CAPF AC 2021 Latest Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Result & Cutoff

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Apr 5, 2021

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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

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).

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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.

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CAPF Highlights

CAPF AC 2021 Highlights

The following table shows important points of CAPF AC 2021 Exam:

Particulars Details
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
Application Fees
  • General/OBC - INR 200
  • SC/ST/ Women - Exempted
Exam Mode Offline
Selection Process
  • Written Test
  • Physical Test
  • Interview
Exam Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk 011-23098543
Official website
CAPF Dates 2021

CAPF AC 2021 Exam Dates

CAPF AC 2021 Exam is held in 4 Phases. Important events regarding the exam are enlisted in the following tabular:

Events Important Dates
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 Eligibility

CAPF AC 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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:

  • Both male and female candidates are eligible for CAPF AC 2021 exam.
  • A candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year can also apply, provided they will have to produce their final result at the time of filling the Detailed Application Form (DAF).
  • The age limit for general candidates is 20 – 25 years of age as of August 1, 2021
  • There is certain relaxation in the age limit for SC, ST, OBC NCL, and Ex-Servicemen. Read About the UPSC CAPF 2021 Reservation
  • Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admission to CAPF AC 2021. Read CAPF AC 2021 Medical and Physical Standards in Detail

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 Applications

CAPF AC 2021 Application Form

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:

  • While filling in the CAPF AC 2021 Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about the choice for the Center for CAPF AC 2021 Exam.
  • If a candidate reaches any other Exam Centre which was not allotted by the UPSC or selected by the candidate and is also not mentioned on Admit Card, the candidature of the candidate will be treated as rejected.
  • The incomplete application form will be rejected immediately. No request or application will be admitted in such a case of rejection under any circumstances.
  • The application form for UPSC CAPF 2021 will be accepted only in the online mode.

CAPF AC Application Fees

Application fee for Assistant Commandant Exam 2021 can be submitted via either online or offline mode.

  • In online mode, a candidate can pay through SBI Net Banking Facility or using a Credit / Debit/ Master/Visa/ Rupay card. In offline mode, the fee can be paid in cash directly to SBI Bank branches.
  • For making payment by cash, the candidate should select the option “Pay by cash” and should print the system generated Pay-in-Slip during Part-II of registration for UPSC CAPF 2021 and deposit the fee at any of the SBI Branch as soon as possible.
Category UPSC CAPF Application Fee
General Category / Unreserved / OBC INR 200
Women/SC/ST Candidate Exempted
CAPF Admit Card

CAPF AC 2021 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download the CAPF AC 2021 Admit Card from 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.

CAPF Exam Centres

CAPF AC 2021 Exam Centres

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.

CAPF Exam Pattern

CAPF AC 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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
Marks 250 200
CAPF Selection Process

CAPF AC 2021 Selection Process

The Selection process of CAPF AC 2021 consists of three broad stages –

  1. Written Test: Candidates must secure the qualifying marks in Paper 1, for their Paper 2 answers to be evaluated.
  2. Medical Test: The candidates who qualify for the PET will be eligible for the Medical Standards Test while the others will be rejected.
  3. Personality Test: Candidates who are deemed fit and who qualify for the Medical Standards Test will be summoned for the final round of Interview or Personality Test.

Note: It must be noted that pregnancy, in the case of female candidates, at the time of PET will be grounds for disqualification.

CAPF Result

CAPF AC 2021 Result and Cutoff

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
General 100-110 160-170
OBC 90-95 155-160
SC 80-90 145-155
ST 70-80 140-145
EX-S 30-35 65-70
CAPF Vacancy

CAPF AC 2021 Vacancy

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)
BSF 78
SSB 22
Total 209

CAPF AC 2021 Salary and Allowances

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.

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


gopi sharma
I am in ITBP FORCE My DOB is-05/01/1992 and DOJ is-22/08/2012 am I agree for UPSC test PLZ tell me
arushi thankur
Is there a negative marking scheme in the UPSC CAPF examination?
kavita rani

Yes, Paper I of the CAPF written exam has the negative marking of 1/3 marks that means for each wrong answer, 33% of marks assigned to that will be deducted as a penalty. You can refer here for more details.

preetam oinam
Which force is considered the best in CAPF?
kavita rani

Central Reserve Police Force, CISF is the best force among all under CAPF. Earlier it was known as Crown Representative’s Police. It became CRPF after the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949.

