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 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
The UPSC has released the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Assistant Commandant recruitment notification 2020. The CAPF 2020 notification was released for a total of 209 vacancies.
Interested candidates who satisfy the eligibility conditions can visit the official site to apply online. The last date to apply online for UPSC CAPF 2020 is September 7, 2020.
The Commission will conduct the written examination on December 20, 2020. The admit card will be released at least three weeks before the exam date. Candidates should note that allotment of centres will be based on the "first-apply-first allot."18 August 2020
The UPSC has announced that the new exam dates for Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020. The written test will be conducted on December 20, 2020.
The sources suggest that the CAPF (AC) Examination 2020 notification will be released on August 18. The online applications will be accepted until September 7, 2020.
Earlier, the Commission held a special meeting on June 5 and released the revised exam calendar 2020. The new exam dates were also announced for Civil Services (Prelims) 2020 and other exams. The recruitment exams were postponed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.6 June 2020
The UPSC has released the reserve list of CAPF AC 2018 exam. Candidates who have appeared for the exam are advised to visit the official site to check the reserve list.
The Commission has recommended a total of 50 candidates, which include 22 General, 24 OBC and 04 SC candidates. However, 11 candidates are provisional.
The official site reads, "The result of the Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2018 was declared vide Press Note dated 02 August, 2019 recommending 416 candidates in order of merit for appointment."12 May 2020
Candidates who have passed with flying colours in CAPF 2018 examination await for joining letter eight months after the final result. The shortlisted candidates have raised their concern on social media, Twitter.
The Commission has released the CAPF notice for a total of 398 vacancies, out of which 179 were in CRPF, 84 in CISF, 46 in ITBP, 29 in SSB and 60 in BSF. The total number of vacancies was increased to 466.
According to the complaints raised by candidates, except for the Sashashtra Seema Bal (SSB), the candidates of other branches have not been issued their joining letter yet.
The CAPF 2018 exam held on August 12, 2018, the interview was held between June 24 and July 24, 2019. The final result was announced on August 2, 2019.22 April 2020