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UPSC Recruitment

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Last Date: 16/05/2023

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2023. The recruitment is for a total of 322 vacancies in various departments of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Interested and eligible candidates can apply online from the official website of UPSC.

UPSC CAPF Notification Details 2023

Company/OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC) 
Name of the PostCAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023
Total Vacancy322
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Exam/Physical Standards Test (PST)/Interview/Personality Test.
Advertisment NumberNO.09/2023-CPF
The Assistant Commandant Exam 2023-Apply Online Starts29-04-2023
Last Date 16/05/2023

CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023 Job Profile 2023

The UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Recruitment 2023 is a great opportunity for those who want to serve the nation by joining the Central Armed Police Forces. The eligibility criteria are simple, and the selection process is rigorous, ensuring that only the best candidates are selected. Interested candidates should apply online and start preparing for the exam to secure their place in the CAPFs.

Vacancy Details Educational Qualification

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Recruitment 2023 Candidates should carefully read the advertising to understand the requirements for each post 

CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Total Posts 322

Post NameNumber of Post
Border Security Force (BSF)86
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)55
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)91
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)30
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)60


Educational Qualification CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

Age Limits CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023

A candidate must have completed the age of 20 and not yet reached the age of 25 on August 1, 2023, or they must have been born between August 2, 1998, and August 1, 2003, inclusive.

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable

  • SC/ ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • Civilian Central Government Servant: 5 years

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

Application Fees CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023

The CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023 Application Fee, which must only be paid online, is listed below, categorically.

UR/ OBCRs.200/-
Female/ SC/ST/Benchmark DisabilityNO
Payment ModeDebit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking

How to Apply CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023

Interested and qualified individuals may submit an online application for the UPSC Recruitment by going to the UPSC’s official recruitment portal. They can take the actions listed below.

  • Scroll down to the section labeled Important Web Links.
  • Click the link for the online application.
  • A new tab will open in a new window.
  • Please include all necessary personal and academic information.
  • Upload the necessary papers, along with your passport-sized photo and signature.
  • Pay the application fee according to your category, then click the submit button to finish.
  • Remember to print off your completed application form.

Important Link CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023

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Selection Procedure and Exam Syllabus CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Exam 2023

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

  • Written Examination
  • Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
  • Interview/Personality Test
  • Final Selection / Merit

Written Examination:

The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service
The commission will be held on 06th August 2023 and will comprise two papers. Paper I will be held
from 10 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.

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)MalesFemales
100 Meters raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 Meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jup3.5 Meters (3 chances)3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)4.5 Meters (3 chances)

Interview/Personality Test :

Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests will be called for an 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.

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.

Syllabi of the Written Papers:-

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

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence

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

Paper II: General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension

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


Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest 81 cm (Not applicable)
Weight 50 kg46 kg

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