UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2019: Important Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Vacancies


The UPSC CAPF AC (Assistant Commandant) Exam is a gazetted officer rank post in the Central Armed Police Forces of India. The concerned authority conducts this exam once a year. The notification for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2019 was released on 24th April 2019. There are 323 vacancies for this post. The eligible candidates are required to submit their application forms in accordance with the scheduled dates. For more information, they need to go through this article attentively.

UPSC CAPF Exam 2019 Latest Updates - UPSC has released the CAPF Assistant Commandant notification for the 2019 exam. The application process has started and will continue till 20th May 2019. The written examination is scheduled to be held on 18th August 2019.

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2019: An Overview

Name of the exam

CAPF Assistant Commandant Recruitment 2019

Organizer of the exam

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Name of the post

Assistant Commandant

Mode of the exam


Mode of Application


Official Website

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2019 Important Dates

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam 2019 important dates are as under:



Release of Notification

24th April 2019

Commencing Date for Online Application

24th April 2019

Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form

20th May 2019

Application withdrawal

27th May to 3rd June 2019

Written Exam

18th August 2019

Issuance of Admit Card

Three weeks before the exam

Declaration of Result

September 2019 (Tentative)


November 2019 (Tentative)

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2019 Syllabus

There are two papers in the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Written Exam, whose syllabi are mentioned below:

Paper-I General Ability and Intelligence

Questions are designed to test candidate’s logical reasoning, numerical ability, quantitative aptitude, data interpretation, general science, current affairs related to sports, education, industry, etc., Indian Polity and Economy, History of India, Indian and World Geography.

Paper-II General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

  • Part A - Essay questions on topics from Indian history, freedom struggle, polity, geography, economy, knowledge of human rights, etc.
  • Part B - Comprehension, precis writing, language skills, and simple grammar.

Detailed syllabus can be checked in the information bulletin.

CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2019 Exam Pattern

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam comprises three parts, whose patterns are explained below in a tabular form:

Part-I (Written Exam)

Part-II (Physical Endurance Test and Medical)

Part-III (Interview/

Personality Test)

This exam will comprise two paper i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II.

Paper-I will consist of multiple choice question having four alternatives.

The question will be based on General Ability and Intelligence.

Paper-I will be of 250 marks.

Paper-II will consist of General Studies, English Language & Comprehension and Essay.

Paper-II will be of 200 marks.

Candidates, who qualify for the written exam, will have to go for the physical test and medical test


Candidates, who qualify for both Part I and Part II exam will be called for the interview and personality test.


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Physical Test


 Time taken for different distances of  Race

Long jump

Shot-put (7.26 kgs)


For 100 metre race

For 800-metre race




16 seconds

3 minutes 45 seconds

3.5 metre (3 chances)

4.5 metre


18 seconds

4 minutes 45 seconds

3 metre (3 chances


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Medical Test

Candidates will be medically tested for their vision, ear, neck, teeth and skin diseases.

Interview/Personality Test

Candidates, who qualify for the medical test, will be called for the interview. They are advised to dress up formally on the day of the interview and stay cool and composed.

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2019 Eligibility

Candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria in order to be fit for the post of Assistant Commandant:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India.
  • Sex: Both male and female candidates are eligible for this post in BSF, SSB, CISF and CRPF. 

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline from any recognized college or university.

Age limits

The age limits for different categories of candidates are tabulated below:

Categories of Candidates

Age Limits (calculated on 1st August 2018)





20 years

25 years


20 years

30 years


20 years

28 years

For Civilian Central Government Servants

20 years

30 years

Candidates who are domiciled in State of Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

20 years

30 years

Physical Standards

Sex of candidates



      Chest Size







165 cm

50 kg

86 cm

81 cm


157 cm

46 kg

Not applicable

Not applicable

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UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2019 Application Process

The application process for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam has already begun. Candidates are required to fill the form latest by 20th May 2019. Follow the steps provided here:

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on the ‘Apply Online’ button on the home-page.
  • Click on the ‘Online Application for various examinations’ link.
  • Again click on the link for various examinations
  • Start with part-I of the registration process.
  • Click the link in front of CPF exam.
  • The Application Process comprises two parts – Part I and Part II.
  • Complete both parts as required for the registration process.
  • Make sure to pay the application fee before the last date. The application fee is ₹ 200 for Unreserved category candidates. SC/ST and female candidates are exempted from fee payment/
  • Once the application fee is submitted successfully, take a print of the confirmation page.

The application process is self-explanatory with instructions for candidates at different stages. Candidates must read the instructions carefully to fill an error-free application.

Other Details

UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card 2019

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Admit Card will be available to candidates through online mode three weeks before the exam. They will be able to download it from the official website by considering the following steps:

  • Go to the official website -
  • Look for the link ‘UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card 2019’ and click on it
  • A new page will appear
  • Read the instructions carefully
  • Click on the option ‘have you read the instructions regarding the download of the e-admit card?
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Check all the details and download it
  • Take a print out of your admit card for your exam

Note: It is essential for candidates to bring admit card to the examination centre. Without it, they will not be allowed to take the exam.

Selection Process 2019

A merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by candidates in the written examination and Interview/Personality test. The written test will be of 450 marks and the interview of 150 marks. Thus, the final selection will depend on the addition of marks obtained by candidates during these two phases of the exam.

UPSC CAPF AC Result Declaration 2019

As of now, no certain dated has been announced for the declaration of the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant result.  However, it is expected to be declared in September 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the commencing date for online application of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2019?

A: It is 24th April 2019.

Q: What is the last date for online application of this exam?

A; It is 20th May 2019.

Q: What is the last date for paying the application fee?

A: It is 20th May 2019 (till 6:00 PM) for online mode and 19th May 2019 (11:59 PM) for offline mode.

Q: When will the written exam of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2019 be held?

A: It will be held on 18th August 2019.

Q: What are the maximum and minimum age limits for this exam for general category candidates? Is there relaxation in age for the reserved categories of candidates?

A: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 25 years. There is relaxation in age for the reserved category of candidates, such as SC/ST, OBC, etc.

Q: Are the physical test and medical test necessary for this exam?

Yes, they are necessary. If candidates do not pass them, they will not be selected for the Assistant Commandant post.

Q:  On which factors does the selection of candidates depend?

The selection of candidates depends on the written test, physical test, medical test and Personal Interview.


bajrang - August 18, 2020REPLY

thanku for giving this update.