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UPSC CAPF 2017 Application form

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).

UPSC CAPF Exam Dates

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 fromApril 12, 2017
Last Date to pay application fee in offline mode isMay 05, 2017
Last Date to submit CAPF Online Form isMay 05, 2017
UPSC CAPF written exam is scheduled onJuly 23, 2017

UPSC CAPF 2017 Eligibility

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.

Physical Standards

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.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a government recognised university.

NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates

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.


How to Apply for UPSC CAPF

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.

Step 1 Registration

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on “New Registration for CAPF”.
  • Provide an email address, a contact number, name and date of birth.
  • Verify the information entered as it is non-editable.
  • The registration number and password will be sent to the specified email and contact number.
  • Using these login credentials, the candidate must access his account for further steps.

Step 2 Fee Payment

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:

Online mode

  • Choose the desired payment gateway among the Debit Card/Credit card/Net banking
  • If you choose Debit Card, enter the Card number, Validity and CVV number
  • If you choose Credit Card, enter the Card number, Validity and 6 digit special PIN number
  • For net banking, enter the account details of the bank account
  • Post filling the details, click on Pay Now

Offline Mode

  • Download the Pay-in-slip provided on the page for fee payment
  • Fill the details in the slip correctly
  • Pay in cash at the nearest branch of State Bank of India during the working hours of the bank

This step is not applicable for candidates exempted from fee payment.

Step 3 Filling the CAPF Online Form

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.

  • After receiving the payment, you are redirected to the Part II of registration
  • Enter the choice of CAPF Exam Centre in the provided blank field
  • Enter the latest and eligibility related academic qualification correctly
  • Mention the correspondence address, permanent address and other contact details
  • Click on submit to proceed to the next step

Step 4 Uploading photograph and signature

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.

  • Click on the blank space provided above the photograph option
  • Browse and select the correct image with proper specifications
  • Click on Open/Upload
  • Repeat the same steps to upload the image of the signature
  • Approve of the declaration to complete the CAPF Online Application

Note: Size of photograph must range between 3kb-40kb and size of signature must be between 1kb-40kb.

Step 5 Final Submission of CAPF Online Form

  • Once the fee has been paid and the application form has been submitted, a copy of the filled in application form will be generated.
  • Save along with the receipt of fee payment.
  • A printout of the completed CAPF Online form can also be obtained.

UPSC CAPF 2017 Application Fee

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:

  • State Bank of India
  • State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
  • State Bank of Hyderabad
  • State Bank of Mysore
  • State Bank of Patiala
  • State Bank of Travancore

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. 

Important Instructions for UPSC CAPF Online Application

The candidate must be careful to observe the given instructions during the CAPF Application process:

  • Impersonation of any other person in order to submit a successful application is illegal.
  • Offering illegal gratification to a person related to the exam conducting body so as to have their application accepted is strictly prohibited.
  • Applying pressure on any member of the exam authority in relation to the application process is forbidden.
  • Threatening or blackmailing any of the authorities is not allowed.
  • Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with as part of the application is prohibited.
  • Candidates must refrain from making incorrect or false statements with regard to their application.
  • Submitting multiple applications should be avoided.
  • In case of multiple applications, the application with higher Registration ID or RID will be considered.
  • The candidate must ensure that the application with the higher RID is complete in all respects.
  • Care must be taken to provide a valid and active email address at the time of application.

Post UPSC CAPF Form Submission Issues

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.

CAPF Online Application Edit

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.

Non-receipt of fee

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.

Cancellation of CAPF Online Application

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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