UPSC CAPF ACs 2021 Study Plan : Check Detailed Strategy and Important Topics, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

UPSC CAPF ACs 2021 Study Plan : Check Detailed Strategy and Important Topics, Exam Pattern, Syllabus


Dear Aspirants, 

There is a particular category of youths across the country who are attracted to Armed Forces and are desired to serve as Assistant Commandants(Group A) in  BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, and SSB which are all venerable bodies to be employed as well as establish oneself in Armed Force Career. Along with the satisfaction of job security, the incentives and perks one gets additionally is something that makes the CAPF exam sought after and a dream job serving opportunity. 

With 159 Assistant Commandants Post, CAPF has released its official notification on 15th April 2021. The exam for the same is scheduled to be on 8th August 2021. With the efforts of DefenceAdda, all candidates and future aspirants for CAPF Exam are advised to go through its exam pattern and syllabus provided below.


CAPF ACs 2021 Exam Pattern

Have a look at the UPSC CAPF (AC) Exam Pattern 2021:

PaperPaper I
(General Ability and Intelligence)
Paper II
(General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension)
200 (MCQ)6 (Descriptive)
Duration2 Hours3 Hours

General Ability and Intelligence - 250 Marks 
It will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon. 
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 

Topics of Paper I
  • General Mental Ability 
  • General Science 
  • Current Events of National and International Importance 
  • Indian Polity and Economy 
  • History of India 
  • Indian and World Geography 
➤➤Paper-II  - General Studies, Essay(English or Hindi), précis writing & Comprehension

Part A :  Essay questions  -> 80 marks 

Topics: 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 -> 120 marks 
It will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. 

60 Days Study Plan

Here, Team Adda will provide you with all the necessary details that you require to clear this exam. We have curated a date-wise study plan of 60 days. This will help you in planning your day accordingly. 

Download 60 Days Study Plan for CAPF ACs 2021 

To check your daily progress, you must give as many mocks as you can. Adda will help you to check your daily progress by providing you 60+ mock tests.

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Aspirants, you have much time to ensure your selection as per our study plan strategy. If you follow this plan, your selection is confirmed. We are providing you the plan so that you can easily grab this chance. So without any delay just go through this study plan and study accordingly. Defence Adda team is with you aspirants, we will make your dream come true.

UPSC CAPF ACs Syllabus 

CAPF Exam consists of two Papers. Paper 1 is designated to check the candidate's General Ability and Intelligence while Paper 2 is of General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension.

Paper I: General Ability and Intelligence

The objective type questions with multiple choices in this paper will broadly cover the following areas:

1. General Mental Ability
The questions will be designed to test logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.

2. 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.

3. Current Events of National and International Importance:
The questions will test the candidate's awareness of current events of national and international importance in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalization, and interplay among nations.

4. Indian Polity and Economy:
The questions shall aim to test the candidate's 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. 

5. History of India:
The questions will broadly cover the subject in its social, economic, and political aspects. This shall also include the areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.

6. Indian and World Geography:
The questions shall cover the physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

Paper-II: General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension

Part-A – 
Essay questions are to be answered in the long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 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. 

Important Essay Topics

  •  Online schooling, can it be the future of education?
  •  Labour Law Reforms
  •  Hyper-globalism is a threat to human prosperity
  •  Money Laundering and Illegal Wildlife trade
  •  Growing Intolerance in the world.
  •  New India @75
  •  India China border issues – how can India maintain a balance between conflict &   trade relations?
  •  Too much Democracy is Detrimental to Development.
  •  India needs an aggressive and pragmatic neighborhood policy
  •  Today India Needs ‘Harmony in Diversity, Not Unity in Diversity'.
  •  India’s Neighbourhood Policy
  •  One nation one election
  •  One Belt One Road (OBOR) Policy and India's Counter
  •  Indo-Nepal conflict
  •  Life lessons that the coronavirus taught us.
  •  Depression and work from home, explore the relationship.
  •  Does India need more missiles or more industries?
  •  The era of Digitalisation
  •  Media’s duty is to inform the public, not manufacture opinion.
  •  One Nation, One Ration Card
  •  Social Media is the fourth pillar of democracy.
  •  Naxalism in India
  •  Siachen Conflict
  •  What is CAATSA and its implications on India?
  •  Unemployment
  •  Ban on plastic: Environment vs. Economy
  •  COVID-19: Biodiversity Conservation– Our Solutions are in Nature
  •  Seed Bombs: Solution to Man-Animal Conflict
  •  Organic Farming in India
  •  Online schooling, can it be the future of education?
  •  FATF Review of Indian Economy Pushed to 2021.
  •  Crypto-currency and issues related to it.
  •  Global Recession and shapes of Economy
  •  Farmer’s protest and its impact on economy
  •  FDI in Defence sector
  •  Role of Women in the Armed Forces

All the Best!