UPSC CAPF 2024: Exam Date, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus

The UPSC CAPF 2024 notification released on the official website on 24 April 2024. Candidates who have bachelor’s degree from recognised University are eligible to apply for CAPF 2024. Check UPSC CAPF 2024 notification, exam date, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, eligibility and more.


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has been released the official notification for UPSC CAPF 2024 on 24 April 2024 at CAPF exam is commenced to fill 504 vacancies for the position of “Assistant Commandant” (AC) (Group A) in the CAPF, CRPF, CISF, SSB, and ITBP. Along With the CAPF notification, UPSC activates the UPSC CAPF application form 2024 on 24 April 2024. Aspiring candidates can apply online till the last date to fill CAPF application form is 14 May 2024.

The application form is available only in online mode. As per the UPSC calendar, UPSC CAPF Written exam will be conducted on 4 August 2024. Candidates who have a desire to serve, and protect the sovereignty of our nation can apply online.

Graduate candidates from recognised Universities are eligible to apply for CAPF 2024. The CAPF exam is conducted through offline mode. The selection process of UPSC CAPF is comprised of three stages: written test (offline), Physical standard test/Physical Efficiency Test and personality test.


UPSC CAPF is highly competitive and one of the most prestigious national-level examinations. It offers a prestigious career with the opportunity to serve the nation. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Central Armed Police Force examination (CAPF) to recruit Assistant Commandant (group A) in CAPF. The candidate who passes the CAPF exam is to join a Police Force. These force include;

  • Border Security Force (BSF),
  • Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF),
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP),
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
  • Sahastra Seema Bal (SSB),

UPSC CAPF 2024 Overview

The candidate who desires to serve their Nation by joining the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) must prepare well for CAPF 2024. Check the details to understand CAPF AC 2024. Candidates can check UPSC CAPF exam date, application fees, salary, eligibility criteria, vacancies, selection process, syllabus and exam pattern in the article for a comprehensive idea of UPSC CAPF 2024 exam.

Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Exam NameUPSC CAPF 2024
Post Assistant Commandant (AC) (Group A)
Mode of Application Online
Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Application Start Date24 April 2024
Application End Date14 May 2024
Exam Date04 August 2024
Selection ProcessWritten exam
Physical Standard Test/Physical Efficiency Test
Interview Round/Personality Test

CAPF Exam Date 2024

UPSC has announced UPSC CAPF 2024 exam date. The CAPF exam 2024 has been schedule to be conducted on 4 August 2024 through offline mode. The CAPF 2024 exam is conducted by written exam. Check the details of UPSC CAPF exam date below.

CAPF online application form24 April 2024
UPSC CAPF Last date for application form14 May 2024
CAPF application form correction15 May 2024 to 21 May 2024
UPSC CAPF Admit cardJuly 2024, 3rd week
UPSC CAPF Exam Date 202404 August 2024
Result declaration1st week of September 2024
PET/ PST and medical test date3rd week of September 2024
Detailed Application Form (DAF) release datelast week September 2024
Last for DAF submission1st week of October 2024
Date of interview1st week of October 2024
Final result declaration2nd week of October 2024

CAPF Notification 2024

CAPF notification 2024 released on 24 April 2024 on the official website of UPSC at The UPSC CAPF 2024 notification will be released 504 Post for recruiting Assistant Commandant (AC). Interested candidate can apply online till 14 May 2024. The role of an assistant commandant in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) stands as one of the most prestigious and comes with various perks. So aspirants prepare well for the upcoming examination.

The UPSC CAPF notification 2024 includes all the important information such as eligibility criteria, vacancy, important dates etc. So all candidates are advised to go through the official notification to understand the examination.

CAPF Notification 2024 – DOWNLOAD

CAPF Vacancy 2024

The CAPF vacancy 2024 has released for 504 post of 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) and Sashastra
Seema Bal (SSB). The CAPF vacancy will be released for the post of Assistant commandant in CAPF. Earlier a total of 322 cap vacancies were released.

UPSC CAPF (AC) Vacancies 2024
Security ForcesVacancies
Border Security Force (BSF)186
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)120
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)100
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)58
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)42

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RPF Recruitment 2024

CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates planning to apply for UPSC CAPF 2024 must meet certain eligibility criteria set by UPSC. The candidate must be citizen of India having the age limit of 20 to 25 years and the candidate must be Graduate of recognised University are only eligible for UPCS CAPF 2024. However Male and Female candidates both can apply for CAPF. Candidates can check here the detail eligibility criteria below.


The candidate must be citizen of India.

CAPF Age limit

As per the central Armed Police Force the candidate is limit must be range is between 20 to 25 years. The candidate must have been born not earlier than 2 August 1999 and not later than 1st August 2024. How about there is the age relaxation as per the government norms.

Categories EligibleAge relaxation
Other Backward Caste3 years
Schedule Caste5 years
Schedule Tribe5 years
EX Servicemen of Central Govt5year
Domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 19895 years
Civilian Central Government Servants5 years

CAPF Education Qualification 2024

  • The education qualification for CAPF is candidate must hold a bachelor degree from a recognised university or institution.
  • The candidate who is appearing in the final year of their degree course is eligible for UPSC CAPF 2024.
  • Aspirants who have passed the final year exam awaiting results are also eligible for CAPF .

