UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exams: Application Form, Exam Dates


UPSC Central Armed Police Forces ACs 2020: Entrance test conducted for the recruitment of the Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Force (as UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exams)  organized by UPSC will be conducted on 12 August 2020. Candidates wishing to apply for the Central Armed Police Forces such as BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, and SSB should submit the application form for UPSC CAPF ACs 2020 by 21 May 2020. To get all the updated and complete detail for UPSC CAPF ACs 2020 check out this article.

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exams Important Dates

EVENT DATES (Tentative)
CAPF Recruitment Notification  25 April 2020
Online Form Last Date 21 May 2020
CAPF AC Exam Date 2020 12 August 2020
Admit Card July 2020
CAPF AC 2020 Result September 2020

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exams Application Form

The application forms will be available from 25 April 2020 at the official UPSC website. Candidates are required to fill Part I&II of the application form by choosing them separately. The candidates are requested to provide a valid email address and phone numbers during the registration phase. Applicants will be required to fill all the necessary information and personal details in the application form. They will also have to upload the scanned photo and signature, after the filling of all the personal and educational details in the application form. Candidates should check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form  Candidates cannot submit the application form after 21 may 2020.

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exams

Educational Qualification Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from an Institute or university that is recognized by the Govt. Of India
Nationality A citizen of India (mandatory)
Age Limit Candidate’s age should lie between 20 to 25 years as on 1st August 2020. Candidate must have been not born earlier than 2nd August 1993 and not after 1st August 1998.
Gender Eligibility Male/Female both can apply for the posts of Assistant Commandant.
Medical The candidates must have to satisfy the medical standards set by the CAPF.


Note: – Age relaxation will only be applicable as per the Govt rules for Reserved category candidates. For more details, candidates will have to wait till the respective notification declaration.

How to fill the CAPF 2020 Application Form?

Steps to fill the UPSC Central Armed Police Force AC 2020 Exams are listed below:

  • Log in to the official website of UPSC
  • Candidates will have to check the recruitment section and read the advertisement
  • Click on the Apply online
  • A new window will be opened
  • Now click on the CAPF AC Application Form 2020
  • The application procedure is divided into two parts – Part I and Part II
  • Applicants will have to complete Part-I and Part-II registration process
  •  Pay the Application fee on or before the last date
  • Submit the online form


  • Candidates have to pay Rs.200/- as application fee in Part -2 Registration.
  • The application fee is exempted for SC/ST category and female candidates.
  • The fee can be paid via net banking, debit/credit card.
  • The application fee will not be refunded in any case.

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exams Selection Procedure

The selection procedure is divided into 3 parts. For reaching the final stage, candidates need to qualify- written examination, physical & medical examination and Physical Efficiency Test (PET & PI)

  • Part-I: Written Exam
  • Part-II: Physical Endurance Test and Medical Test
  • Part-III: Interview/Personality test


Exam Pattern: The exam pattern will help the candidate to plan his/her preparation for CAPF AC 2020 according to the question asked and the marks thus obtainable. To achieve success in the exam, a sound strategy can only be created by understanding UPSC CAPF AC 2020 ExamsExam Pattern.

The CAPF AC exam divides into two sections- Paper I and Paper II.

Paper-1 Paper-2
 Questions from General Ability & Intelligence Questions from General Studies, Essay & Comprehension
MCQ type questions Descriptive type questions
Total 125 questions [ compulsory type] 20 questions [compulsory type]
Total marks: 250 Total marks: 200
Time duration: 2 hours Time duration: 3 hours

Note: 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Paper I Exam Pattern 2020

Topics Total Questions Total Marks
General mental ability 125 questions 250 marks
Indian & world geography
General Science
History of India
Indian polity & economy
Current events of national & international importance
General mental ability


UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Paper II Exam Pattern 2020

Topics Questions Marks
Accurate  writing 2 30
Report writing 1 20
Essay writing (approx. 800 words) 1 80
Question from comprehension & passage 2 40
Counter-argument type questions 2 10
Other grammar questions 20
Total marks for the paper 200


Syllabus for UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exams

Subject Exam Syllabus
General Studies General Polity.

