CAPF - AC Exam

Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam

CAPF - AC Preparation Tips

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) to 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 candidates will be selected based on the written examination and physical efficiency test. The written exam comprises of two papers namely, General Ability & Intelligence (Paper-I) and  General Studies, Essay and Comprehension (Paper-II). Here are the preparation tips for CAPF Assistant Commandants.

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence

The General Ability and Intelligence paper consists of general mental ability, general science, current events, Indian polity and economy, history of India and India and world geography.

  • General Mental Ability: Candidates should be familiar with the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude and numerical ability besides data interpretation.
  • General Science: Candidates will be tested on the day-to-day observation of the issues related to biotechnology and environmental. One should also work on increasing their scientific knowledge.
  • Current Events: Candidates should focus on all the national and international events. One has to focus on areas such as arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business and globalisation.
  • Indian Polity and Economy: One should know about the executive, legislative and judiciary system in India along with the political system. One has to familiar with the Constitution of India and public administration.
  • History of India: Candidates are suggested to focus more on the freedom movement along with the growth of nationalism.
  • Indian and World Geography: Aspirants should be familiar with the physical, social and economic geography of both India and the world. Reading the NCERT textbooks will provide good conceptual knowledge

Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension Preparation Tips

The essay is very important in this paper and has more weightage. Usually, the topics of an essay will be on the independence movement, geography, polity, economy, human rights issues, geography, etc. Aspirants are suggested to increase their language proficiency for comprehension and essays. Reading of the newspaper not only help the candidates in current events but also in the grammar and vocabulary.

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