UPSC CAPF 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date, Pattern

UPSC CAPF 2024 – The full form of UPSC CAPF is Union Public Service Commission Central Armed Police Forces Examination. This exam is conducted by the UPSC to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Assistant  Commandants in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). 

The CAPF includes various security forces such as-

  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  • Central Industrial Security Force(CISF)


newicon UPSC CAPF 2024 Application Form has been released from April 24, 2024. Check here for application form details.

UPSC CAPF 2024 Exam Pattern & Syllabus has been released through online mode. Check UPSC CAPF 2024 Exam Pattern & UPSC CAPF 2024 Syllabus details here.

UPSC CAPF 2024 Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be held on August 4, 2024.


UPSC Assistant Commandant Recruitment 2024

UPSC CAPF AC exam is considered one of the toughest in the country and requires a lot of preparation and hard work to crack successfully. So, candidates who are planning to appear for UPSC CAPF 2024 exam must make sure to start the preparation well in advance. Applicants will have to pave their way through all the stages of the selection process to be able to get the esteemed Assistant Commandant job. 


UPSC CAPF 2024 Overview

UPSC conducts CAPF Exam is held to select Assistant Commandants for the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Security Guard (NSG), and Assam Rifles (AR). To be admitted to the training Academies of these police forces, candidates must pass a Written Exam, a Physical Exam, and an Interview or Personality Test.


Name of the Exam
Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)
Conducting Authority
Union Public Service Commission
Required Documents
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • ID Proof
  • Marksheet of Class 10
Medium of Paper
English and Hindi
Payment Mode
Online & Offline
Selection Process
  • Written Test
  • PET & Medical Test
  • Personality Test
Official Website


CAPF 2024 Exam Dates

Below are the important dates for UPSC CAPF Exam 2024-


Availability of online application form
April 24, 2024
Last date to submit the application form
May 14, 2024
Release of e-admit card
To be Notified
UPSC CAPF 2024 Exam Date
August 4, 2024
Result announcement
To be Notified
Date of PET/ PST
To be Notified
Interview date
To be Notified
Declaration of the final result
To be Notified


UPSC CAPF Notification 2024

UPSC CAPF Notification 2024 is expected to be released on April 24, 2024 on the UPSC Official website. Aspirants wishing to apply for the CAPF exam should read the official CAPF notification to learn about the essential dates, number of vacancies, postings, the application process, and other details. UPSC CAPF notification includes extensive information on how to apply, eligibility requirements, exam pattern, curriculum, and so on.


CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024

Admission is purely tentative and not final under CAPF eligibility. If the aspirants pass the final round, the Interview Round, all of their original documents will be reviewed during the Document Verification stage. To be considered for the desired job description, candidates must meet all of the criteria listed. UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria are divided into the following categories:


  • CAPF Age Restrictions
  • Qualifications in Education
  • Nationality
  • Physical Qualification
  • Eligibility for Medical Treatment
  • Relationship Status



A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August 2024, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1999 and not later than 1st August 2004.


Age Limit
Lower age limit
20 years
Upper age limit
25 years


UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria Age Relaxation


The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxed as per the following:


Categories Eligible
Age relaxation
Other Backward Caste
3 years
Schedule Caste
5 years
Schedule Tribe
5 years
EX Servicemen of Central Govt
5 years
Domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989
5 years
Civilian Central Government Servants
5 years


UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification


  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university established by an Act of the Central or State Legislatures in India, or from another educational institution established by an Act of Parliament and declared to be deemed as a university under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or an equivalent qualification.
  • If a candidate is awaiting results, he or she may apply for UPSC CAPF test. The application, however, would be deemed provisional till the individual submits the official results to UPSC.
  • An NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be advantageous. These qualifications will be considered only during the interview/personality test.


UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria: Nationality


According to the UPSC CAPF eligibility, only candidates of specific nationalities are permitted to take the exam. If the candidate does not have an eligible nationality, they will need the Central Government’s formal permission to apply for the CAPF Exam. Here are the CAPF nationality criteria in detail:


Allowed or Not
Allowed to appear for the exam
Nepal or Bhutan
Allowed to appear for the exam
Not allowed to appear for the exam unless granted written consent of the Central Government


UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria: Number of Attempts

UPSC hasn’t outlined a defined limit on the number of attempts a candidate can make. Nevertheless, there is an age constraint imposed by UPSC, requiring candidates to fall within the age range of 20 to 25.


UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria: Tattoo on Body

To be eligible for the UPSC CAPF Exam, applicants with tattoos on their bodies must meet the following conditions.

  • Because India is a secular country, the religious sensibilities of its residents must be respected; so, tattoos depicting religious symbols or figures, as well as the name, are permitted, as is the case in the Indian Army.
  • Tattoo Placement: Tattoos on conventional body parts are acceptable, such as the inside aspect of the forearm (but only the left forearm, as it is a non-saluting limb) or the dorsum of the hands.
  • Size: The size must be less than 1/4 of the whole body length (Elbow or Hand).


UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria: Physical Standards

The candidate must meet the physical requirements set by UPSC to be eligible for this exam. Here are the minimum requirements of UPSC CAPF AC Physical Standards candidates need to have before this exam.


165 cm
157 cm
81 cm
Chest expansion allowed
5 cm
50 kg
46 kg


UPSC CAPF Medical Standards

In the details given below, find all the details related to the CAPF AC Medical test. Go through all the details regarding the medical test conducted in order to prepare yourself well.


Aspects Better Eye (Corrected Vision) Worse Eye (Corrected Vision)
Distant Vision 6/6 6/12
6/9 6/9
Near Vision N6 N9
Limits of Refractive errors permitted -4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia +4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia


General Eligibility for UPSC CAPF for Physical Test


  • Speech should be free of impediments, with no stammering.
  • The individual should not have any signs of a chronic disease such as tuberculosis, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, bronchial asthma, or heart disease.
  • There should be no palpable or visible glandular swelling elsewhere on the candidate’s body.
  • The chest should be well-formed, with no abnormalities such as a flat chest, Pigeon chest, or shaky rosary effects. The heart and lungs should be in good working order.
  • Limbs, hands, and feet should be well-formed and fully developed, and all joints should move freely.
  • There should be no old/malunited bone fractures.
  • All of the joints should move freely and perfectly.
  • The feet and toes should be properly formed.
  • There should be no old or malunited bone fractures.
  • There should be no congenital malformations or abnormalities.
  • Should not show signs of recent acute or chronic disease, indicating a weakened constitution.
  • There should be no genital urinary tract illness.
  • Both testicles are typical in size and located in the scrotum.
  • There will be no knock knees, flat feet, or varicose veins.
  • Good mental and physical health
  • Should not have TACHYCARDIA (more than 100 pulses per minute) or BRADYCARDIA (less than 50).
  • Should not have hernias, hemorrhoids, condylomas, or rectum prolapse.
  • It should be mentioned that in the event of female candidates, pregnancy will be grounds for rejection during the PET (Physical Efficiency Test).


CAPF Application Form 2024

UPSC CAPF 2024 application forms will be accessible on UPSC website beginning in April 2024. Aspirants meeting the minimum CAPF eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the CAPF exam by filling UPSC CAPF Application Form 2024 till May 14, 2024. For successful submission of the CAPF 2024 application form candidates have to pay a fee of Rs. 200 prescribed by the Commission.


Steps to Apply Online for UPSC CAPF Exam

Candidates must follow the steps given below to apply for the UPSC CAPF Exam.


Step 1: Go to the UPSC website.

Step 2: Select the CAPF Recruitment tab. There are two steps to the CAPF AC Application Process: Part 1 and Part 2.

Step 3: Before filling out all of the essential information, applicants must first choose a suitable position.

Step 4: Applicants must pay the CAPF AC application fee in the stated method.

