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UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2021: Get here latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus for UPSC CAPF 2021 Assistant Commandant (AC) Exam and Interview. Download PDF UPSC CAPF Syllabus subject-wise for General Ability & Intelligence and General Studies, Essay & Comprehension.

UPSC CAPF Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPSC CAPF Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021: UPSC will conduct the UPSC CAPF (AC) 2021 exam on 8th August 2021 to fill vacancies in Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The UPSC CAPF exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Commandant (AC) in the armed forces such as BSF, SSB, CRPF, CISF & ITBP. The exam is held in written mode. In this article, the latest syllabus and exam pattern of the CAPF AC 2021 written exam is shared along with the details of Interview round and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Go through these details below and start your preparations to score high in the written exam.

The UPSC CAPF AC exam is a great opportunity for candidates to join the security forces of India such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo‐Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The role of these forces is to defend the national interests against the potential threats. Candidates who look forward to get recruited in these armed forces, it is the right opportunity to apply now for UPSC CAPF (AC) 2021 Exam.

Here are some Important Dates of UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam:

Important Dates for UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam
UPSC CAPF Application Dates15th April to 5th May 2021
Last Date to apply online5th May 2021
UPSC CAPF Exam Date 20218th August 2021

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2021

UPSC will be conducting the written exam for selection of candidates for recruitment in BSF/SSB/CISF/CRPF/ITBP. The selection process for the UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2021 comprises four stages:

– Written Exam

– Physical Efficiency Test & Medical Standards Test

– Interview

– Merit List

The CAPF written exam is the first stage for the selection of candidates for next round. The exam is conducted to shortlist candidates for Physical & Medical Standards Test. The exam is held on the basis of exam pattern notified by the UPSC. Here is the detailed latest exam pattern:

PaperPaper NameTimeMarks
Paper IGeneral Ability & Intelligence2 Hours10:00 am to 12:00 Noon250 Marks
Paper IIGeneral Studies, Essay & Comprehension3 Hours2:00 pm to 5:00 pm200 Marks

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-Paper I & II will be in bilingual language-Hindi & English, excluding English paper

-Paper I is of 2 hours duration and Paper II is of 3 Hours duration

-Paper I will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer

-Paper II is of descriptive format

-Paper-I is a qualifying stage; Paper II will only be checked of those candidates who clear the Paper I

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2021

Let’s now have a look at Syllabus of UPSC CAPF 2021 Exam:

UPSC CAPF Written Exam Syllabus
Paper 1: General Ability & Intelligence (250 Marks)
General Mental AbilityLogical ReasoningQuantitative AptitudeNumerical abilityData InterpretationThis section tests the quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, numerical ability and data interpretation of aspirants
General ScienceGeneral AwarenessScientific TemperComprehension & Appreciation of Scientific PhenomenaInformation TechnologyBiotechnologyEnvironmental Science
Current EventsQuestions will be from Current Events of national and international importance in areas of:CultureMusicArtsLiteratureSportsGovernanceSocietal and Developmental IssuesIndustryBusinessGlobalisation
Indian Polity and EconomyQuestions will be asked from:Indian political systemConstitution of IndiaSocial systems and public administrationEconomic development in IndiaRegional and international security issuesHuman rights & its indicators
Indian HistoryQuestions will be asked to test candidates’ knowledge of growth of nationalism in India and freedom movement.Indian History, Culture and CivilisationFreedom Movement in IndiaIndian Constitution and AdministrationElementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of IndiaPanchayati RajCo-operatives and Community DevelopmentForces shaping the Modern IndiaRenaissanceExploration and Discovery
Indian and World GeographyEarthLatitudes and LongitudesConcept of timeInternational Date LineMovements of Earth and their effectsOrigin of EarthRocks and their classificationWeatheringEarthquakes and VolcanoesOcean Currents and TidesAtmosphere and its compositionTemperature and Atmospheric PressurePlanetary WindsCyclones and Anti-cyclonesHumidityCondensation and PrecipitationTypes of ClimateMajor Natural regions of the WorldRegional Geography of IndiaMineral and Power resourcesImports and Exports of IndiaWorld Geography
Syllabus of Paper II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension
Part-A(80 Marks)Essay questionsThe topics of essay questions could be on:Modern Indian HistoryFreedom StruggleGeographyPolityEconomySecurityHuman RightsAnalytical Ability
Part-B(120 Marks)ComprehensionsPrécis writingCommunications/language skillsDeveloping counter argumentsSimple grammarOther aspects

UPSC CAPF 2021: Physical Efficiency Test (PET) OR Physical & Medical Standards Test

Candidates who successfully qualify the written exam will get shortlisted for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) OR Physical & Medical Standards Test. The UPSC CAPF PET involves:

Physical TestFemaleMale
100 Meter race18 Seconds16 Seconds
800 Meter race4 minutes 45 second3 minutes 45 second
Long Jump3.0 Meters (3 chances)3.5 Meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)4.5 Meters

Candidates who qualify the physical test will be called for Medical Standards Test that will include:

Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye 6/6 and Worse Eye 6/9

Near Vision: Better Eye N6 and Worse Eye N9

Colour Vision standard: Colour Perception-III (CP-III) by ISIHARA plates

UPSC CAPF Interview/Personality Test 2021

Candidates who clear both Physical and Medical tests will then be called for the CAPF Interview or Personality Test. The Interview will be of 150 marks. Candidates who will get shortlisted for the Interview round will be provisionally asked to fill the Detailed Application Form (DAF) to indicate their preference of Armed Forces such as BSF, CISF. CRPF, ITBP & SSB.

UPSC CAPF AC Final Selection 2021

The final selection of the candidates will be done through the UPSC CAPF Merit List. UPSC will prepare the final merit list on the basis of marks obtained in the CAPF Written Exam and Interview/Personality Test.

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