UPSC CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) 2018

Last Updated - February 24 2018

UPSC CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) 2018

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), a constitutional body organizes UPSC CAPF (UPSC Central Armed Police Forces) for making a merit-based selection for Assistant Commandants in 179 posts. The appointment is for Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve

Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

  • UPSC CAPF exam is organizeed in 4 Phases i.e., Written Exam, Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests, Interview/Individuality Test, Final Selection/Merit
  • The application fee is INR 200 for general category aspirants
  • A aspirant must have a Bachelor’s degree (B.Com / B.A. / B.Sc / B.Tech / BBA etc) from recognized university
  • The exam will be held in the month of July 2018.
  • UPSC CAPF 2018 Application Form will be available from May 2018
  • Aspirants need to apply online using the link
  • Aspirants shall be alloted a Hall Ticket three weeks before the commencement of UPSC CAPF 2018 exam.
  • Basic eligibility is that aspirant should be 20 years before August 2, 1993, and maximum age limit is 25 years later than August 1, 1998.

Highlights Table of UPSC CAPF 2018

The table shows important highlights about UPSC CAPF 2018 appointment:

Date of UPSC CAPF 2018July 2018
Organizing BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Number of posts179
Name of PostAssistant Commandants
VacanciesBSF 28
SSB 63
Selection procedureWritten Exam
Physical & Medical standard
Physical Efficiency Test & PI

Important Dates UPSE CAPF 2018

UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam is held in 4 Phases. 1st Phase is written the exam. Important events of UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam are as follows:

Last date for Submission of Application FormMay 2018 
UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam Hall Ticket AvailabilityJune 2018
UPSC CAPF 2018 ExamJuly 2018
Written Exam ResultAugust 2018

Eligibility of UPSC CAPF 2018

Eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF 2018 are based on some factors like age, nationality, gender, academic qualification, physical standard and number of attempts. Each factor of eligibility criteria for UPSE CAPF 2018 is as follows:

  • Gender: Male and Female the aspirants are applicable for UPSC CAPF 2018 and recruitment to the post of Central Armed Police Force.
  • Age Limits:
  • Nationality:  Aspirant must be an Indian National. If Central Government gives consent in writing for the rules of recruitment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan nationals, aspirants from these countries will be applicable for UPSC CAPF 2018.
Age LimitsAt Least 20 Years Born previous than August 2, 1993
Maximum 25 Years Born later than August 1, 1998
Relaxation in Age LimitsReserved Category: ST / SC – 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
Reserved Category: OBC - 3 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
Civilian Central Govt. Servant: 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the duration of
January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989 – 5 Years Relaxation in Age Limit
  • Educational Qualifications:

A aspirant must have a Bachelor’s degree (B.Com / B.A. / B.Sc / B.Tech / BBA etc) from University recognized, incorporated and established under the rules of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions / universities / established by Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956

NOTE 1: A aspirant, who has appeared in final exam of Graduation, will also be applicable for admission to UPSC CAPF exam. At the time of final selection after qualifying in written exam, physical & medical test and interview, the aspirant will have to produce proof of having qualified graduation degree exam.

NOTE II: In some cases, the UPSC may permit an aspirant to apply for UPSC CAPF who is not applicable as per academic qualification, if aspirant has passed an exam conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which justifies for applying at the discretion of UPSC

NOTE III:  A professional and technical qualifications (B.Tech / M.Tech / B.Arch etc.) which are recognized by Central / State Government as a professional or technical degree would also be applicable for UPSC CAPF.

  • Physical Standards: Aspirants must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admission to UPSC CAPF Exam, 2018.
  • Constraint on re-attempting for aspirants who have been selected previously: A aspirant who got selected in a previous exam to the post of CAPF in any of the forces participating in UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandants) exam will not be permitted to appear at a subsequent UPSC CAPF exam for Assistant Commandants in the participating CAPFs.

Application Form of UPSC CAPF 2018

Application Form for UPSC CAPF 2018 will be made available online at official website of UPSC after the issue of notification for UPSC CAPF 2018.

Aspirants need to apply online using the link Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website.

