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UPSC CAPF 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Cutoff, Result, Selection Process

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Jan 14, 2021

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Union Public Service Commission has released the notification of CAPF Exam 2020 on August 18, 2020. Application forms are available from August 18 to September 07, 2020. The exam will be conducted on December 20, 2020.  

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CAPF Exam is held for recruitment of candidates who have the potential of becoming future officers in Police Forces like Border Security Force(BSF), Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF), Indo-Tibetian Border Police(ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal(SSB). The candidates have to clear the written examination, Physical Examination followed by an Interview and 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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  • UPSC CAPF is conducted in 4 Phases – Written Exam, Physical Standard Test(PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test(PET), Medical Standards Tests(MST) and Interview/Personality Test
  • Candidates have to clear the minimum cutoff of each phase to get recommended to the next phase.
  • Both male and female candidates are eligible for CAPF Exam.
  • UPSC CAPF 2020 is conducted for the recruitment of 209 Assistant Commandants. Check UPSC CAPF Selection Process

​UPSC CAPF Vacancy 2020

Post Name Numer of Vacancies
CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) 13
BSF (Border Security Force) 78
CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) 69
ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) 27
SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) 22
Total 209

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 323 posts. The recruitment is for Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

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UPSC CAPF 2020 Highlights

The table shows important highlights of UPSC CAPF 2020 recruitment:

Date of UPSC CAPF 2020 December 20, 2020
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Number of posts 209
Name of Post Assistant Commandants
Selection process Written Exam
Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
Interview/ Personality Test

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UPSE CAPF 2020 Dates

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam is held in 4 Phases. Important events of UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam are as follows:

Event Date (Revised)
Official Notification Release Date August 18, 2020
Last date of Submission of UPSC CAPF Application Form September 07, 2020
UPSC CAPF 2020 Written Exam December 20, 2020
UPSC CAPF Result Released To be announced
UPSC CAPF PST/ PET/ MST Dates To be mentioned in call letters
UPSC CAPF PST/ PET/ MST February 2021(Tentative)
UPSC CAPF Final Result March 2021(Tentative)

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UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility

UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Assistant Commandant exam is based on factors like age, nationality, gender, academic qualification, physical standard and number of attempts. Each factor of UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria is explained below: 


Candidate must be an Indian National. However, If Central Government gives consent in writing for the appointment, enrolment, or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, then the candidate is eligible to appear for UPSC CAPF 2020 exam.


Both male and female candidates are eligible for UPSC Central Armed Police Force 2020 exam.

UPSC CAPF Age Limits

The age limits with relaxations to reserved categories are mentioned below: 

Age Limits

20 – 25 years of age as on August 1, 2020

Born on or later than August 2, 1995 and on or earlier than August 1, 2000

Relaxation in Age Limits ST/ SC category – 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
OBC category – 3 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
Civilian Central Govt. Servant/ Ex-Servicemen: 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 – 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit

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Educational Qualifications

  • A candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Candidates appearing in final year can also apply, provided they will have to produce their final result at the time of filling Detailed Application Form (DAF).     

Reappearing Candidates

A candidate who got 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 UPSC CAPF exam.

Physical Standards

Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admission to UPSC CAPF Exam, 2020.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Application Form

UPSC CAPF 2020 will be available online at the official website from August 18, 2020. Last day to fill the application form is September 07, 2020 till 6:00 PM.  Candidates are required to apply online using the link 

  • While filling in Online Application Form for UPSC CAPF 2020, the candidate should carefully decide about the choice for Center for UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam. If candidate reaches to any other centre which was not allotted by UPSC or selected by the candidate, and also not mentioned on Admit Card, the candidature of candidate will be treated as rejected.
  • Incomplete application form will be rejected immediately. No request or application will be admitted in such a case of rejection under any circumstances.
  • Application form for UPSC CAPF 2020 will be submitted only through online mode. The candidates applying for UPSC CAPF 2020 exam must confirm the eligibility conditions for admission to the exam.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Application form will be completed in 2 parts. The first part is the registration process. On submitting this part of the application form Registration ID will be generated. In the Second part, candidate will have to log in with Registration ID and Password i.e., Date of Birth and then second part of the UPSC CAPF 2020 application form will be displayed.

Step by Step guidance for Filling in UPSC CAPF 2020 Application form:

First Part:

  • Go to
  • Go to Apply Online and Click on it
  • Select Online Application for UPSC CAPF 2020
  • Application form will open
  • Submit required information for registration like Name, Date of Birth, Parents Name, Address, Applying for, Qualification, Nationality, Email Address and Mobile Number
  • Submit Form
  • Registration Information will be sent to Email Address
  • Note RID (Registration ID) and Password (Date of Birth)
  • Go for Second Part of Application Form using the same website

Second Part:

  • Login in with RID and Password in
  • Feed Required Information such as:
  1. Academic Qualification
  2. Categories i.e. ST / SC/ OBC / Central or State Govt. Employee / etc
  3. Physical Measurement i.e. Chest, Height, Weight etc and Fitness
  4. Center for UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam
  5. Scanned Images of Self Photograph and Signature (each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature)
  • Submit Form
  • Go to payment gateway
  • Pay UPSC CAPF 2020 exam fee through Net Banking Facility of State Bank of India or (Associate Bank Merged in SBI Bank i.e. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad / State Bank of Mysore / State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore) or by using any Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

This way application form for UPSC CAPF 2020 exam will be submitted.

