UPSC CAPF: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility

UPSC CAPF: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility

UPSC CAPF: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility

UPSC has released the notification inviting the application from the candidates for the Recruitment of Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF) Assistant Commandants(Group A). There are a total of 253 posts in 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 submit their online Application form online.

Selection Procedure 

CAPF Exam consists of three stages such as Written Examination, Physical Fitness Test and a Personal Interview. 

Important Dates

Notification release 20th April 2022
Online Application Start date 20th April 2022
Last Date to Apply10th May 2022
Date of Written Examination7th August 2022

Exam Pattern

PaperPaper I(General Ability and Intelligence) Paper-II(General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension)
TotalQuestions125 (MCQ) 6 (Descriptive)
Marks 250 200
Duration2 Hours 3 Hours


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

Paper 2

  • 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]


As per the notification there are 253 vacancies. 

  • BSF- 66
  • CRPF- 29  
  • CISF- 62 
  • ITBP- 14
  • SSB- 82  

Physical Fitness Test

100 Meters raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 Meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 Meters(3 chances)3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put(7.26 Kgs.) 4.5 Meters

Educational Qualification

A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree of a recognised University. 

Age Limit

As per the notification age limit is 20 years to 25 years on 1st August 2022. 

Application Fees

The application fee of the 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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