The aspirant must understand below-given instructions before submitting UPSC CAPF 2018 Application Form:

  • If an application for UPSC CAPF 2018 is remained incomplete will be rejected immediately. No request or application will be admitted in such a case of rejection under any circumstances.
  • While filling in Online Application Form for UPSC CAPF 2018, the aspirant should cautiously decide about the choice for Center for UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam. If aspirant reaches to any other centre which was not allotted by UPSC or selected by the aspirant, and also not mentioned on Hall Ticket, the candidature of aspirant will be treated as rejected.
  • Application form for UPSC CAPF 2018 will be submitted only via online mode. The aspirants applying for UPSC CAPF 2018 exam must confirm the eligibility conditions for admission to the exam.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Application form will be finished in 2 parts. First part is registration procedure. On submitting this part of application form Registration ID will be generated. In the Second part, the aspirant will have to log in with Registration ID and Password i.e., Date of Birth and then the second part of the UPSC CAPF 2018 application form will be displayed.

Step by Step guidance for Filling in UPSC CAPF 2018 Application form:

First Part:

  • Select Online Application for UPSC CAPF 2018
  • Go for Second Part of Application Form using same above-given Website
  • Go to
  • Note RID (Registration ID) and Password (Date of Birth)
  • Go to Apply Online and Click on it
  • Submit need information for registration like Name, Date of Birth, Parents Name, Address, Applying for, Qualification, Nationality, Email Address and Mobile Number
  • Registration Information will be sent to Email Address
  • Application form will open
  • Submit Form

Second Part:

  • Feed Need Information such as:
  • Login in with RID and Password in
  1. Academic Qualification
  2. Categories i.e. ST / SC/ OBC / Central or State Govt. Employee / etc
  3. Physical Measurement i.e. Chest, Height, Weight etc and Fitness
  4. Center for UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam
  5. Scanned Images of Self Photograph and Signature (each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature)
  • Go to payment gateway
  • Submit Form
  • Pay UPSC CAPF 2018 exam fee via Net Banking Facility of State Bank of India or (Associate Bank Merged into SBI Bank i.e. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad / State Bank of Mysore / State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore) or by using any Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

This way application form for UPSC CAPF 2018 exam will be submitted.

Application Fee of UPSC CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) 2018

The application fee for UPSC CAPF 2018 can be submitted either online or offline. In online mode, the aspirant can pay via SBI Net Banking Facility or by using Credit / Debit Card. In offline mode, a fee can be submitted straight to SBI Bank choosing Pay by Cash Option.

For making payment by cash, the aspirant should select the option “Pay by cash” method and should take print the system generated Pay-in-Slip after Part-II of Application Form for UPSC CAPF 2018 and deposit the fee at any of SBI Discipline as soon as possible.

Application Fee Amount

CategoriesFee Amount
General Category / Unreserved / OBCINR 200
Women AspirantNIL

Hall Ticket of UPSC CAPF 2018

Aspirants shall be alloted a Hall Ticket three weeks before the commencement of UPSC CAPF 2018 exam. The e-admission certificate will be made available online on the UPSC website, and for downloading by aspirants.

Hall Ticket will not be sent by post to aspirants in any case. For downloading Hall Ticket for UPSC CAPF 2018 aspirant must have RID (Registration Identity) & Date of Birth or Roll No. (if received) & date of birth or name, father's name & Date of Birth whichever is available.

Steps to Download Hall Ticket for UPSC CAPF 2018

  • A form will open
  • Download it or Print it
  • Click on Submit
  • Visit
  • Feed Information i.e. either Registration ID & Date of Birth OR Roll No. & Date of Birth OR Name, Father’s Name & Date of Birth
  • Click on Hall Ticket for UPSC CAPF 2018
  • Go to Hall Ticket
  • Hall Ticket will be on screen

If an aspirant does not receive Hall Ticket or any other communication regarding candidature for UPSC CAPF 2018 exam three weeks before the commencement of the exam, should contact the UPSC office. In case of any not receiving, complaint regarding UPSC CAPF Hall Ticket should be made from the Facilitation Counter at UPSC’s office either appearing personally or can contact over phone numbers as is mentioned here - 011-23381125 / 011- 23385271 / 011-23098543.

The aspirant must inform to UPSC office at least 3 weeks previous from the exam day regarding non-receipt of Hall Ticket for UPSC CAPF Exam. The aspirant should not expect to have any relaxation in appearing for UPSC CAPF exam without valid Hall Ticket in any case.

