UPSC CAPF AC Syllabus 2020 | Chapterwise Weightage | Paper 1 & 2

UPSC CAPF Syllabus

Hello warriors. After completing a detailed article on UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2020, let us now shift towards the most important part of this series, that is, UPSC CAPF Syllabus or Assistant Commandant Syllabus. After understanding exam pattern, its necessary to analyze UPSC CAPF Syllabus along with Chapterwise Weightage of each topic (So that we prepare in a very strategic manner!)

Initially we will see UPSC CAPF Exam Syllabus as per official notification. Then we will see section-wise syllabus and Chapter-wise Weightage of UPSC CAPF Paper 1 and Paper 2. So, keep patience till the end of this article. I assure you that this article will definitely be a value addition in your UPSC CAPF Preparation.

It does not matter how many books you study. It matters what you study and how you focus on Relatively Important Topics. Because in the end, you have to face the exam and not gain a PhD in any subject!

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020

UPSC CAPF Written Exam is conducted in 2 Stages i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II.

Paper-I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks: 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 (Descriptive Paper) which consists of Precis Writing, Comprehension, and other communications/ language skills (English Only)

(Essay Writing in English or Hindi)

Total questions: 200 (MCQ) Total questions: 6 (Descriptive)
Marks Allotted: 250 Marks Allotted: 200
Time Duration: 2 hours Time Duration: 3 hours

Now, let us begin with UPSC CAPF Syllabus as per the official notification released by Union Public Service Commission.

UPSC CAPF Syllabus Paper 1

1. General Mental Ability

Logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.

2. General Science

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 Affairs:

Current Affairs 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:

Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration.

5. Indian Economy:

Economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.

5. History of India:

Social, economic and political aspects including areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.

6. Indian & World Geography:

Physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

UPSC CAPF Weightage (Paper 1)

UPSC CAPF Chapter-wise Weightage will help you to focus more on marks yielding topics.

Sr. No Topics No. Of Question
1 General Mental Ability 10 Questions
2 General Science 19 Questions
3 Current Events of National and International Importance 16 Questions
4 Indian Polity and Economy 25 Questions
5 History of India 13 Questions
6 Indian and World Geography 22 Questions
6 Quantitative Aptitude 20 Questions
Total 125 Questions

UPSC CAPF Paper 1 Weightage

  • General Mental Ability
  • General Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Quantitative Aptitude

UPSC CAPF Weightage Marks

  • General Mental Ability
  • General Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Quantitative Aptitude

UPSC CAPF Syllabus Paper 2

Part‐A of Paper 2: Essay questions to be answered in the long narrative form either in Hindi or English for Total 80 Marks. Topics are modern Indian history, geography, polity, freedom struggle and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.

Part‐B of Paper 2: Comprehension, precis writing, other communications/ language skills (in English only) (Marks 120). The topics are Comprehension passages, precis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar, language testing.

Is Assistant Commandant Syllabus same for all entries?

We have discussed the syllabus of Assistant Commandant through UPSC CAPF Exam. Assistant commandants of CRPF, CISF, SSC, ITBP, and BSF. If you want to be Assistant Commandant in Coast Guard, then you need to face another exam. The above syllabus is applicable only for CAPF AC Exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

UPSC CAPF Syllabus Analysis = Previous Year Question Papers

Let me be very frank with you. UPSC CAPF Official Syllabus provided by Union Public Service Commission is very generalized. It will not give you clear idea about what to to study and what not to study. So, your best guide is UPSC CAPF Previous Year Question papers. Just do these 5 things for detail analysis of Syllabus and understanding the trend of exam:

  1. Get 5 Previous Year Question papers of UPSC CAPF Exam (available free of cost on Get Free Question Papers PDF
  2. Calculate Number of Questions asked from each Subject and also divide these questions in “Easy, Moderate and Difficult” Category
  3. Now, study from the best-recommeded sources for each subject with a view of solving difficult questions. (Your Study must be Exam Centric!)
  4. Study for the whole week, and Solve at least 30-35 questions on every Sunday from previous year question papers.
  5. This will guide you whether you are studying in the proper direction or not.

(I repeat again, “Previous Year Question Papers” are the key to success!)

UPSC CAPF Syllabus in Hindi

UPSC CAPF Syllabus is available in Hindi as well as English. You can check the syllabus in Hindi as well as English, but what matters most is the UPSC CAPF Chapter-Wise Weightage. So, plan your preparation as per weightage to that particular topic. This will increase your probability of scoring good marks in UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1, which will help you to be part of the final merit list.


We have seen UPSC CAPF Syllabus in detail. Now it’s your duty to prepare for UPSC CAPF Exam as per the detailed strategy provided on our channel. And believe me, you can get All India Rank in UPSC CAPF Exam with pure self-preparation.

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  1. This content regard guidance of CAPF exams would really help us in improving ourselves and to get high score ,


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