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CAPF AC 2024 Exam

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About CAPF AC Exam

The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to the uniform nomenclature of seven security forces in India under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs. They are the Assam Rifles (AR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Security Guard (NSG), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Recruitment is conducted mainly in three modes

Gazetted Officers: Officers in CAPFs are recruited through the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination conducted by UPSC. 
Subordinate Officers: Sub Inspectors are recruited through competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission and they are referred as DASOs (Directly Appointed Subordinate Officers). 
Constables: Constables are recruited through competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.

CAPF AC Exam Date

CAPF AC 2022 Exam is held in 4 Phases. Check, CAPF 2022 Exam Dates. Important events regarding the exam are enlisted in the following tabular:

Events Important Dates
CAPF AC 2022 Official Notification April 20, 2022 
Starting of Online Application April 20, 2022 
Last Date to Apply Online May 10, 2022
Application Withdrawal Window May 17-23, 2022
Released of CAPF AC 2022 Admit Card Released
CAPF AC 2022 Written Test August 07, 2022 
Declaration of CAPF AC Written Test Result September 2022 (Tentative)

CAPF AC Eligibility

No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central Government signified in writing be appointed or employed under these Rules. Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall debar the appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan under these Rules.
Sex: Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.

Age Limit :
1. The candidate must have acquired a minimum age of 20 years. The upper age limit of the candidate must be 25 years on 1st August, 2022, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1997 and not later than 1st August, 2002.
2. The Upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
3. However, the upper age limit up to a maximum of five years can be relaxed for candidates belonging to SC/ST category
Up to a maximum of three years for the candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes can be relaxed
4. The candidate who wishes to apply for CAPF 2022 must be an Indian national. Both female and male candidates can apply for the CAPF exam. There are different medical standards set by UPSC to apply for the desired post through UPSC CAPF 2022
5. The candidates who have already been once selected on the basis of the CAPF exam earlier cannot apply for the exam


CAPF AC Vacancy

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the vacancy announcement in the official 2022 notification. The following are the vacancy details for UPSC CAPF 2021:

Force Vacancy
BSF 66
SSB 82
Total 253

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CAPF AC Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download the CAPF AC 2022 Admit Card from by logging in with their Registration ID and Password. It will be released two weeks prior to the exam.

Here are the following steps to download UPSC CAPF Admit card:

Step 1: Visit the UPSC's website:

Step 2: Now, Go to the Whats' New section on the website's homepage.

Step 3: Select the e-admit card under the "What's New" section. Candidates will now be redirected to the Admit Card download link page.

Step 4: Candidates can download the admit card by entering the login details like registration number or roll number and date of birth.

Step 5: Enter your security pin and click on "Submit."

Step 6: Finally, download CAPF AC 2022 Hall Ticket and take a printout.


CAPF AC Salary

CAPF notification also contains the pay structure which is divided into post-wise salaries. With the basic pay of Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Force of UPSC, there come other allowances too. Check the below table that represents the approximate salary of each rank:

Rank Pay Scale (Basic Pay) Pay Band
Director-General Rs. 2,25,000 Apex Fixed
Additional Director General Rs. 1,82,200 - Rs. 2,24,100 HAG
Inspector General Rs. 1,44,000 - Rs. 2,18,000 Pay Band - 4
Deputy Inspector General Rs. 1,31,000 - Rs. 2,16,600 Pay Band - 4
Sr. Commandant Rs. 1,23,000 - Rs.2,15,900 Pay Band - 4
Commandant Rs. 78,800 - Rs. 2,09,200 Pay Band - 3
Deputy Commandant Rs. 67,700 - Rs. 2,08,700 Pay Band - 3
Assistant Commandant Rs. 56,100 - Rs. 1,77,500 Pay Band - 3

CAPF AC Selection

The Selection process of CAPF AC 2022 consists of three broad stages –

  1. Written Test: Candidates must secure the qualifying marks in Paper 1, for their Paper 2 answers to be evaluated.
  2. Medical Test: The candidates who qualify for the PET will be eligible for the Medical Standards Test while the others will be rejected.
  3. Personality Test: Candidates who are deemed fit and who qualify for the Medical Standards Test will be summoned for the final round of Interview or Personality Test.

CAPF AC Exam Pattern

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the CAPF AC 2022 Exam Pattern and Syllabus in the official notification.

The exam is held in offline mode. The recruitment process consists of 3 levels which are a Written Exam, Medical Test, and Interview/ Personality Test.

The exam pattern of the CAPF written test is given below:

Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
Subjects General Ability and Intelligence General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension
Duration 2 hours 3 hours
Marks 250 200

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CAPF AC Cut off

UPSC release UPSC CAPF Cut Off Marks for each paper after the complete recruitment process. Check the UPSC CAPF 2020 cut off marks from the below table for reference. 

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2020  
Category Paper-1 Cut Off marks
(Out of 250)
Paper-2 Cut Off marks
(Out of 450)
Final Cut Off
(Out of 600)
General 117.34 205 325
OBC 117.34 205 319
SC 101.34 186 297
ST 99.34 181 293
ESM 110.00 197  305
Ex-Serviceman 25.34 59 159

CAPF AC Qualification

Here are the certain educational qualifications that the applicants must possess to be eligible for CAPF:

As part of UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a government recognised university. The University should be incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India 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 are also acceptable. Those candidates, who have appeared in the qualifying examination and have yet not got their results, can also apply for CAPF Exam. But, it must be kept in mind that the admission would be provisional until the candidate produces proof of passing the examination after qualifying the entrance test of CAPF

CAPF AC How to Apply

CAPF AC 2022 applications were available online at the official website from April 15, 2022. The last day to fill the application form was May 05, 2022, till 6:00 PM. Here is the step-by-step procedure for application listed below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC.

Step 2: Click on the recruitment button for “CAPF AC 2022.”


Step 4: Enter all the details asked in the ORA, such as name, parent’s name, date of birth, correspondence address, academic qualifications, email address, and mobile number.

Step 5: Provide correct and functional email addresses as all correspondence will be made by UPSC through email only.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) CAPF AC Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of CAPF AC Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the CAPF AC exam. The syllabus of CAPF AC comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of CAPF AC syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of CAPF AC Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the CAPF AC exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the CAPF AC Exam?
A. To prepare for CAPF AC exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
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