UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2020: Important Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Vacancies


The UPSC CAPF AC (Assistant Commandant) Exam is conducted for 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 2020 was released on 18th August 2020. A total of 209 vacancies are announced 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 2020 Latest Updates - UPSC CAPF 2020 Admit card released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the upcoming written exam held on 20th December 2020. Along with the CAPF admit card 2020, the Union Public Service Commission also released the guidelines for the UPSC CAPF 2020 exam at the official website i.e. All candidates, who have applied for UPSC CAPF Exam 2020, can download UPSC Admit Card and carry it at the exam venue.

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2020: An Overview

Name of the exam

CAPF Assistant Commandant Recruitment 2020

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 2020 Important Dates

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam 2020 important dates are as under:



Release of Notification

18th August 2020

Commencing Date for Online Application

20th August 2020

Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form

7th September 2020

Application withdrawal

14th to 20th September 2020

Issuance of Admit Card

23rd November 2020

Written Exam

20th December 2020

Declaration of Result

January 2021


To be notified

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2020 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.

CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2020 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 candidates in the following areas:

General Mental Ability

Logical Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Interpretation.

General Science

General awareness,  scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Environmental Science, and Biotechnology.

Current Events of National and International Importance

Current events of National and International importance in areas of arts, culture, music, sports, literature, governance, industry, developmental issues, globalisation, business, and interplay among nations.

Indian Polity and Economy

Country’s Political System, Constitution of India, Social System, Economic Development in India, Public Administartion, Regional and International Security Issues, Human Rights and its Indicators.

History of India

Economic, Social, and Political aspects of Indian Histroy. Freedom Movements and Growth of Nationalism.

Indian and World Geography

Economic, physical, and social aspects of geography for India and the World.

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.

UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2020 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 2020)





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 2020 Application Process

The application process for the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exam has started on 18th August 2020. Candidates were required to fill the form latest by 7th September 2020. Applications for the CAPF AC exam are only accepted through online mode. Candidates must follow the steps provided here to fill the application form:

  • 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 the CAPF 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.

Application Fee -

All candidates except Female/ SC/ ST are required to pay ₹ 200 (Two hundred) as application fee. Female candidates and those belonging to SC/ ST categories are exempted from fee payment. Candidates must note that the CAPF AC exam fee is non-refundable.

Mode of Fee Payment - The application fee can be paid in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using SBI Internet Banking or using Master/ Visa/ RuPay Credit/ Debit Card.  Those who opt to ‘Pay by Cash’ must generate the Pay-in-slip during the second part of registration and pay at the branch on the next day.

Application fee must be paid only through the prescribed mode. Fees paid via any other mode will not be accepted.  And, applications submitted without fee will be rejected.

Other Details

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Vacancies -

The tentative number of vacancies to be filled through the recruitment are:


Number of Vacanices

Border Security Force (BSF)


Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)


Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)


Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)


Sashastra Seeema Bal (SSB)




“Reservation will be given effect to as per policy of the Govt. 10% of the vacancies are earmarked for exservicemen,” as per official notification. It further states, “In case the vacancy(ies) reserved for Ex-servicemen remain unfilled due to nonavailability of eligible or qualified candidates, the same shall be filled by candidates from nonex-servicemen category.”

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Centres -

The examination will be conducted at centres in the following cities:






Port Blair



Prayagraj (Allahabad)
































Panaji (Goa)


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UPSC CAPF AC Admit Card 2020

The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Admit Card is now available to candidates through online at 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 2020’ and click on it.
  • A new page will appear on the screen.
  • 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 cards to the examination centre. Without it, they will not be allowed to take the exam.

Items prohibited inside the examination centre

  • Pencil/Geometry Box or any other stationery
  • Handbag
  • Purse
  • Any kind of paper or printed material
  • Eatables and Water (loose or packed)
  • Electronic items and instruments such as Mobile Phone, Ear Phone, Microphone, Pager, Calculator
  • Instruments such as DocuPen, Slide Ruler, Log Tables, Camera, Tape Recorder
  • Any type of watch including electronic watches with a calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices in the examination hall/room

UPSC CAPF Admit Card – Written Exam

UPSC issues the CAPF admit card for each phase of the exam via separate form. Each time the candidates need to download the admit card from the official website. The CAPF admit card for the written exam is issued three weeks before the exam date. The CAPF exam centres are situated across the nation and the candidates need to appear in the exam in one of these exam centres.

UPSC CAPF Admit Card –Physical Standard Test

The UPSC conducts the written exam and the qualified candidates are called for the physical standard test/ Medical examination. Each year this physical test is conducted by CRPF. The admission card for the physical and medical test is issued by CRPF. It conducts the exam on behalf of the Ministry of Home.

CAPF admit card – Personality Test

UPSC issues the CAPF admit card for the personality test to the candidates who qualify the physical and medical test conducted by CRPF. The UPSC CAPF personality test is conducted in the UPSC Office, New Delhi.

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Selection Process 2020

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 2020

As of now, no certain date has been announced for the declaration of the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant result 2020. However, it is likely to be out in the month of January 2021. The results for each stage will be out separately. Candidates must keep a check on the official website for the result update.

How to check the UPSC CAPF AC Result?

The candidates can check the UPSC CAPF exam result by following the given steps

  • Go to the official website -
  • Click on the CAPF Result appearing in the "What's New" section on the right-hand side
  • A new page will appear showing the PDF link of the CAPF written result
  • Click on the link given under the "Documents" column, the written result pdf will open
  • Search the roll number
  • Download the CAPF result pdf for future reference.

The candidates, who qualify the written exam, are called for the physical and medical examination. UPSC designates an authority for this stage of examination.

UPSC CAPF AC Exam - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions related to UPSC CAPF AC exam are as follows:

Q: What is the commencing date for online application of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2020?

A: The application process started on 18th August 2020.

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

A: The last date for submission of online application is 7th September 2020.

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

A: The last date for paying the application fee is 6th September 2020 (for offline mode) and 7th September 2020 (for online mode).

Q: When will the written exam of UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam 2020 be held?

A: The exam is scheduled to be conducted on 20th December 2020.

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.