UPSC CAPF 2019
UPSC CAPF 2019 Exam Information
Union Public Service Commission came into effect as soon as the constitution of India came into effect. It dated back to January 26, 1950. The main role of UPSC is to conduct exams and interviews in order to recruit suitable candidates to serve under various departments in the government of India, to offer promotions to the officers who are serving under various departments, to deal with the disciplinary cases concerned with the civil services, to formulate rules and regulations regarding the recruitment process. The commission will give suggestions to the government when the intimation is given to them by the President of India. Since 2018 Sh. Arvind Saxena holds the chairman position of the commission.
Central Armed Police Force comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The chief of Central Armed Police Force is Shri Anil Goswami, IAS who is the Home Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs. CAPF includes five security force under them. They are Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Indo-Tibetian Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal.
To get into the above 5 armed forces, the aspirants will have to take up either UPSC exams or exams conducted by SSC (Staff Selection Commission). To take up the position of Gazetted officer, the aspirant should write CAPF Assistant Commandant exam conducted by UPSC. The Assistant Commandants are so-called Directly Appointed Gazetted Officers (DAGOs). In order to take up the position of Subordinate Officers and Constables, the aspirant should clear the exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.
This article covers about the UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant exams and it is written based on 2019 UPSC CAPF Exams. Forthcoming exams will be conducted similarly to the previous year. The exam is conducted in three stages which include,
- Written test
- Physical and medical examination and
- Personal Interview.
UPSC CAPF 2019 Exam Date
This section will give detailed information regarding the course of events and also the respective dates on which the event occurs. The aspirant should keep a note on all the important dates in his daily calendar so that he or she will not miss the important event. He or She must keep his documents ready before starting the application process. The allocation of the exam centers will be based on the FIRST APPLY FIRST ALLOT basis. So the candidate will have to apply for the exams as early as possible to get his desired exam center. The application can be applied only through ONLINE mode. The date of the exam and the center allotted may subject to change So the candidate should check the official website frequently to note the changes when made.
After the written exam, the aspirant will have to clear the medical test within 15 days from the date of result announcement. So the candidate should be alert in doing the processes as soon as possible.
The candidates who are shortlisted for the personal Interview will have to submit the Detailed Application Form (DAF) indicating their preference for the forces. The last date to send the DAF will be indicated shortly in the official website.
UPSC CAPF Notification 2019
|Notification Release Date||24 April 2019|
|Last Date of Submission of Application||20 May 2019|
|Admit Card Available Date||24 July 2019|
|Last Date of Download of Admit Card||18 August 2019|
|UPSC CAPF 2019 Exam Date||18 August 2019|
|Written Exam Result||19 October 2019|
UPSC CAPF 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The candidate should be a citizen of India. If not he or she must get the consent from the central government in the written form to get employed. The candidates belonging to Nepal and Bhutan will not be appointed under any circumstances.
Both male and female are eligible for CAPF exam. The pregnant women are not eligible for the post as she will be disqualified in the medical examinations.
The aspirant must be born between 2nd August 1993 and 1st August 1998. His age limit must be between 20 to 25 years. The relaxation for SC/ST, Domicile of J & K from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 and civilian central government servants including Ex-Servicemen is maximum of 5 years whereas for OBC it is upto 3 years.
The candidates will be given cumulative age relaxation when the Civilian central government servants or domicile of J & K come under category SC/ST or OBC. The candidate will be considered under Ex-Servicemen cadre only when he satisfies the rules under the Ex-Servicemen Rules, 1979. The candidate will be considered under the Civilian Central Government Servants only when he is accepted as Government servant under the Central Civil Service Rules 1965.
Apart from the above table, there will be no age relaxation under any category. The candidate must enter the correct Date of Birth in the application form. Once submitted DoB cannot be changed under any circumstances. The DoB found in the Leaving certificate of Matriculation or secondary school or in the certificate of the Indian University equivalent to the Matriculation certificate or an equivalent certificate of the Higher secondary leaving certificate must be entered.
Other certificates and documents like horoscopes, birth certificate issued by the municipality, service records will not be considered for the Proof of Date of Birth. During the certificate verification when the DoB entered in the application form is found to be different from that of the original certificate then disciplinary actions will be taken.
The aspirant must have a bachelor degree from a university recognized by the central or state legislature of India or from any deemed university which is accepted by the University Grants Commission. The aspirants appearing for the bachelor degree exam in the current year and he/she has applied for the CAPF exam, will be eligible only if he/she is able to produce and upload his/her result certificate stating that he/she had passed the respective degree exam during the DAF application process. The candidate with technical qualification when treated as the technical degree by the government then such candidates can take up the UPSC CAPF exams.
UPSC CAPF 2019 Registration
- Candidate can apply for the exam through online mode by using upsconline.nic.in. link.
- The application form is given in two parts as Part 1 and Part 2.
- Before starting the application process, the candidate must keep his / her photo and signature JPG format. The files must not exceed 40KB.
- The candidate must have a valid EMAIL ID since all the other communications will be done in electronic mode.
- The candidate must make sure the application process must be done only once. If it is done multiple times then the application form with higher Registration ID will be considered and the amount paid for the other form will not be refunded.
- The government employees must directly submit the application form to the commission and also they should have given a written copy to their head stating that they had applied to the particular exam. When the head intimates the commission to withhold his/her application then automatically it will be rejected.
- The exam center preference must be chosen wisely by the candidate and it cant be changed further.
- When the candidate gives unfair information while applying for the exam then he/she will be considered guilty and disciplinary actions will be taken.
Payment of Fees
All the candidates except female candidates, SC/ST must pay the non-refundable fees of about Rs.200 either through online mode or by Pay by Cash. If not the application will be rejected.