What are the different forces under CAPF?
kavita rani

There are five branches that are included in CAPF, namely Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo?Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Know about them in detail by tapping here.

puja sao
Who can give the CAPF 2021 exam?
kavita rani

Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in any discipline can apply for UPSC CAPF 2021 exam. Candidates must be 20-25 years of age as of August 1, 2021 to give the exam. Also, they must be born on or later than August 2, 1995, and on or earlier than August 1, 2000

shruti verma
Are there any subjective questions in JK SET exam? And for which subject candidates need to give the exam?
kavita rani

No, all the papers of JK SET exam contain objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQs) only. Candidates must apply for that particular subject that they pursued during their Post-Graduation. Further details are here.

What is the age criteria to apply for JK SET exam? And Is JK SET exam conducted in online mode?
kavita rani

There is no age limit to apply for JK SET exam. The exam is taken in an offline mode as a pen-and-paper based test.

mizna harmain
What is the Age limit for CAPF?
kavita rani

Hi Mizna. The age limit for the candidates belonging to general category must be 25 years; but some age relaxation is also provided to the ones belonging to the reserved category candidates. All further details can be checked online.

kavita rani

UPSC DAF means the Detailed Application form, this form needs to be filled while applying for the UPSC CAPF exam. Candidates are supposed to fill all the academic and professional details correctly in it so that their application gets considered further.

sadim ansari
How many candidates give the UPSC CAPF exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. Close to 3-4 lakh candidates give the UPSC CAPF exam each year, but just half of them selected in the written exam. Out of which a few get considered further, so you need to work really harder to get a good score.

Who conducts the Physical/Medical test in the UPSC CAPF exam?
kavita rani

Hi Swarup. UPSC holds the responsibility to take the physical and medical exam, the result provided by them is considered final and candidates will be considered further based on their performance in physical and medical exam.

indravadan g vasava
A candidate of the age above 25 year and 9 months is eligible for the UPSE CAPF exam??
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Hii Indravadan. No, you are not eligible as applicant must be older than 20 years and younger than 25 years, in order to fulfil the CAPF Eligibility criteria. There are certain upper age limit can be relaxation for certain candidates, depending on the category they belong to. For more details Click Here

rohit chaudhary
when,the next date of application form is going to release ?
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Hii Rohit, it is expected that the notification of UPSC CAPF 2021 exam will be released in April 2021. For more details Click Here

I nikita. Meri height 150 cm h. Obc caste hu. Kya mai eligible hu. Bihar se hu.
common admission test

Hii Nikita. The minimum height requirment for UPSC CAPF Exam for girls is 157 cm. For more details about eligibility criteria please Click Here

ruchita milind fating
I am facing difficulty in downloading the admit card ? I tried many times . Can anyone help me
mohammed najamuddin
What is CAPF Exam and who conducts it?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Union Public Service Commission takes UPSC CAPF for making a merit-based selection and recommendation of candidates. Through UPSC CAPF that assistant commandants like BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, and SSB are appointed.

puja sao
How many times does UPSC hold the CAPF exam?
kavita rani

Hi Puja. There is no such specific number of attempts for CAPF exam mentioned in the notification, in case you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you can give the exam. Check other details here. 

deep jyoti das
Who all recruit through CAPF Exam?
kavita rani

Hi Deep. Forces for which candidates are recruited through this exam include Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), etc.

rajneesh kumar
Sir I have discharge from indian army doing 6 years of service .. Can I eligible for CAPF exam

Hello Rajneesh,

You will be eligible for CAPF only if your term is defined under the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979 and your age is 30 years or below.

pawan kaushik
Can I get age relaxtiation being an Armed force personnel?

Hello Sir,

No, you can not get age relaxation for being an Armed Force Personnel as this clause is only applicable for Civilian Central Government Servants.