The aspirant is advised to check UPSC CAPF 2018 Hall Ticket cautiously and if any discrepancies or mistake is establish put this to the notice of UPSC immediately. The aspirant must understand that permission to appear in UPSC CAPF 2018 exam is based on the given information in the application form for UPSC CAPF 2018.

Exam Centers of UPSC CAPF 2018

Exam centres for UPSC CAPF 2018 exam as are mentioned below may be changed at the discretion of the UPSC. Hence, exam centres will be situated as per “first-come-first-serve” basis, and once the seats at exam centre are fulfilled then the center will be ceased for exam centre allotment. Excepting exam centre at Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur, there is a limitation for a number of seats for aspirants.

If aspirants could not get the desired exam centre, he will have to choose an Exam Center available. This is advised that aspirant should apply as early as possible so that desired exam centre could be attained.

Cities selected as Centers for UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam are as follows:


Exam Format of UPSC CAPF 2018

The Selection Process of UPSC CAPF 2018 Exam will be as follows:

Written Exam

UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam to be organizeed by UPSC will be held in July 2018 and will include two papers. The timing for Paper I will be from 10 a.m. Morning to 12.00 Noon and Paper II will start from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

  • Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence (250 Marks)

The questions in this paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions and will be given in both the language English as well as Hindi.

  • Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension (200 Marks)

Aspirant will have the option to choose the medium of writing the Essay component either in English or in Hindi, but in the remaining part of Paper II, there will not be an option, the aspirant will have to respond in English only.

NOTE I: UPSC has allowed aspirant to choose language either Hindi or English to write essay in Paper II

  • Aspirants will have to mention the medium of Essay component in the Attendance Lists and on the Response Book.
  • The aspirant should write the responses only in the medium allowed by the UPSC for the various Components as mentioned above.
  • Aspirant must be careful while mentioning language either English or Hindi on Attendance List and Response Book;
  • Marks will not be honoured if responses are written in a medium except the medium allowed in the Paper.
  • It should be same to the language Essay Component is written; in case of responses language and mentioning language is not the same, no mark will be honoured for this part of the test.

NOTE-II: There will be at least qualifying marks separately in each Paper as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Passing in Paper-I will qualify for evaluation of Paper-II; therefore, at least qualifying marks will have to be obtained in Paper I for next round.

NOTE-III: Negative Marking Scheme will be applied to Paper-1. Marks 1/3 or 33% of Marks assigned to the Question for which Wrong Response is given. Suppose Mark assigned to a Question is 6 then on wrong response – 1/3 or 33% of 6 i.e. 2 marks will be deducted.

Exam format highlights table

Method of UPSC CAPF 2018 Offline - Pen Paper Based
Number of Questions Not Standardised
Maximum MarksWritten Test – 450 Marks Interview / Physical Test – 150 Marks
Period of UPSC CAPF 2018Written Test – Total 5 hours Paper 1 – 2 hours Paper 2 – 3 hours
Sections in Paper1 section in Paper 1 2 sections in Paper 2

Syllabus of UPSC CAPF 2018

There are 4 Phases of appointment procedure under UPSC CAPF 2018 exam. Each Part will have 1 Paper. The syllabus is given for written exam which will be held in 2 parts. It means there would be 2 Papers in 2 parts; Paper 1 in part 1 and Paper 2 in part 2.

UPSC CAPF 2018 Written Exam Syllabus for both the papers is as follows:

UPSC CAPF 2018 - Paper I: ( Total Marks – 200; Period – 2 hours)

General Ability and Intelligence: Under this subject, 6 topics will be covered and objective type multiple choice questions will be asked.

  • History of India: The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This shall also comprise the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
  • Present Events of National and International Importance: The questions will test the aspirants’ awareness of present events of national and international level the fields of governance, globalisation, business, industry, sports, culture, arts, literature, sports, and music.
  • Indian and World Geography: The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Economy: The questions target is to test aspirants’ knowledge about Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social life and public administration, economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
  • General Mental Ability: Questions are intended to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, numerical ability, and data interpretation ability.
  • General Science: General awareness of science, scientific temper, knowledge and importance of scientific experiments of everyday observation including new areas of importance like IT, Biotechnology, and Environmental Science.