In case of failure in fee payment, the commission will publish their list in the official website after the last date of online application. Such candidates will be given 10 days time to pay the fees. If not their application will be rejected. They should send the proof of payment to the commission.
UPSC CAPF 2019 Exam Pattern
The exam is conducted in three stages and the exam pattern for all the stages is given below,
It has two papers in it and it is conducted on the same day. Each paper is evaluated separately.
|S.No||PAPERS||TOPIC||MARKS||TYPE OF QUESTIONS||MEDIUM OF EXAM|
|1||Paper I||General Ability and Intelligence||250||MCQ||English or Hindi|
|2||Paper II||General studies, essay and comprehension||PART A – 80||Conventional type||English or Hindi|
|PART B – 120|
The negative marks of about 0.33 will be deducted for every wrong answers. When the question is left unmarked no mark will be given whereas when two options are marked, 0.33 marks will be deducted for that particular question.
The essay writing can be done in English or Hindi whereas Precise writing, Comprehension and other language skills can be done only in English.
It has two parts, Part A and B. The candidate should enter the medium of essay writing in the attendance list as well as in the answer sheet in the exam hall. He or she shouldn’t change the medium of essay component.
Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Test
The candidates qualifying the written exam and meeting all the physical standards can take up the Physical Efficiency Test (PET).
|S.No||Cadre||Males||Females||No of chances|
|1||100m Race||16 seconds||18 seconds||–|
|2||800m Race||3 minutes 45 seconds||4 minutes 45 seconds||–|
|3||Long jump||3.5 m||3 m||3|
|4||Shot put (7.26 Kgs)||4.5 m||–||–|
Pregnant women are disqualified from proceeding further.
All the above tests, as well as the medical tests, will be conducted under the head of Nodal authority appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs within 15 days from the declaration of results.
UPSC CAPF 2019 Syllabus
The detailed syllabus for UPSC CAPF written exam is given below along with some instructions to be followed during the examination. The candidate can go through it and plan accordingly to succeed in the exam. There are 6 important topics for Paper I which is listed below with a detailed description.
General ability and Intelligence
The paper comprises objective type questions that cover the areas of
General mental ability
- Logical reasoning
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Numerical ability
- Data interpretation
- General awareness
- Scientific temper
- Comprehension of the scientific phenomenon in everyday life
- Happenings in Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences.
Current happenings in national and international level
- Current events in culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalization.
- Communications and trade among the nations.
Indian Polity and Economy
- India’s Political system.
- Constitution of India.
- Social systems and public administrations.
- Economic development in India.
- Human rights.
- National and international security issues.
History of India
- Social, economical and political issues.
- The growth of nationalism and freedom movement.
Indian and World Geography
- The physical, social and economic aspect of geography in India.
UPSC CAPF 2019 Admit Card
One of the important document that must be kept safe till the end of the process is the admit card. The admit card can be downloaded from online. It will not be sent via post. So the candidate will have to keep a valid email ID till the end of the process. The e admit card will be available three weeks before the commencement of the exam.
STEPS TO DOWNLOAD THE E-ADMIT CARD
- Enter into upsc.gov.in.
- In the official page click on e-admit card download.
- Enter the details like Registration ID and Date of Birth or roll number.
- If RID is not received enter the details like DoB and Name of the candidate or DoB and Fathers name.
When the candidate fails to get the e-admit card, he/she should contact the commission in person or through the phone. It is his or her responsibility to be present in the exam venue with a valid e admit card.
As soon as the candidate applies to the exam he/she must take a print out of the application form for future reference. Whenever the communication is done to the commission then the following details must be present in the letter.
- Name and year of the examination.
- Name of the candidate.
- Registration ID.
- Roll number.
- Complete postal address.
- Valid and an active email ID.
All the communications will be done only through electronic mode. So valid email ID is a must.
It is allotted on first come first allot basis. Apart from Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata, Nagpur for all the other centers, there is a limitation in the number of seats. So once the center has maximum occupancy it will be frozen and the candidate will have to select from the remaining centers. The following are the centers of examination,
- Panaji (Goa)
- Port Blair
After the center allotment, the candidate will be informed about the time table and place of the examinations. When the situations at a particular center are bad, the commission has rights to cancel those center. In such cases, the candidate will be allotted different center.
UPSC CAPF 2019 Result
The most awaited part is results. Since the exam is carried out in three stages, the Results of the written exam is out whereas for the Physical tests the qualified candidate’s list will be displayed on the official website along with their marks later. E summon letter will be sent to the PET qualified candidates to attend the interview.
Written test results
It is displayed on the official website. The candidate can get his mark sheet from online by using his DoB and Roll number. If needed the candidate can download and take a print out of the mark sheet. The mark sheet of the unqualified candidates of the written test will be displayed in the official website as soon as the personality test is over.
The printed copy of the written test results will also be sent to the candidate only upon the special request by the candidate. In such case, a self-addressed and stamped envelope must be given in the commission’s office to send the hard copy of the mark sheet.
UPSC CAPF Cutoff
The minimum qualifying marks are stated as cut off marks. It varies based on the difficulty level of the exam, a number of candidates opting for that exam, Vacancy for the posting. In UPSC CAPF exam, the candidate should score a minimum qualifying mark in Paper I so that his Paper II will be evaluated. If not the paper II will not be evaluated. The cutoff mark will be helpful in predicting the merit position of the candidate.
The physical and medical conditions are mentioned in the eligibility part. The candidate must satisfy the same to appear for the CAPF exam.
In this section, cut off for Paper I category wise and year wise is mentioned in the below table.
The candidate must score a minimum mark in the paper I to get his paper II evaluated. The following table gives the cut off for the aggregate written test mark.