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CAPF AC 2021 Exam Pattern and Subject-wise Syllabus in Detail

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May 1, 2021

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the CAPF AC Exam once a year. UPSC will release the official notification of CAPF AC 2021 on April 15, 2021.  In the meantime, candidates can download CAPF AC Question Papers for better understanding. 

CAPF Application Process will be done for the posts of 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 CAPF AC written test comprises 2 papers. Paper-I consists of 125 objective type questions and Paper-II is descriptive in nature. The duration of Paper-I is 2 hours and Paper 2 must be completed within 3 hours.

All candidates who clear both the papers of UPSC CAPF 2021 will be eligible for the second round which will be a Physical Ability Test and Medical Test.

CAPF Highlights

CAPF AC 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Here are the key points of the CAPF AC exam pattern:

Particulars Details
Name of the exam Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Assistant Commandants (AC)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Selection Three Rounds
First Round Written Test
Second Round Physical ability test
Third Round Interview/ Personality Test
CAPF Dates 2021

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam Dates

Event Date
CAPF AC 2021 Official Notification April 15, 2021
Starting of CAPF AC 2021 Application form April 15, 2021
Last date to fill application form May 05, 2021
CAPF AC 2021 Written August 08, 2021
CAPF AC 2021 Written Test Result October-November 2021
Personality Test To be announced
CAPF Written Test

CAPF AC 2021 Exam Pattern: Written Test

  • CAPF AC 2021 written exam is the first round in the selection process of CAPF AC Exam.
  • The written examination comprises 2 papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Get CAPF AC Preparation Tips
  • 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.
Particulars Paper-I Paper-II
Number of Questions 200 6
Type of Questions MCQ Descriptive
Duration 2 hours 3 hours
Total Marks 250 marks 200 marks
CAPF Medical Test

CAPF AC 2021 Exam Pattern: PET & Medical Standards Tests

Candidates who clear the first round will be eligible for Stage 2 of the CAPF AC exam which will be a Physical Endurance and Medical Test.

This will be followed by the third round, which will be an interview and personality test. The final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of the overall performance in all three rounds.

Particulars Male Female
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 candidates will be rejected.

CAPF Marking Scheme

CAPF AC 2021 Marking Scheme

Paper-II of UPSC CAPF is of multiple-choice questions, carrying 125 questions, the total marks of which is 250.

Negative marking is applicable in Paper-I only. The detailed marking scheme has been explained below in the bulleted form:

  • For each wrong answer, 1/3rd marks will be deducted.
  • If there are two answers for a single question, it will be considered as the wrong answer and 1/3 will be deducted even if any one of the answers is correct.
  • If no question is answered, no deduction is made.
  • In Paper-II, which is a descriptive paper, there are 6 questions, the total marks of which is 200.
  • In Paper-II, no negative marking is applicable.
  • The third round, which is the interview round, carries 150 marks.
Syllabus Paper I

CAPF AC 2021 Syllabus of Paper-I

The objective type questions with multiple choices in CAPF Paper-I cover the following topics:

Subjects Topics
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
Syllabus Paper II

CAPF AC 2021 Syllabus of Paper-II

Paper-II will only be checked of those candidates who clear the Paper I. Here is the detailed syllabus of CAPF AC 2021 Paper-II:

Subjects Topics
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.

Candidates should enter the examination hall 20 minutes before the scheduled time. No candidates will be permitted to enter the examination hall if they report 10 minutes after the scheduled time of the examination.

Bring a black ballpoint pen for Paper-1 and Paper 2 to the Examination Hall. Answers marked by other pens would not be evaluated.

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

Comments


34 Comments
B
bhagyashri kene
"I am not good in Intelligence section paper 1, please tell me some topics that I need to focus upon? "
J
jaya garg

Hi. You can refer to topics like General Mental Ability, General Science, Current Events of National and International Importance, Indian Polity and Economy, History of India, Indian and World Geography, etc.

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kashish tomar
What after clearing the first round of CAPF AC?
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jaya garg

Hi. Candidates who have cleared the first round will be allowed for Stage 2 of the CAPF AC exam which will be a Physical Endurance and Medical Test. It will be followed by the third round, which will be an interview and personality test. More details regarding CAPF AC 2021 Exam Pattern are here.

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gouri kumari
Can you tell me the exam pattern of CAPF AC 2021?
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jaya garg

Hi. Paper 1 will have multiple-choice questions on general ability and intelligence having four alternatives. While Paper 2 is of descriptive type and questions related to General Studies, Essay and Comprehension are asked in the exam.

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madhu
Hii mai madhu mere exam hai 20ko UPSC CPF ka dikkt y hai ki 2paper hai jisme English hai usme mujhe dikkt hogi because English km aati hai hai pls bataye ky karu
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swati srivastava

Hi Madhu, Greetings from Collegedunia. UPSC CAPF exam is conducted for recruitment of candidates who can become future officers. You can study english and practice more in order to improve. For more details visit: UPSC CAPF 2020

D
deep jyoti das
Does CAPF Exam include negative marking?
J
jaya garg

Hi Deep. Paper 1 of UPSC CAPF which has MCQs have negative marking. Negative marking is applicable in paper 1 only. For more details, refer here.
 

