UPSC CAPF AC 2021:In this article of sarkarijobharat you can find UPSC CAPF AC 2021 details.

Union Public Service Commission UPSC Are Recently Invited Online Application Form for the Combined Central Armed Force CPF Assistant Commandant CAPF AC Recruitment 2021. Those Candidates Are Interested to the Recruitment in UPSC 2021 Can Read the Full Notification Before Apply Online.


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Union Public Service Commission
Combined Central Armed Police Force (Assistant Commandant Exam 2021)

Important Dates

Application Begin : 15/04/2021
Last Date for Apply Online : 05/05/2021 Upto 06:00 PM Only
Last Date Fee Payment : 05/05/2021
Exam Date : 08/08/2021
Admit Card Available : July 2021
Application Fee

General / OBC : 200/-
SC / ST : 0/- (Nil)
All Category Female : 0/- (Exempted)
Pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card,
Credit Card, Net Banking in
State Bank of India or E Challan Fee Mode

Vacancy Details – 159

DepartmentTotal PostAge LimitEligibility
BSF3520-25 Years as on 01/08/2021Bachelor Degree in Any Stream in Any Recognized University in India.
Physical Eligibility

Physical Eligibility Details

Height165 CM157 CM
Chest81-86 CMNA
100 Meters Race16 Second18 Second
800 Meters Race3 Min 45 Second4 Min 45 Second
Long Jump3.5 Meter3 Meter
Shot Put 7.26 Kg4.5 MeterNA

How to Fill Form

  • Union Public Service Commission UPSC Central Armed Police Forces CAPF Recruitment 2020 Candidate Can Apply Between 15/04/2021 to 05/05/2021.
  • Candidate Read the Notification Before Apply the UPSC Recruitment 2021Apply Online Form for CAPF Armed Force Various Post Form Latest UPSC Vacancies 2021.
  • Kindly Check and College the All Document – Eligibility, ID Proof, Address Details, Basic Details.
  • Kindly Ready Scan Document Related to Recruitment Form – Photo, Sign, ID Proof, Etc.
  • Before Submit the Application Form Must Check the Preview and All Column Carefully.
  • If Candidate Required to Paying the Application Fee Must Submit. If You have Not the Required Application Fees Your Form is Not Completed.
  • Take A Print Out of Final Submitted Form.

UPSC CAPF 2021 Eligibility Criteria

UPSC describes the eligibility criteria for the CAPF exam in the official notification. The eligibility conditions for UPSC CAPF are explained below:


  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidates who are subject of Nepal and Bhutan are also allowed to apply in the exam.
  • No other candidate can apply for the UPSC CAPF exam.

Age limit for CAPF 2021 Exam

The lower age limit for the CAPF exam is 20 years and the upper age limit is less than 25 years. The age is calculated from August 1 of the exam year. For appearing in the UPSC CAPF exam 2021, the candidates must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1996 and not later than August 1, 2001.

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.

Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribefive years
Other Backward Classesthree years
Civilian Central Government Servantsfive years Ex-Servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation.
Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31,
five years

However, the total relaxation claimed on account of Government Service will be limited to five years.

Educational Qualification for CAPF 2021

As given in the official CAPF notification, “the candidate must hold a Bachelors degree from any recognised university” 

The candidates who appear in the final year of their degree course can also apply for the exam but they have to produce the final year mark sheet of the qualifying exam with the detailed application form.

Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificates:

The candidates having the NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be given preference at the time of Interview. These qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.

Physical Standards

The UPSC CAPF notification prescribes the physical and medical standards in a very comprehensive manner. The important points related to the CAPF physical standards are given below. The minimum requirements for the candidate are as follows:

Physical StandardsMenWomen
Height165 cm157 cm
Chest(unexpanded)81 cm (with 5 cm minimum expansion)(Not applicable)
Weight50 kg46 kg

Medical Standards

(a) Eyesight:  
 Better eye(corrected vision)Worse eye(corrected vision)
Distant vision6/6
Near VisionN6 (corrected) N9 (corrected)

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam dates

The UPSC CAPF exam dates define the exam process for the candidates. The candidates can plan their preparation according to the life cycle of the CAPF exam.

EventDatesSalient Features
UPSC CAPF 2021 notification15-Apr-2021UPSC released the CAPF (AC) 2021 notification and CAPF 2021 online application window was also activated
UPSC CAPF 2021 application last date5-May-2021The UPSC will provide a twenty days period to fill the application. The UPSC CAPF online application will close after it.
UPSC CAPF (AC) written exam 20218-Aug-2021The CAPF 2021 written exam will be conducted in two sessions across the nation at designated UPSC exam centres
UPSC CAPF written exam resultSeptember 2021   (Tentative)The UPSC will declare the CAPF (AC) 2021 written exam result.
UPSC CAPF Physical Standard/ Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard TestNovember 2021(Tentative)The CAPF (AC) Physical/Medical exam will be conducted by an authority designated by UPSC. Every year CRPF conducts this exam.
UPSC CAPF Physical Test ResultJanuary 2022 (Tentative)The result will be declared to select the candidates for the CAPF Personality Test
UPSC Interview/personality testFebruary 2022 (Tentative)The CAPF interview/personality test will be conducted at the UPSC office premises.
UPSC CAPF Final Result 2021April 2021 (Tentative)UPSC CAPF Result will be declared after the Personality Test

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam Pattern

The UPSC CAPF exam is a three-stage exam having only one written exam. The candidates need to go through the UPSC CAPF exam pattern to prepare well for the exam.

