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UPSC CAPF is an offline mode examination scheduled on July 23, 2017. CAPF Online form will be available from April 12, 2017 to May 05, 2017. Candidates have to initially register as new user then pay the application fee in either online or offline mode. After fee payment, candidate must fill the form with correct information and upload the photograph and signature. Submit the CAPF online form after completing the process.


April 12, 2017 – UPSC CAPF 2017 Application form April 27, 2017. Apply Now

Application fee for General and OBC category is INR 200 while other reserved categories and female candidates are exempted from fee payment. CAPF Admit Card will be available on the official website three weeks before the exam date. Candidates can access the admit card by entering registration ID/roll number/name and date of birth.

CAPF Exam is conducted in two sessions i.e. Paper I and Paper II on same day. Paper I (objective) and Paper II (subjective) has a total duration of 5 hours with a break between both stages. Candidates are tested on their aptitude skills in Paper I while Paper II tests the writing skills of the candidate.

The CAPF result is declared in PDF format for all the stages of the CAPF Selection Process. Candidates have to look for their roll number in PDF as it includes roll numbers of the qualifying candidates.

The written examination is followed by the medical test wherein candidates have to satisfy the parameters set by UPSC. The qualified candidates are called for Personality test (interview) after the submission of DAF (Detailed Application Form).  Candidates are recruited as Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Force composing of Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

UPSC CAPF 2017 Exam Dates

CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) Assistant Commandants exam is scheduled on July 23, 2017. The candidates are appointed as an Assistant commandant after clearing the CAPF AC Exam. The registration window to apply for the CAPF exam will open from April 12, 2017. The last date to fill the CAPF online form is May 05, 2017. The other important CAPF Exam dates are as follows:

UPSC CAPF Application form will be available fromApril 12, 2017
Last date to submit UPSC CAPF Application formMay 05, 2017
Application fee submission by e-challan starts fromMay 03, 2017
UPSC CAPF exam is scheduled onJuly 23, 2017
UPSC CAPF Result will be declared onSeptember 09, 2017
DAF for CAPF will be available fromSeptember 14, 2017
Last date to submit DAF isSeptember 30, 2017
CAPF Personality Test will be conducted onJanuary 09, 2018 onwards

UPSC CAPF 2017 Eligibility

The candidates are required to satisfy the UPSC CAPF Eligibility before applying for CAPF. All female candidates are allowed to give CAPF exam and apply for the posts offered through the exam. 

The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a University considered by the Act of Central or State Legislature in India. The candidate 20 years old and must not be more than 25 years of age to be eligible for CAPF.

Only Indian nationals can appear for CAPF or candidates not belonging to India but who possess a written consent of Central Government shall be considered eligible for CAPF. The candidates belonging to Nepal or Bhutan cannot apply for CAPF or are debarred from employment under the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) under any conditions.


UPSC CAPF 2017 Application Form

The registration window for CAPF opens on April 12, 2017 and shuts on May 05, 2017. The UPSC CAPF Online form is available on the official website of UPSC. The registration is done in two parts i.e. Registration Part I and Registration Part II.

The candidates have to carry out the Part I Registration for CAPF initially, followed by the fee payment process. The candidates must opt for the most convenient method of payment i.e. either online or offline. The fee payment is succeeded by Registration Part II and Uploading the images of required documents. The final submission is the last step of the CAPF Online Application Process which must be done in time. 

Registration Part I

Visit the official website of UPSC CAPF and register by entering the name, gender, category and other personal details. Click on submit button and then you’ll be directed to the payment page.

Payment of Application

Choose desired mode of payment between online and offline. If you choose offline mode, download the pay-in slip and pay the application fee in the nearest branch of SBI. If you choose online mode, select your desired payment gateway among debit/credit or net banking. Enter the necessary details asked and click on pay now.

Note: This step is not applicable for candidates who are exempted from paying the fee.

Registration Part II

The page for Part II of the registration opens after fee payment. Enter the choice of exam center, academic and communication details of the candidate.

