UPSC CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for aspirants seeking recruitment in the post of Group A officers (Assistant Commandant) in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB. Female candidates can also apply for all post except ITBP. The total number of vacancies through UPSC CAPF 2017 this year is 179.
UPSC CAPF 2017 is scheduled on July 23, 2017. Candidates can apply on the UPSC portal from April 12, 2017. UPSC CAPF 2017 Registration window will close on May 05, 2017. Aspirants are advised to complete the registration process well before the deadline to avoid any inconvenience.
UPSC CAPF 2017 will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper based exam). There will be 2 papers and the total duration of the exam is 5 hours. Paper I is of 2 hours duration and consists of total 125 questions while Paper II is of 3 hours duration and there will be 10 questions in total. Paper I is objective in nature while Paper II is subjective in nature.
The result for UPSC CAPF 2017 is expected to be announced online on or before Sep. 09, 2017. UPSC CAPF recruitment process comprises three stages i.e. written test, physical efficiency test and personal interview.
Candidates can check below the important dates for UPSC CAPF tabulated below. UPSC CAPF 2017 Application Form will be available online from April 12, 2017 to May 05, 2017.
|UPSC CAPF 2017 Registration starts from||April 12, 2017|
|Last date to apply for UPSC CAPF 2017||May 05, 2017|
|Application fee submission by e-challan starts from||May 03, 2017|
|UPSC CAPF 2017 Exam Date||July 23, 2017|
|Announcement of UPSC CAPF 2017 Result||September 09, 2017|
|Availability of DAF (Detailed Application Form) for CAPF||September 14, 2017|
|Last date to submit DAF||September 30, 2017|
|CAPF 2017 Personality Test||January 09, 2018 onwards|
Given below is the eligibility criteria candidates should check before filling the exam form. If the candidate does not able to satisfy the eligibility criteria then the application form can be rejected at any stage. The minimum age to apply for UPSC CAPF 2017 is 20 years.
UPSC CAPF Application form can be filled in online mode only. Candidates have to first register on the official website. The last date to fill the online application form is May 05, 2017. UPSC CAPF Application Form is divided in two parts – Part I is related to filling personal details and fee payment while Part II involves filling qualification details and uploading of scanned images. Given below are the steps to fill online UPSC CAPF 2017 Application form.
To submit the application form, candidates need to pay application fee. Without successful fee payment, Application form will not be accepted. Females and reserved category (SC/ ST) students are however exempted from paying the application fee. Candidates can opt for any of the following methods to remit the application fee:
UPSC CAPF 2017 Admit Card will be available in the month of May, 2017. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website only. Without the admit card entry in the examination hall will not be allowed. UPSC CAPF Admit Card contains following information: name of the applicant, date, venue and time of exam. Given below are the steps to download the UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2017.
Candidates are advised to choose the nearest exam center while filling the online application form. UPSC CAPF 2017 is expected to be conducted across 41 exam centers. Applicants are required to put the preference for UPSC CAPF 2017 Exam Center in the Part II of application form. All the centers are allocated on the “first apply first allot” basis. The list of UPSC CAPF 2017 exam centers below:
UPSC CAPF 2017 consists of 2 papers. Paper I is going to be conducted in online mode while Paper II is a subjective paper. The total duration of the exam is 5 hours. Paper I include 125 MCQs and total marks allocated is 250 marks while Paper II comprises 10 subjective questions and total marks allocated is 200 marks. The exam pattern is different for part 1 and part 2 examination. Check the exam pattern for Paper I and Paper II tabulated below.
UPSC CAPF Paper I is General Ability and Intelligence which aims to test candidates’ knowledge.
|Paper 1||General Ability and Intelligence|
|Duration of exam||2 hours|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Detailed Topics||General Science, History of India and various current affairs|
|Total number of questions||125 questions|
|Total number of marks||250 marks|
|Marks for correct answer||1 mark|
UPSC CAPF Paper II is focuses on candidates’ skills in essay writing and language comprehension. The General Studies section is set in both Hindi and English.
|Paper 2||General studies, Essay & Comprehension|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
|Language for writing essay component||English and Hindi|
|Precise Writing, Comprehension Components and other communication skills||English only|
|Total Number of questions||10 questions|
|Total number of Marks||200 marks|
Candidates can check the UPSC CAPF 2017 Result from the official website. Give below are the steps to check UPSC CAPF 2017 Result:
Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written test will qualify for the subsequent stages. Candidates can result after completion of each stage on the official portal of UPSC.
Candidates are recruited to the post of Assistant Commandant on the basis of candidates’ overall performance in UPSC CAPF. The recruitment process comprises of the following 3 stages:
Candidates can check all the stages of UPSC CAPF Selection Process in details below:
Candidates who manage to qualify the written test are eligible to take part in the physical efficiency test. The physical standards are given below:
|TEST||MALE CANDIDATES||FEMALE CANDIDATES|
|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 meters (3 chances)|
|Shot put (7.26 kg)||4.5 meters||--|
Candidates who manages to clear the physical efficiency test after the written examination are eligible to appear for the personality test.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.