CAPF - AC Exam

Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam

What is CAPF - AC Exam?

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:

Gazetted Officers: Officers in CAPFs are recruited through Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination conducted by UPSC.

Subordinate Officers: Sub Inspectors are recruited through competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission and they are referred as DASOs (Directly Appointed Subordinate Officers).

Constables: Constables are recruited through competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.

CAPF AC's 2019

The CAPF AC's 2019 exam notification will release by the Union Public Service Commission. This year there are 398 total vacancies are released for Assistant Commandants (ACs) Posts in the Central Armed Police Forces.

The examination will be held on August 18, 2019, in accordance with the rules for the examination published by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Gazette of India.

Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

All the aspirants who want to apply online for CAPF AC's Recruitment 2019 will have to check all the required details available on our website and the notification released by the official website.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. 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 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.

  2. Educational Qualification:

    Here are the certain educational qualifications that the applicants must possess to be eligible for CAPF:

    • As part of UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a government recognised university. The University should be incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India
    • 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 are also acceptable
    • Those candidates, who have appeared in the qualifying examination and have yet not got their results, can also apply for CAPF Exam. But, it must be kept in mind that the admission would be provisional until the candidate produces proof of passing the examination after qualifying the entrance test of CAPF
  3. Age Limit :

    • The candidate must have acquired a minimum age of 20 years. The upper age limit of the candidate must be 25 years. However, the upper age limit up to a maximum of five years can be relaxed for candidates belonging to SC/ST category
    • Up to a maximum of three years for the candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes can be relaxed
    • The candidate who wishes to apply for CAPF 2019 must be an Indian national. Both female and male candidates can apply for the CAPF exam. There are different medical standards set by UPSC to apply for the desired post through UPSC CAPF 2019
    • The candidates who have already been once selected on the basis of the CAPF exam earlier cannot apply for the exam

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assistant Commandant (AC) lead a company of around 150 armed personnel, which is deployed for conducting elections and maintaining normalcy, apart from the original mandates of border guarding and guarding the industrial corridors (CISF). Though CRPF is one such force which is directly involved in law and order maintenance and assisting the local administration in maintaining the local order
  • The Assistant Commandant has to perform functions like planning and conduct of operations, ensuring on the job training to keep the Company in the constant state of operational preparedness for the requirement in any situation, organizing independent intelligence network for operational efficiency, ensuring efficacy and serviceability of armaments in the Company.
UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants (AC) Written Results 2018 Announced

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) exam results 2018. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination on August 12, 2018, can visit the official website of UPSC to check their result. 

The qualified candidates in the CAPF written examination have to attend the Physical Standards Test/Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Standards Tests (MST). The call letter for the physical and medical tests will reach the candidates by February 12, 2019. 

Click here to check the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants result 2018

The Sashtra Seema Bal (SSB) (a Nodal Authority nominated by Ministry of Home Affairs) will soon intimate the candidates about the date, time & venue of the physical and medical tests, to be conducted by them. The qualified candidates have to register themselves before filling up the Detailed Application Form (DAF) online along with uploading of the scanned copies. The DAF form will be available between January 14 and 28, 2019, till 6 PM. 

10 January 2019
CAPF AC's 2019 Exam Module

Central Armed Police Forces Examination Recruitment for Assistant Commandant takes place after a selection procedure that includes Written Examination, Physical Standards/Physically Efficiency Test and Medical Standard Tests, Interview/Personality Test and Final Selection/Merit.

The written examination of CAPF AC's is going to be conducted by UPSC on August 18, 2019, and will comprise two papers, i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II. The questions will be set in English & Hindi.

The final merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test. Click here to the module of CAPF AC's 2019 Exam.

3 September 2018
CAPF (AC's) Exam 2019

The UPSC has released the dates of CAPF (AC's) Exam 2019 (Tentative). According to the UPSC calendar, the CAPF (AC's) exam will take place on August 18, 2019. Click here to know more.

21 August 2018

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