections, will be eligible for Physical Efficiency Test as mentioned below:
Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):
|1.||100 Meters race||In 16 seconds||In 18 seconds|
|2.||800 Meters race||In 3 minutes 45 seconds||In 4 minutes 45 seconds|
|3.||Long Jump||3.5 Meters (3 chances)||3.0 meters (3 chances)|
|4.||Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)||4.5 Meters||----|
Note: Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidate will be rejected.
(ii) Interview / Personality Test:
Candidate, qualified in Medical Standards Test, will be called for Next Phase i.e., Interview and Personality Test which will be conducted by UPSC. Candidate, who has made appeal before Review Medical Board against declaring physically unfit, will also be eligible for Interview and Personality Test.
The Interview and Personality Test will be for 150 Marks. Candidate short-listed for Interview and Personality Test, will have to submit Detailed Application Form denoting preference for forces.
(iii) Final Selection / Merit:
Final Selections will be based on the merit list constructed involving marks secured by the candidates in the Written Exam and Interview / Personality Test.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.