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UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility: Age, Nationality, Qualifications

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Oct 21, 2020

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UPSC CAPF Eligibility involves the criteria of academic qualification, age and physical standards of the candidates. The candidate who has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline recognized by the government are eligible to apply for CAPF 2020.

The candidate must have acquired a minimum age of 20 years. The upper age limit of the candidate must be 25 years. However, the upper age limit can be relaxed for candidates belonging to various reserved categories.

The candidate who wishes to apply for CAPF 2020 must be an Indian national. Both female and male candidates can apply for the CAPF exam. There are different medical standards set by UPSC to apply for the desired post through UPSC CAPF 2020.

The candidates who have already been once selected on the basis of CAPF exam earlier cannot apply for the exam.

Qualification for UPSC CAPF 2020

There are certain educational qualifications that the applicants must possess to be eligible for CAPF. Those who do not meet the criteria are advised to refrain from applying.

  • As part of UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a government recognized university. The University should be incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India.
  • Other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 are also acceptable.
  • Those candidates, who have appeared in the qualifying examination and have yet not got their results, can also apply for CAPF Exam. But, it must be kept in mind that the admission would be provisional until the candidate produces proof of passing the examination after qualifying the entrance test of CAPF.
  • Those candidates who possess professional and technical qualifications recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be considered eligible to apply for CAPF AC.
  • There may be some exceptions in which UPSC may treat a candidate who doesn’t have any of the above-mentioned qualifications as a qualified candidate, given that they have passed an examination conducted by the other Institutions, whose standard justifies their eligibility.

Age Limit for CAPF 2020

As of August 1, 2020, the applicant must be older than 20 years and younger than 25 years, in order to fulfil the CAPF Assistant Commandant Eligibility criteria. It must be noted that the upper age limit can be relaxed for certain candidates, depending on the category they belong to. The details are summarised below in the table:

Age Limit Relaxation for UPSC CAPF
Category Upper age limit relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC) Maximum of 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Maximum of 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Maximum of 5 years
Civilian Central Government Servants Maximum of 5 years
Ex-Servicemen Maximum of 5 years
Those domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 Maximum of 5 years

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Nationality Considerations for UPSC CAPF 2020

The candidate must be an Indian citizen to be eligible for UPSC CAPF. Those who hold citizenship of Nepal and Bhutan are also deemed eligible for this exam. Applicants who belong to other nationalities will not be appointed or employed in the Armed Police Forces unless they have been granted the consent of the Central Government. This must be signified in writing to be considered.


Physical Standards and Medical Fitness for UPSC CAPF 2020

To be eligible for CAPF 2020, the applicants must meet the particular Physical and Medical Standards as specified by the competent authority. This can be found on the official website of CAPF and candidates must take a look before applying. The details are provided below: -

Physical Standards

The minimum requirements that the candidate must meet vary according to gender and are as follows:

Aspect Men Women
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest (unexpanded) 81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion) Not applicable
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

Medical Standards

The following medical standards must be satisfied in order to be eligible for UPSC CAPF AC:

  1. EyeSight
Better Eye (Corrected Vision) Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)
Distant Vision 6/6 6/12
6/9 6/9
Near Vision N6 N9
Limits of Refractive errors permitted -4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia +4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia

It must be noted that if an applicant has undergone LASIK surgery correction, then it must have been according to prescribed criteria as mentioned below:

  • Age – 18 to 35 years
  • Axial-length – 21 to 26 mm.
  • Corneal-thickness 425 micron
  • Pre-LASIK error - 6 D
  • Post-operative - Should be stable period refractive flap
  • Interval - 06 months (post-operative period mandatory

NOTE: Candidate must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery while considering for recruitment in CAPFs.

  1. Carrying angle

The Carrying angle should not be more than 15˚ for male applicants and 20˚ for female applicants.

  1. Hearing Power
  • No degree of deafness or persistent ear discharge should be present.
  • Any other condition (congenital or acquired) such as atresia of the meatus, exostosis, neoplasm which may cause obstruction of ear passage should not be present.
  • Any history of recurrent earache, tinnitus and vertigo should not be present.
  1. Nose
  • Applicants should not have DNS, atrophic rhinitis, tubercular ulceration or chronic sinusitis.
  1. Neck
  • Candidate should not have enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid or other swellings of the neck.
  • An inability to extend the neck fully or any evidence of disease of the spine or cervical vertebrae must not be present.
  1. Teeth
  • Candidate must possess a sufficient number of sound teeth for efficient mastication.
  • Candidate should not have severe pyorrhoea.
  1. Venereal Disease
  • Candidate should not have active signs of clinical VD.
  1. Chronic skin diseases
  • Candidate should not have chronic skin diseases like Leprosy, chronic dermatitis, extensive Pityriasis Versicolor, psoriasis and SLE.
  1. General Standards:
  • No stammering while speaking
  • No indication of chronic diseases like TB, any type of arthritis, high blood pressure, Diabetes, Bronchial Asthma, and heart disease.
  • No perceptible and visible glandular swelling anywhere in the body.
  • Chest should be well-formed, devoid of any abnormality like flat chest, Pigeon chest, with rickety rosary defects.
  • Heart and lungs should be sound.
  • Limbs, hands and feet should be well-formed and fully developed.
  • The perfect motion of all joints should be seen.
  • Should not have any old /malunited fracture of bones.
  • Should not have congenital malformation or defects.
  • Should not bear traces of previous acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution.
  • Should have no disease of the genital urinary tract.
  • No inguinal, scrotal swelling or any type of Hernia.
  • Both the testicles are in the scrotum and of normal size.
  • No knock knees, flat foot, varicose veins.
  • Good mental and bodily health
  • Should not suffer from TACHYCARDIA (more than 100 pulse rate per minute) or BRADYCARDIA (Less than 50 per minute).
  • Should not suffer from Hernia, haemorrhoids, condylomas prolapse rectum.