R
riyaz
What is the paper pattern for CAPF Exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Riyaz. CAPF exam comprises 2 papers, Paper 1 is a written test that will be based on multiple-choice questions on general ability and intelligence and paper 2 is descriptive nature. Check other details here.
 

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puja sao
What syllabus is prescribed for CAPF Exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Puja. Paper 1 will have two sections including General Ability and Intelligence, while Paper 2 will have English Language and Comprehension and Essay. Check other details here.
 

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charu ishwar bisen
Hiii Mam, I am studying in b.com 2year and I am 19year old girl. My dream is to do any defence job but I am getting confused whether I prepare for CDS or CAPF Exam. please guide me mam . And I wants to prepare from now from anyof the online platform whether it is helpful for me or not in future???
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aditi arun

Hi Charu,

Since you’re a female candidate, in CDS, you’ll only be eligible for OTA ( Officer’s Training Academy) and not for IMA, IAF or INA. In CAPF, the recruitment is for Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), It is up to your discretion, as to what field interests you most.
To know about UPSC CDS, please visit- UPSC CDS and to know about CAPF Examination, kindly visit- UPSC CAPF

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koyena biswas
How should I prepare for my CAPF assistant commandant exam in 2021?
J
jaya garg

Hi Koyena. First of all, set a schedule for your CAPF preparation and make sure that you adhere to the same. While studying, you must pen down important points and make your personal study material. For detailed eligibility criteria, refer here.

A
avinash sahu
How many years of previous question papers should be referred to for the UPSC CSE?
J
jaya garg

Hi Avinash. You must refer to the last year question papers (at least 5-6 years) for both Preliminary Test and Mains as it will help you understand the kind of questions asked. Check out last Five Year Paper Analysis here.

D
devisingh
What are some good online platforms to prepare for various competitive exams, including aptitude, GA , logical reasoning and English?
J
jaya garg

Hi Devisingh. Some of the good online platforms that can be referred include Adda24/7, Gradeup, Unacademy, among many others.

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puja sao
Some say that by going for the UPSC, the other government tests are easy to give. Is it right?
J
jaya garg

Hi Puja. Becoming an IAS officer is a dream of lakhs of people but to be honest only a few of them can achieve their target. Since the level of competition in the UPSC exam is much higher, so it is important to focus and study accordingly. You need to spend at least 6-12 months dedicatedly while preparing for the exam.

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bhagyashri kene
For IAS preparation, is it important to refer previous year question papers of other UPSC exams - like CDS, CAPF, NDA etc.?
J
jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri. Yes, its very important to refer to the last year question papers of other UPSC exams as it will help a lot in boosting your preparations. You are suggested to do at least 30-40 last year papers. It will help a lot in preparation.

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nafisa khatoon
As a college student, how do I start preparing for the CAPF assistant commandant recruitment?
J
jaya garg

Hi Nafisa. You must start practicing quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning with a dedicated mind and focus more on the numerical ability and data interpretation. In case you want to prepare for the UPSC CAPF with any coaching, refer here.

P
pradeepraje
How do I prepare for an assistant intelligence bureau officer job? Which books should I read? What strategies should I use on the exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Pradeepraj. Since the pattern of this exam has changed recently. So in addition to studying GK, you need to focus more on the Aptitude and reasoning section as well. Try to do more questions as it will help you enhance your learning skills. Also, read a good newspaper daily.

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saurav kumar
Is an IPS officer more senior than a commissioned officer in the Indian army?
J
jaya garg

Hi Saurav. Each of these posts have their own perks, and both are considered as the respectable jobs in India.

S
surabhi s
What other exams can be given while preparing for the UPSC civil services which have a similar syllabus?
J
jaya garg

Hi Surabhi. SSC CGL, CAPF, EPFO, RRB NTPC, etc. are some of the exams which can be given along with giving the UPSC civil exams.

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laxmi mishra
I’m confused whether to prepare for CDS, AFCAT, IES or IPS after civil engineering. (majorly interested in defence services). Is there any other courses for defense which I can prepare for?
J
jaya garg

Hi Laxmi. In case you are interested to be part of the Defence, then you can join any of the following:

Combined Defence Service Exam (CDSE)

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)

Engineering Service Exam (IES)

UPSC- Civil Service (IPS)

Army Technical Entry

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ankita sasmal
Is it true that NSC will conduct SSC next year? Can anyone explain what exactly will be the affect on the SSC exam, posts and salary?
J
jaya garg

HI Ankita. It would be difficulty to say anything right now as the Central Government is looking for the ways to find a solution to the problem of filling forms and appearing for multiple exams. There is no announcement related to the same anywhere on the official websites.

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tanishka shah
Why so many candidates (nearly 40 %) decline to join or quit during training after being selected in CAPF?
J
jaya garg

Hi Tanishka. There are several reasons to this. For instance, some people don’t join CAPF as they are preparing for civil service as well and join civil services after getting selected. Many others are not mentally prepared and want to quit the job as CAPF is a quite demanding job and candidates need to be tough during training.