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UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Notification Out

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has newly published a recruitment notification to recruit 506 Assistant Commandants (AC) positions in the Paramilitary Forces (BSF, CAPF, CISF, ITBP & SSB) of India. Candidates are waiting for this opportunity to apply for these positions.

UPSC CAPF AC Notification was released on April 24, 2024, to fill 506 Assistant Commandant positions. Annually, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the CAPF (AC) exam nationally to recruit qualified individuals for Grade A Officer roles (Assistant Commandants) in various Paramilitary Forces of India, including BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB. Commencing on the official UPSC website:, the UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2024’s online application process has been started. Selection will involve written tests, physical tests, and interview/personality assessments. The written exam for CAPF (AC) by UPSC is scheduled for August 4, 2024.

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Exam Dates

UPSC CAPF 2024 dates in the table below:

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Exam Pattern

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UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Syllabus

UPSC CAPF exam has two papers. The UPSC CAPF Paper-I includes General Ability & Intelligence, and Paper-II includes General Studies, Essay & Comprehension. Where total marks for both papers are a maximum of 550. In this section, questions will be asked on the below-mentioned topics. Let’s now have a look at the detailed Syllabus of Paper-1 and Paper-2 of the UPSC CAPF 2024 Exam:

CAPF Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence

The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following

  1. General Mental Ability:
    The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including
    numerical ability, and data interpretation.
  2. General Science:
    The questions will be set to test general awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and
    appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance
    like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.
  3. Current Events of National and International Importance:
    The questions will test the candidates’ awareness of current events of national and international
    importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and
    developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations.
  4. Indian Polity and Economy:
    The questions shall aim to test candidates’ knowledge of the Country’s political system and the
    Constitution of India, social systems and public administration, economic development in India,
    regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
  5. History of India:
    The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. This
    shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
  6. Indian and World Geography:
    The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to
    India and the World.

CAPF Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Part-A – Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of 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 counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

Candidates can download the syllabus of UPSC CAPF (AC) from official websites:

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Examination Centres

The Examination will be held at the following centres:

The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centres, except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the “first-apply-first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a Centre of their Choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Eligibility Criteria

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Application Fee

After submitting the application form, candidates must pay a fee. In addition, the fee must be paid online by net banking, credit/debit card, or any other acceptable method. The application cost is waived for female and SC/ST category candidates. The given information is summarised in the table below.

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Apply Online

Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website It is essential for the applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is already
registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the examination.

Modification in OTR Profile: In case, the candidate wants to effect any change in his/her OTR profile, it shall be allowed only once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform. The change in OTR profile data shall be available till expiry of 07 days from the next day after the closure of application window of his/her first final application for any Examination of the Commission. In case, the candidate after registration of OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 21.05.2024.

Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this Examination. This window will remain open for 07 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 15.05.2024 to 21.05.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile during this period, then he/she should log into the OTR platform and do the
needful accordingly. In other words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form.

Candidates continue follow of official website, if update a any information related to CAPF ACs instant you can go official websites:

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Selection-Procedure

The Selection Procedure/Scheme of the Examination will be as follows:

i) Written Examination: The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on 04th August, 2024 and will comprise two papers. Paper I will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and Paper II will be held 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 (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.
Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks
In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/language skills will
be English only.

(ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests :
Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards as specified in Appendix-VI, will be put through the Physical Efficiency Tests as indicated below :

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET):

(iii) Interview/Personality Test : Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission. Candidates who are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called for Interview/Personality Tests provisionally. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/Personality Test, including those shortlisted for Interview/Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.

(iv) Final Selection / Merit : The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test.

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Admit Card

The UPSC CAPF Admit Card will be available to registered candidates starting in the third week of July 2024. Candidates can download their admit cards using their registration information. It will be available to download on the official UPSC website Make sure you have the UPSC CAPF Registration number and password you received when filling out the application form in order to download the CAPF Exam Admit Card without difficulty.

UPSC CAPF ACs 2024: Result

UPSC CAPF (AC) results are expected to be released in September 2024 for those who want to check the results. It will be available to download on the official UPSC website

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