UPSC CAPF 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
CAPF Exam Pattern- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) designs and releases CAPF Exam Pattern. The pattern is similar to the previous year exam pattern of CAPF. The exam is held in offline mode. The exam consists of 3 levels which are a Written Exam, Medical Test and Interview/ Personality Test.
The following article will help candidates understand important elements related to exam pattern of CAPF viz. nature of questions, marking scheme, section-wise marks distribution, the total number of questions, etc. Listed below are some quick facts about CAPF Exam Pattern:
CAPF Exam Pattern acts as a blueprint of the scheme of written examination. It helps an aspirant with the overall exam structure viz. number of sections, section wise weightage, marking scheme, duration of exam etc. The following infographic will acquaint one with the general structure of CAPF Exam-
UPSC has framed the exam pattern for CAPF in an organized form. The papers are conducted in offline mode i.e. it is a written exam. Given below is the CAPF Exam Pattern for Paper 1-
CAPF Exam Pattern for Paper 2 is given below-
Candidates who qualify the UPSC CAPF Written Examination are summoned for UPSC CAPF Physical standards/ physical efficiency tests and medical standards tests.
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 will be rejected.
Candidates who are shortlisted from the written exam round and medical test, are then eligible to appear for Interview Round. Listed below are the highlights of the interview round:
Since the examination is about armed forces of the country, questions related to it are inevitable. Popular interview questions include candidates being asked:
Such questions are put to check the willingness of a candidate towards CAPF.
Read Here How to Prepare for CAPF Interview?
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 given below:
In Paper 1 of UPSC CAPF Written Test, questions are asked related to General ability and intelligence. The detailed CAPF Syllabus for the Paper 1 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 2 of UPSC CAPF Written test, questions are based on General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. The table below mentions the detailed CAPF Syllabus for Paper 2:
|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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