UPSC CAPF 2024 Eligibility Criteria: Gender

Both male and female candidates are eligible to apply for CAPF AC 2024.

UPSC CAPF 2024: Physical Standards

The candidate willing to apply for UPSC CAPF 2024 must meet the physical requirements set by UPSC. The physical standard includes height, chest, and weight of candidate. Check the specifications given below.

Chest expansion allowed5cmNA

UPSC CAPF 2024: Physical Standard Test

Physical Efficiency TestMaleFemale
800-metre race16 seconds18 seconds
800 metre race3 minutes 45 seconds4 minutes 45 seconds
Long jump3.5 meters3.0 meters
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)4.5 meters

UPSC CAPF 2024: Medical Standard

Those candidates who qualified the medical standard test have to order go from the Medical standard test to be selected as the Assistant Commandant. The medical test in UPSC CAPF 2024 is conducted to assess the candidate’s vision. Candidates can look for the table below.

AspectsBetter Eye (Corrected Vision)Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)
Distant Vision6/66/12
Near VisionN6N9
Limits of Refractive errors permitted-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia +4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia

CAPF Application Form 2024

The UPSC CAPF 2024 application form will be available online from 24 April 2024 on the official website. Interested candidate who want to serve the nation can apply online from The last date to apply for CAPF is 14 May 2024. Candidate and advice to fill their application form before the last date to avoid the technical issues.

UPSC CAPF (ACs) Apply Online – APPLY NOW

CAPF Application Fees 2024

The application fee for UPSC CAPF 2024 for the General and OBC category candidates is Rs. 200. Candidates belongs to the category of SC/ST is not applicable. Candidates can pay the CAPF application fee through online mode by various payment method options such as debit card, credit card, net banking and other available options.

General/OBC candidate needs to pay- ₹ 200/-
SC/ST CAPF Application Fees- Nil
Female Candidates UPSC CAPF Application Fees- Nil

CAPF Registration 2024 Related Links
CAPF Notification 2024UPSC CAPF Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024
UPSC CAPF Eligibility 2024UPSC CAPF Exam Date 2024

CAPF Exam Pattern 2024

UPSC conduct CAPF exams through offline mode. UPSC CAPF 2024 consists of two sections: Part 1 (General Ability and Intelligence) and Part 2 (General Studies, English and Comprehension). Part 1 of CAPF is objective type (multiple choice questions) and available in both English and Hindi language. The part 1 question paper consists of a total of 250 questions with a time duration of 2 hours. In paper 1 there is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for each incorrect answer. While part 2 is descriptive in nature (written exam) and available in only English.

SubjectLanguage of PaperTotal MarksDuration
Paper 1:
General Ability and Intelligence
English and Hindi2502 hours
Paper 2:
General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Part A can be in any language,
Part B will only be in English
2003 hours
Total450 Marks
ParticularsPaper 1Paper 2
Name of paperGeneral ability and IntelligenceGeneral Studies,
essay and comprehension
Total marks250200
Duration of examTwo hours3 hours
Number of question1257
Marks for each correct answer250
Negative marking1/3
Type of paperObjectiveDescriptive format

CAPF Syllabus 2024

The CAPF syllabus consists of two papers namely General Ability and Intelligence and Paper 2 is General Studies, Essay and Comprehension. check the details syllabus below.

  1. Paper I (General Ability and Intelligence)
    • General Mental Ability
    • General Science
    • Current Events of National and International Importance
    • Indian Polity and Economy
    • History of India
    • Indian and World Geography
  2. Paper-II  – General Studies, Essay(English or Hindi), precis writing & Comprehension
    • Part A:  Essay questions (80 marks)
    • Topics: Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
    • Part B: Comprehension, precis writing, other communications/language skills (120 marks)

UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2024

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the CAPF admit card 2024 on the official website likely in the third week of July. Candidate can download their admit card by entering their login credential at

  • Firstly visit the official website of UPSC at
  • Afterwards in the homepage, you will find the UPSC CAPF 2024 admit card.
  • Enter your application number and date of birth to login in your account.
  • Now click on submit and fill the self-declaration form.
  • The CAPF admit card will displayed on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and make sure to print.

FAQs on UPSC CAPF 2024

What is UPSC CAPF exam?

The UPSC CAPF is a national level competitive exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of assistant commandant (group A) in CAPF, which includes BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB.

Who is eligible for UPSC CAPF exam?

The candidate who is the citizen of India, aged between 20 to 25 and holding a bachelor degree from recognise University are eligible to apply for CAPF exam.

How can I apply for UPSC CAPF exam?

Candidate need to visit the official website of UPSC during 24 April to 14 may 2024 at

What is the selection process of UPSC CAPF?

The selection process include written examination consists of two papers (paper 1 and Paper 2), physical standard test (PST)/ physical Efficiency Test (PET), medical standard test and interview.

Is there is negative marking in CAPF Written exam?

Yes that is negative marking for incorrect answer in paper 1 of 1/3 marking.

Can female candidate apply for CAPF?

Yes female candidate are also eligible to apply for CAPF Exam.

When did the application form of UPSC CAPF 2024 will start?

The application form begin from 24 April 2024 to 14 may 2024 on the official website of UPSC.

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