UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification, Recruitment and Overview

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification Released: 506 Assistant Commandant Vacancies

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UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification, Recruitment and Overview

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification was announced on the UPSC official website for the recruitment of 506 Assistant Commandant vacancies on 24 April 2024. Candidates can find the UPSC CAPF Exam pattern, eligibility, application fee, notification PDF for download, direct link to apply and many other details here in this Veranda RACE blog post.

UPSC CAPF Exam Recruitment

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is responsible for conducting the recruitment of Assistant Commandant (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetian Police Force (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). This CAPF Exam for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants is held under the Rules published by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam is highly sought-after and many UPSC aspirants compete to secure this prestigious central government job. Also, apart from the UPSC CSE Exam, this UPSC CAPF Exam is one of the highly- competitive exam conducted by the UPSC.

This UPSC CAPF Exam holds great value to the government exam aspirants since clearing this will secure esteemed positions in India’s paramilitary or armed forces.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Official Notification

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the UPSC CAPF Exam at regular intervals to recruit eligible Indian candidates for the posts of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

The UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification announcement for the recruitment to the posts of Assistant Commandant (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) was released by the Union Public Service Commission on its official UPSC website on 24 April 2024.

The UPSC released the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification through the exam notice No.09/2024-CPF on 24 April 2024 on its official website.

This UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification announced 506 Assistant Commandant (Group A) vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

The online registration for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 starts on 24 April 2024 and candidates can apply for this UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 until 14 May 2024.

Interested candidates fulfilling the required eligibility criteria such as the UPSC CAPF educational qualification, UPSC CAPF age limit, etc., for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 can apply online through this direct link:

Interested candidates who wish to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 can start applying on UPSC’s official website from 24 April 2024. The last date to apply for this UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 for the recruitment of 506 Assistant Commandant (Group A) vacancies is 14 May 2024.

Candidates who wish to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 can pay the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Application Fee through online mode by using debit card/credit card/Internet Banking/UPI payments until 14 May 2024 (6.00 PM)  as mentioned in the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification PDF.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Exam Overview

Eligible candidates and aspirants who are interested and fulfil the eligibility criteria to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 can find the comprehensive overview of the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification for the recruitment of 506 Assistant Commandant (Group A) vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) below:

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Exam Overview

Organisation

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)

Recruitment Agency

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)     

Exam Name

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024

Post

Assistant Commandant (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)  

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification Release Date

24 April 2024

Start Date of the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Online Application Registration

24 April 2024

Last Date to Apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024

14 May 2024 (6.00 PM)

Last Date for Online Fee Payment for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024

14 May 2024 (6.00 PM)

Edit/Correction Window for Online Application of UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 (Other than OTR Profile)

15 May 2024 to 21 May 2024

Total UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Vacancies

506

Category

Central Government Job

Official Website

https://upsc.gov.in/  

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: No. of Vacancies

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification for 506 Assistant Commandant vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) on 24 April 2024 on the official UPSC website. This UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 conducted by the UPSC is mainly conducted for the direct recruitment of 506 vacancies of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetian Police Force (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in 2024.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 – No. of Vacancies

Name of the Police Force

Vacancies

Border Security Force (BSF)

186

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)  

120

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

100

Indo-Tibetian Border Police(ITBP)

58

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

42

Total Vacancies

506

As mentioned in the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification, 186 vacancies were announced for Border Security Force (BSF) and 42 vacancies were announced for Sashastra Seema Bal.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates who are interested in applying for the UPSC CAPD Exam 2024 for the recruitment to the post of 506 Assistant Commandant vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) should fulfill the following eligibility criteria to apply or register for this exam. 

The eligibility criteria for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 include the Nationality, Sex, UPSC CAPF Age Limit, UPSC CAPF Educational Qualification, UPSC CAPF Physical Standards, etc., which are discussed below in detail in this Veranda RACE blog post as required by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in its UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification PDF released on 24 April 2024:

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Nationality

Candidates who are applying for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs) should be an Indian citizen. It is mentioned in the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification that no person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Indian Government signified in writing be employed or appointed under these rules.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Sex

Both male and female candidates are eligible to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs).

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Age Limit

Interested candidates who are applying for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 for the recruitment of Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years (on 1 August 2024) as mentioned in the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification PDF.  

Candidates should have been born not earlier than 2 August 1999 and not later than 1 August 2004.

The official cut-off date for determining the eligibility of all candidates with respect to the age limit in every respect for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 shall be 1 August 2024.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Age Limit

Minimum Age

20 years

Maximum Age

25 years

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Age Relaxation

Candidates who seek age relaxation based on their categories can take note of the following table when they apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 for 506 Assistant Commandant vacancies in the CAPFs:

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Age Relaxation

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Castes (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST)

5 Years

Other Backward Classes (OBC – Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years

Civilian Central Government Servants

5 years

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

5 years

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Educational Qualification

Candidates who submit their online application for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University or possess an equivalent qualification.

