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UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) AC Examination 2015

Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam - 2014

CAPF (AC) Exam 2014 Date: 13th July, 2014 (Sunday)

CAPF (AC) 2014 Important Dates:

a. Date of Notification: 04.05.2014
b. Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 05.05.2014
c. Date of Examination: 13.07.2014
d. Duration of Exam: 1 Day

Union Public Service Commission


The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Written Examination on 13th July, 2014 for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz.
Border Security Force (BSF),
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

The Examination will be held in accordance with the Rules for the Examination published by Ministry of Home Affairs in the Gazette of India dated 28th July, 2012. The date of holding the examination as mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. The tentative number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is as follows :
(i) BSF 94
(ii) CRPF 223
(iii) CISF 44
(iv) ITBP 26
(v) SSB 14
Total : 401

The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration.
Reservation will be given effect to as per policy of the Govt.

How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website.

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: The Online Applications can be filled upto 05 May, 2014 till 11.59 pm, after which the link will be disabled.

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website [www.upsc.gov.in] for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid and active E-Mail I.D. while filling up Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS (In Objective Type Question Paper): Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Paper.

CPF Eligibility:

Nationality: No person who is not a citizen of India shall, except with the consent of the Central Government signified in writing, be appointed or employed under the present rules.

Sex: For the position of Assistant Commandants in CRPF both Male and Female candidates are eligible, however, for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants in BSF, ITBP and SSB, only Male candidates are eligible.

Age Limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August, of the year of examination.

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(iii) upto a maximum of five years for Central Government Servants in accordance with the existing instructions of the Central Government. Ex-servicemen will also be eligible for this relaxation. However the total relaxation claimed on account of Government Service will be limited to 5 years.
(iv) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.

Educational Qualification: A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of 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 posses an equivalent qualification. Candidates appearing in the degree exam are allowed to appear at the exam but are required to submit proof of passing along with the Detailed Application Forms which are to be submitted after qualifying the written test, medical standards test and Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

Possession of NCC 'B' or 'C' Certificates: Possession of NCC 'B' or 'C' Certificate will be a desirable qualification. These qualifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/ Personality Test only.

Exam Pattern:

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: Essay, Precis writing and comprehension - 150 Marks
(In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Précis Writing and Comprehension Components will be English only.)

Physical & Medical Standards Test: To be conducted only of candidates who qualify the written examination.
Interview for Personality Test: 200 Marks

Written Examination:

1. Candidates should ensure that in Paper II they write the answers only in the medium allowed by the Commission for the different Components as mentioned above. No credit will be given for answers written in a medium other than the one allowed in the Paper. Candidates will be required to indicate the medium of Essay Component in the Attendance Lists and on the Answer Book.

No credit will be given for the Essay Component if the candidate indicates a medium on the Attendance List and on the Answer Book other than the one in which he/she has written the Essay.

2. There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each Paper as may be fixed by the Commission in 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 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, and Environmental Science.

3. Current Events of National & 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, 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: Essay, Precis Writing and Comprehension

This paper shall test candidates’ ability to bring to fore his ideas on the given essay topic, arrange them in a coherent, orderly, concise, understandable and lucid manner in effective and grammatically correct language free from spelling errors.

Further, this shall test candidates’ ability to understand the given passages for précis writing and comprehension and their skills to summarise the précis passage and reply to the short-answered questions on the comprehension passage.

Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests & Medical Standards Tests: Candidates qualified in the written examination is called for the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. An indicative list of physical standards is given here:

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
(a) 100 Meters race In 16 seconds In 18 Seconds
(b) 800 Meters race In 3 minutes In 4 minutes
(c) Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 Meters (3 chances)
(d) High Jump 1.05 Meters(3 chances) 0.90 Meters (3 chances)
(e) Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.) 4.5 Meters --------

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

Interview/Personality Test: Candidates qualified in the Medical Standards Tests are called for the Interview / Personality Test of 200 Marks. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview / Personality Test, including those short-listed 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 services. As female candidates are eligible for appointment to CRPF and CISF only, they will be required to indicate their preference between these two services only.

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.

Notification of Examination: May
Conduct of Examination: October

Application Form: Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices as specified in the Commission’s Notice.

In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated HPOs/Pos, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone No. 011-23389366/Fax No. 011-23387310.

The Commission also has website at address: www.upsc.gov.in over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.

Exam Fee: Candidates residing in India seeking admission to examination must pay to the Commission a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) through a single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes are not required to pay any fee. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC Candidates and they are required to pay the prescribed fee, in full.

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

The Centres as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.

Service Allocation: Service Allocation will be made on the basis of position in the Merit List and the Service Preferences. The service preferences would have to be indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the Detailed Application Form after qualifying the Physical and Medical Standards Tests and the Physical Efficiency Tests.

The male candidates would have to give their preference of service while the female candidates will be considered for appointment to CRPF only.

Reservation: Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.


Under Secretary (CSP)
Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi - 110 011.
Website: www.upsc.gov.in

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