UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification Released: Apply Online For 209 Vacancies, Notification PDF, Exam Pattern

UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification PDF

UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the much-awaited UPSC CAPF Notification 2020 on 18th August 2020 as per the official calendar of UPSC. The UPSC will be recruiting 209 eligible candidates as an Assistant Commandant (AC) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Through this recruitment, the selected candidates will fill up the AC vacancies in BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, and ITBP branches of CAPF. The recruitment is conducted once in a year by UPSC.

The Online application for the UPSC CAPF 2020 is active from 18th August to 07th September 2020. Candidates can check the UPSC CAPF 2020 eligibility criteria, Steps to Apply Online, important dates, exam pattern, and other details below.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification: Highlights

Here is a quick overview of the UPSC CAPF 2020 exam for the convenience of our readers.

Name of Exam Combined Central Armed Police Forces Exam (CAPF exam)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Recruitment of the Year 2020-21
Frequency Once a year
UPSC CAPF Notification 18th August 2020
Minimum Eligibility Graduation
Stage of UPSC CAPF Exam Four Stages
Exam Fees Rs 200/-
Negative Marking 0.33 marks for objective type exam
Mode of exam Offline
Official Website

UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2020 Notification PDF

The UPSC CAPF AC Official Notification 2020 is released on 18th August 2020. The candidates will be able to apply online from 18th Aug to 7th September 2020. The official notification for the UPSC ACs PDF is given below.

UPSC CAPF 2020: Important Dates

Check important dates related to UPSC CAPF 2020 in the table below.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Important dates 
UPSC CAPF Notification Release 18th August 2020
Start date of online application 18th August 2020 
Last date to apply online 07th September 2020 
Issuance of Admit Card November 2020 (tentative)
Exam Date 20 December 2020
Release of Answer Key To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced

UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification: Vacancy

The post-wise vacancy distribution for UPSC CAPF 2020 is given below.

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants 2020 Vacancies

Security Forces Number of Vacancies 
BSF 78
SSB 22
Total 209

UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification: Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality

A candidate must be either:

(a) a Citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: The candidates must be in possession of a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India for categories (b), (c), (d), and (e).

2. Educational Qualification

The candidates should hold Bachelor Degree in any stream.

3. Age Limit

The candidates must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August, 2020, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1995 and not later than 1st August, 2000.
Age Relaxation is given below as per the category of the candidate.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Defense Services Personnel disabled
in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area
3 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECO/SSCO 5 years
PwBD 10 years

Application Fee For UPSC IES Exam 2020

The application fee can be paid with either online mode or offline mode.
Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 07/09/2020 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date.

The application fee for different categories can be checked below.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD/Female Exempted
2 General and Others Rs. 200/-

How To Apply For UPSC CAPF 2020?

It is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the UPSC CAPF Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. The Steps to apply online for the UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam will comprise of two stages: || Registration | Login || The steps to apply online is given below.

Part-I Registration
  1.  Click on the official link, provided below.
  2. Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
  3. Click on New Registration in the application window.
  4. Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.
  5. Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form.
  6. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.
Part-I Registration
  1. Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for UPSC CAPF AC 2020.
  2. Upload the photograph and signature.
  3. The candidates will then required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  4. Lastly, pay the required application fee online.
  5. Take out a print out of the application form for future use.

Apply Online Link For UPSC CAPF 2020

The UPSC CAPF 2020 online application is active till 07-09-2020. The apply link is active now.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Recruitment: Selection Process

The candidates will be selected through the following four stages of Exam:

  1.  Written Examination: The written examination to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission will be held on 20th December 2020 and will comprise two papers. Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper-II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  2.  Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
  3. Interview/Personality Test
  4. Final Selection / Merit

UPSC CAPF 2020: Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for the UPSC CAPF 2020 Assistant Commandants is given below:

1. Written Exam

  1. The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on 20th December, 2020 and will comprise two papers. Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  2. 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.
  3. Paper I will be the General Ability and Intelligence of 250 Marks
  4. Paper II will be General Studies, Essay and Comprehension of 200 Marks
  5. In Paper II the candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only.

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2020

Slots Syllabus Marks
Paper-I (10am-12pm) General Ability and Intelligence Objective type; 250 marks
Paper-II (2 pm- 5 pm) General Studies, Essay and
Subjective type; 200 marks

2.Physical Efficiency Test

Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. The criteria for the Physical Efficiency test is given below.

Category Male Female
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 Meters
3 chances
 Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)   4.5 Meters NA

3. Viva Voce

Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission. 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. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks.

UPSC CAPF 2020: Exam Centre

Candidates check the list of exam centers given in the table below.

Ahmedabad Jammu
Bengaluru Kolkata
Bhopal Lucknow
Chandigarh Mumbai
Chennai Patna
Cuttack Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Delhi Shillong
Dispur Shimla
Hyderabad Thiruvananthapuram

UPSC CAPF 2020 Admit Card

Admit card or E-admission certificate will be issued to a candidate 3 weeks before the commencement of the exam. Candidates can download their respective admit cards from the official website of UPSC, as well as through this website.

The candidates will require their RID (Registration ID) and date of birth or roll number and date of birth or name, father’s name, and date of birth to download the admit card. The following are the details required to download UPSC AC Admit Card 2020.

For Registration Id For Roll Number
Registration IdDate of Birth

Captcha Code

Submit icon

Roll NumberDate Of Birth

Captcha Code

Submit Icon

UPSC CAPF 2020 Answer Key

UPSC CAPF 2020 Answer Key will be available online at the UPSC  official website. To download UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Answer, candidates have to visit the website and just download the answer key given in PDF format.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Result

UPSC CAPF 2020 Result will be declared in the UPSC official website, The result is prepared in the merit list form. Names of only those candidates will be on the list who have qualified the minimum qualifying marks.

About CAPF Exam

CAPF full form is Central Armed Police Force. CAPF is the unified name of the seven security forces in India under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Seven Security Forces are as follows:

  1. CRPF – CRPF full form is Central Reserve Police Force
  2. BSF– BSF stands for Border Security Force
  3. ITBP– is known as Indo-Tibetian Border Police Force
  4. SSB– full form of SSB is Sashastra Seema Bal
  5. NSG– NSG full form is National Security Guard
  6. CISF- full form of CISF is Central Industrial Security Forces
  7. AR- AR stands for Assam Rifles

CAPF is mandated with the responsibility of enabling the Government of India to effectively and efficiently maintain public order, legal rules and regulations, and internal security. It is entrusted to preserve integrity, promote social harmony and development on a national level by placing service and loyalty above self.

Q. When can I apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2020?

Ans. You can apply from 18th August to 07th September for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2020.

Q. How many stages of Exams are there for the UPSC CAPF Exam?

Ans. There will be four stages for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2020: Written test, Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests, and Medical Standards, Tests Viva Voce (Interview), and lastly merit list.

Q. When will the written exam for UPSC CAPF 2020 be conducted?

Ans. The UPSC CAPF 2020 written test will be conducted on 20th December 2020.

Q. How many total vacancies are there for the UPSC CAPF AC 2020 ?

Ans. The UPSC CAPF total vacancies are 209.

Q. Will there be negative marking for the UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam?

Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.33 for every incorrect answer in the Objective Test.

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