(Notification) UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant
Commandants) Examination, 2017
No.11/2/2017-E1(B) : The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Written
Examination on 23rd July, 2017 for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group
A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF),
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF) and
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The Examination will be held in accordance with the
Rules for the Examination published by Ministry of Home Affairs in the Gazette
of India dated 12th April, 2017. The date of holding the examination as
mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.
The tentative number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the
examination is as follows:
(i) BSF: 28
(ii) CRPF: 65
(iii) CISF: 23
(iv) SSB: 63
The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration.
Reservation will be given effect to as per policy of the Govt. 10% of the
vacancies are earmarked for ex-servicemen.
Minimum Educational Qualifications:
A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a University incorporated by an
Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational
institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a
University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or
possess an equivalent qualification.
Age Limits :
A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained
the age of 25 years on 1st August, 2017, i.e. he/she must have been born not
earlier than 2nd August, 1992 and not later than 1st August, 1997.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL STANDARDS
The minimum requirements for the candidate are as follows:
|81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)
|Better eye (corrected vision)
|Worse eye (corrected vision)
|Limits of Refractive errors permitted
|-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia
+4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia
|Colour Perception-III (CP-III) by ISIHARA plates.
(A) Selection Procedure/Scheme: -
The Selection Procedure/Scheme of the Examination will be as follows:
(i) Written Examination: The written examination to be conducted by
Union Public Service Commission will be held on 23rd July, 2017 and will
comprise two papers. Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper
II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence - 250 Marks
The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in
which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.
Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension - 200 Marks
In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay
Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension
Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only.
NOTE-I : Candidates should ensure that in Paper II they write the
answers only in the medium allowed by the Commission for the different
Components as mentioned above. No credit will be given for answers written in a
medium other than the one allowed in the Paper. Candidates will be required to
indicate the medium of Essay Component in the Attendance Lists and on the Answer
Book. No credit will be given for the Essay Component if the candidate indicates
a medium on the Attendance List and on the Answer Book other than the one in
which he/she has written the Essay.
NOTE-II: There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each
Paper as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Paper-I will be
evaluated first and evaluation of Paper-II will be done only of those candidates
who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I.
(ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards
Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be
summoned for Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards
Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards, specified in
Appendix-VI, will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated
Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)
|(a) 100 Meters race
|In 16 seconds
|In 18 seconds
|(b) 800 Meters race
|In 3 minutes 45 seconds
|In 4 minutes 45 seconds
|(c) Long Jump
|3.5 Meters (3 chances)
|3.0 meters (3 chances)
|(d) Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)
Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female
candidate will be rejected.
Medical Standards Tests, to check the standards specified in Appendix-VI,
will be conducted only in respect of candidates who are declared qualified in
the Physical Efficiency Test.
The Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical
Standards Tests will be conducted under the supervision of a Nodal Authority to
be appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. These tests will be conducted at
various centres to be notified after the results of the written examination.
Appeals will be entertained only against the Medical Standards Tests and will
have to be made to the Appellate Authority designated by the Ministry of Home
Affairs within a period of 15 days from the date of declaration of the results
of these tests.
(iii) Interview/Personality Test : Candidates who are
declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for
Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
Candidates who are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the
“Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called
for Interview/Personality Tests provisionally. The Interview/Personality Test
will carry 150 Marks.
Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/Personality
Test, including those shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test provisionally
will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things,
they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.
(iv) Final Selection / Merit : The merit list will be drawn on the basis of
marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment
of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either
by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking
facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State
Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using
Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
How to Apply:
Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website
www.upsconline.nic.in Brief instructions for filling up the online Application
Form have been given in Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the
above mentioned website.
- LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION APPLICATIONS : 05.05.2017