UPSC CAPF 2024: Application Form from 20 April, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility

UPSC CAPF 2024 is a recruitment exam to be conducted by the UPSC in order to select the candidates for the post of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). The selected candidates will be posted in various departments under CAPF such as CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB. The application process for UPSC CAPF 2024 is going to start from 20th April 2024. The candidates aspiring to appear for this exam needs to fill and submit the application form before the last date.

In this post, we will discuss complete details regarding UPSC CAPF 2024 exam including exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, application form, syllabus etc.

UPSC CAPF 2024 application form will be releasing on 20th April 2024.

Important Dates for UPSC CAPF 2024

The official schedule for UPSC CAPF 2024 exam is mentioned in the table given below. The exact schedule have been updated according to its official notification.

Important Events Respective Dates
Starting of online application form submission 20th April 2024
Last date to submit the application form 14th May 2024
Availability of admit card To be updated
Date of exam 4th August 2024
Declaration of Result To be updated
Date of Interview To be updated

UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria for UPSC CAPF 2024 will be as follows:


  • Only Indian citizens are allowed to appear for the exam.

Age Limit

  • The age of a candidate should be between 20 to 25 years as on 1st August 2024 (relaxations will be given to the candidates from the reserved categories)

Educational Qualification             

  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute

Physical Standards

The candidate also requires have the physical parameters as given below:

Particular Men Women
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest 81 cm unexpended and 86 cm after expansion Not applicable
Weight 50 Kg 46 Kg

UPSC CAPF 2024 Application Form

The application form for UPSC CAPF 2024 will be available only in online mode through the official website. No other mode of application form submission will be allowed. In order to access the application form, the candidates have to register themselves only on the official website. After registration, the candidates have to login using the registration ID and password. The candidates have to enter all the mandatory details in the application form after logging in.

The application form will not be considered valid unless the candidate pays the required application fee.

Application Fee

The application fee for UPSC CAPF 2024 exam will be as follows:

For Male candidates from General/ OBC categories: Rs. 200/-

For Female/ SC/ ST candidates: Nil (Exempted)

Mode of Payment

  • The application fee can be paid in online mode by using any of Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or Net banking.
  • The candidates can also pay the application fee by cash in any branch of SBI using a Bank Challan.

UPSC CAPF 2024 Exam pattern

The exam of UPSC CAPF consists of both written and Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Check more details about the exam pattern below:

Exam pattern for written exam

Mode of Exam: Offline

Number of papers – 2 (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

Duration of Exam: 2 hours for Paper 1 and 3 hours for Paper 2

Type of questions: Objective Type MCQs for Paper 1 and subjective type questions in Paper 2.

Medium of Exam: English and Hindi

Subjects and Marks for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Paper Subject Maximum Marks
Paper 1 General Ability and Intelligence 250
Paper 2 General Studies, Essay and Comprehension 200

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests

Those candidates who will clear the written exam have to appear for the physical efficiency test. The pattern for this exam will be as follows:

Particular Males Female
100 Meter race Within 16 seconds Within 18 seconds
800 Meter race Within 3 Minutes 45 seconds With 4 Minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 meters (3 chances) 3.0 meters
Shot put (7.26 Kgs) 4.5 meters

Interview/ Personality Test

  • The candidates who will be declared qualified in the Physical exam will be called for interview.
  • The interview will carry 150 marks.

UPSC CAPF 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus for the written exam of UPSC CAPF 2024 will be as follows:

Paper 1: General Ability and Intelligence

General Mental Ability, Current Events of National and International Importance, General Science, Indian Polity and Economy, History of India, Indian and World Geography

Paper 2: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Part A: Essay writing either in Hindi or English (80 Marks). Topics will be from modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human right issues, geography etc.

Part B: Précis writing, Comprehension, Other communications/language skills (120 Marks) only in English language. The topics will be précis writing, Comprehension passages, simple grammar, developing counter arguments and other aspects of language testing.

How to prepare for UPSC CAPF 2024?

Here are some tips that can help the candidates preparing for the UPSC CAPF exam.

  1. Regular studies are going to be the key to success. You should prepare a well-structured timetable and study accordingly on the regular basis.
  2. Improve your writing skill in English language to obtain good marks in the Paper 2.
  3. Be updated with the current affair and general knowledge topics by reading a good newspaper daily.
  4. Keep yourself in supreme fitness to do well in the physical efficiency test.
  5. Solve some previous year question papers and mock tests to test yourself and analyze your mistakes.

UPSC CAPF 2024 Admit Card

The candidates can download their UPSC CAPF 2024 admit card from the official website. In order to download the admit card, candidates have to provide some basic information like registration id/ roll no. and date of birth. The authorities will release the admit card 3 weeks prior to the date of exam. No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without a valid admit card.

UPSC CAPF 2024 Result

The result of UPSC CAPF 2024 exam will be declared on the official website of the commission. The result will be announced in the form of merit list in pdf format. The merit will be created on the basis of candidate’s performance in written exam and interview. A direct link to check the result will also be updated on this page when available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: When will UPSC CAPF 2024 application form release?

Answer: UPSC CAPF application form is going to release on 20th April 2024.

Question 2: What will be the mode of UPSC CAPF application form?

Answer: Online mode only.

Question 3: What will be the mode of exam?

Answer: UPSC CAPF entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode.

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1 thought on “UPSC CAPF 2024: Application Form from 20 April, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility”

  1. I am a army soldier retiring in jan 2020. My date of birth is 02 dec 1986. Am I eligible to appear in caof asst comt 2020


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