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UPSC CAPF ACs 2022 Notification: UPSC has released the notification for the Recruitment of Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF) Assistant Commandants(Group A) for a total of 253 posts namely Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).  The Candidates can fill the Application form online. Although, it is advised to not wait for the last day rush and fill the form as early as possible. Allotment of the Centres will be on the “first-apply-first-allot” basis.

CAPF Exam consists of three stages: Written Examination, Physical Fitness Test and Interview round. If you are aspiring to clear the CAPF Exam, you must get an idea about latest updates, selection procedure, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, previous year cut off, etc. Do read the complete article in order to get complete details about the CAPF ACs 1 2022 exam notification.

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UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam Notification

The CAPF ACs 2022 Notification has been released on 20th April 2022. Candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Commandants by clicking on the link given below. One should check the eligibility criteria before applying.

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UPSC CAPF 2022: Exam Summary

Name of Exam Central Armed Police Forces
Conducting Body UPSC
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Exam Rounds 3 Stages (Written + PFT + Interview)
Exam Dates
  • Written Test: —–
  • PFT: —-
  • Interview: —–
Expected Candidates 2 lakhs approx.
Available Seats 253
Job Location Across India
Official Website https://upsc.gov.in
CAPF 2022 Notification 20th April 2022

UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam Date

UPSC has released the official notification on 20th April 2022. Along with the notification, details like exam date, number of vacancies, last date to apply for the exam, etc. Candidates are advised to bookmark this page and regularly visit to stay updated about the latest information about the CAPF Exam.

CAPF  2022 Important Dates
CAPF  2022 Notification 20th April 2022
Online Application Starts 20th April 2022
Last Date to Apply 10th May 2022
Admit Card  —-
 Written Examination 7th August 2022
Result of Online Examination  —-
PET October 2022
Interview Round  —-
Document Verification  —-
Final Merit List Declared  —-

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Steps to Apply for UPSC CAPF Notification 2022

  • Visit the official site of UPSC.
  • On the home page, check the News Events tab.
  • Then click on the CAPF AC 2022 Notification.
  • You will see the Apply Online button. Click here.
  • You will be redirected to a new page. Click on the New Registration button.
  • Fill in all the basic details on the registration form.
  • The application form is in two parts – Fill  all the details in Part and pay the amount of the fee in Part II
  • Once the application form is filled and payment is done, the application process for the CAPF exam is complete.
  • Save the Application form for further updates.

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UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam Pattern

Have a look at the UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam Pattern:

Paper Paper I
(General Ability and Intelligence)
Paper II
(General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension)
125 (MCQ) 6 (Descriptive)
Marks 250 200
Duration 2 Hours 3 Hours

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022

CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1

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

CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2

General Studies, Essay(English or Hindi), précis writing & Comprehension
Part A :  Essay questions Topics: Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability. [80 marks]
Part B: Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills  [120 marks]
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UPSC CAPF ACs Vacancies

The number of vacancies has been announced for CAPF(Assistant Commandants) when the UPSC has been released the official notification.
Total No. of posts
66 29 62 14 82 253

UPSC CAPF ACs Selection Process

Written Examination

The structure of the examinations which will be conducted offline are as follows:

Paper I

  • General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks
  • It will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.
  • The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.

Paper II

  • Essay(English or Hindi) -> 80 marks
  • Precis Writing, Comprehension Components, and other communications/ language skills will be English only -> 120 marks
  • It will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
NOTE-I: No credit will be given for answers written in a medium other than the one allowed in the Paper. Candidates will be required to indicate the medium of the Essay Component in the Attendance Lists and on the Answer Book. No credit will be given for the Essay Component if the candidate indicates a medium on the Attendance List and on the Answer Book other than the one in which he/she has written the Essay.
NOTE-II: There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each Paper as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion. 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 Paper-I.

Physical Fitness Test

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests :
Males Females
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
Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidates will be rejected.

UPSC CAPF Interview 

The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks. Candidates who are short-listed for the 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.

UPSC CAPF Merit List

The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test.

UPSC CAPF ACs Eligibility Criteria

UPSC CAPF Educational Qualification

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.


Minimum Age: 20 years
Maximum Age: 25 years
Age will be calculated as on 1st August 2022, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1997 and not later than 1st August 2002.

CAPF ACs Application Fees

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/-

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UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam Center

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Q1. What are the posts available under this recruitment project for freshers?
Ans. The post which will be available in this recruitment project is Assistant Commandants(Group-A).
Q2.  When will be the exam conducted?

Ans. The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held tentatively on 7th August 2022 and will comprise two papers.

Q3. Is there a criterion for negative marking?
Ans. There is a negative marking of ⅓ marks (0.33) for every wrong answer.
Q4. Will the exam be conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Ans. Written Exam for CAPF (Assistant Commandants) will be conducted in offline mode.
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