General Science.

Indian Constitution

Eminent Personalities.

Cultural Heritage.



History – India.

Current Events – National & International.

Indian National Movement.

Geography – India.

About India.

Science & Technology etc.

Mental Ability Analysis and Ranking.

Arithmetical Reasoning.



Problem Solving.


Spatial Orientation.

Space Visualization Decision Making.

Coding and Decoding.

Relationship Concepts

Visual Memory.

Arithmetic Number Series.

Figural Classification.

Statement Conclusion etc.

English Writing English Grammar

Sentence correction

Precise writing,


essay writing,

counter argument and so forth

PART II: Physical standards

Aspects For Male For Female
Height 165 cms 157 cms
Chest 81 cms (86 cms expanded)
Weight 50 kg 46 kg

Note: Pregnant female candidates are not allowed during PET.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

Tests Males Females
100 mt. race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
800 mt. race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 mt. (3 chances) 3.0 mt. (3 chances)
Shot-put (7.26 kgs) 4.5 mt.

PART III: Personal Interview

Those who get shortlisted from the written examination followed by the medical test will be able to give the interview round. This round is supposed to test the character of the candidate. The candidates are selected on the basis of their personality and knowledge.

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Admit Card

The Union Public Service Commission will conduct CAPF Assistant Commandants written the examination on 12th August 2020. There are total 398 vacancies which are said to be announced for Assistant Commandant posts in the department of BSF, CRPF, SSB and ITBP. UPSC should be releasing UPSC CAPF Admit Card 2020 before 10 to 15 days of examination. After downloading the admit card, the candidate is required to take a print out of the admit card. It is mandatory to take the hard copy of the admit card on the day of the examination. Candidates will be able to download the admit card in the month of July 2020.

Exam Centers

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

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exams Result

The result will be announced in the month of September 2020. The result of the CAPF AC 2020 Exam will be published on official website of the UPSC. Shortlisted candidates from the written exam will pass through physical endurance test which will be followed by medical test. The final result will be announced accordingly on the official website.

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Cut off

The cutoff for CAPF AC exam will be published after the result declaration. The Cut off score is the minimum marks which is mandatory to secure in any exam. The marks are accordingly decided by the commission official to shortlist the most deserving candidates. An applicant with fewer marks than the CAPF Cutoff 2020 will not get qualified for the next round. The UPSC board will upload the cut off marks for both Male & Female candidates. The UPSC CAPF cutoff Marks 2020 will be released only on the official website of the UPSC board. The cut off marks will be different for all the recruitment stages.

Download official UPSC CAPF AC 2017 CUT OFF LIST Here:

Important Books to Prepare for UPSC CAPF AC 2020

The list of UPSC Central Armed Police Force books is listed here.

  • UPSC Central Armed Police Force Assistant Commandant Exam Solved Papers – 1900 Paperback – 2017
  • CPF Assistant Commandant Examination 2017
  • 15 Practice Sets – SSC- CAPFs Sub-Inspector & Assistant Sub-Inspector Bharti Pariksha (Hindi)
  • CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam Conducted by UPSC Complete Guide English Medium Paperback
  • SSC CAPF SI Exam Hindi Medium (Hindi) Paperback –
  • SSC (CAPFs) Sub-Inspector & Assistant Sub-Inspector Bharti Pariksha Study Guide (Hindi) Paperback – 2017
  • SSC CAPF SI Paper Set (Hindi) Paperback – 2017
  • General Studies Package for UPSC – CSAT/CDS/CAPF/CISF Exams Paperback – 27 Jan 2017
  • SSC Sub-inspector Delhi Police, CAPFs ASI CISF Solved and Model Papers (Hindi) Paperback – 2017
  • 15 Practice Papers Delhi Police SI/CAPFs/CISF/ASI/BSF/CRPF/ITBP/SSB
  • UPSC CAPF AC (Hindi) (Hindi) Paperback – 2016
  • CAPF Assistant Commandant Paperback – 2017

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