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About Central Armed Police Force Exam

CAPF Notification 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the UPSC CAPF admit card 2022 online on the official website - UPSC released the notification regarding the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) exam on April 20. The CAPF 2022 notification has been released on the official website. Candidates planning to apply for the CAPF exam must refer to the official notification to check the dates, vacancies, posts, steps to apply and more information.

Central Armed Police Force Exam Date

The UPSC CAPF notification 2022 has been released on the official website. To check the CAPF dates, candidates must check the CAPF exam dates 2022 here.

CAPF notification 2022 Dates



CAPF notification 2022

April 20, 2022

UPSC CAPF Online application 2022 starts

April 20, 2022

Last date to apply for UPSC CAPF 2022 application form

May 10, 2022

Last date for CAPF 2022 fee payment

May 10, 2022

CAPF 2022 application form withdrawal window

May 17 to 23, 2022

UPSC CAPF 2022 admit card

To be announced

UPSC CAPF written exam 2022

August 7, 2022

UPSC CAPF written exam result

To be announced

CAPF 2022 medical/ physical test

To be announced

CAPF 2022 personality test

To be announced

Final CAPF result 2022

To be announced

Central Armed Police Force Eligibility

The UPSC has released the detailed eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF 2022 through the detailed UPSC CAPF Notification 2022. Check complete UPSC CAPF Eligibility details from the below section. 

CAPF AC Nationality
  1. A citizen of India
  2. A Subject of Bhutan
  3. A subject of Nepal
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st Jan 1962 to permanently settle in India.
  5. A person of Indian origin who migrated from Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East African countries to permanently settle in India.

UPSC CAPF Education Qualification

The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree/Graduation from any recognised university to be eligible for UPSC CAPF 2022 Exam.

The candidates who appear in the final year of their degree course can also apply for the exam but they have to produce the final year mark sheet of the qualifying exam with the detailed application form.


The minimum age limit for the Central Armed Police Forces. (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2022 is 20 years and the maximum age limit for the same is 25 years. The age relaxation for some categories is given below.

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe Five years
Other Backward Classes Three years
Civilian Central Government Servants Five years Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation.
Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989 Five years

UPSC CAPF Physical Standard

The minimum requirement of height, chest and weight for both men and women has been tabulated-

Physical Standards Male Female
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest(unexpanded) 81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion) (Not applicable)
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

UPSC CAPF Medical Standards
Eyesight Better eye (corrected vision) Worse eye (corrected vision)
Distant vision 6/6 OR 6/9 6/12 OR 6/9
Near Vision N6 (corrected) N9 (corrected)

Central Armed Police Force Vacancy

A total of 253 vacancies have been announced for Assistant Commandants (Group A) 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) at CAPF, check the security forces-wise vacancy distribution from the below table.

UPSC CAPF (AC) Vacancies 2022
Security Forces Vacancies
Border Security Force (BSF) 66
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 29
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) 62
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) 14
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) 82
Total 253

Central Armed Police Force Admit Card

Applicants are advised to download their UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card 2023 once it is released. The candidates can download the UPSC CAPF AC admit card 2023 by following the stepwise instructions carefully. The admit card for UPSC CAPF AC will be released on the official website.

Step 1: Go to the UPSC official website.

Step 2 : On the homepage, visit the admit card section. 

Step 3: Now, click on "E-Admit Cards for UPSC Examinations" and select the UPSC CAPF AC Admit card 2023 link. 

Step 4: Enter your login information, such as your registration ID/roll number and date of birth.

Step 5: Your UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card 2023 will be available on the screen. Download the CAPF AC Admit card and take various copies of it for future use. 

Central Armed Police Force 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

Central Armed Police Force Selection

The selection process is also mentioned in the notification. As per the selection process of UPSC CAPF 2022, there are three stages in the exam - written exam, medical/physical test and personality test. Candidates need to qualify in all these 3 stages to get recruited in the e UPSC CAPF exam.

  • Written examination

  • Medical/ Physical test

  • Personality Test/ Interview

Central Armed Police Force Syllabus

PSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are discussed below:

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1

The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas: 

1. General Mental Ability: The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation. 

2. General Science: The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science. 

3. Current Events of National and International Importance: The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations. 

4. Indian Polity and Economy: The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators. 

5. History of India: The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement. 

6. Indian and World Geography: The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World. 

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2 consists of General Studies, Essay(English or Hindi), précis writing & Comprehension and it has been divided into two parts.
Part A: Part A covers the Essay section. Essay topics will be based on Indian history especially the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability. Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks.

Part B: Part B covers Comprehension, précis writing, and other communications/language skills. Part B contains 120 marks. It will be attempted in English only. The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counterarguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing. 

Central Armed Police Force Exam Pattern

The UPSC CAPF AC selection process 2023 is generally done in three stages. Stage-I will consist of two examinations for 450 marks. The UPSC CAPF AC Stage-II will be having Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard Test. Go through the UPSC CAPF exam pattern 2023 given below for a detailed vision. We will update the UPSC CAPF AC exam pattern for 2023 as soon as it is released.

CAPF AC Exam Pattern 2023 for Written Exam (Stage 1) (Expected)

Stage-I will be having two examinations. Paper-I will be an online examination. It will be an objective type of question. Paper-II will be a descriptive question based on general studies, essays, and comprehension. To know about the marks and time duration refer to the table mentioned below:

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2023




Paper I (Objective)

General Ability & Intelligence

250 marks

Paper II (Descriptive)

General Studies, Essay & Comprehension

200 marks


  • Paper I of the UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2023 can consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
  • Paper II of the UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2023 can be descriptive in nature.
  • The Commission shall determine the minimum qualifying marks for each UPSC CAPF AC Paper on an individual basis.
  • UPSC CAPF AC Paper-I will be assessed first, while Paper-II will only be reviewed for candidates who earn the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I.

CAPF AC Exam Pattern for PST, PET, Medical Standard Test (Stage-II) (Expected)

After qualifying the Stage-I, candidates will be called for physical efficiency test (PST) and medical standard tests. The UPSC CAPF AC Physical Efficiency test (PET) includes race, jump, and shot put. Go through the UPSC CAPF AC Exam Pattern 2023 for the Physical Standard Test given below.

CAPF AC Exam Pattern 2023 for Physical Efficiency Test

UPSC CAPF AC Physical Efficiency Test 2023 comprises races, jump, and shot put round. Applicants have to pass each round in the given time. The minimum duration to pass these rounds varies for female and male applicants. Go through the UPSC CAPF AC Exam Pattern 2023 for the Physical Efficiency Test given below.

CAPF AC Physical Efficiency Test 2023




100 Meters race

16 Seconds

18 seconds

800 Meters race

3 minutes 45 seconds

4 minutes 45 seconds

Long Jump(only 3 chances)

3.5 Meters

3.0 meters

Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)

4.5 Meters


CAPF AC Exam Pattern 2023 for Physical Standard Test (PST)

Candidates who pass the written exam will be eligible to take the Physical Standard Test (PET) or and Medical Standards Test. The male and female candidates should have the required height and weight to be considered eligible for the UPSC CAPF AC Recruitment 2023. Go through the UPSC CAPF AC Exam Pattern 2023 for Physical Standard Test (PST) given below

UPSC CAPF AC Physical Standard Test (PST) 2023


Height specifications 

Chest girth (Fully expanded)


Weight Specifications 


165 cm.

81 cm.

5 cm.

50 kg


157 cms.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

46 kg

Central Armed Police Force 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

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