Cavalier India : SSB, NDA, CDS, AFCAT, CPSS, ACC

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)


The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to uniform nomenclature of five security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. They are the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
Each of the five CAPFs (the BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB) has its own cadre of officers, but they are headed by officers of the Indian Police Service. They have, for many years, demanded improved promotional prospects. However, the higher echelons in these organisations, including the head of the organization, designated as Director General, is reserved by the MHA for Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. The DGs of those five CAPFs were upgraded by the Manmohan Singh led UPA Government following the 6 CPC the apex scale, a grade held by DGs of various state police. They were allocated a total of ₹52,443 crore (US$8.0 billion) for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

For the recruitment of the Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Force (as UPSC CAPF AC 2018 Examination) will be organized by UPSC. The authority conducts UPSC CAPF AC 2018 exam once in a year probably in the month of June-July. Candidates should submit the UPSC CAPF AC application form as per scheduled date, those who want to apply for the Central Armed Police Forces such as BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, and SSB, etc.


  • Candidates have to pay Rs.200/- as application fee.
  • The application fee is exempted for SC/ST category and female candidates.
  • The fee can be paid via net banking, debit/credit card.
  • The application fee will not be refunded in any case.


The selection procedure is divided into 3 parts. In order to reach to the final stage, candidates need to qualify- written examination, physical & medical examination and Physical Efficiency Test (PET & PI)

  • Part-I: Written Exam
  • Part-II: Physical Endurance Test and Medical
  • Part-III: Interview/Personality Test


The written examination consists of two papers:

Paper I – General Ability and Intelligence (Objective type):
It consists of MCQ types of questions which carry 250 marks and the medium of the question paper will be in both English as well as in Hindi.

Duration2 hours
Type of questionsMultiple choice questions (MCQs)
Total number of questions125
Total marks250
LanguageHindi & English

Paper II – General Studies, Essay & Comprehension (Descriptive type):
This paper carries 200 marks. Candidates have an option of writing component either in English or Hindi. The way/medium of writing would be in English only

Duration3 hours
Type of questionsDescriptive type questions
Total number of questions7
Total marks200
Negative markingYes, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each incorrect response


AspectsOf MaleOf Female
Height165 cms157 cms
Chest81 cms (86 cms expanded)
Weight50 kg46 kg


100 mt. raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 mt. raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump3.5 mt. (3 chances)3.0 mt. (3 chances)
Shot-put (7.26 kgs)4.5 mt.


Students will get a chance for the interview round, those who get shortlisted for the written examination followed by the medical test. This round is to test the character of the candidate. The candidates selected by their personality and behavioral knowledge, in this stage.



Agartala, Shillong, Delhi, Gangtok, Chandigarh, Madurai, Panaji (Goa), Kochi, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Shimla, Dharwad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Patna, Kohima, Vishakhapatnam, Aizawl, Srinagar, Dispur, Imphal, Cuttack, Nagpur, Port Blair, Kolkata, Sambalpur, Allahabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Itanagar, Dehradun, Jorhat, Raipur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Bangalore, Tirupati, Jammu, Jaipur, Ranchi



The result is expected to announce in the month of September. The result of the CAPF AC Exam will be published on official website of the UPSC. Shortlisted candidates on the basis of written exam will have to go through physical endurance test followed by medical test. The final result will be announced accordingly.


The cut-off will be decided by the commission. But candidates need to obtain minimum cut off marks in order to qualify for the next round.

CategoryPaper I (out of 250)Written test (out of 450)Final Selection (out of 600)
Other Backward Class (OBC)110-120170-180270-280
Scheduled Caste (SC)90-100150-160250-260
Scheduled Tribe (ST)90-100145-155245-255
Ex-Servicemen (ExS)35-4565-75200-210


English Writing: Comprehension, Essay Writing, English Grammar, Sentence correction, Precise writing, Counterargument and so forth.

General Intelligence: Coding and Decoding, Relationship Concepts, Analysis and Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Spatial Orientation, Space Visualization and Decision Making, Visual Memory, Analogies, Arrangements, Problem Solving, Arithmetic Number Series, Figural Classification, Statement Conclusion etc.

General Studies: Economy, History – India, Current Events – National & International, General Polity, General Science, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Indian National Movement, Indian Constitution, Eminent Personalities, Geography – India, About India, Science & Technology etc.