UPSC CAPF (AC) 2019 — Eligibility, Online Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination 2019

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Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination, abbreviated as CAPF (AC) Exam 2019 is conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission. It is conducting for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group-A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). This page updates the all new announcements regarding Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination. Find every single and important information right at this page regarding UPSC CAPF 2019 Examination. Download eligibility standards and qualification requirements of it, and most important thing- “How to prepare for UPSC CAPF 2019 Exam?”. Direct links to download CAPF (AC) Exam Syllabus, pattern of examination and question papers of previous years are provided for the ready reference of candidates. Kindly read carefully the article before applying online.

UPSC CAPF (AC) Examination 2019

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UPSC CAPF (AC) 2019 — Eligibility, Form, Syllabus, Exam, Apply

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2019
Vacancy name:UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Recruitment 2019
Important Dates:
  1. Starting date of submission of application: 24.04.2019
  2. Last date of submission of application: 20.05.2019 till 18:00 hrs
  3. Last date of fee payment by cash: 19.05.2019
  4. Last date of fee payment by online mode: 20.05.2019
  5. Dates for online application withdrawn: 27.05.2019 to 03.06.2019 till 06:00 PM
  6. Date of UPSC CAPF AC Exam: 18.08.2019
Application Fee:Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India, or by using Credit/Debit Card. Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee.
Eligibility:Bachelor’s degree of a University in any discipline.
Important links:
How to apply:Candidates may submit their applications through online registration system. There is No need to send any print-out copy of application. Check following links to see notification pdf and online application submission.

Eligibility Standards of UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam

Check the required qualification standards, experience details, salary, and other eligibility norms at below provided table.

A.QualificationCandidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University in any discipline. Only the Indian citizen may apply.
B.ExperienceNo experience is mandatory. However, Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification.
C.Age Barminimum 20 years to maximum 25 years as on 01.08.2019, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1994 and not later than 01.08.1999. Upper age limit is relaxable according to the rules of central govt of India.
D.Physical StandardsAs per shown below
E.GenderMale & Female both type of candidates may apply to CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam.

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Vacancy Details:

  • Border Security Force — 100 Posts
  • Central Reserve Police Force — 108 Posts
  • Central Industrial Security Force — 28 Posts
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police — 21 Posts
  • Sashastra Seema Bal — 66 Posts

UPSC CAPF AC 2019 Selection Procedure

Following are the successive stages of recruitment process. Candidates must have to qualify all these steps one-by-one. Only the successful candidate of one stage, shall be admitted to appear in further stage(s) of selection.

  1. Written examination
  2. Physical standards test (PST)
  3. Physical efficiency test (PET)
  4. Medical fitness test
  5. Interview
  6. Final selection / Merit list
UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam Pattern

The written examination will consist of Two papers containing Multiple choice objective type questions. Paper-I will be evaluated first and evaluation of Paper-II will be done
only of those candidates who qualify in Paper-I. Pattern and scheme of both papers is given below.

  1. Written Test (Paper-I)

Paper-I will based on the test of General Ability and Intelligence. This will have questions of objective (multiple answers) type with a total weightage of 250 Marks. Time duration of Paper-I will be maximum 02 hours. Paper will be set bilingual, i.e. in English as well as Hindi.

1.Mental Ability125 total questions250 maximum marks
2.General Science
3.Current Affairs
4.Indian Polity & Economy
5.History of India
6.Geography Knowledge
  1. Written Test (Paper-II)

Paper-II will based on study of General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. This will have a total weightage of 200 Marks. In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi language, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only. Time duration of Paper-I will be maximum 03 hours.

Topic/ SubjectQuestionsMarks
Precis writing0230
Report writing0120
Essay writing (candidates have to write approximately 800 words in the essay)0180
Questionnaire from comprehension & unseen passage0240
Setting of counter argument type questionnaire0210
Questions based on Other grammar topicsnot set20

UPSC CAPF (AC) 2019 Syllabus

The written examination of CAPF (AC) will comprise of two papers. The syllabus of both question papers is given below.

  1. Written Exam (Paper-I) Syllabus
1.Mental AbilityQuestions will be designed to test logical reasoning and quantitative aptitude of candidate including numerical ability, and data interpretation.
2.General ScienceTopics will be covered from general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and
appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation of an aware citizen. New areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science will also be included.
3.Current AffairsThe section will be set to check the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international importance. Questions will be set from the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations.
4.Indian Polity & EconomyThis shall aim to assess knowledge of candidates regarding the Country’s political system, Constitution of India, social systems and public administration. Questions will also be asked from economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
5.History of IndiaThis will broadly cover the subjects of India’s social, economic and political aspects. Areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement of India shall also be included.
6.Geography KnowledgeThis shall cover the knowledge of physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.
  1. Written Exam (Paper-II) Syllabus

Paper-II will based on study of General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi language, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only.

PART-AEssay questions will be set in the Part-A which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English language totaling 80 Marks. The topics will covers modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
PART-BComprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills will be tested through Part-B. It is to be attempted in English language only (Marks 120). Topics will be Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

NOTE: Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers
marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Paper. Candidates should also ensure that in Paper-II they write the answers only in the medium allowed by the Commission for the different Components. There will be a provision of obtaining minimum qualifying marks separately in each papers. Paper-I will be evaluated first and evaluation of Paper-II will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Paper-I.

UPSC CAPF (AC) 2019 Physical Test Norms

Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests are mandatory to be qualified. Following are the details of physical test norms.

  1. Physical Standard Test (PST Norms)
Height165 cm157 cm
Chest81 cm (unexpanded), with minimum 05 cm of expansionNA
Weight50 Kg46 Kg
  1. Physical Efficiency Test (PET Norms)
100 Meters raceTo be competed in 16 secondsTo be competed in 18 seconds
800 Meters raceTo be competed in 3 minutes 45 secondsTo be competed in 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 Meters (within 3 chances)3.0 Meters (within 3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kg)4.5 MetersNA
UPSC CAPF AC 2019 Interview

Candidates who are declared qualified in Physical Standards Test/ Physical Efficiency Test/ Medical Standards Test, will further be called to appear in Interview/Personality Test. Candidates who are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called for Interview/ Personality Tests provisionally. Candidates will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces. Interview/ Personality Test will carry a total of 150 Marks.

CAPF AC Admit Card 2019

Admit Card

Union Public Service Commission has issued the schedule of CAPF Assistant Commandants Exam 2019. The written test is set to be conducted on 18.08.2019. Downloading of UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2019 is expected to available before 10 to 15 days of examination. Candidates are advised to take print out of the hall ticket/admit card well in advance.

CAPF AC Result 2018 Cut-Off Marks

UPSC Results

The written exam is scheduled to be conducted on 18.08.2019. Results and cut-off marks list may be announced after the two months of exam on official website of UPSC. Most probably, CAPF AC Result 2019 could be declared in the month of October 2019. Candidates may download the CAPF Result Status from the provided link.

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