UPSC CAPF Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in various para-military Forces like BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, SSC, etc. This is a Class 1 Post for which more than 6-7 Lakh aspirants apply each year. UPSC CAPF Eligibility becomes important because it is best career option for aspirants who are preparing for Defence Exams like CDS, AFCAT, INET, etc and for aspirants preparing for Civil Services Exam (IAS Exam).
And Eligibility of UPSC CAPF Exam is far different from these exams in terms of age limit, number of attempts, relaxation and many more things. So, it becomes very important to understand UPSC CAPF Eligibility for different categories like General, OBC, SC, ST so that you have a clear idea about UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam. After reading this detailed article on UPSC CAPF AC Eligibility 2021, all your basic doubts will be cleared and you will be ready to prepare for upcoming CAPF Exam as per detailed strategy.
UPSC CAPF Eligibility 2021
In this detailed article, we will discuss about UPSC CAPF Eligibility for 2021 attempt as well as next attempts. But before beginning with actual eligibility criteria of UPSC CAPF Exam, I would like to give you basic overview of various stages of exam (Exam pattern) so that understanding eligibility becomes more easy.
UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam is conducted in 3 stages:
- Written Examination (Objective + Descriptive Paper)
- Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Test
- Interview/Personality Test
(i) UPSC CAPF Written Exam: The written exam is generally conducted in the month of August which comprises of two papers, i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II (Currently dates are different due to COVID-19 Outbreak)
Paper-I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks which is an objective type paper in which the questions will be asked in English as well as Hindi.
Paper-II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks It is a Descriptive Paper comprising of Precis Writing, Comprehension, and other communications/language skills (To be answered in English Only except Essay)
|UPSC CAPF AC Exam Paper 1||UPSC CAPF AC Exam Paper 2|
|Total questions: 200 (MCQ)||Total questions: 6 (Descriptive)|
|Marks Alloted: 250||Marks Alloted: 200|
|Time Duration: 2 hours||Time Duration: 3 hours|
CAPF Educational Qualification
Bachelors Degree from any field (Arts, Science, Commerce, Technical) from any recognized university is must to apply for UPSC CAPF Exam.
Aspirants can give UPSC CAPF in Last Year of their graduation. But after qualifying all stages of exam, you need to submit proof of Passing the Final Examination.
Also Check: UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2023 (Last 5 Year Analysis)
CAPF Age Limit 2021
UPSC CAPF Age Limit: 20-25 Years of Age
But in UPSC CAPF Exam, reservation exists. So, you can get age relaxation based on the category you belong to. Let us see CAPF Age Relaxation for all categories:
|Different Categories||Upper Age Limit|
|General||25 years, No relaxation|
|OBC||3 years Relaxation i.e. 28 years|
|SC/ST||5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years|
|J&K Domiciled||5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen Commissioned officer||5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years|
|Civilian Central Government servants||5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years|
Note: If you are a OBC candidate, then you can take benefits only if you belong to Non-Creamy Layer. Otherwise, you will be treated as General Candidate. So, fill form accordingly.
CAPF Physical Eligibility
Let us see UPSC CAPF Physical Eligibility which is tested through following tests (Qualifying in Nature)
|Task||For Male Candidate||For Female Candidate|
|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)||4.5 Meters|
UPSC CAPF Eligibility has various relaxations in terms of age limit and attempts. But that’s not the case with CAPF Physical criteria. Given below is the screenshot which is taken from CAPF Notification 2023 related to CAPF Physical Eligibility which includes Height, Weight, Eyesight and other medical and physical criteria.
CAPF Medical Eligibility
Assistant Commandant being a Para-Military Forces post, Medical Criteria of CAPF Exam are tough. Here is the overview of A to Z Medical Criteria of UPSC CAPF Exam which are taken from official Notification.
CAPF Assistant Commandant Height Weight Criteria
Given below is the Height Weight Chart for UPSC CAPF Exam which tells ideal weight corresponding to your height.
Also Check: UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2023 (Chapter-wise Weightage)
Number of Attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam
Many aspirants think that number of attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam is 5. But thats not true. UPSC have not specified any specific number of attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam. Infact, you have unlimited attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam as far as you are within the age limit (starting from 20 Years of age)
Can I give UPSC CAPF Exam after 12th?
Central Armed Police Forces Exam conducted by UPSC recruits Assistant Commandants into different Para-Military Forces like BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, CRPF, etc. So, being a Class 1 Post, Bachelor’s Degree is must to be eligible for the Exam.
Various internal exams are conducted by different para-military forces which requires 10+2 as an educational qualification. So, you can focus on those exams if you are not an graduate yet.
Is Central Government Employee Eligible for UPSC CAPF Exam?
Yes. Central Government employees are eligible for UPSC CAPF Exam. Instead, they get 5 Year Relaxation for UPSC CAPF Exam (Means 5 Extra attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam!)
Only case is that they need to submit an undertaking to their office to be applicable for CAPF Exam.
And if you still have any doubts related to UPSC CAPF Eligibility 2023, do let us know in the comment section below.