Step 5: After completing this part 1 registration, candidates will be emailed a registration number and password.

Step 6: Part 2 registration will follow, with candidates being prompted to fill out all required information in the registration procedure.

Step 7: Applicants must submit scanned images of their signatures and photographs in the format and size requested.

Step 8: Before clicking the submit button, carefully read UPSC CAPF AC Application Form

Step 9: After submitting the CAPF AC application form successfully, a printed copy of the application form is created. Candidates should keep a copy of their CAPF AC Recruitment application form for future use.


UPSC CAPF Application Fee

UPSC CAPF application fee can be paid via cash by depositing pay-in slip at any branch of SBI or through SBI net banking, any bank credit card/ debit card.


General/ OBC male candidates
Rs. 200
SC/ST and Female candidates


UPSC CAPF Exam Centres 2024

Below is the list of UPSC CAPF Exam Centres given for the reference of the candidates.


UPSC CAPF Exam Centres
Agartala Dharwad Mumbai Udaipur
Hyderabad Nagpur Visakhapatnam Dispur
Patna Tirupati Gangtok Panaji
Ahmedabad Srinagar Dehradun Lucknow
Imphal Thiruvananthapuram Delhi Madurai
Port Blair Shillong Chennai Kohima
Aizawl Shimla Cuttack Kolkata
Itanagar Bareilly Jammu Jorhat
Prayagraj (Allahabad) Raipur Ranchi Sambalpur
Banagalore Jaipur Bhopal Kochi


UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2024

UPSC CAPF written examination to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission comprises two papers. 

Paper 1 will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon 

Paper 2 will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. 


Candidates are given 2 hours time to complete 200 questions in Paper 1 carrying 250 marks and 3 hours to complete 6 descriptive type questions in Paper 2 carrying 200 marks. 


Candidates can check UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern from the table given below:


Total Marks
Paper 1: General Ability and Intelligence
2 hours
Paper 2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
3 hours


CAPF PET/ PST Exam Pattern

Candidates qualifying for the written exam are eligible to appear for the PET/ PST round and so on.


Physical Efficiency Test
100-meter race
16 seconds
18 seconds
800-meter race
3 minutes 45 seconds
4 minutes 45 seconds
Long jump
3.5 meters
3.0 meters
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)
4.5 meters


CAPF Syllabus 2024

UPSC prescribes the UPSC CAPF Syllabus. For more details on UPSC CAPF 2024 Syllabus, click here- UPSC CAPF 2024 Syllabus.


Subjects Topics
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.


CAPF Admit Card 2024

UPSC CAPF Admit Card is a vital document that serves as identification and allows candidates to sit for the CAPF (Central Reserve Police Force) exam. It is usually issued by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) or the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Candidates can download their UPSC CAPF Admit Card by following the methods outlined below.


Step 1 – Visit UPSC’s official website at 

Step 2 – Navigate to the area for admit cards.

Step 3 – Click on “E-Admit Cards for UPSC Examinations”

Step 4 – Choose the CAPF AC admission card link.

Step 5 – Enter login information, such as registration ID/roll number and date of birth.

Step 6 – Print the CAPF admit card after downloading it.


CAPF Answer Key 2024

UPSC releases the official UPSC CAPF 2024 answer key after the recruitment process ends. It can be downloaded from UPSC website. This key helps candidates assess their performance in the written paper 1 exam and benefits future aspirants in their preparation using past question papers.


CAPF Question Paper 2024

After the CAPF exam is completed, the Commission will upload the UPSC CAPF Question Paper. To prepare for the next CAPF examination, applicants can consult UPSC CAPF Previous Year Question Papers.


Paper 1
Paper 2


UPSC CAPF Result 2024

UPSC is set to announce the CAPF 2024 result online, which will be accessible on the official website. UPSC CAPF Result will be declared in three phases: Written Exam, PET/PST/ Medical Test, and the final CAPF result. UPSC CAPF AC 2024 Result will be declared by the first week of October (tentatively). All of them will be available online on UPSC website – The ultimate merit list for CAPF will consider candidates’ scores in both the written exam and the Personality Test/ Interview.


