(Notification) UPSC: CISF (AC) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012

Union Public Service Commission


The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Limited Departmental  Competitive Examination on 5th August, 2012 for filling the vacancies of Assistant  Commandants (Executive) in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The  Examination will be held at New Delhi. The tentative number of vacancies to be  filled on the basis of the Examination will be 16 (General-13; SC-2; ST-1).

How To Apply

  • The candidates are required to fill in the application form online on the  UPSC’s website www.upsc.gov.in/
  • The online application form can be filled from  9 th June, 2012 to 30th June, 2012, after which the link will be disabled.
  • Candidates  are also required to route a hard copy of the online-submitted application through  proper channel to the CISF authorities at the address: Director General, Central  Industrial Security Force, 13, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003, for  verification and onward transmission to the Commission.

Last Date To Apply:

The Online Applications can be filled up to 30th  June, 2012 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be  disabled. The last date for receiving printed copy of online application form along with enclosures/ certificates  is 9th  July, 2012.

Syllabi of the Written Papers:-

Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence and Professional Skill

PART-A : General Ability and Intelligence: The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas:
1. General Mental Ability
The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability and data interpretation.

2. General Science
The questions will be 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 and Environmental Science.

3. Current Events of National and International Importance:
The questions will 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, globalisation and interplay among nations.

4. General Awareness:
The questions shall aim to test candidates’ general awareness and would inter-alia include question to test basic knowledge of history of India, Indian and World Geography as well as Indian Polity and Economy.

PART-B : Professional Skill

This test will be designed to test professional skills of the candidates in relation to operational and administrative requirement of the Central Industrial Security Force and will broadly cover the following areas:

1. CISF related professional skills

  • Industrial Security;
  • Industrial Safety and fire fighting;
  • Disaster Management
  • Aviation Security
  • Crime and Inteligence-Espionage, Sabotage, Subversion;
  • Perimeter Security
  • Security of vital installations-DAE, Metro Rail, Space;
  • Use of Technical Gadgets-Alarm, detection, intrusion, Access control, fire safety;
  • Bomb disposal;
  • VIP Security
  • Internal Security and Election duties

2. Law

  • Cr.PC (Search, Seizure and unlawful assembly)
  • IPC (Theft, mischief, breach of trust, corruption etc.)
  • Evidence Act (Search, seizure & collection of evidence)
  • Labour Laws (Industrial Disputes Act, Workmen Compensation Act, EPF Act.)
  • Other Criminal Offences.
  • Human Rights.

3. Computer Skills and Awareness

  • Computer Security
  • Basic computer operations
  • Basic hardware and software

4. Service Rules and HR matters

  • CCA Rules
  • CISF Act and Rules
  • HR functions related to CISF

Paper II : Essay, Précis Writing and Comprehension

This paper shall test candidates’ ability to bring to fore his/her ideas on the given essay topic, arrange them in a coherent, orderly, concise, understandable and lucid manner in effective and grammatically correct language free from spelling errors. Further, this shall test candidates’ ability to understand the given passages for précis-writing and comprehension and their skills to summarise the précis passage and reply to the short-answered questions on the comprehension passage

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