Uploading the Images

You have to now upload a passport sized photogtaph and signature in JPEG format in the space provided. Ensure that the size of the photograph is between 3kb-40kb. However, the size of signature must be between 1kb-40kb.

UPSC CAPF Application Fee

The remittance of fee is an important step of the CAPF Online Application. The candidates belonging to Unreserved Category and OBC category have to remit a fee of INR 200. However the female and reserved category candidates are exempted from paying the application fee for CAPF.

The candidates can remunerate the application fee for CAPF through either online mode or offline mode. The candidates who opt for online mode have to pay the fee through Debit Card/Credit Card. The candidates who opt for offline mode have to remit the fee in cash at any nearest branch of SBI after printing and filling the Pay-in-slip generated on the official website. The candidates can also opt for Internet banking facility provided by SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore.


UPSC CAPF 2017 Admit Card

The candidates who complete the Application Process for CAPF in the scheduled time receive the CAPF Admit Card. The Admit Card for CAPF is released on the official website, three weeks before the conduction of CAPF. The Admit Card for UPSC CAPF will be issued on July 03, 2017 (tentatively).

The candidates must note that the Admit Card for CAPF will be available online thus, no admit card will be sent by post. The steps followed to download the e-Admit Card for UPSC CAPF are mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website and follow the link to download the Admit Card for CAPF
  • Read the instructions mentioned carefully, print them and click on Yes
  • Choose the method of downloading i.e. through Registration ID or Roll Number or Name.
  • Enter the Registration ID or Roll Number followed by the Date of Birth of the candidate
  • Submit after entering the captcha in the given blank field.
  • Print the displayed Admit Card for CAPF


UPSC CAPF Exam Center 2017

The candidates can choose their desired CAPF Exam Center from the list of 41 Exam Centers for CAPF. The candidates have to mention their choice of CAPF Exam Center during the Part II of CAPF Online Application. The candidates must note that the allocation of the Exam Centers for CAPF will be done by UPSC. The criteria for allocation of CAPF Exam Centers is first-come-first-serve basis i.e. only a fixed number of candidates can appear for the CAPF AC at a particular CAPF Exam Center.

As soon as the maximum number of candidates for a particular CAPF Exam Center is released, that CAPF Exam Center becomes unavailable for choice during the CAPF Online Application.


UPSC CAPF 2017 Exam Pattern

The CAPF written test is scheduled on July 23, 2017 in offline mode. The CAPF Written test comprises two parts namely Paper I and Paper II. The total duration of the exam is 5 hours where Paper I is of 2 hours and Paper II is of 3 hours.

Paper I, an objective test analyses the General Ability and Intelligence of the candidate. The CAPF Questions in the Paper I are objective type in nature in both English and Hindi. The candidate is tested on General Science, History of India and various current affairs. There are 125 objective type questions with total weightage of 250 marks.

Paper II is subjective in nature. The medium for essay component of Paper II is either English or Hindi whereas the medium for Precise Writing, Comprehension Components and other communication skills is English only. There are a total of 10 questions carrying 200 marks.

The marking scheme for Paper I involves 1 mark for each correct answer and no marks for un-attempted questions. For every incorrect answer, the candidate loses 0.33 marks.


UPSC CAPF Result 2017

After the CAPF Exam has been conducted, the conducting body publishes the official answer key. CAPF Answer Key is expected to be published on the official website on July 07, 2017. The CAPF Answer Key is generated for only Paper I as it is objective in nature. Paper II for CAPF being subjective in nature has no Answer Key. CAPF Answer Key helps the candidate to predict the UPSC CAPF Result before declaration.

The candidates can check the UPSC CAPF Result on the official website UPSC on September 09, 2017. The candidates who obtain a qualifying score are eligible for the Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard Test. The Final result for CAPF is declared after conduction of the Personality test/ Interview.