CAPF 2020 NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates

Another desirable qualification is the possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate. However, it must be noted that these qualifications will be considered at the time of the Interview or Personality Test only. They will have no effect at the time of application.

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CAPF 2020 Non-Eligible Candidates

It may so happen that a candidate has been selected on the basis of an earlier entrance exam for CAPF. Then, such a candidate will not be eligible to appear at a subsequent examination for the same post in the Central Armed Police Forces.

All candidates who are employed in Government Service, whether in permanent or in temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under Public Enterprises must note that they will be required to submit an undertaking. This undertaking must state that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office / Department that they have applied for the examination.

In case it is informed by their employer that they withhold permission to the candidates applying for the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected. The decision of UPSC regarding acceptance of application and eligibility of the candidate will be final.


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

Comments


54 Comments
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ibashisha mukhim
How can I get a job after completion of electrical and electronics engineering? Does doing an embedded course have any benefits for finding jobs?
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kavita rani

Hi Ibashisha. If you want to get a decent job post completing your graduation, there are multiple ways of getting the same. First of all, you can look for a campus placement or give the AMCAT exam. Score well in this exam to get a call for an interview.

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shatakshi patki
My DOB is 4/12/1999, belongs to the general category. How many attempts do I have left in the CAPF-AC?
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kavita rani

Hi Shatakshi. There is no such specific number of attempts for CAPF exam, in case you meet the minimum eligibility, you are eligible to give the exam. The candidates must not be older than 20 years and younger than 25 years, to meet the CAPF Assistant Commandant Eligibility criteria. Refer here to know the exact eligibility criteria.

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sourajit mukherjee
I am doing Msc in mathematics from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad? Am I too late to start preparing for UPSC exam?
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kavita rani

For the candidates belonging to general category, maximum age limit is 32 Years, In case you meet the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned here, you can give the UPSC exam. 

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ambar ahirawar
In an accident, I lost the vision of my left eye and after treatment, now my vision is 70-80% in the left eye. Am I eligible for the UPSC exams?
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kavita rani

Hi Ambar. In case you are applying for techinal services such as Indian Police Service IPS, Indian Railway Traffic Service IRTS, Central Armed Police Force CAPF, etc, you must meet the minimum eligibility requirement. However, you can apply for other other non-technical services such as IAS, IRS etc.

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rinki mahapatra
I am doing Msc in mathematics from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad? Am I too late to start preparing for UPSC exam?
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kapila.gandrola

Hi Rinki,

No, you’re not too late to give UPSC CAPF examination. Although the deadline for Application form submission 2020 has passed, you can apply in 2021. 
To know about the eligibility please visit – UPSC CAPF Eligibility and to get about some preparation tips, kindly visit – UPSC CAPF Preparation tips.

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yash raj singh
What are the minimum marks required for assistant commandant?
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kavita rani

Hi Yash. The UPSC CAPF takes the written exam as the first stage in its recruitment of Assistant Commandant. Candidates must get at least 25% marks in these papers. You can check the previous year cut off list and qualifying marks here.

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sameer
Is it true that once a recommended candidate has not joined the CAPF, he will never be eligible to take that exam further in his life?
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kavita rani

Hi Sameer. If you don’t join even after getting recommendation, your cadidature would be cancelled.

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surabhi s
Is a BSF under training SI is eligible for age relaxation in the UPSC assistant commandant exam? Is he a civilian central government servant?
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kavita rani

Hi Surabhi. The upper age limit can be relaxed for some candidates based on the category they belong to. Refer here to know more.

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koyena biswas
What is the minimum required graduation percentage in order to be eligible for the CDS exam and a position as an assistant with the CAPF?
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kavita rani

Hi Koyena. There is no fixed percentage of marks needed in graduation to apply for the CDS exam. Check out the detailed eligibility criteria here.

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karan rathod
Can an SI of CBI still write the UPSC exam and become an IPS officer?
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kavita rani

Hi Karan. In case you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you can give the UPSC exam to become IPS officer.