UPSC CAPF 2021 Selection Process

After successful filling up the UPSC CAPF Application form and submitting the exam fees, the admit card will be issued to the candidates in online mode only. The UPSC CAPF exam consists of three stages. All three stages are given below:

UPSC CAPF Exam Stage I – Written Exam – 450 marks

The stage I is the written examination. The written exam consists of two papers-

Paper NameTime Duration Marks
Paper- I – General and Mental Ability2 hours250 marks
Paper- II – General Studies, Essay and Comprehension3 Hours200 marks
Total450 marks

UPSC CAPF Exam Stage II – Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests

The Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard test are only qualifying in nature. The candidates need to meet the standard prescribed in the CAPF notification.

After passing Stage I, the candidates need to undergo the Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard Test.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

EventMales Females
100 Meters raceIn 16 Seconds In 18 seconds
800 Meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 Meters (3 chances)3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs)4.5 Meters

Pregnancy at the time of PET will be a disqualification and pregnant female candidate will be rejected.

UPSC CAPF Stage III: Interview/Personality Test – 150 marks

The candidates declared passed in the second stage of the CAPF exam, will be called for the interview/personality test. The interview/ personality test will be conducted on the UPSC premises in New Delhi. After the interview/personality test, the final result will be declared.

UPSC CAPF Preparation

The candidates should start preparing for the UPSC CAPF 2020 exam ( if not yet started). The syllabus is vast and the time is less. A proper strategy is required to prepare for the UPSC CAPF preparation. See here the important components for the UPSC CAPF preparation.

Restriction on appearing in UPSC CAPF

Any candidate who has been selected as the Assistant Commandant in any of the forces are restricted to apply again in the exam.

UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam Centre

The examination centre will be allotted in the first apply first allot basis. So the candidates need to fill the UPSC CAPF application as early as possible to get the desired centre.

UPSC CAPF 2021 Tie-Breaking Principle

UPSC issued new guidelines for the tie-breaking resolving. The candidates having equal marks in the final aggregate total is called a tie situation and such a situation will be resolved based on the age of the candidate. It means that in the case of tie-breaking, the older candidate will be given preference in the rank.


Q. When will the CAPF (AC) 2021 exam be conducted?

A. As per the new UPSC exam calendar 2021, the CAPF (AC) will be conducted on August 8. The CAPF(AC) notification was released on April 15 for 159 vacancies.

Q. How many times the CAPF exam is conducted in a year?

A. UPSC conducts the CAPF exam once every year. But the exam process is long and usually takes more than one year to complete.

Q. Is the assistant commandant a gazetted officer?

A. Yes, the Assistant Commandant is the gazetted officer recruited directly through the CAPF exam. He/She is the commanding officer of an armed force unit.

Q. How many attempts are there for UPSC CAPF?

A. The number of attempts is not mentioned in the official UPSC CAPF notification. Only the upper age limit is fixed. It implies that the candidates can appear any number of times till he/she attains 25 years of age.

Q. Is there any negative marking in UPSC CAPF exam?

A. Yes, the CAPF written exam paper 1 has the negative marking of One by three. It means for each wrong answer, 33% of marks assigned to that will be deducted as a penalty.

Q. What is the exam cycle of the UPSC CAPF exam?

A. The UPSC issues the CAPF notification in April month and the final result is declared in September of the next year.

Q. Is there any descriptive paper in the UPSC CAPF Exam?

A. Yes, in the CAPF written exam, there are two papers. The paper 2 is descriptive in nature.

Q. Can females apply in the CAPF exam?

A. Yes, the females can also apply in the CAPF exam and are treated at par with the male counterpart. There are relaxed criteria for qualifying the physical/medical exam.

Q. Who conducts the Physical/Medical test in the UPSC CAPF exam?

A. The UPSC designate an authority to conduct the physical and medical exam. The result of that authority is final in the matters of the physical and medical exam.

Q. How many candidates apply in the UPSC CAPF exam?

A. Around 3 lakh candidates apply for the UPSC CAPF exam each year. But only 50% appear in the written exam. Around one lakh candidates appear in the written exam and only around three thousand candidates qualify for the Physical/Medical exam.


A.DAF means the Detailed Application form. The DAF is mandatory to be filled for the UPSC CAPF exam. It requires all the academic and professional details of the candidate.

Q. What is the Age limit for CAPF?

The age limit for the general category candidates is 25 years. But there is age relaxation provided to the reserved category candidates.

UPSC CAPF 2021 Contact Information


Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House,
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069

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011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591


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