UPSC will release the notification of CAPF Exam 2020 on April 22, 2020. UPSC CAPF 2020 will be conducted in offline mode on August 09, 2020. UPSC conducts CAPF Exam once in a year. The exam is for recruitment of candidates in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). The exam is popularly referred to as UPSC CAPF.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), a constitutional body conducts UPSC CAPF for making a merit based selection and recommendation of candidates. It is through UPSC CAPF that assistant commandants such as BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP and SSB are hired.
|Exam Pattern Highlights|
|Name of the exam||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)|
|Abbreviated as||UPSC CAPF|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission|
|First Round||Written (Paper 1 is based on General Ability and Intelligence and Paper 2 based on General Studies, Essay and Comprehension)|
|Second Round||Physical ability test|
|Third Round||Interview/ Personality Test|
The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the results for each stage of the selection process shall be out on different dates. Candidates must check the schedule given below to acquaint themselves with events related to UPSC CAPF 2020:
|Official notifications||April 22, 2020|
|Last date to fill application||May 12, 2020|
|UPSC CAPF 2020||August 09, 2020|
|Written result declaration||September 2020 (Tentative)|
UPSC CAPF is a written examination in the first round. The written examination comprises 2 papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will consist of multiple choice questions on general ability and intelligence having four alternatives. Paper 2 is of descriptive type and questions are on General Studies, Essay and Comprehension.
Candidates who clear the first round will be eligible for the part 2 of UPSC CAPF exam which will be a Physical Endurance and Medical Test. This will be followed by the third round, which will be interview and personality test. The final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of the overall performance in all the three rounds. Marks of all the rounds will be considered for making the merit list.
(i) Written Test: The written exam to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on August 18, 2020 and will comprise two papers. More details is given below:
|Paper 1||Paper 2|
|Total questions: 200 (MCQ)||Total questions: 6 (Descriptive)|
|Total Marks: 250||Total Marks: 200|
|Duration: 2 hours||Duration: 3 hours|
(ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests:
Applicants who are qualified in the written test will be called Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards, specified in will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :
|100 Meters race||In 16 seconds||In 18 seconds|
|800 Meters race||In 3 minutes 45 seconds||In 4 minutes 45 seconds|
|Long Jump||3.5 Meters (3 Chances)||3.0 meters (3 chances)|
|Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)||4.5 Meters||-|
Note: Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidate will be rejected.
(iii) Interview/Personality Test: Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in the Physical Efficiency Tests will be called for Interview/Personality Test. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks. Candidates who are shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.
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Paper 1 of UPSC CAPF is of multiple choice questions, carrying 125 questions, the total marks of which is 250. Negative marking is applicable in paper 1 only. The detailed marking scheme has been explained below in bulleted form:
|Paper 1||General Ability||Analogies, Arrangements, Problem Solving, Syllogisms, Spatial Orientation, Space Visualization, Analysis, Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Arithmetic Number Series, Figural Classification, Coding and Decoding, Relationship Concepts, Statement Conclusion etc.|
|Intelligence||General Mental Ability, General Science, Current Events of National and International Importance, Indian Polity and Economy, History of India, Indian and World Geography|
|Paper 2||English Language and Comprehension and Essay||Essay Writing, Comprehension, Precis Writing, Counter Argument, Communications, Report Writing, Language Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, etc.|
|General Studies||History India, Current Events – National and International, Indian National Movement, Geography – India, About India, Eminent Personalities, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Economy, General Polity, General Science, Indian Constitution, Science and Technology etc.|
|CPF Assistant Commandants (AC) Examination||Ramesh Publishing House|
|CPF Assistant Commandant AC Exam||Arihant Books|
|UPSC CPF Assistant Commandant Exam Practice Workbook||Kiran Prakashan|
|UPSC CPF AC Examination||Lucent Publication|
|Sachchidananda Books||UPSC Portal|
The important instructions UPSC CAPF as mentioned on the official website, are given below:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.