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UPSC CAPF Application Fee

Application fee for Assistant Commandant Exam 2020 can be submitted either through online or offline mode. In online mode, a candidate can pay through SBI Net Banking Facility or using 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 2020 and deposit the fee at any of SBI Branch as soon as possible.

Women/ SC/ ST candidates are exempted from fee payment. Rest all applicants are supposed to pay INR 200 as registration fees.

Category UPSC CAPF Application Fee
General Category / Unreserved / OBC INR 200
Women/SC/ST Candidate NIL

UPSC CAPF 2020 Admit Card

UPSC will issue admit cards for Assistant Commandants PST/ PET/ MST in November 2020. Candidates can download Admit Card for UPSC CAPF 2020 from by logging in with their Registration ID and Password.  The admit card has to be carried to the exam centre.

Steps to Download UPSC CAPF 2020 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website-
  • Go to “Admit Card” tab
  • Click on “Admit Card for UPSC CAPF 2020”
  • Enter Registration ID & Date of Birth OR Roll No. & Date of Birth OR Name, Father’s Name & Date of Birth
  • Click on “Submit”
  • Download and Print Admit Card 

In case of any discrepancy or if you are unable to download the admit card, 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.

UPSC CAPF Exam Centers 2020

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. Exam centres will be allocated as per “first-register-first allot” basis and once the capacity of an exam centre exhausts then the centre will not be open for selection to any candidate. List of exam cities mentioned in the official notification of UPSC CAPF 2020.       

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam Centers 2020
Agartala Ahmedabad Aizawl Allahabad
Vishakapatnam Udaipur Bangalore Bareilly
Bhopal Chandigarh Chennai Cuttack
Dehradun Delhi Dharwad Dispur
Gangtok Hyderabad Imphal Itanagar
Jaipur Jammu Tirupati Jorhat
Kochi Kohima Kolkata Lucknow
Madurai Mumbai Nagpur Panaji (Goa)
Patna Port Blair Raipur Ranchi
Sambalpur Shillong Shimla Srinagar
Thiruvananthapuram - - -

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Pattern

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has designed the Assistant Commandant Exam Pattern. UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Pattern is similar to previous years’ exam pattern. 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.

Written Exam

UPSC CAPF 2020 Written Exam will comprise of two papers to be conducted on December 20, 2020. Paper I will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and Paper II will begin from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
Name of the Paper General Ability and Intelligence General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Duration 2 hours 3 hours
Marks 250 200

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

hajina wasim latif
Sir what I write all subject in urdu language

Hello Hajina,

Unfortunately, you can not write the paper in Urdu Language as the medium of examination can be either English or Hindi.

shubhasmita sundaray
My date of birth is 08/06/1995. Am I eligible to apply for capf

Hello Subhasmita,

You will be eligible for CAPF 2020 only if you’re a reserved category candidate and you qualify all the other eligibility parameters. 

biswajit panday
Can I get age relaxtiation being an Armed force personnel?
sukanya kulkarni
My birthdate is 25-08-95 then I'll eligible for CAPF 2020 examination?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Sukanya, candidates applying for this exam must not be above than 25 years of age as on Aug 1, 2019. Therefore, you are eligible to apply. However, you may check other Eligibility Criteria for this exam from here.

sukanya kulkarni
Thank You...????
shailendra mishra
capf ac me phy test me Chest bhi dekhta hai
akansha expert
Hi Shailendra, You may please contact to the exam authority to know about test detail.
vipin tiwari
manu r
Sir,when will be the written result for 2018 be out??
akansha expert
Hi Manu, You may please check the official website of the result information.
vishal sharma

How to check the result of upsc (AC) exam

akansha expert

Hi Vishal, Applicants of UPSC CAPF 2018 recruitment exam can check their result by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official site of UPSC -
  • Find the Final Results section in home page.
  • Click on the PDF link available for Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam, 2018.
  • UPSC CAPF 2018 result will be displayed in PDF format.
  • This PDF file contains roll number, name of the selected candidates.
  • Candidates are advised to take a print out of the result for future reference.
martina pheng
Sir, when will the written result for 2018 be out??
akansha expert
Hi Martina, You may check the official website for getting the information regarding the result information.
vikash kumar
Sir, I belong to SC category. I have qualified for UPSC CAPF 2017. But when i saw my application details, i found that i have mistakenly marked YES in EX-serviceman box. What should I do now?
bhawna vedwal
Hello Vikash, Once the correction application window has closed no candidate is able to make changes in application form. You are not able to make change to your application form. You can contact the Exam authority.
Dear Sir Please tell me whether in CAPF 2017 AC exam ...CISF vacancy is available or not?...As soon as possible Regards Taruna


Hi Taruna, there is no vacancy for CISF in UPSC CAPF AC. A separate entrance exam is conducted for the post of CISF.


Hi Taruna, there is no vacancy for CISF in UPSC CAPF AC. A separate entrance exam is conducted for the post of CISF.