(Getting Started for CAPF-AC) Written Exam Eligibility and Pattern

Getting Started for Central Armed Police Forces Assistant Commandant (CAPF-AC) Examination

:: Eligibility & Pattern ::


In order to be eligible for the CAPF exam, you need to be a citizen of India. The candidates of Nepal and Bhutan may also apply but they need to meet the other conditions as well


All the candidate either a boy or Girl falls under the the UPSC CAPF AC Eligibility Criteria but there are certain exception to his eligibility criteria which is as follows:

  • Both the male and female candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Commandant (AC) in CRPF, CISF and SBB.
  • But only the male candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Commandant (AC) in BSF, ITBP.


All the candidates must have attained the age of 20 years but should not be more than 25 years but there are certain relaxation made for the candidates of SC, ST, OBC categories which are as follows:

  • The upper age limit for the candidates of SC, ST category have been relaxed up to five years.
  • The upper age limit for the candidates of OBC category has been related to three years.
  • Relaxation in the age limit of five years has been relaxed for the candidates who are civilian central government servants and Ex- servicemen. The civil central government servants includes Government servants in central civil services.
  • There is a relaxation of five year in the upper age limit for the candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir between the period of 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989.


  • The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and that too from a recognized university or college

The CAPF Written Examination consists of two papers :

Paper I – General Ability and Intelligence [Total Marks = 250]

(a) Basic Numeracy
(b) General Mental Ability,
(c) Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability ,
(d) DI & DS and
(e) Interpersonal Skills
(f) Indian History,
(g) Indian Polity,
(h) Indian Economy,
(i) Geography of India and World,
(j) General Science

Total Number of Questions = 125

Each Question Carries 2 marks with Negative Marking = 1/3

Paper II – Essay, Precis Writing and Comprehension [ Total Marks = 200 ]

Part-A – Essay questions which are to be answered in Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks. In 2013 candidates had to write 4 out of 6 given essays in about 300 Words each.

Part-B – Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120)

The topics are Reading Comprehension , précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar, report writing and other aspects of language testing.

There is no Negative Marking in Paper II .

If you Qualify the written exams you will be called for Physical test, in case you qualify the Physical test you will get an Interview call by Union Public Service Commission. Interview of CAPF carries 150 Marks. Then on the basis of marks achieved and preference by a candidate in written exams and interview a merit list is prepared and you will be allotted a seat in one of the armed forces .

Total Marks in CAPF = 250+200+150=600

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