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UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2019

The Commission released CAPF 2019 Detailed Official Notification for the post of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) 

About Exam

Every year Union Public Service Commission conducts an examination to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandant in Central Armed Police Forces. CAPF conducts UPSC CAPF Recruitment Exam 2019.

Exam Dates/Notifications

UPSC CAPF 2019 Calendar Exam Dates (Tentative Dates)
UPSC CAPF Registration Start date 24th April 2019
Last date to register for UPSC CAPF 2019  20th May 2019
Online Application Fee Payment - Last date 21 May 2019 
Availability of Admit Card 15th July 2019
Exam Date 18th August 2019
UPSC CAPF Results 18th September 2019
Personal Interview November 2019

Study Plan

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Application Process

Step 1: visit the official website of UPSC at


Step 3: Click on the link that reads apply here just beside the ‘CAPF’ recruitment exam

Read the instructions and click Next

You will get an application form

Step 4: Provide the information required in the form, scan and upload photos and signature

Step 5: Pay the application fee and click on submit



Posts Vacancies
BSF 60
CRPF 179
SSB 29


BSF - Border Security Force


CRPF - Central Reserve Police Force

CISF - Central Industrial Security Force

ITBP - Indo-Tibetan Border Police

SSB - Sahastra Seema Bal

Selection Process

The selection will be done on the basis of written examination, physical and medical standard tests or personality/interview tests


Eligibility Criteria

Let us also highlight other pointers like Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Educational Qualifications, Important Dates, Application Process

Age Limit

Age limit (As on 01.08.2019): 20 to 25 years

Relaxations in upper age limit:


  • 5 years for SC/ST candidates
  • 3 years for OBC candidates
  • Others as per government policy

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 Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.


Paper 1 General Ability Analogies, Arrangements, Problem Solving, Syllogisms, Spatial Orientation, Space Visualization, Analysis, Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Arithmetic Number Series, Figural Classification, Coding and Decoding, Relationship Concepts, Statement Conclusion etc.
Intelligence General Mental Ability, General Science, Current Events of National and International Importance, Indian Polity and Economy, History of India, Indian and World Geography
Paper 2 English Language and Comprehension and Essay Essay Writing, Comprehension, Precis Writing, Counter Argument, Communications, Report Writing, Language Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, etc.
General Studies History India, Current Events – National and International, Indian National Movement, Geography – India, About India, Eminent Personalities, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Economy, General Polity, General Science, Indian Constitution, Science and Technology etc.

Exam Pattern


Exam Pattern


Name of Test Marks
General Ability and Intelligence 250
General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 200
Interview/Personality Test 150
Total 600


  • Paper-1: Exam will be of 2 hours in which candidate has to solve 125 questions.
  • Paper-2: Paper 2 will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours to complete 8 essay topics and comprehension


Physical Standards:


Men Women
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest 81 cm (unexpanded)
(with 5 cm minimum expansion)
(Not applicable)
Weight 50 kg. 46 kg.


Q. How many vacant seats are available for the post of BSF?


There are 60 seats available for the posts of BSF.


Q. Where to apply for the Union Public Service Commission's CAPF 2019?


Candidates can start registering for the UPSC CAPF 2019 when the portal is open for the candidates to apply.


Q. Does the evaluation pattern include negative marking?


Yes, the candidates should note that there will be negative marking for the wrong answers they have chosen in the exam. 


Q. How to upload the photograph and signature?


Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature while filling in the application form, the size of the image should be between 20 and 50 KB, while the image size of the signature should be between 10 and 20 KB. The dimensions of the photo should be 200*300 pixels, while the signature should be 140*60 pixels. The format of both the images should be in JPEG format.


Q. Is there a way to fill the Application form offline?


No, the candidate cannot fill the application form of UPSC CAPF offline. Interested candidates can apply online through their official website after they release the official notification.


Q. I have accidentally filled some incorrect information in the application form. Is there a way to make the changes?


Unfortunately, there is not any provision for the candidates to make the changes. It is important for the applicants to be very careful while applying for the UPSC CAPF 2019. Changes can be made before they had submitted the application form using 'edit' option.


Q. I have successfully submitted the application form, do I have to take a print out of it and send it to the commission's office?


No, it is not required for the candidate send their application form to the conducting authority. The candidate can secure a copy of the filled in application form for future references.


Q. I am a candidate belonging to the female category. Is it necessary for me to pay the application fee?


No, the women candidates do not necessarily have to pay the application fee for UPSC CAPF. they are exempted from paying the application fee.


Q. What are the details to be filled in the application form?


The candidate has to fill in the basic information such as a name of the candidate, father's name, mother's name, date of birth, gender, age and contact information such as a valid email address, contact number, and educational qualification

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