UPSC Holds Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2021

UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021: Check eligibility to appear for India’s prestigious examination for the selection of Assistant Commandants in forces including BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB

UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021

UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021

UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting the Preliminary/Stage‐I Examination of the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2021on 08-08-2021 at various centers across India.

Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for appointment to the post of AssistantCommandants.

Vide advertisement No. 08/2021 date 15-04-2021, the Commission has announced the details of the eligibility and related things of the examination. The purpose of the examination is to find suitable candidates for appointments in various Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

There are 159 vacancies to be filled in these Forces. You may apply for admission to the examination in respect of any one of the categories of the Services/Posts.

If interested, you can download the original notification from the link shown at the bottom of the page and apply online before 05-05-2021.

We have highlighted the important aspects of the notification in the following paragraphs.

Notification Overview-UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021

(Union Public Service Commission)
Post NameAssistant Commandants in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB
Job TypeGovt Service- Police Job
Job NatureRegular
Job LocationBSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB
Apply ModeOnline Only
Acceptance of application Begins16-04-2021
Last Date to Apply Online05-05-2021
Last Date to remit Application Fees by cash04-05-2021
Last Date to withdraw the application 12-05-2021- 18-05-2021
Commencement of Examination08-08-2021
Date of e-Admit card03 weeks before the exam

Vacancy Details of UPSC Engineering Examination 2021

Police ForceNo. of vacancy
Border Security Force (BSF)35
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)36
Central Industrial Security Force(CISF67
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)20
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)01
  • This includes vacancies earmarked for reserved category candidates including Ex-Servicemen(10%)

Eligibility to Apply For UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021

Age Limit (As on 01-08-2021)

  • Minimum Age: 20
  • Maximum Age: Less than 25
  • Upper age relaxation to Reserved Category candidates is available as per Govt guidelines

Physical Standards :

  • Candidates must meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards mentioned in the original notification (Appendix-IV)

Educational Qualification

Name of the PostEducational Qualification
Assistant CommandantBachelor’s Degree OR

Application Fee

Female/SC/ST/PwBD CandidatesNil
All othersRs. 200/-
Mode of paymentOnline or remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash

Selection Process Of UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021

  • Examination
  • Verification of Eligibility
  • Physical and Medical Standards Tests and Physical Efficiency Tests
  • Interview/ Personality Test
  • Merit List
  • Service Allocation will be made on the basis of position in the Merit List and the Service Preferences

Examination Centers forUPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021

Centres of Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination:

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopa,l Blair, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur(Guwahati), Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji Patna, Port Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur Vishakhapatnam

Centres for Engineering Services (Main) Examination:

Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dispur(Guwahati), Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Thiruvananthapuram, Vishakhapatnam

Examination Pattern

The Written Examination will consist of two papers.

Paper I

General Ability and Intelligence250

The questions will be of Objective (Multiple Answers) Type in English and Hindi

Paper II

General Studies, Essay, and Comprehension200
  • You can use the option to write the Essay Component in English or Hindi
  • English should be the medium for Precis Writing, Comprehension Components, and other communications/ language skills
  • You will qualify only by scoring minimum qualifying marks for each paper
  • Those who qualify will have to appear for Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)and Medical Standards Tests

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

100 Meters raceIn 16 secondsIn 18 seconds
800 Meters raceIn 3 minutes 45 secondsIn 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jup3.5 Meters
(3 chances)
3.0 Meters
(3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.)4.5 Meters
  • Successful candidates in these tests will be called for Interview/Personality Tes

The Interview/Personality Test will carry 150 Marks

How to Apply for UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination 2021

  • Visit the UPSC official website
  • Select the name of the Examination you want to appear for
  • Make sure that you are eligible to apply for the post
  • Read the Instructions on subsequent pages carefully
  • Register your name and other details and proceed to submit the application form
  • The Commission will issue e-Admission Certificates for the eligible candidates 03weeks before the commencement of the examination.
  • You can download it from the UPSC site only
  • Visit the official site for updates

Important Links

Where to ApplyOfficial Website
NotificationDownload Notification

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