UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant 2019 Recruitment: FAQs


Union Public Service Commission has released Central Armed Police Forces or CAPF Recruitment Notification for Assistant Commandants (AC) for the year 2019. There are a total of 323 vacancies for this year in various Forces. Last Date to apply Online is 20th May 2019.  Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply online.

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Q.What are the posts available under this recruitment project for freshers?

The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Written Examination on 18th August 2019 for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 
Central Industrial Security Force(CISF) 
Indo‐Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) 
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). 

Q. How many vacancies are there?
The total number of vacancies is 323.

 The tentative number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is as follows:
(i)   BSF    100
(ii)  CRPF 108
(iii) CISF   28
(iv)  ITBP  21
(iv)  SSB   66

The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration.
Reservation will be given effect to as per policy of the Govt. 10% of the vacancies are earmarked for

ex-servicemen.

Q.What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?

A candidate must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on 1st August 2019, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1994 and not later than 1st August 1999.


Q. Will the exam be conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?

Written Exam will be conducted in Offline mode.

Q. What is the Structure of Examination?
The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will comprise two papers. 

Paper I will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and Paper II will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. 

Paper I: 
General Ability and Intelligence - 250 Marks 
The questions in this paper will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi.

Paper II: 
General Studies, Essay and Comprehension ‐ 200 Marks 
In this paper candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components and other communications/ language skills will be English only. 

NOTE‐I: Candidates should ensure that in Paper II they write the answers only in the medium allowed by the Commission for the different Components as mentioned above. No credit will be given for answers written in a medium other than the one allowed in the Paper. Candidates will be required to indicate the medium of Essay Component in the Attendance Lists and on the Answer Book. No credit will be given for the Essay Component if the candidate indicates a medium on the Attendance List and on the Answer Book other than the one in which he/she has written the Essay. 

NOTE‐II: There will be minimum qualifying marks separately in each Paper as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Paper-I will be evaluated first and evaluation of Paper-II will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I. 

Physical Efficiency Test :

Candidates who are declared qualified in the written examination will be summoned for PhysicalStandards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests. Those candidates who meet the prescribed Physical Standards, will be put through the Physical Efficiency

Tests as indicated below :



Q. What is the Application Fee? 


Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 19.05.2019 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date.



Q. Is there a criterion for negative marking?
Yes there will be negative marking(One third (0.33)) in the written exam.

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