CISF - AC (Exe) LDCE Exam

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) - Assistant Commandants (Executive) LDCE Exam

What is CISF - AC (Exe) LDCE Exam?

Central Industrial Security Force Assistant Commandant Executive Limited Departmental Competitive Exam (CISF AC(EXE) LDCE) is one of the competitive exams conducted by UPSC for filling the vacancies of Assistant Commandants (Executive) in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for the year 2019.

The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination will be specified in the notice issued by the Commission.

To be eligible, the candidates should have completed 4 years of regular service as on January 1, 2019, in the rank of Sub Inspector (GD)/Inspector (GD) including the period of basic training and should have the clean record of service till the issue of offer of appointment.

The candidates applying for this examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Written Examination, Physical and Medical Standard Tests or Personality/Interview Tests will be purely provisional subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

After the notification of the Rules of the Examination in the Gazette of India by Ministry of Home Affairs and notification of examination by the Commission, the candidates will have to fill in the application form on-line on the UPSC website and a hard copy of the same are to be routed through proper channel to the CISF authorities for verification and onwards transmission to the Commission.

The scrutiny of applications for deciding the eligibility of candidates with reference to the stipulated eligibility conditions will be done by the Central Industrial Security Force.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Physical Criteria

    1. The candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards will be put through Physical Efficiency Test (PET) as mentioned below:

      Males Females
    100 Meters Race In 16 Seconds In 18 Seconds
    800 Meters Race In 3 Minutes 45 Seconds In 4 Minutes 45 Seconds
    Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 Chances) 3.0 Meters (3 Chances)
    Shot Put (7.26 Kgs) 4.50 Meters -


    • These Tests will be only of qualifying nature and will not carry any marks. Failure even in one of these tests will amount to disqualification
    • Pregnant female candidates at the time of PET will be a disqualified and such candidates will be rejected
    • Provided that candidates belonging to the SC/ST may be summoned for the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency and Medical Standard Tests by applying relaxed standards if the Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates from these categories are not likely to be summoned for the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests on the basis of the general standard in written examination in order to fill up the vacancies reserved for them
    • The Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standard Tests will be conducted under the supervision of CISF. These tests will be conducted at various centres to be notified after the results of the written examination

    2. Physical and Medical Standards Tests:

    (i) Physical Standards:

    The minimum requirements for all the candidates (for all categories) are as follows:

      Men Women
    Height 165 Cms (Gen & SC) 157 Cms (Gen & SC)
      162.5 Cms (ST) 154 Cms (ST)
    Chest (unexpanded) 81 Cms (With minimum 5 Cms expansion) Not Applicable
    Weight Corresponding to height Corresponding to height
    Medical Shape-1 Shape-1

    (ii) Medical Standards:

    (a) EyeSight
    (b) Carrying Angle
    (c) Ear
    (d) Nose
    (e) Neck
    (f) Teeth
    (g) Venereal Diseases
    (h) Chronic Skin Diseases

    3. General Standards like speech should be without impediment i.e. no stammering; the candidate should not have any indication of chronic disease like TB, any type
    of arthritis, high blood pressure, Diabetes, Bronchial Asthma, any heart disease; the candidate should not have perceptible and visible glandular swelling anywhere in the body etc.

  2. Nationality:

    Only a citizen of India will be eligible.


    Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Commandants.

  3. Educational Qualification:

    The educational qualification for appearing in this competitive examination will be a graduate from a recognized University.

    Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification. These desirable qualifications will be given consideration at the time of interview/Personality Test only.

    The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination.


    Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical standards for admission to the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for selection of Assistant Commandant (Executive). To know more click here.

  4. Age Limit :

    The candidates must not have attained the age of 35 years on August 1, 2018, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1983. However, the upper age limit prescribed above shall be relaxable up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.

  5. Number of attempts:

    Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible shall be permitted three attempts at the examination.

Roles and Responsibilities


UPSC CISF (AC) Admit Cards 2019 Released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit cards for the Central Industrial Security Force (ACs) Limited Department Competitive Examination, 2019. The registered candidates can visit the UPSC's official website to download the admit card. 

In order to download the e-admit cards for the examination, candidates can either use their CISF number or roll number. The admit cards of CISF will be available on the official website until the exam date, i.e., March 3, 2019. 

After downloading the CISF admit card, candidates need to carry the same along with a passport-sized photograph and ID proof, which are required for verification purpose. Aspirants have to note that the Commission will not send any CISF offline admit cards. 

Click here to download the CISF (ACs) admit card 2019

The CISF (ACs) examination will be conducted on March 3, 2019. The written exam consists of two papers. The first paper tests the candidates on general ability and intelligence. However, the second paper is descriptive.

14 February 2019
UPSC Released CISF Assistant Commandants LDCE Notification 2019

The Union Public Service Commission has released the recruitment notification for filling the vacancies of Assistant Commandants (Executive) in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The commission will hold a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) on March 3, 2019, to shortlist candidates. 

The CISF Assistant Commandants (Executive) notification was released for a total of 10 vacancies (General- 06; SC-01; ST- 03). Aspirants have to note that the examination is restricted to only certain categories of departmental candidates of CISF. Candidates are advised to visit the official notification for more details. 

Click here for the UPSC CISF LDCE 2019 notification

Click here for the UPSC CISF LDCE 2019 rules

Interested candidates are required to fill in the application form online on the UPSC’s website. The online application form can be filled from December 5 to 31, 2018. One is also required to route a hard copy of the online-submitted application through proper channel to the CISF authorities.

6 December 2018
CISF-AC (Exe) LDCE Exam 2018 S.O./Steno Recruitment Last Date For Submitting Application

The last date to submit applications for the post of CISF-AC (Exe) LDCE Exam 2018 S.O./Steno Recruitment is October 5, 2018. The eligible candidates can apply for UPSC SO Steno Recruitment 2018 through the Commission's official site

The eligible applicants should read the complete notification to apply for UPSC SO/Steno Application Form 2018. UPSC conducts SO (Section Officer) STENO LDCE (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination) exam annually. The candidates who successfully clear this exam are appointed as Section Officer Grade of Intelligence Officer, Armed forces Head quarter civil services, Railway, Central Secretariat Stenographer, to name a few.

Click here to get detailed information about Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Age Limitations, How to apply 

5 October 2018

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