UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2018: Important Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Application Process, Result


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, probably in the month of June or July. The notification for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2018 was released on 25th April 2018. There are 398 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 AC Exam 2018: An Overview

Name of the exam

CAPF Recruitment 2018

Organizer of the exam

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Name of the post

Assistant Commandant

Mode of the exam


Mode of Application


Official Website

Available Application Forms

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2018 Important Dates

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam is going to start in the month of July. It is time for candidates to know the dates of various events related to it. They are explained in a table below:



Release of Notification

25th April 2018

Commencing Date for Online Application

25th April 2018

Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form

21st May 2018

Last Date for Fee Payment

21st May 2018

Written Exam

12th August 2018

Issuance of Admit Card

In the Last Week of July 2018 (Tentative)

Declaration of Result

September 2018 (Tentative)


November 2018 (Tentative)

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2018 Syllabus

There are three subjects in the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam, whose syllabi are mentioned below:

  • English: English Grammar, Sentence correction, Precis writing, Comprehension, Essay writing, Counter argument, etc. 
  • General Intelligence: Syllogisms, Coding and Decoding, Space Visualization Decision Making, Visual Memory, Arithmetic Number Series, Figural Classification, Relationship Concepts, Spatial Orientation, Statement Conclusion, Arithmetical Reasoning, Arrangements, Problem Solving, Analogies, Analysis and Ranking, etc.
  • General Studies: Indian Constitution, General Science, General Polity, Science & Technology, About India,
    • Geography – India, Indian National Movement,
    • Current Events – National & International,
    • History – India, Economy, Environment, Cultural Heritage, Eminent Personalities, etc.

CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Application Process

The notification for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Application process has already begun. Candidates are required to fill the form latest by 21st May 2018. The following tips will prove useful for them:

  • Go to the official website
  • Read the recruitment section and advertisement
  • Click on the option ‘Apply online’
  • A new window will come up
  • Click on ‘CAPF AC Application Form 2018
  • 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
  • Click on ‘Submit’ and get a print out for further use

Other Details

UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card 2018

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Admit Card will be available to candidates through online mode in the last week of July 2018. 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 2018’ 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 2018

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 400 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 2018

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 2018.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the commencing date for online application of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2018?

A: It is 25th April 2018.

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

A; It is 21st May 2018.

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

A: It is 21st May 2018.

Q: When will the written exam of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2018 be held?

A: It will be held on 12th August 2018.

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.