The official date for determining the eligibility of candidates with respect to educational qualification for the SSC CPO Exam 2024 shall be 1 August 2024 according to the SSC CPO Exam 2024 Official Notification PDF.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Educational Qualification

Name of the Post

Required Qualification

Assistant Commandant in the CAPFs

Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or an equivalent qualification

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Physical Standards

Candidates who submit their online application for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admission.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Selection Process

The 506 Assistant Commandant (Group A) vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) announced on 24 April 2024 through the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification PDF will be filled through the following stages mentioned below.

The selection process for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 will consist of the following four phases:

  1. UPSC CAPF Written Exam 2024
  2. UPSC CAPF Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test & Medical Standards Tests 2024
  3. UPSC CAPF Interview 2024
  4. UPSC CAPF Final Selection 2024

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Application Fee

The application fee for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 is mentioned below in the table for the reference of the eligible candidates:

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 – Application Fee

Category

Exam Fee

Women/SC/ST

Fee Exempted  

All other categories

₹ 200

Candidates (Except Women/SC/ST candidates) are required to pay a fee of ₹ 200 either by using online payment by Internet banking facility of any bank or by using Credit/Debit Card/UPI payments or by remitting the money in any branch of the State Bank of India. The last date for the payment of the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024  Application Fee by online mode is 14 May 2024 (6.00 PM).

Applicant who opt for Pay by Cash mode should print their system generated Pay-in slip during Part II Registration and deposit the Exam fee at SBI Branch counter on the next working day only. Pay by Cash mode will be deactivated on 13 May 2024 (11.59 PM).

All female candidates and candidates belonging to the SC/ST are not required to pay application fee for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Written Exam

The UPSC CAPF Written Exam 2024 will be held on 4 August 2024. It comprises of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I Exam will be held from 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM. Paper II Exam will be held from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

UPSC CAPF Paper I Exam will be conducted for a total of 250 marks. This paper will contain Objective Type Questions of General Ability and Intelligence.

UPSC CAPF Paper II Exam will be conducted for a total for a total of 200 marks in General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. 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 in English.

There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each paper as fixed by UPSC. Paper I will be evaluated first and the evaluation of Paper II will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper I.

There will be a penalty / negative marking for wrong answers marked by the candidate in the objective type question papers. Each wrongly answered question will carry a negative marking of one third of the marks assigned to that particular question.  

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: PET/PST/Medical Standards Test

Candidates who are declared qualified in the UPSC CAPF Written Exam 2024 will be summoned for the Physical Standards Test/Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed the Physical Standards will be put through the Physical Efficiency Test (PET).

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 – Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Test

Male

Female

100m Race

In 16 seconds

In 18 seconds

800m Race

In 3 minutes 45 seconds

In 4 minutes 45 seconds

Long Jump

3.5 metres (3 chances)

3.0 metres (3 chances)

Shot Put (7.26 kg)

4.5 metres

– 

Below are the minimum requirements for the physical standards of the candidates applying for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024:

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 – Physical Standards

 

Male

Female

Height

165 cm

167 cm

Chest (unexpanded)

81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)

Not applicable

Weight

50 kg

46 kg

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Interview

Candidates who are declared qualified in the UPSC CAPF Medical Standards Tests 2024 will be called for the Interview / Personality Test. This Interview will be conducted by the CAPF. This will carry 150 marks. 

UPSC CAPF Exam 2024: Exam Centres

The UPSC CAPF Written Exam 2024 will be conducted in the following exam centres as mentioned in the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification PDF:

S No.

Examination Centres

1

Agartala

2

Ahmedabad

3

Aizwal

4

Almora (Uttarakhand)

5

Bengaluru

6

Bareilly

7

Bhopal

8

Chandigarh

9

Chennai

10

Cuttack

11

Dehradun

12

Delhi

13

Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)

14

Dharwar

15

Dispur

16

Gangtok

17

Hyderabad

18

Imphal

19

Itanagar

20

Jaipur

21

Jammu

22

Jorhat

23

Kargil

24

Kochi

25

Kohima

26

Kolkata

27

Leh

28

Lucknow

29

Madurai

30

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

31

Mumbai

32

Nagpur

33

Panaji (Goa)

34

Patna

35

Port Blair

36

Prayagraj (Allahabad)

37

Raipur

38

Ranchi

39

Sambalpur

40

Shillong

41

Shimla

42

Srinagar

43

Srinagar (Uttarakhand)

44

Thiruvananthapuram

45

Tirupati

46

Udaipur

47

Vishalhapatnam

FAQs of IFSCA Grade A Exam 2024

  • Q. What is the eligibility to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024?

    Candidates who are interested to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 must be an Indian citizen within the ages of 20 years and 25 years and must have completed a degree from a recognised university or equivalent qualification.

  • Q. How many vacancies were announced through the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification?

    The recently released UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification PDF announced 506 Assistant Commandant (Group A) vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to be recruited through the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024.

  • Q. When is the last date to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024?

    The last date to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 is 14 May 2024 (6.00 PM). The online payments for the UPSC CAPF Application Fee can be paid until 14 May 2024  (6.00 PM) according to the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024 Official Notification PDF.

  • Q. When is the written examination scheduled to be held for the UPSC CAPF Exam 2024?

    The UPSC CAPF Written Exam 2024 is scheduled to be held on 4 August 2024. Paper I will be conducted from 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM and Paper II will be held from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

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