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UPSC Assistant Commandant Exam 2020 for Central Armed Police Forces CAPF AC 2020

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2020  - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notification on its website regarding Central Armed Police Forces - Assistant Commandants Exam 2020.
Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) 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). Interested candidates can apply for the same on or before September 7, 2020, at or
The UPSC will be recruiting 209 eligible candidates as an Assistant Commandant (AC) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) through this recruitment drive.
Candidates can check the UPSC CAPF 2020 eligibility criteria, Steps to Apply Online, important dates, exam pattern, and other details from the page below.

See Also : UPSC CAPF 2020 Admit Card released

UPSC CAPF 2020 Highlights

Here is a quick overview of the UPSC CAPF 2020 exam for the convenience of our readers.

Name of Exam

Combined Central Armed Police Forces Exam (CAPF exam)

Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

UPSC CAPF 2020 Notification

18th August 2020

Minimum Eligibility


Stage of UPSC CAPF Exam

Four Stages

Exam Fees

Rs 200/-

Mode of exam


Vacancy Details

The post-wise vacancy distribution for UPSC CAPF 2020 is given below

Security Forces

Number of Vacancies












209 Posts

UPSC CAPF 2020 Important Dates

UPSC CAPF Notification Release

18th August 2020

Start date of online application

18th August 2020

Last date to apply online

07th September 2020

Issuance of Admit Card

November 2020 (tentative)

Date of Exam

20 December 2020 (Sunday)

Release of Answer Key

To be announced

Declaration of result

To be announced

UPSC CAPF 2020 Eligibility Criteria


A candidate must be either:

(a) a Citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: The candidates must be in possession of a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India for categories (b), (c), (d), and (e).

Age Limit

Candidates must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 01st August 2020, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1995 and not later than 01st August 2000.

Age Relaxation as per the category of the candidate is as follows:


Age Relaxation


5 years


3 years

Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir

5 years

Defense Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area

3 years

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECO/SSCO

5 years


10 years

Educational Qualifications

  • 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
  • Candidates should have a passed Degree or equivalent from recognized Board/ University/ Institution.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Application Process

It is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the UPSC CAPF Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. The Steps to apply online for the UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam will comprise of two stages:

Registration/Login/The steps to apply online is given below

Part-I Registration


Click on the


Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.


Click on New Registration in the application window.


Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.


Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form.


After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.

Part-II Registration


Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for UPSC CAPF AC 2020


Upload the photograph and signature.


The candidates will then required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.


Lastly, pay the required application fee online.


Take out a print out of the application form for future use.

Application Fee

  • The application fee can be paid with either online mode or offline mode.
  • Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only
  • “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 07/09/2020 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date.

Sr. No.


Application Fee





General and Others

Rs. 200/-

Selection Process

The candidates will be selected through the following four stages of Exam:

  • Written Exam - The written examination to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission will be held on 20th December 2020 and will comprise two papers. Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper-II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  •  Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
  • Interview/Personality Test
  • Final Selection / Merit

Physical Efficiency Test

Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. The criteria for the Physical Efficiency test is given below.




100 Meters race

In 16 seconds

In 18 seconds

800 Meters race

In 3 minutes 45 seconds

In 4 minutes 45 seconds

Long Jump

3.5 Meters
3 chances

3 Meters
3 chances

 Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.) 

4.5 Meters


UPSC CAPF 2020 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for the UPSC CAPF 2020 Assistant Commandants is given below:

  • The written examination to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission will be held on 20th December 2020 and will comprise two papers. Paper, I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper-II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.
  • Paper I will be the General Ability and Intelligence of 250 Marks
  • Paper II will be General Studies, Essay and Comprehension of 200 Marks
  • In Paper II the candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only.

UPSC CAPF 2020 Syllabus




Paper-I (10am-12pm)

General Ability and Intelligence

Objective type; 250 marks

Paper-II (2 pm- 5 pm)

General Studies, Essay and

Subjective type; 200 marks

Exam Centre












Prayagraj (Allahabad)








UPSC CAPF 2020 Admit Card

  • Admit card or E-admission certificate will be issued to a candidate 3 weeks before the commencement of the exam
  • Candidates can download their respective admit cards from the official website of UPSC, as well as through this website.
  • The candidates will require their RID (Registration ID) and date of birth or roll number and date of birth or name, father’s name, and date of birth to download the admit card