UPSC Capf Exam Pattern You Might Want to Know

UPSC Capf Exam Pattern:

The Union Public Service Commission has released a notification for filling up vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). The UPSC CAPF is conducted to recruit candidates as assistant commandants in Central Police forces which include CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), BSF (Border Security Force), ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police), SSB (Seema Sashastra Bal) and CISF (Central Industrial Security Force). The UPSC CAPF exam pattern will help in the systematic preparation of the exam.

UPSC Capf Exam Pattern
UPSC Capf Exam Pattern

Date of start of registration of application: 22nd April 2020

Last date to submit completed application: 12th May 2020

Date of UPSC CAPF exam: 18th August 2020

Declaration of result: September 2020

Selection procedure:

  • The UPSC CAPF exam is conducted in 3 stages. These include the following:
  • Written examination
  • Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standard Test
  • Personality Test/ Interview

UPSC CAPF exam pattern:

  • The UPSC CAPF is a pen and paper based offline examination.
  • The medium of the exam is English/ Hindi.
  • The exam consists of 2 papers, which include Paper 1 and 2.
  • The marking scheme is as follows:
  • Incorrect answer: -0.33 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • The Paper 1 of the exam consists of multiple choice objective questions based on general ability.
  • The candidate will be given an OMR sheet to answer the questions.
  • The duration of Paper 1 is 2 hours/ 120 minutes.
  • The total weightage of the Paper 1 exam is 250 marks.
  • The total number of questions asked is 200. 

UPSC CAPF Paper 1

Total Marks 250
Duration 2 Hours
Timings 10 to 12 AM
Type Pen and Paper – Objective type
Language English & Hindi
Subjects General Ability and Intelligence
  • The paper 2 consists of descriptive questions based on general studies, essay and comprehension.
  • The duration of paper 2 is 3 hours/ 180 minutes.
  • The total weightage of the paper 2 exam is 200 marks.
  • The total number of questions asked is 6.

UPSC CAPF Paper 2

Total Marks 200
Duration 3 Hours
Timings 2 to 5 PM
Type Pen and Paper (Descriptive)
Language English & Hindi
Part A Essay 80 Marks – English or Hindi
Part B Comprehension, Précis Writing, Other Communications/Language Skills – 120 Marks – English only

For any further details regarding the UPSC CAPF exam pattern check the website at www.upsc.gov.in .   

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