The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) has published the CAPF AC Exam Calendar 2021. The official notification will be released on April 15, 2021, and the written exam of the Central Armed Police Force will be conducted on August 08, 2021. Latest News here
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CAPF AC Exam is held for recruitment in Police Forces such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Security Guard (NSG), and Assam Rifles(AR).
The candidates have to clear the written examination, Physical Examination followed by an Interview or personality test to get inducted into the training Academies of these Police Forces.
After the training period, the candidates will become officers and hold the rank of Assistant Commandants(ACs) and will be posted in different battalions.
The following table shows important points of CAPF AC 2021 Exam:
|Exam Name||Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Job Location||Across India|
|Exam Frequency||Once in a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Language||English and Hindi|
CAPF AC 2021 Exam is held in 4 Phases. Important events regarding the exam are enlisted in the following tabular:
|CAPF AC 2021 Official Notification||April 15, 2021|
|Starting of Online Application||April 15, 2021|
|Last Date to Apply Online||May 05, 2021|
|Last Date to Submit Application Fees||May 07, 2021 (Tentatively)|
|Released of CAPF AC 2021 Admit Card||July- August 2021|
|CAPF AC 2021 Written Test||August 08, 2021 (1 Day)|
|Declaration of CAPF AC Written Test Result||September 2021|
CAPF AC 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Assistant Commandant exam is based on factors like age, nationality, gender, academic qualification, physical standard, and the number of attempts. Each factor of CAPF AC 2021 Eligibility Criteria has explained below:
Note: A candidate who gets selected to the post of Assistant Commandant in any of the forces through an earlier exam will not be permitted to appear at a subsequent CAPF AC exam.
CAPF AC 2021 will be available online at the official website from April 15, 2021, tentatively. The last day to fill the application form is May 05, 2021, till 6:00 PM. Here are some important points for the application process:
Application fee for Assistant Commandant Exam 2021 can be submitted via either online or offline mode.
|Category||UPSC CAPF Application Fee|
|General Category / Unreserved / OBC||INR 200|
Candidates will be able to download the CAPF AC 2021 Admit Card from upsc.gov.in by logging in with their Registration ID and Password.
The admit card is expected to be released 10 to 15 days before the exam. The admit card has to be carried to the exam centre.
In case of any discrepancy or if you are unable to download the admit card, the complaint should be made to the Facilitation Counter at UPSC’s office either in person or over the phone on numbers as mentioned here - 011-23381125 / 011- 23385271 / 011-23098543.
Applicants are required to indicate their preferred exam centre while registering for the exam. UPSC can allot any centre other than the one opted by the candidate.
CAPF AC 2021 Exam centres will be allocated as per the “first-apply-first allot” basis and once the capacity of an exam centre exhausts then the centre will not be open for selection to any candidate.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the CAPF AC 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus in the official notification.
The exam is held in offline mode. The recruitment process consists of 3 levels which are a Written Exam, Medical Test, and Interview/ Personality Test.
The exam pattern of the CAPF written test is given below:
|Particulars||Paper 1||Paper 2|
|Subjects||General Ability and Intelligence||General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension|
|Duration||2 hours||3 hours|
The Selection process of CAPF AC 2021 consists of three broad stages –
Note: It must be noted that pregnancy, in the case of female candidates, at the time of PET will be grounds for disqualification.
|Useful Links for CAPF AC 2021 Exam|
The conducting body releases two PDFs files of CAPF AC 2021 Result, one specifies only the roll numbers of qualified candidates, and another mentions roll numbers and names as well.
CAPF AC 2021 Merit List will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview or Personality Test.
The cutoff marks depend on various factors such as level of difficulty, the number of appeared candidates, number of vacancies, and other mischievous facts.
|Categories||CAPF Paper 1 Cut off||CAPF Paper 1 and 2 Cut off|
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the tentative vacancy announcement in the same official notification. The following are the tentative vacancy details for UPSC CAPF 2021:
|Post Name||Number of Vacancies(Tentative)|
There are five branches of CAPF which are Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo‐Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The salary of Assistant Commandant will be INR 56,100/- - INR 1,77,500/-. Read more on CAPF Salary and Additional Perks.
With the job of Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Force of UPSC, there comes a lot of perks and benefits such as Dearness Allowance, Money for Ration House Rent Allowance, Special Duty Allowance, Medical Allowance, Transport Allowance, Hardship Allowance, etc.
Ques. When will the CAPF AC 2021 exam be conducted?
Ans. According to the UPSC Calendar, CAPF AC 2021 application process will start from April 15, 2021, and the exam will be conducted on August 08, 2021.
Ques. How many attempts are there for CAPF AC Exam?
Ans. There is no restriction on the number of attempts. However, the age limit has been mentioned for different categories. Candidates can apply for the CAPF AC exam until the upper age limit exceeds.
Ques. Does CAPF have government job benefits?
Ans. Yes, CAPF is a government job so it comes with its benefits and allowances.
Ques. Does CAPF get a pension?
Ans. Yes, the CAPF gets pensions according to the Seventh Pay Commission’s one-rank-one-pension formula.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.