The UPSC conducts the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination to shortlist the candidates for various forces such as 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 selection will be made through written examination comprises of two papers – General Ability and Intelligence and General Studies, Essay and Comprehension.
General Mental Ability: The questions will be designed to test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.
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, Environmental Science.
Current Events of National and International Importance: The questions will test the candidates' awareness of current events of national and international importance in the board areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalisation, and interplay among nations,.
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, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.
History of India: The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.
Indian and World Geography: The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.
Part‐A – Essay questions which are to be answered in the long narrative form either in Hindi or English totalling 80 Marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.
Part‐B – Comprehension, précis writing, other communications/language skills – to be attempted in English only (Marks 120) – The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.
The UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination Syllabus 2020 pdf available to download. Applicants for UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination Recruitment 2020 Written examination can get the exam syllabi and exam pattern here. Click on the attached file below to download the entire syllabus for the academic year.