Updated: Feb 5, 2023
CAPF exam is held every year and the exam highlights are given below:
Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)
Union Public Service Commission
Once in a year
English and Hindi
UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification
April 22, 2020
The UPSC will issue the official notification and the CAPF application will start
UPSC CAPF 2020 Application End
May 12, 2020
The online application will close on this day.
UPSC CAPF Written Exam 2020
August 9, 2020
The CAPF written exam will be conducted in two sessions.
UPSC CAPF Written Exam Result
September 2020 (tentative)
The UPSC will declare the CAPF written exam result.
UPSC CAPF Physical Standard/ Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard Test
October 2020 (tentative)
The Physical/Medical exam will be conducted by an Authority designated by UPSC.
UPSC CAPF Physical Test Result
November 2020 (tentative)
The result will be declared to select the candidates for the
CAPF Personality Test
UPSC Interview/personality test
December 2020 (tentative)
The CAPF interview/personality test will be conducted at the UPSC office premises.
UPSC CAPF Final Result 2020
January 2021 (tentative)
The result will be declared after the Personality Test
UPSC describes the eligibility criteria for the CAPF exam in the official notification.
Age limit :
The lower age limit for the CAPF exam is 20 years and the upper age limit is 25 years. The age is calculated from August 1 of the exam year. For appearing in the UPSC CAPF exam 2020, the candidates must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1995 and not later than August 1, 2000.
The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe
Other Backward Classes
Civilian Central Government Servants
five years Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation.
Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31,
However, the total relaxation claimed on account of Government Service will be limited to five years.
Educational Qualification :
The candidate must hold a Bachelors degree from any recognised university.
The candidates who appear in the final year of their degree course can also apply for the exam but they have to produce the final year mark sheet of the qualifying exam with the detailed application form.
Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates:
The candidates having the NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be given preference at the time of Interview. These qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.
The UPSC CAPF notification prescribes the physical and medical standards in a very comprehensive manner. The minimum requirements for the candidate are as follows:
81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)
After the successful filling up the UPSC CAPF Application form and submitting the exam fees, the admit card will be issued to the candidates online . The UPSC CAPF exam consists of three stages. All the three stages are given below:
UPSC CAPF Exam Stage I - Written Exam - 450 marks
The stage I is the written examination. The written exam consists of two papers-
Paper-I - General and Mental Ability
Paper-II - General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
The paper I will be the objective type question paper and paper II will be the conventional essay type question paper having two parts.
UPSC CAPF Exam Stage II -Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
The Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard test are only qualifying in nature. The candidates need to meet the standard prescribed in the CAPF notification.
After passing the Stage I, the candidates need to undergo the Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard Test.
Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)
100 Meters race
In 16 Seconds
In 18 seconds
800 Meters race
In 3 minutes 45 seconds
In 4 minutes 45 seconds
3.5 Meters (3 chances)
3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)
Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidate will be rejected.
UPSC CAPF Stage III: Interview/Personality Test - 150 marks
The candidates declared passed in the second stage of the CAPF exam, will be called for the interview/personality test. The interview/ personality test will be conducted on the UPSC premises in New Delhi. After the interview/personality test, the final result will be declared.
Any candidate who has been selected as the Assistant Commandant in any of the forces are restricted to apply again in the exam.
UPSC issued new guidelines for the tie-breaking resolving. The candidates having equal marks in the final aggregate total is called a tie situation and such a situation will be resolved based on the age of the candidate. It means that in the case of tie-breaking, the older candidate will be given preference in the rank.