The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to the uniform nomenclature of seven security forces in India under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs. They are the Assam Rifles (AR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Security Guard (NSG), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
Recruitment is conducted mainly in three modes
|Exam||Central Armed Police Forces Examination|
|Conducted By||Union Public Service Commission|
|Name of the Post||Assistant Commandant|
|Number of Vacancies||Approximately 250|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Age Limit||20-25 years|
|Application fee||INR 200|
|Gender||Male and female are eligible|
|Selection Procedure||Written, physical test and interview|
|Number of Applications||Approximately 3 lakh|
|E-Admit card||3 weeks before the exam|
|Withdrawal of Application||Yes|
The UPSC has released the CAPF Assistant Commandant (AC) recruitment notification for a total of 209 vacancies. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria set by the Commission can apply online for the Assistant Commandant posts. Interested aspirants can apply online for CAPF AC until September 7, 2020.
The CAPF Assistant Commandant (AC) official notification 2020 is here for reference. Access the CAPF notification for more information related to service allocation and others.
The UPSC releases the CAPF notification to shortlist the candidates for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A). Check the tentative number of vacancies for CAPF AC exam.
|S No||Security Forces||Vacancies|
|1||Border Security Force (BSF)||78|
|2||Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)||13|
|3||Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)||69|
|4||Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)||27|
|5||Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)||22|
Aspirants should note that the number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration. The reservation will be given as per policy of the Govt. 10% of the vacancies are earmarked for ex-servicemen.
In case the vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen remain unfilled due to nonavailability of eligible or qualified candidates, the same shall be filled by candidates from non ex-servicemen category.
|CAPF AC Notification||August 18, 2020|
|Online applications starting date||August 18, 2020|
|Last date to apply||September 7, 2020|
|Admit card||November 2020|
|CAPF AC exam date||December 20, 2020|
|CAPF AC result||January 2021|
All the eligible candidates should pay the application fee prescribed by the UPSC. The application fee is INR 200, which can be deposited in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay/Credit/Debit Card. Some candidates belonging to reserved categories such as SC/ST are exempted from paying the application fee. One should note that all the female candidates are also exempted from the application fee.
The written examination for the CAPF Assistant Commandant will be held at the below-listed examination centres. The allotment of the test centres will be based on the ''first-apply-first-allot.''
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 these Rules.
Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall debar the appointment, enrolment or employment of a subject of Nepal or Bhutan under these Rules.
Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.
Here are the certain educational qualifications that the applicants must possess to be eligible for CAPF:
The UPSC has released the CAPF 2019-20 interview schedule for the remaining shortlisted candidates. The CAPF exam interview 2019-20 will be conducted from November 16 to 20 and 22 to 25, 2020. The personality rounds will be held in two shifts forenoon and afternoon.
Candidates can download the UPSC CAPF call letters from the official site. The CAPF interview will be held at the UPSC headquarters at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069. The Commission will reimburse the airfare of candidates appearing for the UPSC CAPF interview 2019-20 because the train services are not fully functional yet.21 October 2020
The UPSC is all set to reimburse the air fare of candidates appearing for the interview round of CAPF (Assistant Commandant) exam. Candidates are advised to check the details on the official notice.
The UPSC has said that, "as train services are not fully functional, to facilitate the candidates, as a one-time measure, the Commission, has decided to reimburse the lowest economy class 'to and fro' air fare to the candidates for attending the personality tests."
Earlier, the Commission has announced that the CAPF 2019 interview schedule will be conducted between November 2 and 12, 2020.8 October 2020
The UPSC has released CAPF Assistant Commandant (AC) 2019 interview schedule. Candidates who have qualified for the personality test or interview can download the call letter from the official website.
The Commission will conduct the CAPF Interviews between November 2 and 12, 2020. The personality test will be held in both forenoon and afternoon session.
The official notice reads, " The e-Summon Letters of the medically fit candidates/Review Medically Fit candidates for Interview/Personality Test will be uploaded on the Commission’s website (https://upsconline.nic.in) on 12.10.2020."6 October 2020
The government has informed that over one lakh posts are lying vacant in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) due to retirement, resignation and deaths. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai has shared the information in a reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha. The vacancies are listed below.
Most of the vacancies are in the grade of constable. Currently, the Staff Selection Commission and UPSC is recruiting vaccines based on the grade.21 September 2020
The UPSC will be closing the CAPF 2020 registration window on September 7. Interested candidates who are aspiring for recruitment can visit the official website to register online.
The CAPF AC 2020 recruitment notice was released for a total of 209 vacancies. The Commission began the application process on August 18 and concluded on September 7, 2020.
The online applications can be withdrawn from September 14 to 20, 2020. The examination will be conducted on December 20, 2020.7 September 2020