The Union Public Service Commission conducts written examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

CAPF (AC) 2017 Exam

Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 12 April, 2017
  • Last Date to Apply: 5 May, 2017
  • Exam Date: 23 July, 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Age Eligibility: Minimum 20 years and Maximum 25 years as on 1st August of the exam year

Academic Eligibility: A degree from a recognised University or equivalent

Physical Standards Eligibility: You need to have minimum Physical Standards as given in the notification

Female candidates can not apply for BSF and ITBP

Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Type Questions Marks Duration
Paper I General Ability and Intelligence Objective 125 250 2 Hours
Paper II General Studies, Essay & Comprehension Conventional   200 3 Hours

There is negative marking in Objective Type Question Paper. Physical and medical standards test will be conducted only for those candidates who qualify the written examination. Interview for personal test will be of 200 marks.

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Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

If you are declared qualified in the written examination, you will be summoned for Physical Standards / Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests.

  Males Females
100 Meters race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kg) 4.5 Meters --

Medical Standards Tests

Medical Standards Tests are conducted only for those candidates who are declared qualified in the Physical Efficiency Test.

Interview or Personality Test

If you are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, you will be called for Interview or  Personality Test.

Final Selection / Merit

The merit list is drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview or Personality Test.