CAPF Marksheet is available on the official website after the result has been declared. It is expected to be available 15 days after the declaration of final result. The Marksheet will be available for a period of 30 days on the official website. The steps considered to check the UPSC CAPF Result are given below:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Click on the link ‘CAPF 2017 Result’
  • The UPSC CAPF Result is displayed in PDF Format
  • Find your roll number and download the UPSC CAPF Result


UPSC CAPF Cut off 2017

The CAPF Cutoff is basis of selection of candidate for the applied post. The CAPF Cut off is displayed on the official website after each stage of declaration of UPSC CAPF Result. The CAPF Cutoff is published separately for Paper I, Written Test and Final Selection. The expected CAPF Cut off is mentioned in the table below:

Paper I (Out of 250)110- 120110- 12090- 10090- 10035- 45
Written Mark (Out of 450)170- 180170- 180150- 160145- 15565- 75
Final Mark (Out of 600)275- 285270- 280250- 260245- 255200- 210


UPSC CAPF Selection Process 2017

The CAPF Selection Process is a three stage process i.e. Written test, Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard Test and Personality Test or Interview. The candidates have to qualify each stage with the minimum qualifying marks mentioned in the CAPF Cut off to be recruited to the desired post. The various stages of the CAPF Selection Process have been explained below:

CAPF Written Test

The written test for CAPF is an offline examination which is conducted in two parts namely Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is objective (2 hours) while Paper II is subjective (3 hours) in nature.

The medium of Paper I is both English and Hindi. The candidates are tested on General Mental Ability and basic current affairs. The total weightage of all the topics is 250 marks for 125 questions.

The topics asked in Paper II of the CAPF written test are Essay writing, Précis Writing, Question from Comprehension and Passage, Counter Argument type questions, Report Writing and Other Grammar Questions.

Physical Efficiency test and Medical Standards

The candidates who qualify the written test are summoned about their eligibility for the Physical Efficiency Test. The application of the female candidates who are pregnant during the PET will be rejected. The physical standards considered during the PET are mentioned below:

TestMale candidatesFemale candidates
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 meters (3 chances)
Shot put (7.26 kg)4.5 meters--

CAPF Personality Test

The candidates who qualify the medical standard test will be called for the Personality test or Interview conducted by UPSC. The Interview is of 150 marks. The candidates are questioned by a jury of 3-4 experienced and intellectual people and one chairperson who is serving CAPF presently.

Candidate is questioned on the answers filled in Detailed Application form (DAF) and then few questions about the basic current affairs. The answer of one question is followed up by various other questions. Candidate must prepare all the related questions to their answer in DAF. Candidate must follow tw national and regional newspapers to keep yourself updated about the current issues.

Be well dressed and confident during the entire session to get selected easily. 

STAGES OF  UPSC CAPF Selection Process

UPSC CAPF Reservation 2017

The Commission has set certain reservation policy for candidates belonging to reserved categories. The candidates can claim the UPSC CAPF Reservation to avail relaxation in the upper age limit to satisfy the UPSC CAPF Eligibility. The candidates can avail marks relaxation as candidates belonging to reserve categories have to score less as compared to candidates belonging to unreserved category.

Reservation will be given effect to as per policy of the Govt. 10% of the vacancies are earmarked for ex-servicemen. There is 5 year age relaxation for SC/ST/ExS and J&K Migrants while OBC category candidates receive age relaxation of 3 years.

Posts and Vacancies

The CAPF is conducted for recruitment as Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Force composing of 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 CAPF is conducted for a total of 270 vacancies (subject to change) which is distributed among various posts offered. The vacancies are tabulated below:

Post OfferedVacancy
BSF (Border Security Force)28
CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force)97
ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police)87
SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal)58



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1 Comment

Dear Sir Please tell me whether in CAPF 2017 AC exam ...CISF vacancy is available or not?...As soon as possible Regards Taruna

18 Mar, 2017 00:20


Hi Taruna, there is no vacancy for CISF in UPSC CAPF AC. A separate entrance exam is conducted for the post of CISF.

18 Mar, 2017 11:45

Hi Taruna, there is no vacancy for CISF in UPSC CAPF AC. A separate entrance exam is conducted for the post of CISF.

18 Mar, 2017 11:45

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