UPSC CAPF 2018 - Paper II: (Total Marks 200; Period – 3 Hours)

General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

  • Part-A – Essay questions which are to be responded in the long narrative form either in Hindi or English totalling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are concerned with Indian Politics and Economy, modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, social security and human rights issues and analytical ability.
  • Part-B – Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing arguments, basic grammar and vocabulary.

Result of UPSC CAPF 2018

Result for UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam is expected to be declared in last week of August 2018 or in the first week of September 2018. If an aspirant secures at least qualifying marks in Paper 1 only then response sheet of Paper 2 will be considered for checking.

A Merit will be released on the basis of UPSC CAPF 2018 Written Exam and Interview which make total marks 600.

Result for UPSC CAPF 2018 will be published on official website i.e. Result details will be shown some days later with Name, Date of Birth, Roll Number, Category and Marks obtained. of qualified aspirant will be displayed. Roll no.

Steps to Download UPSC CAPF 2018 Result:

  • Visit
  • Result will be on Screen
  • Go to Appointment
  • Select Name of Appointment Test i.e. UPSC CAPF 2018
  • Select and Click on Appointment Test
  • Save it and Print it
  • Click on Result Details or Cutoff as per requirement 

Cut off of UPSC CAPF 2018

UPSC CAPF 2018 Cut off will also be declared on UPSC’s official website i.e. and the process of availing Cutoff information is the same as that of Result given above.

In UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam at least qualifying marks may be various every time the exam is organizeed. Ex-serviceman gets some relaxation on at least qualifying marks in written exam.

At Least Qualifying Marks in Written Exam for Gen / ST / SC / OBC – 25%

At Least Qualifying Marks in Written Exam for Ex. Service Man        – 20%

Observing the earlier years’ UPSC CAPF cut off, expected cut off for UPSC CAPF 2018 is being given below:

Expected Cutoff Marks (Out of 200) in UPSC CAPF 2018 - Written Exam (Paper 1)

Paper 1GeneralOBCSCSTEx.Service

Expected Cutoff Marks (Out of 450) in UPSC CAPF 2018 - Written Exam

Paper 1 + Paper 2GeneralOBCSCSTEx.Service

Expected Cutoff Marks (Out of 600) in Final Result for UPSC CAPF 2018

Paper 1 + Paper 2 + InterviewGeneralOBCSCSTEx.Service

Selection Procedure of UPSC CAPF 2018

Aspirants who are declared qualified in UPSC CAPF 2018 written exam will be called for next round i.e. Physical Standards / Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standards Test.

The selected aspirant is applicable for recruitment to the post of Assistant Commandant. as is directed by the authorised officer. They must send or current original documents concerned to the category, academic qualification, residential proof, hall ticket and scorecard etc.

  1. Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests

If aspirant qualifies meeting Physical Standards as per the norms of selections, will be applicable for Physical Efficiency Test as mentioned below:

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):

1.100 Meters raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
2.800 Meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
3.Long Jump3.5 Meters (3 chances)3.0 meters (3 chances)
4.Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)4.5 Meters----

Note: Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female aspirant will be rejected.

  • Medical Standards Tests, to check the standards specified in Appendix-VI, will be organizeed only in respect of aspirants who are declared qualified in the Physical Efficiency Test.
  • Nodal Authority will be recruited by Ministry of Home Affairs who will be liable for the organization of the Third Phase of UPSC CAPF selections i.e. Physical Standard / Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standards Test. 
  • These tests will be organizeed at different centres to be notified of the results of the written exam. Appeals against Physical Standards / Physical Efficiency Test will not be responded.
  • If some objections are there regarding Medical Standards Test, in such a case it will have to be notified to Appellate Authority within 15 days after the declaration of result, Ministry of Home Affairs recruits Appellate Authority for resolving such kind of objections or problems.

(ii)Interview / Individuality Test:

Aspirant, qualified in Medical Standards Test, will be called for Next Phase i.e., Interview and Individuality Test which will be organizeed by UPSC. Aspirant, who has made an appeal before Review Medical Board against declaring physically unfit, will also be applicable for Interview and Individuality Test.

The Interview and Individuality Test will be for 150 Marks. Aspirant short-listed for Interview and Individuality Test will have to submit Detailed Application Form denoting a preference for forces.

(iii) Final Selection / Merit:

Final Selections will be based on the merit list constructed involving marks secured by the aspirants in the Written Exam and Interview / Individuality Test.

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