UPSC CAPF Syllabus Exam pattern

UPSC CAPF Syllabus

Here we are going to discuss details of the syllabus and exam pattern or you can say selection procedure of UPSC CAPF Assistant commandant 2021.

 as you know UPSC conduct top Level Examination in India in one of those toughest exam of India this exam has a count.

 this exam is conducted once in a year, after joining this service you will be a group A officer in the the Paramilitary forces.

Here I am going to tell the vacancies for 2021

(i) BSF 35 

(ii) CRPF 36 

(iii) CISF 67 

iv) ITBP 20* 

(iv) SSB 01 

 Total 159  vacancies all over India.

 let’s come to selection procedure or exam pattern.

The selection procedure have 4 major step.

  • (i) Written Examination: Paper I and Paper II :
  • (ii) Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests
  • (iii) Interview/Personality Test 
  • (iv) Final Selection / Merit

UPSC CAPF Written Examination Syllabus

The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will be held on 08th August 2021 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.

 the exam dates of this exam may be delayed due to covid-19 the candidate will be informed by the UPSC through their website so keep visiting the UPSC website.


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.

NOTE-: There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each Paper as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion.

Paper-I will be evaluated first and evaluation of Paper-II will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I.

Paper I : General Ability and Intelligence


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

  1. General Mental Ability
    The questions will be designed to test 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, globalization, 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.

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 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.

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests

Who cleared the written examination will go further for physical Efficiency Test physical standard test and medical test here I will tell you the details of physical standard test and physical Efficiency Test.

The Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests will be conducted under the supervision of a Nodal Authority to be appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. These tests will be conducted at various centers to be notified after the results of the written examination.

Interview/Personality Test

The candidate who clear the physical standard test physical Efficiency Test and medical test will go further for interview process.

The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks.

Candidates who are short-listed for the 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 final merit list will be based on marks scored in the written examination as well as in the interview. physical Efficiency Test and physical standard test and medical test are only qualifying nature.

 the final merit list will be announce on the UPSC website.

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FAQ UPSC CAPF EXAM-

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

Ans. yes 1/4

Q. can girl apply in UPSC CAPF exam?

Ans – yes

Q. what is the basis of final merit list in UPSC CAPF exam?

Ans.  written exam and interview

So here we discuss UPSC CAPF Syllabus Exam pattern.