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Overview :

The Union Public Service Commission released the Notification to invite applications from eligible candidates for CAPF 2017 Assistant Commandant Posts. The closing date of Application form is on 8th April 2016.  Candidates who have completed Bachelor’s Degree from a government recognized University are eligible to apply. CAPF One of the best career opportunity if you want to pursue the career in the Army. Suitable candidates who all are interested in Army Jobs or Central Government Jobs can apply for these posts before the last date. UPSC conducts CAPF AC recruitment for the Assistant Commandants post in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB. In this post, we will discuss the CAPF 2017 Vacancy details, Eligibility Criteria, Application Procedure, Exam Dates, Exam pattern, syllabus, Selection procedure, etc.

About UPSC: The UPSC board founded on 1 October 1926 by the government of India (GOI). UPSC official website is   where you can find all the relevant notification regarding CAPF 2017.  The headquarters of the UPSC is in New Delhi, India. The present chairman of UPSC is Mr. David Reid Syiemlieh. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) board conducts various exams for Civil Services like IFS, NDA, CDS, IAS, IPRS, SCRA and more.

UPSC CAPF 2017 Vacancy Details :

Vacancy Details: The job details of the CAPF 2017 notification are:

  • Name of the Organization:- Central Police Armed Forces ( CPAF)
  • Name of the Departments: – BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB
  • Name of the Examine body: – UPSC Board
  • Post Name:- Assistant commandants
  • Vacant post:- 270 seats

Eligibility Criteria :

The eligibility criterion is the primary factor which considered in the recruitment. These criteria make sure whether you are eligible for the competitive examination or not. Before rolling into the application form let us check out the CAPF 2017 eligibility criteria.

Qualification Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a government recognized Institute or university.
Nationality A citizen of India (mandatory)
Age Limit Candidates must have age between 20 (lower age limit) and 25 (Upper age limit) as on 1st August 2017.
Gender Eligibility Male/Female both are eligible to apply for the posts of Assistant Commandant in CRPF, CISF, SSB, BSF. However, female candidates are not eligible to apply for ITBP.
Medical The candidates must have to satisfy the medical standards made by the CAPF.

Note: – For the reserved category, there is an age relaxation. For more details, you can check reservation scheme on the official website.

CAPF 2017 Application Form :

Application Procedure: –After the official announcement for UPSC CAPF Exam 2017 interested candidates is moving towards filling the Application form from the official website of UPSC. The CAPF application form will be available online, and the applicants have to apply in online mode. The last date of application form is 5th may 2017.

How to apply?

  • Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Select the notice “CAPF 2017 application form” from the panel.
  • Fill the application form for CAPF 2017.
  • The application procedure split into two parts- Part I and Part II.
  • The applicants have to choose the post and then enter all the details that required.
  • After this part I registration applicants will provide a registration number & password.
  • Before clicking the submit button, revise the form carefully.

*The applicants have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature in specified format and size.

Application Fee :

To complete the application procedure, the candidates must have to pay Rs.200/- as application fee in the Part-2 of the application form, and the application fee exempted for female/SC/ST candidates. Fees can be paid in cash or through net banking. In net banking, the application fee can be paid through SBI or Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card.

CAPF 2017 Exam Date :

It is necessary to know the exam dates. To keep you update, we are sharing CAPF 2017 important dates with you all.

Application procedure starting date 12th April 2017
Last date of application form 5th May 2017
Examination date of CAPF 2017 AC 23rd July 2017
Result September 2017
 Interview November 2017

( Expected)

*The dates are subject to change. The UPSC board have authority to change the tentative dates under any circumstances.

Exam Pattern :

The exam pattern will help you in studying for CAPF 2017 recruitment. As we all know this exam is one of the hard to hit. To achieve success in the exam, you should have the rocketing and sound strategy, and for that, you must study the CAPF 2017 exam pattern.

The CAPF exam divides into two sections- Paper I and Paper II.

Paper-1 Paper-2
Consists of questions from General Ability & Intelligence Consists of questions from General Studies, Essay & Comprehension
MCQ type questions conventional/descriptive type questions
Total 125 questions of compulsory type 20 questions of compulsory type
Total marks will be 250 Total marks will be 200
Time duration 2 hours Time duration 3 hours

*There is negative marking for wrong answers for any paper.

Paper I (General Ability & Intelligence)

Topics Total Questions Total Marks
General mental ability 150 questions 250 marks
Indian & world geography
General Science
History of India
Indian polity & economy
Current events of national & international importance
General mental ability

Paper II (General studies, essay & comprehension)

Topics Questions Marks
Precis writing 2 30
Report writing 1 20
Essay writing (approx. 800 words) 1 80
Question from comprehension & passage 2 40
Counter argument type questions 2 10
Other grammar questions 20
Total marks for the paper 200

CAPF 2017 Syllabus :

General Studies
  • General Polity.
  • General Science.
  • Indian Constitution
  • Eminent Personalities.
  • Cultural Heritage.
  • Environment.
  • Economy.
  • History – India.
  • Current Events – National & International.
  • Indian National Movement.
  • Geography – India.
  • About India.
  • Science & Technology etc.
General Intelligence
  • Analysis and Ranking.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Arrangements.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Syllogisms.
  • Spatial Orientation.
  • Space VisualizationDecision Making.
  • Coding and Decoding.
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Visual Memory.
  • Arithmetic Number Series.
  • Figural Classification.
  • Statement Conclusion etc.
English Writing
  • English Grammar
  •  Sentence correction
  •  Precise writing,
  • Comprehension,
  • essay writing,
  •  counter argument and so forth

Selection Procedure :

The selection process of CAPF AC is comprises of 3 stages-

Paper Subjects Type Questions Marks Duration
Paper I General Intelligence MCQ 125 250 2 hours
Paper II General Studies, Essay & Comprehension (English) Descriptive type 200 200 3 hours

Written examination: This exam is divided into two parts: Paper-1 and Paper-2.

  • Physical standards:
Aspects For Male For Female
Height 165 cms 157 cms
Chest 81 cms (86 cms expanded)
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

Pregnant female candidates is not allowed during PET.

  • Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)
Tests Males Females
100 mt. race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
800 mt. race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 mt. (3 chances) 3.0 mt. (3 chances)
Shot-put (7.26 kgs) 4.5 mt.

•    Personal interview: In this stage, the candidates selects by their personality and behavioral knowledge. This round is to test the character of the candidate.Those students who get shortlisted in the written examination followed by the medical test will get a chance for the interview round.

Conclusion :

Here in this post, we had provided you all the details regarding the CAPF 2017 notification. This job prospect is the best opportunity to be a part of the renowned governmental organization of the country. We will advise you not to lose this chance. Prepare well and do well. We know this exam is challenging and tough but with confidence and hard work you can achieve it. For more updates, stay tuned with us. Thank you!