UPSC CAPF Exam 2023 Check Notification, Selection Process, Exam Pattern

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The Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CAPF Exam official notification on the official website. The total vacancies released for the different post is 323. The students who possess the eligibility and wish to work for the country can apply for this post. In this article, I have discussed the important and key points of the UPSC CAPF examination.


The UPSC CAPF examination notice has been released for 323 posts which are divided into different sub-categories. The different posts are Central Reserve Police Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and Central Industrial Security Force. The selection process of UPSC CAPF includes a written test and a physical test. The students who will clear the written exam will be called in for the physical test.

Summary of UPSC CAPF Exam

Recruiting OrganisationUnion Public Service Commission
Notified PostUPSC CAPF ( Central Armed Police Force )
Notification Date18 August 2020
Registration Date18 August 2020 to 07 September 2020
Application ProcessOnline
Latest Exam Dates20 December 2020
Total vacancies323 vacancies
Notified postsVarious defence forces of India.
QualificationThe candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any stream from a recognised university.
Selection processWritten Test
Physical Test
UPSC CDS Computer Based Test Admit Card LinkAvailable soon
Result Link for Computer Based TestAvailable soon
Official NotificationRead Here
Official WebsiteClick Here

Eligibility of UPSC CAPF Exam

The UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 will read out the basic eligibility required by the candidates who wish to apply for the UPSC CAPF examination. The eligibility of the students under the UPSC CAPF Notification is as follows:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate must fall in the age group of 18-25 years.
  • The candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any stream from a recognised university.

How to register for UPSC CAPF Exam?

The notification will also have some basic guideline that will help you to fill up your application form for UPSC CAPF Notification from the official website. Follow simple steps which are given below to submit your UPSC CAPF Application successfully.

  • Go to the official website of UPSC
  • Click on the UPSC CDS Notification link on the home page.
  • post this, apply online for the UPSC CDS 2020,
  • Click on the Apply now for the selected post.
  • The registration window will open, click on “New Registration”,
  • Fill the information form and enter your important details like Name, number, and email id,
  • Enter your details to complete the registration process.
  • After that login again using your Registration ID and Password.
  • Fill the actual registration form carefully and mention your details carefully
  • Now upload required scanned documents and make a payment of application fees.
  • After paying your application fees of Rs 200 for General and OBC while zero for SC/ST.
  • Click on the submit button and take a print out of your application form.

Direct Link To Apply For UPSC CAPF

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern

Written Exam

The paper will be held in the pen and paper mode, the exam will be divided into sections ie Descriptive and Objective paper. The total question asked will be 125 while total descriptive paper will be 6. The objective question will carry two marks each while have 1/3marks will be deducted for the wrong answer.

PaperNumber of questionsMax MarksDuration
General and Mental Ability125250 marks2 hours
General Studies, Essay and Comprehension6200 marks3 Hours

Physical Test

Gender100m Race800m RaceLong JumpShort Put
Male16 seconds3 minutes 45 sec3.5 m4.5 m
Female18 seconds4 minutes 45 sec3.0 m—–

UPSC CAPF Syllabus

General StudiesIndian National Movement, Geography – India, About India, History India, Current Events – National and International, Eminent Personalities, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Economy, General Polity, General Science, Indian Constitution, Science and Technology etc.
General AbilitySpace Visualization, Analysis, Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Arithmetic Number Series, Figural Classification, Analogies, Arrangements, Problem Solving, Syllogisms, Spatial Orientation, Coding and Decoding, Relationship Concepts, Statement Conclusion, etc.
IntelligenceCurrent Events of National and International Importance, General Mental Ability, General Science, Indian Polity and Economy, History of India, Indian and World Geography
English Language and Comprehension and EssayCommunications, Report Writing, Language Skills, Essay Writing, Comprehension, Precis Writing, Counter Argument, Grammar, Vocabulary, etc.

Vacancies of UPSC CAPF Exam

The total vacancies released for the UPSC CAPF exam is 323 which is further divided into different sub-categories of the defence forces:

Central Reserve Police Force108
Border Security Force100
Sashastra Seema Bal66
Central Industrial Security Force28
Indo-Tibetan Border Police21

Books Recommended for UPSC CAPF Exam

The books recommended for UPSC CAPF Exam are given in the table below:

Books recommended for UPSC CAPF
Modern History by Spectrum
CPF Assistant Commandant AC Exam by Arihant Books
Political Science by Laxmikant
Current Affairs
UPSC CPF Assistant Commandant Exam Practice Workbook by Kiran Prakashan
CPF Assistant Commandants (AC) Examination by Ramesh Publishing House
UPSC CPF AC Examination by Lucent Publication

What us the last date for registering for UPSC CAPF?

The last date for registering for UPSC CAPF is 7 September 2020.

What is the eligibility for UPSC CAPF?

The candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any stream from a recognised university

What is the age limit for the students for UPSC CAPF?

The age limit for the students for UPSC CAPF is 20-25 years.

What is the selection process of UPSC?

The selection process of UPSC includes a written test and a physical test after the written test.

What is the total vacancy of UPSC?

The total vacancy of UPSC CAPF is 323.

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All the candidates are suggested to read out the official notification carefully. If you have any type of queries regarding UPSC CAPF Exam,feel free to ask us through the comment section. Thanks!


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