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UPSC CAPF ACs 2023 Notification Out for 322 Vacancy, Last Day to Apply Online

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UPSC CAPF ACs 2023 Notification

UPSC CAPF ACs 2023 Notification has been released on 26th April 2023 for a total of 322 Vacancies. Apply Link is given below. Today is the last day to apply, So, hurry Up! UPSC releases a notification every year for the Recruitment of Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF) Assistant Commandants(Group A) for vacancies 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) in the month of April.

The Candidates can fill out 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 a “first-apply-first-allot” basis.

CAPF ACs Exam consists of three stages: Written Examination, Physical Fitness Test and Interview round. If you are aspiring to clear the CAPF 2023 Exam, you must get an idea about the 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 2023 exam notification.

UPSC CAPF ACs 2023 Exam Notification

The CAPF ACs 2023 Notification has been released by UPSC on 26th April 2023. Candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Commandant by clicking on the link given below. One should check the eligibility criteria before applying. Last Date to Apply for CAPF ACs Recruitment is 16th May 2023.

Download CAPF Official Notification PDF

UPSC CAPF 2023: 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: 6th August 2023
  • PFT: —-
  • Interview: —–
Expected Candidates 2 lakhs approx.
Available Seats 322
Job Location Across India
Official Website https://upsc.gov.in
CAPF 2023 Notification 26th April 2023
Last Date to Apply 16th May 2023
Exam Date 6th August 2023

UPSC CAPF ACs 2023 Exam Date

UPSC has released the official notification on 26th April 2023. Along with the notification, details like exam date, number of vacancies, last date to apply for the exam, etc. has also been released. Candidates are advised to bookmark this page and regularly visit to stay updated about the latest information about the CAPF Exam.

CAPF  2023 Important Dates
CAPF  2023 Notification 26th April 2023
Online Application Starts 26th April 2023
Last Date to Apply 16th May 2023
Admit Card June 2023
 Written Examination 6th August 2023
Result of Online Examination August/September
PET October 2023
Interview Round  —-
Document Verification  —-
Final Merit List Declared  —-

UPSC CAPF Notification 2023: Direct Link to Apply

Check the steps below to apply for UPSC CAPF AC 2023  –

  • Visit the official site of UPSC.
  • On the home page, check the News Events tab.
  • Then click on the CAPF AC 2023 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 out and payment is done, the application process for the CAPF exam is complete.
  • Save the Application form for further updates.

Click Here to Apply Online

UPSC CAPF 2023 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 Previous Year Paper 

Solving UPSC CAPF previous year papers is an essential part of the preparation process for candidates aspiring to crack the exam. It helps them in understanding the exam pattern, the type of questions asked, and the difficulty level of the exam. Moreover, it provides them with ample practice and helps them in improving their time management skills.

Solving previous year’s papers also boosts the confidence level of candidates as they can assess their preparation level and identify their strengths and weaknesses. It is an excellent way to revise the entire syllabus and retain important concepts and topics.

Fill out this Google form and get access to the last 5-year Previous Year Paper of UPSC CAPF. Fill out the form below –

Get Access to 5 Years UPSC CAPF Previous Year Paper

UPSC CAPF AC Syllabus 2023

CAPF Syllabus 2023 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 2023 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]

UPSC CAPF ACs Vacancies

CAPF 2023 Vacancies have been announced. The number of vacancies for CAPF 2023 (Assistant Commandants) is 322. Check the breakdown below –
Total No. of posts
86 55 91 60 30 322

UPSC CAPF AC Selection Process

Written Examination

The structure of the examinations which will be conducted offline is 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.

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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

Let us look into different components of UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria below –

UPSC CAPF Educational Qualification

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from 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 2023, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1998 and not later than 1st August 2003.

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/-

UPSC CAPF 2023 Exam Center

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What is the number of posts available under UPSC CPRF AC Recruitment NOtififcation 2023?

Total number of available posts is 322 nder UPSC CPRF AC Recruitment NOtififcation 2023

When will be the CAPF 2023 exam conducted?

The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on 6th August 2023 and will comprise two papers.

Is there a criterion for negative marking?

There is a negative marking of ⅓ marks (0.33) for every wrong answer.

Will the CAPF exam be conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?

Written Exam for CAPF (Assistant Commandants) will be conducted in offline mode.

What is the last date to apply for CAPF UPSC 2023?

16th May 2023 is the last date to apply for CPAF UPSC 2023