UPSC CAPF 2024, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

UPSC CAPF 2024: The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts the Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF) to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandants. Eligible candidates get appointed for Assistant commandants in BSF, CRPF, CISF, SSB. Here in this article, we know about eligibility criteria, exam pattern, exam syllabus for the post of UPSC CAPF 2024.

The Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF) role is to defend the national interest mainly from internal threats. Women were not recruited for the Central Armed Police Forces but later the woman was also selected as commandants. The role of women was allowed but limited to supervisory roles in CAPF. The Union Home Minister announced that women’s representation in the CRPF and CISF would be made 15 percent while 5 percent in BSF, ITBP, and SSB.

Overview of UPSC Central Armed Police Forces 

Name of the ExamUPSC CAPF 2024
ConductingUnion Public Service Commission
Type of the ExamCentral Level Recruitment
Education QualificationDegree
EligibilityBachelor’s Degree

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CAPF 

Age Limit: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

The age of the candidate must be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 25 years.

The candidate must be physically fit and the measurement for height, and health.

Educational Qualification:

The candidate who wants to apply for the post must complete a graduate degree from a recognized university.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee for all candidates is 200/-
  • There is no application fee for SC/ST category and female candidates.
  • The payment can be done through debit cards, credit cards, and internet banking. The application fee will not be refunded once paid.

Vacancy Details:

Name of the PostTotal Vacancies


Physical Standards for UPSC Central Armed Police Forces 

Male Candidates:

Height: 165 cms

Chest: 81 cms

Weight: 50 kg

Female Candidates:

Height: 157 cms

Weight: 46 kg

Physical Efficiency Tests(PET)

100 mt. Race16 sec18 sec
800 mt. Race3 min 45 sec4 min 45 sec
Long Jump3.5 mt3.0 mt
Shot-Put4.5 mt


Selection Process:

The selection process can be of three stages.

  • Written Examination
  • Physical and Medical Examination
  • Physical and Efficiency Test

Exam Pattern for UPSC CAPF 2024

The exam contains two papers

Paper-1 contains General Ability and Intelligence subjects

Duration2 hours
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Total Questions125
Total Marks250
LanguageEnglish and Hindi


Paper-2 contains General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension and the paper type is descriptive type.

Duration3 hours
Questions Type Descriptive Type Questions
Total Questions7
Total Marks200
Negative Marking1/3 marks will be deducted


Exam Syllabus for CAPF 


  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • General Science
  • General Mental Ability
  • History of India
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Indian and World Geography


The essay questions are in the long narrative form either in Hindi or English language and the topics are

  • Geography
  • Polity and Economy
  • Knowledge of Security
  • Human Rights Issues
  • Modern History
  • Analytical Ability
  • Simple Grammar
  • Language Testing
  • Comprehension Passages

Important Dates for UPSC CAPF

The Application Form will be available from2nd week of April 2024
Last Date to fill the application form1st week of May 2024
Examination Date1st Week of August 2024
ResultSeptember 2024
InterviewNovember 2024



Candidates can visit the official website to check the result. The qualified candidates have to appear for physical standards and physical efficiency tests and medical standards tests.

How to apply for UPSC CAPF?

  • The interested candidates can apply for CARF 2024 and the method is only online mode.
  • Fill in all the details such as name, parents name, education qualification, date of birth, residential and permanent address, email ID, mobile number, etc.
  • Candidates must upload the passport size photo and signature.
  • Pay the application fee by using a debit card, credit card, and internet banking.
  • Before submitting the application verify the details in the application form.
  • Take a printout copy of the application form for future reference.

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