UPSC CAPF 2017 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
UPSC CAPF Online form can be filled from April 12, 2017 onwards. Candidates have to register in two different parts. After initial registration, candidates have to pay the application fee and then fill the other details. After that upload a passport sized phtograph and signature with size less than 40kb.
Application fee for general category candidates and OBC candidates is INR 200. All female candidates and SC/ST category candidates are exempted from paying the application fee. The mode of payment is either online (through Debit/Credit card/Net Banking) or offline (at nearest SBI Branch) mode.
The purpose of the exam is the recruit eligible candidates for the position of Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Force. It also includes the recruitment as 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 have to fill the CAPF online form available on the official website of UPSC to register for the CAPF. The CAPF Online Notification is released on April 12, 2017 stating that the UPSC CAPF is scheduled on July 23, 2017. The candidates must go through the detailed schedule of CAPF 2017 as provided below:
|CAPF Online Form will be available from||April 12, 2017|
|Last Date to pay application fee in offline mode is||May 05, 2017|
|Last Date to submit CAPF Online Form is||May 05, 2017|
|UPSC CAPF written exam is scheduled on||July 23, 2017|
Candidates must ensure they meet the specified eligibility criteria before starting the form filling process. If a candidate is found to be ineligible, his application may be rejected. There are several factors that must be considered when checking the mentioned requirements, such as educational background, age and nationality. The complete CAPF 2017 Eligibility criteria have been discussed further in this section.
The candidate must be an Indian citizen to be eligible for CAPF 2017. Those who hold citizenship of Nepal and Bhutan are also deemed eligible for this exam. Applicants who belong to other nationalities will not be appointed or employed in the Armed Police Forces, unless they have been granted the consent of the Central Government. This must be signified in writing to be considered.
As of August 1, 2017, the applicant must be older than 20 years and younger than 25 years, in order to fulfil the CAPF 2017 Eligibility criteria. It must be noted that, the upper age limit can be relaxed for certain candidates, depending on the category they belong to.
The candidates belonging to SC/ST/Civilian Central Government Servants/ Ex-Servicemen/domiciled in J&K are provided an age relaxation of 5 years. The candidates claiming CAPF Reservation under OBC category can avail age relaxation of 3 years.
To be eligible for CAPF AC, the applicants must meet the particular Physical and Medical Standards specified in Appendix-V of the official Notice. This can be found on the website of CAPF and candidates must take a look before applying.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a government recognised university.
Another desirable qualification is the possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate. However, it must be noted that these qualifications will be considered at the time of Interview or Personality Test only. They will have no effect at the time of application.
The CAPF Application form will be available online and aspiring candidates must follow the detailed steps given below in order to complete their application successfully.
The candidate may or may not be required to pay the form fee, depending on their gender and category to which they belong. Fee can be paid by either of the offline or online methods available. The steps for the online or offline mode of payment are mentioned below:
This step is not applicable for candidates exempted from fee payment.
Candidates can start filling the application form after registration has been completed. Some very important details will have to be provided in the form such as the candidate’s name, educational background, category, date of birth and other particulars.
The candidate will be required to upload the scanned images of his photograph and signature in the specified format. It must be ensured that these scanned images do not exceed their size limit.
Note: Size of photograph must range between 3kb-40kb and size of signature must be between 1kb-40kb.
The CAPF 2017 fee for General category male candidates and OBC category candidates is INR 200. The application fee, once paid, will not be refunded under any circumstances. All female candidates are exempted from paying the CAPF 2017 application fee. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe donot have to pay the fee.
If the candidate chooses to pay the fee using online mode, he may use his debit or credit card. The card used must be either a Visa or a Master Card.
Another method of online fee payment is by making use of Internet Banking. However, candidates must ensure that they have an Internet Banking account in one of the following banks, to be able to use this option:
In case of using a debit or a credit card, the candidate must enter his name, expiry date of the card, card number and CVV. For accessing net banking facility, the username and password will have to be provided.
To pay in offline mode download the pay-in-slip by choosing pay by cash. This mode will be deactivated one day before the application process ends.
The candidate must be careful to observe the given instructions during the CAPF Application process:
After the online application form has been submitted, the candidate can view its details by visiting the official link. Some details such as registration id, date of birth along with a random test generated will have to be entered. Then the candidate must click on “Submit” button. The details of the application form submitted will be presented on the screen.
For Part-1 of the application, if the candidate wishes to update some information, he must make use of the option to go back and modify the details. It must be kept in mind that the application form, once submitted, cannot be edited.
For Part-2 of the application, the candidate must ensure that the photograph and signature uploaded meet the specified standards. Only when the candidate is satisfied with the uploaded images, should he press on the “Submit” button.
It is important to verify all details entered in the application form before clicking on the “Final Submit” button. Once submitted, no changes will be allowed in the form.
If the candidate has submitted his form but realizes that some details are erroneous, he must start over and fill out a fresh application. The fee paid for the previous application will not be refunded.
It may so happen that for some candidates, the details of fee payment are not received by the bank. For all such instances, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and their applications will be rejected.
A list of all such applicants will be made available on the UPSC website within 2 weeks after the last day of submission of online application has passed. These applicants must submit proof of their fee payment within 10 days of intimation. The proof can be submitted either by hand or by speed post.
Once the documentary proof of fee payment has been received, all cases that are genuine will be considered. Their applications will then be revived if they satisfy all eligibility criteria.
Once the online application has been submitted by a candidate, CAPF authorities will not entertain any requests for withdrawal or cancellation of candidature, under any circumstances.
The application fee paid will not be refunded to the candidate either. Hence, candidates must ensure that they truly wish to appear for the exam before applying
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