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.
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 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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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.
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: -
The minimum requirements that the candidate must meet vary according to gender and are as follows:
|Height||165 cm||157 cm|
|Chest (unexpanded)||81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)||Not applicable|
|Weight||50 kg||46 kg|
The following medical standards must be satisfied in order to be eligible for UPSC CAPF AC:
|Better Eye (Corrected Vision)||Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)|
|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:
NOTE: Candidate must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery while considering for recruitment in CAPFs.
The Carrying angle should not be more than 15˚ for male applicants and 20˚ for female applicants.
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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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.