(Notification) UPSC: CAPF (AC) Examination, 2013


Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2013


“Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centres, except Delhi, Dispur,  Nagpur, Kolkatta and Chennai,. Allotment of Centres will be on the  "first-apply-first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular  Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get  a Centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a  Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that  they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice. 

NB: Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Commission reserve  the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands.”

No.11/5/2012-E1(B) : The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Written Examination on 20th October, 2013 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), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). 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 06th July, 2013. 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 :

Post Details:

  1. BSF - 110
  2. CRPF -  138
  3. CISF - 56
  4. ITBP  - 120
  5. Total  -424

The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration. Reservation will be given effect to as per policy of the Govt.


The Examination will be held at the following Centres :



(I) Nationality : No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central Government signified in writing be appointed or employed under these Rules. Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall debar the appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan under these Rules.

(II) Sex : Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants in CRPF, CISF and SSB. However, for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants in BSF and ITBP only Male candidates are eligible.

Explanation – A female candidate, even if her name is there in the list of successful candidates as declared by UPSC, may not be appointed if she does not get allocated to CRPF, CISF or SSB on the basis of merit and choice indicated by successful candidates.

Educational Qualification:

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 grand commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

Age Limit:

(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August, 2013, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1988 and not later than 1st August, 1993.

(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(iii) upto a maximum of five years for Civilian Central Government Servants in accordance with the existing instructions of the Central Government. Ex- Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation.

Application Fee:

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.

Note: 1. Candidates should note that payment of examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed above. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee/mode (unless remission of fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.

Note: 2. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

Note: 3. For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and their applications will be rejected in the first instance. A list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of Online Application. The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within 10  days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered and their applications will be revived, if they are otherwise eligible.

Scheme of Examination:

Written Examination

PAPER-I General Ability and Intelligence (Objective Type)

250 Marks

PAPER-II Essay, Precis writing and comprehension (Conventional Type)

200 Marks

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL STANDARDS TEST To be conducted only of candidates who qualify the written examination.
Interview for Personality Test 150 Marks

How To Apply:

  • Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.
  • The applicants are advised to submit only single application. However, if due to any unavoidable situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the application with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

  • All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. Persons already in Government service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as work-charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to inform in writing their Head of Office/ Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission  withholding permission to the candidates applying for/ appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/ candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

Important Dates

  • Last Date For Submission of Applications : 05.08.2013
  • Conduct of Examination: 20th October 2013

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Courtesy: Union Public Service Commission