CAPF AC Events
Important Dates (Tentative)
CAPF AC 2024 Exam Dates
August 4, 2024 
Declaration of CAPF AC Written Test Result
September 2024 
Declaration of CAPF AC Final Result
October 2024


Applicants who take UPSC CAPF exam can check their results by following the processes outlined below:


Step 1 – Visit UPSC website at

Step 2 –  On the home page, look for the Final Results section.

Step 3 –  Click on the PDF link for the CAPF AC Exam

Step 4 –  The CAPF AC results will be shown in PDF format.

Step 5 –  The roll number and name of the selected candidates are included in this PDF file.

Step 6 –  Candidates are urged to print their results for future reference.

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2024

The UPSC releases the cutoff marks in two stages. They are the CAPF Written exam Cutoff and the CAPF final cutoff. The cutoff of Paper I is calculated out of 250 marks. Then a combined CAPF cutoff of papers I and paper II is calculated out of 450 marks.


UPSC CAPF 2024 Expected Cut-off
Category Paper I (out of 250) Paper II (out of 450) Final Cut off (out of 600)
General 95-100 170 – 180 280 – 290
Other Backward Classes 93-98 160 – 170 275 – 285
Scheduled Caste  83-90 140 – 150 255 – 265
Scheduled Tribe 77-85 135 – 140 245 – 255
Ex-Servicemen 25-40 60 – 70 170 – 180



There are 7 forces under CAPF. They are-


  • Assam Rifles (AR)
  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • National Security Guard (NSG) 
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

CAPF Selection Process 2024

UPSC CAPF Selection Process is divided into three stages. Candidates who pass all the levels of UPSC CAPF exam are eligible to be recruited for the rank of Assistant Commandant. UPSC CAPF selection process has three stages:


  • Written Examination
  • PET/ PST/ Medical Examination
  • Personality Evaluation/Interview

CAPF Salary 2024

UPSC CAPF Salary is determined based on the 7th Annual Salary Committee.


Basic Pay
INR 15,600
Grade Pay
INR 5,400
Dearness Allowance (DA)
INR 26,250
In hand Salary
INR 44,135
INR 51,480



Q. Is the CAPF exam given online or in person?
Ans. The CAPF 2024 exam, which is conducted by UPSC, is administered in an offline mode. It is a written test conducted in pen and paper mode.

Q. What is the CAPF exam frequency?
Ans. The CAPF exam is conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates for various positions in the Central Armed Police Forces. It is a highly competitive exam and requires thorough preparation and dedication to crack it.

Q. Are citizens of India nationals only allowed to take the exam?
Ans. Yes, only Indian nationals are eligible to take the exam as per UPSC CAPF Eligibility. The applicant must be an Indian citizen. People holding the nationality of any other country, except for Nepal and Bhutan, will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

Q. If you have a flat foot are you eligible for the exam?
Ans. The candidates with certain physical conditions are not eligible to pass the medical test. All candidates must meet the necessary physical requirements for the job to ensure that they can perform their duties safely and effectively.

Q. How many attempts are allowed for the UPSC CAPF exam?
Ans. UPSC has no limit on the number of attempts for the UPSC CAPF exam. Candidates can appear in the exam as many times as they want till they fulfil the age limit criteria.



Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) is the collective name of central police organisations in India under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). These forces are responsible for internal security and guarding the borders.

Every year, UPSC conducts CAPF Examination to recruit Assistant Commandants for various forces such as the Assam Rifles, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard(NSG) , Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). 

This year, UPSC CAPF Notification 2024 will be released on April 24, 2024. The candidates will be able to download the PDF form of the notification from the official website of UPSC, i.e. The official notification will have all the information regarding the UPSC CAPF AC 2024 Examination.


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