UPSC CAPF 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
UPSC CAPF 2017 is a pen and paper based test conducted by UPSC. It will be conducted on July 23, 2017 at variuous centers across India. There are two sessions of this exam scheduled on the same day namely Paper I and Paper II.
Paper I is objective type in nature. Candidates have to solve a total of 125 questions in 2 hours. The total weightage of Paper I is 250 marks. Candidates are asked questions to test their aptitude skills in the first session of UPSC CAPF Exam.
Paper II is the next session in which the candidates are tested on their writing skills. It is a subjective type paper. Candidates have to answer 8 questions in 3 hours. There is a given word limit for each question in Paper II. The total weightage of Paper II of UPSC CAPF 2017 is 200 marks.
The written examination for CAPF is scheduled on July 23, 2017. UPSC CAPF 2017 comprises two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II.
Paper I is of General Ability and Intelligence. The paper is objective based carrying multiple choice questions. The UPSC CAPF Question Paper of Paper I is bilingual i.e. is made available in both English and Hindi languages. Maximum marks of Paper I are 250 marks and it is conducted from 10 am to 12 noon.
Paper II has subjective questions based on General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. In paper II, candidates have the option of writing the Essay in English or Hindi language, but the medium of Précis Writing, Comprehension and other language skills is only English. Maximum marks of Paper II are 200 marks. Candidates have to answer 8 questions in 3 hours.
Paper I of UPSC AC is MCQ based paper that consists of objective type questions. There is also the provision of Negative Marking for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question paper. A candidate must keep in mind the following points related to the Marking Scheme of Paper I of UPSC CAPF:
The candidates who qualify the UPSC CAPF Written Examination are summoned for UPSC CAPF Physical standards/ physical efficiency tests and medical standards tests. UPSC CAPF Medical Standards Test is conducted to check the medical standards specified by UPSC for the position of a CAPF.
The Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standard Tests are conducted under the supervision of a Nodal Authority that is appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. A candidate is put through the CAPF Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below:
|Event||Time (Male)||Time (Female)|
|100 meters race||In 16 seconds||In 18 seconds|
|800 meters race||In 3 minutes 45 seconds||In 4 minutes 45 seconds|
|Long Jump||3.5 Meters (3 chances)||3.0 Meters (3 chances)|
|Shot Put (7.26 kgs.)||4.5 meters||-|
Note: All the female candidates must note that pregnancy at the time of CAPF Physical Efficiency Test Results in disqualification and a pregnant female candidate is rejected.
The syllabus for CAPF exam is the main key to crack the UPSC CAPF exam. The candidates must prepare according to the CAPF Syllabus for both Paper I and Paper II. The candidates are evaluated for the written examination and then shortlisted for the physical standard test and PET. The detailed CAPF Syllabus for the written exam is tabulated below:
In Paper I of UPSC CAPF Written Test, questions are asked related to General ability and intelligence. The detailed CAPF Syllabus for the Paper I of the written exam is tabulated below:
|General Mental Ability||The questions are designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.|
|General Science||The questions are set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science|
|Current Events of National and International Importance||The questions test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalization, and interplay among nations.|
|Indian Polity and Economy||The questions aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.|
|History of India||The questions broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This also includes the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.|
|Indian and World Geography||The questions cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.|
In Paper II of UPSC CAPF Written test, questions are based on General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. The table below mentions the detailed CAPF Syllabus for Paper II:
|Part A||Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.||80|
|Part B||Comprehension, précis writing, other communication/ language skills, to be attempted in English only. The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.||120|
Following set of instructions must be followed by a candidate for Conventional Type Test:
It is very important for a candidate to remember following instructions while filling up the UPSC CAPF Answer Sheet:
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